Day tours in Winter
Go Dogsledding, see the Northern lights, drive a snowmobile, go Ice fishing and explore the landscape with snowshoes!
Go out with the locals, and find the experience for your winter trip to Greenland right here.

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Day tours in Winter

Go Dogsledding, see the Northern lights, drive a snowmobile, go Ice fishing and explore the landscape with snowshoes!
Go out with the locals, and find the experience for your winter trip to Greenland right here.
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Dogsled tour | Ilulissat | Disko bay

Experience the ancient Inuit tradition of dog sledding on a 2-hour journey to the backcountry near Ilulissat. Sled dogs have been used for thousands of years by Greenlanders as the primary mode of transportation during Winter. Many hunters still utilise these tough working dogs as they are able to reach places that a snowmobile cannot, and to nurture the special bond that has been formed over centuries of working together. Your experience begins with a transfer out to an area of “dog town”, where you will be greeted by a symphony of howling dogs and your musher (dogsled driver). Your guide (or musher) will give you a safety briefing and show you how to sit on the sledge correctly before you head off on your dogsled adventure. During the tour, the icebergs and spectacular landscape around Ilulissat will provide you with endless photo opportunities, and there will be plenty of time to stop and stretch your legs with a hot drink. The snow conditions and the sledge tracks will determine the exact route for the tour, but no matter where you go, the experience of sledding behind a pack of dogs will be an unforgettable experience.   Ready to experience the authentic mode of winter transportation in Greenland? Select your preferred date and click Book Now to reserve your place.  Please remember that Greenlandic sled dogs are working animals. You should keep your distance when arriving at “dog town” until the musher shows you which dogs are safe to pet.
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Duration:
2hours
Available:
Dec. - Apr.
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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
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All year
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Duration:
2hours
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Sep. - May.
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Duration:
8hours
Available:
Feb. - Mar.
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Duration:
2hours
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All year
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Duration:
2hours
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Sep. - Apr.
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Duration:
2hours
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Jan. - May.
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Duration:
90minutes
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Dec. - Apr.
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Duration:
2hours
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Jan. - Mar.
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Snowmobile tour to UNESCO viewpoint | Ilulissat

Go on an exciting snowmobile tour into the backcountry of Ilulissat, following the dogsled trail to a viewpoint overlooking the icefjord and UNESCO heritage site! From the outskirts of Ilulissat, we will head out into the wilderness, passing by hunters and fishermen with their dogsleds to a viewpoint in the mountains that overlooks the incredible icefjord and the pristine world heritage site. We’ll be riding for about 45 minutes over frozen lakes and snow-covered hills, giving quite the thrill up and down the hilly terrain until we can jump off the sleds and enjoy the view. The guide knows the area like the back of his own hand and can tell all sorts of stories about his adventures and knowledge of the area. If the weather is clear enough, you may be able to see all the way to the ice sheet itself, giving a glimpse into the vastness that feeds the world famous icefjord with small and giant icebergs. As we are 250 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, it is a good idea to dress as warm as possible, even on sunny days without a breeze, the temperatures can drop down to -20 degrees Celsius. So put on lots of layers, your favourite woolly socks, and let’s head out for a joyous ride into a winter wonderland. If the weather is too rough for us to go on the day you’ve booked, we will do our best to reschedule your tour, if that isn’t possible, we will refund the full amount. To go on this awesome tour, just click on ‘Choose a date’ above and find a day that suits you!

Duration:
2hours
Available:
Jan. - Apr.
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Duration:
3hours
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Dec. - May.
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Duration:
2hours
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Duration:
2hours
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Duration:
2hours
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Feb. - Apr.
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Snowshoe Hiking | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Step right up to join this fully guided tour and uncover Ilulissat's valleys of snow, conquer steep mountainsides and gaze upon mesmerizing views! This tour is for anyone who would like to spice up their Ilulissat holiday, while still visiting Ilulissat's most popular attraction.  This tour takes you to the spell-binding and magical Sermermiut Valley. Sermermiut valley is known as a UNESCO World heritage because of the ancient Inuit traces and its unimaginable beauty. Sermermiut has been inhabited by different Inuit cultures and was first inhabited around 4000 years ago. Due to the hard arctic climate, exploring Ilulissat's UNESCO world heritage becomes difficult.  Snowshoeing allows you to reach almost inaccessible places, as the snowshoe easily can conquer the steep mountains sides.  Your tour starts at Kussangajaannguaq 7, where you will be introduced to your guide, who will lead you safely through the winter wonderland. From there you and your fellow explorers will be transferred to Ilulissat’s powerhouse. At the powerhouse a valley of adventures awaits you! You will be following, what the locals call the “Yellow route”.  Tie your snowshoes and come along! The route takes you around Sermermiuts headland and will provide you with panoramic views of Sermermiut, Disko Bay and spell-binding views of icebergs in all sizes and shapes. You will feel the unforgiving arctic cold bite your cheeks and the sweat run down your back! En route, there will be lots of opportunities for capturing moments lasting a lifetime through your camera lens.  The headland will provide you with unimaginable beauty, as you can see the Icefjords many icebergs on their voyage to the Atlantic ocean. The route ends at the heliport, where transfer back to Ilulissat will be waiting.   This tour is for anyone who would like to explore the winter wonderland of Sermeriut. Do not hesitate to join this action-packed and exciting tour, the tour can be done by everyone – experienced or not!  Put one your warmest hat and bring your camera. See the availability and book this tour by pressing 'Choose a date' above. 
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Duration:
3hours
Available:
Dec. - Apr.
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Duration:
3hours
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Sep. - May.
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Learn to ride a Snowmobile | Sisimiut

