The trip to Ilimanaq is an adventure in itself. You sail from Ilulissat to the settlement, and on this boat trip, you pass the famous Ilulissat Ice Fjord, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thousands of icebergs lie in the blue water. The most popular excursion in all of Greenland is a boat trip to the mouth of Ilulissat Ice Fjord. When you sail to Ilimanaq, you automatically get that experience.
Ilimanaq means “expectation” or “probably” in Greenlandic. And you can expect unique natural and cultural experiences in Ilimanaq.
Ilimanaq Lodge south of Ilulissat Ice Fjord
Ilimanaq offers the entire color palette from brightly colored houses to the changing hues of the surrounding countryside as the seasons come and go. Ilimanaq is a traditional, Greenlandic village where people still live from hunting and fishing. In recent years, Ilimanaq has become known for the beautiful cabins that make up Ilimanaq Lodge. Here you stay on the cliffs along the water’s edge with the most beautiful view of Disco Bay and the huge icebergs that lazily drift by from Ilulissat Ice Fjord.
World of Greenland is Greenland Travel’s subsidiary in Ilulissat, and together we have built the formidable luxury cabins. You will be staying in beautiful cabins, built in the summer of 2016. Two listed buildings, the former settlement manager’s residence and the grocery store, have been restored by the Danish Foundation Real Dania. The buildings now house the reception, a restaurant, a museum, and conference facilities.
When you arrive at Ilimanaq, you are welcomed by the black, listed restaurant, located just off the harbor area. Next to the restaurant, you find the reception to the Ilimanaq Lodge. The former manager’s residence dates from 1751 and, over time, it has had many functions: home for priests, missionaries and traders, and it has also served as a village office, a leather workshop, and much more. There are many stories associated with these ancient buildings.