What to do in Greenland
See the best selection of things to do and the best day tours in the different cities in Greenland.

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What to do in Greenland

See the best selection of things to do and the best day tours in the different cities in Greenland.
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3 Day Glacier Adventure | Kangerlussuaq

Come along on a 3-day journey to Kangerlussuaq, and experience standing in front of a big glacial wall, walking on the Greenland ice sheet itself and looking for wildlife such as reindeer and muskoxen! This short package is brimmed with adventure and unforgettable experiences, by the sunniest location in all of Greenland. You'll have the time of your life without the hassle of planning everything as this package includes all transfers, accommodation and tours, you just have to get to Kangerlussuaq to have the time of your life. You'll go on a short hike to an area known for its population of wild musk oxen and reindeer, the second day you'll go on a private tour to see the famous Russell Glacier, an ice wall towering above the land always moving ever so slightly, which means you might see it calve icebergs in a big thundering roar, from here you'll continue on to point 660 where all of the bravest adventurers go to cross the vast ice sheet. Here you can experience walking on the second largest ice mass in the world, only topped by the Antarctic. It is a humbling experience, especially if you go up to a vantage point from which you can see an endless sea of ice going far beyond the horizon. The last day you'll go on a flightseeing tour over the Greenland ice sheet to truly get a feel of how massive and beautiful it is, you'll fly low over the valleys and rivers all the way to the glaciers and crystal blue lakes forming on top of the ice.  Having had the adventure of a lifetime, it's time to head back home, so if this sounds like something for you, go ahead and press 'Choose a date' above to find an available date that suits you.

Duration:
3 days
Available:
Jun. - Aug.
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Greenland Icecap expedition | Point 660 | Kangerlussuaq

Come along to the beautiful Point 660, a place recently uncovered by ice and seen by few. At Point 660 you will find the most scenic view imaginable of the Icecap slowly descending into the colorful newly ice-free tundra. This is a tour, for you who would like to explore the Greenland Icecap with your eyes, feet, and curiosity! Our tours are flexible as we drive in a 4x4 four-wheel drive car with room for a maximum of 4 passengers. Your adventure starts with you and your fellow explorers conquering the remote dirt roads out of Kangerlussuaq. Kangerlussuaq is situated inland along a long fiord and therefore has a climate unique from the rest Greenland. Enroute to Point 660 you might be lucky to spot one of the many wildlife from the car. When you and your fellow explorers arrive at Point 660, breathe in the fresh air and gaze upon the enchanting and mythical Greenland Icecap, that ranges as far as the eye can see. The dirt road goes right up to the vast and majestic inland ice, giving you an excellent chance to explore it with your feet on the ice. This is a once in a lifetime experience, that does not present itself many other places in Greenland. If the conditions allow, the guide might even drive onto the magnificent ice cap - giving you the best possibilities of a memorable trip. It is possible to combine this tour with other destinations in the booking process. This grand adventure is waiting for you to pull on your hiking boots! Check out the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above and book your Greenland Icecap adventure today.
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Duration:
4 hours
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All year
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5.0
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Duration:
3 hours
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Duration:
2 hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Glacier & Icefjord Flightseeing | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Join on this amazing tour and bring home the best pictures from Ilulissat! Let AirZafari fly you over the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Ilulissat Icefjord and see Greenland from a whole new perspective. The flight starts from Ilulissat Airport. Before departure, you will be briefed by Air Zafari's skilled pilot. The pilot will orientate you about the planned route and flight conditions. On the way to the plane, the pilot seats the participants. You might be seated in the front with the pilot, or at the back together with your fellow explorers. Regardless of where you are seated, there is a guarantee of great views from the large windows in the plane. Well, onboard the pilot goes through the safety instructions and asks you to take on your headset, through which you can communicate. Immediately after take-off, the great view will appear for you. We'll fly to the closest glacier, known as the northern glacier and then fly out over the Icejord the icebergs will appear in all imaginable shapes and sizes, some reaching a height of 100 meters above sea level. When you fly over the giant icebergs you will get close to them in a different way and sometimes you will see small azure blue lakes with melted water on the icebergs. There is a never ending flow of icebergs coming through the fjord on their way to the sea and every day the sight is different. You might also be lucky to spot a whale while flying. Do not hesitate to book this trip to one of Greenland's top destinations. You can check the booking availability by pressing "Choose a date" above.

