Discover Ilulissat in Winter /Tuesday Departure 

From DKK 15800

PRICE P.P. IN DOUBLE ROOMtU


Price per person in double room

From DKK 15800

TOUR DURATION

5 days

Availability

Feb - Apr

Accommodation

Hotel Arctic (4-star) in standard rooms

5-day Holiday Package in West Greenland

Located 250 kilometres north of the Arctic circle, Ilulissat is a cosy town with a UNESCO World Heritage Site Ice Fjord, gigantic icebergs, snow-coved land and some gorgeous sledge dogs. Make the best of your 5 days in the far north by creating some unforgettable memories on a range of optional excursions. You will have the opportunity to experience snowmobiling, snowshoe hiking, local life, dog sledging, northern lights and more. This is the perfect way to make your Arctic adventure dreams come true!

Highlights
4-star Hotel Arctic, local traditions, gourmet cuisine, dogsledding, snow mobile, snowshoe walking, Northern Lights

Tour Code: JAW5CPH

If you want to add an extra night in Copenhagen before and/or after your journey at Clarion Hotel, feel free to contact aatour@arctic-adventure.dk for a comfortable upgrade!

Day by day & Tour Map

Day 1 - Arrival day, City walk & Kaffemik

Travelling with Air Greenland from Copenhagen to Ilulissat beyond the Arctic Circle is a long journey, which requires a transfer in Kangerlussuaq. Our Arctic Adventure guide will pick you up from the airport and assist with check-in in Hotel Arctic. Once you have settled, a welcome meeting will help you plan the next few days.

The perfect start to any holiday is getting your bearings so we will take you on a guided city walk in Ilulissat to get a glimpse of everyday life beyond the Arctic Circle.

The walk takes around one and a half hour, after which you may wish to explore further on your own. Alternatively, we invite you to join us to Experience local life in Ilulissat (Kaffemik). We will visit a local family who is happy to share stories about their life in the Arctic, their history and traditions over coffee and cake.

Once you are back at the hotel, a 2-course dinner will be served in the restaurant. If you still have any energy left, you can wait up in the hope that the Northern Lights appear before you turn in for the night.

Optional Activities Experience Local life in Ilulissat (Kaffemik) – 1.5 hours, Difficulty 1

Day 2 - Sermermiut, Ice fjord & Dog Sledding

Today, you can choose to explore Ilulissat on your own or join one of our guided tours to discover the area.

Ilulissat means “iceberg” in Greenlandic, and the town lives up to its name! Ilulissat Ice Fjord was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004 and is attracting tourists from all over the world. Hiking around the UNESCO Ice Fjord and Sermermiut is a 2-hour trip combines natural beauty with a few historical aspects of Ilulissat. Ilulissat Ice Fjord is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ilulissat Ice Fjord is packed with icebergs, stuck in the frozen sea ice during the winter, creating a beautiful view that is hard to describe with words. Walking on the wooden board walk which leads to amazing viewpoints of the ice fjord, we will pass the remains of an early Inuit settlement. Afterwards, we will step on the hilly terrains to conquer the wild nature of Ilulissat and experience the beauty of icebergs and ice fjord from different angles. There is no steep ascends or descends during this tour. Thus, it is suitable for everyone to join.

Dog Sledding is also an option for today, and you can experience it after the hiking tour. Heading to Kussangajaannguaq 7, you can sit on the sledge and across the wild nature of Ilulissat with sledge dogs. People say Ilulissat is home to as many as sledge dogs as (and they are probably right). Sledge dogs are not pets! They are working animals and trusted buddies of their owners. Even though they look fluffy and cute, the wild instinct remains strong within their genes. You should always keep a safe distance with them and never approach, pet or feed them, no matter what!

Tonight, we offer you a different way to marvel at the magnificent night scenery in Ilulissat. Heading to Hotel Hvide Falk and join the Night Sky photography Class and learn to take professional pictures of the mythical phenomena.

Optional Activities Hiking around the UNESCO Ice Fjord and Sermermiut – 2 hours, Difficulty 2 Dog Sledding Trip in Ilulissat – 2 hours, Difficulty 2 Night Sky Photography Class (on request) – 2.5 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 3 - Snowmobiling & Snowshoe Hiking

Another day full of adventures! You can explore Ilulissat on your own, enjoy the magnificent ice fjord views from the hotel, or you can join the popular Winter Adventure tour, which combines snowmobiling and snowshoe hiking. Head to the departure point (Hotel Hvide Falk) by yourself where the experienced coach and guide will brief you about safety rules and skills needed to travel safely. Once you are fully prepared, we will set off into the Arctic winter landscape. During the tour, you will drive a snowmobile to a remote site where we will then go snowshoe hiking.

