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Ilimanaq settlement & whale safari | Ilulissat

Ilimanaq settlement & whale safari | Ilulissat
Ilimanaq settlement & whale safari | Ilulissat
Ilimanaq settlement & whale safari | Ilulissat
Ilimanaq settlement & whale safari | Ilulissat
Ilimanaq settlement & whale safari | Ilulissat
Ilimanaq settlement & whale safari | Ilulissat
Ilimanaq settlement & whale safari | Ilulissat

Come along on this extended settlement visit that includes looking for the incredible whales that swim among the icebergs! The name Ilimanaq actually translates to “probably” because you were pretty likely to find wildlife in this area. We’ll look for some of the whales that roam the area on our way there and on our way back, passing by the Ilulissat icefjord.

We might be lucky to see minkes, finwhales and even seals! But the most probable and the most enjoyable is the humpback whale! They can grow up to 18 meters long, outsizing many of the boats and will often show their tail when they go for a deeper dive. A breathtaking sight that also makes great pictures!

The Ilimanaq village isn’t far, but we’ll take our time looking for whales if we don’t see them on the way there we might find them on the way back. Although that can never be guaranteed.

Few people know that this village was supposed to be the main hub of the Disko Bay, and not without reason! This beautiful village of about 70 inhabitants has a cosy atmosphere, with easy access to the backcountry.

The local hunters can go far into the wilderness from there and will sometimes find muskoxen nearby, although a rare sight.

After exploring the village with your guide we’ll go and have lunch at a local n the village, where we can learn more about life here, after which we'll start heading back to Ilulissat, to again enjoy cruising by the beautiful UNESCO icefjord.

If this sounds like the tour for you then go ahead and click on ‘Choose a date’ and find a day that suits you.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jun. - Sep.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Activities: Whale Watching, Sightseeing, Iceberg Views, Boat Tour, Settlement Visit
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Danish
  • Highlights: Ilulissat, Ilimanaq
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00.

We will pick you up 15 min. prior to departure

Included:
  • Lunch

  • Professional Guide

  • Whale safari

  • Guided tour of Ilimanaq village


What to bring:
  • Warm and practical clothing (Dress in layers)

  • Sunglasses

  • Camera


Good to know:

We can never guarantee to see whales, but we're hoping that going to the village of Ilimanaq (village of 'likely') will increase our chances.

Please note that we reserve the right to alter the schedule without prior notice due to weather conditions, availability of boats etc.



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