Never driven a snowmobile before? This is the perfect tour if you want to try driving a snowmobile yourself. Traveling with snowmobile is a fun way to travel in the snow covered winter landscape. You get around fast and easily and can see and experience a lot in a short time. If you like a little speed and getting an adrenaline kick, snowmobiling is the answer. If you just want to get out of the town and see some beautiful sights, snowmobiling at a slower pace is ideal. This tour is perfect for beginners and people not familiar with snowmobiling. With a skilled instructor, you will get a good introduction to how the snowmobile works and moves. With this tour you start out at a slow pace, so you can get familiar with the machine, learn the basic driving skills and get comfortable before you go further. You will start out with taking some rounds on a training track. After this, you are ready to take to the groomed trails to take in the amazing sights of the beautiful landscape that you will whizz through. Now that you are comfortable with the machine, we will venture further into the backcountry, experiencing several slopes, climbs and descents, giving a thrilling sense of freedom. Eventually, we will reach a stop where you can enjoy a hot drink and a snack, and an amazing view of the David Strait. You can use this opportunity to capture the moment and take some cool photographs with your snowmobile. When you have completed the tour, you will receive a certificate for the completed training. Whenever you go on a snowmobile ride there are certain rules regarding safety, it is important to respect these at all times. You have to listen and pay attention to what the instructor says and everyone going on the tour has to wear a helmet at all times, both as driver and passenger. If the instructor estimates that you are not driving safely, he can expel you from the tour. You should always keep a safe distance to the snowmobile in front of you and never stop in the middle of the track or 'gun' the throttle. If anything happens to the snowmobile you are in charge of covering the expenses for reparation. Everyone should have fun while driving safely and responsibly!

Duration:
3hours
Available:
Jan. - Apr.
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Duration:
4.5hours
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Jan. - Apr.
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2hours
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4hours
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4hours
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Duration:
2hours
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Jan. - Apr.
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Snowshoe to the top of Lille Malene | Nuuk

Want to try snowshoeing for the first time? Or do you only have time for a short snowshoe hike into the countryside around Nuuk?  Get a little exercise and enjoy the spectacular vista from on top of Quassussuaq (Lille Malene) on this half day excursion from the capital. Snowshoeing to the top of Lille Malene is a favourite amongst locals as the ascent is not too steep but the views from the top are wonderful! The steady incline will give you a good workout but is doable for almost all ages, and you will often find cross-country skiers training for the infamous Arctic Circle Race here. On the way up, your experienced wilderness guide will tell you all about the area and the landscape features you can see. There will be plenty of opportunities for taking photographs and the pace will be set to suit everyone in the group.   At the top, you will all pitch in to make a bench in the snow so that you can enjoy the views and a hot cup of tea or coffee with a little protection from the wind.  It is a wonderful feeling to have a bird’s eye view of the spectacular Nuuk Fjord, knowing that you achieved it under your own leg power. This snowshoeing experience can be done at any time during the day, but is especially beautiful around sunset when the last rays of the Sun illuminate the facing side of the iconic Sermitsiaq mountain.   Choose the date for your excursion to reserve you place now, and send us a message asking us for our recommended departure time.

Duration:
3hours
Available:
Feb. - Mar.
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Duration:
4hours
Available:
Feb. - Apr.
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Frequently Asked Questions

About Day Tours in Winter

1. Is it dark all the time?

No, it is only in the farthest north that we have complete darkness. The sun lights up the sky even when it is below the horizon, so there are long hours of twilight colors in the sky around midday in many places. Days are short, of course, so you have plenty of time to watch out for northern lights, enjoy the stars and moonlight on the snow.

If you’re coming in the spring, from mid March to April, actually it’s very light. After spring equinox in late March, we have long hours of daylight combined with powder snow. If you’re going to north Greenland in mid April, you’ll be enjoying the sunset at around 10 o'clock in the evening.

2. How cold is it?

In Ilulissat in the north, be ready for -20°C/-4°F if you’re going in February. It can be milder that that and also colder, of course. In April, it’s around -10°C/+14°F, with some days going over 0°C/+32°F. Spring in Greenland is like going to a ski resort. If you are going south to for example to Nuuk, it’s about 10 °C/5°F warmer than up north.

3. How shall I dress?

Dress in layers, and have a good warm coat, also warm overpants. Warm hat, socks, gloves, and make sure your hiking boots/snow boots are warm. If you take a lot of photos, it’s a good idea to layer your gloves, and wear thin gloves inside that can handle your camera. A good neck warmer can be a key item to keep your warm.

4. Do I have to join a tour to see the northern lights?

 You will see the northern lights if they are out in the sky, but the good thing about joining a tour is that you can go out where there is no artificial light, and enjoy the show in the sky in a nice landscape. You can also enjoy exchanging tips with the guide or other travelers on the tour, on how to take good photos of the northern lights.

5. What do you recommend to do in the winter?

Northern light tours are a favorite, and it’s fascinating to have a backdrop of icebergs reflecting the northern lights. There are different kind of tours, from driving out into the countryside, to boat trips, snowshoeing, or dog sledding in search of northern lights.

The dogsled is still used in Greenland for hunting, fishing and transportation. A dog sledding experience, either for a few hours, or a week-long expedition, will give you a glimpse of how life is in the Arctic. 

Snowshoeing is a wonderful way to get around in the winter and spring. You just strap your hiking boots onto the snowshoe, and go out to enjoy the scenery.