Icebergs in the Midnight Sun 4 Days
Visit the huge icebergs in Greenland at the Ilulissat Ice Fjord in Disko Bay. Enjoy whale watching, sailing, and hiking near icebergs under the midnight sun.
Day 1 – Arrive Ilulissat
You are picked up at the airport, and we will drive you to the Hotel Arctic in Ilulissat.
Day 2 – Ilulissat
“Today, you have the possibility to go on two optional excursions.
Whale Safari (optional)
It is a great experience to get close to large animals like whales. There are 15 species of whale in Greenland. During the summer it is normally the humpback, the common minke whale and the fin whale, we see. The whales swim the entire Disko Bay during the summer; sometimes close to the town, sometimes in the ice fjord or up north by the island, Arveprinsens Ejland.
We are in constant radio contact with the fishermen and the hunters about the whales and their whereabouts. The humpback, with its characteristic fin, is the one we see most often.
Later, it is time to get ready for the next optional excursion. The midnight sun makes the days very long, and you will feel full of energy to explore and take advantage of the entire day.
The sunny nights can only be experienced north of the Arctic Circle where the sun during summer never sets behind the horizon. In Ilulissat, the midnight sun is present from May 22 to July 24, but also throughout August, there will be very bright nights.
Sailing among the icebergs (optional)
Almost every visitor in Ilulissat chooses to try this boat trip among the icebergs at least once. Every day, more than 40 million tonnes of ice flow out into the fjord. The floating icebergs are gigantic, sometimes wider than 100 meters and with a height up to 100 meters above the water surface as well.
These giants pile up at the end of the fjord, providing you with a great opportunity to sail among them. You should not miss out on this exceptional experience when visiting Ilulissat. The icebergs are a wonderful sight in every kind of weather; in the sunshine, the contrasts are very clear, whereas the blue shades are strikingly beautiful when it is cloudy, and the midnight sun casts a unique glow on the icebergs during the night.
Taking the boat trip on a bright night is an extraordinary experience. Remember to bring warm clothes – otherwise, sealskin clothing is available for rent.”
Day 3 – Ilulissat
“Today, you can explore the town of Ilulissat or go with us on a boat trip to the Eqi Glacier.
Full-day trip to the calving Eqi Glacier (optional)
Only a few places in Greenland are as beautiful as the Eqi Glacier, which runs into the fjord 80 kilometers north of Ilulissat. It is possible to get very close to the glacier by boat and experience huge pieces of ice breaking off. The sounds are thunderous, and the sight of chunks of ice crashing into the water is astonishing.
We sail in modern, comfortable boats during the excursion to Eqi Glacier. The route takes us north along the coast, passing Bredebugt, the settlement of Oqaatsut and the big fjord system called Pakitsoq, where whales and seals are often spotted.
Lunchtime and watch the ice calve
Further along the route, we pass through the Ataa Strait, which is surrounded by steep mountains with bird life and waterfalls. Our boats, which are reinforced for sailing in icy waters, will remain in front of the glacier for approximately 2 hours and wait for the ice to calve. Meanwhile, a delicious lunch will be served. This is an all-day excursion where you will have a good opportunity to immerse yourself in the experience and fully enjoy the boat trip through the ice-filled waters.
Remember to bring warm clothes – otherwise, sealskin clothing is available for rent.
Farewell dinner at Hotel Arctic.
Day 4 – Depart Ilulissat
After breakfast you will meet and transfer to the airport.
|Dates||Dbl Occ||Sgl Occ|
|Aug 12 - Aug 15||CAD 3,815||CAD 4,950|
|Aug 19 - Aug 22||CAD 3,815||CAD 4,950|
|Excursion package with 3 excursions||CAD 1,060||Per Person|
|Whale Watching Ilulissat||CAD 360||Per Person|
|Helicopter Tour. Icefjord and Glacier From Above!||CAD 1,240||Minimum 7 People|
- Return flights Keflavík International Airport – Ilulissat
- Transfers from airport to hotel (return)
- 3 nights at Hotel Arctic with private facilities
- Welcome dinner on the first day (excl. beverages)
- Farewell dinner on the last night (excl. beverages)
- Welcome meeting upon arrival*
- All flight/transportation taxes and fees known to Greenland Travel at the time of publishing
- 20 kg of checked baggage and 8 kg of cabin baggage
*Local tour guides are English speaking
- Lunch and dinner (Welcome dinner on the first night and farewell dinner on the last night are included)
- Travel Insurance
- Excursions (we recommend pre-booking our Excursion Package)
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