Visit the UNESCO heritage site of Ilulissat in winter, with options for dog sledding, hiking tours and iceberg sightseeing by...
Duration: 4 days/3 nights
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|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|
|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.
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