Icebergs and Whales - GRL201

Photo:  Mads Pihl
Photo:  Mads Pihl
Photo:  Mads Pihl
Photo:  Mads Pihl
Photo:  Air Zafari & Mads Pihl
Photo:  Mads Pihl
Photo:  Mads Pihl
Photo:  Mads Pihl
Photo:  Mads Pihl
Photo:  Mads Pihl
Photo:  Mads Pihl
Photo:  Mads Pihl
Photo:  Mads Pihl
"It's so beautiful that it's impossible to come back not happy :-)"

- Anne-Michele Lebrun, Belgium -

Tour type: Selfguided adventure in Ilulissat. Hotel or guesthouse accommodation available.

Difficulty:

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Price from:  

Adult: 180.000

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What's included: Flight to/from Reykjavík and Ilulissat, accommodation during the trip, 4 hrs whale watching boat tour, maps and walking itinerary descriptions.

Departures: Tuesdays and Thursdays after 18th June, Every day in July and August.

Duration: 3 days

Language: English.

You bring: Bring good hiking shoes and warm clothes.

  • Tour Description

    A 3 day self guided tour to the Disko bay area in West Greenland

    After arriving in Ilulissat, you begin on a short hike to the Kangria Icefjord and enjoy a short visit of the town. The second day is devoted to a whale watching boat tour among the icebergs and on the last morning gives the opportunity to visit the very interesting museum of Ilulissat before flying back to Reykjavík.

    This is a self guided tour allowing you to enjoy the freedom of travelling on your own while we take care of your hectic travel plans. We arranged transfers and accommodations just for you! Plus, you get a day-to-day itinerary, maps and a detailed road book where we'll even throw in some great tips that only our certified professional guides know!

    Departures: Tuesdays and Thursdays in June, Every day in July and August*. Please contact us for more information!

    Included in tour: Flight from Reykjavík to Ilulissat and back to Reykjavík, accommodation during the trip, 4 hrs whale watching boat tour, maps and walking itinerary descriptions.

    Airport transfer in Ilulissat is only included in hotel package.

    Price from: 178.000 ISK**

    Hostel Accommodation
    Based on double room in hostel in Ilulissat: From 178.000 ISK
    Single supplement: 6.700 ISK

    Hotel Accommodation
    Based on double room in hotel in Ilulissat: From 193.000 ISK
    Single supplement: 17.500 ISK

    *Subject to flight availability. 
    ** The price depends on the flight rate available on the date concerned.

    OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
    It is possible to extend the trip if you want more time in Ilulissat and surroundings. In that case - or if you just want to add activities to the current program - here are examples of other possible activities:

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  • Tour Itinerary

    Day 1
    Late morning flight from Reykjavík to Ilulissat.  Arrival to Ilulissat in the early noon.  We recommend you take a walk to the Sermermiut by the icefjord which is a classified UNESCO World Heritage site. Hiking in the Icefjord area you can chose between 3 paths. The boardwalk makes it possible for most people to join on this wonderful hike in the amazing area where icebergs meet mountains and old inuit ruins. If you want a longer and harder hike, that is also an option. You will be given a map of the area and the trails are well marked both on the map and on the hike. In the summer the downtown area is buzzing with life and it’s possible for you to go enjoy a locally brewed beer or a fresh made coffee on the outside porch of the different café’s after a wonderful hike. Night in Hostel or Hotel

    Day 2
    4 hours whale watching trip between the floating icebergs in the Disco Bay. Sailing at the edge of Ilulissat icefjord you enter the famous UNESCO World Haritage site. The water in this area is very nutritious due to the big icebergs and the strong underwater current created from the glacier front 40 km up the fjord. This means there might be a whale or two to spot. While waiting for the whales to appear you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the unbelievably big icebergs and if you look closely you might just spot a seal! Night in hostel or Hotel.

    Day 3
    We recommend that you on this day see some of the highlights of Ilulissat town, Ilulissat’s old church facing the Icefjord and the Knud Rasmussen museum. Knud Rasmussen was a Greenlandic/Danish polar explorer and anthropologist. On Knud Rasmussen’s 100th birthday his birth home was turned into a museum. Even though the museum is fairly small it contains an amazing amount of info about Knud Rasmussen and general history of Greenland. After this you can do a little souvenir shopping in the nearby souvenir shops. Flight back around noon to Iceland.

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Total price for all passengers:

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Optional extra services - These items can be purchased later

    1. Just a tip - You can convert the currency here!