Boat trip among icebergs, searching for narwhal | Qaanaaq
There are many large glaciers releasing icebergs into the fiord of Qaanaaq. Icebergs of all sizes and shapes float by, and dot the beaches at low tide.
This fiord is breeding grounds for narwhal, and thousands come into the fiord every summer. This is the best place in Greenland to have a chance to catch a glimpse of these legendary whales. Locals stop the boat engine in the middle of the fiord, and float in silence to watch out for narwhal. This is because they are very sensitive to noise, and dive deep at the sound of a motor. Listen to the sound of waves lapping at the boat, watch the clouds float by above you, empty your mind and take in the peacefulness. Hunters may wait like this for 2 or 3 days, so you will be lucky to see narwhal on a one day trip. Sometimes they just surface a few meters from the boat. Other times they are tiny black specs in your binoculars, among the sparkling waves.
Qaanaaq is well known for its quiet seas - it is positioned in a place where the wind is calm. It is not rare that many kilometres of the broad fiord is entirely still, reflecting the peaks and glaciers in the distance in perfect symmetry.
Join us on this leisurely cruise among the icebergs, with views of the ice cap and glaciers under the midnight sun. Select your preferred date and click Book Now to reserve your place.
- 1 to 5 passengers
- Local guide
- Coffee and tea
What to bring
- Layered clothing. Ideally, you should pack a thermal underwear layer (top and bottom), activity layer (e.g. hiking pants and shirt), insulation layer (e.g. fleece or down jacket), and outer layer of windproof clothing (top and bottom). You may not need all of this on any particular day, but you should have it available. You should always bring a windproof jacket, regardless of the weather.
- Warm hat, gloves, buff or scarf, gloves
- Sturdy shoes (e.g. hiking boots)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen & sun hat (depending on weather)
- Camera with extra batteries
- Day pack
- Water bottle
- This is tour to see narwhal, not to catch them. If you are interested in the traditional skills of narwhal hunting by kayak and harpoon, contact us at email@example.com.
- It can be cold on the boat in the Arctic. Down jacket, warm over-trousers are recommended. Dress in layers so that you can adjust when it is warm.
- It is possible to combine this tour with another boat trip, and enjoy a long day out under the midnight sun. You can book a combi-tour when you make a reservation:
- Siorapaluk, the northernmost settlement
- Glacier front of Quinissut
- Picturesque settlement Qeqertarsuaq
- If you need assistance to book your flight or accommodation, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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2 600 DKK
Multi-day TourGroup Pricing
Summer vacation under the midnight sun | Qaanaaq | North GreenlandFrom 7 900 DKK
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The northernmost settlement Siorapaluk | QaanaaqFrom 2 600 DKK
Day Tour1 to 5 passengers included
Picturesque Settlement Qeqertarsuaq | QaanaaqFrom 2 600 DKK
Summer in the Far North | QaanaaqFrom 17 500 DKK