Hike to Holms Bakke

Hike through spectacular surroundings as we take you to Holms Bakke – a traditional hiking trip for locals. Experience Inuit culture, see incredible icebergs and learn about local flora and fauna.

  • Enjoy hiking in spectacular surroundings
  • Great views of the Jakobshavn Glacier and Ilulissat Icefjord with its many icebergs
  • See the old settlement of Sermermiut and Holms Bakke
  • Learn about local flora & fauna, as well as glaciology
  • Difficulty level

    Level 4: Hard

  • Duration

    Approx. 4-5h

  • Min. passengers

    12

  • Booking Code

    G-ILU3

  • From

    $ 116

  • Notices

    This excursion requires good hiking skills. Dress according to the weather and wear sturdy shoes. We do not recommend booking another excursion in Iluissat if you choose this one.

After months of dreary winter darkness, the people of Ilulissat traditionally hike up to “Holms Bakke” on January 13th to welcome the sun´s return. It is a festive occasion celebrated with good food, drink and merriment. 

Holms Bakke provides magnificent views of the Jakobshavn Glacier and Ilulissat Icefjord, where icebergs move at an average speed surpassing 60 ft per day. The glacier produces approximately 10% of all calving ice in Greenland. The hike continues to the abandoned settlement of Sermermiut and old Inuit graves, before stopping for lunch. 

After lunch, the hike proceeds along the ice fjord where you learn about local flora & fauna, as well as glaciology. 

Practical information: 

  • Language: English
  • Included: Transfer, lunch packet 
  • Remarks: This excursion requires good hiking skills. Dress according to the weather and wear sturdy shoes. 
  • Walking information: Most of the hike is on an uneven path on a mountain. The last 1,5 km is on a wooden boardwalk. 
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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