Day 1: Arrival to Ilulissat. City sightseeing and walk to the UNESCO classified Icefjord.
After having settled in at your hotel we suggest you go explore the town of Ilulissat. Ilulissat means ‘icebergs’ - you will understand why when you get there. It is a ‘must’ to go to the World Heritage Site, Ilulissat Icefjord, which can be seen from just outside of town. We recommend you to join a guided city walk and/or a guided snowshoe hike to the icefjord as the guides make sure that you visit the best places and viewpoints and the gives you an insight and understanding of the Greenlandic culture and history, which will give the other experiences a new perspective.
Day 2: Dog sledding
Dog sledding is an Inuit tradition dating back 2000 years, it is also simply something that you must try at least once in your life. This 5 hour dog sledding adventure is a perfect place to start. Imagine sliding across the snow at a leisurely pace with panting, energetic dogs out in front and a knowledgeable sled driver as musher. This tour will take you far off the beaten track in the surreal white landscapes of Greenland.
Day 3: Sailing among icebergs
During the year more than 46 km3 of ice flow out into Ilulissat icefiord. The result is gigantic icebergs, which can be more than 100 metres on each side and with a height on more than 100 metres above the water surface. These giants strand at the end of the fiord, and that gives a good opportunity to sail among them during our 2 ½ hour boat excursion. An exceptional experience!
If the circumstances are right, there is a chance of northern lights during the winter nights in Ilulissat, so don’t forget to look out or join one of the northern light tours that are organised (not included in this package).
Day 4: Visit to the museum. Return flight to Reykjavik.
This last day in Ilulissat can be spent buying the last souvenirs or maybe paying the town museum a visit, which is also the birthplace of the famous polar explorer, Knud Rasmussen.
You want more? Extend your stay and go on an Ice Cap Adventure, where you ride on a snowmobile to the ice cap and go for a walk on the ice. Or go ice climbing or explore the winter landscape around Ilulissat on a guided snowshoe hike.
NB. It is likely that you will see northern lights during your stay, but we can of course not guarantee it as it depends on the aurora activity and the cloud cover in the area.