Winter Adventure in Ilulissat and Kangerlussuaq / Monday departure

From DKK 15700

PRICE P.P. IN DOUBLE ROOM


Price per person in double room

From DKK 15700

TOUR DURATION

5 days

Availability

Feb - Apr

Accommodation

Hotel Arctic, Hotel Kangerlussuaq

5-day travel package | Greenland |Monday Departure

INorthern lights, dogsledding, ice cap hiking, iceberg exploration and local life. Explore the must-do activities in winter Greenland on this 5-day winter adventure to Ilulissat and Kangerlussuaq!

“Town of Icebergs” Ilulissat and “gateway to Greenland” Kangerlussuaq are two must-visit places in Greenland. The combination of both will give you a chance to explore Greenlandic culture, historical sites and natural landscapes. The Arctic winter freezes sea ice and brings heavy snow, which creates a unique atmosphere for various outdoor activities. Choose from a set of well-designed optional activities to enrich your Arctic adventure.

Rest well, and you travel well. With flight tickets from Copenhagen, comfortable hotels and hearty breakfasts included in this tour, you can enjoy the holiday both day and night.     

 

 

Highlights

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

 

Tour Code: I5WCPH

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 1 - Arrival Day, City Walk & Northern Light | Ilulissat

Board your Air Greenland flight from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq first, and after a short break, Air Greenland will take you from Kangerlussuaq to Ilulissat. Upon your arrival, our Arctic Adventure guide will meet you in the airport and drive you to Hotel Arctic, where a welcome meeting is held after check-in.

Once you have settled in, our Arctic Adventure guide will take you on a city walk of Ilulissat to get a glimpse of the culture, history and attractions in town. Ilulissat has a long history, great location and a wide range of excursions to choose from. During the sightseeing, you will walk by the fishing harbour, colonial buildings, the old church and more. Depends on the actual timing, we may also have the change to visit Ilulissat museum to learn more about the history of Ilulissat.

The city walk in Ilulissat usually takes around one hour and a half. When you are back to the hotel, a 2-course dinner will be ready for you to enjoy. After that, if you want to end the day with something special, you can join our optional activity – Night Sky Photography – to learn how to take professional pictures of the northern lights!

The excursion Night Sky Photography departures at Hotel Hvide Falk, please go there by yourself or book extra transfer service with our tour guide at the welcome meeting.

Accommodations

Hotel Arctic

Optional Activities Night Sky Photography (on request) – 2.5 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 2 - Sermermiut, UNESCO Ice Fjord, Kaffemik and Snowmobile | Ilulissat

Today you can explore the town on your own or join some of our optional activities to create your perfect winter adventure.

Ilulissat Ice Fjord was awarded UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004 and attracts tourists from all over the world. The Hiking around the UNESCO Ice Fjord and Sermermiut excursion will follow an easy-to-navigate track and our tour guide will show you around the gigantic ice fjord area and the historical remains of the Sermermiut Inuit settlement. Alongside the way, there are more hidden spots and interesting local stories to explore. This tour is about 2 hours long and it is suitable for everyone.

An important part of travelling is gaining an insight into local life and if you can join our “Kaffemik” event, you will have the opportunity to chat with locals and learn about their lives and local traditions over a cup of coffee. For people who like excitement and speed, you can join the Snowmobile Tour at Night to experience the exhilarating fun of snowmobiling into the Arctic night.

Accommodations

Hotel Arctic

Optional Activities Hiking around the UNESCO Ice Fjord and Sermermiut – 2 hours, Difficulty 2 Experience Local life in Ilulissat (Kaffeemik), Difficulty 1 Snowmobile Tour at Night – 2.5 hours, Difficulty 3

Day 3 - Ice Fishing & Snowmobile | Ilulissat

Today is your last day in Ilulissat but there is still time to join our optional activities or explore the town by yourself.

You may want to experience unique Arctic Ice Fishing. Travelling over the frozen sea ice, we will departure from Hotel Arctic, follow the experienced tour guide to find the perfect fishing spot, bore a hole in the thick ice and throw in our lines. This tour is suitable for everyone who loves nature even if you are not experienced in fishing.

If fishing is not your cup of tea and you prefer something with more horsepower, you can join our daytime snowmobile tour. You will arrive at Hotel Hvide Falk to start the journey and drive through the wild country of Ilulissat. Unlike the night ride, you have a clearer view of the scenery you are driving through. With the convenience of a snowmobile, the remotest corner of the Ilulissat area is now within reach for you to explore!

When you return to the hotel at night, a 3-course dinner is prepared as a suitable “goodbye” to this isolated yet beautiful town – Ilulissat.

