All in one: The grand tour of Greenland from south to north

On the journey you will have the opportunity to experience:

Icebergs
Whalesafari
Culture

The Ultimate Greenland trip! On this 15-day journey, you will experience the incredible contrasts in the Greenlandic nature and the different living conditions in the south and north, in settlements and towns. Hiking trips in overwhelming silence and untouched nature. Green mountains and turquoise icebergs. Verdant flower valleys and barren glaciers.

We set out in green South Greenland with a few days’ stay in a small and very beautiful sheep farming settlement, visiting historical sites like Erik the Red’s settlement and the Gardar bishopric.

The next part of the journey is a two-day cruise on board the coastal vessel Sarfaq Ittuk, sailing along Greenland’s spectacular west coast. During the cruise, there is ample opportunity to look for seals and whales and enjoy life at sea, either behind the vessel’s panoramic windows or in a sheltered corner on deck. We sail to Nuuk, Greenland’s capital and commercial center where we spend the day exploring the exciting cultural experiences Nuuk has to offer.

Nuuk is one of the world’s smallest capitals. As elsewhere in the world, there is a movement from villages and smaller towns to the bigger towns and cities, and you can see that in Greenland, also.

We will continue northward to the Arctic paradise Ilulissat, which is famous for its gigantic icebergs and the incredible Ice Fjord which is on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site List. During winter, the dog sled is used daily. Therefore, the town is dominated by dog sleds and thousands of dogs longing for the first snowfall.

After a night in Ilulissat, we sail 15 kilometers south of Ilulissat Ice Fjord and have two days of adventures at the amazing Ilimanaq Lodge.

The awe inspiring Eqi Glacier is our next stop. We stay in the cozy cabins of Glacier Lodge Eqi with a direct view of the calving glacier front. The fantastic scenery invites us to go on shorter or longer hikes, where the silence is intense. Back in Ilulissat, your last day will be the perfect ending to a breath-taking journey full of contrasts, uncrowded wilderness and a glimpse of the Greenlanders’ unique cultural perspective on life.

 

Highlights

  • Travel through UNESCO World Heritage areas in South and North Greenland 
  • Hikes through the stunning Arctic landscape
  • See Norse and Inuit ruins
  • Cruise along the Greenlandic west coast
  • Visit the Greenlandic capital Nuuk
  • Enjoy the tranquility of small settlements
  • Search for whales among the enormous icebergs
  • See the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ilulissat Ice Fjord up close

 

Included

  • Flight Reykjavik Domestic Airport – Narsarsuaq
  • Flight Nuuk – Ilulissat
  • Flight Ilulissat – Reykjavik Domestic Airport
  • Boat Narsarsuaq – Qassiarsuk – Itilleq
  • Boat Igaliku – Qaqortoq
  • Return boat Ilulissat – Glacier Lodge Eqi
  • Return boat Ilulissat – Ilimanaq
  • All transfers
  • 1 night at Hotel Narsarsuaq
  • 2 nights at Igaliku Country Hotel (shared toilet/shower)
  • 1 night at Hotel Qaqortoq
  • 1 night at Hotel Hans Egede in Nuuk
  • 4 nights at Hotel Arctic in Ilulissat
  • 1 night at Glacier Lodge Eqi in private cabin
  • 2 nights at Ilimanaq Lodge in private cabin
  • 2 nights at the coastal ship Sarfaq Ittuk in cabin
  • Welcome dinner in Narsarsuaq
  • Full board in Igaliku
  • Full board during cruise (excl. beverages) from Wednesday evening to Thursday evening
  • Full  board at Glacier Lodge Eqi
  • Full board at Ilimanaq Lodge
  • Breakfast all days
  • Farewell dinner at Hotel Arctic
  • Hikes with a tour guide
  • All flight/transportation taxes and fees known to Greenland Travel at the time of publishing.
  • Contribution to Travel Guarantee Fund
  • 20 kg of checked baggage and 8 kg of cabin baggage

Price per person in double room from

6.750 EUR


Tour no: 1160
Jun - Aug
15 days
Departure from Reykjavik
With tour guide
Guaranteed departure on selected trips (marked with *)
Overview

Day 1

Flight Reykjavik, Iceland to Narsarsuaq, Greenland. A hike in Narsarsuaq.

