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Greenland: Ilulissat Summer Package

Located roughly between Iceland and the Canadian Arctic Archipelago roughly where the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans meet, Greenland is the world‘s largest island. Forbidding, rugged and hauntingly beautiful, it is one of the planet‘s last great wilderness areas.

 2 nights or more

 

AVAILABLE: June - September2017

 

Itinerary details

 

PRICES PER PERSON:

(Maximal possible price depending on flight seat availability)

 

        3 days/ 2 nights package

 

        Price per person in double room: 335.000 ISK

        Price per person in single room: 312.000 ISK

 

 

 

 

4 days/3 nights package

     

        Price per person in double room: 348.000 ISK

        Price per person in single room: 331.000 ISK

 

 

5 days/4 nights package

     

        Price per person in double room: 405.000 ISK

        Price per person in single room: 376.000 ISK

 

 

ADD ONS:

     

Half board supplement: 13.000 ISK per person

      Full board supplement: 16.500 ISK per person

     

      Extra night: Double room – 26.500 ISK per person

                       Single room – 18.500 ISK per person

      Clothing rental:

Arctic jacket and trousers – 4.100 ISK per day

      Arctic boots – 1.100 ISK per day

      Snow shoes – 4.100 ISK per day

 

 

Greenland

Located roughly between Iceland and the Canadian Arctic Archipelago where the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans meet, Greenland is the world´s largest island. Forbidding, rugged and hauntingly beautiful, it is one of the planet´s last great wilderness areas.

 

History and culture

Settled about 4,500 years ago the early inhabitants of Greenland named it „Inuit Nunaat“which translates as „country of people“. Later the name changed to „Kalaallit Nunaat“which means “country of Greenlanders”.  Much of Its forbidding interior lies under an enormous mass of ice that can reach up to 9,800 ft., - almost seven times the Empire states building.

 

Ilulisaat - the Iceberg

One of Greenland ‘s greatest attractions is an area surrounding a small remote town in the Qaasuitsup municipality in western Greenland, about 200 km (120 mi) north of the Arctic Circle. Formerly known as Jakobshavn or Jakobshaven this small town is in the native tongue called „Ilulisaat“, which roughly translates as „Iceberg“.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kangia Icefjord and Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier

Just North of Ilulisaat the Kangia Icefjord is home to Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier, one of the most productive glacier in the northern hemisphere. Jam-packed with enormous icebergs from Sermeq Kujalleq, Kangia is considered one of the best places to experience "calving" which is when massive chunks of ice brake off glaciers and fall into the sea churning it into a spectacular maelstrom.   

Many fantastic excursions are available from Ilulissat, by foot, boat, or air.   

 

 

 

Itinerary outlines

 

3 day/2 night package

 

Day 1

 

Flight to Ilulissat. Airport transfer to the hotel.

 

Ilulissat guided city walk

The guide will tell you about the history of the city, about Greenlandic culture and modern life 300 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. We stop several places along the way, among other by the fishermen at the harbor, the hunters at "brættet" and we passes the famous polarexplore Knud Rasmussen's birthplace and the old wooden church Zionchurch.

 

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Sermermiut Settlement walk

Beautiful icebergs are the setting for the old settlement Sermermiut, located one and a half kilometers south of Ilulissat. For 4000 years, different Inuit cultures lived in the settlement and today you can still see many remains that indicate their presence.

 

The guide tell stories about Inuit people’s life and traditions before the Europeans came to Greenland. See turf hut ruins and touch the permafrost with your own hands.

 

An area so special that UNESCO named it World Heritage in 2004. It is estimated that up to 30,000 guests visit Sermermiut every year, for this reason there is a wooden walkway to protect the area against wear. Therefore anyone can go on this trip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome dinner.

 

Day2

 

Eqi Glacier day tour (lunch included)

 

Only few places in Greenland are as beautiful as the Eqi Glacier, which ends in the fiord 80 kilometres north of Ilulissat. It is possible by boat to get very close to the glacier and experience huge pieces of ice breaking off. The sounds are enormous and the sight of the icebergs, crashing into the water, is breathtaking.

