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Kingdom of Glaciers - West Greenland Tour

6 days
5 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

Per Person in USD:
$ 3,935.00 (double occupancy)
$ 4,510.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

Jun 23, 2017 - Jun 28, 2017 
Jul 07, 2017 - Jul 12, 2017 
Jul 14, 2017 - Jul 19, 2017 
Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 26, 2017 
Aug 04, 2017 - Aug 09, 2017 
Aug 11, 2017 - Aug 16, 2017 

Included:

  • Accommodation 2 nights w/facilities in Reykjavík
  • Accommodation 3 nights  w/facilities in Greenland
  • Breakfast daily (except arrival day)
  • Assisted return transfers between Reykjavik hotel and Reykjavik Domestic Airport
  • 3 day guided tour as per itinerary in Greenland
  • Roundtrip flight to Greenland, Ilulissat with airport taxes
  • 2 dinners in Greenland (day 2 and 4, local guide joins group during dinner)
  • Walking tour in Ilulissat town, easy level, 2 hours  (day 2)
  • Cruise excursion to Eqi Glacier with lunch on board, 12 hours (day 3)
  • Hiking tour to the old settlement, Sermermiut, easy level, 2 hours  (day 4)
  • Transfers as per program in Greenland

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

Optional Services:

This tour can be combined with Volcanoes and Glaciers

Itinerary:

Visit Greenland as it is easiest to reach from Iceland and is a great extension to your Iceland tour.  The Ilulissat Icefjord is inlcuded in UNESCO World Heritage List and is the most popular tourist destination in Greenland.  The town of Ilulissat is situated at the mouth of this fjord with enormous icebergs formed by the most productive glacier in the northern hemisphere, Sermeq Kujalleq.  The population of Ilulissat is about 4,000 people who live with around 6,000 sled dogs. Dogsled is a very important transport in this modern town.  Experience the glacial beauty of this area with walking tours and a boat tour.  

 

Day 1  : Arrival in Reykjavik

Transfer to Reykjavik on your own.  If your flight lands early in the day, a great suggestion is to explore Reykjavík, the largest municipality in Iceland.

Ingolfur Arnarson, the first settler of Iceland, built his farm on the peninsula where Reykjavík stands today. The town got its name “Smokey Bay” after the columns of steam that rose from the hot springs in the area and made such a deep impression on the first settlers.

Dinner is on your own.  Reykjavik offers a multitude of restaurants and/or coffee-houses, making dinner a great way to get better acquainted with Iceland's capital. Overnight stay in Reykjavík.

Please note guaranteed early check-in is not included in the price.  Most hotels begin check-in around 14:00 (2:00pm). 

Day 2  : Ilulissat, a UNESCO Heritage Site

Morning Flight to Greenland – Walking Tour of Ilulissat

Breakfast at your hotel.  Assisted transfer to Reykjavik domestic airport in the morning and flight to Greenland. Arrive around noon to the picturesque town of Ilulissat. It has a beautiful location at the mouth of a long Icefjord, filled with enormous icebergs from the most productive glacier in the northern hemisphere.

A guide from Greenland will welcome you at the airport and take you to the hotel. After check-in at the hotel, you will get a short introduction to your tours in Greenland and optional activities you might book. Afterwards you will enjoy approx. 2 hours walking tour in the centre of the town with a local guide and learn about modern life close to the Arctic Circle. Return back at the hotel for a welcome dinner. Overnight in Ilulissat.

Day 3  : Eqi Glacier

Boat Tour – Glacier and Incredible Icebergs

Breakfast at your hotel.  Today you get a pick up in the morning for a full day tour to the Eqi glacier (sail is 6-12 hours, depending on the boat used).  Very few places in Greenland are as beautiful as the Eqi glacier, thrusting out in a fjord north of Ilulissat. Sail to the very edge of the glacier’s frontline rising 80-90 meters (262 to 296 feet) above the surface of the ocean.  Enjoy lunch on board, surrounded by majestic ice bergs.  Through the cruise, watch big chunks of heavy ice break off the glacier and tremble intensely into the water. The sight and sound of icebergs shattering is impressive. Afterwards you will be driven back to the hotel. Dinner is on your own.Overnight in Illulissat

Day 4  : Old Settlements

Morning Hiking Tour – Afternoon free at leisure

In the morning, hike to the remains of the old settlement Sermermiut, situated by the Ice-fjord. Listen to stories about life and customs of the Greenlanders before the arrival of Europeans while enjoying incredible views of the icebergs. The hike is about 2 hours, easy level.

The afternoon is open for your own activities, such as visiting local museums.  Numerous optional excursions are also available (booked and paid in Greenland). Farewell dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Ilulissat.

Day 5  : Travel Day

Morning at leisure, afternoon flight to Iceland

The morning is free for own explorations. Enjoy the vistas of beautiful icebergs in the fjord or complete any final shopping for tupilaks other handicraft souvenirs. Transfer to the airport in Ilulissat and flight to Reykjavik, followed by a transfer to your hotel. Dinner is on your own. Overnight stay Reykjavík.  

Day 6  : Departure

Transfer to the airport not included. We would be happy to book it for you.  If you did not visit the Blue Lagoon on your arrival day, you might use the opportunity to stop there now on your way to the airport.

Notes:

  • Maximum group size: 12 people

This tour can be combined with Volcanoes and Glaciers