Disko Bay

Find the largest selection of Disko Bay Tours in Greenland. Get up close to mesmerizing Icebergs and experience nature like nowhere else.

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Find the largest selection of Disko Bay Tours in Greenland. Get up close to mesmerizing Icebergs and experience nature like nowhere else.
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8days
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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:
8days
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Jan. - Apr.
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Midnight Cruise To Ilulissat Icefjord | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Discover the unforgettable icebergs of Ilulissat, with this two-hour boat tour! See the large icebergs, under the red and orange rays of the ever-shining arctic midnight sun, on this exciting evening tour. From May 21st to the 24th of July, you can experience the Arctic phenomenon, the ever-shining midnight sun. Combining the spell-binding Icefjord and the midnight sun, is an experience, you will remember for life. After the 24th of July, you will be sailing under the rays of the Arctic sunset.   Your tour begins by Ilulissat harbor, where your local captain will seat you in his small open vessel.  From here, you will be venturing south of Ilulissat, to the mouth of the Icefjord. En route, we might be able to spot a whale or two, playing hide and seek between the waves. The glacier of Ilulissat Icefjord is known as the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier. The glacier is one of the world’s most active and productive glaciers, and it calves over 35 km3 of ice, a year.  The icebergs tower 100 meters above the water and remember, this is just the tip of the iceberg. By the mouth of the fjord, you will be experiencing the sky-high icebergs, illuminated by the orange and red rays of the midnight sun. As we cruise through the icy waters, you will be able to see through the crystal clear waters. Let the arctic winds slip through your hair, while you enjoy the fantastic scenery of blue and white nuanced icebergs, lit up by the orange and red rays of the midnight sun! By booking this tour, you secure a personal experience, as you will be conquering the beautiful surroundings of Disko Bay, on a small vessel. Bring your camera, and put on a warm hat for this amazing cruise to Ilulissat Icefjord! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.

Duration:
2hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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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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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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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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Meet the sled dogs | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

On this tour, you will have the chance to meet the local sleddogs with their musher. This tour is perfect for you, who would like to immerse yourself in Greenlandic culture and if you are an animal lover. Grab this amazing opportunity and come along!  The Greenlandic sled dog is one of a kind - a wild animal, bred for dogsledding and surviving extreme temperatures.  The sled dogs have played a crucial role in the survival of the Inuits in Greenland. Today, you can only find sled dogs north of the polar circle, due to warm temperatures and melting sea ice.  The number of dogs has in the last 20 years reduced to half of its populations and today there are only 15.000 dogs in Greenland. Your tour begins with a transfer from your hotel to the dog yard. Here you will be met by a local musher, who will introduce you to his dogs. There is a strong bond between the musher and the dogs. The bond allows the musher and his dogs to travel far through the rough terrain of ice and snow in temperatures as low as -40 C. The local musher will tell you about life north of the polar circle, teach you how to operate the dog sledge and the hunting equipment, he uses for hunting and fishing. In case the musher does not speak English, your guide will translate. Please note, that these dogs are working dogs and not domesticated animals. It is, therefore, crucial, that you do not approach the dogs on your own. The owner will show what dogs are safe to pet. Bring your camera and fellow explorers to the dog yard! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.
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Duration:
60minutes
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Cultural & Traditional Kaffemik | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Immerse yourself in Greenlandic traditions and culture with this 1 ½ hour tour, bringing you to a local Kaffemik. There is 2670 km between Greenlands most southern and northern point, but all along the coast, you will be able to find the common tradition - Kaffemik. Kaffemik is held at any celebratory event, from a christening to a birthday. At the celebration, there are usually seasonal-based Greenlandic delicacies, coffee, tea and delicious cakes.  You will be experiencing a small part of the Greenlandic and local culture! The local hospitality is very special, the Greenlandic people will welcome you and your fellow explorers with warm laughter and open arms. It will be possible to see and hear about the national gowns and what life is like about 300 km above the Arctic circle.  Storytelling is a big part of the Greenlandic culture that goes way back to the traditional Inuits. The Inuits used storytelling as entertainment in the long, dark and cold polar night. They would sit in their peat huts, and the stories could be about everything, from the hunters day at sea to the shaman telling legends and myths. Occasionally the Greenlandic drum is brought out. Not all locals speak English, therefore your guide will translate. Please note, that there only will be served coffee, tea and baked goods on this tour.  Book this 1,5-hour visit to a local family and get in touch with the locals to hear about their everyday life in Greenland! See availability by pressing "Choose a day" above and book today.

