Midnight Sun Exploration | 8 Days | Arctic Circle & Disko Bay
Unveil the most stunning places in Greenland on this 8-day iceberg and midnight sun itinerary. From the Greenland Ice Sheet in Kangerlussuaq to Ilulissat Icefjord and the Eqi Glacier in Disko Bay.
Greenland is large and diverse, offering different experiences and attractions from destination to destination. To optimize your experiences in Greenland, you will be exploring two different regions on this package tour, departing from Copenhagen, Denmark.
1st destination: the town by the Greenland Ice Sheet
First, you will travel to Kangerlussuaq by the Arctic Circle to see the large and magnificent Greenland Ice Sheet. On your first day in Greenland, you will head out on the itinerary’s first tour, which takes you to Point 660 - a place from where you walk onto the ice cap - for a hike on the Greenland Ice Sheet.
2nd destination: The city by the Icebergs
Then you will travel beyond the Arctic Circle to Ilulissat in Disko Bay, where you will be discovering a world of icebergs and glaciers on three guided tours. First, you will be treated to an evening under the midnight sun on the UNESCO World Heritage Ilulissat Icefjord. Secondly, you will be exploring Ilulissat’s second UNESCO World Heritage Sermermiut Valley. Lastly, you will be sailing to the 3.5-kilometre-long glacier wall of Eqi in the north of Disko Bay.
As you will be near the Arctic Circle and beyond, you will be under the rays of the midnight sun – a natural phenomenon where the sun does not set, and there is daylight 24 hours a day. The phenomenon occurs from early June to the end of July. Still, if you depart out of this season, you are in for a treat of beautiful and long-lasting sunsets.
By booking this package tour, you can travel with ease and comfort. All tours are planned and organized in advance, ensuring you get the full grasp of the best attractions in Greenland. And if you’d like to add more adventures to this exciting summer journey, you can opt for more tours in the booking process.
To see the full program for this tour, press on the ‘Daily Itinerary’ above.
If you are curious to discover the wonders of the Arctic, this is the tour for you. Select a departure and press Book Now to reserve your spot on the tour.
UNESCO World Heritage Site
We bring you from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, on a 4 ½-hour flight. Flying over Greenland on a clear sky day offers the most stunning natural sights of the Greenland Ice Sheet.
After arrival, pick up your luggage and meet your guide in the arrival hall to transfer to your overnight stay at Old Camp Hostel. Old Camp is a traditional hostel with an impressive view overlooking the estuary of Kangerlussuaq Fjord. Both rooms and toilet facilities are shared with other guests.
Check-in is followed by an information meeting and departure for your first guided tour of this 8-journey. You will be visiting Point 660 – a place from where you hike onto the Greenland Ice Sheet.
By car, you journey through the Kangerlussuaq hinterland for about 25 kilometers. Along the way, enjoy the spectacular scenery of the colorful tundra land while keeping an eye out for caribou and musk oxen. Before heading into the glacial land of Kangerlussuaq, we pass the great Russel Glacier that steeply rises into the backland as a mountain landscape of ice. On-site, you will be experiencing the most incredible glacier environment of dramatic icefalls, seracs, and the azure blue ocean of ice.
Before your journey continues up the coast, by flight, breakfast, check-out, and airport transfer will start your day. Then, you will be boarding the flight to Ilulissat in Disko Bay. 249 kilometers in 49 minutes.
Ilulissat is known for its otherworldly surroundings of enormous icebergs passing by the city year-round. The city is located by the fjord mouth of the world-renowned UNESCO world heritage, Ilulissat Icefjord. This fjord is filled with enormous icebergs originating from the Isua glacier, one of the world’s most active glaciers. The icebergs pass Ilulissat on their journey to the sea, creating the pristine scenery of gigantic icebergs just outside the town.
Arriving in Ilulissat, pick up your luggage and meet us outside for transfer to Petrine’s Guest House. Here you will be accommodated for the next seven days. Check-in is followed by an information meeting with our guide, who will provide you with an overview of the tour’s program, as well as additional excursion options.
To end the day, you will be heading out on a cultural city walk in the company of a professional guide. On tour, you will be visiting the most interesting historical and cultural sites in town, including Zions Church, the polar explorer Knud Rasmussen’s childhood home, and the local fish market.
Today’s itinerary does not start before evening, which provides you with plenty of time to head out on your own adventure. We have a wide range of day tours departing from Ilulissat. Head out on a guided hike, visit the nearby settlement Ilimanaq, or pay a visit to the sled dogs. See our selection of guided tours in Ilulissat here.
You will be treated to an evening of amazing sceneries of the UNESCO World Heritage, Ilulissat Icefjord. In a closed cabin boat, you venture out on the Icefjord get up close to the gigantic icebergs under the rays of the midnight sun. One of the most incredible sights to be found anywhere in the world!
Yet another day brings you to yet another beautiful location.
The Disko Bay region is known for its Arctic wonders of active glaciers. One that you will get to experience on your 4th day in Greenland is the Eqi Glacier.
An amazing encounter with Greenland’s largest glacier wall awaits you on this full-day excursion.
The Eqi Glacier is located north of Ilulissat and is only accessible by boat.
