Northern lights in Ilulissat

Experience northern lights in Ilulissat

When dark evenings occur with clear skies, there is a magical event that often unfolds over Ilulissat – the breathtaking northern lights. Join us on this short tour that takes you away from the worst light pollution and out into the darker areas. This is where the darkness is most intense. Under the starry sky, your guide will tell about how this phenomenon occurs, while serving a well deserved hot drink.

Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, is undoubtedly the most spectacular phenomenon in the night sky. 

Please note
In case of cloudy weather, the tour will not take place. In this case, we will cancel the trip and try to arrange it on another day when you have the opportunity to participate. If this is not possible, we will of course refund the full amount for the tour.

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1,5 hour


Sept - Jan

Min. participants

2 persons

Price per person
DKK 295,-

Northern lights at Igloo Lodge

If you stay overnight at Igloo Lodge, in clear weather there are very good chances of seeing the most beautiful northern lights, completely unspoiled by light pollution. 

From the cabin, which is 15 km out in the backcountry behind Ilulissat, we are far away from the light pollution that comes from Ilulissat. Here, the polar night is as dense as it can get, and it gives us good opportunities to see the many details in the movements of the northern lights as they dance across the sky. 


Did you know...?

  • The northern lights also occur during summer in Ilulissat - we just can't see it because of the light. 
  • For many years, the Northern Lights have caused stir and wonder. An old Inuit legend tells that the northern lights arose when the deceased in the heavenly realm played football with the skull of a walrus.  
  • The Northern Lights are full of wonders. It can change in color and intensity incredibly quickly, and it can disappear completely and reappear in a matter of minutes. 
  • Sometimes the northern lights are bright in color and move quickly, while sometimes they lie like a thin veil across the night sky.
  • There is no better month to experience the magic of the northern lights. They can be seen on clear nights from the beginning of September until the beginning of April.


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:

Ilimanaq Lodge

World of Greenland
Fredericiaip’ Aqq. 4
3952 Ilulissat

Phone: +299 944300

World of Greenland
Fredericiaip’ Aqq. 4
3952 Ilulissat

Tlf: +299 94 43 00