Whale watching Ilulissat

Go whale watching in Ilulissat

Join us on our whale watching tour in Ilulissat. Experiencing whales up close is a great and memorable experience. The magnificent, elegant and peaceful animals pass by Ilulissat from mid-June to the end of September, and here you have the opportunity to come on a trip with us and experience the giants of the sea. 

We mostly see humpback whales, and occasionally also fin whales. Humpback whales are called the acrobats of the sea, as they are very active. Sometimes they lie quietly in the surface and sleep, but often they make an elegant dive, showing their huge tail. If we're lucky, we can see them eating krill and jumping out of the water, or splashing with their mitts.

Book your whale safai here


3 hours


Jun - sept.

Min. participants

4 participants

Price per person
DKK 1195,-

Whales of the Disko Bay

It varies from year to year and from month to month where the whales move. Sometimes they are right out in front of the town, and sometimes we have to sail a little further to find them. Often, however, we will be able to find whales close to the icebergs at Ilulissat Icefjord. The special conditions of melting icebergs have the consequence that a lot of feed is produced, and therefore many fish, seals and whales live here. 

On this whale watching tour we use a small, fast boat on our whale safaries so that we have as much time as possible to find and admire the whales. 

We see whales on about 95% of our tours. So the chance of seeing the giants is good, but there is no guarantee of seeing whales on the safari. 

Meet the operator

At World of Greenland, we put great honor in pulling other local tour operators onto the scene. 
Being a part of Air Greenland Group, our duty is to lift Greenland, and this is partially done through strong cooperations with smaller, local tour companies.

Our whale safari is operated by @Ilulissat Water Tours – a local company owned by Ilulissat-born Kaj Henningsen.

You can look forward to getting in touch with local captains with a first-hand knowledge of the area. Furthermore, small boats are used to secure an authentic and intime atmosphere on the tour.

What we love about Ilulissat Water Tours is their kind and service-oriented approach to our common guests as well as their strong local identity and high skilled captains who know the area like the back of their hands.

We are very proud of having Ilulissat Water Tours on our partner team.

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