Greenland tour "Pure Greenland"

Independent , Northern Lights
Icebergs and Inuit culture in Ilulissat, West Greenland
5 days
Aug - Dec
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Ilulissat, the town of the icebergs, is a wonderful place with dramatic views of the World Heritage listed Ilulissat Ice Fjord. Here you can experience both traditional Inuit culture and modern life north of the Polar Circle. Your tour arrangements include return flights, accommodation, airport transfers in Greenland, a guided tour of the town, guided walk to the icebergs, a cruise on the Ice Fjord and (from late September to December) an evening search for the fabled Northern Lights.

Day 1 Copenhagen –Kangerlussuaq - Ilulissat: Town Sightseeing
Make your own way to Copenhagen Airport for your flight to Greenland. Following a brief stop in Kangerlussuaq, continue toward Ilulissat on a short flight which showcases the magnificent icy landscapes, the barren wilderness and the magnitude of this land. On arrival in Ilulissat, transfer to the hotel and meet your local guide for an information meeting and briefing, followed by a short guided town walk. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel.

Day 2 Ilulissat: Walk to Sermermiut
Today enjoy a beautiful guided walk along the UNESCO designated Ilulissat Ice Fjord to Sermermiut. For 4000 years, 3 different Inuit cultures lived here, in this fertile valley next to the Ice Fjord, and traces from these settlers can still be seen. Enjoy the flowers as well as the fantastic icebergs, and during the walk your guide will tell you all about the local flora, fauna, geology and the Inuit people’s life and traditions.

Day 3 Ilulissat: Cruise Among the Icebergs & (departures 20 September to 06 December only) Northern Lights Safari
More than 40 million tonnes of ice flow out into the Ilulissat fjord every day, and the result is gigantic icebergs, which can be more than 100 metres across and 100 metres above the water. These giants strand at the end of the fjord. Today enjoy a cruise amongst the icebergs, for a close look at their amazing shapes and majestic size.

Then time at leisure before your evening Northern Lights Safari (late September to  December only). When the sky is clear on winter nights you may see the most beautiful Northern Lights over Ilulissat. We drive away from the lights of the town and go to where the darkness is most intense. Here the guide will tell all about the causes of the phenomenon and give you tips on how to take the best pictures of this extraordinary event.

Day 4 Ilulissat: Eqi Glacier (departures 16 August – 19 September) OR (departures 20 September to 06 December) Ilimanaq Settlement.
If you are travelling from 16 August until 19 September, today you will enjoy an excursion by boat to Eqi Glacier, known as the “calving glacier”. Few places in Greenland are as beautiful as the Eqi Glacier, which ends in the fjord 80 kilometres north of Ilulissat. In a boat it is possible to get very close to the glacier and experience huge pieces of ice breaking off. The sounds are enormous and the sight of the icebergs crashing into the water is breathtaking. The boat takes you north along the coast passing Bredebugt, the settlement of Oqaatsut and the big fjord system of Pakitsoq, where whales and seals often are seen, then further on through the Ataa Strait, which is surrounded by steep mountains with bird life and waterfalls.

Or, if you are travelling from 20 September to 06 December, today you will enjoy an excursion by boat to the settlement of Ilimanaq, just south of the Ilulissat. Ilimanaq is one the smallest settlements in Greenland and is known for it’s beautiful old buildings from colonial times. We sail from Ilulissat harbour to Ilimanaq and back, past the impressive Icefjord, and spend 2-3 hours in Ilimanaq where you can join a guided tour of the settlement.

Day 5: Ilulissat – Kangerlussuaq- Copenhagen
Transfer to the airport for your flight from Ilulissat to Kangerlussuaq, and on to Copenhagen. On arrival at the airport there, your tour arrangements end.

Departures 2018: August 16, 23 and 30; September 06, 13, 20 and 27; October 04, 11, 18 and 25; November 01, 08, 15, 22 and 29; December 06

Includes: Return flights Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq- Ilulissat; 4 nights at Hotel Arctic in standard room with daily breakfast; welcome dinner at the hotel; return airport coach transfers; welcome meeting; town sightseeing; Walk to Sermermiut 2hrs; Cruise Among the Icebergs 2.5hrs; Northern Lights Safari (late September to December only) 1.5hrs; Eqi Glacier cruise 8-10hrs (16 August – 19 September only); Ilimanaq cruise (20 September to December only) 5hrs.

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 3952.00
Single AUD$ 4458.00

Includes: Return flights Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq- Ilulissat; 4 nights at Hotel Arctic in standard room with daily breakfast; welcome dinner at the hotel; return airport coach transfers; welcome meeting; town sightseeing; Walk to Sermermiut 2hrs; Cruise Among the Icebergs 2.5hrs; 1.5hrs; Eqi Glacier cruise 8-10hrs

The prices shown here are for departures from 16 August to 19 September 2018

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 3681.00
Single AUD$ 4185.00

Includes: Return flights Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq- Ilulissat; 4 nights at Hotel Arctic in standard room with daily breakfast; welcome dinner at the hotel; return airport coach transfers; welcome meeting; town sightseeing; Walk to Sermermiut 2hrs; Cruise Among the Icebergs 2.5hrs; Northern Lights Safari 1.5hrs; Ilimanaq cruise 5hrs.

The prices shown here are for departures from 20 September - 06 December  2018

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