Duration:
2hours
Available:
May. - Aug.
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Duration:
2.5hours
Available:
Jan. - Sep.
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Icebergs of Sermermiut | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Experience the extraordinary beauty of Ilulissat Icefjord with this 3-hour hike to the UNESCO world heritage area, Sermermiut. This adventure should not be missed by those infatuated by the Greenlandic nature and all its arctic wonders. The tour begins in Ilulissat with a short drive, taking you out of town, from where you will be embarking on your hike to the Sermermiut viewpoint. A valley of adventures awaits you! You will be exploring historic sites and picturesque landscapes. You and your fellow explorers will be following an uneven rocky path taking you to Ilulissat Icefjord. Continue out of the rocky path and you will be rewarded with views of Ilulissat Icefjord. From the viewpoint, you will be witnessing the icebergs voyage towards the Atlantic ocean. The soaring of a calving iceberg is an unforgettable experience, that you would not like to be without. The guide will be serving coffee, so you can enjoy nature with a hot cup of something good. The tour continues, you will be passing the old Sermermiut Settlement. Semermiut’s beauty was first discovered 4500 years ago by the Inuits.  The modest remains of the Inuit, tell stories of a people living in battle with the forces of nature. The experienced and knowledgeable guide will tell you the stories of the different Inuits once inhabiting the settlement.   If you are looking for the ice, in the land of ice and snow - then this tour is perfect for you. Book this 3-hour hike, if you want to experience traces of the past and magnificent icebergs. Check out the availability by pressing “Choose a date” above.  

Duration:
3hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Duration:
2.5hours
Available:
Jun. - Aug.
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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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Eqi Glacier Adventure | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Experience Greenland’s most active glacier, Eqi, and the small settlement of Oqaatsut with this full-day excursion! An outstanding exploration of the treasures of Disko Bay awaits you on this adventure. Hop on board our boat in Ilulissat Marina, this is an out of town adventure taking you 80 km north of Ilulissat. You will venture out on the seas of Disko Bay, where you will accompany the migrating icebergs of the Icefjord and travelling humpback whales. Once you have conquered the seas of the Disko, you will enter the fjord branch of Eqi. The branch is filled with turquoise icy water, creating a scenery unlike any other. Just entering the fjord branch, is a surreal experience - an experience that will decorate any traveller with beauty. It is an intense experience to get close to the Eqi Glacier, as you get close to the huge glacier brink. The glacier wall is 5 km wide and around 100-200 meters high. It is amazing to see the glacier calve, creating new icebergs in blue and white nuances. The shades of white and blue colours of the ice fit perfectly with the ocean. And here you just were convinced that Greenland couldn’t become more beautiful? it is an unbelievable sight. Once you have adored and enjoyed the unbelievably stunning landscape, the tour moves on to the next destination of the day. You will be visiting the small and charming hunter village, Oqaatsut. The settlement has around 25 inhabitants and holds a stunning view of Disko Island and numerous icebergs. This is really an exclusive chance to immerse yourself, in Greenlandic culture. To understand Greenlandic traditions and history, you must find yourself in the midst of it. Eqi is a must-see when you are visiting Ilulissat, and a settlement visit is a must! Book this exceptional excursion, by pressing "Choose a day" above and book now.

