Information about Ice Sheet

The Greenlandic ice sheet is the second largest ice sheet in the world. It’s 1.730.000km², and the thickness is usually over 2km, and over 3 km at the thickest part. It covers roughly 80% of Greenland's surface and if it were to melt estimates suggest that sea level would rise with approximately 7 metres. 

It’s an amazing experience to look at the massive ice sheet of Greenland and see/hear how powerful nature can be, and witness the climate change.

There are different ways to see the ice cap as well as from different places. You can either sail with a boat, fly with a helicopter or hike. In Kangerlussuaq, you can drive to the ice sheet.

There are also some ice fjords that are packed with majestic icebergs that have calved from the ice sheet. You can see the ice fjords in different places in Greenland, like in Ilulissat, Nuuk and Uummannaq.

Services near Ice Sheet

All services in 50km radius

Attractions nearby Ice Sheet

Eqi Glacier

Eqi - The Calving Glacier - Located 80 kilometers north of Ilulissat in the Disko Bay within reach for day tours / trips, and available for accom...

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Uummannaq

Experience  the charismatic townsfolk of Uummanaq, explore the wild, wonderful and vast surroundings and get an insight to the daily lives of the...

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Ilulissat Icefjord

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Ilimanaq

Ilimanaq is a tiny settlement just 15 km south of Ilulissat. During the summer there are several departures from Ilulissat to Ilimanaq, at a near dail...

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Ilulissat

Get lost in the sound of soaring icebergs retracting, explore untouched arctic tundra and experience an extraordinary gastronomic get-away. Ilulissat ...

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Zion's Church

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Disko Bay

The Disko Bay is named after the Disko island in the middle of the bay. There are 2 villages on the Island, Qeqertarsuaq and the settlement of Kangerl...

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Russel Glacier

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Kangerlussuaq

Greenlands main entrance from the world. A unique place with easy access to plenty of adventures. Experience the amazing Greenlandic Ic...

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Arctic Circle Trail

The well-known Arctic Circle Trail is a 160 km long trail that stretches between Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut. It is a perfect hike to escape everyday&n...

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Knud Rasmussen Glacier

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Sermilik Fjord

Sermilik Fjord is a big fjord west of the city Tasiilaq in East Greenland. The name Sermelik means 'place with glaciers' in Greenlandic. The f...

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Ammassalik Island

Ammassalik Island in East Greenland Ammassalik Island is an island in the South East Greenland, with an area of 772 km2 / 298 square miles. Tasiilaq...

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Tasiilaq

A beautiful scenic landscape resembling a painting with very sharp colors creating a beautiful background, regardless of the weather conditions. With ...

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Flower Valley

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Kulusuk

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Apussuit Glacer

Apussuit is a skiing centre on top of a glacier, about 25 km east from Maniitsoq. Apussuit means ‘the big snow’ in West Greenlandic. Apus...

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Qoornoq

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Nuuk Fjord

Nuuk is surrounded by a huge fjordsystem, with a lot of hidden gems to be explored. Visit the abandoned settlements and the amazing Nuuk Icefjord. ...

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Quassussuaq

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Tours near Ice Sheet

Greenland Icecap expedition | Point 660 | Kangerlussuaq

Come along to the beautiful Point 660, a place recently uncovered by ice and seen by few. At......

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The Great Russell Glacier | Kangerlussuaq

Join this adventure to the giant Russel Glacier, slowly descending from the Greenland Icecap. It......

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Master Exploring Ilulissat Icefjord From Above | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Explore the best of Greenland on this flight over the top attractions around the Ilulissat area.......

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Glacier Adventure | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Fly over some of the amazing glaciers and icebergs around one of Greenlands top destinations -......

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UTV Glacier Expedition | Ilulissat - Ilimanaq | Disko Bay

Join this ride into the wilderness south of Iliminaq, leading to the soaring Icecap of......

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Hiking Exploration | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Come along this hiking adventure, taking you through the spectacular terrain in which......

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Tasermiut Fjord Exploring | Nanortalik | South Greenland

Come along this adventurous fjord exploring, which is paired with sailing in Tasermiut Fjord.......

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Ice climbing & Ice Cave Tour | East Greenland

Join on this tour and try a combination of glacier hiking, ice climbing, and top it with a visit......

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Kayaking Ilulissat Icefjord | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Would you like to master the art of kayaking? Then come along and kayak the surrounding seas of......

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Hike and Kayaking | South Greenland

Want to be active whilst exploring the world's biggest Island? This 8 day tour will take you......

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Greenland Icecap & Valley | Kangerlussuaq

Go for a spectacular sightseeing to the Ice Cap and Glaciers by plane, at the head of the......

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Kangerlussuaq in Winter | West Greenland

Join on this unique winter getaway, far away from everything you know. Experience the beautiful......

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Winter adventure package | Kangerlussuaq & Sisimiut

Discover a variety of unique ways of being active in a fresh layer of snow! This package suits......

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Camp Musk Ox Lake | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Get face to face with one of Greenland's big mammals - the musk ox. Join on this ultimate......

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Ice Cap Adventure | East Greenland

Experience to set your own feet on a little corner of the huge Greenlandic Ice Cap! Set out of......

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Arctic Circle Wilderness Hike | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

This is a true wilderness hiking trip! We will only be sleeping in tents,and carry everything we......

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Paradise Valley & Ice Cap Tour | Kangerlussuaq

Go for a spectacular sightseeing to the Ice Cap and the famous Paradise Valley by plane, at the......

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Icecap Adventure | Narsaq | South Greenland

Ever dreamed of seeing the Greenland Icecap up close? Well then this tour is made for you. You......

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Aurora & Arctic Circle | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Join on this tour to Kangerlussuaq, where you will fly directly from Copenhagen to a beautiful......

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Tasermiut Camp | Nanortalik | South Greenland

Venture into Tasermiut fjord and experience, explore and examine wonders of the arctic.......

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Aurora Hunter | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Come on a short winter get-away to the cold North - travel across the Arctic circle to the town......

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Northern Lights Explorer | South Greenland

Not many let's their chances of seeing northern lights pass by. Do you?  Not many let's......

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Explore South Greenland | 6 Days

South Greenland has many adventures to offer. Fjords and glaciers calving blue icebergs, fields......

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ISUA Glacier Adventure By Helicopter | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Get to the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilulissat. This opens up a world that you......

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Visit Ilulissat, Ilimanaq and Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Come along at explore the hidden corners in a world far away from from everything you know.......

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Musk Ox, Reindeer & Ice Cap Tour | Kangerlussuaq

Go for a spectacular sightseeing over the Ice Cap, glaciers and the fantastic Kangerlussuaq......

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Trekking to Iceberg Lake | Kangerlussuaq

Come along on a hike deep into the arctic wilderness, to a place far from civilization, only......

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Ice Cap Explorer | East Greenland

During this 9 days expedition you will witness the vast size of the Ice cap of Greenland,......

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