Fantastic Round Trip North of the Polar Circle

On the journey you will have the opportunity to experience:

Icebergs
Whalesafari
Ice Sheet
Culture

Go on a fantastic tour of North Greenland and experience places that most others never see. This tour is packed with a lot of day hikes for those who enjoy a good hike but also a good night’s sleep in a nice bed.

We will take you to at least seven exciting destinations in Greenland, including Ilulissat with the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ilulissat Ice Fjord, and Kangerlussuaq with its unique access to the Greenland Ice Sheet. Other destinations are the towns of Sisimiut, Aasiaat, and Qeqertarsuaq and the village of Akunnaaq. We will explore all of these places on this active tour to the heart of the Disco Bay in Greenland.

Your trip starts in Kangerlussuaq where you get to stand on top of the ice sheet! After a good night’s sleep, you will hike to the Garnet Rock on the following day.

From Kangerlussuaq, you fly to Sisimiut where you will go sightseeing and trek to an island close by with very interesting archeological findings. The next day you sail to the former settlement of Assaqutaq and hike back to the city from there.

Then your trip continues by ferry towards Aasiaat at the entrance to the Disco Bay. In Aasiaat, we will explore the town, and then we go on a boat trip to Akunnaaq, one of the settlements in the Disco Bay.

The next morning, we sail on towards the Disco Island, known locally as Qeqertarsuaq. It offers a spectacular terrain with tall, basalt hills and vegetation you will not find anywhere else in Greenland. After a couple of days filled with great experiences and some wonderful hiking tours, we continue to Ilulissat.

Ilulissat is known worldwide for the Ilulissat Ice Fjord, the most productive glacier in the northern hemisphere. We explore the places surrounding the Ice Fjord with several hikes. You will also have the option to buy a boat trip among the icebergs (the most popular excursion in Greenland) and a boat trip to the calving glacier Eqi 80 kilometers north of Ilulissat.

English and Danish speaking guide

Price per person in double room from

4.030 EUR


Tour no: 1164
Jul - Aug
11 days
Departure from Copenhagen
With tour guide
Overview

Day 1

Flight Copenhagen-Kangerlussuaq. Excursion to Sugar Loaf and the Waterfall. Welcome dinner.

Day 2

Adventure at the Ice Sheet at Point 660 and Beyond

Day 3

Flight Kangerlussuaq – Sisimiut. Town walk, museum, and hiking to Tele Island

Day 4

Boat trip to Assaqutaq and hike back to Sisimiut. With ship along the coast northwards

Day 5

Arrival Aasiaat and boat trip to Akunnaaq

Day 6

Boat to Qeqertarsuaq. Town walk and the Vantage Point

Day 7

Hiking at Qeqertarsuaq/Disco Island to Kuannit

Day 8

Boat Trip to Ilulissat. Check-in at Hotel Arctic and hike to Sermermiut. Possibly sailing to the Ice Fjord (optional)

Day 9

Explore Ilulissat on your own or possibly a boat trip to the Eqi Glacier (optional)

Day 10

On your own or hiking in Ilulissat. Night flight to Kangerlussuaq and Copenhagen

See the day program

Excursions & additional

Here you can read more about the exciting excursions and excursion packages we offer in connection with this journey. Choose and book your excursions and excursion packages as well as possible additional purchases, when you book your journey.

The glacier near Eqi in Greenland

Boat trip to Eqi, the calving glacier

Price per person from
330 EUR

80 kilometers north of Ilulissat you can visit the calving glacier Eqi. It is possible by boat to get very close to the glacier and experience huge pieces of ice breaking off. The sounds are enormous, and the sight of the icebergs, crashing into the water, is breathtaking.

•  Boat tour to Eqi (return trip)

•  Lunch on board

•  2-hour stay in front of the glacier on board

•  Transfer between hotel and harbor b/w

•  Duration of the trip depends on which boat is used on the day.

•  Duration: 6-12 hours

Good to know

Travel season: June – September

We recommend that you book the excursion when you book your trip. By booking later, a handling fee of EUR 30 will be added, and the excursion might be sold out.

Boat trip between gigantic icebergs

Price per person from
95 EUR

Almost all visitors in Ilulissat go on this boat trip. You will be sailing between the icebergs close to the Ilulissat Icefjord in a small boat.

Every day, more than 40 million tons of ice flow from the Ilulissat Glacier into the Icefjord. This results in enormous icebergs, that can get hundreds of feet long and wide as well as about 300 feet tall above the surface of the sea. Those giants run ashore by the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord. Here we can go on a boat trip between them. Bring warm clothes on this trip or borrow a set of clothes made of seal skin. Even in summer it is cold out there on the water between icebergs.

•  Boat trip with a smaller boat

•  Information about the ice on the way

•  Coffee and tea

•  Transfer from the center of town to the harbour and back

•  Duration: 2,5 hours

Good to know

Travel season: All year

We recommend that you book the package when you book your trip. By booking later, a handling fee of EUR 30 will be added, and the package might be sold out.

Practical info

Flights and Transportation

Flight Copenhagen–Kangerlussuaq r/t

Flight Kangerlussuaq – Sisimiut

Flight Ilulissat – Kangerlussuaq

Ship Sisimiut – Aasiaat

Boat Aasiaat- Qeqertarsuaq – Ilulissat

 

Flight schedule (local times)

Departure from Copenhagen at 09:00 AM.

Return flight from Kangerlussuaq at 11:40 PM with arrival in Copenhagen the next day at 8:00 AM.

Please note that departure times are subject to change by the airline.

Small groups with a maximum of 11 people, can be booked.