Day 2

Boat trip to Qassiarsuk and Itilleq. Hiking to Igaliku and check-in at the host family.

Day 3

Full-day hiking trip in and around Igaliku

Day 4

Boat transfer to Qaqortoq and guided tour of the town

Day 5

Time in Qaqortoq and northwards sailing on the coastal vessel

Day 6

At sea with the coastal vessel

Day 7

Arrival in Nuuk, a tour of the town, a visit to the National Museum and the possibility for hiking or catching your own lunch on a boat trip (optional)

Day 8

Flight to Ilulissat and town walk followed by a hike to the Ice Fjord and Sermermiut

Day 9

Go explore Ilulissat on your own or go on a whalesafari

Day 10

Ilimanaq: Sailing to Ilimanaq. Settlement tour and hike to Ilulissat Ice Fjord

Day 11

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

Day 12

Boat trip to Eqi Glacier, check-in at Glacier Lodge Eqi

Day 13

By boat back to Ilulissat. Possibly sailing on the Ice Fjord (optional)

Day 14

Explore Ilulissat on your own

Day 15

Flight from Ilulissat to Reykjavik

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.

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.

Fish and Dish in Nuuk

Price per person from
175 EUR

We sail through the vast fjord system behind Nuuk. At Qooqqut Fjord, we jig for fish. At Restaurant Qooqqut Nuan’, we will get served our freshly caught fish.

Boat trip to Qooqqut

Jigging along the way

A meal hopefully cooked from our catch at Restaurant Qooqqut Nuan’.

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.

 

Ilimanaq Glacier Adventure

Price per person from
335 EUR

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.

Whale breaking the waters surface near Ilimanaq in Greenland

Whale Safari in the Diskobay

Price per person from
165 EUR

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.

Practical info

Flight schedule (local times)

Departure Reykjavik Domestic Airport 11:40 AM – Arrival Narsarsuaq 12:00 AM / Departure Ilulissat 12:15 PM – Arrival Reykjavik Domestic Airport 05:30 PM.

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

 

NB! A minimum of eight and a maximum of 12 participants

 

Guide language

Tours are guided in English and German.

 

 

Not included

Optional excursions (we recommend pre-booking our Excursion Package)

Travel Insurance

 

Practical information

Find the packing list for your trip here.

 

Excursions

All hiking excursions are included. If you wish to buy more, for example, a helicopter excursion or a trip to the hot springs at Uunartoq, you can do that while in Greenland. Your tour guide will help you.

 

Accommodation in Reykjavik

If you want to add night(s) in Reykjavik and connecting flights, please write a comment in the booking flow.

 

Baggage included:

20 kilos of checked baggage and 6 kilos of cabin baggage (max. dimensions of cabin baggage: 55 x 35 x 25 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 that 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, the decision is your own 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 Reykjavik Domestic Airport 11:40 AM – Arrival Narsarsuaq 12:00 AM / Departure Ilulissat 12:15 PM – Arrival Reykjavik Domestic Airport 05:30 PM.

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

 

NB! A minimum of eight and a maximum of 12 participants

 

Guide language

Tours are guided in English and German.

 

 

Not included

Optional excursions (we recommend pre-booking our Excursion Package)

Travel Insurance

 

Practical information

Find the packing list for your trip here.

 

Excursions

All hiking excursions are included. If you wish to buy more, for example, a helicopter excursion or a trip to the hot springs at Uunartoq, you can do that while in Greenland. Your tour guide will help you.

 

Accommodation in Reykjavik

If you want to add night(s) in Reykjavik and connecting flights, please write a comment in the booking flow.

 

Baggage included:

20 kilos of checked baggage and 6 kilos of cabin baggage (max. dimensions of cabin baggage: 55 x 35 x 25 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 that 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, the decision is your own responsibility, as we do not have medical competence for advice.

 

Book online and save a handling fee of 30 Euro.

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