From  £3095
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Experience one of the world’s northernmost capitals - Nuuk
  • Enjoy an authentic dog sledding trip
  • Stay in the Town of Icebergs, Ilulissat
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Site Ilulissat Ice Fjord
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Greenland Winter Wonders: Nuuk to Ilulissat

8 Day Tour, from £3095 per person

Discover the ultimate winter adventure with our eight-day tour of Greenland's stunning landscapes. Begin in the vibrant capital of Nuuk, where modern city life meets rich cultural heritage. Fly to Ilulissat for breathtaking views of colossal icebergs, thrilling dog sled rides, and serene hikes through historic settlements.

Experience the magic of the northern lights on a boat tour and perhaps spend a night in an authentic igloo on an optional excursion. This unforgettable journey combines natural wonders with traditional Inuit culture, offering a truly unique and immersive Arctic experience.

Tour Itinerary

View of historic harbour in Nuuk

Fly from Copenhagen direct to Nuuk with Air Greenland. On arrival transfer to the Hotel Hans Egede Express and check in for a two-night stay. Attend a welcome meeting and head out on boat trip through the Nuuk Fjord, the second largest fjord system in the world, offering stunning views of rugged mountains towering above the sea. As you sail past Nuuk, you'll gain a new perspective on the city's size. Along the way, admire beautiful icebergs and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. Keep an eye out for wildlife as the boat approaches Sermitsiaq, one of Nuuk’s most famous landmarks.

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Colourful houses in Nuuk

Today, enjoy a two-hour walking tour of Nuuk including a visit to the Greenland National Museum to see artifacts from various time periods. Pass by historic sites such as Hans Egede’s house and wooden church of Our Saviour. Visit the traditional market at ‘Kalaaliaraq’ selling locally caught fish and other goods. Finish the tour at Greenland’s government buildings and the Cultural Centre Katuaq. In the evening, embark on a northern lights boat tour for a unique perspective of seeing the northern lights from the water. Sail towards Akia, away from city lights, for optimal viewing conditions. Keep in mind that northern lights sightings are dependent on clear, dark skies. (B)

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View over Ilulissat

Today fly north to Ilulissat on a short flight offering stunning views of Greenland's icy landscape. On approach, the town appears amidst the snow-covered peaks, with colourful houses standing out against the stark backdrop. Prepare for days filled with ice, winter activities, and cultural experiences in this traditional Greenlandic town. After check in and a welcome meeting enjoy a guided tour of Ilulissat. Founded in 1741, it is the third largest town in Greenland with over 4,500 inhabitants. On this tour learn about the town’s history with stops at the church and the birthplace of the renowned Polar explorer Knud Rasmussen. (B,D)

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Greenlandic dog

This morning start your day with a gentle hike to the abandoned settlement of Sermermiut, located 1.5km south of Ilulissat. Beautiful iceberg vistas set the scene for this historic site where various Inuit cultures lived for 4,000 years. Hear stories about the indigenous people's life and traditions before European colonisation. Explore the ruins and enjoy the magnificent views of the Ice Fjord before heading back.
In the afternoon, embark on a traditional dog sled ride, a thousand-year-old Inuit tradition. Experience the thrill of riding a simply constructed wooden sled pulled by a pack of enthusiastic dogs. This excursion usually takes place on flat terrain near Ilulissat. (B)

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Boat out amongst the icebergs

Today enjoy a boat trip among the colossal icebergs of Ilulissat. Witness the daily spectacle of more than 40 million tons of ice flowing into the fjord. These floating giants, sometimes over 100m wide and tall, gather at the end of the fjord, providing a breathtaking scene as you cruise among them. This exceptional experience is a must for every visitor to Ilulissat. (B)
For another unforgettable Greenland experience – opt to spend a night in an igloo*. Enjoy an hour snowcat ride out to the hinterland of Ilulissat. Sleep in real igloos with reindeer pelts and warm winter sleeping bags. The lodge features five spacious igloos, each accommodating two people, and a wooden cabin for meals and bathroom facilities.
*Please note that the order of excursions will be amended as dog sledding takes place from the Igloo Lodge, please contact us for details and supplement.

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Ilulissat, Greenland

Today is free for you relax or book other excursions such as a three-hour snowshoe hike or a six-hour excursion ice-fishing in a small settlement north of Ilulissat. (B)

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Northern Lights over the Icefjord Centre

Explore the town of Ilulissat further and visit the Icefjord Centre – an impressive building inspired by a snowy owl landing on a mountain. Here, learn about the history of ice, local culture and climate change. Perhaps book other activities such as a three-hour snowmobile excursion. (B)

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The fishermens house in Ilulissat

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight back to Copenhagen. (B)

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £3095 per person
(Single person supplement + £650)

Price Includes

  • Return International Flights from Copenhagen to Greenland 
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation in three/four-star hotel as specified
  • Meals as specified (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
  • Return airport transfers
  • Excursion - Nuuk Fjord Boat Adventure (2 hours)
  • Excursion - City Walk in Nuuk (2 hours)
  • Excursion - Northern Lights Boat Tour (3 hours)
  • Excursion - City walk in Ilulissat (2 hours)
  • Excursion - Sailing at Ilulissat Ice Fjord (2½ hours)
  • Excursion - Hike to settlement of Sermermiut (2 hours)
  • Excursion - Dogsledding including rent of clothes and boots, 2 people per sled (1½ hours)

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions

Price Notes

This trip departs every Tuesday from 21 Jan 25 to 8 Apr 25 

Due to flight times from Copenhagen to Ilulissat and return - overnights are required in Copenhagen, please contact us for details and for prices from flights from the UK to Copenhagen.

Tour Route Map

  1. Greenland, Nuuk
  2. Greenland, Ilulissat

Tour Accommodation

Hotel Arctic
Hotel Arctic
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......
Hotel HHE Express
Hotel HHE Express
Hotel HHE Express Hotel HHE Express is located in the heart of Nuuk close to the shopping area and restaurants. Express rooms are cosy, where as the Pluss rooms are more spacious. Overall rooms are......

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