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Icefjord Adventure

(4 days / 3 nights)

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An incredible journey above the arctic circle

Located 250 km north of the Arctic Circle on Greenland’s west coast, the Ilulissat Icefjord is a sight to behold with its maze of icebergs carved from the vast Sermeq Kujalleq ice sheet. So remarkable is this natural wonder that it was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004. This tour to the amazing Ilulissat area offers you a chance to experience some of the most remote, dramatic, and pristine landscapes on the planet along with plenty of optional excursions to get a real feel for the Arctic way of life.

4 days / 3 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 2145 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

Type

Partially Guided

Interest

Best Seller, Hiking, Icebergs, Whale Watching

Season

Jun - Sep

Departure

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Highlights A selection of the many incredible things you can see and do in Greenland.

Itinerary

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

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  • Day 1: Flight From Reykjavik to Ilulissat

    Depart from Reykjavik Domestic Airport for a flight to the Arctic village of Ilulissat, situated at the mouth of the 56 kilometre-long Ilulissat Icefjord—a UNESCO World Heritate Site. If it‘s a sunny day, you can enjoy the wonderful view over the Greenland ice cap from the plane, and on arrival, you will be transferred to your accommodation.

    Spend the next three nights in Ilulissat.

    Highlights Optional Activity
  • Day 2: Adventures in the Iceberg Town

    These next two days are free for your own adventures! You can choose from a wide range of exciting optional excursions, such as helicopter rides over icebergs, motorboat tours to the Eqi glacier with its enormous pieces of calved ice, cultural demonstrations and village walks, whale watching safaris or excursions to the small, remote settlements in the area.

    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.

    Highlights Optional Activity
  • Day 3: More free time in Ilulissat

    Enjoy another day for optional activities in Ilulissat. For a truly incredible experience we recommend an evening boat tour in the Icefjord, in which you will sail among 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 offers spectacular views from a number of marked trails.

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  • Day 4: Leisurely Morning & Afternoon Departure

    Today it’s time to say goodbye to this majestic land, 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 in the afternoon, enjoy the stunning views once again over the Ilulissat Icefjord and its surrounding landscapes.

Map

Here’s a map of Greenland, to help put things in perspective.

Reviews

We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

Truly memorable and treasured trip

Because it was necessary to change the dates of the Extra Services (cultural walks/boat trips/etc) of our prepaid tour; we were not adequately dressed for the boat trip thru the icebergs. This was only due to time limitations after arriving from our Iceland flight. Otherwise, everything was wonderful; especially our beautiful view at Hotel Artic!!!!! Erlas Sonja was very nice to work with; we had no issues with any vouchers. Many thanks for making our adventure to Greenland a truly memorable and treasured trip. Our experience was a very positive one. Got your contact from an article in International Travel News written by someone we had met on a trip to Svalbard with several years earlier.

Wonderful to work with

Hotel Icefjord was great. We were given an unusually large room, with a small kitchen. We were pleased. Alexandra was wonderful to work with. She answered all my questions promptly, and was very helpful.

Accommodation

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

Comfort

Standard rooms with private shower and WC, TV, hairdryer, telephone, armchair seating area, and coffee or tea making facilities at..

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Quality

Well-appointed superior or deluxe rooms at 3-4 star hotels. All provide breakfast and on site restaurant. Hotel in Nuuk and in Ilu..

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Price per person from

Approx 2145 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

Monthly price comparison Our best price per person when booking for two.

2017

Optional activities

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Everything about this tour

50% deposit required: This package requires a deposit payment of 50% of the total price at the time of booking since it contains certain travel arrangements.  See details
 
Customizations: This tour can be customized to meet your needs, including additional nights in Iceland and/or Greenland on request. We can also arrange accommodation in Reykjavik or combine other Iceland packages with this tour.
 
Departures
June: Tuesdays (7, 14, 28th of June), Wednesday (22nd of June) & Saturdays (4th, 11th and 25th of June), Thursday (30th of June).
July and August: Daily (16.07, 30.07 & 14.08 2016 are guaranteed departures)
Sept: Saturdays
 
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. 
  • Travel insurance is highly recommended
  • 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.
  • See our Travel Guide for more information about weather conditions, what to pack, currency and other practical information about travelling in Greenland.
 
Currency rate
All bookings are charged in Euros (EUR). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. Therefore, conversions from EUR 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.

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