Ilulissat

Ilulissat,  once having been known as Jacobshavn, is the 3rd largest city in Greenland. The incredible vistas available from the city, demonstrating icebergs in their majesty, lead to the city being called Ilulissat, the kalaallisut word for "iceberg".

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Trips that visit Ilulissat

Northwest Passage Revealed

In the icy and labyrinthine channels of the legendary Northwest Passage, explore the archipelago of islands and channels that form Canada’s High Arctic region; meet local indigenous people; encounter enigmatic Arctic wildlife, including walrus, beluga whale, polar bear, musk ox…

  • 17 Days
  • $16,784
West Greenland Safari

Explore the rugged and often ice-bound coastline of West Greenland, count the whales of Disko Bay, visit remote communities and sail through mighty fjords. Along the way you'll meet the locals, learn about their history and modern survival in the…

  • 11 Days
  • $8,758
West Greenland & Disko Bay

This might be a short trip but it packs a huge amount in. Sail among the ice of Disko Bay and spot humpbacks hunting herring; trek to the look out over Jakoshavn Glacier; explore the settlements of Sisimiut and Itilleq…

  • 8 Days
  • $3,290
Arctic Wildlife Safari: Northwest Passage

An all consuming introduction to the Arctic, with a strong focus on wildlife, this trip is hard to beat. Search for bears, narwhal, beluga, walrus and musk ox, marvel at Greenland's ‘big ice’ and learn about the early explorers as…

  • 12 Days
  • $7,595
Northwest Passage, Ellesmere & West Greenland

Traversing west to east this voyage takes you to iconic sites such as Cambridge Bay, Lancaster and Smith Sounds and Ellesmere Island, before exploring the fjords and towns of West Greenland. Bears, narwhal, musk ox, beluga and northern lights are…

  • 17 Days
  • $11,995
Northwest Passage: In Franklin's Footsteps

The big ice and small towns of West Greenland provide a stunning start to this trip before you sail across the Davis Straight to Baffin Island and enter the Northwest Passage. Blend history, scenery and wildlife; pay your respects at…

  • 17 Days
  • $11,995
The Complete Northwest Passage

Only in 1956 did a ship complete an east to west transit of the Northwest Passage. The smoking cliffs of Cape Bathurst mark your entrance to an icy realm of wild beauty, staggering wildlife, culture and history. Explore the Passage…

  • 29 Days
  • $20,157
Greenland & The Northwest Passage

Sail a legendary route from Reykjavik, explore a Viking past in southern Greenland and follow 19th-century explorers into the Northwest Passage. Spot the Arctic Big Six and the Northern Lights as you learn about Inuit culture from specialist guides onboard…

  • 19 Days
  • $13,788
​Ultima Thule: Northwest Passage & West Greenland

Spending time exploring Canada’s historic Northwest Passage and West Greenland, we like this voyage’s balance and variety as much as exploring little visited spots such as Thule, one of the northernmost towns in the world, and Smith Sound. Big ice,…

  • 20 Days
  • $14,845
Southern Greenland: Vikings & Big Ice

One of very few voyages to explore Southern Greenland in depth, expect big ice, Viking history, dramatic scenery and humpback whale sightings. Then journey on to the west coast, delving into Greenlandic culture in the capital city, and visiting the…

  • 15 Days
  • $9,895
Baffin Island & West Greenland In-Depth

Using Iceland as your entry and exit points, this 15 day High Arctic adventure offers the best of both West Greenland and Canada’s Baffin Island. High points will be the epic scale of West Greenland’s ice, chanced encounters with The…

  • 15 Days
  • $16,890