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Arctic Wildlife and Amazing Ice Caps

1,950

*Price is per person for a double room according to departure point – additional price variations listed below
*Departure from Copenhagen every Friday and Saturday between June and September 2019

5 days around Majestic Icebergs

Visiting 1 country: Greenland  

 

Explore modern Greenlandic towns as well as Isolated settlements north of the Polar Circle and experience the unique Disko Bay. This experience combines two of the most fascinating destinations in West Greenland: Ilulissat, the town of Icebergs, and the wildlife area of Kangerlussuaq. It is a superb way to get a real feel for life in the Arctic.

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Description

Ilulissat

Explore the modern Greenlandic town north of the Polar Circle and experience the unique Disko Bay.

Calving glaciers and gigantic icebergs

Majestic icebergs are situated in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilulissat Ice Fjord right outside the town and can be experienced at close range on our Midnight Cruises or during full day excursions where we cruise close to the impressive calving glacier of Eqip.

Isolated settlements

On other excursions we sail to small and remote settlements, where the locals still live much according to ancient traditions.

Kangerlussuaq

Kangerlussuaq is not only an airport and gateway into Greenland; the area has much to offer travelers.

Greenland Wildlife

Kangerlussuaq is the best area in Greenland to see Arctic wildlife – close to the hotel you often see reindeer and musk oxen!

The Inland Ice Cap

No other destination in Greenland offers easier access to the Inland Ice Cap – here we drive in 4×4 vehicles directly to the amazing Ice Cap.

Fantastic weather

The location approx. 160 km inland from the coast makes Kangerlussuaq one of the most weather-stable destinations in Greenland with lots of sunshine.

Day 1

Morning flight with Air Greenland from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq. Connecting flight to Ilulissat. Meet and greet by our guide. Transfer to the hotel for check-in and information meeting where you will be introduced to the  guide team and hear more about the optional day trips available. Following the welcome meeting your guide will take you on a city walk so you can get acquainted with the town and get a first glimpse of the amazing countryside.

Greenlandic for ‘Icebergs

Ilulissat is Greenlandic for ‘Icebergs’ and this charming town with 4600 inhabitants 200 kilometers north of the Polar Circle is indeed one of the best places in the world for seeing gigantic, nature-made sculptures break off rugged glaciers and start their final journey towards to open sea.

Boats, Hikes and Heli Safaris

Summer in Ilulissat is a feast of adventures; make the most of your time there by going on hikes in the Arctic nature not far from town, experience helicopter safaris over the UNESCO designated ice fjord and sail out to remote settlements where everyday life still is heavily influenced by ancient traditions. Relax in the evenings on Sunset Cruises in the fjord, watching the icebergs bathing in the rays of the never-setting sun, whilst enjoying a drink ‘on the real rocks’. Tonight, you will enjoy a delicious dinner in the hotel restaurant ‘Ulo’ which specializes in fresh-from-the-fjords-and fells cuisine.

Day 2, 3

Breakfast at the hotel. Days at leisure in Ilulissat for optional excursions. There are several ways to explore the area – by boat, by foot or even flight seeing. The guide team can advise you regarding tours and book your space.

Soul of the ancestor

Talk to the guide team if you need advice on where to buy the best souvenirs. A popular gift is a ‘Tupilak’, which in Greenlandic means ‘soul of the ancestor’ and is an Inuit version of a talisman/voodoo doll. Traditional tupilaks were sculpted into tiny creatures inspired by Inuit mythology. Souvenir figurines range from ghoulish to impish and are made of antlers, wood, stone, animal bone, or soapstone.

Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel. Farewell coffee at the hotel with your guide and a chance to talk about your experiences in Ilulissat. Transfer to the airport. Air Greenland flight from Ilulissat to Kangerlussuaq.

Kangerlussuaq

A former US airbase in an amazing environment up to the edge of the Ice Cap the Arctic desert landscape stretches from Kangerlussuaq up to the edge of the Inland Ice Cap 18 km away; A 4wd vehicle tour is highly recommended. The area also offers hikes and you might have the luck to come close to musk oxen and reindeer living wild over the whole area.

Excursion options

Kangerlussuaq offers one of the most varied excursion programs in Greenland; tours by 4WD vehicles, various hikes, overnight tours onto the Inland Ice Cap, scenic flights etc. Check-in at the hotel and information meeting with our local representative who will present the available excursion options – don’t miss the opportunity to see wild musk oxen and reindeer roam in the area outside the settlement.

Day 5

Breakfast at the hotel. Midday flight with Air Greenland from Kangerlussuaq to Copenhagen.

Additional information

Country

Greenland

Duration

Less than 1 week

Travel Style

EPIC JOURNEYS: ADVENTURES & EXPEDITIONS

Price Variations

West Greenland from Copenhagen

Tour Name No. of days Departure day(s) Availability Double room p.p. Single supplement Dinner supplement Flight deposit* Extra nights Dbl p.p/sgl
Arctic Wildlife and Amazing Ice Caps 5 Sat JUN-SEPT EUR 1950 EUR 270 EUR 105 EUR 1040 EUR 180

 

2019 Departure

Guaranteed departures from Copenhagen every Friday and Saturday between June and September

inclusions

Included

  • Mentioned flights with all taxes
  • Mentioned transfers
  • Accommodation with private facilities and breakfast
  • Arctic Adventure destination guide in Ilulissat
  • Welcome and farewell meeting with your guide(s) in Ilulissat
  • 2 dinners at Hotel Arctic
  • Guided tour of Ilulissat
  • Local representative in Kangerlussuaq

 

Not Included

  • Travel insurance

Accommodation

3 nights in Hotel Arctic

1 night in Hotel Kangerlussuaq

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