Towns of Ice

Ilulissat & Kangerlussuaq, West Greenland.
5 or 7 days
Jun - Aug
Itinerary
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This tour combines two highlights of western Greenland, Ilulissat and Kangerlussuaq. Ilulissat offers plenty to see and do - the famous Icefjord is located just outside the town. Here enjoy an easy walk to see the icebergs of Sermermiuit and a fabulous Midnight Sun Cruise. From Ilulissat, fly to Kangerlussuaq, one of the best places for viewing Arctic wildlife - from Musk oxen to reindeer and Arctic foxes.

You can take a 5 or 7 day tour from either Copenhagen or Reykjavik. The itinerary below is the 5 day tour -  notes for the 7 day tour follow.

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Day 1 Copenhagen / Reykjavik – Ilulissat
Flight from Reykjavik Domestic Airport direct to Ilulissat, or from Copenhagen via Kangerlussuaq to Ilulissat. On arrival, meet your local destination guide at the airport and transfer to your hotel, followed by an information meeting about the tour and then a guided town walk. Your guide will tell you about the history of Ilulissat and you will visit the old parts 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. Welcome dinner and overnight at Hotel Arctic. 

Day 2 Ilulissat: Visit the Icebergs of Sermermiut & Midnight Sun Cruise
Today 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, so here you can enjoy flowers which can be a rare Greenland sight,  as well as the fantastic icebergs. Light refreshments are included and the excursion takes about 3 hours.

Tonight after dinner enjoy a midnight sun 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: Time for Great Optional Activities - your choice!
Spend today enjoying some of the fabulous optional excursions only offered in Ilulissat, such as a visits to the Old hunters’ Settlement of Rodebay or Ilimanaq, a medium level hike on the delightful Cecily trail for wildflowers and an experience of quiet, Greenlandic nature; amazing flightseeing tours; a whale watching safari; fishing or feeding the huskies.  

Tonight enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Day 4 Ilulissat – Kangerlussuaq; Arctic Nature Wildlife Safari
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Kangerlussuaq. On arrival check-in to Hotel Kangerlussuaq, meet your local guide for a welcome and information meeting, then enjoy a Wildlife Safari. The world's biggest population of wild Musk Oxen are living within close range of Kangerlussuaq. Drive by minibus to an area where it is possible to see these fascinating beasts, as well as reindeer. Please note that as we are going into the wilderness, there is no guarantee that you will see the animals, but the viewing rate is generally high.

If the weather is favourable you may also like to take an optional flight seeing tour - there are tours of 25 or 45 minutes duration available. Your local guide will assist you with booking this.

Day 5 Kangerlussuaq – Copenhagen/Keflavik Airport, Iceland.
Transfer to the airport for your return flight. Please note if you are returning to Iceland your flight will arrive into Keflavik International Airport.

Departures 2017:   

5 day tour from Copenhagen: Mondays & Fridays from June to September
5 day tour from Reykjavik: Mondays from 17 July to 21 August  

* 7 day tour from Copenhagen: Tuesdays & Fridays from June to September
* 7 day tour from Reykjavik: Saturdays from 15 July to 19 August 

* The 7 day tour has 2 additional days in Ilulissat for optional excursions

Includes 5 days tour: return flights to/from Copenhagen or Reykjavik, transfers within Greenland, accommodation with private facilities and breakfast, assistance of local guides in Ilulissat and Kangerlussuaq, welcome and farewell meetings, guided town walk in Ilulissat, visit to the Icebergs of Sermermiut, Midnight Sun Cruise Amongst the Icebergs, Arctic Nature Safari, welcome and farewell dinners at Hotel Arctic, Ilulissat.

ExcludesOptional excursions, airport transfers in Iceland or Copenhagen.

Please note all 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 may also be changed due to weather and availability factors.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 4236.00
Single AUD$ 4736.00

The price shown is for the 5 day tour from Copenhagen. For all other prices please enquire. 

Includes: return flights to/from Copenhagen, transfers within Greenland, accommodation with private facilities and breakfast, assistance of local guides in Ilulissat and Kangerlussuaq, welcome and farewell meetings, guided town walk in Ilulissat, visit to the Icebergs of Sermermiut, Midnight Sun Cruise Amongst the Icebergs, Arctic Nature Safari, welcome and farewell dinners at Hotel Arctic, Ilulissat.

 

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