Asimut Café, Ilulissat

Welcome to Asimut Café on yellow trail in Ilulissat

If you visit Ilulissat, you must not miss the hike along the yellow route. The trail follows the headland around the mouth of Ilulissat Icefjord, where we typically see the largest and most magnificent icebergs.

On this fantastic hike, between Inuit graves and overlooking Disko Bay, there is a small peat hut that houses Asimut Café. Asimut is Greenlandic for "out in nature," and nature itself provides the setting for our cozy little café.

With the hike's moderate difficulty level, it is accessible to most people, and the many viewpoints make it a memorable experience. Whether you are interested in nature, history, or just want to enjoy the fresh Arctic air, the yellow trail will not disappoint.

We recommend that you start your hike from the Icefjord Centre and follow the headland around to Asimut. It is the least physically demanding and the most beautiful route, and you will even be able to enjoy your pit stop at Asimut knowing that you are almost back in town.

Peat Huts in Greenland

Peat huts, or "illut" as they are called in Greenlandic, are a fascinating part of Greenland's cultural heritage. These traditional houses were built from peat, a mixture of moss, grass, and soil that was pressed together and cut into blocks. Peat was incredibly effective as a building material because it both insulated and protected against the extreme Arctic climate. The authentic material gives them a charming, almost fairytale-like appearance.

The construction technique was simple but ingenious. The thick peat blocks were in the days placed around a frame of driftwood or whalebones, which ensured stability. The walls could be up to a meter thick, making the huts both warm and robust. Inside, they were often decorated with skins for extra warmth and comfort. A central hearth provided both light and heat, and the smoke found its way out through a hole in the roof.

It is hard not to be impressed by how well these huts have functioned over time. They are perfect examples of sustainable architecture, built with local and natural materials and designed to withstand harsh climatic conditions. Many of the preserved peat huts now serve as museums, where you can gain insight into how life was for Inuit. You can almost feel the whispers of history when you stand in one of these old huts and imagine how people lived here many years ago.

Peat huts are not just buildings; they are symbols of human adaptability and ingenuity. They demonstrate how people have managed to survive and thrive in one of the world's most challenging environments by using the resources that nature has provided them.

Despite Asimut not being a traditional peat hut, it's exciting to experience the traditional building style and get a touch of history in cozy surroundings, with delicate food and drinks.

Next time you visit Ilulissat, remember to stop by Asimut.

Menu and opening hours

MENU

At Asimut, we serve a simple lunch menu based on Greenlandic ingredients found right outside our door. Due to our remote location, the selection is limited, but we promise to delight you with great taste and a cozy atmosphere.

Opening Hours

Tuesday – Saturday       10:30-16:00
Sunday – Monday     Closed

Due to renovation Asimut will unfortunately be closed on following dates: 
19/07/2024
20/07/2024

Table reservation is not possible.

World of Greenland
Fredericiaip’ Aqq. 4
3952 Ilulissat

Phone: +299 944300 Email: info@wog.gl

Difficulty Level
1: Easy

An easy tour means that you must be able to walk a few kilometers in slightly hilly terrain. Like taking a walk on paths in the woods, with a little detour every now and then. You must also be mobile enough to be able to board a boat, even if it may sway a little.

2: Moderate

Accessible to anyone with good health, who is used to off-road walking and hiking. When it comes to sledding, we call it moderate, as you may have to get off the sled and walk / run next to it. In addition, you need to have a healthy back as there will be bumps along the way.

3: Challenging

On a challenging hike you must be able to walk up and down steep hills. You may also have to walk on loose rocks and cross streams, and walk on snow/ice. Involves hiking with a backpack. When challenging is used in connection with sledding tours, it is because we expec that you can walk / run after the sledge up hills, if this is needed. 

4: Demanding

On a demanding hike we expect you to be in good physical shape. This means that you can hike long distances, maybe during several days, and that you can climb many altimeters during the day. Eg. our hike to the Inland Ice, where 1000 altimeters and 20 km must be climbed in one day. Demanding hikes involve hiking with your own backpack.

Strenuous

Expedition level. Requires considerable effort and perseverance. Only suitable for people in really good physical shape.

Besøgende til Glacier Lodge Eqi

Glacier Lodge Eqi, er beliggende på fjeldet 100 m over vandet. Vi anbefaler derfor at bagage medbringes i en rygsæk, da stigningen ikke gør det muligt at medbringe en kuffert. Bemærk, at landgangen ikke er handikapvenlig. Alle vandreture i Eqi, samt vandring på egen hånd bør betragtes som fjeldture der går fra udfordrende til meget krævende.

Ilimanaq Lodge

World of Greenland
Fredericiaip’ Aqq. 4
3952 Ilulissat

Phone: +299 944300
Email: info@wog.gl

World of Greenland
Fredericiaip’ Aqq. 4
3952 Ilulissat

Tlf: +299 94 43 00
Email: info@wog.gl