Ice, Dogs & Northern Lights - GRL208

Photo:  Josepha Katarina Thomsen
Photo:  Mads Pihl
Photo:  Kunuk Brøns
Photo:  Mads Pihl
Photo:  Mads Pihl
Photo:  Josepha Katarina Thomsen
Photo:  Kunuk Brøns
Photo:  Mads Pihl
Photo:  Mads Pihl
Photo:  Mads Pihl
Photo:  Kunuk Brøns
Photo:  Mads Pihl
Photo:  Mads Pihl
Photo:  Mads Pihl
Photo:  Josepha Katarina Thomsen
Photo:  Mads Pihl

Winter Special Offer

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19.000 ISK
Excellent! Wondrous country to visit. Spectacular sites to see!

- David, United States -

Tour type: Dog-sledding discovery tour with breathtaking experiences

Difficulty:

EASY

HARD

Price from:  

263.000 ISK

Adult: 244.000

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What's included: Flights, dog sledding tour, boat excursion, accommodation in hotel or guesthouse. * Final price depends on flight rate available on the day of booking and of choice of accommodation type.

Departures: February to April 2018

Duration: 4 days

Accommodation: Hotel or guesthouse

Meeting point: Starts and ends at the domestic airport in Reykjavik

Language: English

Note: Remember to bring warm clothes (you can also rent it). You need to have a healthy back for the dog sledding, as there are bumps and small jumps on the way.

  • Tour Description

    Highlights of the Tour

    • Dog Sledding Adventure
    • World Heritage Site, Ilulissat Icefjord
    • Sailing among Spectacular Icebergs

    Living in and off of the nature is central to Greenlandic identity, and therefore when you are close to the nature, you are also close to the Greenlandic culture. This trip will give you the highlights of winter Greenland; Experience it’s majestic landscapes from the perspective of
    a dog sled. Enjoy the fascinating in man and dog working together in nature. Make sure to look up; the northern lights might be dancing above you. Observe enormous ice sculptures close up when going on a boat excursion among the icebergs. And take a walk just outside of town and take in all the impression of the magnificent Ilulissat icefjord and you will understand why this has been chosen to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Included: Flights*, dog sledding tour, boat excursion, accommodation in hotel, hostel or guesthouse.

    * Final price depends on flight rate available on the day of booking and of choice of accommodation type.

    Extension of the trip is possible.
    Other activities and experiences are among others:

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  • Tour Itinerary

    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 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 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.

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