Ice and the Inuit - GRL204

Discover the wonders of the arctic at close range!

Photo: Air Zafari & Mads Pihl
Photo: Mads Pihl
Photo: Mads Pihl
Photo: Mads Pihl
Photo: Malik Milfeldt
Photo: Arinbjörn Hauksson
Photo: Arinbjörn Hauksson
Photo: Mads Pihl
Photo: Mads Pihl
Photo: Air Zafari & Mads Pihl

Tour type: Selfguided adventure in Ilulissat.




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Adult: 194000

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What's included: Flight from/to Reykjavík and Ilulissat, accommodation during trip, evening boat tour in the ice fjord, maps and walking itinerary descriptions.

Departures: July and August: Every day*

Duration: 2 days

Accommodation: Hostel, Guesthouse, Hotel

Language: English.

You bring: Bring good hiking shoes and warm clothes.

  • Tour Description

    A short visit to one of the world's most amazing places!

    Visit Ilulissat to enjoy some light hiking and an amazing boat tour among the icebergs. Once here, you’ll be able to witness an indescribable experience at close range. You will take a short walk to the site of one of the oldest settlements in the area, dating back over 2000 years. If you look closely, you will find remains from past centuries still hidden in the low arctic landscape. In the evening, you will embark on boat tour in the famous Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO’s World Heritage site since 2004. Then set sail on a magical experience between icebergs and witness the dramatic sounds of ice, creating an experience you surely won’t forget. On the final day you will make time to visit the town of Ilulissat, specifically its old church and the Knud Rasmussen museum.

    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 during trip, evening boat tour in the ice fjord, maps and walking itinerary descriptions.

    Airport transfer in Ilulissat is only included in hotel package.

    Departures: In July and August: Every day*. Please contact our office for more information. 

    If you have more questions, you can check our FAQs  and see if you can find the answers. If not, just contact us:

    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. Arriving to Ilulissat early noon. Transport to Hotel. We recommend you go hiking to Sermermiut Inuit settlement. This area is a classified UNESCO World Heritage site and the view is unlike many other places. In the distance you see the icebergs float by and if you are really lucky, you might spot an iceberg turning. Before going on your boat tour we also recommend you go check out some of the locally brewed beers or enjoy a warm cup of coffee in one of the downtown cafes. Evening boat tour at the edge of the UNESCO World Heritage site – Ilulissat Icefjord. Feel the chill of the icebergs from a safe distance in a boat and even on a sunny or cloudy day you can enjoy the sight of the amazingly huge icebergs. Night in Hotel

    Day 2
    We recommend that you start the day by exploring what both the town of Ilulissat and its surroundings has to offer. You can enjoy a peaceful moment sitting by the shore looking over the icebergs floating in the Disko Bay over to Greenland’s biggest island - Disko Island or visit the museum and the old church 10 minute walk from the city center, go souvenir shopping and enjoy a coffee at one of the downtown cafés. Noon flight back to Reykjavik.

For availability and more information about this tour please contact us.