Day tours in Summer
Find the perfect day tour in the summer season in Greenland, you can go sailing amongst icebergs, go hiking, looking for wildlife like muskoxen, flying over icefjords, kayaking, drive to the Russell glacier or point 660, go whale watching and much much more.

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Day tours in Summer

Find the perfect day tour in the summer season in Greenland, you can go sailing amongst icebergs, go hiking, looking for wildlife like muskoxen, flying over icefjords, kayaking, drive to the Russell glacier or point 660, go whale watching and much much more.
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5.0
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Duration:
7hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Boat Trip among the Icebergs | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Explore the towering cathedrals of ice for which Ilulissat is famous on this 2.5 hour boat trip amongst the icebergs. The enormous icebergs of the Ilulissat Icefjord are impressive no matter which way you experience them. Some of their peaks stand more than 100m above the level of the water (remember this is only 7-10% of the total size!), but it is only by looking up at these skyscrapers of ice from the perspective of a boat that you get a true sense of their massive scale. On this tour we will sail slowly across the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord, exploring the fantastic shapes and structures of the ice. They are beautiful in every kind of weather (shades of blue and green on overcast days and brilliant white under the daytime Sun), and are simply magical when silhouetted against the brilliant colours of Arctic sunsets. Don’t be worried about booking a late night sail - there will still be plenty of light and it is perhaps the best time of all for those who are keen photographers. We encourage you to dress as warmly as possible for the tour as you will want to spend as most of your time out on deck. The very best views are to be had from here. That being said, if you do get cold and need to take a break, our heated cabin is available at any time and we provide hot tea and coffee during the excursion.  To book your boat excursion to this open-air, natural sculpture museum, select your date of travel and click on Book Now.
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Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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Duration:
3.5hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Glacier Walk & Ice Cave Tour | East Greenland

Come along and experience a world of ice hidden from the bare eye. You will not only hike on a glacier, but have a chance to see the glacier from the inside - like being inside a huge turquise diamond, where the you can see the light play. This tour starts from the harbour in Tasiilaq (or from Kulusuk on request). From the harbour you will sail out through the fjord with the beautiful landscape of towering mountains surrounding you. Getting to the destination will take around 40 minutes, where you can be lucky to experience life in the ocean, as humpback whales, fin whales, orcas and seals not are strangers in these areas.  When reaching the destination you will get on shore and geared up with all the safety equipment you will need for the tour. Do not worry if this is you are a first time ice hiker. Through the whole tour you will be accompanied by a professional guide, who will show you how to safely do the activity. First you will walk on the glacier surface, seeing the structure of the ice and learn how the is moving. After a while you will reach a big ice cave, that you have the chance to get into - and get under the glacier.  Inside the cave you can see the structures of the thousands years old ice. You will have enough time inside the cave to admire how the light is beautifully reflected through the thick layer of blue and turquise ice. The experience is ever changing and will never be the same, as the ice all the time is moving, melting and freezing. After a while in the ice cave it is time to get back to town. On the way back there are again plenty of opportunities to see huge icebergs and spot wildlife.  Do not hesitate to venture out on this once in a lifetime adventure. Check the availibilty and book by pressing "Choose a date" above. 
5.0
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Duration:
4.5hours
Available:
Jul. - Sep.
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Greenland Icecap expedition | Point 660 | Kangerlussuaq

Come along to the beautiful Point 660, a place recently uncovered by ice and seen by few. At Point 660 you will find the most scenic view imaginable of the Icecap slowly descending into the colorful newly ice-free tundra. This is a tour, for you who would like to explore the Greenland Icecap with your eyes, feet, and curiosity! Our tours are flexible as we drive in a 4x4 four-wheel drive car with room for a maximum of 4 passengers. Your adventure starts with you and your fellow explorers conquering the remote dirt roads out of Kangerlussuaq. Kangerlussuaq is situated inland along a long fiord and therefore has a climate unique from the rest Greenland. Enroute to Point 660 you might be lucky to spot one of the many wildlife from the car. When you and your fellow explorers arrive at Point 660, breathe in the fresh air and gaze upon the enchanting and mythical Greenland Icecap, that ranges as far as the eye can see. The dirt road goes right up to the vast and majestic inland ice, giving you an excellent chance to explore it with your feet on the ice. This is a once in a lifetime experience, that does not present itself many other places in Greenland. If the conditions allow, the guide might even drive onto the magnificent ice cap - giving you the best possibilities of a memorable trip. It is possible to combine this tour with other destinations in the booking process. This grand adventure is waiting for you to pull on your hiking boots! Check out the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above and book your Greenland Icecap adventure today.
4.8
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Duration:
4hours
Available:
All year
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Glacier Adventure Flightseeing | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Fly over some of the amazing glaciers and icebergs around one of Greenland's top destinations - Ilulissat Icefjord, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004. Join this one-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 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. 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 drifting 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 to one of Greenland's top destinations. You can check the booking availability by pressing "Choose a date" above.

