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World of Greenland

Kussangajaannguaq 7 | Box 109, Ilulissat 3952, Greenland
+299 94 43 00
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Good tours; non-existent "guides."

We took several tours in Ilulissat through World of Greenland, clearly the largest and most... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Signal Mountain, Tennessee
For all your excursions!

For all your excursions, stop here. Many to choose from. Helpful staff. Whales, icebergs... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Dear traveller, Welcome to Ilulissat – a world of Greenland. Greenland is a big country with lots of interesting and beautiful places to visit. However, only few places can give you such a complete experience as the area of Ilulissat - the town by the Icefiord. There are giant icebergs, calving glaciers and the Inland Ice are nearby, and they can be experienced both from helicopters, boat trips and hikes. Also the humpback whales are very numerous in the area, and we have begun to arrange whale safaris. The Arctic summer is short and hectic which is demanding for the arctic flora, which grows on the edge of what is possible. It is also interesting to experience the Greenlandic culture and history, which is present everywhere in town. The hinterland is incredibly beautiful and during the winter, when the snow has fallen, there are good possibilities for dog sledge rides. These combine both riding in the mountains, on frozen lakes and the ice covered fiords. The duration of the tours is 1, 2, 3 or 5 hours or 2, 3, 4 or 10 days. Our little pearl of nature, Eqi, is situated 90 kilometres north of Ilulissat and it is the destination of many tours during the summer. You can choose between a day-tour by boat, overnight accommodation with a great view to the glacier or our new Base Camp Eqi, which gives easy access to hikes on the Inland Ice. World of Greenland is a Greenlandic company owned by two travel agencies, Greenland Travel and Topas Adventure Travel. We have one overall objective: To give visitors the best experience possible while staying in the town by the icefiord, Ilulissat. Our regular staff is made up of experienced guides with great knowledge of the Disco Bay area. They all love the Greenlandic nature and are users of the activities that it provides. It is the knowledge and know-how from own experiences and the passion for Greenland that we use, when we plan the excursions for you. We will do our best to fulfill your expectations, which of course is expected to a stay in Ilulissat. Therefore safety and quality are very important keywords for us. Our experienced guides are equipped with GPS, first aid kit and communication systems on all hiking tours. Our boats are all approved by the government to make commercial boat tours. Our dogsledge drivers are all skilful hunters and fishermen. We provide them with satellite phones on trips on more than one day. These are just a few of the safety precautions we make so you only have to focus on one thing – your adventure. The whole staff of World of Greenland and I are looking forward to welcoming you to the Disco Bay. Espen Andersen Managing director, World of Greenland
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Kussangajaannguaq 7 | Box 109, Ilulissat 3952, Greenland
+299 94 43 00
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took several tours in Ilulissat through World of Greenland, clearly the largest and most experienced of half a dozen tour operators in this tourist mecca. The tours were just fine in terms of delivering the destinations and facilities advertised. But we were sorely disappointed...More

Thank waldentenn
Reviewed 1 week ago

For all your excursions, stop here. Many to choose from. Helpful staff. Whales, icebergs, boats, hikes, more. Centrally located in town.

Thank MarkPurdue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

World of Greenland provided an excellent experience that was aligned with exactly what I needed for my project. They were very patient in answering all of my questions, provided additional help with some gear I was traveling with, had extremely knowledgeable guides that provided me...More

Thank meganlv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

they are very well organised; we did all our activities with them from Eqi glacier and staying overnight, settlement hike, Kangia classic, whale watch and iceberg cruise. the logistics was always very well run. Guide Peter Frederik Olsen guided us to settlement and was an...More

Thank Frances C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

World of Greenland is the largest tour company in Iluilssat. You will experience large group on a boat tour. I booked my tour two months in advance. The night was cloudy and foggy. WoG didn't cancel the tour. Of course, they wouldn't change or refund...More

Thank Ying L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our stay in June 2017, we took four excursions offered by World of Greenland. All four of our guides were excellent and were knowledgeable as well as personable. They also were fluent in English (which we appreciated) as well as other languages. We felt...More

Thank Diane G
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I took 4 tours with World of Greenland during my stay in Ilulissat. All tours were well organized, fun, left on time. The office quickly and appropriately answered any questions It is in the center of town. Tour leaders were nice, helpful and spoke English...More

Thank arene_11
WOGstaff, Front Office Manager at World of Greenland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear arene_11, We are happy you enjoyed the tour. We will look into the sled dog tour and try to optimize the tour. Hope to see you back soon! Best regards Jakob Schytz

Reviewed 10 June 2017

we joined the tours with world of greenland twice. To semmermiut and illimanaq at 5 and 7 may 2017. Our guide was local greenlandic, who is really friendly,funny and fun to be with. He tried as best as he can to answer all of our...More

Thank indityaputri
WOGstaff, Front Office Manager at World of Greenland, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear indityaputri, Thank you for the delightful words. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and your tours. I will send the praise along to the guide staff. Best regards Jakob Schytz

Reviewed 30 April 2017

The WoG office is a great place to go if you're looking for any kind of tourist information in Ilulissat. They also have a nice whiteboard that clearly lays out the tours they have available over the next 7 days - I found this very...More

Thank adr82
WOGstaff, Front Office Manager at World of Greenland, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Dear adr82, I am glad you enjoyed the tours. We did have a lot of problems with the sea ice this winter. I am glad you could find something else to do though. Best regards Jakob Schytz

Reviewed 27 April 2017

Just really nice people and makes the adventure of the wild west of greenland fun. the dog sleds are great. do not have any judgement...they are working dogs. keep your judgements to yourself. you are in a different world here! ENJOY

Thank Leigh E
WOGstaff, Front Office Manager at World of Greenland, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Dear Leigh E, I am glad to hear you enjoyed the tours. It is correct that the dogs are working dogs and are usually very happy to do their work. I hope to see you here again. Best regards Jakob Schytz

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Christina G
8 November 2016|
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Response from WOGstaff | Property representative |
Hi Christina, Last year around this time the vet stated that there were about 1400 dogs. This year we suspect there might be fewer due to a dog sickness last year. I heard estimates in the 900 to 1000 dogs. Best... More
Lucy S
26 May 2015|
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Response from WOGstaff | Property representative |
Dear Lucy In general you need to be able to walk uphill after the sledge. The other reason we call it demanding is due to the bumps that may occur on the way. Therefore, you need a healthy back as well. We hope to see you... More