EXCURSIONS IN ILULISSAT

Welcome to World of Greenland's tour universe. On this page you will find the best excursions in Ilulissat, operated by ourselves or other hand-picked local operators. We take responsibility for your trip from start to finish, and look forward to welcoming you in Ilulissat.

Hightlights - we recommend

Join us on a true adventure all the way to the Greenland Ice Sheet.
We land at the edge of the Ice Sheet with breathtaking views of the glacial landscape. Here we hold a 30 minute ground stop, where we have time to learn more about the glacier and the ice sheet. After having enjoyed a glass of champagne, the trip goes back towards Ilulissat.
Price per adult from
DKK 3995,-

Dog Sledding

The dog sled is a deeply rooted symbol of Greenland, and has an incredible history that stretches over 2000 years.
The image of some dogs harnessed to a simple wooden sled has become synonymous with Greenland. The whistle of the sleds against the compacted snow and the creaking ropes as the sled twists with the terrain breaks the total silence. The experience cannot be explained - it must be tried.
Price per adult from
DKK 1495,-

Iceberg Sightseeing

When visiting Ilulissat you should not miss out on a boat tour among the famous icebergs.
During one year, more than 48 km3 of ice flows into the fiord. The result is gigantic icebergs, which can be more than 100 meters on each side and with a height on more than 100 meters above the water surface.
Price per adult from
DKK 695,-

Kajak Experience

Tag med os på kajaktur, og oplev Isfjorden helt nede fra vandskopen.
Inuit har roet kajak i de grønlandske farvande i tusindvis af år, og vi kan nu tilbyde dig at komme med på denne meget begyndervenlige tur. Vi har som den eneste operatør altid en følgebåd med, som skaber en god tryghed og sikkerhed for alle deltagere.
Price per adult from
DKK 1250,-

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.

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.