Extended Whale Safari | Ilulissat | Disko Bay
Whale Safari Xtra is the same tour as "Whale Safari" but with two extra hours.
This tour takes you see one of wonders of the sea, the famous humpback whale, which is known for its long distance traveling. These magnificent sea creatures travel to the Disko Bay for the feasting on large groups of krill and small fish. The humpback whales mainly travel from the areas of Haiti and Puerto Rico, in which they breed in the winter period. These outstanding whales can grow up to 15 meters long and weigh approximately 30 tons. The recognition of humpback whales is the elegant tail.
To experience these giants of the sea at close range is almost a spiritual experience that overwhelms many.
Stand on deck and admire the humpback whales playing hide and seek between the waves, while the arctic winds long to play with your hair!
Lay your curiosity with the arctic sea creatures in disko bay and bring your binoculars, for this adventure! Check the booking availability by pressing ''Choose a date'' above.
- Available: Jun. - Aug.
- Duration: 6 hours
- Difficulty: Easy
- Languages: English
Get lost in the sound of soaring icebergs retracting, explore untouched arctic tundra and experience an extraordinary gastronomic get-away. Ilulissat is well known for its breathtaking ice fjord, found nowhere else in the world.
Background of Ilulissat City
Ilulissat is the 3rd largest city in Greenland, attuning both traditional- and modern culture.
The balance between modern- and traditional culture is seen through the use of traditional means of transportation and the occupation the area holds, in a modern world.
Ilulissat holds around 4500 inhabitants, 4 hunting and fishing settlements and is the capital of the Disko Bay. The town is the entrance to North Greenland, as it is the center of culture, transportation and administration.
The city inherited its name Ilulissat, meaning icebergs, due to its rich ice fjords, calving out from the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier. Ilulissat is situated at the stunning mouth of the 40 kilometer long Kangia Icefjord. The icefjord surrounding the city, has forced Ilulissat, with its beauty, to claim the frozen bodies of water as its trademark, attracting visitors from all over the world.
Ilulissat icefjord is a part of the world heritage list of UNESCO, due to its azure colossal ice sculptures, hiding vanished ages deep within its core.
Ilulissat is more than the icefjord, as the city offers plenty of opportunities for the nature loving explorers. Hike the arctic tundra, explore veins of the fjord system surrounding Ilulissat, get a taste of Greenlandic gastronomy or go on an adventure in the lands of ancient inuits.
Listen to the rhythmic sounds of dog paws, moving along the winter ice, as you sit on a dogsled venturing out in the majestic nature of Ilulissat. Dogsledding is adored by all locals, and will take you to unimaginable beautiful locations. Venture into the fjords of Ilulissat, on a whale safari. Stand on deck, while the arctic winds long to play with your hair, in the presence of arctic sea creatures. The humpback whale resides the neighbouring seas, and it is guaranteed that you will have a glimpse of the majestic creature hiding in between the waves, while visiting Ilulissat. The town is surrounded by arctic tundra, stretching endless miles. Hike the lands, once inhabited by Inuits and explore the untouched nature of Ilulissat, visit a nearby settlement enroute and be granted a unique insight to the life of a traditional Greenlandic family. Take advantage of the midnight sun, as you camp in the wild, vast and wonderful Greenland.
Stroll through Ilulissat, in the noise of the soaring icebergs retracting from start to end and visit the cultural venue. Ilulissat is known as the Greenlandic Gastronomy getaway, and offers extraordinary dining experiences. Dine at restaurant Ulo, known as the countrys best, serving greenlandic commodities, depending on the giving season.
Ilulissat will enchant you to explore more of this mesmerizing country, with its stunning nature and loving people!What to see & what to do in Ilulissat
- Ilulissat Icefjord
- Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier
- Eqi Glacier
- Villages & settlements
- Whale safari
- Boat tours
- Traditional culture
Pickup time : Flexible
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What to bring:
Warm clothing and footwear
Good to know:
If you are going on an excursion it is highly recommended to bring both camera and binoculars. It is also advisable to bring warm clothes that are suitable for the weather. A neck warmer and gloves is always good. It is possible to bring your own food, but save the trouble and order a sandwich or a lunch plate in the booking process.
NOTICE: Terms and conditions, can be found in the tour suppliers description.