April is usually the last month for dog-sledge driving
- and often the very best: The sea is still frozen, the sun lights up the snow-covered landscape, and the temperatures have risen. In Ilulissat
in the Disko Bay area the average temperature for April is -12.7 degrees Celsius (+9 degrees Fahrenheit).
The town of Ilulissat
in the Disko Bay area is the starting point for a special event this month: The Arctic Palerfik. A three-days tour to the gigantic glaciers behind the town for about 100 dog-sledges, 1,000 sledge-dogs and 200 people. They follow the route that Arctic explorer Knud Rasmussen took for training prior to his long expeditions in Greenland almost 100 years ago. Everyone is invited to take part!