Winter in Northwest Greenland | Icebergs, Glaciers & Inuit

Tour Type
Multi-day Tour
Available
Duration
10 days
Difficulty
Easy
Start town
Ilulissat
Description
Daily itinerary
Included
Useful information

Go on an exciting photography winter trip to Ilulissat and explore the Disko Bay with skilled tutors!

The trip will start and end in Reykjavík, Iceland. Which will give you a chance to stay in Reykjavík before and -or after the main trip to Greenland.

Ilulissat is located in the north-west. It is known for its’ beautiful nature, endless opportunities of activities and countless icebergs in the sea around the town. No wonder the name of the town Ilulissat means icebergs in Greenlandic.

At this time of the year, Ilulissat looks like a winter wonderland, with snow-covered mountains, bright coloured wooden houses and an ocean filled with icebergs in white and blue toned colours. The sunrises and sunsets are spectacularly gorgeous, with multiple colours. The days are short but the sunrises/sunsets and extraordinary sceneries make it worthwhile. There will be a possibility to see aurora borealis (northern lights) in the evenings/nights. You will have the chance to capture auroras on your camera if the sky is clear. All the tutors are experienced in taking photos of Aurora and they will share their knowledge so you can go home with good and high-quality images.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sermeq Kujalleq (Jakobshavn Glacier) calves around 35 billion tons of iceberg into the sea of Disko Bay and the Icefjord each year. It is believed that Titanic sank because of that iceberg that calved from Sermeq kujalleq.

You’re going to see the sunset by boat in the Icefjord. An amazing chance to capture a stunning moment on your camera.

In Greenland, there are no roads between the settlements, only inside the towns. The only way to travel is by plane or by boat, and dog sledding in the northern part of Greenland. In Ilulissat, dog sleds have become normal transportation in wintertime for local hunters and fishermen.

You will sail to two small settlements, Oqaatsut and Ilimanaq, where the old traditions still exist, along with their culture. You will spend three nights in Oqaatsut. Here you will experience the daily life of the locals, fishermen bringing fish and occasionally seal home, sled dogs howling and being surrounded by endless nature.

There might be an opportunity to experience dog sledding and some aerial photography.

Activities

Boat Tour

City Tour

Food Tasting

Greenlandic Culture

Iceberg Views

Northern Lights

Photo Tour

Settlement Visit

Wildlife Observation

Attractions

Ilimanaq

Ilulissat Icefjord

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