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Oqaatsut (old Danish name: Rodebay) is a village in Western Greenland.


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Oqaatsut (Greenlandic) or Rodebay (Danish) is a coastal village with 46 inhabitants as of 2010.

Get in[edit]

The local shipping line Diskoline provides regular services from Ilulissat to Oqaatsut, and further to Sarqaq, in summer months.

You can also charter a boat from Ilulissat.

The most beautiful is, of course, to hike to Oqaatsut. It is a beautiful, pleasant, track, takes some 5-7 hours. You can not get lost, just follow the coast line.

Get around[edit]



Beautiful short and long hikes.

Kayaking Oqaatsut 2015.jpg

During the season, the kayakers come from Ilulissat for a 4-5 hours tour at the southern bay of Oqaatsut, beautiful experience to kayak between the icebergs. You can also join them directly in Oqaatsut.


There is a typical Greenlandic food store. At most times, it is well stocked.

Eat & Drink[edit]

All in all, the food in Rodebay is pretty bad, but they serve a rare Greenlandic microbrew there (you must have cash on hand to pay for the beer, oddly).

There is restaurant (H37), in a building of the earlier fish factory. It was run by a German couple, taken over by a nice Greenlandic couple in 2015. Excellent food.


There is a small, cozy hotel (Hotel Nordlys) with at least 4 rooms, clean, including breakfast, and a kind of a youth hostel, next to H37. I understand, there is even another bed & breakfast (as of 2017). The first and third can be booked through

Stay safe[edit]

Beware the mosquitoes if you're there in the summer. In early July, the mosquitoes are brutal — you will have to wear headnets 24/7 whenever you are outside.

In some years, there are no mosquitoes at all.


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