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6 day - Independent tailor made Greenland tour.

This short 6-day tour of Greenland lets you experience a modern Greenlandic town north of the Polar Circle, the unique Disko Bay and the wildlife in the area. See majestic Icebergs float in the fiord right outside the town and experience at close range the impressive glacier of Eqi.

Highlights include

  • Up close experience with the Eqi Glacier
  • Boat trip around Disko Bay
  • Local guided tour of Ilulissat
  • Lunch in front of a glacier as you wait for it to calve
Day 1
Arrive into Ilulissat and transfer to your fjord side hotel
Day 2
Ilulissat
Day 3
Day trip to Eqi Glacier
Days 4 - 5
Exploring Ilulissat with Whale Safari
Day 6
Depart Ilulissat
Start/End Place
Ilulissat, Greenland
Country Visited
Greenland
Duration
6 Days
Start Date
Scheduled
Travel Style
Independent
Travel Style
Independent
Suitability
Independent holiday with moderately active activities and no porterage included
Code
50DN0010

Please note that all our itineraries, inclusions, dates and prices displayed on this website may change at any time. If you book an itinerary today and have this confirmed it will be the itinerary that is delivered to you. However, the online itinerary on our website may change in the meantime.

As a Certified B Corporation, 50 Degrees North has designed this tour using handpicked local hoteliers and suppliers who share our ethos of delivering services and activities of high social and environmental standards.

The CO2-e per person per day of all tours is carefully measured following each season. We fully offset all emissions of our tours on your behalf, and we constantly look at ways to reduce emissions where possible.

Details

Transportation

Local transfers and boat across the Disko Bay to Eqi

Included
  • Arrival & departure transfer in Ilulissat
  • Daily breakfast
  • City walk/tour with local guide in Ilulissat
  • Ilulissat accommodation in twin/double rooms
  • Whale Safari
  • Boat trip Ilulissat to Camp Eqi return
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fees
Not Included

Flight tickets to/from start and end points, any airport taxes, travel insurance, visas, gratitudes and any items of personal nature.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive into Ilulissat and transfer to your fjord side hotel

Arrive into Ilulissat. Meet & greet by a local guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in. After a welcome information meeting, head out for a guided city walk. This small town is known for the Ilulissat Icefjord and for huge icebergs that float around the Disko Bay, shed by the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier. Trails run to the Sermermiut settlement for dramatic views over the ice. The Ilulissat Museum traces the area’s history and the life of local-born explorer Knud Rasmussen. The area is home to thousands of Greenland dogs, used for dogsledding.

Accommodation
Icefjord Hotel or similar

Day 2 - Ilulissat

Ilulissat is the third largest town municipality in Greenland with more than 5000 inhabitants. About 4500 people lives in the town Ilulissat and 500 people live in the four remaining small settlements: Ilimanaq, Oqaatsut, Qeqertaq and Saqqaq.

Three hundred kilometres north of the Polar Circle, Ilulissat lies beautifully situated close to one of the world's largest glaciers – Kangia. The glacier produces about 20 million tons of ice each day, all floating into the Ilulissat Icefiord and the Disko Bay. All this ice is a good basis for fishing for Halibut which is the main occupation in Ilulissat. Due to the unique ice and landscape, the area of Kangia and the Icefiord has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 2004.

You have several days, at the start and end of the trip, in Ilulissat with time to join some of the many optional excursions, allowing you the freedom to choose what you want to see and do. You can enjoy helicopter flights over the Icecap and visit remote settlements where fishing and hunting still continues as it has for centuries.

Optional excursions and activities during your stay in Ilulissat, some of which are short and can fit after your day's activities:

  • SUP paddle boarding surrounded by Icebergs
  • Kayaking
  • Arctic Fishing
  • Private wellness sauna by the fjord
  • By Helicopter to the Ice Cap (operation depends on weather and helicopter capacity)
  • Food tour with local ingredients gathering
  • Hunter's Settlement - Ilimanaq
  • Feeding the huskies
  • Long hikes around the Icefjord
  • Glacier adventures and photo sightseeing by airplane
  • Evening Icefjord & iceberg boat trips
  • Dinner cruises around the icebergs
Meals
1 Breakfast
Accommodation
Icefjord Hotel or similar

Day 3 - Day trip to Eqi Glacier

Few places in Greenland are as beautiful as the Eqi Glacier, which ends in the fiord 80 kilometres north of Ilulissat. It is possible, by boat, to get very close to the glacier and experience huge pieces of ice breaking off. The sounds are enormous and the sight of the icebergs, crashing into the water, is breathtaking.

We sail in modern and convenient boats during the excursion to Eqi. The route goes north along the coast passing Bredebugt, the settlement of Oqaatsut and the big fiord system called Pakitsoq, where whales and seals are often seen. Further on is the Ataa Strait, which is surrounded by steep mountains with bird life and waterfalls. Our ice secured boats lie approximately 2 hours in front of the glacier and wait for the ice to calve, while a delicious lunch is served. This all-day excursion is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in a true Greenland experience including an unforgettable boat trip through ice filled water.

Please note:

The length of the boat trip to and from the glacier can last between 2 - 5 hours each way. It depends on the boat used the given day. The stop in front of the glacier lasts approximately 2 hours.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
Accommodation
Icefjord Hotel or similar

Days 4 - 5 - Exploring Ilulissat with Whale Safari

The next two days are free for activities around Ilulissat. Included is a cruise to see whales. You will search for the giant of the sea, and chances for seeing the humpback whale is very good in summer time. Spend time cruising among the icebergs in the search of the whales and hopefully see them before we return to Ilulissat. Please be aware that whales can not be guaranteed on the tour, but an amazing tour in the arctic surrounded by icebergs we promise you.

Other options for your stay are SUP iceberg sightseeing, hiking, arctic fishing, arctic sauna and kayaking. If you wish to book a helicopter flight over the Icecap, please organize this with us before departure.

Meals
2 Breakfasts
Accommodation
Icefjord Hotel or similar

Day 6 - Depart Ilulissat

You are transferred to the airport in the mid-morning for the flight from Ilulissat.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Dates & Prices

All prices listed are per person, based on two people sharing a room. Prices are indicative due to the current uncertainty across Europe with increasing energy and volatile fuel costs.

Dates
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Status
Accommodation
13 Jun 2024
15 Sep 2024
13 Jun 2024
15 Sep 2024
NZD 3,636
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