The Town of Icebergs in Winter

The Town of Icebergs in Winter

Depart:
From Copenhagen-Mondays-Thursdays-Fridays-November 2, 2016-March 21, 2017

Hosted Tour-Air from Copenhagen

5 Days/4 Nights

When visiting Greenland, most people want to visit the Icebergs and the destination to see them is Ilulissat. You will stay at the first class Hotel Arctic offering a view to the Disko Bay with gigantic icebergs and experience daily life in a modern town located south of the Polar Circle. The domestic flight from Kangerlussuaq to Ilulissat is a true excursion where the arrival and departure in low altitude over the amazing ice fjord is an experience of a lifetime. You will surely understand why The Ilulissat Ice Fjord is on the UNESCO world heritage list.
Price per Person:
In a double room $2599
Single supplement $399
Package Includes:
Round trip economy class airfare Copenhagen-Greenland on Air Greenland
4 nights at the first class Hotel Arctic, in Ilulissat with private facilities
Breakfast daily
City walk of Ilulissat
2 dinners at Hotel Arctic-drinks not included
All transfers in Greenland
Hotel taxes and service charges
Itinerary
Day 1 Illulissat
Air Greenland flight from Copenhagen to Illulissat via Kangerlussuaq. Upon arrival you will be met and taken to your hotel. This afternoon you will enjoy a city walk of Illulissat. During the walk through town your guide will tell about the history of Ilulissat.You will visit the old part of town and see the buildings from the very start of the Danish trading station, the busy fishing harbor, the old Zion church and the museum. Dinner and overnight Hotel Arctic.

Day 2 Ilulissat.
Breakfast. Free day to take one of the optional tours on offer. Overnight Hotel Arctic.

Day 3 Ilulissat.
Breakfast. Free day to take one of the optional tours on offer. Overnight Hotel Arctic.

Day 4 Ilulissat
Breakfast. Free day to take one of the optional tours on offer. Dinner and overnight Hotel Arctic.

Day 5 Illulissat-Copenhagen
This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to Copenhagen via Kangerlussuaq. Depart 12.50pm and arrive 9.10pm. Hotel nights in Copenhagen can be added if needed.

Additional nights in Ilulissat available.

Pre and/or post tour nights in Copenhagen available.

Supplement for superior room at the Hotel Arctic $199 per person

Optional Excursions-Must be prebooked.

The Icebergs of Sermermiut-DKK 350 per person including snack-2-3 hours per person-By car as far as the road goes followed by an easy hike to a viewpoint from where the magnificent icebergs at the mouth of the Ice Fjord can be seen.

Hunters Settlement- DKK 2200 per person including lunch-6 hour tour-By boat to the small settlement Rodebay (Oqaitsut), which is only accessible by boat or dog sledge. The settlement has about 40 inhabitants who are entirely dependent on fishing and hunting - a quite different world compared to the nearby town of Ilulissat. Lunch at a local restaurant and time to stroll around in the village before returning to Ilulissat.(In some periods, when restaurant is closed, packed lunch from the hotel)-Operated by boat when open water, expected to be until late November and from mid March, but might also be all winter. When the fjord is frozen the village is only accessible by dog sledge: Please see full day excursion by dog sledge.

Iceberg Cruise-DKK 550 per person including snack-2.5 hour cruise-Ilulissat is world famous for its icebergs and a cruise provides the perfect opportunity to get close to these gigantic sculptures created by nature-Only operated when open water. Expected to be until late November and from mid March, but might also be all winter.

Greenland's Hunters Settlement-DKK 2200 per person including lunch-6 hour tour-By boat to the small settlement of Ilimanaq, which is situated just south of the Kangia Ice Fjord. Ilimanaq has a population of about 80 persons mainly dependent on fishing and hunting. A completely different world compared to the town of Ilulissat. Upon arrival in Ilimanaq guided tour of the settlement before enjoying our lunch with a local family.(In some periods packed lunch from the hotel).

2 hour Dog Sledge Adventure-DKK 900 per person on own sledge-2 hour tour-To leave the civilized world and enter the Arctic Wonderland of low passes, ice covered fjords where icebergs raise like sculptures is like traveling back in time into the world of the old polar explorers - all you hear is the sound of the sledge moving over the ice and the shouts of encouragement your driver makes to control his dogs. The route will depend on actual snow and ice conditions. This tour can also be taken with 2 people on same sledge for DKK 650 per person.You have to be in good physical shape to join a dog sledge tour.

