From the water, we will see and explore the town of the giant icerbergs, Ilulissat – which is the Greenlandic name for the town, directly translated to mean “the icebergs”.
We will sail in a small, fast, open boat, which takes a maximum of 6 passengers. This gives us good opportunities to come close to the water and the ice, and we are flexible and can stop wherever we like for good photos and videos.
At the end of the 50 km fjord, ice calves from the northern hemisphere’s most productive glacier. Every day, pieces calve off of this 13 km long glacier front, which rises 300m over the water. This is comparable to the water use of the entire USA in one year.
At the mouth of the icefjord, immediately south of the town, the icebergs get grounded, and here we can see icebergs that rise more than 100 metres over the water’s surface. And remember, it is only an eighth of the iceberg’s mass that is visible above the water – the rest is underneath.
Remember we sail on the water, where the temperature is often well below temperature on land. Wear warm clothes and hat and gloves are required.
Culture and Traditions, Fire, Ice and Rock, Ancient People and Animals, Oceans and Seas, Plants and Animals, Land and Climate
I was born and grew up in Ilulissat, and speak fluent Danish and Greenlandic. I also speak and understand fluent English, German and Italian,
Since my childhood I have sailed and fished in most of the Disko Bay area.
I have been doing business in the town for many years and run a family business founded in 1957. I am a service minded and have great knowledge of Ilulissat and Greenland. I try to give every single guest a personal experience, given that we sail in a smaller boat.
I am amazed at the ever-changing nature with thousands of icebergs varying in size and shapes, and the tours represent to the majority of our guests what best can be called a lifetime experience.
Particularly breathtakingly is the encounter with whales that are often observed quite close and the sound when the whale breaks the surface and gives a blow and filling the lungs can be heard far away in the quiet surroundings, only interrupted by a little sound from the nearby icebergs.