 

It is possible to combine a boat trip with a stay in Glacier Lodge Eqi. If that is your wish, look at excursions under Overnight Stay in Glacier Lodge Eqi.

 

We sail in modern and convenient boats at the excursion to Eqi. The route goes north along the coast passing Bredebugt, the settlement of Oqaatsut and the big fiord system called Pakitsoq, where whales and seals often are seen. Further on through the Ataa Strait, which is surrounded by steepmountains with bird life and waterfalls. Our ice secured boats lie approximately 2 hours in front of the glacier and wait for the ice to calve, while a delicious lunch is served. An all-day excursion, where you will have a good opportunity to be immersed in the experience and the boat trip in the ice filled water.

 

Please notice:

The length of the boat trip to and from the glacier can last between 2 - 5 hours each way. It depends on the boat used the given day. The stop in front of the glacier lasts approximately 2 hours.

 

Day 3

 

Airport transfer and departure to Reykjavik.

 

 

4 day/3 night package

 

Day 1

 

Flight to Ilulissat. Airport transfer to the hotel. Welcome dinner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day2

 

Ilulissat guided city walk

The guide will tell you about the history of the city, about Greenlandic culture and modern life 300 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. We stop several places along the way, among other by the fishermen at the harbor, the hunters at "brættet" and we passes the famous polarexplore Knud Rasmussen's birthplace and the old wooden church Zionchurch.

 

OR

Sermermiut Settlement walk

Beautiful icebergs are the setting for the old settlement Sermermiut, located one and a half kilometers south of Ilulissat. For 4000 years, different Inuit cultures lived in the settlement and today you can still see many remains that indicate their presence.

 

The guide tell stories about Inuit people’s life and traditions before the Europeans came to Greenland. See turf hut ruins and touch the permafrost with your own hands.

 

An area so special that UNESCO named it World Heritage in 2004. It is estimated that up to 30,000 guests visit Sermermiut every year, for this reason there is a wooden walkway to protect the area against wear. Therefore anyone can go on this trip.

 

Day 3

 

Eqi Glacier day tour (lunch included)

 

Only few places in Greenland are as beautiful as the Eqi Glacier, which ends in the fiord 80 kilometres north of Ilulissat. It is possible by boat to get very close to the glacier and experience huge pieces of ice breaking off. The sounds are enormous and the sight of the icebergs, crashing into the water, is breathtaking.

 

It is possible to combine a boat trip with a stay in Glacier Lodge Eqi. If that is your wish, look at excursions under Overnight Stay in Glacier Lodge Eqi.

 

We sail in modern and convenient boats at the excursion to Eqi. The route goes north along the coast passing Bredebugt, the settlement of Oqaatsut and the big fiord system called Pakitsoq, where whales and seals often are seen. Further on through the Ataa Strait, which is surrounded by steepmountains with bird life and waterfalls. Our ice secured boats lie approximately 2 hours in

 

 

 

 

 

front of the glacier and wait for the ice to calve, while a delicious lunch is served. An all-day excursion, where you will have a good opportunity to be immersed in the experience and the boat trip in the ice filled water.

 

Please notice:

The length of the boat trip to and from the glacier can last between 2 - 5 hours each way. It depends on the boat used the given day. The stop in front of the glacier lasts approximately 2 hours.

 

Day 4

 

Airport transfer and departure to Reykjavik.

 

 

5 day/4 night package

 

Day 1

 

Flight to Ilulissat. Airport transfer to the hotel. Welcome dinner.

 

Day2

 

Ilulissat guided city walk

The guide will tell you about the history of the city, about Greenlandic culture and modern life 300 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. We stop several places along the way, among other by the fishermen at the harbor, the hunters at "brættet" and we passes the famous polarexplore Knud Rasmussen's birthplace and the old wooden church Zionchurch.

