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,-

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 have been kayaking in the Greenlandic waters for thousands of years, and we can now offer you to come along on this very beginner-friendly trip. As the only operator, we always have an escort boat with us, which creates security and safety for all participants.
Price per adult from
DKK 1250,-

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,-

Asimut

This June, we will open a small café in "The Peat Hut" near Ilulissat. 

The Peat Hut is beautifully located on the "yellow trail", which is a popular hiking trail following the Icefjord in UNESCO-protected area. In this authentic setting and with a fantastic view, The Peat Hut serves food that can satisfy hunger for lunch or comfort, as well as drinks for every taste. 

The Peat Hut will be open from late morning to late afternoon.

 We look forward to welcoming guests in this unforgettable setting exuding history and coziness.

Keep an eye on this page, which is regularly updated with additional information.

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.

World of Greenland
Fredericiaip’ Aqq. 4
3952 Ilulissat

Phone: +299 944300 Email: info@wog.gl

Difficulty Level
1: Easy

An easy tour means that you must be able to walk a few kilometers in slightly hilly terrain. Like taking a walk on paths in the woods, with a little detour every now and then. You must also be mobile enough to be able to board a boat, even if it may sway a little.

2: Moderate

Accessible to anyone with good health, who is used to off-road walking and hiking. When it comes to sledding, we call it moderate, as you may have to get off the sled and walk / run next to it. In addition, you need to have a healthy back as there will be bumps along the way.

3: Challenging

On a challenging hike you must be able to walk up and down steep hills. You may also have to walk on loose rocks and cross streams, and walk on snow/ice. Involves hiking with a backpack. When challenging is used in connection with sledding tours, it is because we expec that you can walk / run after the sledge up hills, if this is needed. 

4: Demanding

On a demanding hike we expect you to be in good physical shape. This means that you can hike long distances, maybe during several days, and that you can climb many altimeters during the day. Eg. our hike to the Inland Ice, where 1000 altimeters and 20 km must be climbed in one day. Demanding hikes involve hiking with your own backpack.

Strenuous

Expedition level. Requires considerable effort and perseverance. Only suitable for people in really good physical shape.

Besøgende til Glacier Lodge Eqi

Glacier Lodge Eqi, er beliggende på fjeldet 100 m over vandet. Vi anbefaler derfor at bagage medbringes i en rygsæk, da stigningen ikke gør det muligt at medbringe en kuffert. Bemærk, at landgangen ikke er handikapvenlig. Alle vandreture i Eqi, samt vandring på egen hånd bør betragtes som fjeldture der går fra udfordrende til meget krævende.

Ilimanaq Lodge

World of Greenland
Fredericiaip’ Aqq. 4
3952 Ilulissat

Phone: +299 944300
Email: info@wog.gl

World of Greenland
Fredericiaip’ Aqq. 4
3952 Ilulissat

Tlf: +299 94 43 00
Email: info@wog.gl