Departure from Copenhagen in the morning and after approximately 4.5 hours' flight you set foot on the world's largest island. Following a brief stop in Kangerlussuaq, we continue toward Ilulissat on a smaller plane. It is a beautiful 45-minute flight, which allows you to take in the magnificent icy landscape, the barren wilderness and the magnitude. During our approach to Ilulissat, the town will seemingly appear in the middle of nothing. The coloured houses are in stark contrast to the snow-clad mountains, and at the bump of the Dash plane touching down, you can look forward to the next days of ice, winter and dog sledding – combined with cultural elements from a highly traditional Greenlandic town.
The bus of Hotel Arctic will pick you up at the airport, and you will check in at the wonderfully situated four-star hotel. Here you will meet a guide from the local excursion office, who will brief you about the city, the area, dining and excursion possibilities. You can book excursions at the meeting, or have your pre-booked excursions confirmed.
The first excursion in the Excursion Package (supplementary purchase) is a guided tour of the town. You will learn about the history of the city and experience its many interesting aspects; one of which being the many ever-present sled dogs that live here. Most of the dogs stay outside of the city in a large kennel if they are not roaming the terrain.
In the evening, a wonderful welcome dinner is served at the hotel allowing your taste buds to get acquainted with a tasteful bite of Greenland.