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 by bus as far as the road goes and then enjoy a guided walk along the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ilulissat Ice Fjord to Sermermiut where you be able to see the traces on ancient Inuit settlements. Sermermiut is a valley next to the ice fjord where inland you will see beautiful Arctic flowers and out to sea magnificent icebergs. The trip will take about 3 hours.
Our travel specialists can give you advice and their own suggestions on the array of day trips in Ilulissat if you wish to do something else, something extra or just spend the day under your own steam. (B,D)
Free day in Ilulissat to explore at leisure or take optional excursions - just ask your Regent Specialist for suggestions - before heading out on the ice fjord for a stunning sunset cruise. The gigantic icebergs take on a whole different complexion when reflecting in the warm red colours of the setting sun. Cruise between the icebergs and enjoy a late drink whilst marvelling at this incredible view. You will be accompanied by a guide and light refreshments will be provided. (B,D)
The morning is at leisure. After lunch, transfer by boat back to Ilulissat. On arrival transfer to Hotel Arctic. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B,L)
Free day in Ilulissat to explore at leisure, relax at the hotel watching the icebergs float by, or arrange another excursions - just ask your Regent Specialist for suggestions. (B)
Transfer to Ilulissat airport for the Air Iceland flight back to Reykjavik. (B)
This holiday is available on Saturdays from 15th June to 31st August