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5 Days in West Greenland

5 days in Greenland with 5 tours

What's included:

This 5-day tour package to West Greenland includes a round trip flight from Iceland, 4 nights of hotel accommodation and 5 guided tours in Ilulissat. Visit a UNESCO world heritage site and experience the unique Disko Bay. Take a trip to the Arctic, experience untouched wilderness, and face traditional Inuit culture. Located on the west coast of Greenland, 300 kilometres above the Arctic Circle, the famous Ilulissat Icefiord is filled with icebergs from “Sermeq Kujalleq”, which is the most producing glacier in the northern hemisphere. Ilulissat town is an exciting mix of Inuit culture, modern life and thousands of sledge dogs pulsing under the magical light of the midnight sun.

Highlights & Experiences

  • Ilulissat city walk
  • Sunset cruise at Ilulissat Icefiord
  • Rodebay - the hunters village
  • Eqi - the calving glacier
  • Illimanaq - fishing & hunters village
  • Whale watching in the Disco Bay
  • Sermermiut - Inuit settlement
  • Floating Icebergs

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What you'll do

Day 1: Arrival in Greenland, Ilulissat city walk & Icefiod sunset cruise

A 3-hour flight from Keflavik international airport to Ilulissat. Transfer to 4-star Hotel Arctic. After the welcome meeting with your local guide, enjoy a guided city walk of Ilulissat. Afterwards, you have some time to explore the town, visit the local museum and observe Greenlandic life at the always busy harbour. Welcome dinner (2-course) is included at Hotel Arctic.
Around 22:00, depart for a sunset cruise to the famous Ilulissat Icefiord, the world’s largest ice sculpture park. The experience is overwhelming; the lights and colours constantly change. Enjoy a late drink on “the real rocks”. The tour duration is about 3 hours. Dress warmly.
(Note: The season for midnight sun is approx. May 22-Jul 24. Outside this season, the excursion is operated as an evening cruise with the beautiful sunset reflecting over the icebergs).

Accommodation: Hotel Arctic, in a standard (Puisi) room
Meals included: Welcome dinner

Day 2: Inuit Settlement at the Ilulissat Icefiord

Breakfast at the hotel. By bus as far as the road goes. Guided walking tour to the old Inuit settlement Sermermiut located on the famous Ilulissat Icefiord inscribed on the UNESCO’s world heritage list in 2004. The ancient settlement of Sermermiut, 1.5 km south of the town, is surrounded by Ilulissat’s beautiful icebergs. Various Inuit cultures have lived here over the past 4,000 years, and you can still see remains from ancient times. Learn about local history and customs before Europeans arrived. See plots settled for thousands of year and admire the views across the majestic icebergs. Please wear proper boots or hiking boots. The hiking distance is about 3 km (1,9 mls) round-trip; hiking time is about 1 hour. Terrain: mainly track bridge and a bit of uneven nature and rocky trail. Tour duration: about 3 hours.
Rest of the day free at leisure to hike along the Icefiord and explore the town of Ilulissat.

Accommodation: Hotel Arctic, in a standard (Puisi) room
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Boat Trip to hunter's settlement & whale watching tour in Disko Bay

Sail south along Ilulissat Icefiord and admire the huge icebergs and the local fishermen in their small boats. Visit the Ilimanaq settlement, still dependent on hunting and fishing. We will see wooden houses from the old Danish trading station at the pier, dated back to 1730. After a walk through the settlement, we visit a small local restaurant, where we enjoy a lunch (included) based on Greenlandic specialities. On the return, we cruise the Disko Bay to spot migrating whales before reaching Ilulissat. Tour duration: about 6 hours.

Accommodation: Hotel Arctic, in a standard (Puisi) room
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 4: Boat trip to Eqi - the calving glacier & Rodebay - hunter's village

Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure for the one-day boat trip to Eqi – the calving glacier. The Eqi glacier runs into the fjord 80 km north of Ilulissat and is one of the most beautiful places in Greenland. It is possible to get very close to the 5-km wide glacier front and experience huge pieces of ice breaking off. The sound of an active calving glacier is quite remarkable, while the sight of icebergs toppling into the water is breathtaking. Afterwards, we continue to the small settlement of Oqaatsut/Rodebay. The local population of about 40 people is dependent on fishing and hunting; you experience an entirely different world compared to the nearby town of Ilulissat. Guided walk through the village before enjoying a local meal at the old trading station. For hundreds of years, Oqaatsut/Rodebay was a stopover place for Dutch whalers, who dragged the huge whales onto land here in the old village. The village, which lies in a beautiful natural setting just 15 km north of Ilulissat, has its school, church, shop and a single restaurant, “H8”, which serves excellent meals in the old colonial building. Tour duration: about 7-8 hours.

Accommodation: Hotel Arctic, in a standard (Puisi) room
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and farewell dinner

Day 5: Departure from Greenland

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend some time in the morning exploring the town of Ilulissat and last-minute Greenland shopping. The short adventure has come to an end, and you return by flight to Reykjavik, Iceland.

Meals included: Breakfast

  • Adults in Double or Twin Rooms

    4 Nights
    Prices from£4699.00each
  • Adults in Single Occupancy Rooms

    4 Nights
    Prices from£4999.00each
  • Children Sharing with Parents

    4 Nights
    Prices from£4679.00each
  • Infants Sharing with Parents

    4 Nights
    Prices from£20.00each

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