The tour will go ahead with 8 or more participants.

 

Accommodation

2 nights at Old Camp with shared bath/toilet in Kangerlussuaq

1 night at Hotel Sisimiut

1 night on the ship Sarfaq Ittuk in a couchette (bunk bed)

1 night at the Seamen’s Home in Aasiaat

2 nights at Hotel Disko in Qeqertarsuaq

2 nights at Hotel Arctic in Ilulissat

 

Note: Initially it is only possible to book bunk beds. If you wish to upgrade to a cabin, this will need to be addressed in the bookingflow in the “comments” field, after which we will look into whether it is possible or not. The price for upgrading to a cabin on the coastal ship is as follows: A double cabin is 170 EUR pr. pers., and a single cabin is 270 EUR.

 

Meals

Breakfast

Lunch sandwich at the Greenland Ice Sheet in Kangerlussuaq and Sugar Loaf

Lunch sandwich on the hike to Assaqutaq

Welcome dinner in Kangerlussuaq (excl. beverages)

Farewell dinner in Ilulissat (excl. beverages)

Food and beverages on board the Air Greenland flight Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq r/t

 

Other

All hiking tours with guide in Kangerlussuaq, Sisimiut, Aasiaat, Akunnaaq, Qeqertarsuaq, and Ilulissat

All sightseeing with a guide in Aasiaat, Akunnaaq, Qeqertarsuaq, and Ilulissat

Full day adventure at the Ice Sheet

Boat trip to Akunnaaq

All taxes and fees introduced to Greenland Travel up until the present day

Contribution to Travel Guarantee Fund

 

Guides

English and Danish speaking guide

Not included

Lunch and dinners (except welcome dinner)

Travel Insurance

Optional boat tour to the Ilulissat Ice Fjord

Optional boat tour to the Eqi Glacier

 

Practical information

Find the packing list for your trip here.

 

Luggage included

20 kilos of checked baggage

8 kilos of cabin baggage (max. dimensions of cabin baggage: 55 x 40 x 23 cm).

 

Travelers with reduced mobility and wheelchair users

Unfortunately, this trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility and wheelchair users. Greenland Travel’s difficulty level advise on the excursions are intended for travelers who are not disabled. Of course, we are happy to provide you with information on the suitability of the trip, taking into account the needs you have. Please note that if you choose this trip based on a conversation with Greenland Travel, it is on your responsibility, as we do not have medical competence for advice.

Book online and save a handling fee of 30 Euro.

See practical information

Flights and Transportation

Flight Copenhagen–Kangerlussuaq r/t

Flight Kangerlussuaq – Sisimiut

Flight Ilulissat – Kangerlussuaq

Ship Sisimiut – Aasiaat

Boat Aasiaat- Qeqertarsuaq – Ilulissat

 

Flight schedule (local times)

Departure from Copenhagen at 09:00 AM.

Return flight from Kangerlussuaq at 11:40 PM with arrival in Copenhagen the next day at 8:00 AM.

Please note that departure times are subject to change by the airline.

Small groups with a maximum of 11 people, can be booked.

The tour will go ahead with 8 or more participants.

 

Accommodation

2 nights at Old Camp with shared bath/toilet in Kangerlussuaq

1 night at Hotel Sisimiut

1 night on the ship Sarfaq Ittuk in a couchette (bunk bed)

1 night at the Seamen’s Home in Aasiaat

2 nights at Hotel Disko in Qeqertarsuaq

2 nights at Hotel Arctic in Ilulissat

 

Note: Initially it is only possible to book bunk beds. If you wish to upgrade to a cabin, this will need to be addressed in the bookingflow in the “comments” field, after which we will look into whether it is possible or not. The price for upgrading to a cabin on the coastal ship is as follows: A double cabin is 170 EUR pr. pers., and a single cabin is 270 EUR.

 

Meals

Breakfast

Lunch sandwich at the Greenland Ice Sheet in Kangerlussuaq and Sugar Loaf

Lunch sandwich on the hike to Assaqutaq

Welcome dinner in Kangerlussuaq (excl. beverages)

Farewell dinner in Ilulissat (excl. beverages)

Food and beverages on board the Air Greenland flight Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq r/t

 

Other

All hiking tours with guide in Kangerlussuaq, Sisimiut, Aasiaat, Akunnaaq, Qeqertarsuaq, and Ilulissat

All sightseeing with a guide in Aasiaat, Akunnaaq, Qeqertarsuaq, and Ilulissat

Full day adventure at the Ice Sheet

Boat trip to Akunnaaq

All taxes and fees introduced to Greenland Travel up until the present day

Contribution to Travel Guarantee Fund

 

Guides

English and Danish speaking guide

Not included

Lunch and dinners (except welcome dinner)

Travel Insurance

Optional boat tour to the Ilulissat Ice Fjord

Optional boat tour to the Eqi Glacier

 

Practical information

Find the packing list for your trip here.

 

Luggage included

20 kilos of checked baggage

8 kilos of cabin baggage (max. dimensions of cabin baggage: 55 x 40 x 23 cm).

 

Travelers with reduced mobility and wheelchair users

Unfortunately, this trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility and wheelchair users. Greenland Travel’s difficulty level advise on the excursions are intended for travelers who are not disabled. Of course, we are happy to provide you with information on the suitability of the trip, taking into account the needs you have. Please note that if you choose this trip based on a conversation with Greenland Travel, it is on your responsibility, as we do not have medical competence for advice.

Book online and save a handling fee of 30 Euro.

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Aasiaat

Qeqertarsuaq

Ilulissat

Kangerlussuaq

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Fantastic Round Trip North of the Polar Circle

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