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Ilulissat for 3 Days – West Greenland Holiday

Travel to Ilulissat ice fjord of Greenland and cruise around the giant icebergs on the fjord, 250 kilometers north of the arctic circle. Ilulissat is an amazing destination and easily reachable from Reykjavík – Iceland. The name of the village Ilulissat means: “the icebergs” in Kalaallisut, the native tongue of the Inuits and for good reason. On the fjord, you will see a maze of gigantic icebergs that have broken off the vast Sermeq Kujalleq ice sheet. This area was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 2004, because of its uniqueness and unparalleled beauty. For an unforgettable arctic experience, it’s ideal to combine this three day Greenland holiday for example with our express Iceland in 8 days self-drive package.

We recommend booking a Greenland tour as early as possible as availability is limited and prices for flights normally raise during the year. Please note that the flights to/from Greenland are the most expensive part of this tour package. You can also add extra nights in Ilulissat to make the most out of your Greenland holiday.

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Please note that this itinerary can be adjusted and customized to meet your travel needs and preferences.

Tour Code



Jun - Sept

Travel Style

By plane


3 Days / 2 Nights


West Greenland


Not Recommended


  • Flights Reykjavik – Ilulissat Round Trip
  • Transfer from Ilulissat Airport to your hotel and back
  • Accommodation for two nights with breakfast
  • Two and a half hour boat cruise on the Ilulissat icefjord
  • Taxes & service fee

Not Included

  • Flights to/from Iceland (from abroad)
  • Airport transfers to and from Reykjavík Domestic Airport
  • Meals & drinks at restaurants unless previously agreed upon
  • Optional activities
  • Personal travel insurances
Day 1 | Flight to Ilulissat and Arrival in Icefjord

Depart from Keflavík Intentional Airport for a three hour flight to the village of Ilulissat – Greenland. Ilulissat is situated in the Disko Bay on the rugged and beautiful west coast of Greenland. A hotel representative will be waiting outside the airport to transfer you to your hotel where you will be staying for the next two nights. You’ll be assisted with booking some optional day tours such as helicopter sightseeing flights, hiking tours and kayaking to name a few. Explore the charming village in the afternoon, have a look at the colorful houses and say hello to the Greenland dogs. Enjoy the view on the icebergs just outside of the small community. In the evening, we recommend having a nice dinner at your hotel.

Day 2 | Icefjord Boat Cruise & Free Time to Explore Ilulissat

You have a full day to explore the highlights of Ilulissat and its surroundings. After a nice breakfast, you take the two and a half hour boat cruise on the Ilulissat Icefjord, the sea mouth of Sermeq Kujalleq, one of the few glaciers through which the Greenland ice cap reaches the sea. Remember to dress very warmly as the breeze on the water can be chilly.  Other available excursions for the afternoon might include a guided Ilulissat city tour, a kayaking adventure, a sightseeing helicopter flight or trekking through the Sermermiut valley to see the spectacular landscape and investigate the archaeological remains. There are plenty of options and everyone is sure to find something exciting of interest. Overnight at the same hotel as the night before

Day 3 | Departure to Iceland

Spend the morning exploring this beautiful village with its colorful houses and don’t miss the local handcraft sold in stores around town. The friendly locals, proud of their heritage will gladly assist you. It’s then time to say goodbye to the majestic Greenland. Transfer from your hotel to the airport for the flight back to Reykjavik. After take off, be sure to enjoy the stunning view of the Icefjord. Arrive to Reykjavik in the late afternoon.


Budget accommodations include shared facilities in guest houses, country hotels, farmhouses, etc. In some cases, the rooms might be equipped with a TV and a washbasin. The in-room amenities are limited and basic but they all adhere to a high standard of cleanliness.
Breakfast is included.


Comfort accommodations offer access to private facilities (shower and toilet). This type of lodges belongs to the 3-star hotel category. Most of these properties have an in-house restaurant. This section offers an upgrade in comfort and service compared to the budget category. Breakfast is included.


Quality accommodations offer private rooms with en-suite shower/bath and toilet. These rooms are the best available accommodations in 4-star hotels or the highest quality lodges in each region. Luxury accommodations - the highest class of lodges, suites, and penthouses - are available upon request. Breakfast is included.


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