Kayaking from Ilulissat in Disko Bay

Disko Adventure

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Individual tour

Disko Adventure

6 days in Disko Bay incl. hikes & kayaking

from €1,975

Are you ready for an adventure like no other? Join us in Ilulissat, Greenland for a journey into Disko Bay. This adventure focused tour starts with an evening boat tour to see the majestic icebergs drift by. Next day you continue your exploration with a self guided hike to the stunning UNESCO Ilulissat Icefjord to enjoy the spectacular view of the ice-filled fjord. In the evening you'll take a kayak through the waters of Disko Bay to witness the stunning scenery of Ilulissat Icefjord up close.

The next day embark on a captivating guided hike to the serene village of Oqaatsut, north of Ilulissat. Then top off your trip with an extraordinary guided hike to one of Disko Bay's remote glaciers.

Get ready for memories that will last a lifetime as you experience the beauty of Greenland at its finest!

Rough summary

Day 1:

Arrival in Ilulissat. Evening sailing among the icebergs

Day 2:

Free day or self guided hiking along the Icefjord - Evening kayaking

Day 3:

Guided hike to Oqaatsut settlement

Day 4:

Guided Glacier Hike at Saqqarleq Sermia

Day 5:

Free day

Day 6:

End of trip

Prices and dates

Price per person:

Package based on: Double Single
3* hotel 1975 2425
3* hotel with sea view 2070 2620
4* hotel 2105 2815
4* hotel with sea view 2260 3125


June 15, 2023 – August 31, 2023 (available)

Further details

Price includes:

  • evening sailing among the icebergs (2 hours)
  • guided evening kayaking tour (3 hours) including all kayaking equipment, coffee/tea
  • guided hike to Oqaatsut settlement incl. boat transfer, picnic lunch and 3 course dinner (10 hours)
  • guided glacier hike to Saqqarleq Sermia incl. boat and UTV tour (9 hours)
  • transfers from/to Ilulissat
  • 5 nights in Ilulissat

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:

16 years


Feel free to add one or more of our tour options to make them part of your request.

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Boat tour to Eqi Glacier

  • Ilulissat
  • Jun-Sep
  • 6h
  • €350
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We leave Ilulissat in the early morning by boat heading north to the famous Eqi Glacier, one of the most breathtaking places in Greenland. We stop for about an hour close to the massive glacier wall, turn off the engines and admire the magnificent views of this huge calving glacier. A packed lunch on board is included. In the afternoon we make our way back to Ilulissat.
Whale diving near Ilulissat among icebergs

Whale watching tour in Disko Bay

  • Ilulissat
  • Jun 15th-Sep 15th
  • 3h
  • €150
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Today you will go on a whale safari in Disko Bay with its giant icebergs. During the summer many different whale species migrate to the colder waters of the Disko Bay area, commonest humpback whales, fin whales and minke whales. We are in contact with local fishermen who keep us up to date on where we are likely to spot some whales.

Flight connections

Flights to Greenland are not included.
Fly to Ilulissat via Keflavik/Iceland or Copenhagen/Denmark. Return flight from 1290 EUR per person can be added to your package.

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Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrival. Evening sailing among the icebergs

Welcome to Ilulissat in Disko Bay. This charming town lies at the entrance of the awe-inspiring UNESCO icefjord. During the evening hours, enjoy a scenic sail through Disko Bay as it's surrounded by colossal icebergs from its own glacier - Sermeq Kujalleq - which is considered to be one of most productive glaciers on earth! Marvel at these frozen monuments before returning to the harbor of Ilulissat. Night in Ilulissat.

Day 2: Hike along the Icefjord - Evening Kayaking

Take advantage of a free day in Ilulissat by exploring the majestic Icefjord on your own. An array of clearly marked hiking routes offer varying levels and lengths to fit every traveler's needs, so you can take your time admiring these magnificent ice formations. When you receive your travel documents, we will provide a map highlighting each route for easy navigation.

In the evening, embark on an awe-inspiring kayaking adventure among gigantic icebergs in Disko Bay. Explore Ilulissat's coast by paddling your kayak and witness the stunning scenery of Ilulissat Icefjord up close. Feel a connection with nature as you experience this moment like traditional Inuits - just you, your kayak and mother nature! To ensure your safety, we've included the best of everything: from special clothing to keep you warm in freezing waters, to our stable and secure kayaks. Furthermore, all of our instructors have extensive experience navigating Arctic regions, and are fully certified for this trip. Please be aware that the maximum weight limit is 110kg and height 2m! Night in Ilulissat.

Day 3: Guided hike to Oqaatsut settlement

Today, you will embark on a hike across 12 miles (20 km) of stunning landscape from Ilulissat to Oqaatsut. On one side you'll find mountains, lakes and small streams; on the other: Diskobay with its beautiful icebergs coming directly from the incredible Ilulissat Icefjord. As you hike towards Oqaatsut, take a closer look at Greenland's flora and fauna around every corner - savor the silence that envelopes each step along this hike!

Once we get halfway to Oqaatsut, it's time for a break where you can make the most of your picnic lunch. After recharging our batteries, we'll keep hiking until finally reaching the settlement. There, at H8 restaurant, you will be served an exquisite 3-course meal with locally sourced ingredients like fish and meat. Finally after dinner the boat will take us back to Ilulissat. Night in Ilulissat.

Day 4: Guided Glacier Hike at Saqqarleq Sermia

From Ilulissat you start by sailing south to the beach of Itilliup Ilua. From here you set off with your guide by UTV, driving through the ever-changing landscape until you reach Tasiusaq fjord. From here it is a short hike down to the open boat which will take you deep into the ancient fjord where hunters and prey have been battling for centuries.

Soon you jump ashore with your guide and walk towards Saqqarleq Sermia - a glacier that looks inviting but also craves humility. This is where you start to feel like a polar explorer and just want to walk on the thousands-of-years old glacial ice. So that is exactly what you will do. Your glacier guide explains about safety and precautions and takes you through this endless world of ice. Amazing! You will return to Ilulissat in the early evening. Night in Ilulissat.

Day 5: Free day

Today, you will be able to explore gorgeous Ilulissat. Whether you choose to leisurely spend your time or wander around town, marvel at the awe-inspiring UNESCO Icefjord again on your own terms or opt in for another tour, it's totally up to you. Night in Ilulissat.

Day 6: Departure

Today the trip ends in Ilulissat.

What our customers say

You were great with helping us

We loved our trip! You were great with helping us and we loved Greenland. Loved the hiking map!

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Rachel Durchslag (USA, June 2018)

Danke, Danke, Danke!

Der Kopf ist voll mit wunderbaren Bildern! Es war einfach spektakulär! Grönland ist wirklich eine tolle Destination!

Wollte mich nochmals ganz herzlich für ALLES bedanken. Hat alles prima geklappt! Das Hotel Avannaa hat mir auch sehr gut gefallen und die Touren waren auch super. No problem at all! Danke, Danke, Danke!

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Gisela (Schweiz, August 2016)

Everything was perfect

I am now back in Norway after a few perfect days in Greenland. The trip was marvellous – the guide I had both for hiking and for kayaking were excellent. Everything was perfect – and I am quite sure that I will come back with friends/family another time.

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Mona (Norway, July 2016)

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