Kayak in Ilulissat

Kayak with icebergs

* We always have a safety boat. Beginner friendly tour

In record time, our kayak tour has become a genuine classic for everyone who visits Ilulissat - and with good reason! Kayaking at Ilulissat is something quite special.

Experiencing the huge icebergs at Ilulissat Icefjord right down from the water's crust is, in our opinion, one of the greatest experiences in the area. All senses are sharpened here. The feeling of the sea's ripples just under the kayak, the special smell of glacier ice, the sound of the waves around pieces of ice, and slaps when they break into pieces. There is no noisy boat engine here, just the soothing sound of the paddle gliding through the water.

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3 hours


June - Aug

Min. participants

2 persons

Price per person
DKK 1250,-

See Ilulissat from a kayak

You don't have to be an expert to participate in our kayak tour. 

We use very stable double kayaks on our trips, we have some of the best equipment on the market, and our instructors are trained with an internationally recognized certification. In addition, we have a boat with us, which for safety reasons always accompanies the group. 

You will be given a woolen undersuit, a dry suit, life jacket, neoprene shoes and gloves and a skirt to avoid water coming in to the kayak.

Although the safety level on this tour is high, and although we very rarely experience guests falling into the water, there is always a risk of tipping over when kayaking. We therefore recommend that you are not afraid of being in the water if you want to participate in this trip.

Did you know...?

  • Inuit invented the kayak over 4,000 years ago.
  • The skeleton of the kayak was back in the days built from animal bones or driftwood, which was covered with skin from animals.
  • In some districts in Greenland, it is still a legal requirement that narwhals must be caught in the traditional way - from a kayak.
  • The traditional "Qajaq" was built according to the body measurements of the owner, so that maneuverability was top notch.
  • Kayaking has traditionally been primarily reserved for men, while women rowed in larger boats with the children.


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