Ilulissat Excursions

World of Greenland offers the most popular excursions in Ilulissat. As one of few - we operate all year. We are here for you and we look forward to welcoming you on Ilulissat.

Welcome to Ilulissat

Ilulissat was founded in 1741 and was originally named Jakobshavn. Ilulissat is part of Avannaata Kommunia, meaning the northern municipality. There is about 10.650 people live in this huge area. Ilulissat alone has approximately 4500 human inhabitants and 1500 sleddogs.

Ilulissat is situated about 180 miles north of the Polar Circle. You can therefore experience the midnight sun from May 20th to July 20th. The complete winter darkness begins at the end of November until the sun returns on January 13th. During this period we have some of the finest northen light in the world.

Experience the midnight sun, the Inland ice, gigantic icebergs and calving glaciers. Experience whales, seals, sledge dogs, permafrost and the northern light. A world so far away from your everyday life, this will be a true adventure.

Greenland is a big country with lots of beautiful and interesting places to visit. However, there is no place, where the experience will become as complete as here in Ilulissat – the town by the ice fiord.

We offer you excursions by helicopter, boats, dog sledges and by foot in an area so beautiful and unique, that UNESCO has accepted it on it's World Heritage List in 2004.

The arctic summer is short and hectic, and that is demanding for the arctic fauna, which is living at the extreme edge.

It is also interesting to get an insight in the Greenlandic culture and history, which is all-pervading in the area.

The backcountry is incredibly beautiful, and during the winter when the ground is covered with a blanket of glittering snow, it is possible to go dogsledding, snowmobiling, skiing and snowshoe hiking. 

Welcome to Ilulissat - The Land of adventures.

Sustainability

Sustainability and caretaking is part of our DNA at World of Greenland.

We are a Greenlandic company with a Greenlandic CVR. Among other things, this means that all our corporate tax and personal tax is paid locally in Avannaata Kommunia. It also means that everything we do is rooted in the local environment and commitment.

In our lodges, we have, among other things, set up our own solar panel systems, which supply us with green electricity; we have marked hiking trails in the areas, to spare the fragile and delicate, arctic nature; and we have a goal of being 100% free of disposable plastic. In addition, we employ local labor to the best possible extent, just as we offer internships to guide students or service economists from Campus Kujalleq every year.

We believe that locally rooted projects and democratic participation in society will create a breeding ground for sustainable growth in the company, and in local as well as national development. We happily contribute to the community with a helping hand, sponsorship and social responsibility. We are a member of the Greenland Chamber of Commerce, and we always actively participate in tourism related meetings and municipal strategy planning. We get involved in the local culture, both as a business and in our free time, and we are always available with ideas and thoughts.

Highlights - We recommend

Dog Sleddding Experience

The dog sled is one of the strongest icons for Greenland
A 2000 year long tradition for Inuit. Not many means of transport have survived such a long period - and the basic principle is still the same as before the Viking Age. Some dogs in harnesses tied to a simple constructed wooden sled.
Price per adult from
DKK 1295,-

Inuit Kalaallisuut

Come join us on a visit at the local Women’s Association.
The women's association is active in most cities along the entire coast of Greenland, and has 800 members at the national level. Here, local women gather around a cup of coffee and a common goal of keeping alive Greenlandic traditions and crafts.
Price per adult from
DKK 345,-

Helicopter – Kangia Classic

The only opportunity to get right into the heart of the UNESCO site
No boat or hiker can get here on the outer edge of the mountain in front of the giant glacier. Flying a helicopter is an experience in itself, and combined with the scenery in these surroundings, the trip is an absolute classic.
Price per adult from
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