Duration:
60minutes
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Duration:
2hours
Available:
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Whale Watching and Iceberg Safari | Tasiilaq | East Greenland

Join an evening cruise and go looking for whales, a unique experience surrounded by icebergs in all shapes and sizes!  Just moments after taking off from the harbour you'll see the very first icebergs in the fjord! While you enjoy the scenery, the captain will be scouting for whales of all kinds.  As soon as you reach the open sea there are good chances of spotting Humpbacks, Minkes and the enormous Fin whales. If we're extremely lucky we might even see the infamous Killer whales(Orcas)! The humpback whales are wonderful to find as they aren't as shy and will often show their white-spotted tail as they dive. As it can grow up to 18 meters it is a big whale, but it is also the most acrobatic of the large whales. The humpback can leap completely out of the water, a rare and incredible sight for the lucky few. Many of the whales come here for the large schools of capelin, a small fish similar to herring. These fish provide an excellent food source for both whales and the local people. A local delicacy is to dry them in the sun and eat them whole.  The orcas, however, are looking for young whale calves that aren't yet strong enough to defend themselves, and there are plenty of seals to come by as well. As we have set out in the evening we get to enjoy the sunset colours from it setting behind Greenland, a wonderful sight, sometimes with incredible colours. We can never guarantee to see whales but it is one of the best areas in Greenland to find them, If this sounds like the tour for you then go ahead and click 'Choose a date' above, and find a day that suits your next whale watching adventure!

Duration:
3hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
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Daytour to Eqi Glacier | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Experience one of the most active glaciers in Greenland on this full-day excursion to Eqip Sermia - the Eqi Glacier. Leaving Ilulissat, we will sail ~80km north along the coastline, passing the small settlement of Oqaatsut/Rodebay, the huge fjord system of Pakitsoq, and through the Ataa Straight lined with tall mountains to arrive at our destination. This journey is beautiful in and of itself and we may be lucky and see whales and seals along the way. The Eqi Glacier is about 5km wide and known as “The Calving Glacier”. We get as close as possible (ice conditions and safety dependent) before turning off the engines and sitting back to watch. Usually, we don’t have to wait long before we start to see chunks of the glacier face break away and fall into the fjord. Occasionally a larger chunk will fall - a real highlight! Just make sure you are sitting down or hanging onto the railing when the resulting wave reaches the boat! You are almost guaranteed to see some activity during the ~2 hours we spend in front of the glacier face. Listening to the crack of the ice and trying to figure out which bit may fall off next is half the fun, and we have plenty of time for pictures and to enjoy our delicious packed lunch. Make sure you dress very warmly for this tour, regardless of which month you are visiting. Although you can retreat into our heated cabin, the best views are from the outer decks and you will want to spend as much time out there as possible. To reserve your place, select your date of travel and click Book Now.

Duration:
10hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
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Duration:
6hours
Available:
Jul. - Sep.
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Duration:
8hours
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
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Duration:
3hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Duration:
3hours
Available:
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Duration:
2.5hours
Available:
Jun. - Aug.
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Duration:
4hours
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Duration:
4hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Duration:
4hours
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Jun. - Sep.
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Duration:
2hours
Available:
All year
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Whales & Ice | Private tour | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Experience the best of both worlds on this tour combining whale watching with sailing between the huge icebergs in the amazing Ilulissat Icefjord, which since 2004 has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sailing with Ilulissat Water Taxi is a nice and easy way to get to some of the top attractions close to Ilulissat city. You book the trip and Water Taxi will pick you up on one of two spots at the harbor - just like a Yellow Cab. In the summer the beautiful humpback whales travel the big oceans from Haiti and Puerto Rico heading straight to the Disko Bay. They come here to feed on the huge amounts of small fish and krill, they find in the fresh Greenlandic sea. The humpback whales are huge, beautiful mammals that you can see swim peacefully between the waves without making a sound. These giants can be up to 15 meters long and weight 30 tons. On this tour there are biggest chances for spotting the humpback whales with their iconic tail waving as they dive into the sea. You might also be lucky to see Bowhead whales sometimes. One thing that however is sure is that you will see the beautiful icebergs, that the area is known for and named after, as Ilulissat in Greenlandic means iceberg. Bring your binoculars and come along on this exciting adventure. Check the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above. *Please note that the price is for chartering the whole boat for this excursion. This will include one to six passengers. When booking you will register one person and following choose how many extra passengers are on the trip. It is important for the Captain to know how many people will be attending the adventure.
5.0
1 review

