Sermermiut & UNESCO Icefjord

Light hiking
Join us on a scenic hike to Sermermiut and the UNESCO World Heritage Site to enjoy the spectacular views of the icebergs from the Ilulissat Icefjord.

We will start our hike at the old heliport and soon enter the UNESCO-area by the wooden path. Then we will continue to the famous ruins of Sermermiut.

For more than 4000 years, different Inuit-people settled the area of Sermermiut. The place has always been known for the huge amount of wildlife in area, and since the entire area is sheltered by massive hills, this makes Sermermiut the ideal place for a settlement in the rough and merciless nature of Greenland.

On our way, we will see the stone ruins of the old turf houses, which are located on top of the small hills in the area - all with a view to the icefjord. More than 250 Inuits lived in Sermermiut at its peak, and the last Inuits left the settlement around year 1850.

After a small hike further, we will reach Nakkaavik, which is the last stop on our tour. From here, we will have the most incredible view of the Kangia, the Ilulissat Icefjord with its majestic and massive icebergs. The place is also famous for its tragic history, which your guide will tell you more about.

We will do a stop here and your guide will serve hot coffee and tea while you enjoy and explore this amazing place. We will follow the same wooden path on our way back.

Join us on this beautiful and fairly easy hike, where you will get to experience the amazing  nature of Sermermiut and get to learn its fascinating history.

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Destination: Ilulissat
Duration: 2 hours
Difficulty: 2 of 5
Season: May to October
Participants: 1
Price: 275 DKK
Ilulissat

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