Whale Watching and Iceberg Safari | Tasiilaq | East Greenland
Join this 3-hour whale safari, departing from Tasiilaq! You will be scouting for whales, while drifting through the most beautiful surroundings of white icebergs, contrasting the dark blue sea.
Already when leaving Tasiilaq, you will be met by the many icebergs that characterize the fjord of Sermilik. While you enjoy the scenery, the captain will be scouting for whales of all kinds.
We'll be heading out of the fjord, towards the open sea. Here the good chances of spotting Humpbacks, Minkes and the enormous Fin whales. If we're extremely lucky we might even see the Orcas!
The humpback whales are wonderful to come across, as they are not as shy as other whales and will often show their white-spotted tail as they dive. As it can grow up to 18 meters it is a big whale, but it is also the most acrobatic of the large whales. The humpback can leap completely out of the water, a rare and incredible sight for the lucky few.
Many of the whales come here for the large schools of capelin, a small fish similar to herring. These fish provide an excellent food source for both whales and the local people. A local delicacy is to dry them in the sun and eat them whole.
The orcas, however, are looking for young whale calves that aren't yet strong enough to defend themselves, and there are plenty of seals to come by as well.
As we have set out in the evening we get to enjoy the colours of the midnight sun, a wonderful sight, sometimes with incredible colours.
We can never guarantee to see whales but it is one of the best areas in Greenland to find them.Reserve your place on this arctic adventure by selecting your preferred date and clicking on Book Now.
- Experienced guide
- Boat transportation
- Hot drinks and beverages
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
- Sturdy shoes (e.g. hiking boots)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen & sun hat (depending on weather)
- Head net and insect repellent (in case of mosquitoes)
- Camera with extra batteries
- Day pack
- Water bottle
Pick-up can be arranged 15 min. before the time of departure. Please tell us where you are staying in the check-out process
The tour needs a minimum of 4 participants. If there are less than 4 we will try to reschedule you or will refund your money.
All tours in Greenland are dependant on weather. If we have to cancel we will try to reschedule you or will refund your money.
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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