From  £1845
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Site Ilulissat Ice Fjord
  • Encounter everyday life north of the Polar Circle
  • Stay in the world's northernmost four-star hotel
  • Optional excursion package available to enhance your Greenland experience
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Ilulissat Aurora Break

5 Day Tour, from £1845 per person

Immerse yourself in beautiful Arctic nature on this tour. Stay in Ilulissat, home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilulissat Ice Fjord and one of the most active glaciers in the Northern Hemisphere. This summer, a new visitor centre called Ilulissat Ice Fjord will open, with a focus on sustainability. As well as regulating visitor flow to help preserve the glacier, it will educate travellers about the impact of climate change. 

Flights are from Copenhagen via Kangerlussuaq to Ilulissat. On this Northern Lights holiday to Greenland, add an excursion package (which includes four excursions as per the itinerary). 

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO ILULISSSAT
View of Ilulissat at first snow

Fly from Copenhagen to Ilulissat. On arrival, transfer to the Hotel Arctic and check in for 4 nights. Our local representative will join you for a welcome meeting. 

 

Optional Excursion: Ilulissat City Walk 
A local guide will share the history of the city, a little bit about Greenlandic culture and what modern life is like some 300 kilometres north of the  Arctic Circle. Make several stops; meet the fishermen at the harbour, the hunters at "brættet" and pass by the famous polar explorer Knud Rasmussen's birthplace. Ilulissat was founded in 1741 and today is Greenland's third largest town with over 4,500 inhabitants.

Accommodation
Hotel Arctic
DAY 2
ILULISSAT
Sermermiut hiking path

This morning, enjoy a hearty breakfast with stunning views of the town and bay. Ilulissat means "Icebergs" in Greenlandic, and it’s not difficult to see how it got its name.

 

Today, explore Ilulissat further or book both of these optional excursions. (B)

 

Optional Excursion: Walk to Sermermiut Settlement
Beautiful icebergs are the setting for the old settlement Sermermiut, located one and a half kilometres south of Ilulissat. For 4,000 years, different Inuit cultures lived in the settlement and today you can still see many remains that indicate their presence. Listen to the guide’s stories about Inuit life and traditions before the Europeans came to Greenland. Walk along a wooden walkway and see turf hut ruins and permafrost. 

Accommodation
Hotel Arctic
DAY 3
ILULISSAT
Northern Lights over the new Icefjord Centre - Photo Credit@Real Dania - Visit Greenland

This morning after breakfast, perhaps explore Ilulissat further or head out on these optional excursions. Don't forget to look to the skies when darkness falls as the northern lights can appear from October to March. (B)

 

Optional Excursion: Iceberg Sightseeing Cruise

This morning sail among the icebergs in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilulissat Ice Fjord. Every year, more than 48 km3 of ice flows into the fjord. The result is a ‘showroom’ of gigantic icebergs, which can be more than 100 meters on each side and have a height of more than 100 meters above the water's surface. These giants run around the end of the fjord, and that gives us the opportunity to sail among them.

 

Optional Excursion: Northern Lights

Tonight, drive away from the light pollution of the town to where the darkness is most intense for the best experience. Your guide will tell you all about what causes the phenomenon and serve a hot cup of coffee or tea under the stars. Aurora Borealis is the night sky's most spectacular phenomenon. Solar storms above the polar region makes it possible to see the Northern Lights in Greenland.

Accommodation
Hotel Arctic
DAY 4
ILULISSAT
Icefjord Centre - Photo Credtt@Real Dania - Visit Greenland
Today speak to us about adding on another excursion to complete your Greenland experience. Perhaps enjoy some free time exploring Illulisat. Learn about the history of ice, the culture in and around the icefjord, and climate change at the Ilulissat Icefjord Center. Visit the fishermen at “Brættet,” to see the freshest of sea catches in Greenland.
Accommodation
Hotel Arctic
DAY 5
FLY TO COPENHAGEN
View of icebergs in Ilulissat bay

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

Pricing Information

5 day tour, from £1845 per person
(Single person supplement + £395)

Price Includes

  • Return International Flights from Copenhagen to Greenland 
  • Airport taxes
  • Accommodation in four-star hotel as specified
  • Meals as specified (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
  • Return airport transfers

Price Excludes

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

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions

Price Notes

* The excursion package is £210 per person for Sep to Dec. In Jan to Mar the excursion package is £390 per person (the hike to Sermermiut is replaced with a Dog Sledding Experience)

This trip departs every Thursday from 22 Sep to 15 Dec and every Friday from 27 Jan 23 to 31 Mar 23 (except 10 Mar)

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.



 


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  1. Greenland, Ilulissat

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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......

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