Arctic Nature & Wildlife Tours

Experience Arctic nature and wildlife of Greenland, whether you're looking for glaciers, icebergs, wildlife such as reindeer or muskox, flying over an icefjord, fishing for arctic char, kayaking or humpback whale watching, you can find them here.

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Arctic Nature & Wildlife Tours

Experience Arctic nature and wildlife of Greenland, whether you're looking for glaciers, icebergs, wildlife such as reindeer or muskox, flying over an icefjord, fishing for arctic char, kayaking or humpback whale watching, you can find them here.
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Arctic Circle Wilderness Hike | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

This is a true wilderness trekking trip! We will only be sleeping in tents, and carry everything we need for the whole trip in our backpacks. We will be hiking almost the entire time within the new Unesco World Heritage landscape of Aasivissuit- Nipisat.The hike will go through very untouched nature, and we are likely to encounter animals such as Reindeer, Musk-Oxes, Polar Foxes and numerous bird species. Along the way we pass numerous lakes and small rivers, so bring your fishing rod if you feel like. We may then catch a nice snack in the evening. However this is not primarily a fishing trip, this is primarly a hiking trip, where there is possibilities for fishing in the evening and on the rest days.From Kangerlussuaq airport we will grab a taxi eastwards to the ice sheet. From there we will start our hike northwards with spectacular views of the Greenland ice cap.After hiking northwards for a day, we will turn to the west and hike for 4 days through the pristine wilderness and end up at the Unesco world heritage site of Aassivisuit. Here we will have a rest day, with possibilities of fishing, small hiking excursions to see the cultural heritage at this site, or just relaxing and enjoying life!Together with a experienced Arctic Nature Guide, you will on this trek have a unique chance to experience the untouched nature of Greenland, but also ancient Unesco cultural heritage of the Inuits.In the evening of return we will be eating a better dinner, and hopefully finish with a party.    

Duration:
9days
Available:
Aug. - Sep.
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Wildlife Hiking Safari | Kangerlussuaq

Join a hike into the vast and breathtaking landscape of Kangerlussuaq. As the rugged terrain homes the arctic wildlife, you don’t have to venture for long to spot or hear the many animals wandering the desert valleys and hillsides. Much in Greenland is worth exploring, but for wildlife it does not get better than this.Greenland covers an area of 2.184.700, making it the world biggest island. Approximately 8.000 square kilometers of that land, is Kangerlussuaq. The place of a massive size is a wonderland for every explorer. For hiking enthusiasts, this is the perfect playground not only to conquer mountain tops, but also to witness the arctic animals living in their natural habitat. We promise the breathtaking landscapes becomes even more magnificent when encountering wildlife.Scout for the birds above you and see if you can spot the great white tailed eagle, a huge bird that has a wingspan up to a little over 2 meters. Seeing this beauty gliding above you is a mesmerizing sight. On ground, you will come across arctic rabbits, foxes, and the larger mammal’s of caribou and musk ox. Many travel to Kangerlussuaq to witness the majestic musk ox, that thrives in these parts of Greenland. These giants can weigh up to 400 kilos and can be witnessed from a good distance, they are not dangerous. But these massive mammals will charge, if they feel threatened or you have entered their territory. Rest assured, this will not be a problem as you will be joined by an experienced guide who knows the signals and whereabouts of the musk ox.Tie your hiking boots and bring your camera for this adventure! Check out the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above and book your trip today.

Duration:
5.5hours
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All year
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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.

Duration:
6hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Hike To Garnet Rock | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Explore the incredible backcountry of Kangerlussuaq and bring a gemstone with you home! This tour is the quintessence of a Greenlandic summer exploration! You'll be driven to the Tacan by bus or car, a mountain to the south of Kangerlussuaq. You'll start the hike from here. It's mainly downhill but it can't be avoided to go up some hills along the way, but it will be at a pace that won't be too demanding. Along the way, chances of seeing a herd of musk oxen grazing and other wildlife such as reindeers, arctic hares, and polar foxes, are very good whilst taking in all the sights and smells, such as the uplifting scents of crowberry bushes, dwarf birch, and rhododendron bushes.After approximately 2-3 hours you will have reached Garnet Rock where you will have a rest and be able to eat your packed lunch while enjoying the silence around you. After eating, you will be given a hammer and a chisel so you can dig for your very own piece of the famous Garnet stones. Close to the rock, there are good chances of seeing Peregrine falcons as these grounds are near their nesting grounds. These falcons are quite rare, so seeing them is a spectacular experience. The guide will help you in finding some interesting pieces, and who knows what you might find! And even if you don't this tour will have you smiling for the next week.After taking in all these great experiences and the fresh mountain air, you will be heading back along the Ferguson lake and over to where a bus or car will be waiting to pick you up and take you back to Kangerlussuaq. Who knows what jewels you might find on this wonderful adventure? Go ahead and check the dates to see if you can go on this exploration! Just click 'Choose a date' above.

