From  £3775
per person
Tour Highlights
  • See the impressive Russell glacier - a wall of ice
  • Stay in the world’s most northerly 4-star hotel
  • Take to the sea and go searching for breaching humpbacks
  • See gigantic icebergs floating around Ilulissat's fjords and bays
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Ice Cap & Icebergs

8 Day Tour, from £3775 per person

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. 

Tour Itinerary

Greenland's Ice Cap

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.

Hotel Kangerlussuaq

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) 

Hotel Arctic
Icebergs in Ilulissat Fjord

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)

Hotel Arctic
Whales in Greenland

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)

Hotel Arctic
Eqi Glacier

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)

Hotel Arctic
View of icebergs from Ilulissat

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)

Hotel Arctic
View of Oqaatsut

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)

Hotel Arctic
View of iceberg from Ilulissat

Today transfer to the airport for the flight back to Copenhagen via Kangerlussuaq. (B)

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £3775 per person
(Single person supplement + £850)

Price Includes

  • Return international flights from Denmark to Greenland 
  • All airport taxes
  • Accommodation in two/three-star Hotel Kangerlussuaq with breakfast
  • Accommodation in four-star Hotel Arctic with breakfast
  • Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All transfers and transportation as specified
  • Excursion - 5-hour Greenland Ice Cap 
  • Excursion - 2-hour walking tour of Ilulissat 
  • Excursion - 2-hour Walk to Sermermiut Settlement
  • Excursion - 2.5-hour Iceberg Sightseeing Boat Trip
  • Excursion - 3.5-hour Whale Watching Trip
  • Excursion - 6-12 hour Cruise to Eqi Glacier

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Optional excursions

Price Notes

This trip departs every Friday from 24 May 24 to 9 Sep 24 

Due to flight times from Copenhagen to Greenland - 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, Kangerlussuaq
  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 Kangerlussuaq
Hotel Kangerlussuaq
Hotel Kangerlussuaq Hotel Kangerlussuaq is centrally located in Greenland's only inland settlement, offering a mixture of en suite double/twin rooms and a variety of suites and family rooms. The......

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