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Explore the Town named Iceberg /Tuesday Departure from Reykjavik

Explore the Town named Iceberg | Ilulissat | 5-day Travel Package 

From DKK 16600

PRICE P.P. IN DOUBLE ROOM


Price per person in double room

From DKK 16600

TOUR DURATION

5 days

Availability

Mar - Apr

Accommodation

Hotel Arctic

Ilulissat | 5-day Travel Package | West Greenland | Tuesday Departure

Add a bit of cold and fresh Arctic air into your life! This 5-day journey will take you a world away to a region of ice and fire in Ilulissat.

Ilulissat means “Iceberg” in Greenlandic – and with good reason. Here you will find the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ilulissat Ice Fjord, enormous glacier, and ancient ruins from Inuit.

The weather may be cold, but the locals are friendly, and their many traditions are well-preserved. You can recreate the traditional lifestyle decades ago easily through dogsledding, ice fishing, and Kaffemik.

A range of extra optional activities are available to further enrich your Arctic journey making it a unique itinerary based on what YOU want to do and see. Select a date and book the tour – seats are limited!

 

 

Highlights
local traditions, gourmet cuisine, dog sledging, snow mobile, snowshoe walking, Northern Lights

Tour Code: JAW5RKV

Day by day & Tour Map

Day 1 - Arrival Day, City Walk & Snowmobile

As your Air Iceland Connect flight passes through clouds and land steadily, your 5-day winter holiday begins, and it is destined to be adventurous. Upon arrival, our Arctic Adventure guide will meet you in the airport and drive you to Hotel Arctic. After check-in, there will be a welcome meeting and a guided city walk around Ilulissat. During the 1.5 hours experience, our Arctic Adventure guide will show you most of the highlights of this cosy town - the old part of town with its colonial buildings, the fishing harbour, the quaint museum and more.

After the city walk, if you are ready to get closer to the marvellous nature in Ilulissat, we would recommend you the Snowmobile Tour at Night. Guided by an experienced local guide, this excursion lasts 2.5 hours and offers a chance to drive a snowmobile into the wilderness at night. Remote places that you can only reach by powerful vehicles are within reach on the snowmobile tour. Please note that you must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid driving license to join this excursion. For those who don’t meet the requirements, they can join as a passenger.

Tonight, Hotel Arctic will prepare a 2-course dinner to welcome your arrival. After that, you can retire to your room for a well-earned rest. Or maybe you would rather stay up a little later in case the Northern Lights make a surprise appearance!

Accommodations

Hotel Arctic

Optional Activities Snowmobile tour at night – 2.5 hours, Difficulty 3

Day 2 - Sermermiut, Ice fjord & Dogsledding

After a nice breakfast is served at the hotel you can explore the town on your own or alternatively join one of our optional activities to explore traditional dogsledding and join the snowshoe hiking.

Hiking around UNESCO Ice fjord and Sermermiut is an easy hike to Sermermiut Valley, which once was home to an Inuit settlement. Even though Sermermiut is viewed as the ruins of Inuit village by official travel brochures, the real highlight of the walk is the magnificent views of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilulissat Ice fjord. There will be plenty of photo opportunities!

Speaking of photo opportunities, Dog Sledding in Ilulissat is another must-do for Instagram memories. Dog sledging is as close to living history as you will get, having been the preferred mode of winter transport for Greenlanders for centuries. Sitting on the sledge and watching the surrounding speed past you is an unforgettable experience as it reflects the special bond between humans and sledge dogs which you will see on this tour.

Accommodations

Hotel Arctic

Optional Activities Hiking around the UNESCO Ice Fjord and Sermermiut – 2 hours, Difficulty 2 Dog Sledding in Ilulissat – 2 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 3 - Snowmobile & Snowshoe Hiking

Today you can join optional activities such as a snowmobile tour or snowshoe hiking. Alternatively, you can wander around in the city or perhaps relax at the hotel and enjoy the amazing views of the icebergs slowly floating by. If you prefer a hike into the Greenlandic winter wonderland, you should choose a 4-hour Snowshoe Hike to the Ice Fjord. This tour gives you the opportunity to wear snowshoes and hike around the UNESCO World Heritage Ice Fjord, an extraordinary experience!