Duration:
8hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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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. - Sep.
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Duration:
7hours
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All year
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Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland

This is our most wild and long expedition that we offer. During this 11 days you will be out in the wilderness as much as possible, 9 days. This trip combines a glacier traverse of 4 days carrying all gear with you with a backpack of about 10-15 kg and some hiking peaks and incredible views over hundreds of nunataks, mountains surrounded by glaciers! The first 4 days out you will cross glaciers, camp on snow, melting it to cook and reach view point over the entire valley and pitch the tent between colorful granite peaks. At the end of the traverse we will have time to recharge energy and get more food for the coming days.The next 4 days are not less exciting! We will start by crossing a big glacier called Kaarale, 2.4 km wide and reach the opposite side of the fjord. The crossing of this glacier might take the whole day (4-6 hours), because it is not covered in snow and the crevasses make the way across much longer than 2,4 km. On the opposite side we will establish camp.and the mission will be to reach some peaks behind our camp from where we will admire hundreds of unnamed and unexplored peaks surrounded by glaciers, called in glaciology nunataks. ​The highlights of this trip are: glacier traverse, remote fjords, glacier travel and ice climbing, summit, wilderness camping.​LocationThe area where we will go is situated 60 km north of Kulusuk, in Tunu bay, between 2 and 4 hours by speed boat depending sea ice conditions. From here we will start our 4 days glacier traverse across huge valleys surrounded by steep mountains. At the end of the traverse we will camp in one of the most stunning location of the whole trip, in front of a calving glacier called Kaarale, situated in Sermiligaaq ford.During the next 5 days we will have time to rest, repack our bags with new food delivered by boat and reach the wildest area of the entire trip. The plan starts with crossing from south to north the terminal part of the Kaarale glacier, which will take the whole day. After that our goal is to reach some of the nunatak peaks that are dominating the fjord of Semiligaaq. ​AccomodationIn this trip 2 nights are included in Hotel Kulusuk (full board). The rest 8 nights will be spent in expedition tents in the locations described above.​LogisticsAt arrival your guide will pick you up at the airport and from there you will reach the hotel Kulusuk by car. After making yourself confortable you will have a meeting where the plan of the expedition will be explained. All our transportation to our explored areas are made with the help of the locals, the most experience boat drivers used to deal with extreme sea ice conditions.​SafetyAll our guides are part of the Associasson of Icelandic Mountain Guides and qualified Alpine trekking Guides. Beside this we also make sure to have guides with extensive wilderness first aid examinations and be qualified first responders. These for us are some of the qualifications needed to be able to guide our guests in such remote and wild places. All areas of East Greenland are also territory of the polar bear so this land can't be underestimated and a real precaution must be taken. We provide guiding service from guides that we totally trust that will make sure you will have the best memorable time in East Greenland.

Duration:
11days
Available:
Jul. - Aug.
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Traditional Hunting & Camping | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Join a Greenlandic hunter in the wilderness and experience the traditional way of inland camping and hunting. Here you have the opportunity to feel and learn more about the ways of living that has supported different Arctic hunting cultures. At this camp a minimum of changes has been made due to the fact that you as a visitor are a part of the camp. In other words, you experience a hunting camp as it will be carried out when the hunter and his family are here. For millennia the inland hunting grounds have been the scene for the early caribou hunt. In former days the hunt was essential for getting the fur of caribou, which by weight is the warmest fur obtainable. As well as the antlers which was used for hunting tools. Meat was dried for conservation and could thereby by a food source lasting for winter.Your guide will hunt, mainly for caribou, meat will be dried, skin scraped or tanned and dried for use as sleeping mats or maybe clothing, we collect wood for cooking and simply live the hunting camp life with all its aspects. Therefore there is also no other itinerary than the day and time for start and end of the tour.As any indigenous people the Greenlanders used any new commodity that would help ease the way of living. So will we off course in this camp. We might also experiment with tanning methods used by the native Americans or others to get the best possible hide out of the caribou skin.  The camp is situated just South of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Nipisat-Aasivissuit, with its long history of Arctic cultures who had their hunting grounds in this area for millennia.

Duration:
5days
Available:
Sep. - Dec.
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Camp Musk Ox Lake | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Get face to face with one of Greenland's big mammals - the musk ox. Join on this ultimate wildlife experience and get close to musk oxen while kayaking on a big lake. Camp Musk Ox Lake offers a true wilderness experience, you will be hiking, kayaking, and camping far away from the civilisation, in this place that can only be reached by foot.During the two days of the camp we will be paddling and look out for opportunities to get close to the musk ox. The musk oxen often do not see the kayaker as a threat and we might get as close as 10 meters from the animals without them fleeing. A thrill of a lifetime!  This area is the territory of the musk ox and people rarely visit. Here the wildlife has perfect conditions with dry South facing slopes, a windy highland plateau for hot days and wet fertile meadows in close vicinity.In order to make the most of the trip we also go ashore from the lake, to hike to hilltops, so we truly can see the greatness of the country - from there you will be able to see the vast Ice Cap, mountains, valleys, rivers, and wildlife nearby the river delta.We try our hardest to protect our beautiful environment, therefore we always eat as locally as possible. The meals of the trip will therefore in a great extent be based on locally hunted meat from musk ox, caribou, snow hare, and maybe fish - that we usually supply with whatever wild herbs or mushrooms we can harvest in the nature. Pack your hiking boots and join on this wildlife adventure in Kangerlussuaq. See the availability by pressing 'Choose a date' above, and book your trip today.