Accommodations

Hotel Arctic

Optional Activities Ice Fishing in Ilulissat– 3 hours, Difficulty 2 Snowmobile tour in Ilulissat – 3.5 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 4 - Fly to Kangerlussuaq, Point 660 & Sightseeing | Kangerlussuaq

It’s time to say goodbye to Ilulissat, and hello to Kangerlussuaq. Our Arctic Adventure guide will pick you up in the morning from the hotel and take you to the airport, where Air Greenland will fly you in low altitude to Kangerlussuaq where the next part of our next journey begins!

Upon your arrival, the local tour guide in Kangerlussuaq will throw you an information meeting at Hotel Kangerlussuaq. Then you are free to start your own adventures in and around the settlement! With the greatest number of clear days in Greenland, Kangerlussuaq is perfect for hiking. Today, you can choose to join the excursion to the recently discovered Point 660 to experience the enchanting view of an ice-covered wonderland. We will drive in 4WD vehicles and transfer to and from your hotel is included. Make sure you wear warm clothes and sturdy boots with profiled soles so you can fully enjoy the hike around Point 660.

After exploring ice cap Point 660, if you have extra energy, you can join the sightseeing in Kangerlussuaq tour, which take you to all the important sights on Kangerlussuaq, this former US airbase.

Accommodations

Hotel Kangerlussuaq

Optional Activities Excursion to Point 660 – 5 hours, Difficulty 3 Sightseeing in Kangerlussuaq – 2 hours, Difficulty 1

Day 5 - Last day, Dog Sledding & Tundra Safari | Kangerlussuaq

Today is the last day of your winter adventure in Greenland, but why not use your remaining time to explore more? In the morning, you can either choose to join one of the optional activities or wander around the settlement on your own.

The popular Tundra Safari will show you the wildlife in Kangerlussuaq, like reindeer, musk oxen and more. The Dog Sledding trip in Kangerlussuaq offers a chance for you to experience the well-preserved traditional transportation method, which is still the most convenient method of travelling in the Arctic winter season. You should note that sledge dogs are NOT pets – they are working animals and are treated as such by their Greenlandic owners.

There are 2 dog sledding tours with different durations for you to choose from. You can select the most suitable one based on your availability.

Once you have finished your optional activities and are ready to return home, the local tour guide will take you to the airport. Your mind will be filled with unforgettable memories and Arctic adventures.

Accommodations

Hotel Kangerlussuaq

Optional Activities Tundra Safari – 1.5 hours, Difficulty 2 Dog Sledding in Kangerlussuaq – 2 hours, Difficulty 2 Dog Sledding in Kangerlussuaq – 4 hours, Difficulty 3

Day 1 - Arrival Day, City Walk & Northern Light | Ilulissat

Board your Air Greenland flight from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq first, and after a short break, Air Greenland will take you from Kangerlussuaq to Ilulissat. Upon your arrival, our Arctic Adventure guide will meet you in the airport and drive you to Hotel Arctic, where a welcome meeting is held after check-in.

Once you have settled in, our Arctic Adventure guide will take you on a city walk of Ilulissat to get a glimpse of the culture, history and attractions in town. Ilulissat has a long history, great location and a wide range of excursions to choose from. During the sightseeing, you will walk by the fishing harbour, colonial buildings, the old church and more. Depends on the actual timing, we may also have the change to visit Ilulissat museum to learn more about the history of Ilulissat.

The city walk in Ilulissat usually takes around one hour and a half. When you are back to the hotel, a 2-course dinner will be ready for you to enjoy. After that, if you want to end the day with something special, you can join our optional activity – Night Sky Photography – to learn how to take professional pictures of the northern lights!

The excursion Night Sky Photography departures at Hotel Hvide Falk, please go there by yourself or book extra transfer service with our tour guide at the welcome meeting.

Accommodations

Hotel Arctic

Optional Activities Night Sky Photography (on request) – 2.5 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 2 - Sermermiut, UNESCO Ice Fjord, Kaffemik and Snowmobile | Ilulissat

Today you can explore the town on your own or join some of our optional activities to create your perfect winter adventure.

Ilulissat Ice Fjord was awarded UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004 and attracts tourists from all over the world. The Hiking around the UNESCO Ice Fjord and Sermermiut excursion will follow an easy-to-navigate track and our tour guide will show you around the gigantic ice fjord area and the historical remains of the Sermermiut Inuit settlement. Alongside the way, there are more hidden spots and interesting local stories to explore. This tour is about 2 hours long and it is suitable for everyone.

An important part of travelling is gaining an insight into local life and if you can join our “Kaffemik” event, you will have the opportunity to chat with locals and learn about their lives and local traditions over a cup of coffee. For people who like excitement and speed, you can join the Snowmobile Tour at Night to experience the exhilarating fun of snowmobiling into the Arctic night.

