Everywhere in Greenland, you can go on spectacular sailing trips to see the Ice Sheet and glaciers, look for whales, or merely sail from town to town. Greenland’s many beautiful fjords always offer dramatic nature; glaciers, steep cliffs, rivers and streams, rolling hills, needle-sharp mountain peaks, or icebergs. Being at sea is rarely boring! We offer boat trips all over the country.
Boat trips at Ilulissat
On Ilulissat Ice Fjord, you will experience a unique natural phenomenon, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The fantastic fjord with the ice-cold water and the large glacier at the head of the fjord is described in many other places on our website, so you can hardly have avoided hearing about it.
On a boat trip to the mouth of the Ice Fjord, you get to experience a special kind of grandiosity. Here, huge icebergs have settled at the mouth of the fjord. At this point, big icebergs get stuck on an underwater sandbank. The icebergs only move on when they have melted so much that they no longer encounter ground. They can also be lifted over the sandbank by large waves, coming from major calving of the glacier.
It is fantastic to sail among the icebergs. The officers on the boats come as close as safety issues allow, and you can fill your camera with amazing photography.
Try to go sailing in the daytime and, if possible, also in the evening in the golden glow of the midnight sun. It may sound a little extravagant to go on the same trip twice, but we know from experience that people have loved the diversity of the experiences.
There are other ice fjords in Greenland that are as impressive as Ilulissat Ice Fjord. However, the one in Ilulissat is unique because it moves so fast, and it is very easily accessible.