Duration:
4days
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Jul. - Aug.
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4hours
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90minutes
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4hours
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3.5hours
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May. - Sep.
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A day in the life of a Greenlandic Fisherman | Nuuk

Become a fisherman for a day and hop on board, this tour takes you around the surrounding seas of the capital! Greenland is known for its unbelievably stunning nature and vast and rich seas, but Nuuk offers extraordinary opportunities for sailing and fishing.Greenland's largest income comes from the fishing industry, and on this tour, you will understand why! Even though, the lives of the modern Inuit are dominated by a modern lifestyle, being in nature is still an essential necessity for the Greenlandic people. Fishing is enjoyed by all ages, from small children to the elderly. And we promise you will love it, just as much! You will not only come home with an extraordinary experience, but you will also come home with your freshly caught fish.The captain knows the surrounding seas of the capital, like the palm of his own hands. So it is on forehand promised, that you will be fishing in the richest waters. Experienced or not, deep fishing is for all. The captain and guide will bring the gear and take care of your freshly caught cod or Acadian redfish.In between catching fish and sailing, there will be time to enjoy the majestic nature of Nuuk fjord with a hot cup of coffee! During the tour, the guide will tell you all about the fjord and if you are lucky, you might meet one of the many icebergs, calving from the Narsap Sermia Glacier. The icebergs are amazingly beautiful with their white and blue colours - the boat will stop at the most beautiful iceberg,  so you can capture it through your camera lens!The sea doesn’t freeze in the winter and there is enough fish all year round, so this tour is available at any time! Bring your warmest hat and your camera. Press "Choose a date" above and book your tour today. 

Duration:
4hours
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3hours
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Duration:
8hours
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Jun. - Oct.
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Fishing Tour | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Catch your own fish with this sea-angling tour from Ilulissat. Sea-angling can be done by anyone, young, old, experienced or first-timer. Your guide will be there every step of the way, to assist you on your sea-angling adventure.  Sea-angling in extraordinary surroundings is what to be experienced on this exciting sea-angling tour!Reel in your excitement, as you wait for your pickup. Your tour starts on Ilulissat pier, where you will be welcomed by your captain. Hop on board and get comfortable, before you try your luck with sea-angling! From here we venture out on the vast waters of Disko Bay and 5 hours of fishing awaits you.The captain knows the best fishing spots, but you have several destinations you can choose between. Try your luck on open water, where you can catch cod, catfish and redfish. It is also possible to sail into the ice fjord and catch halibut. But wherever you choose to go, you are promised a fish on the hooks and beautiful surroundings. The captain and guide will provide you with gear and equipment.The neighbouring waters of Ilulissat, are famous for its summer residents of whales, so keep an eye out for the whales playing hide and seek between the waves. You can also catch your own dinner, as the guide can organize with the chefs of Hotel Arctic to prepare your fish for dinner, and if not, the fish will be donated to a local care home.Do not hesitate to jump on board and join us for hours of fishing in beautiful surroundings. Check the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.

Duration:
6hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Redfish tour | Nuuk

Go on a fishing tour just near the capital of Greenland and return to Nuuk with your freshly caught fish to make your very own delicious fish'n'dish!Nuuk lies at the tip of the Nuuk Fjord, which is also the world's second largest fjord system. Inside the fjord system there are 3 fjords and one of them leads to 2 glaciers which calve unique and magnificent icebergs both big and small, it is absolutely beautiful the way they decorate the landscape with their fun shapes - as nature itself has sculpted.On this trip you will see a small part of the fjordsystem as you are going to Qooqqut - which is also just the best place to fish redfish, it’s so great that this place is known as the "Redfish Hole". Greenlanders - no matter if they’re young or old - love to fish! And we think you'll enjoy it as well once you try it.Being in nature is a big part of the Greenlandic culture, and it involves sailing out to catch seals, picking berries and fishing, especially Redfish! These catches make up the traditional food that Greenlanders have been eating for hundreds of years. That’s why many of the locals have their own boats and, for example, have hunting as a main occupation or hunt a lot in their free time. Summer is the peak of sailing adventures and the locals gather with their family and friends to enjoy themselves in the wild with their fresh catch in the pot!Grab some snacks and food for this 4-hour open boat trip (2.5 hour sailing and 1.5 hour fishing) and remember to wear warm clothes! Because it can quickly get cold when you're at sea - even if the sun is shining.Check out the availability for the tour by pressing "Choose a date" and book today.

