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Afford Icefjord Views & Track Sermermiut Inuit Remains (For Non-Cruise Travellers)

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Hike around the UNESCO Icefjord and Sermermiut that offers you views of the magnificent Ilulissat Icefjord, gigantic icebergs and Inuit ruins up close! It is a perfect tour for nature-lovers and history-savvies!

DAY 01

ilulissat tour

  • Get picked up by your Arctic Adventure guide from Hotel Arctic and drive to the backcountry of Ilulissat.

  • Walk towards the seashore, and observe the icebergs slowly floating towards the sea from a great viewing spot.

  • During the excursion, start at Old Heliport, walk on the wooden track around Sermermiut, and explore the wild nature and Icefjord by hiking on an uneven rocky path. 

  • Make a stop at Kællinge Kløften to have light refreshments, if time and weather allow. With the splendid Disko Bay ahead of you, the vast ground under your feet, and icebergs conquering most of your eyesight, you can really feel the power of nature with all your senses.

  • Take a stroll through the sledge dog area either in the beginning or end of the journey.

  • Observe the ancient ruins and discover evidence of ancient Inuit settlements. Your Ilulissat tour guide will tell you the history of Inuit people, their ancestors, and traditions.

  • Stop for photographs and enjoy the impressive views. The duration is around 2 hours. However, it may vary based on weather conditions, conditions of participants, and duration of picture times.

  • English speaking Ilulissat tour guide

  • Transfer

  • Hot drinks, Snacks

  • Breakfast

  • Glacier gear

  • Warm outdoor clothes

  • Comfortable winter shoes/boots with profiled soles

  • This tour operates year-round.

  • Please Note: 

    • Please always follow the safety rules and instructions of the guide during this tour.

    • If the tour is cancelled due to weather conditions, failure to reach the minimum number of participants or other unpredictable situations, Arctic Adventure ApS reserves the right to cancel the tour. For tours cancelled by Arctic Adventure ApS under this situation, our customers will get 80% refund.

    • The minimum number of participants is 2 persons.

    • 2-11 years would be eligible to pay child rates. 

    • 12 years and above would be eligible to pay adult rates.

    • The Traveler must possess a valid passport that is valid for at least a further six months following the end of the tour, as well as the documents necessary for the performance of the tour, including visa and certificate of required vaccinations. It is the traveller’s own duty to investigate and seek to obtain visa and entry permit conditions. The local tour operator can’t be held liable if travellers are rejected upon entry due to lack of visa or entry permit.

    • Greenland is not a member of Schengen but is only embraced by the Schengen Information System. This means that a Schengen visa does not provide entry to Greenland. When applying for a Danish visa, persons from countries that require a visa must therefore clearly state that the visa must also be valid for Greenland. EU citizens’ national ID cards cannot be used as identification on entry to Greenland. These citizens must have their passport with them.

    • Scandinavian citizens do not need to have their passport with them. However, they must bring photo ID pursuant to flight security rules. Refer to the Danish Immigration Service’s, where you can find more detailed information concerning countries that require a visa, visa rules, etc.

    • Ways to reach Greenland: You must fly from either Denmark or Iceland. There are no flights from North America or elsewhere in Europe at this stage. Air Greenland and Air Iceland Connect are the two flights that take you to Greenland.

    • Bookings will be confirmed (subject to availability).


    • Other clothing should be picked according to weather that day, you will not get much colder on the glacier as on the ground

    • Sturdy Hiking Boots – waterproof with good ankle support

    • Woollen/or thermal windproof hat, which covers your neck (alternatively, thermal face mask)

    • Woollen/or thermal gloves (ideal as a base layer under waterproof gloves or mittens)

    • Woollen/or thermal socks

    • Warm, insulated winter jacket and snow trousers or salopettes

    • Woollen long-sleeved shirts/or thermal shirts

    • Thick sweater and woollen pullovers

    • Heat pads for hands and feet (especially for dog sledge tours)

    • Lip balm, cream and moisturizer

  • Hiking around the UNESCO Ice Fjord and Sermermiut is an all-year-round activity. The surroundings present different yet unique beauty as different seasons passing by. The snow-covered ground in winter, the lively wildflowers in summer, fresh green in spring and fresh breeze in autumn.

  • Hiking around Ilulissat Icefjord and Sermermiut is suitable for everyone. As one of the most visited sights in Ilulissat, Sermermiut is open every day of the year. 

  • No refund in case of any cancellation.


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