Glacier Cruise | Qaqortoq | South Greenland
Witness the incredible icebergs and glaciers of Qalerallit Imaa Fjord with this four-hour glacier cruise! You will travel 80 kilometres north of Qaqortoq, cruise between gigantic icebergs and be rewarded with amazing views of a glacier branch of the Greenland ice sheet.
In Qaqortoq Harbor, you will be met by a local captain, who safely will sail you through the vast waters of South Greenland. Once you are suited with a safety vest, you can jump aboard the boat. Enjoy the mesmerizing views of vegetated landscapes and passing icebergs – it is also possible to spot seals and whales, so keep an eye out for the gentle giants.
Qalerallit Imaa Fjord holds three active and productive glacier branches, of the Inland Icecap. The glaciers calve beautiful icebergs into the fjord, creating spell-binding sceneries of white and blue nuanced ice azures, contrasting the dark blue sea. As you make your way through the fjord, you will meet the fjords large bird colonies, and complete silence, once in a while disturbed by calving icebergs.
We will cruise in between the icebergs, to get the best views of the glacier. Cruising through the icebergs is quite an extraordinary experience. Once we arrive at one of the three glacier branches, the captain will stop the boat, so you can enjoy the calming sound of melting icebergs. If you are lucky, you can experience the dramatic, but the beautiful sight of a calving iceberg.
To see the frozen wonders of the Arctic, icebergs and glaciers, reserve your place by clicking on Book Now.
- 4h Boat tour from Qaqortoq to the glacier
- Local captain
- Tea & coffee
- Heated cabin boat, with seats for all
What to bring
- 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
- Food & nacks
- The departure time for this tour is flexible. However, if your booking does not meet the minimum number of passengers required for the tour to run, we may need to move your chosen departure time to match you up with the next possible tour. In this case, we will contact you by email to verify that the change is OK.
- Although this adventure takes place on a closed boat, you will want to spend time out on the decks for the best views. Make sure you dress appropriately and, regardless of the weather, it is always a good idea to bring a windproof jacket and gloves
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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