Winter Image of Ilulissat from Reykjavik, 4 days

Semi Escorted TourIceland and Greenland

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From $2,795 USD
February 22 - April 14, 2020
4 Days / 3 Nights

Winter Image of Ilulissat, 4-day package from Reykjavik, with a UNESCO World Heritage Site Ice Fjord, gigantic icebergs and some gorgeous sledge dogs.

Overview

Winter Image of Ilulissat, 4-day holiday package in West Greenland. Located 250 kilometers north of the Arctic circle, Ilulissat is a cozy town with a UNESCO World Heritage Site Ice Fjord, gigantic icebergs, snow-covered land and some gorgeous sledge dogs. You will have the opportunity to experience snowmobiling, snowshoe hiking, local life, dog sledging, northern lights and more. This is the perfect way to make your Arctic adventure dreams come true!

Operation

February 22 - April 14, 2020

Departure

Saturdays:
February 22, 29
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 11

Price

  • from $2,795 per person in double room
  • from $3,120 single room

Included

  • Return Air Iceland Connect flights between Reykjavik and Ilulissat
  • Transfers between Hotel Arctic and Ilulissat Airport
  • Welcome meeting at Hotel Arctic
  • 3 nights Hotel Arctic, standard with private facilities
  • Breakfast buffet daily
  • 1 x 2-course Welcome dinner, day 1
  • 1 x 3-course Farewell dinner on Day 3
  • Arctic Adventure Destination Guide in Ilulissat
  • Guided city walk of Ilulissat with Arctic Adventure Guide
  • Entrance ticket to Ilulissat Museum

Not Included

  • International airfare & Airport taxes, other than above
  • Meals other than mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Personal items / personal insurance

Tour Options

  • Upgrade to superior room at Hotel Arctic
  • Optional excursions
  • Tour also available as:
  • Winter Image of Ilulissat from Reykjavik, 5 days, from $3,045 pp in double room
  • Winter Image of Ilulissat from Copenhagen, 5 days, from $3,085 pp in double room

Day 1 REYKJAVIK - ILULISSAT (D)

Board your Air Iceland flight from Reykjavik to Ilulissat as your 4-day journey in Ilulissat begins! Upon arrival, our Arctic Adventure guide will meet you in the airport and drive you to Hotel Arctic. After check-in, there will be a welcome meeting and a guided city walk around Ilulissat. During the walk, you will see the most popular sights in town including the old part of town with its colonial buildings, the fishing harbor and more.

If you are ready to get out and explore, we recommend the Snowmobile Tour at Night. Supervised by an experienced English-speaking guide, this tour offers a chance to feel the excitement of driving a snowmobile when night falls. Remote places that you can only reach by motorized vehicles are within reach on the snowmobile tour. Please note that you have to be at least 18 years old and hold a valid driving license to join this excursion. For those who don’t meet the requirements, they can join as a passenger.

When you are back to the hotel, a 2-course gourmet dinner will be served at Hotel Arctic before you can retire to your room for a well-earned rest or stay up, in case the Northern Lights make an appearance!

Optional Activities
Snowmobile tour at night – 2.5 hours, Difficulty 3

Meal: 2-course dinner at Hotel Arctic

Accommodation Hotel Arctic, Puisi standard room

Hotel Arctic ****+

Day 2 ILULISSAT - OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS (B)

After having a hearty breakfast at the hotel, a brand-new day of adventures awaits you. Today you can choose to explore the town on your own or join some of our optional excursions.

Hiking around the UNESCO World Heritage Ice Fjord and Sermermiut. This is one of the most classic tours in Ilulissat and a ‘must-do’ for any visitor. The 2-hour trip combines natural beauty with a few historical aspects of Ilulissat. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ilulissat Ice Fjord is packed with icebergs, stuck in the frozen sea ice during the winter, creating a beautiful view that is hard to describe with words. Walking on the wooden board walk which leads to amazing viewpoints of the ice fjord, we will pass the remains of an early Inuit settlement - Sermermiut. Sermermiut is not just a ruined village where the Inuit once lived, it is also located in the mouth of the ice fjord, where you can get a closer view of the amazing ice fjord.

After the hike, you can join a traditional dog sledding tour. People say Ilulissat is home to as many as sledge dogs as the number of residents (and they are probably right). Sledge dogs are not pets! They are working animals and trusted buddies of their owners. Even though they look fluffy and cute, the wild instinct remains strong within their genes. You should always keep a safe distance with them and never approach, pet or feed them, no matter what!

If you prefer a longer hike into the Greenlandic winter wonderland, you can choose a 4-hour Snowshoe Hike to the Ice Fjord. This tour gives you the opportunity to wear snowshoes and hike around the UNESCO World Heritage Ice Fjord, an extraordinary experience!

Optional Activities
Hiking around the UNESCO Ice Fjord and Sermermiut– 2 hours, Difficulty 2
Dog Sledding in Ilulissat – 2 hours, difficulty 2
Snowshoe Hike to the Ice Fjord in Ilulissat – 4 hours, Difficulty 3

Accommodation Hotel Arctic, Puisi standard room

Included meals: Breakfast 

Hotel Arctic ****+

Day 3 ILULISSAT -  ICE FISHING (B, D)

Today you can join optional activities such as ice fishing, snowmobile tours and a night sky photo class. Alternatively, you can wander around in the city or perhaps relax at the hotel and enjoy the amazing views of the icebergs slowly floating by.

Everyone can enjoy ice fishing in Ilulissat, no matter what your experience level is. When the sea ice is thick enough, sea fishing season begins in Ilulissat. We travel with an experienced English-speaking guide to find a perfect spot to bore a hole, drop in the fishing line, and wait for a big catch. Cold weather and the snow-covered land will make the world seem tranquil and lifeless, but under the thick ice it is teeming with life and hopefully you can bring home a good catch!

This evening, you can join our Night Sky photography class and learn to take professional pictures of the mythical Northern Lights in the back country outside Ilulissat.

Tonight, a 3-course Farewell dinner is prepared to mark a happy and satisfactory ending to your adventurous winter holiday in Ilulissat.

Optional Activities
Ice Fishing in Ilulissat – 3 hours, Difficulty 2
Night Sky Photography Class (on request) – 2.5 hours, Difficulty 2

Accommodation Hotel Arctic, Puisi standard room

Included meals: Breakfast

Hotel Arctic ****+

Day 4 ILULISSAT - REYKJAVIK (B)

Breakfast at your hotel. Today its time to say goodbye to Greenland and your host-town of Ilulissat. Before your guide accompanies you to the airport, there is time to explore local life in greater detail. Come to a Kaffemik event and be part of a truly Greenlandic tradition. Over a cup of strong coffee and a piece of cake, you will hear about your hosts’ family history, their unique traditions and what life is like 280km north of the Polar Circle.

Optional Activities
Experience Local life in Ilulissat (Kaffemik) – 1.5 hours, Difficulty 1

Included meals: Breakfast

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