Ilulissat Excursions

Ilulissat Excursions Summer 2021

Ilulissat Church
Kaffemik at private house
Eqi Glacier
Hunters´ village
Iceberg Cruise at midnight in June
Whale in Ilulissat
Angling in Greenland
Kayaking in Greenland
Air Zafari
Helicopter Ilulissat

Ilulissat City Walk

A guided city sightseeing with introduction to Ilulissat and the everyday life,  the town´s history and the culture along with Greenland´s history in general. We  pay a visit the historic part of the town back to the start of the Danish trading station and the fishermen at the harbour by their trading post “Brædtet”. We also  learn about administration and politics in the modern Greenland. At the Knud Rasmussen  you will find an interesting excibition as well as  a traditional Greenlandic turfhouse. 

Duration approx. 3 hours. 

Included GITS Ilulissat Packages, DKK 375  incl.  entrance to  the museum and transfers from/to the hotel.

Home Visit / "Kaffemik"

"Kaffe-mik" is the  Greenlandic way of  celebrating  birthdays, weddings,  confirmations,  "the first thing of everything celebrations" or just greeting visitors.  We work  with some local families in town that happily  open their private home and arrange this  traditional "Kaffe-mik". Please remember that it is a costume to take off the shoes when going indoor.

Duration approx. 2 hours.

DKK 375 per person incl. transfers from/to hotel. (Min. 4 persons required)

Sermermiut, UNESCO Heritage

By bus to the old Heliport and further on by foot to the beautiful Sermermiut Valley with amazing views of the icefjord and the gigantic icebergs.  We pass the ruins of Inuit dwellings and the guide tells about the different Inuit cultures that first settled in this valley for more than 4000 years ago. This is an easy hike and we rest at view point where warm drink will be served.

Duration approx. 3 hours.

DKK 375 incl. refreshments and transfers from/to hotel.

Eqi - the Calving Glacier / summer only

By boat to the Eqi glacier north of Ilulissat -  one of the few glaciers  in this area where one is  able  cruise close to the glacier and experience  the sights and sounds when the glacier calves with thunderlike noices and a new iceberg brakes off and drifts into the fjord. We enjoy our lunch on board the boat   while the crew tells about the glaciers, the icebergs and the Inland Ice Cap.


Duration approx.  8 hours. // DKK 2.595 incl. lunch  and transfers from/to hotel.

Hunters Village by Boat

We sail by boat to small isolated village with no road connection to the outside world. In the village we experience the "old Greenland" where local population is mainly depending upon fishing and hunting. Lunch  is served in the village before cruising back to Ilulissat.


Duration approx. 6 hours.

DKK 1.300 incl. lunch and transfers from/to hotel.

Iceberg Cruise day / Midnight Cruise

The Ilulissat Glacier is the most productive glacier in the Northern hemisphere which  results in gigantic  icebergs raising up to 80 m.  above sea level. We cruise  as close to the icebergs as possible while the the  staff tells about the ice.  For groups we can arrange drinks cooled by this thousands of years old ice. This tour is offered as midnight cruise as well during summertime when the sun never sets. 

Duration approx. 3 hours.

Included in GITS accommodation packages / DKK 650 incl. transfers from/to hotel.

Midnight sun cruise (Jun & Jul) or Sun set cruise (Aug) DKK 750 incl. transfers from/to hotel.

Whale Watching Safari - summer only

Every Summer the whales go into the Disko Bay to feed between the icebergs - a sight beyond imagination. We do only operate the Whale Watching Safaries when we almost certain that the whales are in the area. Humpback and finwhales are the most common whales, but it is not all that rare to see Greenland whales as well coming up to surface to suck in air. When it breathes it shoots the air upwards before it slowly dissapears beneath the waves, but when it comes to the wildernes of nature, we are unfortunately not able to give any guarantees.

Duration approx. 5 hours.

DKK 1.150  including  transfers from/to hotel.

Deep Sea Fishing

Our local captain will seek the best waters for deep sea fishing and hand out fishing equipments so that  you can try your luch to catch cod, catfish, redfisk and halibut which are the most common fish in the area. While waiting for a catch you will have time to enjoy the fantansic Arctic Scenere and your lunch box.

Duration approx. 5 hours.

From DKK 975 p.p. (depending upon number of participant) including lunch box and transfers from/to hotel.

Try Greenland Kayaking 

Do not worry if this is your fist time kayaking. You will learn  everything you need to know from experienced guide and be ready to experience a world of lights, sounds and feelings from a completely new perspective: At sea level.

Duration approx 3 hours.   DKK 1350  including all equipment.

Duration approx 7 hours. DKK 2850  including all equipment and lunch.

The Greenlandic Huskies

There are approx. 4.000 huskies in Ilulissat and dogsledding here is still the only way people can travel during the  winters. We spend an hour with a hunter while he is feeding his pack of huskies and we learn about these tough animals, the sled and  the life of a Greenlandic hunter. For your safety  all dogs are chained except for puppies and their mothers. We kindly ask you to remember, that huskies are not at all pets as we know and treat our dogs at home.

Duration approx. 1½ hours.

DKK 375 p.p. including transfers from/to hotel.

Air Zafari Flights - May 1 to September 30

Sightseeing flights with perfect photo conditions (all seats at window) when cruising  in low altitude over the fantastic Arctic landscape and fiords.

Icefiord Photo Sightseeing: Airborne approx 25 min.  DKK 1.700 incl. transfers from/to hotel

Isua Glacier Adventure: Duration approx 1 hour. DKK 2.495 incl. transfers from/to hotel

Disco Whale Safari: Duration 75 min. DKK 3.800 incl. transfers from/to hotel

Master Explorer: The amazing Eqi glacier, the Inland Ice, the Greenlandic Tundra, the Isua Glacier and Ilulissat Icefjord. Duration 1 hour 40 min. DKK 4.995 incl. transfers from/to hotel

By helicopter to Ilulissat Glacier

By helicoper charter to the most productive glacier in the Northern hemisphere. Ground stop is made in front of the glacier and it will be possible to leave the helicopter and enjoy the breathtaking surroundings. During the flight to and from the glacier, we are cruising in low altitude over the Ilulissat Ice Fjord and the icebergs.

Duration approx. 1 hour.

DKK 4.400 including transfers from/to hotel (we need 4 persons to operate).

Operation is depending on the weather and helicopter capacity. We reserve the right to cancel the excursion.

Private taylor made excursions

We do of course also arrange private excursions, taylor made according to your wish.
Please do not hesitate to ask for an offer. 

Important Note!

Operation of all excursions is depending upon weather conditions. We therefore reserve the right to cancel or alter the operation of excursions if the power of nature should hold us back. We will of course always seek to offer an alternative. We also kindly ask you to pay attention to the special WAIVER RELEASE AGREEMENT REGARDING DOGSLEDDING IN GREENLAND - PLEASE CLICK HERE!