From early morning, you will be sailing along the north shores of Disko Bay, passing the beautiful Bredebugt and the settlement of Oqaatsut. To reach the glacier, we enter the complex fjord system of Paakitsoq and sail through the Ataa Strait. The strait is known for its natural beauty of waterfalls and flying wildlife feasting off the land and sea.
Arriving at the glacier, gaze upon the immense beauty of the 3.5 km long glacier wall and hope that the ice retracts – a surreal and dramatic experience that will leave you stunned.
After a lunch overlooking the glacier, we return to Ilulissat the same way we came.
Your 5th day in Greenland brings the UNESCO World Heritage, Sermermiut Valley, on an easy hike.
For centuries the valley has been occupied by different migrations of Inuit. The earliest occupation dates 4500 years back. You will be exploring the historic remains from the settlements in the company of a knowledgeable guide.
Your tour starts in Ilulissat with a short drive out of town. From here, you will follow a 1,5 km long wooden boardwalk that will take you through the valley. Described to be one of the most beautiful strolls in Ilulissat, you will walk with the view of the Icefjord in front of your and colourful tundra on each side of the boardwalk.
Arriving at Sermermiut settlements, explore the historic remains while listening to your knowledgeable guide tell the stories of the valley.
After the exploration, the tour continues with a short walk to the close by viewpoint, Naakkavik, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the scenic Ilulissat Icefjord.
We have left one day open in the itinerary to put your own touch on your Greenland travel. If you don’t already have something in mind, we suggest a kayaking tour between the icebergs outside of Ilulissat. The tour takes place in stable double kayaks, with a supervising boat following on the side.
We will head out of Ilulissat and in between the many stranded and voyaging icebergs in the rays of the midnight sun. The sun illuminates the icebergs, creating a beautiful colour play that turns the blue icebergs into orange. Whales are no strangers to these waters, so that we might come across the magnificent giants with some luck. The tour takes between 3 ½ to four hours. This includes at least two hours on the water. This tour is not included in the package, why you must check the optional tour box in the booking process.
Every summer, different species of whales flock to the cold waters of Disko Bay to feast on the region’s large amount of krill. You will take advantage of this opportunity by heading out on a 4-hour whale safari with us.
The tour takes place in a comfortable Targa boat with a closed cabin. Views and whale sightings can be enjoyed from inside through the panoramic windows or outside on the deck.
Where the tour takes you depends on where the whales are.
The time has come to bid Greenland farewell. You will be heading back to Copenhagen, Denmark.
The first part of the day brings you to Kangerlussuaq by flight. In Kangerlussuaq, you will board the Atlantic flight back to Copenhagen. In case of any delays, we suggest that you book your connecting flight to your end destination the day after arriving in Copenhagen.
- Flights Copenhagen- Kangerlussuaq- Ilulissat and back.
- 20 kg of checked baggage and 8 kg of cabin baggage
- Transfers to accommodations
- 1 night in Hotel in Kangerlussuaq
- 6 nights in Hotel Arctic
- Welcome meetings with local English-speaking guides
- Welcome dinner at Hotel Arctic (drinks and beverages NOT included)
- 5 hours tour to Icecap, Point 660
- 2 hours city walk in Ilulissat
- 2,5 hours midnight sailing to Ilulissat Icefjord
- 3h hours whale watching
- 6-12 hours sailing tour to Eqi Glacier
- 2 hours walk to Sermermiut, the UNESCO area
- Single Room Supplement (mandatory if travelling alone)
- Depending on the availability of flights to Greenland, a flight supplement may apply.
What to bring
- Warm hat, gloves, buff or scarf, gloves
- Sturdy shoes (e.g. hiking boots)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen & sun hat (depending on weather)
- Day Pack
- Camera with extra batteries
- Water bottle
Flight schedule (local times)
- Departure from Copenhagen 09:00 AMz
- Return flights arrive in Copenhagen 08:15 PM
- Trips to Greenland are always subject to weather conditions.
- Delays and flight cancellations can happen. We therefore strongly recommend that you do not book onward international flights directly after your trip to Greenland. Give yourself at least one extra day to make an international connection.
- We also recommend purchasing travel insurance that will cover any expenses should your flights be delayed or cancelled due to bad weather.
- The airlines that fly to Greenland only allow 20 kg of checked-in baggage. If you go over this limit, there is a fee (often strictly enforced) for the extra weight.
- It is important to bring cash in the form of Danish Krona to Greenland. While credit cards are accepted in larger locations (eg hotels, supermarkets), they may not be accepted elsewhere. Foreign currency is often not accepted.
- There is a 4-hour time difference between Denmark and West Greenland.
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We are located in Greenland and cooperate with everyone involved in the Greenlandic tourism industry. We are therefore perfectly placed to quickly react to changes or new wishes you may have to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime.
The earlier you book your trip, the better the prices will be, and the more likely you will be able to book the tour you want for the dates/times you want.
Package tours can be sold out more than half a year in advance (note that Guide to Greenland does not include international flights in packages, except where indicated from Iceland or Denmark). Day trips may sell out closer to your arrival date, but for popular destinations, certain dates/times can also sell out months in advance. We recommend that you secure all of your experiences by booking them well in advance of your trip.
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