Duration:
4hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Fishing for cod | Nuuk | West Greenland

Go on a fishing tour near Greenland's capital, Nuuk, and return with your freshly caught cod,  now there's fresh fish for dinner! The weather determines the agenda for the sailing plan and depending on the weather the captain knows exactly where to sail. You don’t have to have any gear or fishing experience with you, the guide will take care of it! The adventure starts from Iggiaa (Bro O) where you’ll be welcomed and given a survival suit so you can keep warm in the open boat - because even when you’re sailing in the summer it’ll get cold sailing so fast. Where ever you stop to fish, you'll have a breathtaking view and you’ll be impressed by the depths of the sea. When the guide and the captain think they have found the perfect spot they’ll get the fishing gear for you to try your luck. There’s a lot of fish along the Greenlandic coast, so don’t worry, there will definitely be a catch! Greenlanders loves to fish! And they love the fish dried, they love the fish cooked and pretty much any way you can think of . Especially in the summer, many families or friends sail out to enjoy being in the silence of nature and to just go fishing. A big part of Greenlandic culture is to be in the silence and beauty of nature, and you’ll definitely enjoy it as well. It’s possible to go fishing throughout the year, because here in the Nuuk area, the sea doesn’t freeze to ice. On your way back to Nuuk, you’ll just lean back and enjoy the rest of your time in the boat by being part of nature and the most beautiful view! Check availability by pressing "Choose a date" above and book your tour today.

Duration:
3hours
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All year
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Whale Watching | Ilulissat | Diskobay

On this 2-hour whale watching tour, you will meet the gentle giants of Disko Bay, from the blue whale to the humpback whale. This tour takes place in the fantastic sceneries of Disko Bay, right outside of Ilulissat, and provides views of the very best of Arctic wildlife: Whales!Ilulissat is not only famous for its massive icebergs but also its summer residents of different species of whales. Disko Bay has perfect conditions for the whales, as its chilly waters hold a large amount of krill, for the whales to feast on.Your tour begins in Ilulissat harbor, from where you will venture out on the vast waters of Disko Bay. Enjoy the tour, and help the captain spot the gentle giants, playing hide and seek between the waves. You will be under the care of an experienced captain, that is working with whale spotters, fishermen and local hunters, so you have ensured a whale sighting on the tour.Did you know that up to 15 different species of whales travel from the Caribbean to Greenland, every summer, for the large amount of krill? And that, the same whales, usually return to the same fjords and bays?When we find a whale, the captain will stop the boat, so you can appreciate the large sea creatures in their natural habitat. Disko Bay holds different species of whales, whereas the humpback whale and minke whale are the most common. If you are lucky, we might be able to spot blue whales and fin whales. But whatever whale, we might encounter, you are promised an experience of a lifetime. Join this life invigorating whale watching tour, and book your tour today. Check the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.

Duration:
2hours
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Jun. - Sep.
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10days
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Kayaking & Arctic Char Fishing | Nuuk | West Greenland

Would you like to experience a local gem, adored by the locals? Come along to the wild and vast Akia, and kayak in the wilderness to a hidden local gem, a river full of arctic char. Your adventure starts in the colonial harbor, where you and your fellow explorer will be greeted by your captain. From here you venture out on the neighboring seas and travel to Akia, also known as the Northland. Once you get to shore, a 20-minute hike on the arctic tundra waits to be conquered. Enjoy the peacefulness and the spellbinding surroundings, keep an eye out for wildlife playing hide and seek between the mountainsides.After the 20-minute hike, you and your fellow explorer will find some kayaks waiting for you on the shore of a gigantic lake, with perfect conditions for kayaking. The captain will give you instructions on how to kayak and once you have mastered the art, you venture out on the lake! This kayaking tour takes you west to a remote and hidden river, full of arctic char. Slide your paddle slowly through the waters and let the arctic winds slip through your hair, this is an experience that will decorate any explorer! After an hour of exploring the hidden corners of the lake,  we will arrive at the river,  where you will be fishing for arctic char. The river is a local and hidden gem, due to its rich waters. In the breeding season of the arctic char, it is said that you can shovel the many fish. Enjoy the mesmerizing surroundings, while mastering the art of fishing! After a couple of hours of fishing, we return by kayak to the east of the lake and return to Nuuk by boat.  This adventure is the perfect combination of kayaking, fishing and Greenland’s outstanding nature.  Come along and bring your fellow explorers! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.  

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8hours
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Jul. - Sep.
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4hours
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Jun. - Sep.
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Arctic Nature & Wildlife Tours

Experience Arctic nature and wildlife of Greenland, whether you're looking for glaciers, icebergs, wildlife such as reindeer or muskox, flying over an icefjord, fishing for arctic char, kayaking or humpback whale watching, you can find them here.