Duration:
7hours
Available:
Jul. - Sep.
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Experience the making of Greenlandic National Costumes | Ilulissat

Come visit the local Women’s Association house. Here you will learn about Kalaallisuut and have a first-hand experience of Greenlandic culture and traditions. “Kalaallisuut” means National costumes of Greenland/Inuit and is well worth a visit even if you are not interested in fashion or clothing. In Greenland, the Women’s Association is very well known in every town and they have over 800 members nationally. Every week they meet each other for a cup of coffee and talk about old Greenlandic handcrafts and traditions. It is important to keep and take care of the old traditions because nowadays there are only a few who master the knowledge for making the Kalaallisuut. That is why the Women’s Association is well known, for protecting a special cultural heritage, which they try to pass on to the next generation. You will be transported from the meeting point to the Women's Association’s house; where one or two members waiting for us to arrive. Within the 2 hours, there will be some demonstration of techniques and treatment of the seal skin and the Kalaallisuut. They will show you national costumes for both men and women, and tell stories about the costumes. You will get a chance to touch and feel with your own hands, like the suit, the pearls, and the seal skin. After Greenlandic tradition, coffee will be served and maybe cake to the guests. In the end, we go back to where we started. It is 2 interesting hours if you are visiting Greenland or Ilulissat, not only to experience it but also to learn some of our traditions and culture. It gives a different perspective and supports local initiatives. Come dive deep into our cultural heritage, just click on “choose a date” above and find a day that suits you.

Duration:
2hours
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All year
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Duration:
60minutes
Available:
Jul. - Aug.
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2hours
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Duration:
4.5hours
Available:
Jan. - Apr.
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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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Hunting Northern Lights with Snowmobile | Ilulissat

Go deep into the Arctic Night far from the city’s light pollution with snowmobiles and hunt the incredible phenomenon of Northern Lights in the snow-covered mountains.   This tour will follow the dogsled path into the mountains, here, without external light sources, the darkness really envelops you and the stars become much clearer. We will drive around for a bit, until we find a nice stop where we can enjoy the night sky, perhaps with a cup of warm coffee.   Northern lights carry many local tales with them, other Arctic Destinations have stories of dragons and firefoxes, but to us Inuit, they are ancestors running wild across the nightsky playing a game reminiscent of football. As kids, we were told never to whistle at the northern lights, for they would then come down, cut off our heads and play football with them. The morale was probably to get the kids to go home when darkness ensued, but we will muster some bravery and go chase the lights! Please be aware that we can never guarantee to see the northern lights, some nights we are lucky, some nights we are not. However, venturing out on snowmobiles deep into the cold Arctic night is an experience in itself, and we will, without a doubt have some fun. If the sky gets too cloudy we will do our best to re-schedule, if the tour is cancelled we will refund the full amount back to you. So if this sounds like just the tour for you, then go ahead and click on ‘Choose a date’ and find a day(night) that suits you!  

Duration:
2hours
Available:
Jan. - Apr.
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Nuuk, Ilulissat and Disko Island package | West Greenland

Book this package if you want to experience 3 incredibly different towns in Greenland. You’ll start in the capital of Greenland, Nuuk. Go to the capital of Ice, Ilulissat and visit the beautiful Disko Island. Nuuk is a modern city with a mix of traditional and modern ways of living. You’ll meet a modern Inuit society in the shape of artworks, gastronomy and of course the locals. Nearby Nuuk you’ll find the 2. Largest fjord system in the world and it is full of beautiful surroundings. There are many activities all year round with great possibilities to catch fish. You can’t find roads between towns in Greenland, therefore most traffic is by boat, ship and by flight. A very popular way of getting around among the locals is the coastline ferry, Sarfaq Ittuk, which sails from South Greenland to Disko Bay in the north. You’ll have the opportunity to experience part of this journey along the coast of Greenland, from Nuuk to Ilulissat with the locals. You can say that Ilulissat is the capital of the Disko Bay area, but more importantly, it is well known as the capital of ice. About 4.500 people live here, most make a living from fishing, that’s why it’s easy to find fresh local fish in the town and in the restaurants. In Greenlandic Ilulissat means “icebergs” and you’ll be quick to discover how well the name fits the place, as you’ll see enormous icebergs and calving glaciers! When you walk through the city you’ll get to see the Arctic sleddogs which only live in the northern part of Greenland. From Ilulissat is it possible to see the Disko Island Qeqertarsuaq. On the tour, you’ll also get to visit the fantastic and only city of Disko Island: Qeqertarsuaq, which is about a 100 km away from Ilulissat. Qeqertarsuaq is definitely an ideal place to go on hikes in the beautiful and unique terrain. You can go dogsledding here all year round, yes even in the summer. See the availability of this tour by clicking “Choose a date” above.

