Ilulissat Winter Adventure for 4 days

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Ilulissat Winter Adventure for 4 days

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Experience a winter adventure in Ilulissat, Greenland. This holiday package offers a unique experience for those who wish to discover the Arctic at its best. Available in March and April, this tour offers the opportunity to enjoy the popular activity of dogsledding with a local musher. In addition, you will sail among the icebergs in the icefjord which is an unforgettable experience for any traveler. For a truly special winter holiday, you should consider this 4 day tour to Ilulissat!

GT-08 – Ilulissat Winter Adventure for 4 days

Day 01: Flight to Ilulissat, Greenland

Ilulissat in winter - Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson - Visit GreenlandToday your Ilulissat winter adventure begins! In the morning you will board your flight to Greenland from Reykjavík Domestic Airport. As you approach Ilulissat you will have an amazing view of the town, covered in white snow and ice as far as the eye can see. Upon landing you will be met by a hotel representative who will transfer you to your accommodations in Ilulissat. Afterwards you can enjoy some free time in the town. You can also choose to go on an optional activity such as a walk to the Sermermiut settlement. Here, different Inuit cultures lived for 4,000 years. During the tour you will learn more about the way of life of these original inhabitants and enjoy views to the icebergs. In the evening you will have a welcome dinner before staying overnight in this winter wonderland.

Highlights of the day: Flight to Greenland, Greenland Ice Sheet from above, Ilulissat, walk to the Sermermiut settlement

Day 02: Free day and optional activities 

Greenland dogs - Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit GreenlandToday you will have a full free day to enjoy Ilulissat. We highly recommend that you book some optional activities to get the most out of your holiday. A popular option are the dogsledding tours. These can be arranged with advance notice and you can choose from either a 2 hour to tour or a 5 hour tour. The dog sledge is one of the strongest icons of Inuit tradition in Greenland and we highly recommend this activity. Other options include snowmobile tours, snowshoe hiking and more. Your Iceland Unlimited contact person can assist you with booking the perfect activity for you. You will stay a second night in the same accommodation as the night before.

Highlights of the day: Ilulissat, optional activities; dogsledding, snowmobile tours, hiking and more

Day 03: Icefjord boat tour

Icefjord boat tour - Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit GreenlandToday will be your last full day in Ilulissat. Before saying goodbye to this beautiful town, it’s time for one last adventure. After a leisurely morning you will head out on a boat for an Iceberg sightseeing tour. Be sure to dress in your warmest clothes as it can get quite cold out on the icefjord. During the tour you will sail among the icebergs and learn more about how they are formed. This is a truly breathtaking experience that should not be missed while in Ilulissat. After the tour you will have some free time to explore on your own. We can also arrange for you to join an optional city walk tour with a local guide. You will stay one more night in the same accommodation as the night before.

Highlights of the day: Free time in Ilulissat, Icefjord boat our, city walk

Day 04: Departure

Greenland sled dog - Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit GreenlandIt’s sad to admit but your Ilulissat winter holiday has come to an end. Enjoy a free morning in town before being transported to the airport from where your 3 hour flight will depart. You’ll arrive back at Reykjavík Domestic Airport in the late afternoon.

We hope you have enjoyed your time in Greenland and that you will bring home some unforgettable memories from the Arctic!

Highlights of the day: Free time in Ilulissat, flight to Iceland

Please note that due to availability and weather conditions the itinerary may need to be re-arranged.

Ilulissat sled dogs - Photo by Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland Musher with his sled dogs - Photo by Rebecca Gustafsson - Visit Greenland

 
 

Detailed Information

Season: March to mid April
Flight departures are on Saturdays

 

Accommodation:

We offer two different accommodation categories for these holidays to Greenland:

Comfort:
In Comfort accommodation you will have access to private facilities (shower and WC). These would be 3 star hotels and better guest houses many of whom have their own restaurant. All offer a continental breakfast that is included in the price.
Prices start from 250,000 ISK per person (2 travelers, double occupancy)

Quality:
Rooms with private shower/bath and WC. These are the best available rooms in 4 star hotels or the best hotels in each region. Suites and Jr. Suites are available upon request within the Quality category. Breakfast is included in the price.
Prices start from 272,000 ISK per person (2 travelers, double occupancy)

 

Included:

  • Return flight from Reykjavík Domestic Airport to Ilulissat
  • 3 nights accommodation (Comfort or Quality) with continental breakfast
  • Airport transfers in Ilulissat
  • Welcome dinner in Ilulissat
  • Icefjord boat tour
  • Optional private information meeting in our office before the start of your tour
  • Travel documents
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes & service fee

Not included:

  • Flights to/from Iceland (from abroad)
  • Airport transfers to and from Reykjavík Domestic Airport
  • Meals & drinks at restaurants apart from what’s stated in the itinerary
  • Personal travel insurance
    • Please note that due to the unpredictable weather conditions in Greenland we highly recommend that all guests are covered by a comprehensive travel insurance.

 

Iceland Unlimited team member Linda visiting Ilulissat in March 2015:

Linda on the Ilulissat icefjord in 2015 - Photo by Linda Linda exploring Ilulissat - Photo by Linda

Click here to read Unnur Silfá’s blog post about travelling to Ilulissat in April 2017.

Travelling in summer? Click here to check out our summer tour to Ilulissat.