Arrive at the departure point (transfer to and from departure point not included) where the tour guide will be waiting to take you on an adventure of unbeatable panoramic views, frozen lakes, and icebergs shining in the Arctic sunshine.

After snowshoeing, you may want to experience the speed and excitement of a Snowmobile tour in Ilulissat. Trained and supervised by an experienced coach, the snowmobile can take you to remote corners of the Ilulissat region where few have the possibility to go. The snowmobile tour can take place either day or night - choose what suits your schedule.

Accommodations

Hotel Arctic

Optional Activities Snowshoe Hike to the Ice Fjord in Ilulissat – 4 hours, Difficulty 2 Snowmobile tour in Ilulissat – 3.5 hours, Difficulty 3

Day 4 - Ice Fishing day & Free Explore

Today you can experience a traditional way of survival: ice fishing. Alternatively, you can wander around in the city or perhaps relax at the hotel and enjoy the amazing views of the icebergs slowly floating by.

Ice fishing in Ilulissat has been a traditional way of surviving for centuries. In the Arctic, where winter means settlements are cut off from the rest of the world for months on end – the ability to hunt and fish has been vital for the locals. Today’s tour will take us onto the frozen sea where we will find the perfect spot for fishing. Bore a hole and catch your lines, hoping for a good catch. As we wait for the fish to (hopefully) bite, there will be hot drinks and your guide will tell local stories. This tour is the perfect introduction to the local way of life.

When you get back to the hotel, a 3-course dinner will be served to mark the ending of this memorable holiday. With icebergs floating by and maybe northern lights dancing in the sky, does life get any better?

Accommodations

Hotel Arctic

Optional Activities Ice Fishing in Ilulissat – 3 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 5 - Kaffemik & Goodbye Ilulissat

Today is your last day in Ilulissat, but there is still time to make more memories before flying back to Iceland around midday. You can walk around town for some last-minute souvenir shopping or join the Kaffemik to experience local life in Ilulissat.

Kaffemik means “Coffee, please” in Greenlandic, and is a social gathering to celebrate different events in the local community. You will be invited to a local family for a cup of coffee and a piece of cake. There will be ample opportunity to talk to the family, learn about their life and traditions. – at the end of the visit you may well have made some new friends!

Accommodations

Hotel Arctic

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

Day 1 - Arrival Day, City Walk & Snowmobile

As your Air Iceland Connect flight passes through clouds and land steadily, your 5-day winter holiday begins, and it is destined to be adventurous. Upon arrival, our Arctic Adventure guide will meet you in the airport and drive you to Hotel Arctic. After check-in, there will be a welcome meeting and a guided city walk around Ilulissat. During the 1.5 hours experience, our Arctic Adventure guide will show you most of the highlights of this cosy town - the old part of town with its colonial buildings, the fishing harbour, the quaint museum and more.

After the city walk, if you are ready to get closer to the marvellous nature in Ilulissat, we would recommend you the Snowmobile Tour at Night. Guided by an experienced local guide, this excursion lasts 2.5 hours and offers a chance to drive a snowmobile into the wilderness at night. Remote places that you can only reach by powerful vehicles are within reach on the snowmobile tour. Please note that you must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid driving license to join this excursion. For those who don’t meet the requirements, they can join as a passenger.

Tonight, Hotel Arctic will prepare a 2-course dinner to welcome your arrival. After that, you can retire to your room for a well-earned rest. Or maybe you would rather stay up a little later in case the Northern Lights make a surprise appearance!

Accommodations

Hotel Arctic

Optional Activities Snowmobile tour at night – 2.5 hours, Difficulty 3

Day 2 - Sermermiut, Ice fjord & Dogsledding

After a nice breakfast is served at the hotel you can explore the town on your own or alternatively join one of our optional activities to explore traditional dogsledding and join the snowshoe hiking.

Hiking around UNESCO Ice fjord and Sermermiut is an easy hike to Sermermiut Valley, which once was home to an Inuit settlement. Even though Sermermiut is viewed as the ruins of Inuit village by official travel brochures, the real highlight of the walk is the magnificent views of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilulissat Ice fjord. There will be plenty of photo opportunities!

