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Ilimanaq (Greenland)

Practical information about Ilimanaq

  • Encounters with locals
  • Fjord
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Mountain
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Off the beaten track
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
One hour by boat from Ilulissat
When to go
From June to September
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Ilimanaq

Laurence Fischer Travel writer
7 travel articles

Ilimanaq is a village located to the south of the ice fjord on the west coast of Greenland. It is worth going when visiting Greenland to experience life in an Inuit village.

My suggestion:
Opt to travel to Ilimanaq by boat: the journey across the ice fjord is amazing. Another tip: make sure you take some mosquito repellent with you (that goes for everywhere in Greenland).

The only way to get to Ilimanaq is by boat or helicopter. I opted to take the boat. Crossing the ice fjord and navigating through the icebergs on the sea's perfectly calm waters was really impressive. We even spotted whales at times. And as for the incredible peace and quiet…

Ilimanaq is a charming, tiny little village inhabited by around 80 people and acts as a reminder that there are other ways of living than the way we do in Europe.

Ilimanaq is great if you want to go hiking. The walks in the area around this Inuit village are beautiful. However, the trails are not waymarked like the ones at Ilulissat, so it's best to be somewhat cautious. The village is arranged like all Greenland's villages, i.e. with the local store located by the harbour and the main place for meeting and socialising, and the houses located all around. Adopt a friendly, open attitude and the Inuits will welcome you with open arms.

In the winter, Ilimanaq gets pretty much cut off from everything.

Ilimanaq is a village located south of the Ilulissat Ice Fjord