Boat shuttle with Glacier Adventure
World of Greenland's shuttle boat service sails several times daily between Ilulissat and Ilimanaq according to a fixed time schedule. The shuttle will take you to a trail of discoveries in the small village Ilimanaq of just 52 inhabitants. Enjoy the voyage through the enourmous, impressive icebergs floating at the mouth of the Icefjord, and keep your eyes open for whales!
The trip is just 30-45 minutes in duration and regardless what time you arrive in the village, you will be warmly welcomed by our personnel. You will have a short stop in Ilimanaq.
From south of Ilimanaq, you will set sail for Itilliup Ilua bay, where we arrive at the broad sandy beach and embark as passengers in two large all-terrain vehicles. Fantastic vistas of the mountains and the vast fields unfold as you traverse the tundra, until you find yourself at the Tasiusaq fjord system. For thousands of years, the Tasiusaq fjord was a beloved fishing area, however the great activity of past times has ebbed away. From here you continue your voyage on the water, between icebergs at the bottom of the fjord, likely without coming upon a single human being on your way.
After about an hour’s sailing you arrive at the glacier, where the voyage continues on the fjord’s western bank. You’re closer to the ice now, and you can take in this unique world, where land meets ice. Your guide will describe the region’s history and how the ice formed the landscape you see around you.
The walk takes you now along the edge of the enormous glacier, until you find a place, where it is safe enough to set foot upon the ice sheet and perhaps be immortalized within Greenland’s nature through the lense of a camera. Along the way, there will be plenty of good opportunities to sit down and take out some lunch, enjoying the sights.
This tour does not demand physical fitness beyond the average
The side-by-side trip can be rough. Do not take this tour if you have serious difficulties with your back, neck, or other body parts.
The duration of this full-day tour including boat shuttles and Ilimanaq Glacier Adventure is approximately 9,5 hours,
The Ilimanaq Glacier Adventure part departs from Ilimanaq at 10 AM and returns there again at 5.15 PM.
Furthermore, notice that is it possible to design your very own Ilimanaq adventure. You can combine it with dinner in Restaurant Egede, choose different shuttle boats and even combine it with accomodation in Ilimanaq Lodge. In order to choose different boat shuttles and or dinner in Restaurant Egede follow the link here. If you want to include a stay in Ilimanaq Lodge follow this link here.