The big Greenland trip! On this 14-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. Warm flower valleys and cold glaciers.
We set out in green South Greenland with a few days’ stay in a small and very beautiful sheep farming settlement, paying visits to historical sites like Erik the Red’s settlement and the Gardar bishopric.
The next experience on tour is a two-day trip on board the coastal vessel Sarfaq Ittuk, sailing along Greenland’s spectacular west coast. During the boat trip, 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 will sail to Nuuk, Greenland’s capital and commercial center where we will 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 icy 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 wail sail 15 kilometers south of Ilulissat Ice Fjord and you will get two dayds of adventures at the amazing Ilimanaq Lodge.
The amazing Eqi Glacier is our next stop. We will stay in the cozy cabins of Glacier Lodge Eqi with a direct view of the calving glacier front. The fantastic scenery provides for 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.
- 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
- Flight Reykjavik Domestic Airport – Narsarsuaq
- Flight Nuuk – Ilulissat
- Flight Ilulissat – Reykjavik Domestic Airport
- Boat Narsarsuaq – Qassiarsuk – Itilleq
- Boat Igaliku – Qaqortoq
- Coastal ship Qaqortoq – Nuuk in a cabin with private facilities
- 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
- 3 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 on the coastal ship (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 taxes and fees introduced to Greenland Travel up until the present day
- Contribution to Travel Guarantee Fund