Land of Icebergs | 4 Days | Disko Bay
Experience a world of ice in the summer! Spend Magical 4 days in Ilulissat!
Ilulissat means "The Iceberg" in Greenlandic. Ilulissat is the city located by the mouth of the stunning Icefjord. You will see the amazing huge ice-sculptures quietly drift very slowly past the town, making their way to the sea. This is a place like nowhere else in the world. In the summer you will experience the never setting sun, as the midnight sun provides bright summer nights. Perfect for doing a midnight hike along one of the Icefjord paths or a midnight boat tour, sailing between the giant icebergs, seeing them in the soft light.
Ilulissat is also where the famous Danish explorer Knud Rasmussen was born. In his family's house there is now a museum telling the story of his life and life in Ilulissat – that you and your fellow explorers will get to experience, explore and examine on this tour.
You will get to experience the very best of Ilulissat through a guided city tour, midnight sailing in icefjord, hiking to Sermermiut valley and a settlement visit to the distant and remote settlement of Oqaatsut. These destination are the quintessence of what Ilulissat has to offers.
The itinerary is described below.
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UNESCO World Heritage Site
Today your adventure begins! Check-in at Keflavik international airport for the flight to Ilulissat is at least 1 hr prior to departure. You will be traveling by evening flight to Ilulissat.
Even so, you will have an evening flight you will be able to see the icecap of Greenland and the sky-high Greenlandic mountain tins and Ilulissat ice fjord from above on your journey to Ilulissat we have midnight sun until the end of July!
After arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel accommodation and rest so you can enjoy your
City walk and Midnight Boat Tour among the icebergs
In the morning you will get familiar with the city. With the culture-historical walk, you will get an enhanced understanding of Greenlandic culture and history. The guide will tell you about the history of the city, the Greenlandic culture and the modern life 300 km north of the Arctic Circle. Included in the guided city walk, is a visit to the local museum and church. The museum is located in the house, once owned by the polar explorer Knud Rasmussen and the church will enchant you with its beautiful interior. After have explored the museum and church, you will get to explore with your senses - the local fish market ''brættet'' is the next destination of the day.
The evening will be for sailing. You will be taken on a Midnight boat tour between the huge floating icebergs. This is a magnificent experience with some very picturesque landscape. You will see the amazing giant icebergs in the soft light of the midnight sun, which never sets. This tour is however also beautiful on a more overcast day, where the icebergs get another glow. The boat trip at bright night is definitely an extraordinary experience.
Day tour to calving glacier Eqi
It is a Must do tour while you are in Ilulissat!
Today you will sail 70 km north from Ilulissat to reach one of the most active glaciers Eqip Sermia, also called Eqi Glacier. The glacier front is really impressive as it is 3,4 km (2.12 miles) long and approximately 200 meters high.
The sailing trip to the glacier will take around 2 hours and you will have 2 hours in front of the glacier where we will turn off the engine and you could listen and see the glacier calving. You will also eat your lunch and cup of coffee with an amazing view.
The sailing trip will be with a closed boat and will have a toilet on board. During the trip, the guide will tell you more about the nature you see around you and the glacier itself.
You will have time to explore the town on your own. This time you can maybe use it for writing postcards while enjoying a cup of coffee at a café, visiting the artisan workshop by the harbor or going souvenir shopping in one of the other shops.
In the afternoon there is planned a 2 hours guided hiking tour to the old settlement by the Icefjord. We follow a well-kept trail to the old Sermermiut settlement around 1,5 km. south of Ilulissat. This is a place where you can still find remains from the 4000 years old Inuit culture. You will learn about the old way of life and the traditions of the Inuit people. We will also pass by the magnificent "Kællingekløften", a gorge where you can get a magnificent view of the Icefjord before we go back to the city.
in the evening you will be transferred to the airport for you evening flight to Keflavik
- Flights Keflavik, Iceland -Ilulissat & Ilulissat -Keflavik, Iceland
- Airport taxes
- Airport transfers to the hotel
- Breakfast included
- 3 nights in hotel accommodation in a double/twin room with private facilities
- 2-course welcome dinner (on day 2)
- 2 hours Ilulissat City walk
- 2 hours Evening boat tour sailing amongst icebergs in Ilulissat Icefjord
- 2 hours Hike to Semermiut, a UNESCO World Heritage site
- 6 hours sailing tour Eqi Glacier including lunch
- Single supplement (if traveling alone)
- Travel insurance (recommended)
- Flight supplement
- Extra activities
Please note extra charges for room upgrades can accrue after the booking as the availability of accommodation is very limited.
What to bring
- Layered clothing. Ideally, you should pack a thermal underwear layer (top and bottom), activity layer (e.g. hiking pants and shirt), insulation layer (e.g. fleece or down jacket), and outer layer of windproof clothing (top and bottom). For winter, your outer layer must be proper winter gear which typically has lots of insulation and is windproof. Think ski jacket and pants if you come from a warmer climate. You may not need all of this on any particular day, but you should have it available. You should always bring a windproof jacket, regardless of the weather.
- Warm hat, gloves, buff or scarf
- Sturdy shoes (e.g. hiking boots in Summer, insulated boots in Winter)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen & sun hat (depending on weather)
- Head net and insect repellent (in case of mosquitoes)
- Camera with extra batteries
- Day pack
|The price per person is based on double room.
Most airlines allow 20kg of language weight. So it is good to know what you really will need for your journey. But, of course, this depends on what you are planning to do and when. A general list of what to bring, can be found above.
Flights to and from Greenland is highly dependent on weather conditions. We advise to stay in Iceland at least one day before and one day after your scheduled trip to Greenland.
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20 500 DKK