Ilulissat in a Nutshell| 4-day Holiday Package | West Greenland

From DKK 15500

PRICE P.P. IN DOUBLE ROOM


Price per person in double room

From DKK 15500

TOUR DURATION

4 days

Availability

Feb - Apr

Accommodation

Hotel Arctic

Ilulissat in a Nutshell | 4-day Holiday Package | West Greenland

Watching majestic icebergs floating in the sea as if they were feather light from your hotel window is an experience you only get when visiting Ilulissat. During your 4-day stay in Ilulissat, you will have the chance to see icebergs from the 4-star Hotel Arctic, marvel at them up close whilst cruising in the llulissat Ice Fjord or on refreshing winter hikes in Sermermiut valley. There will also be opportunities to try authentic Greenlandic dog sledding, experience local traditions and much more! This small town promises you a classic Arctic adventure.

Various optional activities are available to upgrade your tour and create a truly personalised holiday. Book your winter adventure with us – an expert in Arctic travel for more than 36 years!

Tour code: JAW4RKV

 

Day 1 - Arrival Day, City Walk & Snowmobile

Board your Air Iceland flight from Reykjavik to Ilulissat as your 4-day journey in Ilulissat begins! 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 walk, you will see the most popular sights in town including the old part of town with its colonial buildings, the fishing harbour and more.

If you are ready to get out and explore, we recommend the Snowmobile Tour at Night. Supervised by an experienced English-speaking guide, this tour offers a chance to feel the excitement of driving a snowmobile when night falls. Remote places that you can only reach by motorised vehicles are within reach on the snowmobile tour. Please note that you have to 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.

When you are back to the hotel, a 2-course gourmet dinner will be served at Hotel Arctic before you can retire to your room for a well-earned rest or stay up, in case the Northern Lights make an appearance!

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

Day 2 - Sermermiut, UNESCO World Heritage Ice Fjord, Dog sledding & Snowshoe hiking

After having a hearty breakfast at the hotel, a brand-new day of adventures awaits you. Today you can choose to explore the town on your own or join some of our optional excursions.

Hiking around the UNESCO World Heritage Ice Fjord and Sermermiut. This is one of the most classic tours in Ilulissat and a ‘must-do’ for any visitor. The 2-hour trip combines natural beauty with a few historical aspects of Ilulissat. 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 - Sermermiut. Sermermiut is not just a ruined village where the Inuit once lived, it is also located in the mouth of the ice fjord, where you can get a closer view of the amazing ice fjord.

After the hike, you can join a traditional dog sledding tour. People say Ilulissat is home to as many as sledge dogs as the number of residents (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!

If you prefer a longer hike into the Greenlandic winter wonderland, you can 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!

Optional Activities Hiking around the UNESCO Ice Fjord and Sermermiut– 2 hours, Difficulty 2 Dog Sledding in Ilulissat – 2 hours, difficulty 2 Snowshoe Hike to the Ice Fjord in Ilulissat – 4 hours, Difficulty 3

Day 3 Ice Fishing, Snowmobile & Night Sky

Today you can join optional activities such as ice fishing, snowmobile tours and a night sky photo class. 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.

Everyone can enjoy ice fishing in Ilulissat, no matter what your experience level is. When the sea 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!

This evening, you can join our Night Sky photography class and learn to take professional pictures of the mythical Northern Lights in the backcountry outside Ilulissat.

If ice fishing is not your cup of tea, you can join a Snowmobile tour to feel the exhilarating speed and freedom of travelling through the Arctic desert. Roaring through the snow, a snowmobile tour can take you to remote corners outside Ilulissat. The tour is led by an experienced English-speaking guide.

Tonight, a 3-course dinner is prepared to mark a happy and satisfactory ending to your adventurous winter holiday in Ilulissat.

Optional Activities Ice Fishing in Ilulissat – 3 hours, Difficulty 2 Snowmobile tour in Ilulissat – 3.5 hours, Difficulty 2 Night Sky Photography Class (on request) – 2.5 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 4 - Kaffemik & Goodbye Ilulissat

Today it’s time to say goodbye to Greenland and your host-town of Ilulissat. Before your guide accompanies you to the airport, there is time to explore local life in greater detail. Come to a Kaffemik event and be part of a truly Greenlandic tradition. Over a cup of strong coffee and a piece of cake, you will hear about your hosts’ family history, their unique traditions and what life is like 280kms north of the Polar Circle.

