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Ilulissat is located north of the Arctic Circle by Icefjord, which is a UNESCO world natural heritage site. The city is home to the spectacular Ilulissat Icefjord Centre and offers all-year adventure in the arctic wilderness. From February to April you can experience dog sledding, cross-country skiing and the northern lights. The season from June-September is perfect for hiking, sea safari and fishing.

Whale watching or dog sledding? Your arctic adventures start at Hotel SØMA Ilulissat – First Partner Collection. The hotel offers a wide range of experiences.

The front desk is also happy to assist you with local tips when you arrive!

Humpback whale in the Disco Bay, Icefjord. Image.

Sea safari in Ilulissat

The whales visit Greenlandic waters during the summer, when you are almost guaranteed whale sightings by Ilulissat. On a boat trip among the icebergs, you can watch these 100-tonne sea creatures as they emerge sprouting from the deep – a magical and unforgettable experience.

Helicopter sightseeing over mountain. Photo.

Helicopter sightseeing

Air Greenland offers sightseeing by helicopter. Fly high into the sky above the Icefjord and experience how endless the icecap is.

You will also fly over icebergs, tundra and the open sea, where you can enjoy the beauty and power of Greenlandic nature.

Sailing around Icejords in Greenland. Photo.

Icefjord sailing trips

A sailing trip in the Icefjord at Ilulissat is an experience of a lifetime. The fjord is a UNESCO world natural heritage site, and every year more than 48 km2 of ice from the icecap plunges into the fjord and turns into huge floating icebergs. Some icebergs extend more than 100 metres above sea level, where they glisten in the sun to reveal their many beautiful colours.

Fish harbour Ilulissat in Greenland. Photo.

City walks in Ilulissat

Join us on a fascinating cultural walk through Greenland’s third largest city. Learn about the city’s heritage and everyday life. The tour includes the fish market, where the local fishermen auction their Icefjord catch, and the museum home of polar explorer Knud Rasmussen. As everywhere in Greenland, the arctic wilderness is never far away.

Two women ski walkers go up. Photo.

Cross-country skiing in Ilulissat

Your arctic skiing adventure starts at the hotel, where you will be issued with cross-country skiing equipment and a map. You will then get a lift to the local ski club, where the ski routes start. Enjoy the beautiful winter landscape, the dusty snow and the frosty arctic air.