Explore one of Greenland's summer bestsellers and embark on an unforgettable eight-day tour, immersing yourself in the magic of the midnight sun. Encounter the Greenland Ice Sheet and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilulissat Ice Fjord, home to colossal icebergs.
Experience Arctic life harmoniously intertwined with nature's rhythms as you traverse rugged tundra landscapes inhabited by wild musk oxen and reindeer. Expert local guides in Kangerlussuaq and Ilulissat ensure an exceptional stay in this awe-inspiring country. For an added adventure, opt to stay at Glacier Lodge Eqi, boasting unparalleled views of the Eqip Sermia Glacier and icebergs forming in the fjord beneath the midnight sun - speak to us about adding this to your Greenland holiday.
Fly with Air Greenland from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq. On arrival take a short walk to Hotel Kangerlussuaq and check in an overnight stay. This afternoon head out on an excursion to Greenland's Ice Cap.
The Ice Cap in Greenland stretches 2,400km from north to south and is over 1,100km wide. The Ice Cap covers 80% of Greenland with the highest point being 3,238 metres above sea level and the thickest part of the sheet more than 3,500 metres. The easiest way to see the Greenland Ice Cap is from Kangerlussuaq, driving through arctic landscapes, past glacial lakes and wild tundra to reach this incredible vast ocean of undulating ice glinting blue and turquoise in the summer sun. In the evening perhaps head up to Roklubben for an evening meal by Lake Fergusson.
Fly with Air Greenland to Ilulissat, on arrival transfer to the Hotel Arctic and check in for 6 nights. Today enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the cultural and historic highlights of Ilulissat. Begin at the historical Hotel Hvide Falk and pass the Zion Church, the local fish market, the museums (entry not included), the harbour and different great viewpoints along the way. Hear about the origin of Ilulissat and how the city has developed over the years. Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel's restaurant (drinks not included). (B,D)
Beautiful icebergs are the setting for the old settlement Sermermiut, located one and a half kilometres south of Ilulissat. Walk along a wooden walkway and see turf hut ruins and listen to the guide’s stories about Inuit people’s life and traditions before the Europeans came to Greenland. In the afternoon take a boat trip out and sail among the giant icebergs at the end of the fjord – a must for any visitor to Ilulissat. (B)
In Greenlandic waters you can see around 15 whale species. Three of these are in Greenland during winter months; the beluga whale, narwhal and Greenland whale. In the summer it is usually the humpback whale, minke whale and the fin whale that you can spot. The whales swim in the Disko Bay, or sometimes close to the city, in the ice fjord or up north at Arveprinsens Ejland. On this excursion the operators are in constant radio contact with the city's fishermen and hunters, so they almost always find them. There is the possibility to add a Kayaking Experience to this day - please speak to our Greenland Travel Specialists. (B)
Today enjoy a boat trip out to see the breathtaking beauty of Greenland's Eqi Glacier, located 80 kilometres north of Ilulissat. Experience the awe-inspiring spectacle of enormous ice pieces breaking off into the fjord, accompanied by thunderous sounds and astonishing sights. Board modern, ice-safe boats for a thrilling two-hour journey right in front of the glacier, eagerly anticipating mesmerising calving events. The boat trip duration to and from Eqi Glacier varies depending on the boat type, ranging from two to five hours each way. It includes a packed lunch. Following the glacier encounter, the journey docks at Port Victor around mid afternoon, where some passengers disembark while others embark. The return voyage to Ilulissat completes this unforgettable adventure amidst Greenland's majestic icy landscape. For an added adventure, opt to stay at Glacier Lodge Eqi, boasting unparalleled views of the Eqip Sermia Glacier and icebergs forming in the fjord beneath the midnight sun - speak to us about adding this to your Greenland holiday. (B,L)
Free day to relax or explore Ilulissat further. Perhaps book additional excursions such as a visit to see sled dogs, or other settlements such as Ilimanaq. (B)
Free day to relax or explore Ilulissat further. Perhaps book additional excursions such as a cruise to the settlement of Oqaatsut. Here, learn about everyday life in a tiny settlement, the local community, and Oqaatsut’s heritage as a former Dutch whaling station. (B)
Today transfer to the airport for the flight back to Copenhagen via Kangerlussuaq. (B)
This trip departs every Friday from 24 May 24 to 9 Sep 24
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.