Northern Lights in Ilulissat
4 Day Tour, from £1385 per person
Stay in Ilulissat during winter to see icebergs and the Northern Lights! Located in the heart of Greenland's spectacular Disko Bay, Ilulissat is known as the 'Town of Icebergs'. The Ilulissat Ice Fjord is filled with gigantic icebergs produced by one of the most productive glaciers in the world. With ear splitting roars they are constantly calving and creating giant waves as they crash into the sea. As Ilulissat is 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle - the chances of seeing the Northern Lights are excellent.
Fly from Reykjavik Domestic Airport with Air Iceland to Ilulissat. On arrival meet local guide and transfer to Hotel Arctic. Welcome meeting and guided walking tour of Ilulissat. As you walk through the town learn about the history of Ilulissat and visit the old part of town and see the buildings from the very start of the Danish Trading Station as well as the busy fishing harbour. (D)
Free day to explore Ilulissat or book local excursions. Why not spend the morning with a local family in a traditional Greenlandic home. Enjoy a coffee-mik with your hosts - a cup of coffee which by tradition is served to all visitors. Learn about what it's like to live in the least densely populated country in the world.
There are around 3500 sledge dogs in Ilulissat which are still used for both work and fun every winter. Why not visit a husky farm and join in with the feeding of a dog team and see demonstrations of the sledge and harness. (B)
Free day to explore Ilulissat or book an optional fishing excursion. Sail to the fishing spot of the day, probably either near Bredebugt or at the mouth of the Ilulissat Ice Fiord. Fish for cod, halibut, redfish and catfish, while enjoying the stunning surroundings. (B,D)
Transfer back to the airport for noon Air Iceland flight to Reykjavik. (B)
4 day tour, from £1385 per person
- Return flights in economy class with Air Iceland from Reykjavik Airport
- All airport taxes
- 3 nights accommodation in 4-star Hotel Arctic
- Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Return airport transfers
- Guided walking tour of Ilulissat
- Additional excursions - please contact us for details
- Upgrade to superior seaview room from £58 per room per night
This holiday is available on Saturdays from 20 Feb to 23 Apr 2016
Tour Route Map
- Iceland, Reykjavik
- Greenland, Ilulissat
- Iceland, Reykjavik
Hotel Arctic Hotel Arctic is the world’s most northerly 4 star hotel, located right on the edge of the Ilulissat Ice Fjord - a wonder of the world which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List....
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