Disko Bay is located on the west coast of Greenland, comprising a breathtaking collection of icebergs and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilulissat icefjord. Depending on weather and sea conditions, each voyage of this adventure will offer something new and different.
Itinerary may look something close to this:
Day 1: From Ilulissat we will sail 6nm north to Kangeriurarsuk Bay. A lovely place, where we will have the opportunity to kayak among grounded icebergs and hike to the lake to catch trouts.
Day 2: After breakfast,we will go for a hike (+/- 7km) along the coast towards Oqaatsut with a stunning view of Disko bay and its massive icebergs. Once we will pick you up while your chilling on the deck and enjoy the landscape, we will sail north (20nm) and spend the night on an anchorage situated on the East of Agdlugtoq Island ( Arve Prinsens Ejland).
Day 3: In the morning, from the anchorage often occupied by icebergs we could go for kayak or a hike towards the lake and on our way back to the boat we could pick up excellent mussels.
After lunch, we will approach Eqip Sermia glacier, ‘Eqi’ with a 3,4km front and an approximate height of 200m. We will safely make our way through the ice and enjoy this mighty nature sight.
This glacier is the most active of Greenland, we won’t be able to anchor nearby, but we will go to a beautiful anchorage just 5nm West of us, on a little island which offers a very good shelter and from where we will invite you to enjoy the midnight sun light with a splendid panoramic view of the glaciers around.
Day 4: We will make our way further North of the island. The navigation will be extremely interesting, a lot of slaloming among fast drifting ice, narrow passages and islands. Then we will land at the foot of a huge bird’s cliff, arctic terns and guillemots will offer us a stupendous ballet.
For the rest of the day we will anchored in a little bay on the North West of Agdlugtoq.
Ashore, we will have the chance to see some very well preserved old turf houses and from the hill we will enjoy the view of the North of the bay and the Est face of Disko Island with the sound of the ice cracking and birds wings flying above us as background sound.
After dinner we will depart for Qeqertarsuaq ‘ the Great Island’ it will take us more or less 10 hours.
Sailing during the ‘night’ in Greenland is a very special experience. You will enjoy the midnight sun light for the evening and will keep an incredible memory of that moment.
Day 5: You will wake up at the anchorage in Qeqertarsuaq.
After breakfast we will prepare a picnic and go for a another incredible day.
First we will visit the town, the museum and some excellent greenlandic handcrafts.
Then we will go for a hike where we will have the chance to see colourful flowers which is always stunning with the contrast of the basalt landscape of the ‘Great island’, the highlight of this hike is that while we will be looking for wild angelic and admiring the geology of the landscape we will probably be capapble to hear and spot whales.
Day 6: After breakfast we will sail to Akunaq (40nm), a little settlement, with approximatively 100 friendly inhabitants, mostly hunters and fishermen. Akunaq is in between Aasiaat and Ilulissat, extremely photogenic – especially in the Midnight Sun season- it has been a great spot for whales watching for many years, a very good spot for mussels picking and kayaking.
Day 7: We will have an early departure and sail towards the South of Kangia (Ilulissat Isfjord) (+/-30nm). We will offer you to hike along the glacier mouth and have an outstanding view of the Glacier, Disko bay and if visibility allows we can even see the icecap of Disko Island.
After our memorable hike, we will sail on front of the Ilulissat glacier and enjoy as much as possible the view of its massive ice walls.
For the night we will stay at the anchorage near Ilulissat.
Day 8: Departure