Explore Greenlandic Summer charms in Ilulissat 

From DKK 16400

PRICE P.P. IN DOUBLE ROOM


Price per person in double room

From DKK 16400

TOUR DURATION

5 days

Availability

Jun - Sep

Accommodation

Hotel Arctic

Tuesday departure from Reykjavik

Planning your travel to Greenland can be much easier than you think. We offer various daily excursions and multi-day tours to Greenland and this is one of our popular products! Departure from Reykjavik, this 5-day adventure takes you directly to the most-loved destination – Ilulissat! Hotels, flight tickets and tour guide are included!

A quick glimpse about the itinerary of this adventure – you can get on the boat to enjoy the gigantic icebergs, witness the glorious sunset with an iceberg-cocktail, hike on the wild nature and get close to the small settlements and local’s life. Whales, birds and Greenlandic dogs – smart and adorable animals are highlights as well.

Quality guaranteed. Why not treat yourself with a 5-day escape from the daily hazzles?

If you are already planning to visit Iceland, just simply book this trip and upgrade your travel in Iceland with one click. Alternatively, you can refer to our combined trips of Reykjavik and Ilulissat

Tour Code: JAV5RKV

Cover Photo by André Schoenherr – Visit Greenland

Day by day & Tour Map

Day 1 Arrive at Ilulissat, City Walk & Sunset Cruise

The direct flight from Reykjavik will take you to Ilulissat within 3.5 hours. While you are waiting for your luggage, you can spot our Arctic Adventure guide in the red uniform awaits you at the airport.

After a smooth check-in at Hotel Arctic with our guide, you can learn the details of this itinerary and dos and don’ts in Greenland at the warm Welcome Meeting.

When you are ready, our guide will show you around Ilulissat through a 1-hour long City Walk of Ilulissat. We will walk around the cosy Ilulissat and explore its main attractions - the church, old fishing harbour, the old part of town with its colonial buildings, local museum and more. An entrance ticket of the local museum is included in this excursion, you can choose to visit today or later during this journey.

Around dinnertime, you can enjoy a 2-course dinner at Hotel Arctic.

When it is about the sunset time, if you are interested, you can join our optional activity – Sunset Cruise to the Ice fjord. You will board on the boat with Arctic Adventure guide and sail out into the ocean to enjoy the breath-taking view of Arctic sunset. White and pure icebergs reveal its special pinkish charms under the glory of the sunset. What a picturesque view!

Optional Activities Sunset Cruise to Ice Fjord inc Refreshment 3 hours, Difficulty 1

Day 2 Glacier Eqi & Rodebay

Ilulissat means “town of icebergs” in Greenlandic. The gigantic icebergs nurture the local people year after year. Today, you can explore Ilulissat and its nature by yourself. Alternatively, you can join our 7-hour optional excursion “Glacier Eqi & Rodebay”. This excursion combines a visit to the small settlement of Rodebay with a cruise to the 5-km wide Eqi glacier. You can experience typical settlement in Greenland and enjoy the magnificent nature.

Arctic Adventure guide will pick you up at Hotel Arctic and drive to the harbour. From there, we will sail further north to Rodebay. On the way, we will sail through numerous icebergs and enjoy the beautiful view of Eqi glacier. On Rodebay, you will have time to walk around. This small settlement has only around 37 residents, but it has all the facility people needs. You will be amazed at how locals live their life in the Arctic circle.

The area of this excursion is excellent for spotting whales. If you are lucky, you may hopefully spot the appearance of the gentle giants – Whales! Lunch or dinner is included in the itinerary depending on the departure time.

Optional Activities Glacier Eqi & Rodebay 7 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 3 Ilimanaq & Whale Safari, Kaffemik

Whale watching in Ilulissat is quite different and unique from similar activities in Iceland. Here, you can spot whales with a background of icebergs! Today, you can explore Ilulissat on your own pace or join another fascinating excursion by boat “Ilimanaq & Whale Safari”.

Ilimanaq & Whale Safari will sail you to another settlement south to Ilulissat and seek for the appearance of whales in Disko bay. In summer, Disko Bay attracts various whales based on its rich resource of herring-like fish. This excursion usually takes around 5 to 6 hours. However, the sea is not a zoo, therefore we cannot guarantee that the whales will visit us for sure. Packed lunch, pick-up service and transfer are included for this excursion.

After this excursion, if you want to know more about local life. I strongly recommend you join our Kaffemik optional activity.

Experience Local Life in Ilulissat (Kaffemik) takes around 1 hour. You will be invited to the local family, and over a cup of coffee and a piece of cake, you have the chance to learn more about family history and local traditions. This is a great way to get an insider’s view of everyday life in the Arctic.

Optional Activities Ilimanaq and Whale Safari incl. lunch – 5-6 hours, difficulty 2 Experience Local life in Ilulissat (Kaffemik) – 1.5 hours, difficulty 1

Day 4 Hiking around Sermermiut & Visit Greenlandic Dogs OR Cecily Trail Kayak

Ilulissat is also the wonderland for hiking-savvies. Today, you can continue exploring corners of Ilulissat on your own or join the well-selected optional activities.

