Excursions at Ilimanaq Lodge

Ilimanaq Glacier Adventure

On this trip, we sail south of Ilimanaq to Itilliup Ilua. We are dropped off on the wide sandy, beach, after which we are driven in off-road vehicles through the arctic tundra until we reach the Tasiusaq Fjord system. This place has been a popular hunting area for thousands of years. From here, we sail further deep in between the icebergs to the end of the fjord, where the two glaciers and the ice sheet come into view.

We go ashore, and with a view of the glacier, we eat our lunch pack. Afterwards we hike towards and on the enormous ice sheet.

Please note
The terrain may be uneven. We do not recommend this trip if you have serious back or neck problems.
The trip departs from Ilimanaq and ends in Ilimanaq. You must purchase a shuttle boat if you are staying in Ilulissat.
Lunch pack, coffee and tea is included.
The boat trip is done in an open boat with a reinforced hull to handle the ice safely.

Season

June 21st. - Sept 5th.

Duration

7 Hours

Min. participants

4 participants

Price per adult from
DKK 2495,-

Ilimanaq Settlement Walk

On this guided tour, you will hear a lot of captivating stories about the national hunting culture. A culture that can still be felt in the present Greenlandic way of life. The tour starts at the old grocery store building, where the story begins with the historically protected log houses from the mid-18th century.

You will also experience the harbour, the shop, the dogs and the school, and there is of course ample opportunity to ask our skilled guide questions along the way.


Duration

1 hour

Season

June 21st. - Sept 5th.

Min. participants

4 participants

Price per adult from
DKK 250,-

Iceberg Sightseeing

On this excursion we get close to the enormous icebergs in the area surrounding Ilimanaq - the giants of Greenland.

We suit up in flotation suits, and cruise the crystal-clear ocean, towards the icebergs. Here we will nice and quietly move through the different types of icebergs, and the guide will talk about the ice, its history, and the effect of ice on the surroundings.

Chances to spot seals or whales are good - so keep eyes and ears open.

Please note
The boat trip is done in an open boat with a reinforced hull to handle the ice safely.

Duration

2 hours

Season

June 21st. - Sept 5th.

Min. participants

4 participants

Price per adult from
DKK 495,-

Hike to Nordre Huse

On this amazing hike, you can look forward to hours of hiking through beautiful Greenlandic nature.

The guide will introduce you to the old house plots from the Thule culture, just as you will see many hidden burial sites before we get picked up by our boat and return to Ilimanaq. We are not in a hurry on this hike, so you can calmly enjoy nature while listening to your guide’s fascinating stories.

Throughout the hike, we walk with a view of the mighty icebergs from Ilulissat Icefiord and if you keep an eye out, you might even spot an arctic hare, arctic fox, or a musk ox.

Please note
There are no actual trails on the route. We recommend that you bring sturdy hiking boots and appropriate clothing.
Lunch pack, tea and coffee is included.
The boat trip is done in an open boat with a reinforced hull to handle the ice safely.

Duration

5-6 hours

Season

June 21st. - Sept 5th.

Min. participants

4 participants

Price per adult from
DKK 695,-

Cultural Workshop

Step inside in our cultural workshop, where you can make your own souvenirs in cooperation with locals.

In Greenland there is tradition for making handicraft and needlework Just think about tupilak or the national costume. In the cultural workshop we provide you the opportunity to work with Greenlandic materials such as skin, bones, wood, or beads.

Everybody can join in, despite experience, so jump in. We provide the nice atmosphere and instruction; you leave with a memory for life.

Please note
It is possible to buy extra kits if you want to make more souvenirs on your own.

Duration

3 hours

Season

June 21st. - Sept 5th.

Min. participants

4 participants

Price per adult from
DKK 300,-

Fishing trip

Join us on a fishing trip in the famous Disko bay.

Even though fishing is not an old tradition, it is a major part of the Greenlandic identity. Fishing constitutes the majority of the national income and is of great importance for the local hunter.

In Greenland we operate within natures rules, and with that in mind, we cannot promise that we catch fish the given day. But with great likelihood we will have succes when we throw the jig in the clear ocean.

We do not go for fish that is under quota, and we make sure that no fish is wasted. We only catch what we or our dogs can eat.

Please note
The boat trip is done in an open boat with a reinforced hull to handle the ice safely.
Coffee and tea is included

Duration

2 hours

Season

June 21st. - Sept 5th.

Min. participants

2 participants

Price per adult from
DKK 495,-