Duration:
1 hour
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Whales & Ice | Private tour | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Experience the best of both worlds on this tour combining whale watching with sailing between the huge icebergs in the amazing Ilulissat Icefjord, which since 2004 has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sailing with Ilulissat Water Taxi is a nice and easy way to get to some of the top attractions close to Ilulissat city. You book the trip and Water Taxi will pick you up on one of two spots at the harbor - just like a Yellow Cab. In the summer the beautiful humpback whales travel the big oceans from Haiti and Puerto Rico heading straight to the Disko Bay. They come here to feed on the huge amounts of small fish and krill, they find in the fresh Greenlandic sea. The humpback whales are huge, beautiful mammals that you can see swim peacefully between the waves without making a sound. These giants can be up to 15 meters long and weight 30 tons. On this tour there are biggest chances for spotting the humpback whales with their iconic tail waving as they dive into the sea. You might also be lucky to see Bowhead whales sometimes. One thing that however is sure is that you will see the beautiful icebergs, that the area is known for and named after, as Ilulissat in Greenlandic means iceberg. Bring your binoculars and come along on this exciting adventure. Check the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above. *Please note that the price is for chartering the whole boat for this excursion. This will include one to six passengers. When booking you will register one person and following choose how many extra passengers are on the trip. It is important for the Captain to know how many people will be attending the adventure.
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Duration:
3 hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Duration:
4 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
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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:
2 hours
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Duration:
3 days
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Duration:
8 hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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From the Ice Cap to Unesco Heritage - 9 days | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

This is a true wilderness trekking trip! We will only be sleeping in tents, and carry everything we need for the whole trip in our backpacks.  We will be hiking almost the entire time within the new Unesco World Heritage landscape of Aasivissuit- Nipisat. The hike will go through very untouched nature, and we are likely to encounter animals such as Reindeer, Musk-Oxes, Polar Foxes and numerous bird species.  Along the way we pass numerous lakes and small rivers, so bring your fishing rod if you feel like. We may then catch a nice snack in the evening. However this is not primarily a fishing trip, this is primarly a hiking trip, where there is possibilities for fishing in the evening and on the rest days. From Kangerlussuaq airport we will grab a taxi eastwards to the ice sheet. From there we will start our hike northwards with spectacular views of the Greenland ice cap. After hiking northwards for a day, we will turn to the west and hike for 4 days through the pristine wilderness and end up at the Unesco world heritage site of Aassivisuit. Here we will have a rest day, with possibilities of fishing, small hiking excursions to see the cultural heritage at this site, or just relaxing and enjoying life! Together with a experienced Arctic Nature Guide, you will on this trek have a unique chance to experience the untouched nature of Greenland, but also ancient Unesco cultural heritage of the Inuits. In the evening of return we will be eating a better dinner, and hopefully finish with a party.        

Duration:
9 days
Available:
Aug. - Sep.
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Duration:
1 hour
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Jun. - Oct.
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2 hours
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Duration:
4 hours
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Jun. - Sep.
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Ilimanaq Settlement Visit | Private tour | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Join on this adventure to the other side of the Ilulissat Icefjord, where you will find the cozy settlement Ilimanaq. Sailing with Ilulissat Water Taxi is a nice and easy way to get to some of the top attractions close to Ilulissat city. You book the trip and Water Taxi will pick you up on one of two spots at the harbor - just like a Yellow Cab. You will be taken out from Ilulissat harbour and heading towards the amazing Ilulissat Icefjord, which since 2004 has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sailing across the fjord will take around 45 minutes, depending on the ice. Here you can watch the beautiful icebergs silently floating to the sea. The icebergs can be as big as little islands and some are more like beautiful icy sculptures in shades of blue and white. When you get past the icefjord you will find Ilimanaq laying there in peace with its colourful houses. When you get ashore the captain will take you a guided tour and introduce you to the daily life and history of the small settlement, all while you still will see the icebergs drift by. Take the opportunity and visit a small Greenlandic settlement, where you can learn about the culture and observe daily life. Check the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above. *Please note that the price is for chartering the whole boat for this excursion. This will include one to six passengers. When booking you will register one person and following choose how many extra passengers are on the trip. It is important for the Captain to know how many people will be attending the adventure.

