5 days of Arctic Winter Adventure in Ilulissat

When choosing a 5 days Arctic Winter package tour, you get to do all the best things in Ilulissat + getting accommodation in our guesthouse in Ilulissat 

Day 1City walk + snow shoe hike by the UNESCO site
After getting settled at Ilulissat Guesthouse, we will give you a briefing about your Greenland adventure. Afterwards we will do a city walk around Ilulissat, where our experienced guide will show you the most important sites of this charming, little, colorful town located next to the UNESCO ice fiord.

In the afternoon we’ll go on snow shoe hike. We’ll start from Ilulissat Guesthouse, where your guide will give you an introduction to the equipment. We will walk together to the UNESCO site, where we will put on the snow shoes. Here we will walk through the Sermermiut valley and continue out to the ice fjord to enjoy the breathtaking view over the ice fiord. Depending on the weather conditions, we will decide how long this trip will be.

Day 2 – Ice Fjord Cruise + northern light snow shoe hike
Sailing in the Disko Bay at Winter time, is an extraordinary experience. You will feel the Arctic nature up close as you enjoy the sun reflecting in the huge ice bergs just outside town, where the UNESCO area begins. A must for the photographer.

This evening’s northern light trip starts from Ilulissat Guesthouse, where our guide will give you an introduction to the equipment and the route. Remember to do the settings on your camera before going out on this trip. Bring also extra batteries and warm clothes.

Day 3 – Snow mobile trip
On a snow mobile you are able to get out in to the back country of Ilulissat, where you can enjoy the beautiful landscape of valleys, frozen lakes – and sea ice. The route we will choose will always depend on the weather conditions, but one of the options is to visit the small settlement, Oqaatsut, which is situated just 21 km north of Ilulissat, where only 27 people live all year round.

Another option is to go up in the mountains to the area where dogsleds are running back and forth between Ilulissat and the place where the locals go ice fishing. Both trips will be an amazing experience.

Day 4 – Dog sled trip
One of the first things, which probably comes to mind when thinking about Greenland, is the dog sledge. The dog sledge has been used for hunting and transportation for the last 2000 years and is a very proud tradition. Something you will not miss out for the world, when visiting Greenland.

Which trip we will choose the specifik day depends on the weather conditions. We either head north of Ilulissat and drive along the shore and maybe, if its safe, drive out on the sea ice. Another option will be to go in to the back country of Ilulissat, where you will have the view of the Ice Fiord. Dogsled tour is scheduled to 2 hours, but it is possible to upgrade to 5 hours for additional DKK 1800,- per person.

Day 5 – Departure
Day of departure. Time to buy souvenirs before flying back home. Or maybe stay a few more days

Included:

  • Accommodation at Ilulissat Guesthouse
  • Guidet city walk around Ilulissat
  • Snow shoe walk to the UNESCO site Sermermiut
  • Northern light snow shoe hike
  • Snow mobile trip
  • Dog sled trip
  • Ice fjord Cruise.

Not included:

  • Food,
  • Airline tickets,
  • Sealskin clothing for the dog sledge trip (DKK 350,-),
  • Transfer from and to the airport.

NB – it is possible to add extra days in order to match flights. Please send us an email at info@ilulissatadventure.com to get an offer on a full package program.

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