Ilulissat Express | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Ilulissat Express | Ilulissat | Disko Bay
Ilulissat Express | Ilulissat | Disko Bay
Ilulissat Express | Ilulissat | Disko Bay
Ilulissat Express | Ilulissat | Disko Bay
Ilulissat Express | Ilulissat | Disko Bay
Ilulissat Express | Ilulissat | Disko Bay
Ilulissat Express | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

This is a fully escorted 2 day tour to West Greenland and includes 3 guided excursions. The most exotic short break in the Arctic!

Experience in the shortest possible time the most magnificent arctic nature and insight in the Inuit culture. Ilulissat - the town of the icebergs, offers dramatic scenery at the mouth of the UNESCO designated Ilulissat Icefiord. Experience the traditional Inuit culture combined with modern life north of the Polar Circle.

This fully escorted 2 day tour package includes round trip flight Reykjavik-Ilulissat in West Greenland, welcome meeting, city tour Ilulissat, midnight sailing cruise and a guided walk to the famous Icefiord. One night stay with breakfast and dinner at 4 star Hotel Arctic in Ilulissat, West Greenland.

This is truly the most exotic getaway from Iceland. This most unique short break to Greenland is available in July and August.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jun. - Aug.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Culture, Glacier Watching, City Walk, Iceberg Watching, Midnight Sun, Sailing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Ilulissat Icefjord, UNESCO World Heritage | Greenland
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 10:15.

You meet us at the departure location.
Reykjavik Domestic Airport
  • Return flight Reykjavik-Ilulissat-Reykjavik including airport taxes

  • Hotel/airport transfer in Greenland

  • 1 night at 4 star Hotel Arctic in standard rooms

  • Welcome 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

  • 3 hours hike to the old Sermermiut settlement at the Icefiord including refreshments

  • Any service not listed under 'included'

  • Airport transfer in Reykjavik

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing and footwear

  • Hiking clothes and footwear

Good to know:

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 flight supplements up to 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.

NOTICE: Terms and conditions can be found in the supplier description of GJ Travel.

Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Iceland - West Greenland, guided city walk ilulissat, Welcome Dinner and Midnight Sailing

Ilulissat Express | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

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 will have some time to explore the town on your own. Afterwards you can enjoy an arranged 2-course welcome dinner with delicious foods made of greenlandic goods. After the lovely meal you will join a boat out on the beautiful ice fjord under the midnight sun. An incredible experience seeing the icebergs getting the rosy color reflected in the still water.

After your boat cruise it's time to head back to your hotel and get a good night sleep.

(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:


City Walk

Welcome Dinner

Midnight Sun Cruise

Day 2 - Inuit Settlement at the Ilulissat Icefjord and return to Iceland

Ilulissat Express | Ilulissat | Disko Bay

Eat breakfast at the hotel and thereafter get a bus transfer to Sermermiut Valley, on the famous Ilulissat Icefjord.

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

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