Sailing is another popular means of transportation in Greenland.
The passenger ship Sarfaq Ittuk from Arctic Umiaq Line is in service from April to December between Qaqortoq in South Greenland and Ilulissat in North Greenland. In the summer season it is a good idea to book tickets well in advance. You have the possibility to book a bunk bed in a common cabin (1-4 beds) or a private cabin with a bathroom. Additionally, Sarfaq Ittuk offers two types of suites, the Umiaq Junior Suite and the larger Igloo Suite.
For more information about sailing tours contact aul.gl or the local tourist office.
The shipping company, Disko Line, operates on the entire west coast of Greenland including the South Greenland region, with many small ships. Ticket bookings can be made via www.diskoline.gl
In South Greenland, Blue Ice Explorer sails with seven different boats. They sail between Narsarsuaq, Narsaq and Qaqortoq in the summer season. Ticket bookings can be made via www.bluice.gl
Additionally Nuuk Water Taxi and Maniitsoq Tour Boat connect Maniitsoq with the capital Nuuk, both on a seasonal basis
Always be sure to only use passenger-approved boats and ships – both for your own safety and to abide by the law.