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Northern Lights Hunter

5 days in Disko Bay incl. 2 days dog sledding

from 1,150.00 €

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Northern Lights Hunter

5 days in Disko Bay incl. 2 days dog sledding

from 1,150.00 €

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Ilulissat: Iceberg Sailing (2h, 80€) Ilulissat: Sermermiut Hike (2h, 48€) Ilulissat: Northern Light Snowshoeing (1.5h, 110€) Ilulissat: Snowmobiling (3h, 200€)

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Northern Lights Hunter

5 days in Disko Bay incl. 2 days dog sledding

from 1,150.00 €
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Discovering the Arctic landscapes in winter time is a unique experience. You will go on a a two day dog sledding tour to the impressive "Dead Glacier". You follow the sledge tracks to Aattartoq, where you encounter the sea ice. After sledding to the glacier, you will spend one night in a local hut, which is also used by the local fisherman. The last day in Ilulissat is at leisure and you have the possibility to book an excursion on the spot, depending on the weather conditions. From mid March, the chances are good that you can already start to sail around the icebergs.

Rough summary

Day 1:

Arrival in Ilulissat. Night in Ilulissat.

Day 2:

Dog sledge tour to the Icefjord. Night in Hut.

Day 3:

2nd day of dog sledding excursion. Night in Ilulissat.

Day 4:

Day at leisure in Ilulissat. Book day excursion on the spot.

Day 5:

End of the trip.

Prices and dates

Price per person:

Package based on: Double Single
Guesthouse 1150 1315
B&B with locals 1280 1280
Apartment 1225 1310
3* hotel 1240 1395
4* hotel 1460 1765

Dates:

February 11th, 2018 – April 15th, 2018 (available)

Further details

Price includes:

  • 2 days dog sledding tour from Ilulissat
  • warm clothing during dog sledding tour (anorak, trousers, shoes)
  • 1 night in hut
  • full board from lunch on day 2 to lunch on day 3
  • 3 nights in Ilulissat incl. breakfast

Options:

  • Ilulissat: Iceberg Sailing (2h, 80€)
  • Ilulissat: Sermermiut Hike (2h, 48€)
  • Ilulissat: Northern Light Snowshoeing (1.5h, 110€)
  • Ilulissat: Snowmobiling (3h, 200€)

Minimum age:

16 years

Bring along:

Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing.

Flight connections

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.

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Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Ilulissat

In the afternoon, you will meet with our local partner for a briefing about your dog sledding experience on the next day. You could then have a nice walk around the town or book a Northern Lights tour in the evening. You will spend the night in Ilulissat.

Day 2 & 3: Two day dog sledding tour

Around 4000 years ago, the first settlers reached Greenland by dog sledges and today around 4600 people live in Ilulissat and around 3500 Greenland Dogs. Dogsleds are still a very important means of transportation in Greenland. Our musher will equip you with warm clothes adapted to the Arctic winter temperatures and give you instructions on dogsledding. We head in the direction of the Icefjord with 10 to 12 dogs pulling our sledge. This excursion is a great opportunity to experience Greenland in a very authentic way and will very likely give you the opportunity to observe the spectacular Northern Lights. We will ride up a hill in the direction of Sikuiuitsoq fjord, and enjoy the indefinite snowy and icy scenery. We will spend the night near the Icefjord in a hut, which is usually used by local fishermen and hunters. We will keep our eyes open during the night and will hopefully be able to observe the mesmerizing Northern Lights dancing in the Arctic sky. On the second day we will ride on the frozen sea to the impressive Sermeq Avannerleq glacier, also called the “Dead Glacier” and than head back to Ilulissat.

Day 4: Day at leisure in Ilulissat

You will have today at leisure. Depending on the weather conditions you could go sailing around the impressive icebergs, take a sightseeing flight over the Icefjord or meet some locals for a traditional Kaffe-mik. We will assist with the bookings. You could also use the day to relax and walk around town. You will spend the night in Ilulissat.

Day 5: End of trip

Today you could fly back or combine this trip with a guided tour or another individual trip.

Remarks

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.

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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.