Bestseller: Summer, sun and huge icebergs (hotel and hostel)
Get close to the Ice Cap and the UNESCO listed Ilulissat Ice Fjord famous for its enormous icebergs – experience all of it in the magical glow of the midnight sun.
A trip to Greenland is an experience entirely on nature’s terms and on this 8-day visit, you will get up close and personal with nature: The Ice Cap and glaciers in Kangerlussuaq as well as ice and even more ice in Ilulissat beautifully accompanied by Greenland’s unique culture and traditional lifestyle in contrast to the influence of the modern way of life.
The contrasts in Greenland are best experienced during summer months where bright sunlight can suddenly be replaced by a foggy mist. Brown mountains with hints of green versus icebergs in shades ranging from pale opaque to turquoise. Deserted, pristine areas right next to towns with the characteristically brightly coloured houses. The light is also unique – especially with the midnight sun's soft glow around the clock. All in all; prepare yourself to be overcome by the forces of nature!
You have to see Greenland!
F. Hartvig Pedersen
Participant at "Summer, sun and huge icebergs", 2013
It was an amazing tour. Greenland and the destinations are indescribable - you have to see them yourself. The guides made us feel very safe, they were always there for us and they knew a lot about their job - and they liked it! Everything was under control, and the hotel (Icefjord) was "spot on".
- 1 night in Kangerlussuaq by the Inland Ice Cap
- 6 nights in Ilulissat by the UNESCO Icefiord
“Big Arctic Five” - attractions
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- WHALESSummer & Spring
- dog sledgeDecember to April
- IceAll year
- Northern lightsOctober - March
- CultureAll year
Itinerary - day by day
DAY 1: Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq, welcome meeting and excursion to the Ice Cap (optional)
Air Greenland flies from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq allowing you 4 hours to prepare yourself for your encounter with a truly unique world. During the flight, you can enjoy a meal, a movie as well as the first sight of Nunataks and the Ice Cap.
Upon arrival, a guide from our local partner will welcome you and help you check in at the Polar Lodge: A cosy and newly-renovated hostel right in the heart of Kangerlussuaq and only a glance from the fascinating nature. At the following information meeting, the guide will tell you about the area and the many excursions available.
Kangerlussuaq is beautifully situated between soft hills and close to the Ice Cap. It is the only place in Greenland where you can experience both reindeer and musk oxen. Kangerlussuaq is also the perfect place to see and step onto the legendary Ice Cap, which covers 82% of Greenland. Join a guided trip to the Ice Cap and experience it for yourself.
Ice Cap Point 660 (optional)
Powerful four-wheel driven vehicles will take us through an incredibly beautiful landscape, through mountains, plains and semi-desert valleys. Near the Ice Cap, we will drive through the fantastic moraine landscape.
At the end of the road, we walk to the Ice Cap and onto the vast ice sheet. We spend some time exploring this world of ice before returning to our vehicles. There are good chances of spotting reindeer, musk oxen and, depending on the season, many species of birds and flowers.
- DAY 2: Flight Kangerlussuaq – Ilulissat, check-in and guided town walk (optional)
- DAY 3: Adventures in and around Ilulissat - hike to settlement
- DAY 4: Adventures in and around Ilulissat - By boat to the Eqi glacier
- DAY 5: Adventures in and around Ilulissat
- DAY 6: Adventures in and around Ilulissat - whale safari – surrounded by icebergs in the Disco Bay
- DAY 7: Adventures in and around Ilulissat - midnight sailing among the icebergs
- DAY 8: Ilulissat - Kangerlussuaq - Copenhagen