8 days in Greenland incl. 2 days of quarantine for vaccinated travellers
If you heart calls for adventure and you do not mind the extra hurdles you have to overcome while travelling these days, here is a trip especially made for you.
We have created a trip to famous Disko Bay which follows the current quarantine regulation of the Greenlandic authorities. For fully vaccinated travellers (who have received the final injection at least 14 days prior to travel), quarantine restrictions have been eased. Specifically, this means that you also have to go directly into quarantine at the end-destination, but you can be retested as early as the day after arrival in Greenland and end your quarantine if that test is negative. As you are allowed to go outside during quarantine you can make the most of your time by visiting Ilulissat or go for a hike along the UNESCO Ilulissat Icefjord.
As soon as you have received your negative test result, one of our experienced captains will take you on a boat trip into Disko Bay, getting you as close as safe to the fascinating and gigantic icebergs.
Thereafter you can soak up the tranquility of beautiful Disko Island, experience Inuit culture, and simply let Greenland take your breath away.
A free day in Ilulissat allows for relaxing or adding other optional tours. You can also extend this trip to visit other regions in Greenland.
Arrival in Ilulissat - Transfer to hotel (quarantine)
Quarantine (PCR Test, unguided city walk)
Quarantine (unguided hike to Sermermiut, Result)
Evening iceberg sailing
By ferry from Ilulissat to Qeqertarsuaq
Back to Ilulissat by ferry
Day for optional activities
Departure or further trip extensions to other parts of Greenland
Prices and dates
Price per person:
|15 June to 31 August:||Double||Single|
|3* hotel with sea view||1550||2265|
|4* hotel with sea view||1775||2450|
June 15, 2021 – August 31, 2021 (available)
Tuesdays, Wednesdays from Iceland
Tuesdays from Copenhagen
- 2 hour evening iceberg sightseeing tour by boat (Local guide)
- transfers by ferry Ilulissat - Qeqertarsuaq A/R
- luggage transfer from harbour to accommodation in Qeqertarsuaq A/R
- 2 nights in Qeqertarsuaq incl. breakfast
- 5 nights in Ilulissat incl. breakfast
- airport transfers
Price does not include:
- flights to Greenland
- costs for required Covid-19 tests
- meals other than breakfast
Flexible booking conditions:
You would like to plan and book your Greenland adventure with us, but feel insecure in regard to the further developments concerning the Corona virus. Please feel free to request your desired tour and we will send you information about possible flexible booking conditions along with your individual offer.
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 but can be added to your package.
Fly to Ilulissat via Reykjavík/Iceland or Copenhagen/Denmark.
Day 1: Arrival in Ilulissat
Upon your arrival in Ilulissat you will be picked up and taken to your accommodation. The hotel staff is ready to make your time spent in quarantine as comfortable as possible. Breakfast will be served in your room, lunch and dinner can be ordered through the hotel. You will spend the night in Ilulissat.
Day 2: Quarantine
It is possible to go by taxi to your PCR Test appointment at Ilulissat Hospital. While waiting for your test result today you are allowed to go for a walk. Our recommendation would be to go visit the colorful town itself. Please be aware that quarantine should limit contact with other people as much as possible, and you must wear a mask/visor during the quarantine period at any time you leave your accommodation. There are exceptions for activities in nature, as long as you ensure there are more than 2 meters distance from other persons. Please note that it is not possible to visit shops, offices, museums, restaurants, cafes, visit locals’ homes (eg for kaffemiks), cultural houses, cinemas, workshops and the like. With a bit of luck you will already receive your test result today. You will spend the night in Ilulissat.
Day 3: Quarantine
This day serves as a quarantine buffer day in case your test result is delayed. As nature walks are allowed during quarantine we recommend to venture out on your own and visit the nearby fantastic Ilulissat Icefjord. On various clearly marked hiking routes with different difficulty levels and lengths it is your best way of exploring the sheer breathtaking ice giants at your own pace. We will provide you with a hiking map showing different routes when you receive your travel documents. Please remember to follow quarantine rules, which limit contact with other people as much as possible. We expect that you will have received your test result by now so during sundown a 2.5 hour boat trip will take you out on Disko Bay to get up close with gigantic icebergs bathing in the evening sun. These frozen giants calved from the most productive glacier of the Northern Hemisphere, the Sermeq Kujalleq. This glacier is one of the most productive glaciers in the world. It annually calves 35km³ of ice into the UNESCO Icefjord. Sailing around the gigantic icebergs in the evening sun is a fantastic experience. You will spend the night in Ilulissat.
Day 4: By ferry 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 5: Exploring Qeqertarsuaq
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 6: Back to Ilulissat by ferry
se 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 7: 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 8: End of trip in Ilulissat
Today you could fly back or continue your trip visiting other regions of Greenland, such as the Greenland ice sheet near Kangerlussuaq or the capital Nuuk. It is also possible to combine this trip with the coastal ship from Ilulissat to South Greenland. In such a case the visit to Disko Island would need to be removed from your program as the coastal ship only leaves Sundays.
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.