The Best of Ilulissat in Winter

The Best of Ilulissat in Winter

Depart:
Hosted Tour-Air from Reykjavik

5 Days/ 4 Nights

Tuesdays: February 19, 2017-April 9, 2019

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 $2799
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.

3 hour Snowmobile Adventure-DKK 1900 per person 2 passengers per snowmoblile-3 hour tour-Be an arctic adventurer and ride the old trail mail track by snowmobile. On the way cross the frozen terrain in search for breathtaking views. If possible cross the frozen sea to reach Oqaatsut for a refreshment break before you ride back to Ilulissat taking a different route to explore the back country. No previous experience is required. Polar suit included. Min 2 passengers.

Fur clothes rental-DKK 100 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 are possible to rent.

Snow shoe expedition-5 hour tour-1250 DKK per person-Enjoy a 5-hour snowshoe walk with an experienced local guide following the Yellow Trail to enjoy the panorama 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 snowshoes.

Northern Light Snow Shoe Walk-2 hour tour-850 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.

Home Visit-1.5 hour tour-DKK 325 per person-Visit a local family for a 'Kaffemik'- the Greenlandic name for a sociable get-together where hot drinks and cake is served whilst exchanging news about your friends and family. Your guide will be there to help with translations. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about Arctic family life and how to survive the winter months in Ilulissat.

Dog Sledge Adventure-2 hours-2 passengers per sledge-DKK 1650 per person- Leave the civilized world and enter the arctic wonderland of ice and snow covered scenery and travel back in time into the world of the old polar explorers. Only operated when there is snow - expected to run from early/mid December to late March. Polar suit included. You have to be in fairly good physical shape to join this dog sledge tour.



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