The entire Winter Adventure tour takes approximately 5 hours, however if you prefer a shorter tour or only wish to do one of the activities (snowmobile or snowshoe hiking), you can join a 3.5-hour Snowmobile tour or the 4-hour Snowshoe Hike to the Ice fjord to get a more in-depth experience. The departure location of snowmobile tour and show shoe hiking tours are also at Hotel Hvide Falk.

Optional Activities Winter Adventure – 5 hours, Difficulty 3 Snowmobile tour in Ilulissat – 3.5 hours, Difficulty 2 Snowshoe Hike to the Ice fjord in Ilulissat – 4 hours, Difficulty 3 Snowshoe Hike to the Ice fjord at night – 2 hours, Difficulty 3

Day 4 - Ice Fishing & Snowmobile at night

Since you will fly back to Copenhagen tomorrow, you might want to visit the local shops and buy some souvenirs. But why not spend every second adding to your memory bank? Today you can experience traditional ice fishing, and if you wish, the exhilarating feeling of snowmobiling at night.

Everyone can enjoy ice fishing in Ilulissat, no matter your level of experience. When the fjord ice is thick enough, sea fishing season begins in Ilulissat. We travel with an experienced English-speaking guide to find a perfect spot to bore a hole, drop in the fishing line, and wait for a big catch. Cold weather and the snow-covered land will make the world seem tranquil and lifeless, but under the thick ice it is teeming with life and hopefully you can bring home a good catch!

When the night falls, you can join the Snowmobile Tour at Night to experience the amazing tranquillity of the Arctic night. This tour will start at Hotel Hvide Falk and last for 2.5 hours and will take you to remote corners where it is hard to go without a snowmobile. If you are lucky, the Northern Lights will make an appearance too!

When you get back to the hotel, a 3-course dinner is waiting for you to celebrate the end of an unforgettable Arctic adventure.

Optional Activities Ice Fishing in Ilulissat – 2 hours, Difficulty 3 Snowmobile tour at night – 2.5 hours, Difficulty 3

Day 5 - Goodbye Ilulissat

Today we say goodbye to wonderful Ilulissat. Your guide will drive you to the airport in time for Air Greenland’s flight to Kangerlussuaq where you change flights before continuing to Copenhagen.

We hope you have found Greenland a fantastic country with more to explore – see you again in the future!

Day 1 - Arrival day, City walk & Kaffemik

Travelling with Air Greenland from Copenhagen to Ilulissat beyond the Arctic Circle is a long journey, which requires a transfer in Kangerlussuaq. Our Arctic Adventure guide will pick you up from the airport and assist with check-in in Hotel Arctic. Once you have settled, a welcome meeting will help you plan the next few days.

The perfect start to any holiday is getting your bearings so we will take you on a guided city walk in Ilulissat to get a glimpse of everyday life beyond the Arctic Circle.

The walk takes around one and a half hour, after which you may wish to explore further on your own. Alternatively, we invite you to join us to Experience local life in Ilulissat (Kaffemik). We will visit a local family who is happy to share stories about their life in the Arctic, their history and traditions over coffee and cake.

Once you are back at the hotel, a 2-course dinner will be served in the restaurant. If you still have any energy left, you can wait up in the hope that the Northern Lights appear before you turn in for the night.

Optional Activities Experience Local life in Ilulissat (Kaffemik) – 1.5 hours, Difficulty 1

Day 2 - Sermermiut, Ice fjord & Dog Sledding

Today, you can choose to explore Ilulissat on your own or join one of our guided tours to discover the area.

