5 days in Ilulissat incl. city tour, Ilulissat Icefjord and boat tour to the icebergs
On this classic journey you discover the amazing attractions which made Ilulissat and Disko Bay famous. First we take you on a guided walk through Ilulissat, where you will get an understanding about the town's culture and history.
Next day you will visit the UNESCO world heritage site of the remarkable Ilulissat Icefjord, enjoying breathtaking views over the Sermeq Kujalleq, one of the fastest and most active glaciers in the world. You continue to the abandoned Inuit settlement Sermermiut, listening to the guide's stories about Inuit people’s life and traditions.
But that is not everything! 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. A free day in Ilulissat allows for relaxing or adding other optional tours. This classic is truly a trip which you will always remember.
Arrival - Cultural city walk
Guided walk at Ilulissat Icefjord and Sermermiut
Iceberg Sightseeing by boat
Free day in Ilulissat
Prices and dates
Price per person:
|Package based on:||Double||Single|
|B&B with locals||830||830|
|3* hotel with sea view||880||1190|
|4* hotel with sea view||975||1310|
daily, February 01, 2019 – October 31, 2019 (available)
- 2 hour guided city walk in Ilulissat
- 2 hour walk at Ilulissat Icefjord and Sermermiut incl. transfer
- 2.5 hour iceberg sightseeing tour by boat
- 4 nights in Ilulissat
- Breakfast included when staying in hotel and B&B
- airport transfers (not included when staying at guesthouse)
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 990 EUR per person can be added to your package.
Day 1: Arrival - Cultural city walk
Upon your arrival in Ilulissat you will be picked up and taken to your accommodation. In the afternoon you are ready to join a guided city walk through Ilulissat. You will learn about the Greenlandic culture and the history of the city. We visit the local fishermen at the harbour, the hunters at "brættet" and stop at the birthplace of the famous polar explorer Knud Rasmussen. On our way back we pass the old wooden Zion church. You will spend the night in Ilulissat.
Day 2: Guided walk at Ilulissat Icefjord and Sermermiut
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. Overnight in Ilulissat.
Day 3: Iceberg Sightseeing by boat
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. Overnight in Ilulissat.
Day 4: Free day in Ilulissat
You will have today to explore the beautiful town of Ilulissat. You can simply relax or stroll around town, revisit the stunning UNESCO Icefjord on your own or join another optional tour (see plenty of suggestions in the tour details). Overnight in Ilulissat.
Day 5: Departure
A car will take you to Ilulissat airport or Ilulissat harbour right in time for your departure.
What our customers say
great to stay with a family
Fantastic trip and great to stay with a family rather than a hotel. Niels and Peerma were great hosts. Loved it all.
alles einwandfrei organisiert
Trotz wetterbedingter (Flug- und Unterkunft) Umbuchungen alles einwandfrei organisiert.
a huge success
The trip has been a huge success! The locations, hotels and people exceeded my expectations. And we have enjoyed hiking, and cruising to photo the icebergs. Our last cruise is this morning in the early fog. Thanks for everything, this has been a wonderful trip!
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.