Accommodations

Hotel Arctic

Optional Activities Hiking around the UNESCO Ice Fjord and Sermermiut – 2 hours, Difficulty 2 Experience Local life in Ilulissat (Kaffeemik), Difficulty 1 Snowmobile Tour at Night – 2.5 hours, Difficulty 3

Day 3 - Ice Fishing & Snowmobile | Ilulissat

Today is your last day in Ilulissat but there is still time to join our optional activities or explore the town by yourself.

You may want to experience unique Arctic Ice Fishing. Travelling over the frozen sea ice, we will departure from Hotel Arctic, follow the experienced tour guide to find the perfect fishing spot, bore a hole in the thick ice and throw in our lines. This tour is suitable for everyone who loves nature even if you are not experienced in fishing.

If fishing is not your cup of tea and you prefer something with more horsepower, you can join our daytime snowmobile tour. You will arrive at Hotel Hvide Falk to start the journey and drive through the wild country of Ilulissat. Unlike the night ride, you have a clearer view of the scenery you are driving through. With the convenience of a snowmobile, the remotest corner of the Ilulissat area is now within reach for you to explore!

When you return to the hotel at night, a 3-course dinner is prepared as a suitable “goodbye” to this isolated yet beautiful town – Ilulissat.

Accommodations

Hotel Arctic

Optional Activities Ice Fishing in Ilulissat– 3 hours, Difficulty 2 Snowmobile tour in Ilulissat – 3.5 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 4 - Fly to Kangerlussuaq, Point 660 & Sightseeing | Kangerlussuaq

It’s time to say goodbye to Ilulissat, and hello to Kangerlussuaq. Our Arctic Adventure guide will pick you up in the morning from the hotel and take you to the airport, where Air Greenland will fly you in low altitude to Kangerlussuaq where the next part of our next journey begins!

Upon your arrival, the local tour guide in Kangerlussuaq will throw you an information meeting at Hotel Kangerlussuaq. Then you are free to start your own adventures in and around the settlement! With the greatest number of clear days in Greenland, Kangerlussuaq is perfect for hiking. Today, you can choose to join the excursion to the recently discovered Point 660 to experience the enchanting view of an ice-covered wonderland. We will drive in 4WD vehicles and transfer to and from your hotel is included. Make sure you wear warm clothes and sturdy boots with profiled soles so you can fully enjoy the hike around Point 660.

After exploring ice cap Point 660, if you have extra energy, you can join the sightseeing in Kangerlussuaq tour, which take you to all the important sights on Kangerlussuaq, this former US airbase.

Accommodations

Hotel Kangerlussuaq

Optional Activities Excursion to Point 660 – 5 hours, Difficulty 3 Sightseeing in Kangerlussuaq – 2 hours, Difficulty 1

Day 5 - Last day, Dog Sledding & Tundra Safari | Kangerlussuaq

Today is the last day of your winter adventure in Greenland, but why not use your remaining time to explore more? In the morning, you can either choose to join one of the optional activities or wander around the settlement on your own.

The popular Tundra Safari will show you the wildlife in Kangerlussuaq, like reindeer, musk oxen and more. The Dog Sledding trip in Kangerlussuaq offers a chance for you to experience the well-preserved traditional transportation method, which is still the most convenient method of travelling in the Arctic winter season. You should note that sledge dogs are NOT pets – they are working animals and are treated as such by their Greenlandic owners.

There are 2 dog sledding tours with different durations for you to choose from. You can select the most suitable one based on your availability.

Once you have finished your optional activities and are ready to return home, the local tour guide will take you to the airport. Your mind will be filled with unforgettable memories and Arctic adventures.

Accommodations

Hotel Kangerlussuaq

Optional Activities Tundra Safari – 1.5 hours, Difficulty 2 Dog Sledding in Kangerlussuaq – 2 hours, Difficulty 2 Dog Sledding in Kangerlussuaq – 4 hours, Difficulty 3

Optional Activities

What’s Included

  • Return Air Greenland Connect flights between Copenhagen and Kangerlussuaq
  • Return Air Greenland Connect flights between Kangerlussuaq and Ilulissat
  • Transfers between hotel and airport
  • Guided City walk of Ilulissat with Arctic Adventure guide
  • Welcome meeting at Hotel Arctic

What’s Included

  • Information meeting at Hotel Kangerlussuaq
  • Entry ticket to Ilulissat Museum
  • Hotel Arctic, standard room for 3 nights
  • Hotel Kangerlussuaq, standard room for 1 night
  • Daily Breakfasts
  • 2-course dinner on Day 1
  • 3-course dinner on Day 3

Not Included

  • Flights between home country and Copenhagen
  • Personal Travel 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. We suggest you book the optional activities when booking this tour since limited number of seats are provided.
7. 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.
8. If participants fail to participant the excursions based on their personal reasons (no show), Arctic Adventure ApS will not provide any refund.
9. For more information about cancellation policies, please check here.

For this excursion, we receive booking till the 5 weeks 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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