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Arctic Nature & Wildlife Tours

Experience Arctic nature and wildlife of Greenland, whether you're looking for glaciers, icebergs, wildlife such as reindeer or muskox, flying over an icefjord, fishing for arctic char, kayaking or humpback whale watching, you can find them here.
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Arctic Circle Wilderness Hike | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

This is a true wilderness trekking trip! We will only be sleeping in tents, and carry everything we need for the whole trip in our backpacks. We will be hiking almost the entire time within the new Unesco World Heritage landscape of Aasivissuit- Nipisat.The hike will go through very untouched nature, and we are likely to encounter animals such as Reindeer, Musk-Oxes, Polar Foxes and numerous bird species. Along the way we pass numerous lakes and small rivers, so bring your fishing rod if you feel like. We may then catch a nice snack in the evening. However this is not primarily a fishing trip, this is primarly a hiking trip, where there is possibilities for fishing in the evening and on the rest days.From Kangerlussuaq airport we will grab a taxi eastwards to the ice sheet. From there we will start our hike northwards with spectacular views of the Greenland ice cap.After hiking northwards for a day, we will turn to the west and hike for 4 days through the pristine wilderness and end up at the Unesco world heritage site of Aassivisuit. Here we will have a rest day, with possibilities of fishing, small hiking excursions to see the cultural heritage at this site, or just relaxing and enjoying life!Together with a experienced Arctic Nature Guide, you will on this trek have a unique chance to experience the untouched nature of Greenland, but also ancient Unesco cultural heritage of the Inuits.In the evening of return we will be eating a better dinner, and hopefully finish with a party.    

Duration:
9days
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Aug. - Sep.
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Wildlife Hiking Safari | Kangerlussuaq

Join a hike into the vast and breathtaking landscape of Kangerlussuaq. As the rugged terrain homes the arctic wildlife, you don’t have to venture for long to spot or hear the many animals wandering the desert valleys and hillsides. Much in Greenland is worth exploring, but for wildlife it does not get better than this.Greenland covers an area of 2.184.700, making it the world biggest island. Approximately 8.000 square kilometers of that land, is Kangerlussuaq. The place of a massive size is a wonderland for every explorer. For hiking enthusiasts, this is the perfect playground not only to conquer mountain tops, but also to witness the arctic animals living in their natural habitat. We promise the breathtaking landscapes becomes even more magnificent when encountering wildlife.Scout for the birds above you and see if you can spot the great white tailed eagle, a huge bird that has a wingspan up to a little over 2 meters. Seeing this beauty gliding above you is a mesmerizing sight. On ground, you will come across arctic rabbits, foxes, and the larger mammal’s of caribou and musk ox. Many travel to Kangerlussuaq to witness the majestic musk ox, that thrives in these parts of Greenland. These giants can weigh up to 400 kilos and can be witnessed from a good distance, they are not dangerous. But these massive mammals will charge, if they feel threatened or you have entered their territory. Rest assured, this will not be a problem as you will be joined by an experienced guide who knows the signals and whereabouts of the musk ox.Tie your hiking boots and bring your camera for this adventure! Check out the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above and book your trip today.

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5.5hours
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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.

Duration:
6hours
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Jun. - Sep.
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Hike To Garnet Rock | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Explore the incredible backcountry of Kangerlussuaq and bring a gemstone with you home! This tour is the quintessence of a Greenlandic summer exploration! You'll be driven to the Tacan by bus or car, a mountain to the south of Kangerlussuaq. You'll start the hike from here. It's mainly downhill but it can't be avoided to go up some hills along the way, but it will be at a pace that won't be too demanding. Along the way, chances of seeing a herd of musk oxen grazing and other wildlife such as reindeers, arctic hares, and polar foxes, are very good whilst taking in all the sights and smells, such as the uplifting scents of crowberry bushes, dwarf birch, and rhododendron bushes.After approximately 2-3 hours you will have reached Garnet Rock where you will have a rest and be able to eat your packed lunch while enjoying the silence around you. After eating, you will be given a hammer and a chisel so you can dig for your very own piece of the famous Garnet stones. Close to the rock, there are good chances of seeing Peregrine falcons as these grounds are near their nesting grounds. These falcons are quite rare, so seeing them is a spectacular experience. The guide will help you in finding some interesting pieces, and who knows what you might find! And even if you don't this tour will have you smiling for the next week.After taking in all these great experiences and the fresh mountain air, you will be heading back along the Ferguson lake and over to where a bus or car will be waiting to pick you up and take you back to Kangerlussuaq. Who knows what jewels you might find on this wonderful adventure? Go ahead and check the dates to see if you can go on this exploration! Just click 'Choose a date' above.

