Amazing 4 Days | Ilulissat | Disko Bay
This is a fully escorted tour to West Greenland and includes 4 guided tours from Ilullisat. Visit a UNESCO world heritage site. Greenland is one of the premier destination for people dreaming of a trip to the Arctic - uncrowded wilderness and the exciting traditional Inuit culture. Are you looking for your dream to come true, this 4-day trip from Iceland is more than perfect.
Located on the west coast of Greenland - above the Arctic Circle - Greenland's famous Ilulissat Icefiord is the sea mouth of Sermeq Kujalleq, one of the many glaciers through which the Greenland ice cap reaches the sea.
Ilulissat is popular for visitors searching for an ideal mix of authentic Inuit culture and a modern society that pulses under the magical light of the midnight sun. 4,000 people and about 3,500 sled dogs live in beautiful Ilulissat - and over 400 people live in small settlements in the region.
- Available: Jun. - Sep.
- Duration: 4 days
- Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing, Culture, Glacier Watching, City Walk, Iceberg Watching, Midnight Sun, Sailing, Settlement Visit
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Languages: English
Greenland is an exquisite scenery, a place where the forces of nature dominates with its unfenced wilderness. Between the enormous distances and variety of contrasts, you will always be surrounded by enchanting landscapes diverging themselves from the rest of the world, but in particular there are places classified as the world’s wonders The Ilulissat Ice Fjord and Kujaata.
Ilulissat Kangia | Ilulissat Icefjord
Ilulissat Icefjord has been protected since 2004, for its distinguished beauty for future generations to protect, preserve and enjoy, a natural heritage that is both an irreplaceable source of life and inspiration. The distinguished beauty is recognized to be the many calving icebergs originating from the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier.
The world’s wonder is situated 69 degrees north on the west coast of Greenland. Ilulissat Icefjord, starts from Disko Bay all the way to the Sermerq Kujalleq glacier connected to The Greenland Ice Cap.
The World Heritage area shields 4,024 KM2 of land, where you also will be able to experience mountains more than 500 meters high, glacial lake and newly ice-free zones.
Kujataa | South Greenland
Kujataa is a distinguished proof of human settlements, where distinguished farming traditions have been made and modified to challenging and fragile climate between the Labrador Sea and the Greenland icecap.
In this region the Norsemen and Inuit have practiced farming and sea mammal hunting, and passed on a culture of Agriculture for generation for preserve, enjoy and protect.
There are several UNESCO Heritage sides spread around the Kujataa region.
Departure time : 10:15
Reykjavík Domestic Airport
Return flight Reykjavik-Ilulissat-Reykjavik including airport taxes
Hotel/airport transfer in Greenland
3 nights at 4 star Hotel Arctic in standard rooms
Welcome & farewell dinner at Hotel Arctic
Welcome meeting with local guide at the hotel
All taxes and fees
1-2 hours guided city walk Ilulissat
3 hours hike to the old Sermermiut settlement at the Icefjord including refreshments
3 hours midnight sailing among the icebergs including refreshments
8 hours boat trip to Eqi glacier and Inuit settlement Ataa including lunch and refreshments
Depending on availability for flights to Greenland a flight supplement of DKK 3700 (USD 435 ) per person might apply.
Accommodation in Iceland before and after tour to Greenland
Any services that not listed under 'included'
Airport transfer in Reykjavik
What to bring:
Warm clothing and footwear
Hiking clothes and footwear
Sunglasses & Sun screen
Gloves & a hat
Good to know:
If traveling alone make sure to choose the single room supplement when booking this tour.
Trips to Greenland are always subject to weather conditions. Delays and flight cancellations can happen. Therefore we strongly recommend you to buy a travel insurance in the country of residence that would cover any additional travel expenses, should your flights be delayed or cancelled due to weather. We recommend not to book any international flight directly after a trip from West Greenland.
Depending on availability for flights to Greenland a flight supplement of DKK 3700 per person might apply.
Important to bring Danish Krona to Greenland. Foreign currency is not everywhere accepted. Credit cards are accepted only at few locations. i.e. at the hotels and larger stores. Using credit and debit card, an PIN-code is required.
Airport transfer in Ilulissat is included and Hotel Arctic is only five minutes drive from the airport.
Please note there is a two-hour time difference between Iceland and Greenland.
Day 1 - Iceland - West Greenland, guided city walk ilulissat, Welcome Dinner and Midnight Sailing
The beginning of your journey starts at Reykjavik domestic airport, a few km from central Reykjavik. You will head to the incredible town of Ilulissat. Upon arrival you will be taken to your hotel where you will be spending the next three nights. Ilulissat is situated in the mouth of the 56 kilometer long Ilulissat icefjord, which gives you a bunch of different activities to do for the next two days.
If you are so lucky that you arrive on a sunny day, the flight into Greenland will be a memorable experience. Seeing Greenland from above, gives you a great experience of the massiveness and deserted-ness due to all the mountains and ocean surroundings. The leftover snow from the winter gives the hilltops and mountains a blanket of whiteness in contrast of the darkness of the mountains.
You will arrive in Ilulissat and be taken to your accommodation. When you have settled in it's time to go on a guided city walk.
After your guided tour you'll have some time to explore the town on your own, visit the local museum and observe Greenlandic life at the always busy harbour. Afterwards you will be having an arranged 2-course welcome dinner at the hotel. Around 22:00 we depart for a midnight sailing trip to the famous Ilulissat Icefiord that is the world's largest ice sculpture park. The experience is overwhelming, lights and colours change constantly and enjoy a late Martini on "the real rocks".
Included in the daily itinerary
Day 2 - Boat Trip to Eqi - The Calving Glacier
You will have breakfast before departing on a boat to the Eqi Glacier. The Eqi glacier runs into the fjord 80 km north of Ilulissat and is one of the most beautiful places in Greenland. You can get close to the edge of the glacier by boat as we cruise in front of the glacier for around one hour and might see the calving process. The front of the glacier is 3,4 km wide! The sound of the active glacier is quite remarkable while the sight of icebergs toppling into the water is breathtaking. Afterwards we continue to the small settlement of Ataa, the former trading station, where we will enjoy a delicious 2 course lunch including a glass of wine. On the way back to Ilulissat we will keep our eyes open, and hopefully spot some whales. The trip to Eqi is by modern and comfortable tourist boat.
Included in the daily itinerary
Boat trip to Eqi Glacier
Lunch in Ataa settlement
Day 3 - Inuit Settlement at the Ilulissat Icefjord
After breakfast you will be transfered by bus as far as the road goes before continuing on a guided walking tour to Sermermiut Valley. The ancient settlement of Sermermiut, 1.5 km south of the town is surrounded by Ilulissat's beautiful icebergs. Various different Inuit cultures have lived here over the past 4,000 years, and you can still see remains from ancient times. Learn about local history and customs before Europeans arrived. See plots settled for thousands of year and admire the views across the majestic icebergs. Please wear proper boots or hiking boots. This trip will take approximately 3 hours and the rest of the day you're free at leisure to hike along the Icerfiord and explore the town of Ilulissat. In the evening, a 3-course farewell dinner is included at Hotel Arctic.
Included in the daily itinerary:
Guided Walk to Inuit Ruins
Day 4 - West Greenland - Iceland
Eat breakfast before heading out in Ilulissat one last time. Make sure you have done the last minutes souvenir shopping for your loved ones back at home.
The short cut adventure has come to an end and you return by flight to Reykjavik, Iceland.