Icebergs and Northern Lights

UNESCO Listed Ilulissat in Winter
4 or 5 days
Nov - Mar
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UNESCO Listed Ilulissat is the perfect destination for viewing icebergs, with breathtaking views over the Inland Ice Cap and fjords, as your flight arrives in to land. Witness the majestic beauty of Greenlandic nature and enjoy some fantastic optional winter activities such as dog-sledding, cruising on the Fjord to see gigantic icebergs, enjoying the Northern Lights on a clear night and much more. These are just a few of the unique winter experiences that await you in Ilulissat. Your tour arrangements include return flights, accommodation, and airport transfers in Greenland

This tour departs from either Reykjavik or Copenhagen and is available as either a 4 or 5 day tour. The itinerary shown below is for the 4 day tour from Reykjavik. Notes for the 5 day tours follow.

Day 1 Reykjavík – Ilulissat
Make your own way to the airport for your flight from Reykjavik to Ilulissat. On arrival, transfer to your hotel, check-in at Hotel Arctic & meet your guide for a welcome meeting. Then enjoy a guided walk around the town -  visit the old part of the town to see the original buildings dating from the early settlement of this former Danish trading station, the busy fishing harbour, the old Zion Church & the museum. Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner in the hotel restaurant ‘Ulo’ which specializes in fresh from the fjords and fells cuisine.

Days 2 and 3 Ilulissat: Days at leisure or Optional Excursions
Today and tomorrow relax and explore Ilulissat on your own, or you could select one of the fabulous optional excursions available: 

Search for the Northern Lights by snowshoe: Experience the amazing Northern Light on this guided snow shoe walk. Provided with a headlight we will walk safely into the landscape. Your guide will tell you all about this natural phenomenon and the inuits legends and traditions. Light refreshments are included. Duration 2 hrs.

Search for the Northern Lights by snowmobile: Experience the arctic sunset and enjoy breathtaking views driving on snowmobiles into the wilderness to watch the Northern Lights. Hot drinks included. 2 persons share each snowmobile. Duration 2hrs.

Husky Safari 2 hrs:  leave the civilized world and enter the Arctic Wonderland of low passes, ice covered fjords where icebergs raise like sculptures and travel back in time into the world of the old polar explorers. 2 persons share each dog sled. Only operated when there is snow - expected to run from early/mid December to late March.

Husky Safari 5 hrs: for thousands of years the Inuit people have travelled by dog sled. Experience the thrill of speed on this extended husky safari - the exact route will depend on actual snow and ice conditions. Lunch is included and 2-3 persons share each dog sled. Only operated when there is snow - expected to run from mid December to late March.

Snowshoe Walk to View the icebergs: An easy guided snowshoe walk following the Yellow Trail to enjoy the panoramic view of the Sermermiut valley, the icebergs and Disko bay. Duration 2 hrs.

The Icebergs of Sermermiut: 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. Duration 3hrs.

Old hunter's 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. 6hrs  (Only operated when there is open water - usually from mid March until late November, but might also run all winter)

Old hunter's Settlement of Ilimanaq: travel by boat to the small settlement  of Ilimanaq, situated just south of 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. 6hrs. (Only operated when there is open water - usually from mid March until late November, but might also run all winter)

Icebergs Cruise: Ilulissat is world famous for its icebergs and a cruise provides the perfect opportunity to get close to these giant sculptures created by nature. Light refreshments included. Duration 2.5hrs. (Only operated when there is open water, usually from mid March until late November, but might also run all winter)

Day 4 Ilulissat - Reykjavík
Transfer to the airport for your return flight. On arrival at Reykjavik airport your tour arrangements conclude.  

2017- 2018 Winter departures:

4 day tour from Reykjavik: Saturdays from 17 February - 27 March 2018

5 day tour from Reykjavik: Tuesdays from 20 February - 24 March 2018

5 days from Copenhagen: Mondays,Thursdays & Fridays 02 November 2017- 28 March  2018 (except mid-Dec to 15 Jan)

Includes: return economy class airfares Copenhagen or Reykjavik/ Ilulissat, airport transfers in Greenland,   guided walk in Ilulissat, accommodation in a standard room with private facilities, breakfast daily, services of a local destination guide in Ilulissat.

Excludes: optional excursions, airport transfers in Copenhagen or Reykjavik.

The 5 day tours have one extra day in Ilulissat.

The price is based upon a certain class of flights to and from Greenland. If this class has sold out, the final price may increase, depending on the availability and cost of other classes at the time of booking. Please note some flights may depart from / return to Keflavik International Airport, Iceland.

Nordic Travel is 100% Australian owned and operated

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 3092.00
Single AUD$ 3495.00

Includes: return economy class airfares Reykjavik/ Ilulissat, airport transfers in Greenland, guided walk in Ilulissat, 3 nights accommodation in a standard room with private facilities, breakfast daily, services of a local destination guide in Ilulissat.

The price shown here is for the 4 day tour from Reykjavik.

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 3334.00
Single AUD$ 3872.00

Includes: return economy class airfares Copenhagen or Reykjavik/ Ilulissat, airport transfers in Greenland,   guided walk in Ilulissat, 4 nights accommodation in a standard room with private facilities, breakfast daily, services of a local destination guide in Ilulissat.

The price shown here is for the 5 day tour from either Copenhagen or Reykjavik.

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