FAQ - Frequently asked questions

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When you buy a stay at Ilimanaq Lodge, the boat trip from Ilulissat is included. 

Ilulissat is Greenland's 3rd largest town. You get here by plane from Reykjavik or from Copenhagen (via Kangerlussuaq). 
Se mere på Air Greenland’s eller Icelandair’s hjemmesider.

Please note that you often have to stay overnight in Ilulissat before you can get to Ilimanaq, and after your stay.

Our best recommendation for all guests is to have at least 1 buffer day before your KOKS Ilimanaq experience. 
Flight delays are common in Greenland, and if you have planned too tight a schedule, it may not be possible to reschedule your stay to another day.

  • Overnight stay in Bungalow or Bungalow De Luxe
  • KOKS tasting menu
  • KOKS breakfast
  • Boat tour between Ilulissat and Ilimanaq
  • An optional activity on the day of departure
    Settlement walk
    Cultural Workshop

In 2023, we only offer the KOKS Ilimanaq experience, which is a 24-hour experience that includes, among other things, an overnight stay in Ilimanaq Lodge, and the KOKS tasting menu.

It is therefore only possible to stay 1 night in Ilimanaq Lodge in 2023.


It is recommended that you pack as lightly as possible when visiting Ilimanaq Lodge.

  • Sensible clothing and footwear
  • Hiking shoes or hiking boots if you want to hike
  • Toiletries
  • A book or other offline entertainment

We have no dress code - come as you are. 

For the sake of our employees' physical health, we only handle bags and suitcases up to 20 kg.

If you have more luggage with you to Greenland, most hotels in Ilulissat will be able to store luggage for you. Alternatively, it can be stored in World of Greenland's office in the town centre.

Ilulissat is Greenland's most popular tourist destination - and for good reason. 

Here are some of the world's largest icebergs, whales, glaciers and fantastic opportunities for hiking and trail running.
See this page., if you want to learn more about the excursions we offer in Ilulissat.

We also have another lodge, located in the wilderness, 80 km north of Ilulissat, right next to a calving glacier.
See this page., if you want to learn more about Glacier Lodge Eqi.

If you are primarily visiting Greenland to experience KOKS Ilimanaq, we would recommend the program below:

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Ilulissat (most flights arrive in the afternoon, and if so, you will not be able to catch the boat to KOKS Ilimanaq at 13:00).

    Recommended experiences:
    Helicopter to the Icecap
    Evening kayaking 
    Slendering around the town

    Staying overnight in Ilulissat

  • Day 2
    The KOKS Ilimanaq experience starts at 1 pm

    Recommended experiences before departure to KOKS Ilimanaq:
    Walk to Sermermiut and visit the Icefjord Center (can be done on your own)

    Staying overnight in Ilimanaq Lodge

  • Day 3
    Arrival in Ilulissat at 4.30 pm
    Most flights out of Ilulissat have flown, and therefore an overnight stay in Ilulissat will often be necessary.

    Recommended experiences:
    Evening kayaking or enjoying a drink at one of the hotels in town.

    Staying overnight in Ilulissat

  • Day 4
    Departure from Ilulissat

Ilimanaq Lodge is open from the middle of June until the middle of September when the frost sets in.

In June and July, you will experience midnight sun. August offers hourlong pastel-coloured sunsets. And in September you might be lucky enough and get to experience the dancing Aurora Borealis. 

In other words, all seasons of summer has its charms – and we love them all. 

All our bungalows in Ilimanaq Lodge have the same shape and interior.

The primary difference between Bungalow and Bungalow De Luxe is the view, which is more panoramic in De Luxe. In addition, there are more luxurious coffee making facilities.

All bungalows have sea view.

When you go ashore in Ilimanaq Lodge, you need to climb stairs at the pier.

The road in the settlement is uneven and there is approximately 400 meters from the reception and restaurant to the bungalows.

Coming ashore is not handicap friendly, and we do not recommend physically walking impaired to visit Ilimanaq Lodge.

Children are welcome in Ilimanaq Lodge, but please note that we don't offer a special children's menu and there are no high chairs, changing tables etc.

KOKS is the only restaurant in Ilimanaq.

However, there is a small local supermarket where you can get most daily necessities. 

In addition, the reception in Ilimanaq Lodge has a selection of drinks, snacks and beautiful souvenirs.

If you are delayed on the way to Ilulissat, please notify us of your delay as soon as possible per e-mail or telephone.

In any case, we will try to move your stay in Ilimanaq to another day, but there is no guarantee that this is possible.
In case it is not possible, this is a matter between you and your travel insurance.

As air traffic in Greenland is more unstable than in many other places, we strongly recommend that you have good travel insurance that covers losses in case of flight delays.