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Overview
Experience world-class nature and luxury! Stay at Greenland’s best hotel – with a view of a UNESCO world heritage site, the Ilulissat Ice Fjord. Options for dog sledding and sailing among icebergs.

Program Type

Escorted Experience

Vehicle Type for Touring

Car or Small Van AC

Detailed Itinerary

Departure from Copenhagen in the morning and after approximately 4½ hours’ flight you set foot on the world’s largest island. Following a brief stop in Kangerlussuaq, we continue toward Ilulissat on a smaller plane. It is a beautiful 45-minute flight, which allows you to take in the magnificent icy landscape, the barren wilderness, and the magnitude of the Arctic. During our approach to Ilulissat, the town will seem to be located in the middle of nowhere. The colored houses stand in stark contrast to the snow-clad mountains, and you can look forward to the coming days filled with ice, winter, and dog sledding – combined with cultural elements from a modern, yet highly authentic, Greenlandic town.

Hotel Arctic’s shuttle bus will pick you up at the airport, and you will check in at the wonderfully situated four-star hotel. Here you will meet one of our guides, who will brief you about the town, the area, dining, and excursion possibilities. You can book excursions at the meeting, or have your pre-booked excursions confirmed.

Disko Bay is one of Greenland’s most popular tourist destinations. Primarily because of the ice, but also due to the beauty of the place, the many cultural attractions and the interaction between the traditional way of life and modern town life.

Ilulissat and the surrounding area offer excursion possibilities aplenty, and perhaps the initial briefing has inspired you to make the most of your day – or maybe you want to take in the fantastic views of Disko Bay and let time stand still for a few hours?

The dog sled is one of the most famous Greenlandic icons and a thousand-year-old tradition for the Inuit. Not many vehicles have survived such a long period without changes in appearance and technology: a pack of happy dogs in harnesses tied to a simply constructed wooden sled. The experience can not be explained – it must be tried.

This trip usually takes place in flat terrain on a plain near Ilulissat. In addition to the sled driver, you are two participants on each of the sleds, so if you have booked the excursion on your own, you may share a sled with another person. However, all dogs are different, so if you are out with family and friends, we can not guarantee that you will be riding together on the entire trip as some dogs are fast, and others are not. This trip is recommended for those with neck or back problems or if you are immobile. Participants must be 12 years and older.

Use the final day to experience the atmosphere and life in the town, go back in time and feel a sense of history at the cozy museum established in Knud Rasmussen’s birthplace. The fishermen at ‘Brættet,’ the local marketplace, provide you with an impression of the interesting food products of Greenland. They do not come any fresher than this.

When you have satisfied your appetite for visual experiences, it is time to treat your palate and fill your stomach. The restaurants in Ilulissat invite you on a journey through local specialties such as Greenlandic sushi, deep-fried ammassats (small fish), whale and seal – and in the cafés, freshly-baked cakes will tempt everyone with a sweet tooth. This is indeed a journey that will put all your senses to work.

And gazing at the Ice Fjord will never get tiresome, by the way.

After an intense, extended weekend, it is time to say your goodbyes to Ilulissat. Greenland is likely to have made quite an impression on you that will spark a special feeling and flash a series of indelible mental images whenever you hear the word Greenland mentioned in the future.

You will depart from Ilulissat via Kangerlussuaq, arriving in Copenhagen by evening.

Inclusions
  • Return flights Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq – Ilulissat
  • Return transfer between airport and hotel
  • 4 nights at Hotel Arctic with private bath and toilet
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome dinner at Hotel Arctic
  • Food and beverages on board the Air Greenland flight Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq
  • Welcome meeting with local English-speaking guide
  • Guide service
  • All flight/transportation taxes and fees known to Greenland Travel at the time of publishing
  • 20 kg of checked baggage and 8 kg of cabin baggage
Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Travel Insurance
  • Excursions (we recommend pre-booking our Excursion Package)

Notes

Point of arrival and departure is Copenhagen. 
There will be a connecting flight from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq inclusive in the package. 

Trip Highlights

5 days around Ilulissat

Fixed-Departure
27 Jan, 2023

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03 Feb, 2023

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10 Feb, 2023

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17 Feb, 2023

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24 Feb, 2023

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03 Mar, 2023

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17 Mar, 2023

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31 Mar, 2023

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