Activities

Hotel Icefiord collaborates with the tour operators World of Greenland, Ilulissat Water Taxi, Tourist Nature og Air Zafari. Through these operators you can book tours by land,  by water and in the sky. On arrival the reception can be of service to connect you to the tour operators.

Experiences by water

Experience the icebergs, settlements and whales from the waterside. 

The Greenlandic towns and settlements are not connected by roads and railways. Ever since the beginning the sea has been the connection between towns and settlements, and more recently, been of great pleasure with many exiting experiences. This makes the waterside an obvious option when viewing the icebergs, settlements and whales in the area. By boat you can go to the calving glacier Eqip Sermia, visit the settlements near Ilulissat or go on a whale-safari. However the must-go boat tour is the sightseeing of the huge icebergs just outside Ilulissat.

  • 2,5 hours boat tour among the icebergs of the Diskobay. Departure time depends on the season.
  • 4 hours whale-safari.
    Available from mid-May to late-September.
  • 5 hours boat tour with a stopover in Rodebay/Oqaatsut.
    Available all year depending on the ice conditions.
  • 5 hours boat tour with a stopover in the settlement Ilimanaq.
    Available may – september.
  • All day boat tour to Eqi the calving glacier.
    Available 1. Jun – 30. Sep. It is possible to stay at the Eqi glacier lodge and go on beautiful trekking tours.

Experiences in the sky

The ideal way to experience Ilulissat Icefiord is from the air.

You can either take the full tour above the majestic Ilulissat glacier or a shorter tour, on which you focus on the huge ice bergs at the end of the ice fiord. You will either be flying with the original Bell 212 helicopter or the small plane P-68.

Bell 212 helicopter, Air Greenland:

  • 25 min. Iceberg sightseeing.
    Available all year.
  • Kangia Classic. 55 min. Overlooking Ilulissat glacier with a 30 min stopover.
    Available all year.

P-68 airplane, Air Zafari:

  • 35 min. Icefiord foto sightseeing.
    Mid-February to late-September.
  • 1 hour ISUA Glacier Adventure.
    Mid-Febraury to late-September.

(Photo by Visit Greenland)

Experiences by land

Greenland holds great trekking opportunities in untouched nature.

Especially the Ilulissat area, where you can either walk along the great ice fiord or challenge yourself to go to the inland ice at Glacier Lodge Eqi. You can also choose less challenging walks to Sermermiut or a guided tour around Ilulissat city.

  • 2 hours cultural city-walk.
    Available all year.
  • 2 hours trekking to the ancient settlement Sermermiut.
    Available all year.
  • 5 hours trekking along the ice fiord.
    1. June – 1. Oktober.

In the winter season when the mountains are covered by snow, the sea is frozen and the sun is rarely visible there are the following opportunities:

  • 2 hours/5 hours walking with snowshoes along the ice fiord.
    1. January – 30. April.
  • 2,5 hours Ice Climbing in Ilulissat.
    Available all year.
  • Dog-sledge ride. 2/3/5 hours ride or day tours in 2/3 days.
    1. November – 30. April.