Kayaking among whales and icebergs in
Greenland, 8 days
Aasiaat is located at the mouth of the Disko Bay on the west
coats of Greenland just above the Arctic Circle. Although we
have no guarantee that we will catch sight of whales so are
the conditions for that just perfect. Most common are mink
whales and humpback whales but also the Greenlandic whale
and fin whale are seen in the area.
The proximity to the Disko Bay and the
protective archipelago makes Aasiaat the perfect starting
point for kayaking trips. There is great opportunities to
spot whales in the area and there are plenty of icebergs in
different shapes and sizes sailing by.
Aasiaat is a vivid and genuine Greenlandic
town. It gives the visitor an opportunity to experience a
Greenlandic society up close. There are also opportunities
to find great handicrafts. There is also a museum worth a
From here our 6 day kayak expedition begins.
We will be navigating between islands and icebergs led by a
guide that will tailor this expedition regarding to weather
and wind. We might stop by at some locals and have a
kaffemik. Kaffemik is a Greenlandic happening when you make
a short visit and get a coffea and some snacks (that can be
stuff you are not used to from home). During the evenings we
go ashore and put up our camp on one of the islands. In the
long evening light we might do a barbeque and plan the next
A humpback whale comes up and catch the fish he collected.
Below is a film Sven-Erik Jönsson made on his trip in 2014.
Boon travelled with us in 2017 First and foremost I must thank you and Gronlandsresor
for helping me to organize and booked the arrangements, I
have to say that it is by far the most amazing trip of my
life, all the crazy, hectic plans unfolded without problems,
one big thanks is to the weather I guess as I did hear the
weather can cause cancellation to flights or ferries even
when I was there. Luckily all my flights and ferries were
ok. And my ferry from Aasiaat to Disko I was the only
The kayaking expedition is simply mind-blowing, a first in
my opinion, and Nikolaj is a friendly and attentive guide
and the things we saw, the food, the weather, the sea,
iceberg and whales, nothing we can get in any part of the
world except in Greenland. The Swedish team members have
been lovely too.
All in all the trip has left a very deep
impression in me and I would definitely recommend my friends
to save up and go if they want an enriching breath-taking
Take care and best regards,
August 9 - 16
Min / max participants: 6 / 10
per person: (Euro)
1500 € (excluding transport to and from Aasiaat)
Single supplement shared fascilities: TBD
Single supplement private fascilities: TBD
We can also extend your stay with different
activities. EG Camp on the inland ice cap in
Kangerlussuaq, Air Zafari, Visiting the iceberg town
Ilulissat, and more.
• Use of kayak Prijon Seayak or similar with
rudder. There is also one double kayak K2 Prijon
• Use of paddle and skirt
• Use of life jacket
• All kayaks are equipped with:
Spare paddle, safety line for paddle, toll line, small repair kit, pump.
• The group are equipped with:
1 satellite phone for emergency, 1 gun, 1 GPS
• Full board during the kayak expedition • 2 nights at guesthouse in Aasiaat incl
• 2 dinners in Aasiaat (excluding drinks)
• Guide during the kayak expedition
Price do not include
• Transport to Aasiaat and back (we can assist you
• Meals outside the expeditions except 2 dinners and 2
• Entré to museums and similar.
• Tent (can be rented for 63 €), sleeping bag (63 €),
sleeping mat (52 €), use of dry suite (can be rented for 135 €) • Travel insurance.
Travel insurance is mandatory. We do not cover cost of
missing flights caused by delayed expedition caused by
weather or other circumstances outside our controll
To book the tour or to contact us for any queries, just send
us an email at
or give us a call at +46-8-55626970
This is a general plan and the program might change depending
weather and other circomstances. Flexibility is a key to a
Day 1: Arrival to Aasiaat,
check-in at the hotel. We start with a short briefing and
then we together do and buy the supply for the expedition.
Later we will have a dinner together where we inform more in
detail of what we will expect during the expedition and get
to know each other. The route we will take will be depending
weather and wind and where the whales are.
We start the expedition from the hotel Seamens Home in
Aasiaat. The location is just perfect to start from when it
is in a protected bay.
During the expedition we can expect to see
different species of whales, seals and other animals.
The sledge dogs in Greenland have vacation
during the summer and then they can, as the dogs in the
picture, let lose on an desert island.
A fin whale
Ice bergs comes in different shapes and sizes
Large icebergs and two humpback whales
A humpback whale diving
If you look closely you also can notice the humpback whale
diving in front of the iceberg.
A humpback whale swims by.
The whales sometimes get really close ashore so do not need
to paddle far to spot them.
When we get back to Aasiaat we will check in
to the hotel and get a nice well deserved warm shower. We
will have last dinner together and talk about everything we
have been experienced during the week before we go to bed.
Breakfast at the hotel and heading home. By boat to
Ilulissat for those who booked the additional Ilulissat
package. More info about that to come.