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Above the Arctic Circle

(5 days / 4 nights)

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Discover the world’s second largest ice cap

Experience life above the Arctic Circle in West Greenland! This charming town, which is 250 kilometers above the arctic circle, has just 4,600 inhabitants. Enjoy experiencing the gigantic icebergs break off rugged glaciers and float along the deep fjords. Make the most of your time in the Arctic and enjoy amazing day tours such as boat tours, helicopter tours and hiking tours to learn more about the nature, culture and history of the region.

You can browse the selected departures below to pick your preferred date.

Contact us for details and availability today. We'll help you plan a memorable Arctic getaway.

Travel style

Partially Guided i

Interest

Best Seller i, Hiking i, Ice Cap i, Icebergs i, Inuit culture i, Midnight sun i

Season

Jun - Sep

Departure

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Interest

Best Seller i, Hiking i, Ice Cap i, Icebergs i, Inuit culture i, Midnight sun i

Attractions

Just a few of the majestic sights you’ll take in during your trip.

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your arctic adventure.

  • Day 1:  Flight to Greenland With Iceberg Views

    Board your flight from Iceland to the charming Arctic village of Ilulissat, situated at the mouth of the 46 km-long Ilulissat Icefjord – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On sunny days, this flight path offers wonderful views over the magnificent Greenland Glacier.

    After landing at the Ilulissat Airport, you will be transferred to your accommodation where you will spend the next four nights. You'll also enjoy a guided city walk to get to know the town then an included 2-course dinner at your hotel. 

    Attractions
  • Day 2:  Explore Ilulissat and the Icefjord as You Wish

    For your time in Ilulissat you are free to design your own adventure! You can choose from a wide range of exciting optional excursions, including a helicopter ride over icebergs, village walks, whale watching safaris or a visit to the small, remote settlements in the area. We recommend that you use your first full day to learn about the town of Ilulissat on a guided city walk (optional) or explore the surroundings on your own.

    Note: We recommend booking the optional activities in advance through your travel consultant at Nordic Visitor, though you may also book activities at your hotel in Ilulissat during your stay.

    Attractions
  • Day 3: Enjoying Adventure in the Arctic

    Today you can add to your travel package an overnight stay at one of the surrounding settlements or at the incredible Eqi Glacier (optional). The options are to spend the night at the Ilimanaq settlement, which is a short boat ride from Ilulissat. There you can learn about the history of the small village, its few inhabitants, explore the beautiful nature in the region and stay in one of the cosy cabins available. The other option is to spend the night at Port Victor by Eqi Sermia Glacier, where you can enjoy the view of the glacial tongue, with the possibility of witnessing huge chunks of ice break away and calve in the ocean. You can also spend the day enjoying one of the many day tours offered by our local operator and spend the night in Ilulissat.

  • Day 4: Free time in Ilulissat

    Enjoy another day for fun optional activities in Ilulissat. For a truly incredible experience, we recommend an evening boat tour in the Icefjord, where you will sail among towering icebergs as big as office buildings under the rosy glow of the midnight sun. And for hiking enthusiasts, the Sermermiut Valley just a few kilometres from town, offering spectacular views from several well-marked trails. 

    Attractions
  • Day 5:  Afternoon Departure to Iceland

    Today it’s time to say goodbye to this majestic vast island, but you still have time to take a walk around the village or do some last-minute souvenir shopping. On the return flight to Reykjavík, enjoy the stunning views once again over the Ilulissat Icefjord and its surrounding landscapes.

Map

Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

Comfort Plus

Standard rooms in good quality and comfortable three-star hotels in combination with well-appointed guesthouses or country hotels.

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Monthly price comparison

Our best price per person when booking for two.

Tour Information

Please note: Quoted prices online and in requests may vary based on third party services. When it comes time to booking your services, flight prices might have increased. For that reason, in order to secure your booking there might be a supplement fee. In this situation, your travel consultant will inform you with the exact details.

Flight times are subject to availability each day. For that reason, we cannot guarantee at what time your flights will be, arriving or leaving Greenland. This will be confirmed when we book your trip.

Deposit payment & Cancellation Charges:
This tour package requires a non-refundable deposit payment of 50% of the total price at the time of booking. View more information on deposit payments and cancellation charges here.

Customisations: We strongly recommend arranging nights in Iceland before and after your tour to Greenland. We are happy to assist you with booking nights in Iceland or a complete package, contact us for details.

Other 
• This tour originates in Iceland. Due to flight times between Iceland and Greenland, passengers may need to spend a night before departure and/or on return in Reykjavik. Our travel consultants can assist with booking accommodation in Reykjavik on request.
• The summer climate in Greenland is generally mild and dry with average temperatures of 5 – 7° Celsius. However, due to the possibility of sudden weather changes, we recommend bringing warm, waterproof outerwear, thermal layers and good hiking boots and/or rubber boots. It is also ideal to bring mosquito repellent and sunglasses.
• The itinerary can change without notice due to weather conditions.  In the rare event that an activity is cancelled, you will be refunded for that activity.
• We strongly recommend buying travel insurance.
• The currency in Greenland is Danish Krona (DKK). We recommend bringing some Danish currency or a debit card (bank card) with a 4-digit PIN number for cash withdrawals at ATM machines.

Currency rate
All bookings are charged in Icelandic Króna (ISK), the official currency of Iceland. Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate as issued by the Central bank of Iceland. Therefore, conversions from ISK to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.

After booking with Nordic Visitor
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.

Carbon offsetting your tour
Nordic Visitor is working on offsetting the estimated carbon footprint of your package. We’ve partnered with an environmental fund in Iceland to carbon offset all our tours. Carbon offsetting your international flights is not included, but we highly recommend you look into possibilities with your airline or directly through a local environment fund.

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