City walk of Ilulissat
During a guided walk through town the guide will tell the history of Ilulissat. We visit the old part of town and see buildings from the very start of the Danish trading station, the busy fishing harbour, the old church and the museum (entry included). Daily departures.Operates in winter.
Hike to Sermermiut
By bus as far as the road goes. Then a beautiful guided walk along the UNESCO World Heritage designated Ilulissat Ice Fjord to Sermermiut where traces from the 3 old Inuit cultures can still be found. Sermermiut is a fertile valley next to the Ice Fjord; here you can enjoy the flowers as well as the fantastic icebergs. Great photo opportunities! Light refreshments included.
Hunters' Settlement - Rodebay
Guided tour by boat to the small settlement Oqaitsut/Rodebay with a local population of approx. 40 people totally dependent on fishing and hunting - a quite different world compared to the nearby town of Ilulissat. Tour includes lunch. All year round. However, in winter this tour only operates when there is open water. Polar suit included.
Midnight cruise to the Ice fjord
The midnight sun and the warm red colours reflecting in the gigantic icebergs is a fantastic sight. Cruise between the icebergs and enjoy a late drink on "the real rocks" ! This tour is guided and includes light refreshments.
Hunters settlement Ilimanaq
Guided tour by boat to the small settlement of Ilimanaq, which has a population of approx. 80 people mainly dependent on fishing and hunting. Upon arrival in Ilimanaq we go on a guided tour of the settlement before enjoying our lunch with a local family. Only operated when there is open water. Expected to run from mid March until late November, but might also run all winter. Polar suit included.
Come join a local family for a cup of coffee. The Greenlanders are famous for welcoming visitors into their homes, inviting everyone over for a cup of coffee and a piece of cake. The latest gossip is shared and it will also be possible to see the national costume and learn about life so very isolated from the rest of the world.
The Calving Glacier Eqi and Ataa
We cruise in front of the 5-km wide glacier for approx. one hour and hope for the unique sight of an iceberg “delivery”. Afterwards we continue to the former trading station and Inuit settlement Ataa where we will enjoy a delicious 2 course lunch including a glass of wine.
We sail to the fishing spot of the day, most probably near Bredebugt or the mouth of the Ilulissat Ice Fjord. While waiting for our catch we have time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. By the end of the day we will hopefully bring home different sorts of fish like cod, halibut, redfish and catfish. Packed lunch included.
Feed the huskies
Ilulissat is a dogsledge area and the dogs in town are still used for both work and play every winter. We invite you to join in the feeding of a family of dogs. You can see, feel and certainly hear the howling of 20 hungry dogs. The owner will demonstrate the equipment and tell about life as a sledge dog in Greenland. Sturdy shoes advised!
We cruise by boat into the Disko Bay to spot whales. In the summer time humpback whales come to the Disko Bay to feed on capelin, a small herring-like fish. As the humpback whales are a protected species they are very trusting and can often be enjoyed at close range. Please be aware that we are not visiting a zoo and therefore we cannot guarantee that the whales will 'visit' our boat! Packed lunch included.
De Luxe flight over the Ice Fjord
Arctic Adventure, together with AirZafari Greenland, offer sightseeing flights and photo safaris in a 5-seat aircraft. Fly in low altitude to the very end of Ilulissat Ice Fjord and enjoy breathtaking views of huge icebergs and sky-blue lakes on the top of them. Window seat guaranteed. Minimum 4 pax.
Ice Fjord Photo Sightseeing
Arctic Adventure, together with AirZafari Greenland, offer sightseeing flights and photo safaris in a 5-seat aircraft. This unforgettable shorter tour offers a flight in low altitude to the outer area of Ilulissat town and the underwater moraine at the mouth of Ilulissat Ice Fjord. Window seat is guaranteed. Minimum 4 pax.
Northern Glacier Photo Sightseeing
Arctic Adventure, together with AirZafari Greenland, offer sightseeing flights and photo safaris in a 5-seat quiet and comfortable aircraft. Fly in low altitude along the Ilulissat Ice Fjord to the northern glacier. On the way back you will see the underwater moraine, where huge Icebergs are stranded. Window seat is guaranteed. Minimum 4 pax.
Hike on the Cecily trail
Discover different Arctic plants and beautiful icebergs floating in the Disko Bay on this guided full-day hike along the coast. Your guide tells you about the Cecily trail, named after an annual run from Rodebay to Ilulissat. It is commonly used both by locals and tourists for dog sledding in winter and trekking tours in summer. Packed lunch included. Please note: You have to be in good physical shape to participate in this tour.
The Icebergs of Sermermiut
By car as far as the road goes followed by an easy hike to a viewpoint from where the icebergs at the mouth of the UNESCO World Heritage designated Ice Fjord can be seen. Hot beverages included. Operates in winter.
Iceberg Cruise by Boat
Ilulissat is world famous for its icebergs and a cruise provides the perfect opportunity to get close to these giant sculptures created by nature. Light refreshments included. Only operated when there is open water. Expected to run from mid March until late November, but might also run all winter. Polar suit included.
Northern Lights Night Rider
This is a REAL Arctic Adventure. Experience the arctic sunset and enjoy breathtaking views driving on snow scooters into the wilderness to watch the Northern Lights. No previous experience is required. We will provide the equipment and teach you to ride safely with our experienced guide in to the darkness. Hot beverages included.
Northern Lights Snow Shoe Walk
Experience the amazing Northern Light on this guided snow shoe walk. Provided with a headlight we will walk safely into the landscape. No previous experience is required, and everybody can learn how to move in the dark with the snowshoes and a headlight. Your guide will tell you about this natural phenomenon and the inuits legends and traditions. Light refreshments included. All winter.
Snow Shoe Expedition
An easy 2 hours snowshoes walk with an experienced local guide following the Yellow Trail to enjoy the panorama view of the Sermermiut valley, the icebergs and the Disko bay. No previous experience is required, and everybody can learn how to move safely into the winter terrain with snowshoes.
Dog Sledge Adventure
We leave the civilized world and enter the Arctic Wonderland of low passes, ice covered fjords where icebergs raise like sculptures and travel back in time into the world of the old polar explorers. Only operated when there is snow - expected to run from early/mid December to late March. Polar suit included. You have to be in a fairly good physical shape to join a dogsledge tour.
Full Day Dog Sledge Adventure
Leave the civilized world and enter the Arctic wonderland of low passes and ice covered fjords where icebergs raise like sculptures. The route will depend on actual snow and ice conditions. Lunch included. Only operated when there is snow - expected to run from mid December to late March. Rent of polar suit included. You have to be in a fairly good physical shape to join a dog sledge tour.