Dream Tour in the Disco Bay
12 days to explore the very highlights of the Disco Bay. This tour gives you the feeling of entering a place where nobody has been before you. You will be staying at the Glacier Lodge Eqi – perhaps one of the most beautiful, peaceful and unique places in all of Greenland. Furthermore, we will take you to small settlements and all the must-see sights of West Greenland.
The tour begins in Kangerlussuaq – the gateway to Greenland – and just 25 kilometres from the immense Ice Cap. You will get the chance to actually walk on the Ice Cap.
As of 2014 the tour will end with a three-day stay on the Disco Island. We will being staying in the old town Qeqertarsuaq (Godhavn), which used to be a place for whale hunters. The town is surrounded by steep mountains and pretty vegetation. The Disco Island offers a number of great walks, and you can visit the small and isolated town Kangerluk with only 42 inhabitants.
The trip is available from June to August during which the summer is intense and warm, and the Disco Bay is adorned in colours of the midnight sun.
I lost my heart to Greenland!
Participant at Dream Tour in the Disco Bay, 2013
I have been in Greenland 7 times and I have lost my heart to this amazing country. 11 years ago I was on a boat trip to Eqi and I thought: "Here I wood like to stay for som days". When I saw that they had built huts on the spot I had to go! It has been a fantastic tour and the guides have been very helpfull and they knew a lot about Greenland.
“Big Arctic Five” - attractions
You can experience “Big Arctic Five” these attractions on this tour - Read more
- WHALESSummer & Spring
- dog sledgeDecember to April
- IceAll year
- Northern lightsOctober - March
- CultureAll year
Itinerary - day for day
DAY 1: Copenhagen - Kangerlussuaq, accommodation and time on your own
There is departure with Air Greenland from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq and the adventure is now only 4 hours away. Upon arrival you are welcomed by a guide from World of Greenland Arctic Circle, who helps you to check in at Hotel Kangerlussuaq. The hotel is located in the airport building, close to shopping facilities and with the great scenery just outside in the beautiful backyard.
Immediately after check in the guide holds an information meeting where you’ll get an impression of the exciting area and excursion ideas for the rest of the afternoon. The former American base takes you on a quick trip back in history with the old barracks, the museum where time almost stands still and the wreckage from a T33A-fighter in Sandflugtsdalen (the sand drift valley).
Ice Cap Point 660 (optional)
Kangerlussuaq is also the perfect place to go on a trip to the endless ice cap. At a distance you will get a glimpse of the impressive Russell glacier - a 30-80 m high wall of ice with a river in front. There is a fine chance to see musk oxen - they can however often be mistaken for a big rock.
Ice Cap Point 660 is a part of the Excursion package which can be ordered in the booking flow. See Prices and details.
- DAY 2: Kangerlussuaq - Ilulissat, on your own and welcoming dinner
- DAY 3: Explore Ilulissat on your own
- DAY 4: Explore Ilulissat on your own
- DAY 5: By boat to Eqi – accommodation at Glacier Lodge Eqi
- DAY 6: Explore Eqi on your own
- DAY 7: Glacier Lodge Eqi and sailing back to Ilulissat
- DAY 8: Looking for whales
- DAY 9: Travelling by boat to the Disco Island – perhaps walking to Kuannit
- DAY 10: Explore the Disco Island on your own – perhaps join excursion to the Kangerluk settlement
- DAY 11: Boat trip to Aasiaat and the archipelago
- DAY 12: Flight Aasiaat - Kangerlussuaq and Copenhagen