Ilulissat Icefjord Tours
Find the perfect tour for you to the amazing Ilulissat Icefjord in Greenland. The Icefjord and nearby area has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, and for good reason! This natural wonder has an amazing history.

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Ilulissat Icefjord Tours

Find the perfect tour for you to the amazing Ilulissat Icefjord in Greenland. The Icefjord and nearby area has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, and for good reason! This natural wonder has an amazing history.
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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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Hike Along The Icefjord | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Come along this invigorating guided hike along the enchanting and spell-binding Kangia Icefjord. On this tour, you will experience the very best of Ilulissat, from the Arctic fauna to mountain in all shapes and sizes to the peacefulness resting on the arctic tundra. This is an extended Sermermiut adventure, you will never forget. Enroute the guide will tell you and your fellow explorers about fauna, geology and the history of the area.  Enjoy the never-ending view of icebergs resting on the Disko Bay waters! Your adventure starts at Kussangajaannguaq 7 and takes you out of town to the old quarry. From the quarry, we venture towards Seqinniarfik, the place where we welcome the sun. Every year on January 13th, the local inhabitants of Ilulissat gather at this place after the long polar night and welcomes the sun by singing. Seqinniarfik holds an outstanding view of the Icefjord, enjoy your lunch and the mesmerizing view of giant ice azures.  Next destination of the day, takes you to Nakkaavik. Nakkaavik is near the Sermermiut settlement and is one of Ilulissat's most popular viewpoints. When the Inuit use to inhabit Sermermiut, the elders would sacrifice them self by jumping off the cliff into the icy Kangia Icefjord, for the better of the settlement. When you are done enjoying Nakkaavik's view, the tour continues toward Sermermiut. Sermermiut is an old Inuit settlement and has been inhabited for over 4000 years by different Inuit cultures. Here you will get to explore hidden Inuit graves and the remains of the last Inuits who lived there. We return to Ilulissat by the wooden path towards the old heliport.  Join this guided hike along the Kangia Icefjord, showing you the very best of Ilulissat! Tie you hiking boots and bring your fellow explorers. Check the booking availability by pressing 'Choose a date' above. 

Duration:
5hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Duration:
2hours
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All year
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Master Exploring Ilulissat Icefjord From Above | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Explore the best of Greenland on this flight over the top attractions around the Ilulissat area. If you want to experience the very best of Ilulissat, do not hesitate to join this tour! it all you should join in this tour! 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. We will fly north to the amazing Eqi glacier, which is a very productive glacier that calves huge icebergs every day. The edge of Eqi glacier is a four-kilometre-wide wall of ice. From here we fly to the Greenland Icecap, which covers most of the country's surface. Imagine only seeing the ice with amazing structures, filling the whole horizon. We will continue over the tundra, where the colours change from white to all kinds of green and rusty colours. Here we might be lucky to spot caribou or musk oxen. But hold on, we are not finished yet. The tour continues back to Ilulissat and the UNESCO World Heritage of Ilulissat Icefjord, over the Isua Glacier and the moraine edge of Kangia, where you can see the traces of rocks being pushed forward by the ice. When flying over the Icefjord you will see the endless stream of icebergs in all thinkable shapes and sizes. Some as big as islands, drifting quietly to the sea. You might also be lucky to spot a whale or other Arctic wildlife while flying around the area. To see all this by plane is a lifetime experience, that you should not miss when travelling in Greenland. 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:
90minutes
Available:
Mar. - Aug.
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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:
4hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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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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Duration:
3hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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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:
6days
Available:
July
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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.
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Duration:
3hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Duration:
2hours
Available:
Jan. - Apr.
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Icefjord Snowshoe Hike | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Have you ever wondered how fun it would be to try out snowshoeing? If you have, then this trip is the ultimate choice for you. This trip takes you along the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ilulissat Isfjord, guaranteeing an unforgettable experience. Even for you who just want to try something different while in Ilulissat. This trip is for everyone who loves being outdoors and can’t get enough of the spectacular landscape. Hike on the untouched tundra with only the traces of snowmobiles other snowshoe walkers and if you are lucky some animal tracks as well. Track through the snow-covered landscape which is easiest with snowshoes which also allows you to try out something new and fun. Ascending and descending hills and mountainsides whilst breathing in the fresh cold breeze of the arctic wind. On this tour, you will get to walk on the famous Kangia Icefjord among humongous icebergs and in the safe hands of your guide, travel safely onto the ice-filled fjord. If the conditions allow, we will have picnic lunch among the icebergs and enjoy our view in every direction. The famous Sermeq Kujalleq Gletjser further up the 56-kilometre-long fjord, is where the 20 million tons ice originates from. Get to come up close to the huge ice sculptures as you wander on the fjord of ice mass. After a lovely lunch in the scenic landscape, we will head on towards the ruins of Sermermiut settlement. This is where the first Inuit people settled over 4000 years ago, the Saqqaq people. After the cultural tour among the ruins, we will climb a hill for approximately an hour, where we will be rewarded an astonishing panoramic view over the fjord. Plenty of time to relax and enjoy the calm surroundings and breathtaking view and take pictures to bring home. Join this amazing journey through the arctic tundra on snowshoes and hike among humongous icebergs! See availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above and book your today.