Hiking around Sermermiut and UNESCO Ice Fjord is one of the must-do activities in Ilulissat. With Arctic Adventure, we first will follow the wooden track to explore Sermermiut. Sermermiut Valley is home to Inuit Settlements and enjoys a very close view of the icebergs. Continue the hiking, we will start hiking on the rocky roads and experience the UNESCO-honoured Ice Fjord from different angles. The view changes as you hike further. Remember to have comfortable shoes and bring your camera for nice pictures! This excursion includes pick-up and transfer. Usually, it lasts around 3 hours.

After the hike, you can join our optional activity Visit the Greenlandic Dogs. Ilulissat has separate sledge dog’s areas. In winter, the sledge dogs are still loyal and trustable working fellows of the locals. In this excursion, we can visit a local hunter’s sledge dogs. The owner will demonstrate the equipment and tell stories about the life of a sledge dog. You have the chance to see, feel and hear the howling of sledge dogs.

If you think 3-hour is too short to enjoy the fun of hiking in the Arctic, you can opt to our 7-hour long excursion “Hike on the Cecily Trail”. This trail connects Ilulissat to Rodebay with a lot of photo opportunities alongside the way. In winter, it is a famous track for dog sledding while in summer it is attractive as a trekking trail. This excursion will cover around half-way to Rodebay. Lunch and tour guide are included in this excursion.

Optional Activities Hiking around the UNESCO Ice Fjord and Sermermiut – 2 hours, difficulty 2 Visit the Greenlandic Dogs – 1.5 hours, difficulty 1 Hike on the cecily trail – 7-8 hours, difficulty 4

Day 5 Back to Reykjavik

Today is the last day of this short trip in Greenland. Arctic Adventure guide will pick you up at Hotel Arctic and drive you to the airport.

The flight leaves for Reykjavik usually departure around 12. If you still have to explore Ilulissat and join some optional activities in the morning, you can contact the tour guide at any day during your stay.

Day 1 Arrive at Ilulissat, City Walk & Sunset Cruise

The direct flight from Reykjavik will take you to Ilulissat within 3.5 hours. While you are waiting for your luggage, you can spot our Arctic Adventure guide in the red uniform awaits you at the airport.

After a smooth check-in at Hotel Arctic with our guide, you can learn the details of this itinerary and dos and don’ts in Greenland at the warm Welcome Meeting.

When you are ready, our guide will show you around Ilulissat through a 1-hour long City Walk of Ilulissat. We will walk around the cosy Ilulissat and explore its main attractions - the church, old fishing harbour, the old part of town with its colonial buildings, local museum and more. An entrance ticket of the local museum is included in this excursion, you can choose to visit today or later during this journey.

Around dinnertime, you can enjoy a 2-course dinner at Hotel Arctic.

When it is about the sunset time, if you are interested, you can join our optional activity – Sunset Cruise to the Ice fjord. You will board on the boat with Arctic Adventure guide and sail out into the ocean to enjoy the breath-taking view of Arctic sunset. White and pure icebergs reveal its special pinkish charms under the glory of the sunset. What a picturesque view!

Optional Activities Sunset Cruise to Ice Fjord inc Refreshment 3 hours, Difficulty 1

Day 2 Glacier Eqi & Rodebay

Ilulissat means “town of icebergs” in Greenlandic. The gigantic icebergs nurture the local people year after year. Today, you can explore Ilulissat and its nature by yourself. Alternatively, you can join our 7-hour optional excursion “Glacier Eqi & Rodebay”. This excursion combines a visit to the small settlement of Rodebay with a cruise to the 5-km wide Eqi glacier. You can experience typical settlement in Greenland and enjoy the magnificent nature.

Arctic Adventure guide will pick you up at Hotel Arctic and drive to the harbour. From there, we will sail further north to Rodebay. On the way, we will sail through numerous icebergs and enjoy the beautiful view of Eqi glacier. On Rodebay, you will have time to walk around. This small settlement has only around 37 residents, but it has all the facility people needs. You will be amazed at how locals live their life in the Arctic circle.

The area of this excursion is excellent for spotting whales. If you are lucky, you may hopefully spot the appearance of the gentle giants – Whales! Lunch or dinner is included in the itinerary depending on the departure time.

Optional Activities Glacier Eqi & Rodebay 7 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 3 Ilimanaq & Whale Safari, Kaffemik

Whale watching in Ilulissat is quite different and unique from similar activities in Iceland. Here, you can spot whales with a background of icebergs! Today, you can explore Ilulissat on your own pace or join another fascinating excursion by boat “Ilimanaq & Whale Safari”.

Ilimanaq & Whale Safari will sail you to another settlement south to Ilulissat and seek for the appearance of whales in Disko bay. In summer, Disko Bay attracts various whales based on its rich resource of herring-like fish. This excursion usually takes around 5 to 6 hours. However, the sea is not a zoo, therefore we cannot guarantee that the whales will visit us for sure. Packed lunch, pick-up service and transfer are included for this excursion.

