Ilulissat Adventure | Disko Bay
This is a fully escorted tour to West Greenland and includes 4 guided excursions. Visit a UNESCO world heritage site. Take a trip to the Arctic – untouched wilderness and exciting traditional Inuit culture. Located on the west coast of Greenland - 300 kilometers above the Arctic Circle – the famous Ilulissat Icefiord is filled with icebergs from "Sermeq Kujalleq" which is the most producing glacier in the northern hemisphere. Ilulissat town is an exciting mix of Inuit culture, modern life and thousands of sled dogs pulsing under the magical light of the midnight sun.
- Available: Jun. - Sep.
- Duration: 3 days
- Activities: Sightseeing, Culture, Glacier Watching, City Walk, Iceberg Watching, Midnight Sun, 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 10:45,
Reykjavik Domestic Airport
Return flight Reykjavik-Ilulissat-Reykjavik including airport taxes
Hotel/airport transfer in Greenland
2 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 midnight sailing among the icebergs including refreshments
8 hours boat trip to Eqi glacier and Inuit settlement Ataa including lunch and refreshments
3 hours hike to the old Sermermiut settlement at the Icefiord including refreshments
Any services that not listed under 'included'
Airport transfer in Reykjavik
What to bring:
Warm clothing and footwear
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 is included and Hotel Arctic is only five minutes drive from the airport.
Please note there is a 3-hour time difference between Iceland and West Greenland in the winter time and a 2-hour time difference in the summer time.
NOTICE: Terms and conditions can be found in the supplier description of GJ Travel.
Day 1 - Iceland - West Greenland, guided city walk ilulissat, Welcome Dinner and Midnight Sailing
You will be flying with Air Iceland from Reykjavik Domestic Airport to West Greenland Ilulissat, takes approximately 3 hours. Meet and greet whereafter you will be transfered to Hotel Arctic, a beautiful hotel and an outstanding view. When you have settled in you will be going on a guided city walk. Then you will have time to explore on your own, a good chance to go and visit the local museum and observe Greenland and see the busy harbor. At dinner time you will be heading back to Hotel Arctic where you will have a 2-course welcome dinner. 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". The duration of the trips is about 3 hours. Dress warm.
(Note: The season for midnight sun is approx. May 22-Jul 24. Outside this season the excursion is operated as an evening cruise with the beautiful sunset reflecting over the icebergs).
Included in the daily itinerary:
Midnight Sun Cruise
Day 2 - Boat Trip to Eqi - The Calving Glacier
You will have breakfast before departing on a boat to the Eqi Glacier. The glacier is 8o km north of Ilulissat and runs into the fjord, and is a breathtaking sight. 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 and takes about 8 hours.
In the evening, a 3-course farewell dinner at Hotel Arctic is included.
Included in the daily itinerary:
Boat Trip to Eqi Glacier
Lunch in Ataa settlement
Day 3 - Inuit Settlement at the Ilulissat Icefjord and return to Iceland
After having breakfast at the hotel, you'll go by bus as far as the road goes and then continue on a guided walking tour to the old settlement Sermermiut valley on the famous Ilulissat Icefiord that was inscribed on UNESCO's world heritage list in 2004. 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. Approximate 3 hours. The short Ilulissat adventure has come to an end and you return in the afternoon by flight to Reykjavik, Iceland.
Included in the daily itinerary:
Guided Walk to Inuit Ruins