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

Day 1 - Arrival Day, City Walk & Snowmobile

Board your Air Iceland flight from Reykjavik to Ilulissat as your 4-day journey in Ilulissat begins! 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 walk, you will see the most popular sights in town including the old part of town with its colonial buildings, the fishing harbour and more.

If you are ready to get out and explore, we recommend the Snowmobile Tour at Night. Supervised by an experienced English-speaking guide, this tour offers a chance to feel the excitement of driving a snowmobile when night falls. Remote places that you can only reach by motorised vehicles are within reach on the snowmobile tour. Please note that you have to 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.

When you are back to the hotel, a 2-course gourmet dinner will be served at Hotel Arctic before you can retire to your room for a well-earned rest or stay up, in case the Northern Lights make an appearance!

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

Day 2 - Sermermiut, UNESCO World Heritage Ice Fjord, Dog sledding & Snowshoe hiking

After having a hearty breakfast at the hotel, a brand-new day of adventures awaits you. Today you can choose to explore the town on your own or join some of our optional excursions.

Hiking around the UNESCO World Heritage Ice Fjord and Sermermiut. This is one of the most classic tours in Ilulissat and a ‘must-do’ for any visitor. The 2-hour trip combines natural beauty with a few historical aspects of Ilulissat. 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 - Sermermiut. Sermermiut is not just a ruined village where the Inuit once lived, it is also located in the mouth of the ice fjord, where you can get a closer view of the amazing ice fjord.

After the hike, you can join a traditional dog sledding tour. People say Ilulissat is home to as many as sledge dogs as the number of residents (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!

If you prefer a longer hike into the Greenlandic winter wonderland, you can 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!

Optional Activities Hiking around the UNESCO Ice Fjord and Sermermiut– 2 hours, Difficulty 2 Dog Sledding in Ilulissat – 2 hours, difficulty 2 Snowshoe Hike to the Ice Fjord in Ilulissat – 4 hours, Difficulty 3

Day 3 Ice Fishing, Snowmobile & Night Sky

Today you can join optional activities such as ice fishing, snowmobile tours and a night sky photo class. 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.

Everyone can enjoy ice fishing in Ilulissat, no matter what your experience level is. When the sea 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!

This evening, you can join our Night Sky photography class and learn to take professional pictures of the mythical Northern Lights in the backcountry outside Ilulissat.

If ice fishing is not your cup of tea, you can join a Snowmobile tour to feel the exhilarating speed and freedom of travelling through the Arctic desert. Roaring through the snow, a snowmobile tour can take you to remote corners outside Ilulissat. The tour is led by an experienced English-speaking guide.

Tonight, a 3-course dinner is prepared to mark a happy and satisfactory ending to your adventurous winter holiday in Ilulissat.

Optional Activities Ice Fishing in Ilulissat – 3 hours, Difficulty 2 Snowmobile tour in Ilulissat – 3.5 hours, Difficulty 2 Night Sky Photography Class (on request) – 2.5 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 4 - Kaffemik & Goodbye Ilulissat

Today it’s time to say goodbye to Greenland and your host-town of Ilulissat. Before your guide accompanies you to the airport, there is time to explore local life in greater detail. Come to a Kaffemik event and be part of a truly Greenlandic tradition. Over a cup of strong coffee and a piece of cake, you will hear about your hosts’ family history, their unique traditions and what life is like 280kms north of the Polar Circle.

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
  • Transfers between hotel and airport
  • Guided City walk of Ilulissat with Arctic Adventure guide
  • Welcome meeting at Hotel Arctic
  • Entry Ticket to Ilulissat Museum

What’s Included

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

Not Included

  • Optional activities
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Clothing
  • 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, dog sledding 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 dog sledding tours, you should always keep a safe distance with them and never approach, pet or feed them, no matter what!
7. 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.
8. Please follow safety regulations and the guidelines of tour guides throughout the journey.
9. We suggest you book the optional activities when booking this tour since limited number of seats are provided.
10. 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.
11. If participants fail to participant the excursions based on their personal reasons (for example no show), Arctic Adventure ApS will not provide any refund.
12. 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