The best Greenland Kayak Experience in Ilulissat

Ilulissat is the perfect town to discover the history of the kayak. Not only is Ilulissat a town within the country that created the kayak, it also offers some of the best kayaking in the world. Ilulissat is where you feel the complete Greenland kayak experience. Embrace an adventure with a history that goes back thousands of years.

Your adventure begins in the Qajaq Club of Ilulissat, where they continue to build and use kayaks, as their ancestors more than 4,500 years ago. You will discover the secrets to building Greenland kayaks while admiring their craftsmanship. Learn a brief history of the kayak’s multiple usage as well as its progression in design in order to fully understand why the kayak continues to form a major part of Greenlandic culture.

Expert guides will provide you with all the information necessary to safely complete your trip on your Greenland kayak. Experience is not needed, just be prepared to enjoy an incredible adventure as you sail between huge ice floes. You will discover a world of magical lights, sounds and sensations from a completely different perspective.

Enjoy a Greenland kayak experience at sea level.

Get ready to travel back in time and enjoy nature in its purest state. The guides will do everything from instruct you on where to go, to even take pictures for you! You won’t have to worry about anything other than having a good time.

Both morning and afternoon excursions are available. The departure point is near the landmark church of Zion. You’ll get to experience the fascinating surroundings of the old city of Ilulissat and witness Ilulissat’s magnificent eternal sunset and midnight Sun.

We guarantee that you will enjoy a once in a lifetime kayaking experience. Are you ready to have a magnificent time aboard a Greenland kayak? We are.

Are you ready? We are.


Paddle amongst Greenland’s icebergs in Ilulissat

Starting time

Morning tour starts at 10:00 / Evening tour starts at 20:00

Departure Point

Zion Church


3 hours aprox (1,5 hours on the water)

Return details

Return to original departure point


From June  5th to September 10th


  • The Ilulissat Greenland Kayak Experience includes:
  • Walk to the historical Zion church and qajaq club.
  • Learn everything you need to know in our briefings, perfect for first time kayakers
  • Sea kayaking, experience a world of lights, sounds and feelings from a completely new perspective: at sea level.
  • Learn about the nature and culture of Greenland with our guides.
  • Be ready for a final surprise before arriving to the departure point again


  • Group size: Min 2 – Max 10
  • Age restrictions: Minimum age: 13 years old
  • Difficulty: Easy-Medium. No previous experience is required. Thanks to guides’ training and experience, anyone can learn how to move across the water.
  • Inclusions: Technical equipment (you do not need to bring anything special, all equipment will be provided by the operator), tour pictures.
  • Technical equipment provided: Kayak, paddles, cockpit cover, Gore-Tex dry suit, life vest, boots and dry bags
  • Exclusions: –
  • Voucher info You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this experience.
  • Local operator information: Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
  •  Cancelation policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Summer of glaciers.

Ilulissat is a unique place in the world. Its proximity to the Kangia fjord, world heritage site, makes it a particularly attractive destination in summer, with its glaciers and its eternal snows. You can climb to the top of its mountains, discover the city and its surroundings, enjoy its museums, its cuisine and, above all, its kayaking. The Greenland kayak experience in Ilulissat is incomparable and allows you to feel as if you are floating through life. The characteristics of the kayak adapt perfectly to the environment and the conditions that surround you. There is a reason the kayak was born here …

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