4 Day Tour Winter in Ilulissat – Greenland
Ilulissat in Greenland is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. A unique winter paradise with icebergs and Northern Lights dancing in the sky. Go dogsledding and enjoy other fun winter activities that you will never forget with beautiful memories from Ilulissat in the Disco Bay area.
- Ilulissat town
- Views of icebergs and winter landscapes
- Sled dogs
- Northern Lights
Check-in at Reykjavik domestic airport for the flight to Ilulissat is at least 1½ hour prior to departure. Flight duration of approx. 3 hrs 15 min. Upon arrival at Ilulissat airport transfer to your hotel where you stay for 3 nights.
In the afternoon join a guided Cultural City walk of Ilulissat (approx. 2 hours) to get the most out of your stay in Ilulissat.
The tour guide will give you a short introduction to Ilulissat its history and culture as well as some of the meeting points, great places to dine or find local art and souvenirs. During the cultural city walk, where you will see the most important sites of this charming little colorful town located next to the UNESCO Ilulissat Icefjord.
Possibility for additional optional Northern lights tour in the evening.
DAY 2 :
Dog sledge tour (2 hrs).
The dog sledge is one of the strongest icons of Greenland. An Inuit tradition, dating 2000 years back in time! You will not find many other means of transportation, which has survived for so long without any changes. The basic principle is still the same as in the Viking age; some dogs tied to a simple construction of wood. The experience cannot
be explained – you have to try it.
Ilulissat is the biggest sledge district in Greenland and offers many great dog sledge experiences. The sledge dog driver may take you towards “Brede bugt” where you can enjoy the view of the Disko Bay. He might even take you onto the sea ice if this is thick enough. Another route goes into the hinterland, towards a viewpoint of the Icefjord, but before getting there, you have to go over “little Akinnaq” a hill top, that is not really that small. This only makes it more fun, when you have to go down it again!
Arctic jacket, trousers and boots can be rented for the tour if needed.
It is not guaranteed that the sledge driver will speak English. However, with good body and sign language, it is easy to communicate with each other.
DAY 3 :
Free time to explore Ilulissat on your own or possibility for an optional tour, such as another dogsledge ride, boat tour among the icebergs or a hike to the nearby settlement.
DAY 4 :
Free morning in Ilulissat and a chance for one last look around the town before you are transported to the airport. Departure to Reykjavík, arriving to Iceland early evening.
* Similar itinerary will apply for departures Tuesday-Saturday, with one additional night in Ilulissat and another free day with the possibility for an optional tour.
Dates and prices
March – mid-April: Saturdays and Tuesdays*
*Please note: If booking Tuesday departure, you will need to add 1 night!
Additional night in double room: EUR 115 per person
Price per person: EUR 2.230
Single room supplement: EUR 230
Please note: no departures in 2021 as passenger flights from Reykjavik are not operated this year.
Package price includes:
- Flights Reykjavík-Ilulissat-Reykjavík
- Airport taxes
- Airport-hotel-airport transfers in Greenland
- 3 nights in standard double/twin rooms with private facilities, with breakfast
- Cultural City walk of Ilulissat
- 1 dogsledge tour (2 hrs), incl. coffee/tea
Good to know
Ilulissat has about 3500 sled dogs, which underlines the importance of the dogsled as means of transportation even in a large modern town.
The Ilulissat Icefjord was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the glacier is the most productive glacier in the Northern Hemisphere.
Bring warm clothes and good warm hiking shoes.
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