Midnight sailing to the icefjord
Icefjord sailing in the midnight sun
Due to Ilulissat’s location 69 degrees North, summertime not only means a warmer climate, it also means midnight sun, from approx. the 20th of May to the 23rd of July. From then on we’ll have quite bright nights in August and slightly cooler evenings with diminishing daylight in September, where we depart a little earlier than during mid-summer to still see the great light at sunsets; rightly so, the trip could instead be called an 'Evening Sun Sailing' in the first fall month of the year.
No matter which month you choose to visit, if you sail with us we can promise you spectacular scenery near the icefjord with no two tours alike throughout the season.
Our passenger-approved boats Smilla and Pivik both offer a warm indoor cabin and interior as well as an outdoor deck, so you can get the best photos of the icefjord, landscapes and even whales, if we get lucky. However, keep in mind that we won’t be focusing on locating whales, so if that’s your main interest then we recommend this tour.
Coffee and tea will be served onboard to keep us warm, and toilets are also available.
Sailing is one of the most popular outings in Ilulissat – don’t miss out!
You can buy dinner at Hotel Hvide Falk (HHF) for DKK 300, -. Dinner will commence at 19.30 and sailing will commence at 21.30 from the HHF gangway bridge.
DEPARTURE TIMES M/S SMILLA OR M/S PIVIK
From the Hotel Hvide Falk gangway/tender bridge: at 21:30. Return at 00:00 / midnight.