8 days in Disko Bay including dog sledding to the Icefjord
During this trip you will have the unique experience of getting to know the Disko Dogs! On the first day, your guide will take you on an amazing snowshoe hike from Ilulissat to the famous Icefjord. The following day, the real adventure begins: we get to know the unique Greenland dogs! Our local musher will teach us the basics about dog sledding before we head off for an unforgettable 3 day dog sledding expedition to the Icefjord. The Icefjord was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 2004. As you ride though the snowy and wild landscape, gazing at the countless majestic icebergs in the fjord, you will understand why.
Arrival in Ilulissat. Night in Ilulissat.
Snowshoeing along the Icefjord. Night in Ilulissat.
Dogsledding expedition in tandem with a musher. Nights in huts.
Days at leisure in Ilulissat with the possibility of excursions on the spot. Night in Ilulissat.
End of the trip in Ilulissat.
Prices and dates
Price per person:
|Package based on:||Double||Single|
|B&B with locals||2255||2255|
|3* hotel with sea view||2290||2645|
|4* hotel with sea view||2465||2885|
daily departures, February 01, 2018 – April 15, 2018 (available)
- 4-5 hours snowshoeing guided tour along the Icefjord
- 3 days dog sledding tour from Ilulissat
- warm clothing during dog sledding tour (anorak, trousers, shoes)
- 2 night in hut
- lunch on day 2 & full board from lunch on day 3 to lunch on day 5
- 5 nights in Ilulissat
Ilulissat: Iceberg Sailing (Jan-Dec, 2h, 95€)
Today you will head out by boat into Disko Bay and visit the gigantic floating icebergs, so have your cameras locked and loaded. These frozen giants have calved from the most productive glacier of the Northern Hemisphere, the Sermeq Kujalleq. It annually calves 35 km³ of ice into the UNESCO Icefjord - a sheer unimaginable amount. If we are lucky we might even spot a whale or two.
Ilulissat: Snowmobiling (Feb-Apr, 3h, 200€)
Today, you will enjoy an amazing 3 hours snowmobiling ride from Ilulissat. We follow the old trail to the north, crossing lakes, frozen fjords and hills with breathtaking views of Disko Bay and Disko Island. Finally we cross the frozen sea to reach Oqaatsut where we have a break drinking coffee or tea, eat snacks and discover the traditional settlement. We ride back to Ilulissat taking a different route to explore the back country, visiting a spectacular frozen waterfall and the dramatic rock cliffs that dominate the scenery. Please note that the itinerary can be adjusted to weather & ice conditions. No previous experience is required. Minimum age is 18 years. We will provide all the equipment and teach all you need to know to ride completely safe with our experienced guide.
Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing. Please request equipment list.
Flights to Greenland are not included.
Fly to Ilulissat via Reykjavík/Iceland or Copenhagen/Denmark.
Return flight from 990 EUR per person can be added to your package.
Day 1: Arrival in Ilulissat
Today you will arrive in the beautiful town of Ilulissat. Our local contact will await you there and give you all the information you need about the exciting days ahead of you. You will have the rest of the day at leisure in Ilulissat, the ‘Town of Icebergs’. Ilulissat is perfectly located just at the entrance of the famous Icefjord where the most impressive icebergs are calving into Disko Bay. You can take a walk around town, enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful view of Disko Bay and have a nice dinner before returning to your accommodation in the evening.
Day 2: Snowshoeing along the Icefjord
After breakfast our guide will bring you to the famous Icefjord for an amazing snowshoe hike along the fjord. More than 20 million tons of ice flow out into the fjord each day which results in gigantic icebergs who rise more than 100 meters into the air. The view of the breathtaking Icefjord is one you will never forget! On our hike we will stop at the abandoned settlement Sermermiut where for the last 4000 years several different Inuit cultures have lived and left interesting remains. After a full day out in the beautiful nature we return to Ilulissat and spend the night in our accommodation.
Day 3 to 5: Dogsledding expedition
We take the direction of the the small settlement of Oqaatsut, located about 15 km north of Ilulissat. You will have time to explore the small settlement with its picturesque colourful houses and go on a short hike around the settlement. You will drive then to Kangersunneq fjord where you will spend the night in a hut. On the next day, we will go for another day of dog sledding up the hill to Iviangernarssuit where you could have a great view, if the weather is good, on the Icefjord. We ride to the direction of the Ice Cap to the impressive Sermeq Avannerleq glacier or the “Dead Glacier” where we will spend the night in a hut. During winter time, the icebergs are imprisoned by the frozen sea and display extraordinary ice formations. On the next day we take the direction back to Ilulissat driving not far away from the famous Icefjord. Back in Ilulissat, you will enjoy the night in a warm & cosy accommodation.
Day 6 & 7: Ilulissat
You will have the days at leisure. Our local contact will give you information about the variety of exciting excursions you can go on today, such as a boat ride on the Icefjord, visiting local families at their homes to learn about their culture, or a an exciting helicopter ride over the Icefjord. You will spend the night in your accommodation in Ilulissat.
Day 8: Departure
After breakfast you will depart from Ilulissat.
The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, thus we cannot guarantee that you will see them during your trip. However, if you are traveling in Greenland from end of August to end of March, chances are good that you will be able to observe them, but best deep in the winter (from mid November to mid March). If you travel in April it is unlikely to see the Northern Lights as days are already to bright.
The dogsledding tours offer a perfect opportunity to experience Greenland in the most authentic way possible.The tours are guided by local mushers who speak some Danish and sometimes a little English.The huts you will stay in are usually huts used by local fisherman. They are very basic and in most of the huts there is no toilet and no running water. You will spend the night in a common room with the other participants and sometimes local fishermen.
All adventure trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Greenland Tours does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realise that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.