Duration:
11days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Northwest Greenland in Autumn | Icebergs, glaciers and Inuit settlements

Have you ever wanted to go to the Arctic? And do you have a passion for photography? Then join this breathtaking photography trip with skilled tutors to Ilulissat. Ilulissat is a small town in northwest Greenland. Ilulissat is known for its countless icebergs in the sea, and it is really living up to its name, which funnily enough means ‘icebergs’ in West Greenlandic. The autumn in Ilulissat is spectacular. The sunsets will give you heartwarming colours that will light up the town as well as the icebergs with its vivid colours. And at night it gets dark enough for the northern lights to show their dancing magical green and purple colours. And if you’re lucky you will see whales playing hide and seek in the waves. You will see the famous icefjord, that is full of majestic icebergs with dazzling blue and white toned colours, that calved from Sermeq Kujalleq (Jakobshavn Glacier). Sermeq Kujalleq calves billions of tonnes of icebergs into the Disko Bay and the icefjord. It’s one of the few UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Greenland. They say that the Titanic itself sank because of an iceberg that calved from Sermeq Kujalleq Greenland is a huge country, where there are only towns along the coastline. There are no roads that lead to other towns, except in and around the towns. You can only travel by plane or by boat. You will sail to a beautiful Island called Qeqertarsuaq and stay there for two days and explore the extraordinary surroundings. You will also sail to a small settlement called Oqaatsut and stay there for a night, it is rich in culture and holds old traditions alive. The trip starts and ends in Ilulissat. The participant can decide their own route, they can either travel through Iceland or Denmark. Get your camera ready and take your hiking shoes on and join this unforgettable adventure. Press ‘choose a date’ to find availability for this tour.

Duration:
8days
Available:
Aug. - Sep.
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Icebergs, Inuit Settlements and Aurora Phototour | Ilulissat | 8 days

Are you a keen photographer wanting to improve your skills while capturing stunning winter images of one of the most famous locations in Greenland? Join us on this 8-day photography adventure to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Ilulissat Icefjord - one of the most picturesque places on the planet. The name “Ilulissat” means “Icebergs” in the Greenlandic language. Here you will find some of the largest icebergs in the world, and it is widely believed that the iceberg that sank the Titanic originated from the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier that sits at the head of this Icefjord. Photographing these enormous ice sculptures from both land and sea is a key focus of this trip.  As is photography of the brightly coloured houses that are so characteristic of Greenland. While Ilulissat is filled with colourful buildings, it is now Greenland’s third largest city and quite modern. We will therefore travel North to the small Inuit settlement of Oqaatsut to spend several days photographing a more traditional way of life.  Oqaatsut is also a wonderful place to learn how to photograph the magical Northern Lights (weather and solar activity permitting). Due to the small population and limited light pollution, we will not need to go far to find interesting compositions that will enhance the images you capture.  The backdrop to all of this is the pristine white snow and the gorgeous pastel colours of sunrises and sunsets during the Arctic Winter. Your experienced photographic tutor will be able to assist you with both the technical and creative aspects of making the most of the spectacular light you will encounter, and ensure you return home with new photography skills and outstanding images of this remote paradise.  Scroll down to see more information in the full itinerary, and then reserve your place by clicking on “Book your tour” above.

Duration:
8days
Available:
February
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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.

