The Kingdom of Icebergs - GRL203

Greenland has been given this title for a reason, as this country truly is the kingdom of icebergs. And for this tour, you will not be following a group and a guide but instead will be discovering Greenland on your own. An 8-day self-guided tour, armed with maps and your own road book, you will experience one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Ilulissat Icefjord - close up, seek out the calving Eqi Sermia glacier, hike up its icecap (optional), and feel the freedom of traveling a foreign country on your own. The town of Ilulissat will be yours to explore as you soak up the culture of the people of Greenland. Say hello to the local whales and float amongst the ice with them. This self-guided tour is for all you adventurers and independent souls out there, seeking to explore the mysterious and wonderful world of glaciers all on your own. The Kingdom of Icebergs awaits you ... what are you waiting for?

Photo:  Air Zafari & Mads Pihl
Photo:  Mads Pihl
Photo:  Mads Pihl
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
The mountains and ice caps just make it such a photogenic place. It is a life changing experience.

- Alexander Raphael, Canada -

Tour type: Self guided Greenland discovery tour

Difficulty:

EASY

HARD

Price from:  

Adult: 338.000

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What's included: Flights to/from Reykjavik - Ilulissat, whale watching tour, boat transfer to/from the glacier camp, full board during stay at the glacier camp, guesthouse or hotel acc. in Ilulissat and hut in a glacier lodge (all in double occupancy) & roadbook.

Departures: June: after 18th June Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat. July and August: Every day*

Duration: 8 days

Accommodation: Guesthouse or hotel in Ilulissat and comfort hut in the glacier lodge.

Note: This tour is self-guided

  • Tour Description

    Highlights of the Tour

    • UNESCO World Heritage Site - Ilulissat icefjord
    • Sailing among Icebergs to Calving Glacier
    • Staying overnight at a Glacier Lodge listening to the sounds of a calving glacier
    • Whale Watching near the icefjord

    Discover a world of glaciers and icebergs on this self guided tour

    Everything starts with your flight from from Reykjavík to Ilulissat. After you’ve settled in, the first afternoon begins with a visit to the town and a short walk to the the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Ilulissat Icefjord.

    The next three days are devoted to your Eqi adventure, sailing up to the Eqip Sermia glacier (one of the most fastest calving glaciers in the world), and the fantastic Eqi glacier lodge, which faces the floating edge of the glacier. In Eqi, you can either hike to the glacier, up its icecap, or just enjoy the magnificent views in the area.

    After returning to Ilulissat you'll have a day to go on a whale watching tour and a day for hiking along the ice filled Kangia fjord (Ilulissat Icefjord). A free day in Ilulissat gives the opportunity to visit the very interesting museum of Ilulissat or to take on additional optional tours like a sightseeing by plane to see the UNESCO area from above, go on a guided town walk and learn more about the history and life in this charming town or visit a small Inuit village before flying back to Reykjavík - See more optional activities here .

    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!

    Included in tour: Flight from Reykjavík to Ilulissat and back to Reykjavík, accommodation in guesthouse/hotel in Ilulissat and in a hut at the Eqi Glacier Lodge, boat transfer to Eqi (glacier camp), full board during stay at Eqi, whale watching excursion, maps and itinerary.

    Departures: In June (from 18th): Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. In July and August: Every day. Please contact our office for more information.  

    Price from: 291.000 ISK*
    (Based on double occupation in guesthouse in Ilulissat)
    Single supplement 62.000 ISK
    With 3 star hotel accommodation (in Ilulissat) from 333.000 ISK*
    Single supplement 105.000 ISK

    *The price depends on the flight rate and hotel availability on the date concerned.

    Read about Dennis & Alexander's epic experience on this tour in the summer of 2016.

    Watch a video from the area - shot by an outdoor photographer documenting his first meeting with the UNESCO classified icefjord, the Eqi Glacier and the Greenland ice cap.

    Thanks for your interest in this tour! However, we need to verify flight availability on your selected dates. Please indicate your preferred dates below and we'll contact you with verification within 48 hours.

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  • Tour Itinerary

    Day 1: Flight from Reykjavík to Ilulissat.  Arrival to Ilulissat in the beginning of afternoon.  Walk to the Unesco classified Ilulissat/Kangia Icefjord. Night in Hostel or Hotel.

    Day 2: Early departure by boat to Eqi and the floating Eqip Sermia glacier.  Beautiful landscape and scenery. Arrival at Eqi in the early afternoon.  From here you can walk to the lagoon and the Eqip Sermia glacier.  Above the lake a series of waterfalls decorates the landscape. Breathtaking landscape. Dinner at Eqi Glacier Lodge. Night in a cozy hut.

    Day 3: Today you have the option of different shorter og longer hikes in the area. One is a full day hike to the Greenland Ice cap, walking by the track Paul Emely Victor used to launch his expedtitons.  On the way one can enjoy the view to a number of lakes, small and big, and when approaching the Greenland Ice cap you get a great view to the edge of this immense Ice field.  On the way back the view to the Eqip Sermia is stunning. 10 hrs walk, 20 km/12,5 miles, level: demanding. We recommend to book this day tour in advance.
    Other beautiful and shorter hikes on your own are possible in the area. Night in a hut close to the glacier.

    Day 4: This morning you have the time to walk to Paul Emily’s Victor hut and the peninsula west of Port Victor before the boat takes you back to Ilulissat in the afternoon. Night in guesthouse/hotel.

    Day 5: Today you will go on a 4 hours whale watching excursion between the floating icebergs in the Disco Bay. Night in guesthouse/hotel.

    Day 6: Explore more in depth the famous UNESCO site on a walk along the Ilulissat/Kangia icefjord. The Kangia glacier is the fastest in the world and pushes an impressive number of huge icebergs into the sea. An unforgettable walk. 3 – 7 hrs walk. Night in guesthouse/hotel.

    Day 7: Free day in Ilulissat. Possibility to ad excursions to your itinerary.

    Day 8: Time to do the last stroll in town, buy souvenirs from the local artists, visit the old church of Ilulissat and the Knud Rasmusen museum. Afternoon flight back to Iceland.

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