3 days in the settlement Ilimanaq
Discover the small settlement Ilimanaq in Disko Bay and experience how the Greenlandic people live in such a remote place. You start from Ilulissat with an evening boat transfer across the amazing Icefjord, where the most impressive icebergs of the Arctic hemisphere are calving. In the evening you will stay at the Ilimanaq Lodge.
Next day, enjoy a guided hike through the settlement and spend the rest of the day to relax at Ilimanaq Lodge or discover Ilimanaq and its surroundings further. Enjoy a Greenlandic dinner served in the local restaurant offering great views across Disko Bay. On the last day, you sail back to Ilulissat crossing once more the famous Icefjord with its beautiful icebergs.
Evening boat transfer to Ilimanaq. Overnight at Ilimanaq Lodge.
Guided sightseeing in Ilimanaq. Free afternoon. Overnight & dinner at Ilimanaq Lodge.
Morning boat transfer back to Ilulissat.
Prices and dates
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June 16, 2018 – September 16, 2018 (available)
- Boat transfer Ilulissat/Ilimanaq/Ilulissat
- 2 nights in a luxury hut at Ilimanaq Lodge incl. breakfast
- 1 dinner at the local restaurant in Ilimanaq
- 2h Ilimanaq settlement sightseeing
Ilulissat: Boat Tour Eqi (Jun-Sep, 11h, 320€)
We leave Ilulissat early in the morning and sail north in the direction of Eqi Glacier. Very few places in Greenland are as breathtaking as Eqi. On the way we will sail around the most impressive icebergs in the Northern Hemisphere. We will sail close the massive glacier wall, turn off the engines for about an hour, enjoy some lunch as well as the breathtaking view of the calving glacier. In the afternoon we make our way back to Ilulissat.
Ilulissat: Evening iceberg sailing (Jun-Sep, 2.5h, 95€)
On a 2,5 hour boat trip you will sail among the gigantic icebergs in Disko Bay in the evening sun. These frozen giants calved from the most productive glacier of the Northern Hemisphere, the Sermeq Kujalleq. It annually calves 45km³ of ice into the UNESCO Icefjord. Sailing around the gigantic icebergs in the evening sun is a fantastic experience. Remember to bring warm clothes.
Ilulissat: Evening kayaking (Jun- 15 Sep, 3h, 220€)
In the evening, you go for an impressive kayaking trip among the gigantic icebergs in Disko Bay. The activity consists in kayaking along the coast of Ilulissat, from where you can see big icebergs coming from the Ilulissat Icefjord. You experience this breathtaking scenery in the most natural and traditional way. Just you and your kayak, paddling as Inuits used to so and some still do. Nonetheless all the safety measures are included: the best equipment in the market (clothing that enables you to swim in freezing waters and the most safe and stable kayaks) and if that were not enough, our kayak instructors have the highest qualifications and lots of experience kayaking in Arctic regions (to participate in this trip max height is 2m and weight is 110kg).
Ilulissat: Iceberg Sailing (Jan-Dec, 2h, 95€)
Today you will head out by boat into Disko Bay and visit the gigantic floating icebergs, so have your cameras locked and loaded. These frozen giants have calved from the most productive glacier of the Northern Hemisphere, the Sermeq Kujalleq. It annually calves 35 km³ of ice into the UNESCO Icefjord - a sheer unimaginable amount. If we are lucky we might even spot a whale or two.
Ilulissat: Sermermiut Hike (Jan-Dec, 2h, 48€)
It is a big day today. You came here to see glaciers and icebergs. And you do not mean the small ones, you mean the massive ones. Well, we promise - this is what you are going to see. Standing in front of the enormous Ilulissat Icefjord will make you feel small and humble. An endless amount of ice pushing down from the glacier Sermeq Kujalleq towards the sea, where ice is calving constantly creating those majestic icebergs floating in Disko Bay. Here, at the Ilulissat Icefjord World Heritage Site, we also stop at Sermermiut, an abandoned Inuit settlement, which had been used by Saqqaq, Early Dorset and Thule cultures. Our guide will give you insights of the Inuit culture and will answer your questions.
Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing
Flights to Greenland are not included.
Fly to Ilulissat via Reykjavík/Iceland or Copenhagen/Denmark. Return flight from 1090 EUR per person can be added to your package.
Day 1: Boat transfer to Ilimanaq
In the evening you will sail from Ilulissat to Ilimanaq, passing by the stunning Ilulissat Icefjord. This is your chance to get up close with gigantic icebergs bathing in the evening sun. These frozen giants calved from the most productive glacier of the Northern Hemisphere, the Sermeq Kujalleq. This glacier is one of the most productive glaciers in the world. It annually calves 35km³ of ice into the UNESCO Icefjord. Sailing around the gigantic icebergs in the evening sun is a fantastic experience. Remember to bring warm clothes.
After about 1 hour sailing you will reach the small settlement of Ilimanaq. You will stay overnight at the Ilimanaq Lodge (luxury cabin incl. linen and towels, electricity, private bathroom, running water).
Day 2: Ilimanaq settlement sightseeing & dinner in Ilimanaq
Today you will head out to explore the settlement Ilimanaq. Ilimanaq means ‘the area of expectations’ since you would expect to get a good catch in the mid 1800s. At that time you would find hundreds of families living on the coast near Ilimanaq. Today, the settlement is home to only 53 inhabitants.
Your guide will tell you all about the culture and history, the way of life, and show you the main attractions in the settlement. The church, the school, the dog area, and the old log houses, and many other point of interests in the settlement. This excursion will provide your with a deeper understanding of Ilimanaq.
Spend the rest of the day to explore the settlement further, relax with a book at your Ilimanaq Lodge with great views across the bay or join one of the optional activities taking you into the wild backlands of Ilimanaq. In the evening enjoy Greenlandic food at the local restaurant offering views over Disko Bay. You will spend another night at the Ilimanaq Lodge.
Day 3: Boat transfer back to Ilulissat
In the morning you will return to Ilulissat by boat passing once more the spectacular Icefjord with its mesmerizing icebergs. With a bit of luck you might even see some whales during transfer. After roughly one hour you are back in Ilulissat. You could fly back home today or you could combine this trip with one of our amazing guided trips or individual packages.
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.