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4.5hours
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Feb. - Apr.
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8days
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Midnight Cruise To Ilulissat Icefjord | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Discover the unforgettable icebergs of Ilulissat, with this two-hour boat tour! See the large icebergs, under the red and orange rays of the ever-shining arctic midnight sun, on this exciting evening tour. From May 21st to the 24th of July, you can experience the Arctic phenomenon, the ever-shining midnight sun. Combining the spell-binding Icefjord and the midnight sun, is an experience, you will remember for life. After the 24th of July, you will be sailing under the rays of the Arctic sunset.   Your tour begins by Ilulissat harbor, where your local captain will seat you in his small open vessel.  From here, you will be venturing south of Ilulissat, to the mouth of the Icefjord. En route, we might be able to spot a whale or two, playing hide and seek between the waves. The glacier of Ilulissat Icefjord is known as the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier. The glacier is one of the world’s most active and productive glaciers, and it calves over 35 km3 of ice, a year.  The icebergs tower 100 meters above the water and remember, this is just the tip of the iceberg. By the mouth of the fjord, you will be experiencing the sky-high icebergs, illuminated by the orange and red rays of the midnight sun. As we cruise through the icy waters, you will be able to see through the crystal clear waters. Let the arctic winds slip through your hair, while you enjoy the fantastic scenery of blue and white nuanced icebergs, lit up by the orange and red rays of the midnight sun! By booking this tour, you secure a personal experience, as you will be conquering the beautiful surroundings of Disko Bay, on a small vessel. Bring your camera, and put on a warm hat for this amazing cruise to Ilulissat Icefjord! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.

Duration:
2hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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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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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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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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Meet the sled dogs | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

On this tour, you will have the chance to meet the local sleddogs with their musher. This tour is perfect for you, who would like to immerse yourself in Greenlandic culture and if you are an animal lover. Grab this amazing opportunity and come along!  The Greenlandic sled dog is one of a kind - a wild animal, bred for dogsledding and surviving extreme temperatures.  The sled dogs have played a crucial role in the survival of the Inuits in Greenland. Today, you can only find sled dogs north of the polar circle, due to warm temperatures and melting sea ice.  The number of dogs has in the last 20 years reduced to half of its populations and today there are only 15.000 dogs in Greenland. Your tour begins with a transfer from your hotel to the dog yard. Here you will be met by a local musher, who will introduce you to his dogs. There is a strong bond between the musher and the dogs. The bond allows the musher and his dogs to travel far through the rough terrain of ice and snow in temperatures as low as -40 C. The local musher will tell you about life north of the polar circle, teach you how to operate the dog sledge and the hunting equipment, he uses for hunting and fishing. In case the musher does not speak English, your guide will translate. Please note, that these dogs are working dogs and not domesticated animals. It is, therefore, crucial, that you do not approach the dogs on your own. The owner will show what dogs are safe to pet. Bring your camera and fellow explorers to the dog yard! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.
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Duration:
60minutes
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Cultural & Traditional Kaffemik | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Immerse yourself in Greenlandic traditions and culture with this 1 ½ hour tour, bringing you to a local Kaffemik. There is 2670 km between Greenlands most southern and northern point, but all along the coast, you will be able to find the common tradition - Kaffemik. Kaffemik is held at any celebratory event, from a christening to a birthday. At the celebration, there are usually seasonal-based Greenlandic delicacies, coffee, tea and delicious cakes.  You will be experiencing a small part of the Greenlandic and local culture! The local hospitality is very special, the Greenlandic people will welcome you and your fellow explorers with warm laughter and open arms. It will be possible to see and hear about the national gowns and what life is like about 300 km above the Arctic circle.  Storytelling is a big part of the Greenlandic culture that goes way back to the traditional Inuits. The Inuits used storytelling as entertainment in the long, dark and cold polar night. They would sit in their peat huts, and the stories could be about everything, from the hunters day at sea to the shaman telling legends and myths. Occasionally the Greenlandic drum is brought out. Not all locals speak English, therefore your guide will translate. Please note, that there only will be served coffee, tea and baked goods on this tour.  Book this 1,5-hour visit to a local family and get in touch with the locals to hear about their everyday life in Greenland! See availability by pressing "Choose a day" above and book today.

