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ILULISSAT (3 days or more) West Greenland

As a part of the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Ilulissat Icefjord is probably the most popular tourist destination in Greenland. Explore this incredible area in a 3 day holiday package.

Type of tour:Greenland
Season:02 June - 27 September
Duration:3 Days/2 Nights
Departure:All days
Language:English
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Icebergs are called "Ilulissat" in Greenlandic, and it should come as no surprise the word is also a fitting name for this town. Ilulissat is beautifully situated at the mouth of the 40-kilometre ice fjord filled with enormous icebergs formed by the most productive glacier in the northern hemisphere - Sermeq Kujalleq. It's one of few glaciers within the Greenland ice cap which reaches the sea.  Ilulissat is located on the west coast of Greenland, 250 km north of the Arctic Circle.

4,000 people live in Ilulissat and not less than 6,000 sled dogs. This is an eloquent statement of the importance of the dogsled as a means of transport, even in a large modern town.

Regular boat trips are scheduled in the fjord, where you will sail between floating icebergs of all dimensions. Hiking trips and helicopter tours are also available.  You can therefore easily admire huge icebergs up close that come loose from the glacier and crash into the sea.

Minimum stay for this package is 2 nights, however you can extend your vacation as you like.

Departures:

June: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays

July & August: All Days

September: Tuesdays & Saturdays

 


A note about travel to Greenland

Greenland offers a somewhat different type of travel experience than you might expect. Its remote location and island status means that virtually all items must be imported; hence, even everyday items cost more than they do even in Iceland or Denmark (which Greenland is a part of).

Also, accommodations tend to be small in size (again, because of high cost of importing building materials), and service often is more relaxed than you will find elsewhere.

Still, Greenland is a fascinating and breathtaking destination, and we're confident that its amazing natural wonders will mitigate any minor inconveniences you may experience during your brief stay.

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  • 2 nights at Hotel Avannaa, including breakfast

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  • Return flights Reykjavik-Ilulissat (excluding airport tax)
  • Transfer to/from hotel in Ilulissat
  • If you are staying at Ilulissat Arctic Hotel: Welcome dinner
 
 

Day 1: Fly to Ilulissat from Reykjavik

Air Iceland flight from Reykjavik Domestic Airport to Ilulissat (please note that you need to take care of your own transfer to the domestic airport, but it is easy to take a taxi).  The flight is about 3 hours and the time difference is 2 hours.


Meet and greet at the airport and short transfer to hotel.

 
 

Day 2: Free day

Free day for optional excursions.

Times and dates of each excursion varies from day to day, so they can only be confirmed upon request.

More optional tours: 

•    Whale Safari in the Disco Bay (4 hours)
•    Boat trip to Eqi – the calving glacier (6-12 hours)
•    Kangia Classic with helicopter (90 min)

 

Day 3: Return to Reykjavik

The hotel will advise about exact pick-up time for the transfer to the airport, followed by a flight from Ilulissat to Reykjavik.

Possibility to extend your stay upon request.

 
 

Price per person EUR

Valid 01 June - 30 Sept 2016

Arctic Hotel Duration DBL SGL TRP
Standard Room 3 Days/2 Nights 1.470 1.620 N/A
Superior Room 3 Days/2 Nights 1.520 1.690 1.465
Superior Plus Room 3 Days/2 Nights 1.540 1.730 1.490
Standard Room 4 Days/3 Nights 1.620 1.850 N/A
Superior Room 4 Days/3 Nights 1.700 1.955 1.615
Superior Plus Room 4 Days/3 Nights 1.730 2.010 1.655
Standard Room 5 Days/4 Nights 1.770 2.075 N/A
Superior Room 5 Days/4 Nights 1.875 2.215 1.765
Superior Plus Room 5 Days/4 Nights 1.915 2.290 1.815

 

Icefjord Hotel Duration DBL SGL TRP
Standard Room 3 Days/2 Nights  1345  1500  1300
Standard Room Plus 3 Days/2 Nights  1375  1555  1320
Extra night w/facilities, per person       
Standard Room 1 night 125  205  105
Standard Room Plus 1 night 140  230  115 

 

Avannaa Hotel Duration DBL SGL TRP
Standard Room 3 Days/2 Nights  1305  1405  1280
Extra night w/facilities, per person       
Standard Room 1 night  105  155  90

 

 

Airport tax (01.01.16): Round trip Greenland EUR 127 adult and EUR 117 child.

Children rate

  • Children 2-11 years old sharing a room with 2 adults: 50% discount
  • Infants pay 10%

 


Prices may change without prior notice. If an incorrect price has been listed, we reserve the right to refuse, cancel or limit any order placed at the incorrect price.

   

Budget self-drive holiday

By selecting a budget self-drive holiday you'll lower your costs considerably as you'll be staying in accommodation with shared facilities.br /> These are a combination of basic hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. All rooms have made-up beds and some rooms have washbasins. Showers and WC are shared facilities. The first night in all budget self-drives with Iceland Travel include a accommodation with private facilities in the town of Hveragerdi.

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Economy self-drive holiday

Our economy self-drives offer you the chance to travel around Iceland in a worry free spirit, staying in accommodation with private facilities without stretching your budget. Throughout your stay you'll be residing in a combination of standard hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. Your final night will be in a 3 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Comfort self-drive holiday

Our comfort self-drive holidays allow you to spend your days exploring rural Iceland, knowing your nights will be spent in the most comfortable accommodation each area has to offer. Throughout the tour you'll stay in quality hotels and guesthouses where all rooms have private facilities. Your final night will be in a 4 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Superior self-drive holiday

Upgrade your comfort car rental holiday to the best possible accommodation with premium amenities, either for the full duration of your stay or only selected nights. The upgrade can either be to a superior room in a comfort hotel, or a standard room in an upscale hotel.
The cost for a superior upgrade is 84 EUR per room per night (on prices in comfort category).
This upgrade is only available upon request. Let us know during the booking process just how superior you want your holiday to be, and we'll customize your trip!

Late Arrival Supplement

Late Arrival Supplement for passengers arriving late evening/night. Stay at Airport Hotel Smari at Keflavik International Airport for your pre night instead of Hveragerdi Area. Supplement per room per night is 48 EUR in Category Comfort and 63 EUR on prices in Economy and Budget.

 

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