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3 days / 2 nights
Availability : June - August
Reykjavik domestic airport
Ilulissat
TOUR DETAILS FOR SUMMER 2020

This is a 3-day tour package to West Greenland from/to Iceland and includes 4 guided excursions. Visit a UNESCO world heritage site. Take a trip to the Arctic and experience untouched wilderness and exciting traditional Inuit culture. Located on the west coast of Greenland, 300 kilometres above the Arctic Circle, the famous Ilulissat Icefiord is filled with icebergs from “Sermeq Kujalleq” which is the most producing glacier in the northern hemisphere. Ilulissat town is an exciting mix of Inuit culture, modern life and thousands of sledge dogs pulsing under the magical light of the midnight sun.

Departure & Return Location

Reykjavik domestic airport

Departure Time

Before noon

Departure Days

  • June
  • July
  • August
  • Tue, Wed, Thu
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat

Price for summer 2020

EUR 2.790 per person (double/twin room)
EUR 160 for single room supplement (mandatory when in a single room)

Please note that flight supplement might apply depending on flight availability.
GJ Travel does not offer twin share with other solo travellers.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Price Includes
• Return flight Reykjavik-Ilulissat-Reykjavik, including airport taxes
• Hotel/airport transfer in Greenland
• 2 nights in 4-star Hotel Arctic, Ilulissat, in a standard (Puisi) room with shower/wc
• Daily breakfast, welcome & farewell dinner at Hotel Arctic, 1x lunch
• Welcome meeting with a local guide at the hotel
• 1-2 hours guided city walk Ilulissat
• 3 hours sunset cruise, sailing among icebergs, incl. refreshments
• 8 hours boat trip to Eqi glacier & hunters village of Rodebay, incl. lunch
• 3 hours hike to old Sermermiut settlement at the Icefiord, incl. refreshments
• All taxes and fees

Price Excludes
• Airport transfers in Reykjavík
• Any private expenses
• Any additional services
• Single supplement (mandatory when in a single room)
• Travel Insurance (recommended)
• Flight supplement (if any)

Important: Trips to Greenland are always subject to weather, fog and ice conditions. Therefore the sequence of the day tours and excursions in Greenland is subject to change or if needed an alternative excursion will be operated if available. Delays and flight cancellations between Iceland and Greenland can happen. Therefore we strongly recommend you to buy travel insurance in the country of residence that would cover any additional travel expenses, should your flights be delayed or cancelled due to weather. We recommend not to book any international flight directly after a trip from Greenland; ideally staying minimum two nights in Iceland after the Greenland trip to avoid the risk of missing an international flight.

Cancellation & payment policies

Itinerary

This is a 3-day tour package to West Greenland that includes round trip flight from Reykjavik-Ilulissat, welcome meeting at Hotel Arctic, city tour Ilulissat, midnight sailing cruise, full day Eqi glacier tour & Rodebay hunters village, guided walk to Icefiord & Sermermiut Inuit settlement and two nights accommodation at Hotel Arctic with breakfast and dinner. Perfect Greenland extension program for your trip to Iceland.

  • Ilulissat city walk
  • Sunset cruise at Ilulissat Icefiord
  • Eqi - the calving glacier
  • Rodebay - the hunters village
  • Sermermiut - Inuit settlement
  • Floating icebergs

Day 1Arrival in Greenland, Ilulissat city walk & Icefiord sunset cruise

A 3-hour flight from Reykjavik domestic airport (not Keflavik) to Ilulissat. Transfer to 4-star Hotel Arctic. After the welcome meeting with your local guide enjoy a guided city walk of Ilulissat, and afterwards, you have some time to explore the town, visit the local museum and observe Greenlandic life at the always busy harbour. Welcome dinner (2-course) is included at Hotel Arctic.

Around 22:00, we depart for a sunset cruise to the famous Ilulissat Icefiord that is the world’s largest ice sculpture park. The experience is overwhelming; lights and colours constantly change. Enjoy a late drink on “the real rocks”. Tour duration: about 3 hours. Dress warmly.

(Note: The season for midnight sun is approx. May 22-Jul 24. Outside this season the excursion is operated as an evening cruise with the beautiful sunset reflecting over the icebergs).

Accommodation: Hotel Arctic, in a standard (Puisi) room with shower/wc
Meals included: Welcome dinner

Day 2 Boat trip to Eqi - the calving glacier & Rodebay - hunter's village

Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure for the one-day boat trip to Eqi – the calving glacier. The Eqi glacier runs into the fjord 80 km north of Ilulissat and is one of the most beautiful places in Greenland. It is possible to get very close to the 5-km wide glacier front and experience huge pieces of ice breaking off. The sound of an active calving glacier is quite remarkable, while the sight of icebergs toppling into the water is breathtaking. Afterwards, we continue to the small settlement of Oqaatsut/Rodebay. The local population of about 40 people is dependent on fishing and hunting; you experience an entirely different world compared to the nearby town of Ilulissat. Guided walk through the village before enjoying a local meal at the old trading station. For hundreds of years, Oqaatsut/Rodebay was a stopover place for Dutch whalers, who dragged the huge whales onto land here in the old village. The village, which lies in a beautiful natural setting just 15 km north of Ilulissat, has its school, church, shop and a single restaurant “H8”, which serves excellent meals in the old colonial building. Tour duration: about 7-8 hours.

Accommodation: Hotel Arctic, in a standard (Puisi) room with shower/wc
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & farewell dinner.

Day 3Inuit settlement at the Ilulissat Icefiord & return to Iceland

Breakfast at the hotel. By bus as far as the road goes. Guided walking tour to the old Inuit settlement Sermermiut located on the famous Ilulissat Icefiord that was inscribed on the UNESCO’s world heritage list in 2004. The ancient settlement of Sermermiut, 1.5 km south of the town, is surrounded by Ilulissat’s beautiful icebergs. Various Inuit cultures have lived here over the past 4,000 years, and you can still see remains from ancient times. Learn about local history and customs before Europeans arrived. See plots settled for thousands of year and admire the views across the majestic icebergs. Please wear proper boots or hiking boots.
The hiking distance is about 3 km (1,9 mls) round-trip; hiking time is about 1 hour. Terrain: mainly track bridge and a bit of uneven nature and rocky trail. Tour duration: about 3 hours.
Rest of the day free at leisure to hike along the Icefiord and explore the town of Ilulissat. The short Ilulissat adventure has come to an end, and you return in the afternoon by flight to Reykjavik, Iceland.

Meals included: Breakfast

Please note:  Excursion days may alter depending on weather and a minimum number of participants.

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