Glacier Adventure | Ilulissat | Disko Bay
Fly over some of the amazing glaciers and icebergs around one of Greenlands top destinations - Ilulissat Icefjord, which has been an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004. Join on this hour long flight to experience Greenland from a whole new perspective.
The flight starts from Ilulissat Airport. Before departure you will be briefed by Air Zafari's skilled pilot. The pilot will orientate you about the planned route and flight conditions. On the way to the plane the pilot seats the participants. You might to be seated in the front with the pilot, or at the back together with your fellow explorers. Regardless of where you are seated, there is a guarantee of great views from the large windows in the plane . Well onboard the pilot goes through the safety instructions and asks you to take on your headset, through which you can communicate.
Immediately after take-off you will see Greenland from one of the very best angles. You will now be heading for the spectacular Isua Glacier. Within 10 minutes you will be able to see the moraine edge of Kangia, where a mixture of rocks and ice is pushed forward by the force of the glacier. Before long you will experience the glory of Ilulissat Icefjord. You will experience the endless flow of icebergs in all shapes and sizes - quietly drift through the fjord on their journey to the sea. Some of the icebergs can reach a height of 100 meters over sea level. When flying over the giant icebergs you will get close to them in a different way and sometimes see azure blue lakes with melted water on the icebergs. To see the icebergs and edges of glaciers from above is a lifetime experience that you should not miss. You might also be lucky to spot a whale or other Arctic wildlife while flying around the area.
Do not hesitate to book this trip in one of Greenlands top destinations. You can check the booking availability by pressing "Choose a date" above.
- Available: Mar. - Sep.
- Duration: 1 hour
- Activities: Whale Watching, Sight Seeing, Glacier Watching, Photography, Flying, Iceberg Watching
- Difficulty: Easy
- Minimum age: 5 years.
- 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
Departure time : 08:00 09:30, 12:30, 14:00, 17:00, 18:30, 20:00, 21:30,
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As the weather can change, there may be changes in the time of the trip. The decision lies with the captain. In the event that the trip is cancelled for the day you will get a full refund.