 

OR

Sermermiut Settlement walk

Beautiful icebergs are the setting for the old settlement Sermermiut, located one and a half kilometers south of Ilulissat. For 4000 years, different Inuit cultures lived in the settlement and today you can still see many remains that indicate their presence.

 

The guide tell stories about Inuit people’s life and traditions before the Europeans came to Greenland. See turf hut ruins and touch the permafrost with your own hands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An area so special that UNESCO named it World Heritage in 2004. It is estimated that up to 30,000 guests visit Sermermiut every year, for this reason there is a wooden walkway to protect the area against wear. Therefore anyone can go on this trip.

 

Day 3

 

Eqi Glacier day tour (lunch included)

 

Only few places in Greenland are as beautiful as the Eqi Glacier, which ends in the fiord 80 kilometres north of Ilulissat. It is possible by boat to get very close to the glacier and experience huge pieces of ice breaking off. The sounds are enormous and the sight of the icebergs, crashing into the water, is breathtaking.

 

It is possible to combine a boat trip with a stay in Glacier Lodge Eqi. If that is your wish, look at excursions under Overnight Stay in Glacier Lodge Eqi.

 

We sail in modern and convenient boats at the excursion to Eqi. The route goes north along the coast passing Bredebugt, the settlement of Oqaatsut and the big fiord system called Pakitsoq, where whales and seals often are seen. Further on through the Ataa Strait, which is surrounded by steepmountains with bird life and waterfalls. Our ice secured boats lie approximately 2 hours in

front of the glacier and wait for the ice to calve, while a delicious lunch is served. An all-day excursion, where you will have a good opportunity to be immersed in the experience and the boat trip in the ice filled water.

 

Please notice:

The length of the boat trip to and from the glacier can last between 2 - 5 hours each way. It depends on the boat used the given day. The stop in front of the glacier lasts approximately 2 hours.

 

 

Day 4

 

Whale Safari

 

In Greenland waters we see around 15 whale species. Three of these are in Greenland in winter, the beluga whale, narwhal and Greenland whale. The blue whale and orca seen only rarely.

 

In the summer it is usually the humpback whale, minke whale and the fin whale we see. The humpback whale is despite its up to 18 meters and 30 tons

 

 

 

 

 

the acrobat among the great whales. It can throw itself out of the water and turn the tail and flippers. It is easily recognized on the humped fin and white back on the tail when it dives. Around the Disko Bay there are good opportunities to watch humpback whale in its hunt for fish, squid and krill.

 

The whales are swimming in the Disko Bay during the summer, sometimes close to the city, sometimes in the ice fjord or up north at Arveprinsens Ejland. The tour lasts 3½ hour and we are using the fast boat - Targa, so we can cover a larger area.

 

We are in constant radio contact with the city's fishermen and hunters, this is our source of information about the whales, so we can almost always find them. The humpback whale with its distinctive tail is the one we most frequently encounter.

 

Farewell dinner.

 

Day 5

 

Airport transfer and departure to Reykjavik.

 

Included

  •  Return flight to Ilulissat from Reykjavik Domestic Airport
  •  Warm drinks on board
  •  Airport transfers in Ilulissat
  •  nights with breakfast in Hotel Arctic in Ilulissat
  •  Welcome dinner
  •  Farewell dinner if 4 nights or more
  •  Welcome Dinner
  •  Farewell Dinner if the tour is 4 nights or more
  •  Tours according to itinerary

Excluded

  •  Food and drink other than stated in tour description
  •  Optional tours

Please note

  •  Due to high demand of this tour, we recommend booking no later than 4 weeks in advance, in order to secure availability
  •  We reserve the right to add any surcharges for flight and/or taxes should there be an increase from the airline.

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Comments

Bagrowski 5 stars

8/15/2016 12:52:06 PM

It was really great!!!

Sellars 5 stars

8/15/2016 12:52:31 PM

Everything happened just as it should have. The nice clean bus arrived early, the driver was friendly and very helpful with luggage. The drive to the airport was professional and felt very safe. then we arrived early. Perfect!


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