Experience the smallest village in Disko Bay with approx. 40 inhabitants ... More info ›
Experience the smallest village in Disko Bay with approx. 40 inhabitants. It is beautifully situated - 15 km north of Ilulissat - on a small peninsula at the foot of a large mountain. The Dutch name Rodebay is from the whaling time, and means either Red Bay or resting place. The place has been inhabited since the 1700s and was given the status as settlement in 1877.
It is exciting to see how a small Greenlandic society works with the most basic modern needs , as we know from the Western world. Drinking water, electricity, Internet, TV, renovation, school, church, shop and several other things that is the basis for the residents of the village.
We set out from Ilulissat Harbour, and turn the boat northbound. We cruise among icebergs, and maybe whales, passing by some other boats - maybe fishermen.
We come past a bay called Bredebugt just north of town. From here we continue north towards the old settleemtn Oqaatsut. The place where also called Rodebay, or Red Bay, by dutch whalers, who painted the bay red with blood from whales some 200 years ago.
We dock in Oqaatsut, and then do a short walk together in the settlement. We talk about life here, and the daily lives of the 40 inhabitants.
After the walk in the settlement, it is time to go back to the boat. We the start up and head back to Ilulissat.
If we see whales on the way we will of course make stops at your liking.
We will dock in ilulissat at the same place as we departed.