Extension Tours from Ilulissat

Eqi Glacier or Qasigiannguit Visit
3 days
June- August

EQI GLACIER EXPLORER 3 days /2 nights

Departs from and returns to Ilulissat

Eqi Glacier is the only glacier in the Ilulissat area where you can experience the awesome and unique sight of the glacier calving. On this extension tour you will stay 2 nights at Camp Eqi, a wilderness hotel with 15 comfortable huts, all with a terrace from which you can see the stunning view of the glacier, and a small restaurant and bar. During your stay in the camp you can explore the area with walks or simply just enjoy the view.

Day 1 Ilulissat- Camp Eqi
Early morning departure from the pier in Ilulissat and transfer by boat to Camp Eqi. The afternoon is free - experience the beauty of Arctic nature. Lunch, dinner and overnight in standard camp hut.

Day 2 Camp Eqi Day at Leisure
 Day at leisure in Camp Eqi. The camp staff can advise you on suitable hikes, or you may wish to just sit and enjoy the awe-inspiring views and majestic silence. The possible hikes, depending on weather and the type of hike you would like to do, include a fantastic walk around the lagoon at the southern end of the glacier, where there are often large flocks in the breeding season, and panoramic views of a large part of the 70m high glacier-front. Breakfast, lunch and dinner and overnight in standard camp hut.

Day 3 Camp Eqi - Ilulissat
Morning at leisure at Camp Eqi. After lunch at the Camp, transfer by boat back to Ilulissat. On arrival, arrangements end.

Departures: daily from June to August 2017

Includes: Boat transfer to and from Ilulissat, local English speaking guide, full board whilst in the in the camp.
Excludes: beverages

You can add accommodation in Ilulissat before or after the extension tour – please enquire.

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Qasigiannguit Visit 2017 3 days/2 nights

Departs from and returns to Ilulissat

Qasigiannguit is located in the south-eastern part of Disko Bay, approx. 3hours by boat from Ilulissat. It is one of the oldest towns in Greenland, dating from around 1734, with approximately 1,200 habitants. Visit the local museum to experience the history of old Thule culture and enjoy a guided hike in the beautiful Arctic landscape.

Day 1 Ilulissat – Qasigiannguit
Transfer to the harbour for the 3 hour boat trip to Qasigiannguit. On arrival, meet your local guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in, then a short guided walk around the town. Accommodation and dinner at Hotel Disko Bay.

Day 2 Qasigiannguit Guided Hike
Breakfast at the hotel. Then enjoy a guided hike in the Arctic landscape behind the town. Your exact destination will depend on weather and other factors.  Qasigiannguit is known for its fantastic hiking opportunities – it is often possible to spot whales in the bay when you walk in the rugged landscape behind town. Accommodation and dinner at Hotel Disko Bay.

Day 3 Qasigiannguit Museum and Return to Ilulissat
Breakfast at the hotel then time if you wish to visit the local museum. The museum buildings date back to the colonial period – the oldest building is from 1734 and is North Greenland’s oldest European wooden house. In addition to local history, the museum’s exhibitions include the fantastic and very well-preserved finds from the deep-frozen cultural layer from the 4,500-year-old Saqqaq culture on the island of Qeqertasussuk, natural-history displays and exhibits of hunters' clothing. Then transfer to the harbour and return by boat to Ilulissat. On arrival back in Ilulissat, the arrangements end.

Departures: Saturdays in June, July and August 2017

Includes: Boat transfer to and from Qasigiannguit, 2 nights accommodation at Hotel Disko Bay with private facilities, 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners, local English speaking guide in Qasigiannguit, guided hike, entrance to museum.

You can add accommodation in Ilulissat before or after the tour – please enquire.

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