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Overview
In October, the northern lights appear in Greenland. Visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites in Greenland, Kangerlussuaq with the Ice Sheet and Ilulissat Ice Fjord in the Disko Bay.

Program Type

Escorted Experience

Vehicle Type for Touring

Car or Small Van AC

Detailed Itinerary

We fly with Air Greenland from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq. It is a 4½-hour flight. Your guide from the local tour office will welcome you upon arrival and assist you with the check-in at the Polar Lodge. The Polar Lodge is located just a stone’s throw from the airport and offers relaxed accommodation with kitchen facilities, a communal area and a souvenir shop.

Once you have checked in and unpacked in your room at the lodge, the guide will call everyone together for an information meeting. You will get practical advice about the settlement, the area, places to eat and go, and here you can confirm any excursions you have booked from home.

It is also possible to book excursions at the meeting, but we do recommend booking in advance. We have put together an excursion package which includes the best of what Kangerlussuaq and Ilulissat have to offer.

It is now time to experience the former American airbase on a guided tour by bus, giving you insight into the area’s fascinating history and nature.

You are free to do as you please today, and the stunning hinterland offers several excursions.

We now head towards Ilulissat. It is a beautiful 45-minute flight, giving you the perfect chance to really enjoy the beautiful icy landscape, the desolate expanse, and grandeur of the Arctic. During the approach to Ilulissat, the town seemingly pops up in the middle of nowhere. The coloured houses vie for attention among the snow-covered peaks and as the aircraft lands, you can look forward to the next few days full of ice, autumn colours, and sled dog – combined with cultural highlights from a very traditional, Greenlandic town.

Information meeting upon arrival
You will be picked up at the airport and driven to your hotel. Here you will meet a guide from our local tour office, who will arrange an info meeting to tell you about the town, the area and places to eat. You can book excursions at the meeting, or you can confirm the excursions you have already booked from home.

At night, you will have a lovely welcome dinner in the hotel’s amazing restaurant (drinks not included).

Disko Bay is one of Greenland’s most popular tourist destinations. People are attracted by the ice and the many cultural attractions and the fascinating mix of traditional lifestyle and modern urban life.

The excursion options are numerous in and around Ilulissat, and the information meeting may well inspire you to go on one – or perhaps you want to enjoy the amazing view across the Disko Bay and let time freeze.

Today, you are free to do as you please, and the options are plentiful. Do not miss out on a trip to the sewing workshop where souvenirs are made from sealskin, or to the craft shops selling artifacts made from teeth and bone.

Another day filled with possibilities. Day at leisure.

Spend the last day in Ilulissat experiencing the atmosphere and life in the town. Step back in the footsteps of history and learn about the rich history at the museum that was Knud Rasmussen’s place of birth. Fishermen and hunters at the open market give you an idea of the exciting Greenlandic food products – it does not get any fresher than this.

The sight of all the fresh produce has probably made your belly rumble! At the restaurants in Ilulissat, you can try local specialties such as Greenlandic sushi, deep-fried “ammassats” (small fish), whale and seal, and the cafés offer freshly-baked cakes. All your senses will get a work-out on this trip!

And you will never get tired of looking out across the Ice Fjord.

Enjoy one final view of Ilulissat’s Ice Fjord and the captivating icebergs, as the small aircraft take you back to Kangerlussuaq and onwards to Copenhagen where you will arrive in the evening.

Inclusions
  • Return flight Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq
  • Return flight Kangerlussuaq – Ilulissat
  • Transfers
  • 2 nights at Polar Lodge (shared facilities)
  • 5 nights at Hotel Arctic (private bath/toilet)
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome dinner at Hotel Arctic (drinks are not included)
  • Food and beverages onboard the Air Greenland flight Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq
  • Sightseeing in Kangerlussuaq, about two hours with local English-speaking guides
  • Information meetings in both towns upon arrival with local English-speaking guides
  • Towels and bed linen at hotels and hostels
  • All flight/transportation taxes and fees known to Greenland Travel at the time of publishing
Exclusions

  • Lunch and dinner
  • Travel Insurance
  • Excursions

Notes

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

Trip Highlights

8 days around Kangerlussuaq and Ilulissat

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29 Nov, 2022

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