Duration:
3hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Iceberg Classic | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Total Fascination and the overwhelming feelings of the forces of nature is to be explored in this trip, among icebergs in Ilulissat Ice fjord. Sailing with Ilulissat Water Taxi is a nice and easy way to get to some of the top attractions close to Ilulissat city. You book the trip and Water Taxi will pick you up on one of two spots at the harbor - just like a Yellow Cab. Ilulissat is Greenlandic for "icebergs". On this trip you will get an unforgettable experience of icebergs in all shapes and sizes, that are pushed into the fjord. The ice fjord is on the UNESCO World Heritage list and the glacier moves about 30 meters each day. This process produces approximately 20 billion tons of ice every year, making it an incomparable natural area. This cruise takes you to one of the most beautiful places in the area. The Mouth of the fjord, where the large icebergs make their start out on the great journey into the Atlantic Ocean. The largest icebergs can be around 1.5 cubic kilometers and rise like cathedrals towards the sky. This is a top attraction and a must see when visiting Ilulissat. When sailing there may be the opportunity to see whales and seals in the arctic waters. There is only one thing to say - the natural phenomenon, that is to be experienced by you! Please note that the price is for chartering the whole boat for this excursion. This will include one to six passengers. When booking you will register one person and following choose how many extra passengers are on the trip. It is important for the Captain to know how many people will be attending the adventure. Find your inner explorer and bring your binoculars for this grand adventure, into Ilulissat Ice fjord! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above.

Duration:
2hours
Available:
May. - Dec.
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Sailing to Tiniteqilaaq and the Sermilik Icefjord | Tasiilaq | East Greenland

Come along on this adventurous tour, sailing amongst giant icebergs to the charming village of Tiniteqilaaq. A journey wondrous for the eyes, this is for every adventurer who loves the arctic wonders, from beautiful icebergs to sky-high mountain peaks. We will start at the Tasiilaq Harbour, heading north of the Ammassalik Island. Taking you through a breathtaking landscape with floating ice sculptures of all shapes and sizes. After about one to two hours into the journey, we will arrive at the tiny settlement. Tiniteqilaaq means “The strait that runs dry at low tide”. We can see the Sermilik Icefjord from the village, a truly mesmerizing sight, with its colossal icebergs and the Greenland ice sheet blending into the horizon with the Arctic sky. We’ll go on land and explore the village, as it is quite small, with approximately 110 inhabitants, you can quickly get a feeling of the daily lives of Greenlandic families living in the smaller communities on the coast. This charming little village might not be an inhabited area further in the future, due to too many difficulties with the transport of groceries. So be sure to visit this stunning place of Tiniteqilaaq, when you still can! After a short walk around we will venture back onto the boat and out into the Sermilik ice fjord and get a well-deserved lunch in the presence of icebergs and hopefully, humpback whales. Before returning to Tasiilaq, we will explore the southern side of Sermilik Icefjord, an astonishing sight. Put on a nice beanie and bring your best pair of hiking boots for this adventure! Check the availability by pressing ''Choose a date'' above.

Duration:
8hours
Available:
Jul. - Aug.
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Sailing to Karale & Knud Rasmussen Glacier | Tasiilaq | East Greenland

Sail into the wonderful wilderness of the vast east coast and experience 2 massive glaciers side by side. We’ll venture into the astonishing Arctic landscape, sailing among icebergs of incredible shapes and sizes getting as close as safely possible to the Karale and Knud Rasmussen Glacier. The journey will start with a visit to the famous Bluie East Two, in an area named Ikateq. This place is often visited by tourists and locals as it used to be an airbase during the 2nd World War. The US military used this airfield to refuel their planes and as a medical station for the wounded. They used the area to navigate for search-and-rescue operations and, very importantly, to improve weather forecasts. Today it is mostly known as an open-air museum mostly due to the abandoned facilities, fuel drums and vehicles, and has been an occasional political issue in the US, as it is basically left behind trash, however, it is still a very special insight into our history during the war. After a short tour around the wreckage we will head on to Sermiligaaq Fjord. An enchanting area of jagged mountains and two glaciers colliding. Sermiliqaaq means “The Beautiful Glacier Fjord” and certainly lives up to its name. The two glaciers Karale Glacier and Knud Rasmussen are both elegant and massive giants trying tp dominate each other. A place where you with almost certainty will see one or both glaciers calve, a an unimaginable sight, with sounds of thunder as the ice crack off and hit the ocean. The views are astonishing but the sound is like nothing else, thrilling and scary, but you will be in safe hands with the sailor’s knowledge and experience. Depending on the conditions of the ice, we will go ashore nearby the Knud Rasmussen Glacier and enjoy our packed lunch. A chance to hike around is possible before we will be heading back to Tasiilaq. Do not miss out on this authentic and mind-blowing experience! Check out the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above and book your adventure.

