Roundtrip: Off the beaten track

On the journey you will have the opportunity to experience:

Icebergs
Whalesafari
Ice Sheet
Culture

Explore Greenland off the beaten track on this tour. The tour combines the most popular attractions in Greenland with two unique and unspoiled places in Northern Greenland. You will not find a more varied tour combining nature, culture, and history in this way.

If you are an active and curious traveler, you should consider this tour. You will experience nature that is so impressive you will not believe your own eyes. You will be sailing, hiking, maybe even drive an ATV and go glacier hiking through unspoiled areas.

We will take you to areas of unique natural beauty, where even the most experienced Greenland visitors dream of going. Along the way, we will be staying at hotels and lodges on premium locations that will satisfy every enjoyer of life.

Some highlights of the tour are the Greenland Ice Cap near Kangerlussuaq, the whale capital of Qasigiannquit, a room with a view of the icebergs at Ilimanaq Lodge, the world-famous Ilulissat Ice Fjord, and the secret Tasiusaq Fjord, and a glacier hike.

The tour offers you an insight into the way of life in Greenland today – in small villages and modern towns. You will also get a cultural insight into early Inuit immigration in Greenland. We will be visiting several former settlements and get a sense of the country’s rich history.

Two new options and two musts in Greenland

We will be going to the most popular places in Greenland. First, you can step onto the Ice Sheet near Kangerlussuaq. And by the end of the tour, we will have spent several days in the iceberg capital. Here, you will get close to the world-famous Ilulissat Ice Fjord in every way possible.

Ilimanaq Lodge and Qasigiannguit

We will be making a stop at one of the biggest new attractions in Greenland in recent years and stay at Ilimanaq Lodge with a view of icebergs, whales and the Disko Bay. The doors to Ilimanaq Lodge opened for the first time in 2017. This tour will also be the first of our tours to feature a layover in Qasigiannguit – the whale capital. In summer, countless hunchback whales gather near the coast. Moreover, the area offers excellent hiking options and cultural experiences.

We also offer this tour with a tour guide.

 

Highlights:

  • Walk on the Greenlandic Ice Cap
  • Experience the settlement life
  • Go hiking along the coast and in the mountains
  • Spot whales
  • Sailing amongst huge icebergs
  • Expereince UNESCO world heritage
  • Feel the calmness in an authentic Greenland

 

Included:

  • Return flight Copenhagen–Kangerlussuaq
  • Flight Kangerlussuaq-Aasiaat
  • Flight Ilulissat–Kangerlussuaq
  • Boat Aasiaat–Qasigiannguit
  • Boat Qasigiannguit–Ilimanaq
  • Boat Ilimanaq-Ilulissat
  • Transfers
  • 1 night at Polar Lodge (shared facilities)*
  • 2 nights at Hotel Diskobay (private facilities)
  • 3 nights at Ilimanaq Lodge in private lodge (private facilities)
  • 3 nights at Hotel Arctic (private facilities)
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome dinner at Hotel Diskobay
  • Full board in Ilimanaq (excl. drinks)
  • Welcome dinner at Hotel Arctic
  • Food and beverages on board the flights Copenhagen–Kangerlussuaq-Copenhagen
  • Welcome briefings in all towns by local guides**
  • Town walk and a visit to the museum in Qasigiannguit (2-3 hours)
  • Town walk in Ilulissat (2 hours)
  • Boat trip to an abandoned settlement near Qasigiannguit (3-4 hours)
  • Hike to the Qaqqarsuaq mountain in Qasigiannguit (3-4 hours)
  • Tour of settlement in Ilimanaq (2 hours)
  • Hiking to Northern Houses in Ilimanaq (3-4 hours)
  • Hike to Sermermiut at the Ilulissat Ice Fjord (2 hours)
  • All taxes and fees introduced to Greenland Travel up until the present day
  • Contribution to Travel Guarantee Fund
  • 20 kilos of checked baggage and 8 kilos of cabin baggage

 

*On departure 7/7 the night will be spent in Old Camp

**Local guides speak English

Price per person in double room from

3.835 EUR


Tour no: 1162
Jun - Aug
10 days
Departure from Copenhagen
Guaranteed departure
Overview