Ilulissat means “iceberg” in Greenlandic, and the town lives up to its name! Ilulissat Ice Fjord was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004 and is attracting tourists from all over the world. Hiking around the UNESCO Ice Fjord and Sermermiut is a 2-hour trip combines natural beauty with a few historical aspects of Ilulissat. Ilulissat Ice Fjord is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ilulissat Ice Fjord is packed with icebergs, stuck in the frozen sea ice during the winter, creating a beautiful view that is hard to describe with words. Walking on the wooden board walk which leads to amazing viewpoints of the ice fjord, we will pass the remains of an early Inuit settlement. Afterwards, we will step on the hilly terrains to conquer the wild nature of Ilulissat and experience the beauty of icebergs and ice fjord from different angles. There is no steep ascends or descends during this tour. Thus, it is suitable for everyone to join.

Dog Sledding is also an option for today, and you can experience it after the hiking tour. Heading to Kussangajaannguaq 7, you can sit on the sledge and across the wild nature of Ilulissat with sledge dogs. People say Ilulissat is home to as many as sledge dogs as (and they are probably right). Sledge dogs are not pets! They are working animals and trusted buddies of their owners. Even though they look fluffy and cute, the wild instinct remains strong within their genes. You should always keep a safe distance with them and never approach, pet or feed them, no matter what!

Tonight, we offer you a different way to marvel at the magnificent night scenery in Ilulissat. Heading to Hotel Hvide Falk and join the Night Sky photography Class and learn to take professional pictures of the mythical phenomena.

Optional Activities Hiking around the UNESCO Ice Fjord and Sermermiut – 2 hours, Difficulty 2 Dog Sledding Trip in Ilulissat – 2 hours, Difficulty 2 Night Sky Photography Class (on request) – 2.5 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 3 - Snowmobiling & Snowshoe Hiking

Another day full of adventures! You can explore Ilulissat on your own, enjoy the magnificent ice fjord views from the hotel, or you can join the popular Winter Adventure tour, which combines snowmobiling and snowshoe hiking. Head to the departure point (Hotel Hvide Falk) by yourself where the experienced coach and guide will brief you about safety rules and skills needed to travel safely. Once you are fully prepared, we will set off into the Arctic winter landscape. During the tour, you will drive a snowmobile to a remote site where we will then go snowshoe hiking.

The entire Winter Adventure tour takes approximately 5 hours, however if you prefer a shorter tour or only wish to do one of the activities (snowmobile or snowshoe hiking), you can join a 3.5-hour Snowmobile tour or the 4-hour Snowshoe Hike to the Ice fjord to get a more in-depth experience. The departure location of snowmobile tour and show shoe hiking tours are also at Hotel Hvide Falk.

Optional Activities Winter Adventure – 5 hours, Difficulty 3 Snowmobile tour in Ilulissat – 3.5 hours, Difficulty 2 Snowshoe Hike to the Ice fjord in Ilulissat – 4 hours, Difficulty 3 Snowshoe Hike to the Ice fjord at night – 2 hours, Difficulty 3

Day 4 - Ice Fishing & Snowmobile at night

Since you will fly back to Copenhagen tomorrow, you might want to visit the local shops and buy some souvenirs. But why not spend every second adding to your memory bank? Today you can experience traditional ice fishing, and if you wish, the exhilarating feeling of snowmobiling at night.

Everyone can enjoy ice fishing in Ilulissat, no matter your level of experience. When the fjord ice is thick enough, sea fishing season begins in Ilulissat. We travel with an experienced English-speaking guide to find a perfect spot to bore a hole, drop in the fishing line, and wait for a big catch. Cold weather and the snow-covered land will make the world seem tranquil and lifeless, but under the thick ice it is teeming with life and hopefully you can bring home a good catch!

When the night falls, you can join the Snowmobile Tour at Night to experience the amazing tranquillity of the Arctic night. This tour will start at Hotel Hvide Falk and last for 2.5 hours and will take you to remote corners where it is hard to go without a snowmobile. If you are lucky, the Northern Lights will make an appearance too!

When you get back to the hotel, a 3-course dinner is waiting for you to celebrate the end of an unforgettable Arctic adventure.

Optional Activities Ice Fishing in Ilulissat – 2 hours, Difficulty 3 Snowmobile tour at night – 2.5 hours, Difficulty 3

Day 5 - Goodbye Ilulissat

Today we say goodbye to wonderful Ilulissat. Your guide will drive you to the airport in time for Air Greenland’s flight to Kangerlussuaq where you change flights before continuing to Copenhagen.

We hope you have found Greenland a fantastic country with more to explore – see you again in the future!

