Icebergs and Northern Lights

Enjoy UNESCO listed Ilulissat in Winter
Ilulissat, Greenland © Paul Zizka/Visit Greenland

The UNESCO World Heritage listed Ilulissat is the perfect destination for viewing icebergs. Start with breathtaking views over the Inland Ice Cap and fjords, as you fly into the town. 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 here. Your tour arrangements include return flights, accommodation, and airport transfers in Greenland. 

Itinerary

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.

Day 1 Reykjavík – Ilulissat

Make your own way to the airport for your flight from Reykjavik to Ilulissat. On arrival, transfer to Hotel Arctic, check-in, then meet your local guide for an introduction and welcome meeting. Then enjoy a guided walk around the town - visit the older areas, to see the original buildings dating from the early settlement of this former Danish trading station, as well as the busy fishing harbour, the old Zion Church & the museum. Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner in the hotel restaurant, which specializes in 'fresh from the fjords and fells' cuisine.

Days 2 and 3 Ilulissat: Days at leisure for Optional Excursions

Today and tomorrow relax and explore Ilulissat on your own, or you can join one of the fabulous optional excursions available:

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

Husky Safaris 2 hrs or 5 hrs: leave the civilized world and enter an Arctic wonderland of low passes and ice covered fjords, where icebergs raise like sculptures and you feel you could have travelled back in time into the world of the old polar explorers. 2 persons share each dog sled.

Snowshoe Walk to View the Icebergs 5 hrs: A guided snowshoe walk following the Yellow Trail to enjoy the panoramic view of the Sermermiut Valley, the icebergs and Disko Bay.

The Icebergs of Sermermiut 2-3hrs: 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 snowy landscapes as well as the fantastic icebergs. (Only operated in March).

Day 4 Ilulissat - Reykjavík

Transfer to Ilulissat for your return flight to Reykjavik. On arrival, your tour arrangements conclude.


2020 departures:
4 day tour from Reykjavik: Saturdays from 22 February to 11 April
5 day tour from Reykjavik: Tuesdays from 18 February to 14 April
5 day tour from Copenhagen: Thursdays 06 February to 16 April

Notes:

The 5 day tour has one extra day in Ilulissat.

The price is based upon a certain class on 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.

Flights to Greenland may depart from/return to Keflavik International Airport, or Reykjavik Domestic Airport.

Solo driving supplements apply for dogsledding and snowmobiling excursions.

Tour Overview

  • Summary

    Enjoy UNESCO listed Ilulissat in Winter
  • Tour Category

    Independent, Northern Lights
  • Duration

    4 or 5 days

    Departures

    Feb - Apr

Tour Prices

    • Double pp from:

      $ AUD

      Single from:

      $ AUD
    • Prices shown are for the 4 day tour from Reykjavik

      Prices may vary according to dates of travel

      INCLUDES: return economy class airfares Copenhagen or Reykjavik/Ilulissat, airport transfers in Greenland, guided walk in Ilulissat, accommodation at Hotel Arctic in standard room with private facilities, breakfast daily, dinner on day 1, services of a local destination guide in Ilulissat.

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

    • Double pp from:

      $ AUD

      Single from:

      $ AUD
    • Prices shown are for the 5 day tour from Reykjavik

      Please enquire for prices departing Copenhagen

      Prices may vary according to dates of travel

      INCLUDES: return economy class airfares Copenhagen or Reykjavik/Ilulissat, airport transfers in Greenland, guided walk in Ilulissat, accommodation at Hotel Arctic in standard room with private facilities, breakfast daily, dinner on day 1, services of a local destination guide in Ilulissat.

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

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