Hiking over Nussuaq Peninsula - Ilulissat / Uummannaq

On this tour, you will be hiking in the footsteps of Knud Rasmussen, the famous Polar Researcher. He was the first

European to cross the Northwest Passage via dog sled. And he did it a lot here too, when he was on his way to Uummannaq, to visit his friends.

In Nussuaq you can find polar foxes, rabbits and if you are lucky even polar bears! There’s also a mountain that we call “Caribou Mountain” because there are a lot of them, so you could find a lot of caribous there too!

Iqaluit in Inuktitut means “place of many fish” a reference to the Arctic char, which thrives there. Get ready because on this tour, you will be able to go to Iqaluit and fish them!

Can you believe that on top of all these, you will also be able to see where the big icebergs are formed?

Yes, that’s included on this tour too! .

What’s included?

  • Tour guide
  • Acommodation in Saqqaq and Uummannaq
  • All meals
  • Sailingtour to Saqqaq
  • Boat tour to the Big Glacier
  • Tent for 2 people
  • Sleeping bags
  • Fishing License
  • Fishing gear and equipment
  • Garmin inReach tracker
  • VHF radio

Please note.

  • Backpack with at least one change of clothing.


  • The temperature can change pretty quickly so is better if you dressin layers for the hike to make sure you are prepared.

Cancellation policy

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 75% if booking is cancelled 5 days or less before the event
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 50% if booking is cancelled 15 days or less before the event
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 35% if booking is cancelled 21 days or less before the event
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 10% if booking is cancelled 70 days or less before the event
Boat trip from ilulissat to Saqqaq

In the morning we’ll start sailing together from Ilulissat to Saqqaq. At night, after we arrive we will start preparing ourselves for the next day. We will make sure we have all our equipment ready and enough food for the trip!

Start the Hike

The next day, after we wake up we’ll start our hike from Saqqaq. We will spend our next 2 days hiking on Nuussuaq, exploring and enjoying this amazing area rich in wildlife.

Hiking on Nussuaq

Hiking on Nussuaq

Hiking on Nussuaq

Fishing day

On our 5th day we will arrive to Eqaluitwhere we will camp for a day and prepare for our fishing tour. We will be able to fish Arctic char in the lake!

Boat trip and Glacier explorations

After our amazing fishing experience, the boat will pick us up and we will sail to the big glacier “Qajaraq”. Then, we’ll sail back to Uummannaq for our next adventure.

the last day in Uummannaq

We will start this day with a city walk and in the afternoon we will depart from Uummannaq. Hoping you had an amazing experience and to see you back soon in Greenland.

Departure from Uummannaq

We’ll finish our amazing experience in the afternoon departing from Uummannaq.

You can start this experience at the following places.

Uummannaq Heliport

Frederik Frederiksenip Aqq, 3961 Uummannaq, Greenland


Multi day tour


Cut off: 4 weeks


1 week and 1 day




Min. 2,4,6,8,10


  • Adventure
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Adults only
  • Couples
  • Family Friendly
  • Group Friendly
  • Eco Friendly
  • Out Door

How to get to Greenland?

It will depend where are you coming from. We have created a list so you have an idea of how much will be to fly from your country. In most of the cases you will have to take connection flights in Iceland or Denmark as direct flights are very limited.

  • From the USA or Canada

    (Boston, Toronto and New York) around USD 2,400 (16,000 DKK) round trip with connection flight in Keflavik, Iceland.

  • From Europe

    (Paris, Hamburg, Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki, Heathrow, Madrid and Rome) around €1,350 – USD 1,500 (10,000 DKK) round trip with connection flight in Copenhagen.

  • From Melbourne, Australia or Singapore

    around USD 3,000 (20,000 DKK) round trip with connection flight in Copenhagen.

  • From DenmarkCopenhagen

    DIRECT, around €1,100 – USD 1,200 (8,000 DKK) round trip.

If you have any other questions regarding how to get here, feel free to message our travel agency Greenland tours expert. Greenland tours expert