4 days in Ilulissat incl. dog sledding & Northern Lights tour
You start the trip with an amazing northern light snowshoe tour along the famous Icefjord. We will see the incredible icebergs in the fjord which have calved from the great Greenlandic ice sheet. The following day, you go explore the beautiful icy scenery in the most authentic way possible - with the dog sled. You will have the last day at leisure in Ilulissat and can book a variety of exciting excursions on the spot. From November to mid March, chances are very high that you will be able to observe the spectacular Northern Lights dancing in the sky.
Northern lights snowshoe tour along the Icefjord
Dog sledding to the Icefjord. Night in Ilulissat
Day at leisure in Ilulissat. Night in Ilulissat
End of the trip
Prices and dates
Price per person:
|Package based on:||Double||Single|
|B&B with locals||880||880|
|3* hotel with sea view||900||1115|
|4* hotel with sea view||1005||1255|
daily departures, February 01, 2019 – April 15, 2019 (available)
- 1,5 hour guided northern lights snowshoe tour to the Icefjord
- 1 day dog sledding excursion to the Icefjord (2 person per sledge with a musher) incl. packed lunch
- 3 nights in Ilulissat
- Breakfast included when staying in hotel and B&B
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: Sermermiut Hike (Jan-Dec, 2h, 48€)
It is a big day today. You came here to see glaciers and icebergs. And you do not mean the small ones, you mean the massive ones. Well, we promise - this is what you are going to see. Standing in front of the enormous Ilulissat Icefjord will make you feel small and humble. An endless amount of ice pushing down from the glacier Sermeq Kujalleq towards the sea, where ice is calving constantly creating those majestic icebergs floating in Disko Bay. Here, at the Ilulissat Icefjord World Heritage Site, we also stop at Sermermiut, an abandoned Inuit settlement, which had been used by Saqqaq, Early Dorset and Thule cultures. Our guide will give you insights of the Inuit culture and will answer your questions.
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
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: Northern Lights Snowshoeing tour along the Icefjord
At the old heliport we will put on snowshoes and a headlight before starting our northern lights. We will hike to Holms Bakke by the Icefjord where the people of Ilulissat welcome the sun every year on the 13th of January after a long dark winter. On our trip we hopefully be so lucky to see the spectacular northern lights dancing in the sky. We will enjoy the view of the beautiful winter landscape and the massive icebergs in the UNESCO Icefjord before we return back to Ilulissat. You will spend the night in Ilulissat.
Day 2: Dog sledding excursion to the Icefjord
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. Our musher will equip you with warm clothes adopted to the Arctic winter temperatures and give you instructions on dogsledding. We start our adventure in Ilulissat and head in the direction of the Icefjord. This excursion is a great opportunity to experience Greenland in a very authentic way. We will ride up a hill in the direction of Sikuiuitsoq fjord, and enjoy the indefinite snowy and icy scenery. If the weather and ice conditions are good, we will try to reach the impressive Sermeq Avannerleq glacier, also called the “Dead Glacier”. You will spend the night in Ilulissat.
Day 3: 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 4: End of trip
Today you could fly back or combine this trip with a guided tour or another individual trip.
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.
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.