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Ilulissat - 3 days

3 days
2 nights

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PER PERSON:

$ 3,440.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 3,690.00 (single occupancy)

Please note that flight supplement might apply depending on flight availability.

Dates:

Daily during the following periods:
Jun 01 - Jun 30 Tue, Wed, Thu
Jul 01 - Aug 31 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat

Hotels:

Hotel "Arctic"

Included:

• Return flight Reykjavik-Ilulissat-Reykjavik, including airport taxes
• Hotel/airport transfer in Greenland
• 2 nights in 4-star Hotel Arctic, Ilulissat, in a standard (Puisi) room with shower/wc
• Daily breakfast, welcome & farewell dinner at Hotel Arctic, 1x lunch
• Welcome meeting with a local guide at the hotel
• 1-2 hours guided city walk Ilulissat
• 3 hours sunset cruise, sailing among icebergs, incl. refreshments
• 8 hours boat trip to Eqi glacier & hunters village of Rodebay, incl. lunch
• 3 hours hike to old Sermermiut settlement at the Icefiord, incl. refreshments
• All taxes and fees

Highlights & Experience:

  • View the incredible Ilulissat Ice Fjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Get closer to Equi Glacier on a scenic boat tour
  • Take a guided walking tour through Ilulissat and discover the Greenlandic culture
  • Learn about ancient Inuit life on a hike to a former settlement

Itinerary:

Ilulissat is Greenlandic for ‘Icebergs’, and this charming town with 4600 inhabitants 200 kilometres north of the Polar Circle is indeed one of the best places in the world for seeing gigantic, nature-made sculptures break off rugged glaciers and start their final journey towards the open sea.

Summer in Ilulissat is a feast of adventures; make the most of your time there by going on hikes in the Arctic nature not far from town, experience helicopter safaris over the UNESCO designated ice fjord and sail out to remote settlements where everyday life still is heavily influenced by ancient traditions. Relax in the evenings on Midnight Sun Cruises in the fjord, watching the icebergs bathing in the rays of the never-setting sun, whilst enjoying a drink ‘on the real rocks’.

Even a short stay in Ilulissat offers plenty of opportunity to explore the Arctic country side, learn about ancient Inuit traditions and – of course – marvel at the icebergs by the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilulissat Ice Fjord.

This is a 3-day tour package to West Greenland that includes round trip flight from Reykjavik-Ilulissat, welcome meeting at Hotel Arctic, city tour Ilulissat, midnight sailing cruise, full day Eqi glacier tour & Rodebay hunters village, guided walk to Icefiord & Sermermiut Inuit settlement and two nights accommodation at Hotel Arctic with breakfast and dinner. Perfect Greenland extension program for your trip to Iceland.

 

Day 1  : Arrival in Greenland (Ilulissat city walk & Icefiord sunset cruise mi)

A 3-hour flight from Reykjavik domestic airport (not Keflavik) to Ilulissat. Transfer to 4-star Hotel Arctic. After the welcome meeting with your local guide enjoy a guided city walk of Ilulissat, and afterwards, you have some time to explore the town, visit the local museum and observe Greenlandic life at the always busy harbour. Welcome dinner (2-course) is included at Hotel Arctic.

Around 22:00, we depart for a sunset cruise to the famous Ilulissat Icefiord that is the world’s largest ice sculpture park. The experience is overwhelming; lights and colours constantly change. Enjoy a late drink on “the real rocks”. Tour duration: about 3 hours. Dress warmly.

(Note: The season for midnight sun is approx. May 22-Jul 24. Outside this season the excursion is operated as an evening cruise with the beautiful sunset reflecting over the icebergs).

Accommodation: Hotel Arctic, in a standard (Puisi) room with shower/wc
Meals included: Welcome dinner

Day 2  : Boat trip to Eqi - the calving glacier & Rodebay - hunter's village

Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure for the one-day boat trip to Eqi – the calving glacier. The Eqi glacier runs into the fjord 80 km north of Ilulissat and is one of the most beautiful places in Greenland. It is possible to get very close to the 5-km wide glacier front and experience huge pieces of ice breaking off. The sound of an active calving glacier is quite remarkable, while the sight of icebergs toppling into the water is breathtaking. Afterwards, we continue to the small settlement of Oqaatsut/Rodebay. The local population of about 40 people is dependent on fishing and hunting; you experience an entirely different world compared to the nearby town of Ilulissat. Guided walk through the village before enjoying a local meal at the old trading station. For hundreds of years, Oqaatsut/Rodebay was a stopover place for Dutch whalers, who dragged the huge whales onto land here in the old village. The village, which lies in a beautiful natural setting just 15 km north of Ilulissat, has its school, church, shop and a single restaurant “H8”, which serves excellent meals in the old colonial building. Tour duration: about 7-8 hours.

Accommodation: Hotel Arctic, in a standard (Puisi) room with shower/wc
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & farewell dinner.

Day 3  : Inuit settlement at the Ilulissat Icefiord & return to Iceland

Air Iceland flight from Ilulissat to Reykjavik (NY440, depart at 12:15 - Arrival at 18:25
Approx. 3h15min). Please note that departure times are subject to changes.  (B)

Notes:

Trips to Greenland are always subject to weather, fog and ice conditions. Therefore the sequence of the day tours and excursions in Greenland is subject to change or if needed an alternative excursion will be operated if available. Delays and flight cancellations between Iceland and Greenland can happen. Therefore we strongly recommend you to buy travel insurance in the country of residence that would cover any additional travel expenses, should your flights be delayed or cancelled due to weather. We recommend not to book any international flight directly after a trip from Greenland; ideally staying minimum two nights in Iceland after the Greenland trip to avoid the risk of missing an international flight.