PER PERSON IN USD:
$ 3,405.00 (double occupancy)
$ 3,745.00 (single occupancy)
Hotel Arctic 4*
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.
Air Iceland flight to Ilulissat. Meet and greet and transfer to the hotel for information meeting and city walk. Welcome dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Ilulissat (D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Being situated almost 400 km north of the Polar Circle you have a fantastic opportunity to discover more about daily life in the Arctic.
Today's program includes:
3-HOUR HIKE TO SERMERMIUT
We will drive by bus as far as the road goes. Then a beautiful guided walk along the UNESCO World Heritage designated Ilulissat Ice Fjord to Sermermiut where traces from the three old Inuit cultures can still be found. Sermermiut is a fertile valley next to the Ice Fjord; here you can enjoy the flowers as well as the fantastic icebergs. Great photo opportunities! Light refreshments included.
2.5-HOUR SUNSET CRUISE TO THE ICE FJORD
The midnight sun and the warm red colours reflecting in the gigantic icebergs is a fantastic sight. Cruise between the icebergs and enjoy a late drink on "the real rocks" ! This tour is guided and includes light refreshments.
Overnight in Ilulissat (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Included in the morning:
6-HOUR HUNTERS' SETTLEMENT - RODEBAY
Guided tour by boat to the small settlement Oqaatsut/Rodebay with a local population of approx. 40 people totally dependent on fishing and hunting - a quite different world compared to the nearby town of Ilulissat. Tour includes lunch.
Overnight in Ilulissat (B, L)
Breakfast at the hotel. Farewell coffee at the hotel with your guide.Transfer to the airport. Flight with Air Iceland from Ilulissat to Reykjavik Domestic Airport. Overnight in Ilulissat. (B,)
tour code: JAV4RKV