Fly from Copenhagen-Kastrup Airport in Denmark to Kangerlussuaq in West Greenland, where you will connect to your flight to Ilulissat. On arrival, you will be transferred to your accommodation for the next four nights and the rest of your day is free to explore this town beautifully situated at the mouth of the iceberg-filled Ilulissat Icefjord—a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Get to know Ilulissat and its people with a guided culture and history walk! Your guide will tell you all about the history of this town—the third biggest in Greenland with 4,500 inhabitants—and introduce you to the native Greenlandic culture and daily life. The tour also includes a visit to local fishermen and hunters at the “Brædtet” trading post by the harbour as well as a stop to the birthplace of the famous explorer Knud Rasmussen.
The next two days are free for you to create your own Arctic adventures! You can choose from a number of fascinating optional activities, such as a boat ride through a maze of icebergs, a helicopter ride over the ice cap, a dog-sledding safari, a cultural demonstration or a guided snowmobile tour. If you’re up for a hike, the tranquil Sermermiut Valley just a few kilometres from Ilulissat offers spectacular views from a number of marked trails that you can explore at your own pace. And since you’re in the Arctic, don’t forget to watch the skies in the evening to catch a glimpse of the northern lights. Note: We recommend booking any optional activities in advance with your travel consultant at Nordic Visitor, although you are also welcome to book them at your hotel in Ilulissat after arrival. Please also keep in mind that the northern lights are a natural phenomenon, so sightings cannot be guaranteed.
When it’s time to say goodbye to this winter wonderland, you’ll be transferred to the Ilulissat Airport for your flight to Kangerlussuaq, where you will connect onwards to Denmark. Note: This tour can be customized with additional days in Kangerlussuaq, where you can experience ice fishing, muskox safaris, northern lights dog-sledding tours or excursions to the inland ice cap.