5 hour Dog Sledge Adventure-DKK 2200 per person on own sledge including lunch and fur clothes and boot rental-5 hour tour-To leave the civilized world and enter the Arctic Wonderland of low passes, ice covered fjords where icebergs raise like sculptures is like traveling back in time into the world of the old polar explorers - all you hear is the sound of the sledge moving over the ice and the shouts of encouragement your driver makes to control his dogs. The route will be in the mountains and fjords close to Ilulissat and will depend on actual snow and ice conditions. You have to be in good physical shape to join a dog sledge tour. 2 persons on one sledge is not available on full day tours.

Fur clothes and boots rental-DKK 300 per person per day- For special cold days and for dog sledge tours. The outside temperature might drop to minus 25 degrees Celsius - a cold but also unique experience! Luckily genuine Greenlandic seal skin Anorak and trousers as well as polar boots are possible to rent.

Ice Fjord Photo Sightseeing-35 minute tour-1795 DKK per person-AirZafari Greenland present an entirely new service in Ilulissat, sightseeing flights and photo safari in a 5-seat quiet and comfortable aircraft. This unforgettable shorter tour offers a flight in low altitude to the outer area of Ilulissat town and the underwater moraine at the mouth of Ilulissat Ice Fjord, where huge icebergs are stranded while waiting to get out further into Disko Bay. Window seats are guaranteed for the best photo opportunity and every passenger is provided with an Active Noise Reduction Headset.

Deluxe Flight Over Ilulissat Ice Fjord-1 hour tour-2695 DKK per person-AirZafari Greenland present an entirely new service in Ilulissat, sightseeing flights and photo safari in a 5-seat quiet and comfortable aircraft. We fly in low altitude to the very end of Ilulissat Ice Fjord. After cruising above the glacier front and getting as close to it as safety allows head towards the underwater moraine in front of Ilulissat, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of huge icebergs and sky-blue lakes on the top of them. Window seats are guaranteed for the best photo opportunity and every passenger is provided with an Active Noise Reduction Headset. Operating from February 2015.

Master Explorer Flight-95 minute tour-4695 DKK per person-AirZafari Greenland present an entirely new service in Ilulissat, sightseeing flights and photo safari in a 5-seat quiet and comfortable aircraft. Fly in low altitude to the calving Glacier of Eqi, passing the very end of Ilulissat Ice Fjord. After cruising above the glacier front and getting as close to it as safety allows head towards the underwater moraine in front of Ilulissat, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of huge icebergs and sky-blue lakes on the top of them. Window seats are guaranteed for the best photo opportunity and every passenger is provided with an Active Noise Reduction Headset.

Snow shoe expedition-2 hour tour-600 DKK per person-Do you want to enjoy the most exclusive views of the Kangia and its gigantic famous icebergs stocked in the sea? Enjoy a comfortable and safe 2-hour snowshoe walk with an experienced local guide following the trail from the power plant around the point to enjoy the panoramic view of the Sermermiut Valley, the icebergs and the Disko Bay. No previous experience is required, and everybody can learn how to move safely into the winter terrain with the snowshoes.

Northern Light Snow Shoe Walk-2 hour tour-600 DKK per person-Experience the amazing Northern Light on this guided snow shoe walk. Provided with a headlight you will walk safely into the landscape. No previous experience is required, and everybody can learn how to move in the dark with the snowshoes and a headlight. Your guide will tell you about this natural phenomenon and the Inuits legends and traditions. Light refreshments included.

Northern Lights Night Rider-2 hour tour-DKK 1300 per person-This is a REAL Arctic Adventure. Experience the arctic sunset and enjoy breathtaking views driving on snow scooters into the wilderness to watch the Northern Lights.No previous experience is required. You will be provided the equipment and taught to ride completely safely with your experienced guide into the dark. Light refreshments included.



NEWS

news

Continental Journeys now offers a free subsription newsletter featuring the latest in travel news and offers to travelers, travel professionals, and media.

Click here to sign up, and start receiving our latest exciting specials directly in your email box.

Subscribe