6 days in Disko Bay incl. a visit to Disko Island
Discover Disko Island, surrounded by the most impressive icebergs of the Arctic hemisphere! The trip starts in Ilulissat, “The Town of Icebergs”. From there the local ferry will take you across to exceptional Qeqertarsuaq, a settlement standing alone on the great Disko Island away from Greenland’s west coast. We love the place for its authentic vibe. Disko Island is very reclusive, and not many people have the chance to come here and enjoy the incredible view of the stunning Disko Bay. On arrival, you may go on an easy stroll around the colourful settlement yourself and explore the beautiful nature surrounding it. The next day, we recommend to hike along the coastline to wonderful Kuannit, watch out for whales and also examine the specific geology of the island. Soak up the special atmosphere of Qeqertarsuaq the following day, before sailing back to Ilulissat. This trip will be a true once in a lifetime experience.
Day at leisure in Ilulissat.
Sailing from Ilulissat to Qeqertarsuaq.
Possibility of hiking to Kuannit or to join a guided walk around the settlement.
Sailing back to Ilulissat.
Day at leisure in Ilulissat.
End of trip in Ilulissat.
Prices and dates
Price per person:
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daily departures, June 15, 2020 – September 15, 2020 (available)
June 15, 2021 – September 15, 2021 (available)
- transfers by ferry Ilulissat - Qeqertarsuaq A/R
- luggage transfer from harbour to accommodation in Qeqertarsuaq A/R
- 2 nights in Qeqertarsuaq
- 3 nights in Ilulissat
- breakfast when staying in hotel
Type of trip:
This pre-arranged adventure is an individual trip, meaning you are discovering Greenland on your own but joining selected guided group activities during your stay. You will receive comprehensive travel information such as where and when to meet for the activities.
Flights to Greenland are not included.
Fly to Ilulissat via Reykjavík/Iceland or Copenhagen/Denmark. Return flight from 1090 EUR per person can be added to your package.
Day 1: Day at leisure in Ilulissat
You will arrive and have today at leisure in Ilulissat. If time allows you may join an optional tour, please see suggestions further below. You will spend the night in Ilulissat.
Day 2: Sailing from Ilulissat to Qeqertarsuaq
From Ilulissat harbour the local ferry will take you across to Disko Island’s small settlement Qeqertarsuaq. On the way, you will enjoy stunning views of giant iceberg formations floating in the sea. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed at the harbour and take a short walk on your own towards your accommodation (ca. 500m, your luggage will be transferred). In the afternoon, you may explore Qeqertarsuaq and its beautiful surroundings on your own. You will spend the night in Qeqertarsuaq.
Day 3: Possibility of hiking to Kuannit or to join a guided walk around the settlement
Enjoy your free day in tranquil Qeqertarsuaq. Various hiking trails lead you into the island’s lush hills to experience volcanic rock formations. We highly recommend to hike along the coastline to Kuannit. It roughly takes 4-6 hours return and is easy to find. This hike is also some sort of free whale watching trip, since next to the big icebergs bowhead and humpback whales can often be spotted along the shoreline all the way to Kuannit. An additional option today would be to join a guided walk around the colourful settlement of Qeqertarsuaq. You will spend the night in Qeqertarsuaq.
Day 4: Sailing back to Ilulissat
Use the chance to enjoy the unique atmosphere on Disko Island before returning to Ilulissat. There are only few tourists around, thus the island still has a very special and authentic feel. Here you can truly see how the Greenlanders live and how they have adapted to the conditions of this remote part of the world. By ferry you get back to Ilulissat, the town of icebergs, a name holding its truth as we soon start to witness approaching the town. From the occasional iceberg here and there our captain will soon have to pay more attention to the countless icebergs enlacing Ilulissat. Did we mention that the ferry is also a great way to meet locals, as it is the common form of transport getting from A to B during summer - sort of like our bus system - just with better views. You will spend the night in Ilulissat.
Day 5: Day at leisure in Ilulissat
You will have today to explore the beautiful town of Ilulissat. You can simply relax or stroll around town, hike down to the stunning UNESCO Icefjord or join another optional tour (see plenty of suggestions below). You will spend the night in Ilulissat.
Day 6: End of trip in Ilulissat
Today you could fly back or combine this trip with a guided tour or another individual tour.
What our customers say
I want to go back as soon as possible!
It was just amazing! I want to go back as soon as possible! The best experience I ever had.
So sollte es immer sein
Der Norden gefällt mir allgemein zum Reisen. Das erste Mal auf Grönland und bin sehr begeistert. In Ilulissat oder auf der Disko Insel die Eisberge zu sehen, macht die Differenz aus, zu anderen Destinationen. Wandern oder einen Ausflug auf dem Schiff. Abwechslung, gutes Essen und sehr freundliche Leute. Nicht vergessen, Sonnencreme, Sonnenbrille und vor allem Antimücken Spray super forte. Die Reise wurde von Greenland Tours gestaltet. Alles hat funktioniert, perfekt. So sollte es immer sein. Vielen Dank.
L'un des plus beaux endroits visités dans le monde. Mérite un deuxième voyage. Souvenirs impérissables.
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