The midnight sun is a natural phenomenon in which the sun does not set for a matter of days or months. One of the most amazing ways to experience Greenland, is from the sea. The Inuit invented the kayaks, and to this day, boats are still one of the most important means of transportation in the country. Kayak among the white icebergs of Ilulissat or join a boat tour into the amazing fjord of Kangerlussuaq & experience the phenomenal midnight sun. With Kayaking you see the icebergs very close to you.
“If you have not seen the Midnight Sun setting behind the wall of icebergs, then you have missed something fundamental in your life!”
Where & when to see the midnight sun?
Anywhere above the Arctic Circle. The midnight sun arrives first in Greenland’s northernmost towns like Qaanaaq, Upernavik and Uummannaq. Here, it also stays the longest. The midnight sun is visible between late-April and late-August in Greenland’s northernmost towns. Closer to the Arctic Circle, the midnight sun is visible between early-June and mid-July. Kayaking around the icebergs with bright light at midnight is truly a unique experience to witness.
- Midnight sailing
- Boat trips to Eqi glacier
- Whale watching tours
- Stand up paddle
- Hiking along the Icefjord
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