Ilulissat excursions winter

Ilulissat City Walk

A guided city sightseeing with introduction to Ilulissat and the everyday life, the town´s history and the culture along with Greenland´s history in general. We pay a visit the historic part of the town back to the start of the Danish trading station and the fishermen at the harbour by their trading post “Brædtet” and learn about administration and politics in the modern Greenland. At the Knud Rasmussen (polar explorer) you will find an interesting excibition and outside a model of a turfhouse standing next to modern concrete buildings. Duration approx. 3½ hours. DKK 375 incl. guide & transfer, entrance and guided tour at the museum.

Sermermiut

By bus to the old Heliport and further by foot to the beautiful Sermermiut Valley with amazing views of the icefjord and the gigantic icebergs. In 1727 this was Greenland´s biggest settlement with more than 250 inhabitants. We pass the ruins of Inuit dwellings and the guide tells about the different cultures that settled in this valley for more than 4000 years ago. Please be aware that there aren’t any spectaculars relics of these civilisations as the Inuits did not build huge constructions. Easy hike - and remember good walkingshoes and clothes in more layers. Duration approx. 3 hours. DKK 375 incl. refreshments and transfers from/to hotel.

Iceberg Cruise

This is "a must do" excursion while visiting Ilulissat.The Ilulissat Glacier is the most productive glacier in the Northern hemisphere which results in huge icebergs raising up to 100 m. above sea level. We cruise between the gigantic icebergs (UNESCO Heritage Site) at the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefiord and the crew tells about the icefiord and the icebergs. Duration approx. 3 hours. DKK 650 including transfers from/to hotel.

Hunters Village by Boat

The boat tour to Ilimanaq is a fine opportunity to visit an old and almost untouched inuit settlement and, at the same time, sail among the massive icebergs that lay at the mouth of the Ilulissat icefjord. We leave from Ilulissat harbour at 10 am with direction to Ilimanaq. Before reaching the village the boat will cross the famous Ilulissat icefjord with it´s massive icebergs. We have lunch at a private family and afterwards there will be a guided sightseeing with visit to the little charming church from 1904 before going back. In August we might be lucky to spot whales. Duration approx. 6 hours. DKK 1.300

incl. lunch and transfers from/to hotel.

 

Home Visit / "Kaffemik"

"Kaffe-mik" is the Greenlandic way of celebrating birthdays, weddings, confirmations and "the first thing of everything" celebrations and are also organised as "get together". The Greenlanders often open their homes to family and friends for a cup of coffee and home made cakes. We work with some families in town that happily arrange a traditional Kaffe-mik and homebaked cake. Please remember that it is a costume to take off the shoes when going indoor. Duration approx. 2 hours. DKK 250 p.p. incl. transfers from/to hotel. Min. 4 pax.

Hunters Village by Dogsled

A day tour for those who has not more days available and still wishes to experience the Greenlandic winter nature from a different angle. We go by dogsled along the only "road" (the dogsled-track) to the village Oqaatsut. A beautiful ride in an amazing silence over the mountains, crossing the frozen fjord where huge icebergs raise like sculptures. Prior to the tour, there will be an information meeting and all tours are led by very experienced local fishermen. Please note that departure might be changed or cancelled due to weather conditions. Duration approx. 5 hours. DKK 2.450 p.p. incl. lunch and transfers from/to hotel.

Dogsledge Experience by the Hour - winter only

These hour-based dogsled tours with experienced local fishermen are the perfect solution if you do not want to spend a full day outdoor or if you want to do a "test-drive" before going on longer tours. You will get this unique opportunity to experience the dogsled pulled by approx. 10 dogs into the an Arctic Wonderland with the only sound of the dogs and the creaking runners beneath you. Requires good physics and proper clothing. 3 hours - 2 pax pr sled, DKK 1.300 p.p. 3 hours - 1 pax pr sled, DKK 1.750 p.p. All prices incl. transfers from/to hotel.

 

Rent of Polar Clothing

It is very important to note that the right equipment is essential when travelling by dogsled. Not only need security be seen to, but wrong clothing can easily spoil your tour. Please contact us for rent of polar clothing. Polar suit incl. boots, DKK 250 per day. Seal fur polar clothing incl. boots, DKK 375/50 Euro per day.

 

Dogsled Expeditions

For those who wishes a true old polar explorers experience and a taste of the Inuit fishermens life we also offer expeditions tours by dogsled from 2 to 4 days with fullboard and accomodation in tents and simple cabins in the Arctic wildernes. These tours are definately a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we stress that proper clothing and good physics are essential. All tours are led by local and experienced fishermen. Prior to departure there will be held an information meeting Duration from 2 to 4 days from DKK 5150 p.p. including full board and rent of polar sleeping bag.

Important Note!

Operation of all excursions is depending upon weather conditions. We therefore reserve the right to cancel or alter the operation of excursions if the power of nature should hold us back. We will of course always seek to offer an alternative. We also kindly ask you to pay attention to the special WAIVER RELEASE AGREEMENT REGARDING DOGSLEDDING IN GREENLAND - PLEASE CLICK HERE!

 

The Greenlandic Huskies

There are approx. 4.000 dogs in Ilulissat and dogsledding here is still the only way people can travel during the long cold winters. We spend an hour with a fisherman while he is feeding his pack of huskies. We learn about these tough animals, the sled, the life of a Greenlandic hunter and the remarkable relationship between the hunter and his huskies. You will note, that all dogs are chained except for puppies and their mothers. We kindly ask you to remember, that huskies are not at all pets as we know and treat our dogs at home. Duration approx. 1½ hours. DKK 250 p.p. including transfers from/to hotel.

Greenland & Iceland Travel Service

Ilulissat Excursions Winter 2017/18

 

Ilulissat Church
Private Kaffemik
Sermermiut
Hunters´ village
Whale Safari
Huskies
Icefishing
Dogsled
Polar Clothing

 

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