FROM: USD $6,275

Western Greenland Explorer - 8 days

Discover the beauty of Greenland in the summer. Fly from Copenhagen to Ilulissat - home to the UNESCO listed ice fjord. Take a midnight sun cruise out to the icebergs and enjoy drinks made from their ice! Continue on to Kangerlussuaq - gateway to the massive ice cap and where musk ox and reindeer roam free!

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Ilulissat - home to the famous Ilulissat Ice Fjord where you can enjoy delicious drinks made with icefjord ice.
Kangerlussuaq - home to wild reindeer and musk oxen which roam free.

Included

7 nights in 3 - 4 star accommodation
3 economy class flights with Air Greenland from Copenhagen to Ilulissat (via Kangerlussuaq), Ilulissat to Kangerlussuaq and Kangerlussuaq to Copenhagen.
Welcome meeting at Hotel Arctic on day 2 and city walk
4x4 drive through Arctic Desert to the Inland Ice Cap from Kangerlussuaq
7 breakfasts and 7 dinners
Transfers from Ilulissat airport to the Hotel Arctic on day 2
Midnight Icefjord cruse on day 3

Not Included

International flights and visas
Gratuity for your tour guide. Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Copenhagen

Your first night at Copenhagen airport is included. Please make your way to the Clarion Airport Hotel which is a short walk from the terminal 2 building.
Overnight: Copenhagen

Day 2

Welcome to Greenland

Copenhagen - Ilulissat. This morning after hotel check out we take a morning flight from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq before connecting on to Ilulissat in Western Greenland. Upon arrival in Ilulissat you'll be met and transferred to the Hotel Arctic . Following a welcome meeting with our guide we embark on a city walk allowing us to get aquainted with the town and take our first glimpses of the beautiful scenery. Later this evening we enjoy a delicious dinner at the onsite hotel restaurant Ulo.

After dinner we embark on a midnight cruise to the ice fjord. The midnight sun and warm red colours reflect on the gigantic icebergs and is an amazing sight! We'll cruise between the icebergs and enjoy a late drink on the "real rocks". This tour is guided and includes light refreshments.
Overnight: Ilulissat  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Ilulissat

After breakfast at the hotel the remainder of the day is at leisure. There a whole host of optional excursions that can be booked locally with your helpful tour leader who will be on hand to help advise what you can do.
Overnight: Ilulissat  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Days 4-5

Ilulissat

The next two days are also at leisure - please see our list of activities on your Trip Notes for details of activites on offer.
Overnight: Ilulissat  |  Breakfast x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 6

4WD trip to the Icecap

Ilulissat - Kangerlussuaq. This morning we have a farewell breakfast on our last morning at the Hotel Arctic with our guide. We'll be transferred to the airport in Ilulissat for our flight to Kangerlussuaq before check in at the hotel in Kangerlussuaq. This afternoon we attend an information meeting with our local representative presenting to us the plethora of optional activities available during our stay.

Later on we take a guided tour by 4-wheel-drive through the Arctic desert, we follow rivers, head through old glacier valleys and over small mountains directly to the famous inland Ice Cap. We will drive along narrow mountain tracks at a slow speed and make several photo stops en route. We will also walk to some view points to overlook the fantastic Arctic landscape. Later on we return to the hotel for dinner.
Overnight: Kangerlussuaq  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7

Kangerlussuaq

After breakfast we head out on a guided tour by 4x4 vehicle into the Arctic desert. We'll travel along old glacier valleys, over small mountains directly on to the famous inland ice cap. We'll drive on narrow mountain tracks and en route we'll make several photo stops and walk to the beautiful viewpoints that overlook this fantastic Arctic landscape.

The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this amazing part of the world.
Overnight: Kangerlussuaq  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8

Copenhagen

Kangerlussuaq - Copenhagen. Today we say farewell to Greenland as we board our flight back to Copenhagen. Flight times vary depending on which day you are travelling so please contact us before booking your onward flights from Copenhagen.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.

Extra Prices

Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
Pre-Accommodation - Copenhagen
USD $270
USD $120
Post-Accommodation - Copenhagen
USD $270
USD $120

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Clarion Airport Hotel, Copenhagen (Denmark)

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Just a short walk across the covered walkway from the main terminal and 15 minutes' metro from the city centre, the Clarion Copenhagen Airport is a modern hotel with excellent facilities. Guest rooms are a decent size and come with floor to ceiling windows and importantly sound proofing - so the planes won't disturb you. The breakfast buffet is extensive and there is an onsite spa for guests to enjoy as well as Wi-Fi (charges apply).

Hotel Arctic, Ilulissat

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The world's most northerly 4 star hotel, the Hotel Arctic sits right on the edge of the ice fjord - recently made a UNESCO world heritage site. Guest rooms cosy with comfortable beds, hardwood flooring and minimalist bathrooms with under floor heating. Original works by the Greenlandic artist Buuti Pedersen decorate the rooms. Complimentary wi-fi is available and the on site Ulo restaurant where guests can enjoy delicious meals with one of the most spectacular views in the world - enjoy dinner whilst watching the icebergs drift around the fjord.

Hotel Kangerlussuaq, Kangerlussuaq

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

The former barracks of the Sondrestrom US Air Base, Hotel Kangerlussuaq sits within the airport at Kangerlussuaq. Guest rooms are slightly dated but all come with private facilities and modern conveniences. Wi-fi is available and the hotel also boasts fantastic customer service as well as the most visited cafe in Greenland - the Green Bar/Naapifik serving up a delicious array of Greenlandic cuisine. Be sure to look out for the herds of musk ox and reindeer that roam the local area.

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Copenhagen
Ends
Copenhagen
Departs
June - September
Hotel Rating
3 - 4 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - tour guide in Ilulissat and Kangerlussuaq
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Dinner: 6
Visiting
Copenhagen (Denmark), Ilulissat, Kangerlussuaq
Countries

Extra Tour Info

Optional Activities
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