Duration:
8hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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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. - Sep.
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Duration:
7hours
Available:
All year
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Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland

This is our most wild and long expedition that we offer. During this 11 days you will be out in the wilderness as much as possible, 9 days. This trip combines a glacier traverse of 4 days carrying all gear with you with a backpack of about 10-15 kg and some hiking peaks and incredible views over hundreds of nunataks, mountains surrounded by glaciers! The first 4 days out you will cross glaciers, camp on snow, melting it to cook and reach view point over the entire valley and pitch the tent between colorful granite peaks. At the end of the traverse we will have time to recharge energy and get more food for the coming days.The next 4 days are not less exciting! We will start by crossing a big glacier called Kaarale, 2.4 km wide and reach the opposite side of the fjord. The crossing of this glacier might take the whole day (4-6 hours), because it is not covered in snow and the crevasses make the way across much longer than 2,4 km. On the opposite side we will establish camp.and the mission will be to reach some peaks behind our camp from where we will admire hundreds of unnamed and unexplored peaks surrounded by glaciers, called in glaciology nunataks. ​The highlights of this trip are: glacier traverse, remote fjords, glacier travel and ice climbing, summit, wilderness camping.​LocationThe area where we will go is situated 60 km north of Kulusuk, in Tunu bay, between 2 and 4 hours by speed boat depending sea ice conditions. From here we will start our 4 days glacier traverse across huge valleys surrounded by steep mountains. At the end of the traverse we will camp in one of the most stunning location of the whole trip, in front of a calving glacier called Kaarale, situated in Sermiligaaq ford.During the next 5 days we will have time to rest, repack our bags with new food delivered by boat and reach the wildest area of the entire trip. The plan starts with crossing from south to north the terminal part of the Kaarale glacier, which will take the whole day. After that our goal is to reach some of the nunatak peaks that are dominating the fjord of Semiligaaq. ​AccomodationIn this trip 2 nights are included in Hotel Kulusuk (full board). The rest 8 nights will be spent in expedition tents in the locations described above.​LogisticsAt arrival your guide will pick you up at the airport and from there you will reach the hotel Kulusuk by car. After making yourself confortable you will have a meeting where the plan of the expedition will be explained. All our transportation to our explored areas are made with the help of the locals, the most experience boat drivers used to deal with extreme sea ice conditions.​SafetyAll our guides are part of the Associasson of Icelandic Mountain Guides and qualified Alpine trekking Guides. Beside this we also make sure to have guides with extensive wilderness first aid examinations and be qualified first responders. These for us are some of the qualifications needed to be able to guide our guests in such remote and wild places. All areas of East Greenland are also territory of the polar bear so this land can't be underestimated and a real precaution must be taken. We provide guiding service from guides that we totally trust that will make sure you will have the best memorable time in East Greenland.

Duration:
11days
Available:
Jul. - Aug.
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Traditional Hunting & Camping | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Join a Greenlandic hunter in the wilderness and experience the traditional way of inland camping and hunting. Here you have the opportunity to feel and learn more about the ways of living that has supported different Arctic hunting cultures. At this camp a minimum of changes has been made due to the fact that you as a visitor are a part of the camp. In other words, you experience a hunting camp as it will be carried out when the hunter and his family are here. For millennia the inland hunting grounds have been the scene for the early caribou hunt. In former days the hunt was essential for getting the fur of caribou, which by weight is the warmest fur obtainable. As well as the antlers which was used for hunting tools. Meat was dried for conservation and could thereby by a food source lasting for winter.Your guide will hunt, mainly for caribou, meat will be dried, skin scraped or tanned and dried for use as sleeping mats or maybe clothing, we collect wood for cooking and simply live the hunting camp life with all its aspects. Therefore there is also no other itinerary than the day and time for start and end of the tour.As any indigenous people the Greenlanders used any new commodity that would help ease the way of living. So will we off course in this camp. We might also experiment with tanning methods used by the native Americans or others to get the best possible hide out of the caribou skin.  The camp is situated just South of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Nipisat-Aasivissuit, with its long history of Arctic cultures who had their hunting grounds in this area for millennia.

Duration:
5days
Available:
Sep. - Dec.
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Camp Musk Ox Lake | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Get face to face with one of Greenland's big mammals - the musk ox. Join on this ultimate wildlife experience and get close to musk oxen while kayaking on a big lake. Camp Musk Ox Lake offers a true wilderness experience, you will be hiking, kayaking, and camping far away from the civilisation, in this place that can only be reached by foot.During the two days of the camp we will be paddling and look out for opportunities to get close to the musk ox. The musk oxen often do not see the kayaker as a threat and we might get as close as 10 meters from the animals without them fleeing. A thrill of a lifetime!  This area is the territory of the musk ox and people rarely visit. Here the wildlife has perfect conditions with dry South facing slopes, a windy highland plateau for hot days and wet fertile meadows in close vicinity.In order to make the most of the trip we also go ashore from the lake, to hike to hilltops, so we truly can see the greatness of the country - from there you will be able to see the vast Ice Cap, mountains, valleys, rivers, and wildlife nearby the river delta.We try our hardest to protect our beautiful environment, therefore we always eat as locally as possible. The meals of the trip will therefore in a great extent be based on locally hunted meat from musk ox, caribou, snow hare, and maybe fish - that we usually supply with whatever wild herbs or mushrooms we can harvest in the nature. Pack your hiking boots and join on this wildlife adventure in Kangerlussuaq. See the availability by pressing 'Choose a date' above, and book your trip today.