Duration:
4.5hours
Available:
Mar. - Jan.
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Glacier & Icefjord Flightseeing | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Join on this amazing tour and bring home the best pictures from Ilulissat! Let AirZafari fly you over the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Ilulissat Icefjord and see 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. Well, onboard the pilot goes through the safety instructions and asks you to take on your headset, through which you can communicate. Immediately after take-off, the great view will appear for you. We'll fly to the closest glacier, known as the northern glacier and then fly out over the Icejord the icebergs will appear in all imaginable shapes and sizes, some reaching a height of 100 meters above sea level. When you fly over the giant icebergs you will get close to them in a different way and sometimes you will see small azure blue lakes with melted water on the icebergs. There is a never ending flow of icebergs coming through the fjord on their way to the sea and every day the sight is different. You might also be lucky to spot a whale while flying. 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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Explore Ilulissat Icefjord By Snowshoe | Disko Bay

Discover the beauty of Ilulissat Icefjord with this 5-hour snowshoe hike. In the company of a local guide, you will be venturing out on the white slopes of Ilulissat backcountry, cross frozen lakes and experience the icebergs of the Icefjord! Ilulissat Icefjord is known for its towering icebergs and spell-binding surroundings. The icebergs of the fjord, calves from one of the world’s most active glaciers, the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier. Did you know that the Sermeq Kujalleq calve out 10 pct. of Greenland’s icebergs? On this tour, you will get to experience the magnificent scenery of Icebergs from the shore of the fjord! Your tour starts by Ilulissat Guesthouse, where you will be met by your group and guide. A short briefing of the tour will take place, and you will get equipped with a pair of snowshoes. Once you are ready, you will venture out on the frozen Arctic tundra. Conquering the slopes of Ilulissat by snowshoe is an exhilarating experience! You will feel the cold bite your cheeks and your breath adjust to the cold temperatures. As you hike through the snow, you will come across several frozen lakes.  The Arctic temperatures create a stunning mosaic of frozen lake water – the perfect photo opportunity for documenting your hiking adventure! As you are in the care of educated and experienced guides, the guide will evaluate if the ice is safe to cross. The final destination of the tour is the incredible Icefjord. You will get to enjoy the scenery of ice with a hot cup of something good and biscuits served by your guide. Seeing the massive blocks of icebergs drift through the fjord, and hearing the dramatic sound of a calving iceberg, is worth the hard work of hiking! If you are looking for things to do, during your winter visit to Ilulissat, we suggest that you put on your warmest hat and join this exhilarating hike to the UNESCO World Heritage, Ilulissat Icefjord! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.

Duration:
4.5hours
Available:
Feb. - Apr.
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Duration:
5days
Available:
Jan. - Apr.
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Snowshoe Hike Express To Ilulissat Icefjord | Disko Bay

Explore the fascinating UNESCO World Heritages, Ilulissat Icefjord and Sermermiut valley, with this 3-hour afternoon snowshoe-hike! This tour is perfect for you, who are looking to explore the best of what Ilulissat has to offer in one afternoon. Sermermiut valley stretches from the outskirts of Ilulissat town to the incredible Icefjord and is known for its views of the massive icebergs and fascinating history of Inuit settlements. Make your way through town to Ilulissat guesthouse. Upon arrival, you will be introduced to your guide and get equipped with a pair of snowshoes. The first part of your afternoon snowshoe-hike takes you through Ilulissat town. After this short stretch, you will set out on the white slopes of Sermermiut. The route of the day is dependent on the snow and weather conditions, but you will be hiking to an amazing viewpoint, from where you will be able to overlook the gigantic icebergs of Ilulissat Icefjord. As you conquer the Arctic tundra, you will feel the cold bite your cheeks and your breath adjust to the cold temperature. At the viewpoint, your guide will serve you tea and coffee and tell you the history of the valley, which has been inhabited by different Inuit cultures.  If the snow conditions allow, you will be able to see the ruins of the former settlements! It is a fairly easy hike and can be done by all who are physically active on a regular basis. If you are looking for things to do in Ilulissat, we suggest that you join this exhilarating afternoon snowshoe hike, showing the highlights of the UNESCO World heritage in Ilulissat. Check the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.

