Running Tours in Ilulissat – Sights, ice and wildlife
Go! Running Tours Ilulissat are a great way to see northern Greenland’s most important town. Our local runner will guide you through the major sights and let you in on some of the lesser known secrets and hidden gems.
The tours offer something for everyone. If you want to explore the town itself and see the UNESCO Heritage ice fjords, then take the 7.5km Explore Ilulissat tour. If you are more of an adventurer and are up for some trail running, Greenland style, then the 23km Greenland Settlement and Mail Route is the tour for you.
Explore Greenland in a truly unique style. Experience local life and complete the run of a lifetime through the majestic, icy terrain. Choose the route for you and let’s Go!
Famous for its UNESCO Heritage ice fjords, Ilulissat is the perfect entrance to life in North Greenland. With a population of 4600, it is the third biggest town in Greenland, and the main town in the north of the country, in the middle of Disko Bay.
Ilulissat means iceberg and you’ll soon see why. The town’s main attraction is the stunning ice fjord – one of the world’s fastest and most active glaciers. The fjord should be top of every traveller’s list. The sight and sound of the huge, moving ice sheets travelling through the fjord out to sea must be experienced to be believed – a breath taking natural phenomenon.
But Ilulissat offers so much more than just the fjord. Nature and wildlife lovers will be in awe of the country’s natural beauty. The area surrounding Ilulissat is perfect for hiking, and runners on our tours an hope to catch a glimpse of some humpback whales along the way. Then there’s the culture – from museums, music and art to the important dogsledding tradition.
Running tours in Ilulissat are not your traditional holiday run. Travel with our guide by boat to a tiny settlement of only 27 people to delve deeper into Greenlandic culture before running back along the dramatic coastline. Our local guide will offer unique insights into Greenlandic life, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in this beautiful part of the world.
So pack your running gear and let’s go on an adventure!