Activities

When you check in at Hotel Arctic you have the opportunity of experiencing what many people dream about but only few actually enjoy. Just to mention a few: a trip on a dog sledge, a helicopter trip to the glacier, sailing among the icebergs or visits to unforgettable Greenlandic villages. It is like choosing from a list of your favourite foods. Almost impossible, but whatever you choose it will be a fantastic experience – you will remember this for the rest of your life.

The dramatic setting of the Ice fjord
The Ice Fjord is in itself the major, dramatic setting for all experiences in and around Ilulissat. Almost regardless of where you are, the colossal icebergs put things into perspective – physically and mentally.

You can walk to the mouth of the Ice Fjord – it is just behind the town. How about a boat trip on the Ice Fjord, or – in winter – an adrenalin kick as a passenger on a dog sled? All year round, there are helicopter trips from Ilulissat across the 50-kilometre long Ice Fjord, which is a designated UNESCO world heritage site.

The region offers walks in the summer – and cross-country skiing in the winter. See the opportunities year round below.

Activities during the year

January

Cultural experiences (museums, drum dance, choir song)

Winter darkness (only the stars, the moon and the Northern lights)

Sunlight

Dog sledding

Icebergs

Flight connections to/from Denmark (each week): 4

Temperature: -17,4°

February

Cultural experiences (museums, drum dance, choir song)

Sunlight

Dog sledding

Sea, ice and fjord fishing

Icebergs

Flight connections to/from Denmark (each week): 4

Temperature: -21,9°

March

Cultural experiences (museums, drum dance, choir song)

Sunlight

Dog sledding

Sea, ice and fjord fishing

Helicopter trips to the inland ice

Skiing (cross country)

Icebergs

Flight connections to/from Denmark (each week): 4

Temperature: -19,2°

April

Cultural experiences (museums, drum dance, choir song)

Sunlight

Dog sledding

Sea, ice and fjord fishing

Helicopter trips to the inland ice

Skiing (cross country)

The first supply ship of the year

Icebergs

Flight connections to/from Denmark (each week): 5

Temperature: -12,7°

May

Cultural experiences (museums, drum dance, choir song)

Sunlight

Midnight sun from the 24th

Walking/hiking

Helicopter trips to the inland ice

Icebergs

Flight connections to/from Denmark (each week): 5

Temperature: -2,0°

June

Cultural experiences (museums, drum dance, choir song)

Sunlight

Midnight sun

Boat trips to the Icefjord and settlements

Walking/hiking

Helicopter trips to the inland ice

Whale spotting

Icebergs

Flight connections to/from Denmark (each week): 7

Temperature: 4,7°

July

Cultural experiences (museums, drum dance, choir song)

Sunlight

Midnight sun to the 24th

Boat trips to the Icefjord and settlements

Walking/hiking

Helicopter trips to the inland ice

Whale spotting

Skiing during the summer, Disko Island

Icebergs

Mosquitoes

Flight connections to/from Denmark (each week): 7

Temperature: 6,8°

August

Cultural experiences (museums, drum dance, choir song)

Sunlight

Boat trips to the Icefjord and settlements

Walking/hiking

Helicopter trips to the inland ice

Whale spotting

Skiing during the summer, Disko Island

Icebergs

Mosquitoes – to medio

Flight connections to/from Denmark (each week): 7

Temperature: 4,5°

September

Cultural experiences (museums, drum dance, choir song)

Sunlight

Boat trips to the Icefjord and settlements

Walking/hiking

Helicopter trips to the inland ice

Icebergs

Flight connections to/from Denmark (each week): 5

Temperature: 1,8°

October

Cultural experiences (museums, drum dance, choir song)

Sunlight

Boat trips to the Icefjord and settlements

Walking/hiking

Helicopter trips to the inland ice

Icebergs

Flight connections to/from Denmark (each week): 4

Temperature: -2,7°

November

Cultural experiences (museums, drum dance, choir song)

Winter darkness (only the stars, the moon and the Northern lights)

Sunlight – to medio

The last supply ship of the year

Icebergs

Flight connections to/from Denmark (each week): 4

Temperature: -4,2°

December

Cultural experiences (museums, drum dance, choir song)

Winter darkness (only the stars, the moon and the Northern lights)

Icebergs

Flight connections to/from Denmark (each week): 4

Temperature: -14,2°