Visit the Ilulissat Icefjord
During the summer many visitors choose to explore the Icefjord on foot. There are three designated hiking trails of varying duration – from one hour to a full day trip. Hiking maps of the marked routes can be downloaded below or purchased in Ilulissat. Experienced hikers have the opportunity to explore the wilderness south and north of the Icefjord by joining tours lasting several days, bringing tents and maps.
Trips of short as well as long duration are characterized by the fact that the terrain is relatively hilly and possibly moist. This means that you should take your time and bring appropriate footwear. You can neither rely on satellite coverage nor on meeting other people en route. For this reason you should always inform other people of your hiking plans, and tell them when you expect to return. If you are not used to walking alone in the mountains, we recommend that you sign up for a guided tour. If you want to go on longer hikes, we advise you to bring the hiking maps of 1:25,000 and 1:100,000 published by Greenland Tourism (can be purchased in Ilulissat).
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Good advice to hikers
Helicopter and boat rides
If you want to experience the ice cap and the enormous glacier Sermeq Kujalleq at the end of the Icefjord, you can do so by helicopter from Ilulissat. The flights take place all year round, but less frequently during the darkest months of the year. In winter the ice cap can also be explored by dog sledge on trips lasting several days.