Duration:
4days
Available:
Jul. - Aug.
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Duration:
4hours
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Jun. - Oct.
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Duration:
90minutes
Available:
Feb. - Nov.
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Duration:
4hours
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Jun. - Oct.
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Duration:
3.5hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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A day in the life of a Greenlandic Fisherman | Nuuk

Become a fisherman for a day and hop on board, this tour takes you around the surrounding seas of the capital! Greenland is known for its unbelievably stunning nature and vast and rich seas, but Nuuk offers extraordinary opportunities for sailing and fishing.Greenland's largest income comes from the fishing industry, and on this tour, you will understand why! Even though, the lives of the modern Inuit are dominated by a modern lifestyle, being in nature is still an essential necessity for the Greenlandic people. Fishing is enjoyed by all ages, from small children to the elderly. And we promise you will love it, just as much! You will not only come home with an extraordinary experience, but you will also come home with your freshly caught fish.The captain knows the surrounding seas of the capital, like the palm of his own hands. So it is on forehand promised, that you will be fishing in the richest waters. Experienced or not, deep fishing is for all. The captain and guide will bring the gear and take care of your freshly caught cod or Acadian redfish.In between catching fish and sailing, there will be time to enjoy the majestic nature of Nuuk fjord with a hot cup of coffee! During the tour, the guide will tell you all about the fjord and if you are lucky, you might meet one of the many icebergs, calving from the Narsap Sermia Glacier. The icebergs are amazingly beautiful with their white and blue colours - the boat will stop at the most beautiful iceberg,  so you can capture it through your camera lens!The sea doesn’t freeze in the winter and there is enough fish all year round, so this tour is available at any time! Bring your warmest hat and your camera. Press "Choose a date" above and book your tour today. 

Duration:
4hours
Available:
All year
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Duration:
3hours
Available:
Jan. - Apr.
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Duration:
8hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
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Fishing Tour | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Catch your own fish with this sea-angling tour from Ilulissat. Sea-angling can be done by anyone, young, old, experienced or first-timer. Your guide will be there every step of the way, to assist you on your sea-angling adventure.  Sea-angling in extraordinary surroundings is what to be experienced on this exciting sea-angling tour!Reel in your excitement, as you wait for your pickup. Your tour starts on Ilulissat pier, where you will be welcomed by your captain. Hop on board and get comfortable, before you try your luck with sea-angling! From here we venture out on the vast waters of Disko Bay and 5 hours of fishing awaits you.The captain knows the best fishing spots, but you have several destinations you can choose between. Try your luck on open water, where you can catch cod, catfish and redfish. It is also possible to sail into the ice fjord and catch halibut. But wherever you choose to go, you are promised a fish on the hooks and beautiful surroundings. The captain and guide will provide you with gear and equipment.The neighbouring waters of Ilulissat, are famous for its summer residents of whales, so keep an eye out for the whales playing hide and seek between the waves. You can also catch your own dinner, as the guide can organize with the chefs of Hotel Arctic to prepare your fish for dinner, and if not, the fish will be donated to a local care home.Do not hesitate to jump on board and join us for hours of fishing in beautiful surroundings. Check the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.

Duration:
6hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Redfish tour | Nuuk

Go on a fishing tour just near the capital of Greenland and return to Nuuk with your freshly caught fish to make your very own delicious fish'n'dish!Nuuk lies at the tip of the Nuuk Fjord, which is also the world's second largest fjord system. Inside the fjord system there are 3 fjords and one of them leads to 2 glaciers which calve unique and magnificent icebergs both big and small, it is absolutely beautiful the way they decorate the landscape with their fun shapes - as nature itself has sculpted.On this trip you will see a small part of the fjordsystem as you are going to Qooqqut - which is also just the best place to fish redfish, it’s so great that this place is known as the "Redfish Hole". Greenlanders - no matter if they’re young or old - love to fish! And we think you'll enjoy it as well once you try it.Being in nature is a big part of the Greenlandic culture, and it involves sailing out to catch seals, picking berries and fishing, especially Redfish! These catches make up the traditional food that Greenlanders have been eating for hundreds of years. That’s why many of the locals have their own boats and, for example, have hunting as a main occupation or hunt a lot in their free time. Summer is the peak of sailing adventures and the locals gather with their family and friends to enjoy themselves in the wild with their fresh catch in the pot!Grab some snacks and food for this 4-hour open boat trip (2.5 hour sailing and 1.5 hour fishing) and remember to wear warm clothes! Because it can quickly get cold when you're at sea - even if the sun is shining.Check out the availability for the tour by pressing "Choose a date" and book today.

