Blue Ice Explorer


Blue Ice Explorer is a locally based tourism operator in Narsarsuaq founded by Jacky Simoud in 1996. Jacky, who hails from France, first came to Greenland with some friends on a sailboat in 1976.  In 1996, he moved from North Greenland to the South, where he started making a living sailing tourists with his charming old wooden boat Puttut. In 2002, Jacky initiated a close collaboration with Topas. Since then, Blue Ice has grown to become a company that employs several staff members during the summer season. Blue Ice Explorer is from 2017 owned 100% by Topas Group.

Jacky Simoud retired from Blue Ice Explorer 01.01.2020 and since then the company has been run by a team of experienced employees behind the helm. Among those are Claus Pedersen who has been a part of Blue Ice explorer since 2003.

Our ambition

… is to spread the word about the beautiful scenery and fascinating history of South Greenland … and to give all of our guests an outstanding experience so they can help convey this image of Greenland to the rest of the world.

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Blue Ice service

Our speciality is tailor-made package tours, for individuals as well as for groups, ranging from one to several days. We have our office in Narsarsuaq (the gateway to South Greenland), but we cover most of South Greenland. We have nine passenger boats for tours and transfers. We run the hostel in Narsarsuaq as well as Igaliku Country Hotel in Igaliku. Our knowledge of the area and many years of experience allow us to meet your individual requests and pave the way for an unforgettable experience during your stay in Greenland.

Blue Ice Café

Blue Ice Café is more than just a café!

It is our office and the official tourist information centre in Narsarsuaq. Here is where we sell day trips and boat tickets and brief you on your itinerary if you have already purchased one of our package tours. You can relax inside as well as in the sun outside the café, browse through our library and meet other travellers.

We serve
Coffee, croissants and light meals
Beer, soft drinks and ice cream

We offer
Library with Greenlandic books
Tickets for Narsarsuaq Museum (in the same building as the café)
Post cards, maps and books
Handicraft & souvenirs

For rent at Blue Ice Café
You can rent equipment for a range of activities including hiking, camping, angling, mountain biking and sea kayaking.

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