Helicopter Ilulissat

Helicopter to the Ice sheet

Join us on a true adventure all the way to the Greenland Ice Sheet.

We whiz in and out between some of the world's largest icebergs until we reach Sermeq Kujalleq - the huge glacier. By helicopter, we can fly very close to this ice wall, which is the most productive glacier in the northern hemisphere. 
Sermeq Kujalleq also plays a significant role in the mass loss of the Ice Sheet, and is therefore a favorite target for climate scientists from all around the world. 

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.

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.

Book your helicopter tour here


1.5 hours


All year

Min. participants

During summer: 7 persons During winter: 4 persons

Summer price
DKK 3995,-
Winter price
DKK 4495,-

Helicopter in Greenland

The helicopter is an important means of transport in Greenland. During wintertimer, when the sea ice settles along most of Greenland's coast, many people depend on the helicopter as a lifeline to the rest of the world. 

We fly with Air Greenland's helicopters. In the summer period an Airbus H155 with room for 10 guests. In the winter period an AS350 with room for 5 guests. 

In addition to the trip to the ice sheet, we can also arrange a multitude of different special trips. For example to Eqi or to Disko Island.

Did you know...?

  • The ice sheet is the world's second largest ice cap - surpassed only by Antarctica.
  • The ice sheet covers 80% of Greenland.
  • If the entire ice sheet melts, the world's oceans will rise by 7 meters.
  • The oldest ice found on the Ice Sheet is 150,000 years old.
  • The ice sheet is at its highest point more than 3 km thick.
  • The ice is so heavy that 1/3 is below sea level, pushed down by its own weight.


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.


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.

World of Greenland
Fredericiaip’ Aqq. 4
3952 Ilulissat

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

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