Duration:
4hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Fishing for cod | Nuuk | West Greenland

Go on a fishing tour near Greenland's capital, Nuuk, and return with your freshly caught cod,  now there's fresh fish for dinner! The weather determines the agenda for the sailing plan and depending on the weather the captain knows exactly where to sail. You don’t have to have any gear or fishing experience with you, the guide will take care of it! The adventure starts from Iggiaa (Bro O) where you’ll be welcomed and given a survival suit so you can keep warm in the open boat - because even when you’re sailing in the summer it’ll get cold sailing so fast. Where ever you stop to fish, you'll have a breathtaking view and you’ll be impressed by the depths of the sea. When the guide and the captain think they have found the perfect spot they’ll get the fishing gear for you to try your luck. There’s a lot of fish along the Greenlandic coast, so don’t worry, there will definitely be a catch! Greenlanders loves to fish! And they love the fish dried, they love the fish cooked and pretty much any way you can think of . Especially in the summer, many families or friends sail out to enjoy being in the silence of nature and to just go fishing. A big part of Greenlandic culture is to be in the silence and beauty of nature, and you’ll definitely enjoy it as well. It’s possible to go fishing throughout the year, because here in the Nuuk area, the sea doesn’t freeze to ice. On your way back to Nuuk, you’ll just lean back and enjoy the rest of your time in the boat by being part of nature and the most beautiful view! Check availability by pressing "Choose a date" above and book your tour today.

Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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Whale Watching | Ilulissat | Diskobay

On this 2-hour whale watching tour, you will meet the gentle giants of Disko Bay, from the blue whale to the humpback whale. This tour takes place in the fantastic sceneries of Disko Bay, right outside of Ilulissat, and provides views of the very best of Arctic wildlife: Whales!Ilulissat is not only famous for its massive icebergs but also its summer residents of different species of whales. Disko Bay has perfect conditions for the whales, as its chilly waters hold a large amount of krill, for the whales to feast on.Your tour begins in Ilulissat harbor, from where you will venture out on the vast waters of Disko Bay. Enjoy the tour, and help the captain spot the gentle giants, playing hide and seek between the waves. You will be under the care of an experienced captain, that is working with whale spotters, fishermen and local hunters, so you have ensured a whale sighting on the tour.Did you know that up to 15 different species of whales travel from the Caribbean to Greenland, every summer, for the large amount of krill? And that, the same whales, usually return to the same fjords and bays?When we find a whale, the captain will stop the boat, so you can appreciate the large sea creatures in their natural habitat. Disko Bay holds different species of whales, whereas the humpback whale and minke whale are the most common. If you are lucky, we might be able to spot blue whales and fin whales. But whatever whale, we might encounter, you are promised an experience of a lifetime. Join this life invigorating whale watching tour, and book your tour today. Check the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.

Duration:
2hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Duration:
10days
Available:
Jul. - Dec.
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Kayaking & Arctic Char Fishing | Nuuk | West Greenland

Would you like to experience a local gem, adored by the locals? Come along to the wild and vast Akia, and kayak in the wilderness to a hidden local gem, a river full of arctic char. Your adventure starts in the colonial harbor, where you and your fellow explorer will be greeted by your captain. From here you venture out on the neighboring seas and travel to Akia, also known as the Northland. Once you get to shore, a 20-minute hike on the arctic tundra waits to be conquered. Enjoy the peacefulness and the spellbinding surroundings, keep an eye out for wildlife playing hide and seek between the mountainsides.After the 20-minute hike, you and your fellow explorer will find some kayaks waiting for you on the shore of a gigantic lake, with perfect conditions for kayaking. The captain will give you instructions on how to kayak and once you have mastered the art, you venture out on the lake! This kayaking tour takes you west to a remote and hidden river, full of arctic char. Slide your paddle slowly through the waters and let the arctic winds slip through your hair, this is an experience that will decorate any explorer! After an hour of exploring the hidden corners of the lake,  we will arrive at the river,  where you will be fishing for arctic char. The river is a local and hidden gem, due to its rich waters. In the breeding season of the arctic char, it is said that you can shovel the many fish. Enjoy the mesmerizing surroundings, while mastering the art of fishing! After a couple of hours of fishing, we return by kayak to the east of the lake and return to Nuuk by boat.  This adventure is the perfect combination of kayaking, fishing and Greenland’s outstanding nature.  Come along and bring your fellow explorers! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.  

Duration:
8hours
Available:
Jul. - Sep.
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Duration:
4hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Experience Arctic nature and wildlife of Greenland, whether you're looking for glaciers, icebergs, wildlife such as reindeer or muskox, flying over an icefjord, fishing for arctic char, kayaking or humpback whale watching, you can find them here.

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Experience Arctic nature and wildlife of Greenland, whether you're looking for glaciers, icebergs, wildlife such as reindeer or muskox, flying over an icefjord, fishing for arctic char, kayaking or humpback whale watching, you can find them here.
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