Duration:
3hours
Available:
Feb. - Apr.
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Duration:
8days
Available:
Jan. - Apr.
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Ilulissat Icefjord | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Witness the incredible icebergs of Ilulissat Icefjord on this two-hour boat tour. With a local captain, you will be cruising among the massive icebergs of the Icefjord. This tour is for anyone looking to experience the wonders of the Arctic! The icebergs of Ilulissat Icefjord originates from one of the world’s fastest and most active glaciers, the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier. The beautiful scenery of Ilulissat Icefjord is not only created by the active glacier but also due to the location. Did you know, that the glacier is one of few, that actually reaches the sea?   By Ilulissat harbor, your captain will seat you and your fellow explorers on the open vessel, that will safely take you between the ice. En route, we might be lucky to spot a whale or two, so keep an eye out for the whales, playing hide and seek between the waves! When arriving at the mouth of the fjord, the captain will slowly steer the vessel into the Kangia, so you can enjoy the towering icebergs and spell-binding scenery. It is quite a unique experience to drift through the fjord, with the white and blue nuanced icebergs surrounding you. But the massive ice azures are only the tip of the iceberg, as the dramatic sight and sound of calving icebergs will decorate your inner explorer! Due to the incredible beauty of the Icefjord, dramatic landscape of glacial ice and calving icebergs steadily drifting out to sea, the fjord is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage. As you are cruising in between the massive ice blocks, you will understand why the awe-inspiring natural phenomena is a world heritage. So what are you waiting for? Hurry up and book your ice cruise in Ilulissat, Greenland today! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.
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Duration:
2hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Northern Lights Photography | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Bring the most amazing pictures home from your winter trip to Greenland. Learn how to capture the beauty of the northern lights and bright stars over the snow-covered landscape. While in Ilulissat you should take the advantage of this tour under the clear skies full of stars and watch the Aurora Borealis dance above you. You meet by Hotel Hvide Falk in Ilulissat town. Here you'll meet your photography guide, who will explain about taking pictures of the northern lights and the arctic night sky. You will learn about the camera settings over a cup of coffee or tea. Now you are ready to venture out to hike in the white landscape and feel the snow crunch under your feet while you on snowshoes maneuver your way with the help of your flash light and a professional guide. You will be heading just outside of Ilulissat town, away from the city lights, where the darkness lets you enjoy the dancing colours of green and pink in the arctic night sky. On the tour we will walk along the icefjord mixing northern lights with the view of huge icebergs. This hike is for everyone who wants to experience the Aurora Borealis whilst in Greenland and bring the memories back home, combined with snowshoeing over the snow-covered terrain. Among icebergs scattered across the Ilulissat Icefjord and absolute silence you will get to enjoy the show of colours in the company of your fellow photographers in the safe hands of your guide and professional photographer. A great way to end a day of new experiences and excitement. Come join this hike through arctic landscape in the hunt of the Northern Lights. Bring your camera and plenty of memory on the SD card. See availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ and book your trip now. *Please note, that there is no guarantee for northern lights.

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About Ilulissat Icefjord

1. What is special about Ilulissat Icefjord?

Ilulissat Icefjord, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage, is full of ice all year round. This is because the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier at the bottom of the fjord is one of the fastest moving in the world, and the amount of icebergs it releases into the Icefjord is the largest in the northern hemisphere. 

The mouth of the fjord is shallow, which make the icebergs ground, so the fjord becomes choked with ice. The icebergs are truly massive, like islands of ice, dwarfing the boats that take you to them. 

2. When is the best season to go to Ilulissat Icefjord?

You can see the icebergs all year round, and they are impressive in each season. In the summer, midnight sun tours among the icebergs are popular, with the low sun painting the sky, water and icebergs. A tour on a sunny day will give you amazing shades of blue and green, and in overcast or foggy weather, they loom mysteriously white in a monotone landscape - a favorite for many photographers. In the winter, boats sail through waters that can sometimes be like sailing through slush ice. 

There are short hikes to the Icefjord in all seasons. In the winter, with luck, you will see northern lights reflecting on the icebergs.

3. How do I get to the glacier at the Icefjord?

The glacier front that calves icebergs lies 50 km (30 miles) from the mouth of the fjord and is inaccessible by either boat or land. A sightseeing tour by aircraft will take you over the Icefjord to the glacier front and inland ice, and is the only way you can see the glacier at the bottom of the fjord.

4. Can I walk to the Icefjord from the town?

Yes, it only takes half an hour to have a magnificent view. It’s easy to walk to Sermermiut, a valley overlooking the Ilulissat Icefjord, where there used to be settlements from different ages. If you take a guided tour, you will hear about the different Inuit cultures that lived here starting 4000 years ago. 

There are 3 hiking routes too, marked by different colors. The short routes will take you an hour or two from town and back, and the long trail will take more than half a day.