A house in the settlement of Oqaatsut in Disko Bay
© Visit Greenland - Mads Pihl
September September Individual tour

Disko Chill

6 days in off-season Disko Bay incl. Ilulissat, UNESCO Icefjord and settlement visit

from €1,195 per person
Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate

Explore captivating Disko Bay during the calmer days on our "Disko Chill" off-peak season adventure. This 6-day tour begins with a town tour of Ilulissat, showcasing its cultural highlights, followed by a visit to the awe-inspiring UNESCO Icefjord. Learn about the historic settlement of Sermermiut and experience the majesty of the icebergs on an unforgettable boat trip.

Continue your exploration with a boat trip to the charming settlement of Oqaatsut, where you can take a leisurely walk and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. The itinerary includes a free day, offering flexibility to adjust activities based on weather, ensuring a relaxed pace to fully enjoy Greenland’s low-season charm.

Rough summary

Day 1:

Arrival in Ilulissat

Day 2:

Guided city walk and UNESCO Ilulissat Icefjord visit

Day 3:

Iceberg Sightseeing by boat

Day 4:

Day tour to settlement Oqaatsut by boat

Day 5:

Free day in Ilulissat

Day 6:


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daily: September 1, 2024 – September 30, 2024 (available)

Further details

Price includes:

  • 2 hour guided city walk in Ilulissat
  • 2 hour walk at Ilulissat Icefjord and Sermermiut
  • 2 hour iceberg sightseeing tour by boat
  • 7 hour day tour by boat to Oqaatsut settlement incl. lunch
  • 5 nights in Ilulissat
  • Breakfast included
  • airport transfers

Type of trip:

This pre-arranged adventure is an individual trip, meaning you are discovering Greenland on your own but joining selected guided group activities during your stay. You will receive comprehensive travel information such as where and when to meet for the activities.

Minimum age:

8 years

Flight connections

Flights to Greenland are not included.
Fly to Ilulissat via Keflavik/Iceland or Copenhagen/Denmark.
Return flight from 1295 EUR per person can be added to your package.

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Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Ilulissat

Today you'll arrive in Ilulissat, a town on the shores of the UNESCO Icefjord. We suggest you keep your first day flexible to allow for any flight delays. Use this time to explore the town and get ready for the exciting adventures that await you. You stay overnight in Ilulissat.

Day 2: Guided city walk and UNESCO Ilulissat Icefjord visit

Today's highlight is experiencing the grandeur of the Ilulissat Icefjord. You'll feel small and humbled by the vast expanse of ice that pushes from the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier into the sea and calves into majestic icebergs in Disko Bay. In this UNESCO World Heritage Site, you'll also visit Sermermiut, an ancient Inuit settlement, where your guide will share fascinating details about the Inuit cultures that flourished here.

In the afternoon, take a guided walk through Ilulissat. Learn about Greenlandic culture and history, visit the harbour and "brættet" - a traditional market where local hunters and fishermen sell their catch. You'll also see the birthplace of famous polar explorer Knud Rasmussen. The tour ends with a stop at the historic wooden Zion Church. You stay overnight in Ilulissat.

Day 3: Iceberg Sightseeing by boat

Today promises to be an incredible but cold adventure. You'll be taking a boat trip to see the colossal icebergs of Disko Bay, so dress warmly and get your cameras ready. One of our experienced captains will navigate the partly frozen waters and bring you safely close to these awe-inspiring icebergs. These towering giants originate from Sermeq Kujalleq, the most productive glacier in the northern hemisphere, which calves an astonishing 35 km³ of ice into the UNESCO Icefjord each year. You stay overnight in Ilulissat.

Day 4: Day tour to settlement Oqaatsut by boat

In the morning, you'll take a 30-minute boat ride from Ilulissat to Oqaatsut, past the monumental icebergs of the Ilulissat Icefjord. On arrival in Oqaatsut, your guide will take you on a tour of the settlement, showing you key sites such as the school, church and fish factory. You'll gain an insight into the life and history of this small community.

The tour ends at the H8 Explorer restaurant, where you'll enjoy a lunch prepared with local ingredients. After lunch, you'll have some free time to hike in the surrounding area or relax with a cup of coffee and take in the tranquil views before returning by boat to Ilulissat. You stay overnight in Ilulissat.

Day 5: Free day in Ilulissat

This day is reserved as a buffer in case activities have to be postponed due to weather conditions, or can be used to book additional tours on site. You stay overnight in Ilulissat.

Day 6: Departure

Today you have the option of flying back to Copenhagen or Keflavik, or extending your stay in Ilulissat with optional activities.


All adventure trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Greenland Tours does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realise that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.