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Address: Kussangajaannguaq 7 | Box 109, Ilulissat 3952, Greenland
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+299 94 43 00
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Dear traveller, Welcome to Ilulissat – a world of Greenland. Greenland is a...

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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Very helpful staff, good range of tours

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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 useful as I had to fill some gaps in my original schedule due to other... More 

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Thank adr82
WOGstaff, Front Office Manager at World of Greenland, responded to this review

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 More 

London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Thank Leigh E
WOGstaff, Front Office Manager at World of Greenland, responded to this review

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 More 

London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst we did not have any type of guide for the boat tour we did, it was still well organised. Our friends also did the dogsledding with WoG in Kangerlussuaq and had a much better experience than we did doing the same activity with TouristNature in Ilulissat. They were provided with sealskin clothing for free and their guide, dogs, and... More 

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WOGstaff, Front Office Manager at World of Greenland, responded to this review

Dear Rachel A, We are happy that your friend enjoyed their tour in Kangerlussuaq. These are not affiliated with us though. We are not affiliated with TouristNature either. Regarding the boat tour we have changed our procedure and now provide guide on any and all boat tours. Best Regards Jakob Schytz More 

Apeldoorn
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139 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I had booked 2 boat trips with world of greenland, the iceberg tour and a trip to a small village in the area. The trip to the village was something I was looking forward to most, but it was cancelled due to seaice. The iceberg trip was still on and it was better than I expected. They really took their... More 

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WOGstaff, Front Office Manager at World of Greenland, responded to this review

Dear icepick80, We are sorry for having to cancel the Oqaatsut tour. We have had rough sea conditions this winter for the first time in some 15 years. I am glad you enjoyed our sailing among the icebergs. It is a must while here! Best regards Jakob Schytz More 

Niedernhausen, Germany
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The agency is the biggest out of many travel agencies in Ilulissat. We booked at the site a boat trip to the icefjord, normally there a three per day. And we booked a 2 hour dog sled tour. We do not recommend the 5 hour tour, because in the sled it is freezingly cold and uncomfortable., although you should do... More 

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WOGstaff, Front Office Manager at World of Greenland, responded to this review

Dear werner867, Thank you for the kind words. It is true that we have had some very cold periods and the 5 hour tour is lengthy. Glad you enjoyed your tours. Best regards Jakob Schytz More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Visiting Greenland just out of season at the beginning of November to try and allow for the snow to fall and dogsledding to become possible, I tried my best to book tours with World of Greenland. I was told that this was not possible because the schedules were not yet set because of the weather, I fully appreciate this. In... More 

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WOGstaff, Front Office Manager at World of Greenland, responded to this review

Dear adiltariqamin, Thank you for your constructive review. We have taken active actions toward offering more diverse tours in the period mentioned. Unfortunately we also had just changed the tours premises. We should have ironed out all the problems by now. The problem with dog sledding in that timeframe is that we deemed it unsafe to do the tour, but... More 

gympie
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 October 2016

friendly staff and a mine of information. the shuttle bus from arctic hotel picks up and drops off outside world of greenland.

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WOGstaff, General Manager at World of Greenland, responded to this review

Dear kirunahansen Thank you for the kind words. Yes, it is lucky that the shuttle bus from hotel arctic stops just outside our office. I agree, you need to book in advance. Hope to see you back Jakob Schytz More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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337 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We take the 7-day trip with this agency and find that its service is superb and the company is the largest tour firm in Illulissat, offering the most variety of tour trips which include tours of boat, airplane, city walk, and good guided tour.

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Thank Suwatss
WOGstaff, General Manager at World of Greenland, responded to this review

Dear Suwatss, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour and are pleased with the tours we offer. Hope to see you back soon! Jakob Schytz More 

Calgary
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133 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I'm so glad I discovered World of Greenland! As a person traveling on my own, it was great to be able to connect with an organization that would assist in organizing tours. They were great!

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WOGstaff, Front Office Manager at World of Greenland, responded to this review

Dear Kay B, Thank you for the praise! We try our best to give the proper advice to our visitors. Hope to see you back here Best Regards Jakob Schytz More 

Seattle, Washington
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171 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We went on the 7:30pm boat cruise among the icebergs. The views are simply outstanding. It will be COLD on the water, so bring or wear even more than you think you need. They offer free coffee and tea, and if you have cash you can buy whiskey and they'll pour it over a chunk of iceberg. The staff were... More 

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Thank SarahDanni
WOGstaff, Front Office Manager at World of Greenland, responded to this review

Hi SarahDanni, Glad you enjoyed the tour. It is correct that our 2½ tour might feel long, especially in the shoulder seasons. We have looked into shortening the tours, and we will of course take your statement into consideration. Hope to see you back here. Best Regards Jakob Schytz More 

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