Duration:
2hours
Available:
May. - Aug.
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Duration:
2.5hours
Available:
Jan. - Sep.
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Icebergs of Sermermiut | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Experience the extraordinary beauty of Ilulissat Icefjord with this 3-hour hike to the UNESCO world heritage area, Sermermiut. This adventure should not be missed by those infatuated by the Greenlandic nature and all its arctic wonders. The tour begins in Ilulissat with a short drive, taking you out of town, from where you will be embarking on your hike to the Sermermiut viewpoint. A valley of adventures awaits you! You will be exploring historic sites and picturesque landscapes. You and your fellow explorers will be following an uneven rocky path taking you to Ilulissat Icefjord. Continue out of the rocky path and you will be rewarded with views of Ilulissat Icefjord. From the viewpoint, you will be witnessing the icebergs voyage towards the Atlantic ocean. The soaring of a calving iceberg is an unforgettable experience, that you would not like to be without. The guide will be serving coffee, so you can enjoy nature with a hot cup of something good. The tour continues, you will be passing the old Sermermiut Settlement. Semermiut’s beauty was first discovered 4500 years ago by the Inuits.  The modest remains of the Inuit, tell stories of a people living in battle with the forces of nature. The experienced and knowledgeable guide will tell you the stories of the different Inuits once inhabiting the settlement.   If you are looking for the ice, in the land of ice and snow - then this tour is perfect for you. Book this 3-hour hike, if you want to experience traces of the past and magnificent icebergs. Check out the availability by pressing “Choose a date” above.  

Duration:
3hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Duration:
2.5hours
Available:
Jun. - Aug.
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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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Eqi Glacier Adventure | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Experience Greenland’s most active glacier, Eqi, and the small settlement of Oqaatsut with this full-day excursion! An outstanding exploration of the treasures of Disko Bay awaits you on this adventure. Hop on board our boat in Ilulissat Marina, this is an out of town adventure taking you 80 km north of Ilulissat. You will venture out on the seas of Disko Bay, where you will accompany the migrating icebergs of the Icefjord and travelling humpback whales. Once you have conquered the seas of the Disko, you will enter the fjord branch of Eqi. The branch is filled with turquoise icy water, creating a scenery unlike any other. Just entering the fjord branch, is a surreal experience - an experience that will decorate any traveller with beauty. It is an intense experience to get close to the Eqi Glacier, as you get close to the huge glacier brink. The glacier wall is 5 km wide and around 100-200 meters high. It is amazing to see the glacier calve, creating new icebergs in blue and white nuances. The shades of white and blue colours of the ice fit perfectly with the ocean. And here you just were convinced that Greenland couldn’t become more beautiful? it is an unbelievable sight. Once you have adored and enjoyed the unbelievably stunning landscape, the tour moves on to the next destination of the day. You will be visiting the small and charming hunter village, Oqaatsut. The settlement has around 25 inhabitants and holds a stunning view of Disko Island and numerous icebergs. This is really an exclusive chance to immerse yourself, in Greenlandic culture. To understand Greenlandic traditions and history, you must find yourself in the midst of it. Eqi is a must-see when you are visiting Ilulissat, and a settlement visit is a must! Book this exceptional excursion, by pressing "Choose a day" above and book now.

Duration:
7hours
Available:
Jul. - Sep.
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Experience the making of Greenlandic National Costumes | Ilulissat

Come visit the local Women’s Association house. Here you will learn about Kalaallisuut and have a first-hand experience of Greenlandic culture and traditions. “Kalaallisuut” means National costumes of Greenland/Inuit and is well worth a visit even if you are not interested in fashion or clothing. In Greenland, the Women’s Association is very well known in every town and they have over 800 members nationally. Every week they meet each other for a cup of coffee and talk about old Greenlandic handcrafts and traditions. It is important to keep and take care of the old traditions because nowadays there are only a few who master the knowledge for making the Kalaallisuut. That is why the Women’s Association is well known, for protecting a special cultural heritage, which they try to pass on to the next generation. You will be transported from the meeting point to the Women's Association’s house; where one or two members waiting for us to arrive. Within the 2 hours, there will be some demonstration of techniques and treatment of the seal skin and the Kalaallisuut. They will show you national costumes for both men and women, and tell stories about the costumes. You will get a chance to touch and feel with your own hands, like the suit, the pearls, and the seal skin. After Greenlandic tradition, coffee will be served and maybe cake to the guests. In the end, we go back to where we started. It is 2 interesting hours if you are visiting Greenland or Ilulissat, not only to experience it but also to learn some of our traditions and culture. It gives a different perspective and supports local initiatives. Come dive deep into our cultural heritage, just click on “choose a date” above and find a day that suits you.