After this excursion, if you want to know more about local life. I strongly recommend you join our Kaffemik optional activity.

Experience Local Life in Ilulissat (Kaffemik) takes around 1 hour. You will be invited to the local family, and over a cup of coffee and a piece of cake, you have the chance to learn more about family history and local traditions. This is a great way to get an insider’s view of everyday life in the Arctic.

Optional Activities Ilimanaq and Whale Safari incl. lunch – 5-6 hours, difficulty 2 Experience Local life in Ilulissat (Kaffemik) – 1.5 hours, difficulty 1

Day 4 Hiking around Sermermiut & Visit Greenlandic Dogs OR Cecily Trail Kayak

Ilulissat is also the wonderland for hiking-savvies. Today, you can continue exploring corners of Ilulissat on your own or join the well-selected optional activities.

Hiking around Sermermiut and UNESCO Ice Fjord is one of the must-do activities in Ilulissat. With Arctic Adventure, we first will follow the wooden track to explore Sermermiut. Sermermiut Valley is home to Inuit Settlements and enjoys a very close view of the icebergs. Continue the hiking, we will start hiking on the rocky roads and experience the UNESCO-honoured Ice Fjord from different angles. The view changes as you hike further. Remember to have comfortable shoes and bring your camera for nice pictures! This excursion includes pick-up and transfer. Usually, it lasts around 3 hours.

After the hike, you can join our optional activity Visit the Greenlandic Dogs. Ilulissat has separate sledge dog’s areas. In winter, the sledge dogs are still loyal and trustable working fellows of the locals. In this excursion, we can visit a local hunter’s sledge dogs. The owner will demonstrate the equipment and tell stories about the life of a sledge dog. You have the chance to see, feel and hear the howling of sledge dogs.

If you think 3-hour is too short to enjoy the fun of hiking in the Arctic, you can opt to our 7-hour long excursion “Hike on the Cecily Trail”. This trail connects Ilulissat to Rodebay with a lot of photo opportunities alongside the way. In winter, it is a famous track for dog sledding while in summer it is attractive as a trekking trail. This excursion will cover around half-way to Rodebay. Lunch and tour guide are included in this excursion.

Optional Activities Hiking around the UNESCO Ice Fjord and Sermermiut – 2 hours, difficulty 2 Visit the Greenlandic Dogs – 1.5 hours, difficulty 1 Hike on the cecily trail – 7-8 hours, difficulty 4

Day 5 Back to Reykjavik

Today is the last day of this short trip in Greenland. Arctic Adventure guide will pick you up at Hotel Arctic and drive you to the airport.

The flight leaves for Reykjavik usually departure around 12. If you still have to explore Ilulissat and join some optional activities in the morning, you can contact the tour guide at any day during your stay.

Optional Activities

What’s Included

  • Return flights with Air Iceland Connect from Reykjavik Domestic Airport to Ilulissat
  • Pick up and transfers
  • Guided City walk of Ilulissat
  • Entry ticket to museum of Ilulissat

What’s Included

  • Welcome meeting at Hotel Arctic
  • Hotel Arctic. Puisi standard room for 4 nights
  • Breakfast daily
  • 2-course dinner on Day 1

Not Included

  • Flights between Iceland and your home country
  • Travel Cancellation Insurance
  • Clothing
  • Optional activities
  • Meals apart from the ones mentioned above

Practical Information

FAQ

For this multi-day tour, we receive booking till the 10 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.

For excursions in Kangerlussuaq, transfers from and to Hotel Kangerlussuaq are included. 

For excursions in Ilulissat and Nuuk, please refer to the “Included” and “Not Included” section for detailed information.

For excursions in Sisimiut, transfers starting from Hotel Sisimiut are included.

For excursions and tours in Iceland (apart from Whale Watching), pick-up and transfer from the nearest pick-up spot are included. Please check with the reception for detailed pick-up spot.

We strongly advise you to read the “Included” and “Not included” section for detailed information. If there should be any discrepancies about the transfer, the information under “included” and “not included” shall prevail.

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

Please Note

Please read carefully before booking

  • 1. Arctic Adventure guide will contact you through the phone number and email address you left during booking. Please make sure you are reachable in Greenland.
  • 2. Please follow safety regulations and the guidelines of tour guides throughout the journey.
  • 3. We suggest you book the optional activities when booking this tour since a limited number of seats are provided.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. If participants fail to participate the excursions based on their personal reasons (for example: no show), Arctic Adventure ApS will not provide any refund.
  • 6. Please note the decision to cancel is made through evaluation of actual weather situation, number of participants, and other unpredictable factors, not the customer.
  • 7. Detailed Terms and Conditions

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.
  • Shirts, both short and long sleeves
  • Mosquito Masks and Mosquito repellent. Mosquito season in Greenland runs from mid-June to mid-August
  • Sunscream with high SPF
  • Lip balm, cream and moisturizer
  • 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

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