Whales & Ice

Whales & Ice

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Whales & Ice


On this tour we combine two of the best tours we offer – The “Iceberg Classic” and the “Whalesafari”

The humpback whale is one of the animals in the world that moves furthest. They come to the Disko Bay in the summer to eat large amounts of krill and small fish. The whale typically comes from Haiti and Puerto Rico, where they breed in winter. Humpback whales can grow up to 15 meters long and can weigh up to 30 tons.

The humpback whale is the whale we usually see in the Disco Bay, and it is easily recognizable on the beautiful tail. To experience these giants of the sea at close range is almost a spiritual experience that overwhelms many.

The glacier producing icebergs is called Sermeq Kujalleq. It is located approx. 70 km inside the ice fjord, where all sailing is impossible. It is the most productive glacier in the Northern Hemisphere and the world’s fastest ice stream with 40 meters per day. Ice production is 46 cubic kilometres per year (equivalent to U.S. annual water consumption). The largest icebergs are 1.5 cubic kilometres.

DKK 5.250,-
Duration: 3 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Period: 1 May – 31 October

Sailing and guided tour in Ilimanaq – Coffee and tea.


When you are going out on an adventure, it is highly recommended to bring both camera and binoculars. It is also advisable to bring warm clothes. On this boat there is heated cabin, but prepare and bring clothes that keep you warm, when you want to sit outside on the front deck. A neck warmer and glowes is always good.

You are allowed to bring your own food, but it is also possible to order sandwiches or lunch plate, later in the booking process.

  • Warm

  • Footwear

  • Socks

  • Jacket

  • Hat

  • Gloves/Mittens

  • Sun lotion

  • Sun glasses

Attention points!

  • Cabin boat with seatings for all and heating inside

  • 6 passengers

  • Survival suits

  • All in insurance

  • Life jackets

  • Skilled and professionel crew