Duration:
8hours
Available:
Jul. - Aug.
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The Calving Glacier Eqi | Private tour | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Experience the amazing Eqi glacier throwing tonnes of huge icebergs into the ocean for a little longer than on a normal tour. Sailing is a nice and easy way to get to some of the top attractions around the amazing Icefjord. You book the trip and we will pick you up on one the southern or northern side of the harbour - just like a Yellow Cab. Let us take you on a once in a lifetime adventure. Eqi is located around 80 kilometres north of Ilulissat. We will sail north from the city through the beautiful Ataa fjord. Here you will see the picturesque snow-covered mountaintops stand tall along the fjord - a sight in itself. When we round the last headland the magnificent Eqi glacier appears. The glacier front stretches over 4 kilometres! An overwhelming sight that truly shows the grandeur of the Greenlandic nature. We will sail as close as possible to the glacier but always keep a safe distance. Eqi is one of the few places where the conditions allow us to get quite close to a calving glacier. From here you will hear the cracking noises from the small bubbles of air inside the ice, that eventually will create a huge explosion and launch a new iceberg. The fjord is an ever-flowing stream of icebergs in all shapes and sizes. Here they start their journey to the open ocean. Many travellers mark this as the highlight from a trip to Greenland - a true must see! It takes around two hours to sail to the Eqi glacier from the city, we might catch a glimpse of a whale when sailing in this area. Then we have some hours around the glacier, to sail around and get the view from different perspectives before sailing back. Please note that the price is for chartering the whole boat for this excursion. This will include one to six passengers. When booking you will register one person and following choose how many extra passengers are on the trip. It is important for the Captain to know how many people you will be on the trip and that you fill in the names on the passenger list.

Duration:
6hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
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2hours
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About Day Tours in Summer

1. Is it cold in the summer?

It depends on where you go, but summer temperature are often between 10 - 15°C (50 - 60°F). It can get a little colder up north. In Kangerlussuaq, Nuuk and South Greenland, warm days reach over 20°C (70°F).

2. What should I bring for a summer trip?

Dress in layers so that you can adjust to the weather, and always have a windproof jacket with you. It’s good to have gloves, a warm hat and a neck warmer, but you will also need a cap and sunglasses to shield the sun. If you are going on a boat tour, remember to dress warmly.

Don't forget your camera, and bring a pair of binoculars if you have one - it makes a big difference in your experience. Insect repellent and a mosquito net to cover your head - nets can be bought in major towns around Greenland. You might want to bring an eye cover if you don’t sleep well when it’s light. Remember that the nights don’t get dark up north!

3. When and where can I see the midnight sun?

The sun does not go down in the summer above the Arctic Circle. Sisimiut and the hub airport Kangerlussuaq, are just above the Arctic Circle. As you go further north, the period of the midnight sun gets longer, so in the northernmost town the sun is up in the sky for 4 months. But even in southern Greenland, it does not get dark at midnight, because the sun is close to the horizon.

4. What kind of tours do you recommend?

The most popular tours are boat tours to see icebergs or glaciers. Ice cap tours are also a very special experience. There is a wide variety of outdoor experiences, from short hikes and kayak experiences, to extensive multi-days treks into the wilderness. A guided tour around town gives you a lot of insight into the history and culture of the area.

5. I like to travel on my own, and usually don't join guided tours. Is there something special about it in Greenland?

We love that way of thinking, and hope you have a great time up here. If a tour can add to your experience, it could be that when you spend some hours with a local guide, you get to know more deeply about the place - the history and culture, or the guide’s way of life.

One thing that not easy to do on your own is to go on a boat trip. Every single Greenlandic town and settlement is by the sea. Going out to the fiords with a local will give you a glimpse of what Greenlanders really enjoy in their life. The rhythm of the tide, catching fish for dinner, a glimpse of the round head of a seal, birds nesting on cliffs, and perhaps a local’s summer tent in the middle of nowhere.