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Winter in Ilulissat
Enjoy activities such as a visit to the Icebergs of Sermeriut, iceberg cruises and dog sled adventures. This itinerary also includes a city walk of Ilulissat on the first day.
|Day 1||Arrive Copenhagen and stay for one night on a room only basis.|
Take an early morning flight with Air Greenland from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq and on to Ilulissat. Transfer to the hotel for check-in and information meeting. City Walk of Ilulissat is included in the programme.
During a walk through town your guide will talk about the history of Ilulissat. You will visit the old part of town and see the buildings from the very start of the Danish trading station, the busy fishing harbour, the old Zion church and the museum. Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
Breakfast at the hotel before a day at leisure in Ilulissat. Optional excursions are available at an additional charge and include:
The Icebergs of Sermermiut - By car as far as the road goes followed by an easy hike to a viewpoint from where the magnificent icebergs at the mouth of the Ice Fjord can be seen. Duration: 2-3 hours (approx.) Prices from £32 per person including refreshment.
Hunter's Settlement - By boat to the small settlement Rodebay (Oqaitsut), which is only accessible by boat or dog sledge. The settlement has approximately 40 inhabitants who are entirely dependent on fishing and hunting - a quite different world compared to the nearby town of Ilulissat. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and time to stroll around in the village before returning to Ilulissat. (In some periods packed lunch from the hotel). This excursion is operated by boat between late November and from mid March. When the fiord is frozen the village is only accessible by dog sled. Please see full day excursion by dog sled. Duration: 6 hours (approx). Prices from £134 per person including lunch.
Iceberg cruise by boat - Ilulissat is world famous for its icebergs and a cruise provides the perfect opportunity to get close to these gigantic sculptures created by nature. Only operated when open water, expected to be until late November and from mid March. Duration: 2½ hours (approx.). Prices from £64 per person including refreshment.
Greenland Hunter's Settlement - By boat to the small settlement of Ilimanaq, which is situated just south of the Kangia Ice Fjord. Ilimanaq has a population of approx. 80 persons mainly dependent on fishing and hunting. A completely different world compared to the town of Ilulissat. Upon arrival in Ilimanaq guided tour of the settlement before enjoying our lunch with a local family (in some periods packed lunch from the hotel). Ilimanaq is only accessible by boat and is therefore only operated when open water - expected to be until late November and from mid March Duration: 6 hours (approx.). Prices from £134 per person including lunch.
Dog Sledge Adventure - To leave the civilized world and enter the arctic wonderland of low passes, ice covered fjords where icebergs raise like sculptures is like travelling back in time into the world of the old polar explorers - all you hear is the sound of the sled moving over the ice and the shouts of encouragement your driver makes to control his dogs. The route will depend on actual snow and ice conditions. Only operated when snow - expected from early/mid December to late March. Fur clothes and boots are available to rent at an additional charge. Duration: 2 hours. Prices from £113 per person with one person per sledge.
|Day 6||Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport and fly with Air Greenland to Kangerlussuaq and onto Copenhagen.|
|Dates||Departs on Wednesdays from 4 November to 24 March|
|Prices||From £1640 per person based in the Hotel Hvide Falk From £1810 per person based on the Hotel Arctic|
Price includes one night in Copenhagen, internal flights with all taxes, transfers and information meeting, city walk of Ilulissat, accommodation at Hotel Hvide Falk or Hotel Arctic with breakfast daily. One Welcome and one Farewell dinner are also included when staying at Hotel Arctic. International flights, meals not listed and optional excursions are not included.