Ilulissat, Images of Ice

Ilulissat Ice Fjord, West Greenland
4 or 5 days
Jun - Sep
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This tour is the perfect introduction to the beauty of Arctic nature and the Inuit culture. Stay in Ilulissat, the town of the icebergs, with dramatic views of the World Heritage Site of Ilulissat Ice Fjord. Experience the traditional Inuit culture combined with modern life north of the Polar Circle. Several great excursions are included- an easy walk to see the Icebergs of Sermermiut, a Midnight Sun Cruise Amongst the Icebergs and a visit by boat to a small hunter's settlement

Choose from 4 or 5 days. The itinerary shown below is for the 5 day tour.  Details for the 4 day tour follow.

Day 1 Reykjavik- Ilulissat: Guided Town Tour
Air Iceland morning flight from Reykjavik Domestic Airport to Ilulissat. On arrival in Ilulissat, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel, for an information meeting and briefing, followed by a short guided town walk. Your guide will tell you about the history of Ilulissat and you will visit the old part of town and see buildings from the very start of the Danish trading station, as well as the busy fishing harbour, the old church and the museum. Then enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel.

Day 2 Ilulissat: Walk to the Icebergs of Sermermiut and Midnight Sun Cruise Amongst the Icebergs
Travel by bus as far as the road goes then enjoy a beautiful guided walk along the UNESCO designated Ilulissat Ice Fjord to Sermermiut, where traces from the 3 old Inuit cultures can still be seen. Sermermiut is a fertile valley next to the Ice Fjord and here you can enjoy the flowers as well as the fantastic icebergs. Light refreshments included.

Remainder of the day at leisure then this evening after dinner enjoy a midnight cruise amongst the icebergs. 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" ! The cruise includes light refreshments.

Day 3 Ilulissat: Visit to Hunter's Settlements
Today choose between 2 great guided excursions, a visit to the small villages and old hunters settlements at Rodebay or Ilimanaq.

Old hunters’ Settlement of Rodebay:  travel by boat to the small settlement  Oqaatsut, also known as Rodebay, with a local population of less than 40 people, largely dependent on fishing and hunting - a quite different world compared to that of Ilulissat. Oqaatsut in Greenlandic means " the cormorants" and the village was then named Rodebay by Dutch whalers in the 18th century. The settlement is about 20km north of Ilulissat on a little peninsula facing the island of Disko. Your tour includes lunch. Tour duration : 6hrs

Old hunters’ Settlement of Ilimanaq:  travel by boat to the small settlement  of Ilimanaq, situated just south of the Kangia Ice Fjord. The settlement was founded around 1741 and the current population is approx 80 inhabitants. The boat tour to Ilimanaq itakes you among the massive icebergs that lie at the mouth of the Ilulissat icefjord. Your tour includes lunch. Tour duration : 6hrs

Day 4 Ilulissat: Day at leisure
Today relax and enjoy some free time or take one of the great optional excursions offered:

* whale watching safari 5 hrs

Fishing Tour 6 hrs

* Feed the huskies1 hr

* guided hike on the delightful Cecily trail 8  hours: please note: You have to be in good physical shape - medium level hike

* amazing flightseeing tours 35 minutes or 45 minutes or 1 hour

Tonight  enjoy a farewell dinner at the hotel.

Day 5 Ilulissat- Reykjavik
Breakfast at the hotel. Farewell coffee at the hotel with your guide then transfer to the airport for your afternoon flight with Air Iceland from Ilulissat to Reykjavik Domestic Airport.

Departures 2017: 5 day tour from Reykjavik: Tuesdays from 06 June to 26 September

Includes 5 day tour: return flights Reykajvik- Ilulissat inc taxes, transfers in Greenland, accommodation at Hotel Arctic or similar in standard rooms with private facilities and daily breakfast, local guide in Ilulissat, welcome and farewell meetings, guided town walk on arrival day,walk to the Icebergs of Sermermiut, Midnight Sun Cruise, excursion to the old hunters settlements at Rodebay or Ilimanaq, welcome and farewell dinners at Hotel Arctic. For the included excursions you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide.  

Excludes: optional excursions, airport transfers in Iceland

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4 day tour from Reykjavik: Tuesdays &  Wednesdays from 06 June to 23 August and Saturdays from 03 June to 23 September
4 day itinerary: Day 1 arrival Ilulissat, Day 2 Icebergs of Sermermuit & Midnight cruise, Day 3 optional excursions, Day 4 departure

Includes 4 day tour: return flights Reykajvik- Ilulissat inc taxes, transfers in Greenland, accommodation at Hotel Arctic in standard rooms with private facilities and daily breakfast, local guide in Ilulissat, welcome and farewell meetings, guided town walk on arrival day,walk to the Icebergs of Sermermiut, Midnight Sun Cruise, welcome and farewell dinners at Hotel Arctic.

 

Please note the tour costs are based upon a certain package price class on the included flights – if this class has sold out, the final price may be higher and will depend upon the availability of other classes at the time of booking.  The order of the excursions in Greenland may also be changed due to weather and availability factors.
 

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 4205.00
Single AUD$ 4743.00

Includes 5 day tour: return flights Reykajvik- Ilulissat inc taxes, transfers in Greenland, accommodation at Hotel Arctic in standard rooms with private facilities and daily breakfast, local guide in Ilulissat, welcome and farewell meetings, guided town walk on arrival day,walk to the Icebergs of Sermermiut, Midnight Sun Cruise, excursion to the old hunters settlements at Rodebay or Ilimanaq, welcome and farewell dinners at Hotel Arctic.

The prices shown are for the 5 day tour. For the 4 day tour prices, please enquire.

 

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