Ilulissat: Morning kayaking

Enjoy a morning tour among icebergs

Paddle among fascinating icebergs and witness the overwhelming beauty of the Ilulissat Icefjord up close.

Kayaking in Ilulissat is, without a doubt, the best way to experience the incredible Ilulissat Icefjord. Being at the sea level, without any sound and just using your own body to paddle among icebergs, makes it an extraordinary way to discover the Unesco World Heritage site. 

Our morning tours are special, as we often are the only ones out on the water at this time. It’s an incredible experience, when you paddle undisturbed between the icebergs. The midday sun also makes the iceberg shiny, and on cloudy days the icebergs turn beautifully blue.

Explore the Icebergs the Traditional Way

For more than 4,000 years, the Inuits have used the “qajaq” (traditional kayaks) for travelling and hunting in Greenland and especially in the area of Ilulissat. Our experienced guide will explain you about the amazing icebergs and the fascinating story of the original kayak, which was made from sealskin and wood.

Thanks to our certified kayak-guides, modern equipment and safety protocols, we make it possible for you to kayak in this incredible landscape, even if you have never been kayaking before. For many of our guests it’s their first time in a kayak and we take pride in providing a safe and comfortable experience for everybody. We use double kayaks which are more stable in the water than single kayaks.

During the tour, your guide will take photos of you, while you paddle in this incredible scenery. The photos are included in the price and will be ready for download shortly after the tour. 

All our kayak guides are certified IPP Kayaking Instructors complying with 'European Paddle Pass Standards'. All our equipment is expedition-gear made for Arctic conditions from quality brands like Kokatat, Hiko og Lightning Paddles.

The time spent on the water paddling is 2 hours.

Information

Destination: Ilulissat
Duration: 3 hours
Difficulty: 2 of 5
Season: June - September
Participants: Min. 2 and max 12
Price: 1250 DKK
Ilulissat

Location

Price information

Extras

The duration of the activity includes the time to gear-up / dress-up, safety briefings and getting in and out of the kayaks. The time spent on the water paddling is 2 hours.

Price includes

  • Certified guide
  • Kayaking Gear: Double sea kayak, paddle, thermal suit, dry suit, life-jacket, boots and gloves.
  • Pictures from the tour, which can be downloaded shortly after the excursion
  • A bottle of water and a chocolate bar

Practical information

Minimum age requirement

14 years old. The attitude of the adolescent towards the safety safety instructions, and the person's skills need to be appropriate for kayaking, and the adolescent need to fit the kayak suit, and able to use the kayak equipment. A parent or a responsible adult needs to stay close to the adolescent at all times.