Duration:
3 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Duration:
2 hours
Available:
Mar. - Dec.
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Wildlife Hiking Safari | Kangerlussuaq

Join a hike into the vast and breathtaking landscape of Kangerlussuaq. As the rugged terrain homes the arctic wildlife, you don’t have to venture for long to spot or hear the many animals wandering the desert valleys and hillsides. Much in Greenland is worth exploring, but for wildlife it does not get better than this. Greenland covers an area of 2.184.700, making it the world biggest island. Approximately 8.000 square kilometers of that land, is Kangerlussuaq. The place of a massive size is a wonderland for every explorer. For hiking enthusiasts, this is the perfect playground not only to conquer mountain tops, but also to witness the arctic animals living in their natural habitat. We promise the breathtaking landscapes becomes even more magnificent when encountering wildlife. Scout for the birds above you and see if you can spot the great white tailed eagle, a huge bird that has a wingspan up to a little over 2 meters. Seeing this beauty gliding above you is a mesmerizing sight. On ground, you will come across arctic rabbits, foxes, and the larger mammal’s of caribou and musk ox. Many travel to Kangerlussuaq to witness the majestic musk ox, that thrives in these parts of Greenland. These giants can weigh up to 400 kilos and can be witnessed from a good distance, they are not dangerous. But these massive mammals will charge, if they feel threatened or you have entered their territory. Rest assured, this will not be a problem as you will be joined by an experienced guide who knows the signals and whereabouts of the musk ox. Tie your hiking boots and bring your camera for this adventure! Check out the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above and book your trip today.

Duration:
5,5 hours
Available:
All year
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Sugarloaf Mountain Hike | Kangerlussuaq

Come along this hiking exploration of Kangerlussuaq. Exploring the arctic tundra by foot is an ultimate must when visiting Greenland, we have tailored a hike for you who enjoy spectacular views of the arctic landscapes and wildlife. We will conquer the summit of Sugarloaf mountain to view what will be the greatest sight you will ever experience. We would like to show you and your fellow explorers the distinctive terrain of Kangerlussuaq on this 2 hour hike. The adventure starts with you and your fellow explorers venturing out of the dirt roads of Kangerlussuaq, accompanied by an experienced guide, that will escort you safely from the bottom to the top. When conquering the dirt roads, you might notice the many warning signs of Musk ox roaming the area – but not to worry, the majestic creatures are interesting to watch from a distance. Furthermore we might come across arctic hares, foxes and herds of reindeer. The hike towards the summit of Sugarloaf mountain does not require any experienced hiking- or climbing skills. From the summit you will be able to see the veins of meltwater rivers, dirt paths and the spectacular arctic tundra, all for you to enjoy. The magnificent view, will awaken your curiosity for Greenland and its natural treasures hidden within the deep of its lands. The area of Kangerlussuaq is a vast wonderland for every explorer to experience - for the flower enthusiasts, wildlife admirer and for those who just want to experience and explore the arctic landscapes. The tour can be combined with other destinations in the booking process.  This sensational adventure is waiting for you to put on your hiking boots and bring along your camera! Check out the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above and book your adventure today.

Duration:
2 hours
Available:
All year
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Grand Sightseeing Adventure | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Experience every aspect of Kangerlussuaq on this adventure taking place on land, sea and mountain tops. This tour is for you who would like to experience the very best of Kangerlussuaq’s specialties – this is an adventure for every explorer! You will from the ocean experience Kangerlussuaq fjord, traveling further out to experience the desert-like climate. This is a place sore for the eyes with the smell of the sea salt and fresh breezes. With only the noise of water splashing and birds flying above, makes this a truly amazing experience to soothe all your senses. You will be traveling out Kangerlussuaq fjord, where you will be able to see its massive magnificence. You and your fellow explorers will be continuing to Kelly Ville, a small settlement approximately 12 kilometers from the airport. Kelly Ville is also known as Sondrestrom Upper Atmospheric Research Facility. The research facility is run by the. International Center for Geospace studies and was constructed in 1983, with the American remains from the second World War. After you are done exploring Kelly Ville, the adventure will be followed with a drive to the top of Tacan Mountain, located south of Kangerlussuaq. Here you can enjoy a beautiful outlook over the landscape with a view to the saltwater lake, where the sun reflects perfectly across the water surface. Your journey continues to the Blackridge Mountain known for its many bird species nesting. After a short stop at the Blackridge, we will head down to the great Lake Ferguson. The lake used to be the source for freshwater to the airbase and town but has since been damaged when the Watson River flooded over in 2012. 1900 acres’ surface area is hard to miss and is definitely worth a visit. The tour can be combined with other destinations and can be chosen in the booking process. Join this trip back in time, all you have to do is put on your hiking boots and bring along your camera. Check out the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above and book your trip today.

Duration:
2,5 hours
Available:
All year
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Duration:
1,5 hours
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Jun. - Sep.
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1,5 hours
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Duration:
2,5 hours
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Duration:
2 days
Available:
Mar. - Apr.
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1,5 hours
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