Midnight sailing to the icefjord

Icefjord sailing in the midnight sun

We will sail to the icefjord and spend the evening in the changing and gentle evening light, which gives the icebergs a silky shade, changing from white and bluish tones at night to more violet, yellow and reddish hues as the sun moves closer to the horizon or just below it.

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!







Destination: Ilulissat
Duration: 2,5
Difficulty: 1 of 5
Season: June - September
Participants: min. 4 - max. 12