Day 1

Flight Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq and possibly an excursion to the Greenland Ice Sheet (optional)

Day 2

Flight Kangerlussuaq – Aasiaat, and by boat to Qasigiannguit

Day 3

Qasigiannguit and boat ride to the abandoned Akulliit village

Day 4

Qasigiannguit: Hike to Qaqqarsuaq, boat ride to Ilimanaq Lodge

Day 5

Ilimanaq: Tour of the village and hike to the Ilulissat Ice Fjord

Day 6

Ilimanaq on your own or possibly an excursion to the secret Tasiusaq Fjord and glacier hike (option)

Day 7

Ilulissat: Boat ride to Ilulissat, a tour of the town and possibly a boat trip to the Ilulissat Ice Fjord (option)

Day 8

Ilulissat: Light hike to Sermermiut at the Ilulissat Ice Fjord and possibly a whale safari (option)

Day 9

Ilulissat: Boat trip to the calving Eqi Glacier

Day 10

Flight from Ilulissat to Copenhagen via Kangerlussuaq

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.

Ilimanaq Glacier Adventure

We will sail a few kilometers south of the village. On large ATV’s we’ll explore the excellent views of the sandy plain south of Ilimanaq. Then we drive until we reach the Tasiusaq Fjord from where we sail into the fjord to the southern bank and the edge of the ice. Afterward, we will hike onto and explore the Greenland Ice Sheet.

•  Sailing with boat

•  Drive with ATV

•  Glacier hiking and equipment

•  Lunch

•  Special guide

•  4-12 participants (min. 4)

•  Duration: 8 hours

Good to know

Travel season: Summer

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.

The glacier near Eqi in Greenland

Boat trip to Eqi, the calving glacier

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

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.

Whale breaking the waters surface near Ilimanaq in Greenland

Whale Safari in the Diskobay

It is a great experience to get real close to large animals like whales. The whales swim in the entire Disco Bay during the summer. Sometimes they are close to town, sometimes they are in the Ice Fjord and sometimes up north. The fishermen and the hunters are our sources of information about the whales and their whereabouts, so we almost always find them.

•  Whale safari in a fast boat

•  Guide

•  Information about whales

•  Coffee and tea

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

•  Duration: 3½ hours

Good to know

Travel season: Summer

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.

Hikers at Russell glacier near Kangerlussuaq

Trip to the Ice Cap in a special vehicle

The Ice Sheet in Greenland is one of the largest sheets of Ice in the world and covers around 80% of Greenlands surface. Powerful 4×4 vehicles will take us through an incredibly beautiful landscape, through mountains, plains, and semi-desert valleys. At the end of the road, we walk to the Greenland Ice Sheet and onto the vast ice sheet. We spend some time exploring this world of ice before returning to our vehicle.

•  Excursion to the Greenland Ice Sheet, Point 660

•  Stay at the edge of the Ice Sheet

•  Guide

•  Hot drink

Good to know

Travel season: All year

Duration: 5 hours

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

Flight schedule (local times)

Departure: Wednesday-Friday

Departure from Copenhagen at 10:00 AM.

Return flights arrive in Copenhagen at 8:00 PM.

Departure: Tuesday-Thursday

Departure from Copenhagen at 10:00 AM.

Return flights arrive in Copenhagen at 9:00 PM.

 

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

Not included

Meals other than those mentioned above

Beverages

Optional excursions

Travel insurance

 

Practical information

Find the packing list for your trip here.

 

Baggage 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

Flight schedule (local times)

Departure: Wednesday-Friday

Departure from Copenhagen at 10:00 AM.

Return flights arrive in Copenhagen at 8:00 PM.

Departure: Tuesday-Thursday

Departure from Copenhagen at 10:00 AM.

Return flights arrive in Copenhagen at 9:00 PM.

 

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

Not included

Meals other than those mentioned above

Beverages

Optional excursions

Travel insurance

 

Practical information

Find the packing list for your trip here.

 

Baggage 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

Qasigiannguit

Ilimanaq

Ilulissat

Kangerlussuaq

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