Speaking of photo opportunities, Dog Sledding in Ilulissat is another must-do for Instagram memories. Dog sledging is as close to living history as you will get, having been the preferred mode of winter transport for Greenlanders for centuries. Sitting on the sledge and watching the surrounding speed past you is an unforgettable experience as it reflects the special bond between humans and sledge dogs which you will see on this tour.

Accommodations

Hotel Arctic

Optional Activities Hiking around the UNESCO Ice Fjord and Sermermiut – 2 hours, Difficulty 2 Dog Sledding in Ilulissat – 2 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 3 - Snowmobile & Snowshoe Hiking

Today you can join optional activities such as a snowmobile tour or snowshoe hiking. Alternatively, you can wander around in the city or perhaps relax at the hotel and enjoy the amazing views of the icebergs slowly floating by. If you prefer a hike into the Greenlandic winter wonderland, you should choose a 4-hour Snowshoe Hike to the Ice Fjord. This tour gives you the opportunity to wear snowshoes and hike around the UNESCO World Heritage Ice Fjord, an extraordinary experience!

Arrive at the departure point (transfer to and from departure point not included) where the tour guide will be waiting to take you on an adventure of unbeatable panoramic views, frozen lakes, and icebergs shining in the Arctic sunshine.

After snowshoeing, you may want to experience the speed and excitement of a Snowmobile tour in Ilulissat. Trained and supervised by an experienced coach, the snowmobile can take you to remote corners of the Ilulissat region where few have the possibility to go. The snowmobile tour can take place either day or night - choose what suits your schedule.

Accommodations

Hotel Arctic

Optional Activities Snowshoe Hike to the Ice Fjord in Ilulissat – 4 hours, Difficulty 2 Snowmobile tour in Ilulissat – 3.5 hours, Difficulty 3

Day 4 - Ice Fishing day & Free Explore

Today you can experience a traditional way of survival: ice fishing. Alternatively, you can wander around in the city or perhaps relax at the hotel and enjoy the amazing views of the icebergs slowly floating by.

Ice fishing in Ilulissat has been a traditional way of surviving for centuries. In the Arctic, where winter means settlements are cut off from the rest of the world for months on end – the ability to hunt and fish has been vital for the locals. Today’s tour will take us onto the frozen sea where we will find the perfect spot for fishing. Bore a hole and catch your lines, hoping for a good catch. As we wait for the fish to (hopefully) bite, there will be hot drinks and your guide will tell local stories. This tour is the perfect introduction to the local way of life.

When you get back to the hotel, a 3-course dinner will be served to mark the ending of this memorable holiday. With icebergs floating by and maybe northern lights dancing in the sky, does life get any better?

Accommodations

Hotel Arctic

Optional Activities Ice Fishing in Ilulissat – 3 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 5 - Kaffemik & Goodbye Ilulissat

Today is your last day in Ilulissat, but there is still time to make more memories before flying back to Iceland around midday. You can walk around town for some last-minute souvenir shopping or join the Kaffemik to experience local life in Ilulissat.

Kaffemik means “Coffee, please” in Greenlandic, and is a social gathering to celebrate different events in the local community. You will be invited to a local family for a cup of coffee and a piece of cake. There will be ample opportunity to talk to the family, learn about their life and traditions. – at the end of the visit you may well have made some new friends!

Accommodations

Hotel Arctic

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

Optional Activities

What’s Included

  • Return Air Iceland Connect flights between Reykjavik and Ilulissat
  • Guided City walk of Ilulissat
  • Entry ticket to museum of Ilulissat
  • Welcome meeting at Hotel Arctic

What’s Included

  • Hotel Arctic, standard room for 4 nights
  • Breakfast daily
  • 2-course dinner on Day 1
  • 3-course dinner on Day 4

Not Included

  • Flights between home country and Iceland
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Transfers for optional activities
  • Meals 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 optional activities in Reykjavik, pick-up services are included. Please consult at the Hotel reception for the nearest pick-up point.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. For dogsledding tours, you should always keep a safe distance with them and never approach, pet or feed them, no matter what!
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. For more information about cancellation policies, please check here.

For this excursion, we receive booking till 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.

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)​​

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

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