4 Day Tour Winter in Ilulissat – Greenland
Ilulissat in Greenland is on Unesco Heritage list. A unique winter paradise with icebergs and Northern Lights dancing in the sky. Go dogsledding and 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
- Dog sledge
- 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 you can participate in the short snowshoe walk (optional, surcharge).
During winter, it can be challenging to explore the unique UNESCO world heritage area in Ilulissat because of the snow-filled landscape. However, a local guide and snowshoes makes it easier.
No previous experience is required and everybody can learn how to move safely on the winter terrain wearing snowshoes.
The tour follows the yellow trail from the power plant and there is enough time to enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the Sermermiut valley, the floating icebergs and Disko Bay.
Day 2 :
Dog sledge tour to Nalluarsuk (5 hrs).
We start with a short introductory instruction regarding the dogs, how to seat on the sledge and what to do. The trail will take you across a varied terrain so that you can experience just exactly how capable the sledge and the dogs are.
Nalluarsuk is a small fiord next to Kangia – Ilulissat ice fiord and has safe ice most of the winter. We go over Big Akinnaq until we reach the viewpoint at Nalluarsuk, where you can see all the way to the big glacier. Afterwards, we go down on the ice and take the sledge ride among the icebergs.
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 Iceland.
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
Departures: Mid-February – Mid-April
Price per person in double room : EUR 2.715
Single supplement per night from: EUR 290
Extra night per person from: EUR 150
* Flights Reykjavík-Ilulissat-Reykjavík
* Airport taxes
* Airport-hotel-airport transfers in Greenland
* 3 nights in standard double/twin rooms with private facilities, with breakfast
* 1 dogsledge tour (5 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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