Optional Activities

What’s Included

  • Return Air Greenland flights between Copenhagen and Kangerlussuaq
  • Return Air Greenland flights between Kangerlussuaq and Ilulissat
  • Transfers between Hotel Arctic and Ilulissat Airport
  • Welcome meeting at Hotel Arctic
  • Hotel Arctic, standard room for 4 nights

What’s Included

  • Guided City walk of Ilulissat with Arctic Adventure Guide
  • Entry ticket to Ilulissat Museum
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 2-course dinner on Day 1
  • 3-course dinner on Day 4
  • Transfer for optional excursions"Kaffemik" "Hiking around UNESCO Ice Fjord and Sermermiut"and "ice fishing in Ilulissat" are included

Not Included

  • Flights between your homecountry to Copenhagen
  • Travel Cancellation Insurance
  • Optional Activities
  • Lunches and Dinners (apart from the ones mentioned above)
  • Transfers from Hotel Arctic to departure location of optional activities in Ilulissat (transfer for optional excursions"Kaffemik" "Hiking around UNESCO Ice Fjord and Sermermiut"and "ice fishing in Ilulissat" are included)

Practical Information

FAQ

1. For optional activities in Ilulissat, transfer from Hotel Arctic to departure location before and after the tour is NOT included in the price. Please contact your tour guide if you wish to book pick-up and drop-off transfers.
2. For snowmobile, dogsledding tours and ice fishing tours, certain thickness of snow and ice are required. Based on the actual conditions of snow and ice, Arctic Adventure reserve the right to cancel or reschedule the tours.
3. For snowshoe hiking, the tour guide will decide whether snowshoes and hiking poles are necessary or not based on the actual conditions of snow and ice.
4. For snowmobile tours, all participants in this tour must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid driving license. If you don’t meet those requirements, you can join the excursions as a passenger.
5. For dogsledding tours, you should always keep a safe distance with them and never approach, pet or feed them, no matter what!
6. For the helicopter tours, the price of this excursion is the basic price calculated based on 4 persons on the 5-seater plane and 6 persons on 8-seater plane. And it is subject to change upon your arrival based on the duration, type of helicopter, and actual participants. Changes of the price may happen even after booking and payment of this excursion.
7. Please follow safety regulations and the guidelines of tour guides throughout the journey.
8. We suggest you book the optional activities when booking this tour since limited number of seats are provided.
9. If the tour is cancelled due to weather conditions, failure to reach the minimum number of participants or other unpredictable situations, Arctic Adventure ApS reserves the right to cancel the tour. For tours cancelled by Arctic Adventure ApS under this situation, our customers will get a 100% refund.
10. If participants fail to participant the excursions based on their personal reasons (for example: no show), Arctic Adventure ApS will not provide any refund.
11. Please note the decision to cancel is made through evaluation of actual weather situation, number of participants, and other unpredictable factors, not the customer.
12. For more information about cancellation policies, please check here.

For this excursion, we receive booking till the 5 weeks prior to the departure time of the excursion. However, please note that limited seats are provided. Late booking may be unavailable. 

Weather in Greenland can be quite unpredictable, thus, cancellations and reschedule may occur.

If the excursion is cancelled due to weather conditions, failure to reach the minimum number of participants or other unpredictable situations, Arctic Adventure ApS reserves the right to cancel the excursion. For excursions cancelled by Arctic Adventure ApS under this situation, our customers will get a 100% refund.

Please go to “Practical Information” –>” Terms and Conditions” to view the detailed cancellation policy.

Transfers from Hotel Arctic to departure location of optional activities in Ilulissat (transfer for optional excursions”Kaffemik” “Hiking around UNESCO Ice Fjord and Sermermiut”and “ice fishing in Ilulissat” are included)​

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.

EQUIPMENT LIST

  • Other clothing should be picked according to weather that day, you will not get much colder on the glacier as on the ground.
  • Sturdy Hiking Boots – waterproof with good ankle support.
  • Woollen/or thermal windproof hat, which covers your neck (alternatively, thermal face mask);
  • Woollen/or thermal gloves (ideal as a base layer under waterproof gloves or mittens);
  • Woollen/or thermal socks
  • Warm, insulated winter jacket and snow trousers or salopettes;
  • Woollen long sleeved shirts/or thermal shirts
  • Thick sweater and woollen pullovers;
  • Heat pads for hands and feet (especially for dog sled tours).
  • Lip balm, cream and moisturizer