Sea Safari

Tag på havsafari i Ilulissat

There are few experiences with as much local touch as a sea safari when you visit Ilulissat.

The area is known for fantastic sailing. The water in the bay is usually calm, the backdrop is adorned with icebergs of all sizes and shapes, and beneath the surface there is a wealth of exciting animals and plants. The whales and seals are particularly popular here.

Fishing is the main occupation in Ilulissat, where mainly the delicate halibut is caught. But the area holds much more than halibut. Beneath the surface of the sea is a genuine treasure trove of edible fish and other seafood, including crabs, mussels and seaweed. We hope to find some of these delicacies on the trip, but be aware that it is not a trip where you will be fishing yourself, as no jigs or fishing rods are used.  

Your guide and captain is Jørgen Kristensen. A local man who loves explaining about the area and the Greenlandic way of life. In addition to being a skilled fisherman, he is also one of the country's absolute best dogsled mushers. 
We are proud of our corporation with Jørgen, and you can look forward to meeting him and hearing his life stories.

Book your sea safari here


3,5 hours


Jun - sept

Min. participants

4 participants

Price per person
DKK 1195,-

Seafood of the Arctic

Just like the locals, we sail in a small open boat. 
A warm floatation suit will be provided.

It will vary from day to day, what we may see. But the possibilities span both seals, whales, fish, snow crabs, sea snails and mussels. 

Any catch is used by the local guide for private consumption.

Did you know...?

  • Back in the days, handlines were used with a single hook at the end. People primarily fished for their own private consumption.
  • Since the 1980s, fishing in Greenland has exploded. One of the reasons was that it became more accessible to procure for factories.
  • Especially in Ilulissat, the development was enormous. Before 1980, landings were less than 2,000 tonnes annually. At the beginning of the 00s, this had increased to more than 12,000 tonnes.
  • It is believed that the halibut can live to be 25 years old. Today, however, very few whole fish live that old, as they are often caught before then.


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