Duration:
2hours
Available:
All year
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Duration:
60minutes
Available:
Jul. - Aug.
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Duration:
2hours
Available:
Jun. - Dec.
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Duration:
4.5hours
Available:
Jan. - Apr.
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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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Hunting Northern Lights with Snowmobile | Ilulissat

Go deep into the Arctic Night far from the city’s light pollution with snowmobiles and hunt the incredible phenomenon of Northern Lights in the snow-covered mountains.   This tour will follow the dogsled path into the mountains, here, without external light sources, the darkness really envelops you and the stars become much clearer. We will drive around for a bit, until we find a nice stop where we can enjoy the night sky, perhaps with a cup of warm coffee.   Northern lights carry many local tales with them, other Arctic Destinations have stories of dragons and firefoxes, but to us Inuit, they are ancestors running wild across the nightsky playing a game reminiscent of football. As kids, we were told never to whistle at the northern lights, for they would then come down, cut off our heads and play football with them. The morale was probably to get the kids to go home when darkness ensued, but we will muster some bravery and go chase the lights! Please be aware that we can never guarantee to see the northern lights, some nights we are lucky, some nights we are not. However, venturing out on snowmobiles deep into the cold Arctic night is an experience in itself, and we will, without a doubt have some fun. If the sky gets too cloudy we will do our best to re-schedule, if the tour is cancelled we will refund the full amount back to you. So if this sounds like just the tour for you, then go ahead and click on ‘Choose a date’ and find a day(night) that suits you!  

Duration:
2hours
Available:
Jan. - Apr.
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Nuuk, Ilulissat and Disko Island package | West Greenland

Book this package if you want to experience 3 incredibly different towns in Greenland. You’ll start in the capital of Greenland, Nuuk. Go to the capital of Ice, Ilulissat and visit the beautiful Disko Island. Nuuk is a modern city with a mix of traditional and modern ways of living. You’ll meet a modern Inuit society in the shape of artworks, gastronomy and of course the locals. Nearby Nuuk you’ll find the 2. Largest fjord system in the world and it is full of beautiful surroundings. There are many activities all year round with great possibilities to catch fish. You can’t find roads between towns in Greenland, therefore most traffic is by boat, ship and by flight. A very popular way of getting around among the locals is the coastline ferry, Sarfaq Ittuk, which sails from South Greenland to Disko Bay in the north. You’ll have the opportunity to experience part of this journey along the coast of Greenland, from Nuuk to Ilulissat with the locals. You can say that Ilulissat is the capital of the Disko Bay area, but more importantly, it is well known as the capital of ice. About 4.500 people live here, most make a living from fishing, that’s why it’s easy to find fresh local fish in the town and in the restaurants. In Greenlandic Ilulissat means “icebergs” and you’ll be quick to discover how well the name fits the place, as you’ll see enormous icebergs and calving glaciers! When you walk through the city you’ll get to see the Arctic sleddogs which only live in the northern part of Greenland. From Ilulissat is it possible to see the Disko Island Qeqertarsuaq. On the tour, you’ll also get to visit the fantastic and only city of Disko Island: Qeqertarsuaq, which is about a 100 km away from Ilulissat. Qeqertarsuaq is definitely an ideal place to go on hikes in the beautiful and unique terrain. You can go dogsledding here all year round, yes even in the summer. See the availability of this tour by clicking “Choose a date” above.

Duration:
11days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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