Icefjord Midnight Marathon

5 June 2021

Kayak among Icebergs

If human-powered adventure is something you enjoy, take a kayak out to get an up close and personal look at the icy giants in the Ilulissat Icefjord.
3 Jun, 4 Jun, 7 Jun | 3 hours | 165 EUR

Ilulissat is known as the capital of icebergs, and you will see why as we paddle our way through the gigantic ice fjord just south of the city. You can smoothly slice your way through the water while keeping your eyes open for whales - 15 species regularly inhabit Greenlandic waters in the summertime!

There will be morning guided kayak groups on several days. In the mornings, you can experience the serenity of the landscape as we calmly paddle our way among the “floating mountains.” On 6 June, we'll also offer an evening kayak excursion, where you can paddle out under the extraordinary midnight sun.

Whether it is sunny or cloudy, the icebergs offer beautiful reflections – the sun will emphasize their sparkle, while clouds evoke the deep blue color of the ice. Your guides will provide information on the ice sheet and its glaciers, as well as the story of the original kayak that was made from sealskin and wood and will answer any other questions you may have. 

Thanks to our certified kayak guides, modern equipment, and safety protocols, it is possible for you to paddle through this remarkable landscape. The tours are open to all levels, whether you are a master paddler or it’s your first time in a kayak. We take pride in providing a safe and comfortable experience for everybody, and want everyone to be able to experience the magic of floating among the largest collection of icebergs in Greenland. 

Note: the option to do this excursion on June 7 is only available for the 6 day package.
 

About the Tour: 

Duration: 3 hours total - 2 hours paddling time 

Departures: The excursion will start at 20:00 on all days. Please pick the day and time you prefer when booking, but please note that due to participant limitations and various excursion schedules, we cannot guarantee a specific day or time. 

Inclusions: 

- Certified guide  
- Kayaking gear (double sea kayak, paddle, thermal suit, dry suit, life-jacket, boots, and gloves)
- Pictures from the tour which can be downloaded 
- A bottle of water and a chocolate bar