9 Epic Reasons to Visit Ilulissat, Greenland

It’s a place surrounded by snow-capped mountains, fields of snow, glaciers and vast ice fjords that have turned this remote settlement into a growing tourist destination.

This peace and charm though make it an appealing destination, especially when combined with the stunning natural setting.


Visiting the Ice Fjord is, one of the best things to do. Boat and sailing trips regularly head out to navigate the mass of ice, while those that enjoy the cold can explore by kayak.

The Ilulissat Ice Fjord

Many whales make their way above the Arctic Circle to feed and they love the icy waters that surround Ilulissat.

Icy Whale Watching

Arctic Kayaking

It gives you a chance to get on the water level and up close and personal to the massive icebergs near Ilulissat.

Take a Hike

Greenland is a coveted hiking destination and exploring by foot can lead you on countless adventures from Ilulissat.

Visit Old Town

While the center of town is a lively, more modern place, it is still possible to experience some of the charms from the original settlement of Ilulissat.

An old Inuit settlement that is found just a kilometer or so from the modern town of Ilulissat. It also offers an incomparable vantage point of the massive ice at the entrance.

Check Out Sermermiut

This gives you a chance to observe the dogs and if you’re lucky some puppies will come over for a visit. You can also book tours that will allow you to meet a musher and his team of dogs.

Learn About the Sled Dogs

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