Ilulissat is the best known town in Greenland and is beautifully situated besides one of the most productive glaciers in the world, at the mouth of a 40 kilometre ice-fjord filled with gigantic icebergs as tall as skyscrapers with only one tenth of their volume visible above the water. Stay at the modern 4-star Hotel Arctic located on the outskirts of town which offers outstanding views of the icebergs in the bay.
Combine stays in Ilulissat with two nights at the fabulous Glacier Lodge Eqi. Eqi glacier is the only glacier in the Ilulissat area where it is possible to experience glacier calving: stay in a cabin and awake to the sound of icebergs crashing into the sea. There are 10 huts at Glacier Lodge Eqi, all with outstanding views of the Eqi glacier. Stays here are on a full board basis and there are a number of local hikes possible from the Glacier Lodge to the lagoon, the moraine and the glacier itself.
Travel to the end of the road and enjoy a guided walk along the shore of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ilulissat Ice Fjord to Sermermiut. Along the path you can see traces of ancient Inuit settlements. Sermermiut valley runs along side the fjord so on one side you have beautiful Arctic flowers and on the other magnificent icebergs. The trip takes around 3 hours before returning to Ilulissat. (B,D)
Free day in Ilulissat to explore at leisure or take optional excursions - just ask your Regent Specialist for suggestions - before setting out by boat on to the ice fjord for a stunning sunset cruise. In the warm colours of the setting sun the icebergs take on a wholly different complexion. Cruise between the icebergs whilst enjoying a late drink and marvelling at this incredible view. (B)
This holiday is available from 18 June to 07 September