The Best of Ilulissat in Winter

The Best of Ilulissat in Winter

Depart:
Hosted Tour-Air from Reykjavik

5 Days/ 4 Nights

Tuesdays: February 20, 2017-March 24, 2018

When visiting Greenland, most people want to see the icebergs, and the destination to see icebergs is without a doubt Ilulissat. The arctic winter landscape opens up beneath you just before the flight lands in Ilulissat. Already before you have set foot in the small Greenlandic town, you will understand why The Ilulissat Ice Fjord is on the UNESCO world heritage list.
Price per Person:
Per person in a double room $2499
Single supplement $399

Shorter and longer tours available.
Package Includes:
Round trip economy class airfare Reykjavik-Greenland on Air Iceland
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 Reykjavik-Ilulissat
Air Iceland flight from Reykjavik (domestic Airport) to Illulissat. Upon arrival you will be met and taken to your hotel. Dinner and overnight Hotel Arctic.

Day 2 Ilulissat
This morning 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. Afternoon free 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. Overnight Hotel Arctic.

Day 5 Ilulissat
Breakfast. Free day to take one of the optional tours on offer. Dinner and overnight Hotel Arctic.

Day 6 Ilulissat-Reykjavik
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your flight from Ilulissat to Reykjavik (domestic airport). Overnight in Reykjavik can be added if needed.

Additional nights in Ilulissat available

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

Pre and/or port tour nights in Reykjavik available.

Optional Excursions-Must be prebooked.

The Icebergs of Sermermiut-DKK 425 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 1400 per person including lunch-6 hour tour-By boat to the small settlement of Rodebay (Oqaatsut), which is only accessible by boat or dog sledge. The settlement has approx. 40 inhabitants who are entirely dependent on fishing and hunting, a very different world than the nearby town of Ilulissat. Lunch (included) and time to stroll around in the village before returning to Ilulissat. This tour only operates when there is open water. Polar suit included.

Iceberg Cruise-DKK 750 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. Polar suit included.

Greenland's Hunters Settlement-DKK 1400 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). Polar suit included.

2 hour Dog Sledge Adventure-DKK 1200 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. Polar suit included.

5 hour Dog Sledge Adventure-DKK 2400 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. Lunch Included.

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.

Snow shoe expedition-2 hour tour-800 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-800 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 1750 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.



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