Chasing the Northern Lights | Ilulissat | Disko Bay
Fulfill the dream of experiencing the magical northern lights when you visit Ilulissat.
We will pick you up from your hotel and spend the evening chasing the best views of the magnificent Aurora Borealis in the darkest sites around town. This adventure will take you to the outskirts of Ilulissat where your guide will explain how storms on the Sun cause these lights in our atmosphere, while you watch them dancing above. There are Northern Lights almost every night in this part of Greenland, so you have a very good chance of seeing them during your stay.
Although your guide can help you with tips for photographing the lights, we encourage you to sit back with the included hot tea or coffee, and drink in the spectacle live. There is nothing quite like watching the ribbons and curtains of light flowing silently across the backdrop of crystal stars.
Away from the light pollution of the city, Winter’s Arctic light-show is at its most spectacular, so book your front row seat by selecting your date of travel and clicking Book Now.
Note: we use scientific predictions to determine the likelihood of the Northern Lights appearing during your tour. If it does not look good, we will let you know about an hour before the tour starts and reschedule for another night. If they do not appear at all during your stay in Ilulissat, we will refund your payment.
- Transfer to and from Hotel Arctic, Hotel Hvide Falk, Hotel Icefjord, Hotel Avannaa, or Kussangajaannguaq 7.
- Coffee & Tea
- 2 hour guided tour
What to bring
- Warm winter wear. Ideally, you should dress in layers: at least one thermal underwear layer (top and bottom), activity layer (e.g. hiking pants and shirt), and insulation layer (e.g. fleece or down jacket). The outer layer must be proper winter gear which typically has lots of insulation and is windproof. Think ski jacket and pants if you come from a warmer climate.
- Warm hat, thick windproof gloves, buff or scarf
- Insulated winter boots
- Camera with extra batteries (the cold drains the batteries faster)
- This is a winter tour at night, so please make sure you dress as warm as possible.
Terms of service
Our customers are the foundation of Guide to Greenland so we make great efforts to provide you with the best possible service.
We are located in Greenland and cooperate with everyone involved in the Greenlandic tourism industry. We are therefore perfectly placed to quickly react to changes or new wishes you may have to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime.
The earlier you book your trip, the better the prices will be, and the more likely you will be able to book the tour you want for the dates/times you want.
Package tours can be sold out more than half a year in advance (note that Guide to Greenland does not include international flights in packages, except where indicated from Iceland or Denmark). Day trips may sell out closer to your arrival date, but for popular destinations, certain dates/times can also sell out months in advance. We recommend that you secure all of your experiences by booking them well in advance of your trip.
All cancellations must be made via e-mail.
Although Guide to Greenland is committed to ensuring the best protection and service for our customers in the event of a cancellation, we are obliged to charge cancellation fees. This is in accordance with Greenland travel industry business practices. Details can be found in our general cancellation policy
Note: Due to COVID-19, a temporary cancellation policy applies. You can find it in the footer of the website under the "Terms & Conditions".
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