Sailing Ilulissat - Oqaatsut

Fast and secure at sea between town and settlement

Sail with us in the comfortable and safe Targa 35 boat Pivik, which is approved by the Danish Maritime Authority to sail between Oqaatsut (Rodebay) and Ilulissat. NOTE Possibility to purchase dinner at Restaurant H8 Explorer. Read below.

Oqaatsut is a little settlement with approx. 25 inhabitants residing in an area 18 km north from Ilulissat, which is approximately half an hour of sailing in our speedy, but very safe boat, which type is the most popular in Greenland both by sailors/locals and visitors alike.

We board easily and conveniently from the gangway below Hotel Hvide Falk and quickly head north - or south if you sail from the village and back again to Ilulissat. On the route there is plenty to look at, partly the 70 million year old volcanic Disko Island to the port side (or west) and the mainland on the starboard side outward.

Soon we will have passed the airport and the popular Bredebugt, where there are a lot of cabins and which you can also wander around the coast - a walk that can be done between 6 and 9 hours depending on the form and purpose of your visit.

Oqaatsut is an incredibly beautiful village that can take an entire day to enjoy and explore – and even spend an evening at a cozy cabin – since there’s also a good restaurant located there. H8 Explorer is a restaurant and kayak center with overnighting opportunities and delicious Greenlandic food, and will give your sailing trip the authenticity of something even rarer: the silence and grandeur of a small area surrounded by magnificent nature all year round.

We sail between Ilulissat and Oqaatsut three times a day during the summer season.

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We leave Ilulissat with M/S Pivik from the gangway of Hotel Hvide Falk at 09:00, 15:00 and 17:30 and vice versa from Oqaatsut to HHF at 09.50, 16:00 and 20:30 . 4 pm between the dates of June 1st and October 1st.

The price each way is 395, - DKK. If you are interested in dining at H8 Explorer you can book this excursion, so that it includes both sailing and a meal at Restaurant H8 Explorer.

Add on DINNER:
You can buy dinner at Restaurant H8 Explorer for DKK 300, - by choosing the 17:30 departure from Ilulissat.

Return to Ilulissat at 20:30

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Destination: Ilulissat - Oqaatsut
Duration: 0,5
Difficulty: 1 of 5
Season: June 1st to Mid September
Participants: 12
Price: 395 DKK


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