Ilulissat Winter 2018/2019
Ilulissat - A UNESCO World Heritage Site
Ilulissat means "icebergs" and no one visiting Ilulissat will wonder Ilusissat has this name: Gigantic icebergs are stranded in the fjord all year round. The icebergs come from the Ilulissat Glacier which is the most productive glacier in the northern hemisphere with a yearly production of 35 km3 of ice. The glacier and the icefjord has been listed at the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2004.
Ilulissat is also the town of the huskies. Eventhough the town today is a modern arctic town offering all facilities, the huskies and the dogsleds are still the common means of transportation when travelling to the villages and when hunters go to and from the fishing grounds at the frozen fjord.
The Northern Lights - a bonus in the sky
The northern lights add an extra bonus to the winter guests as they will not be charged for this amazing experience. All it takes is a clear sky in dark surroundings with as little lightpollution possible. Northern lights are a part of Greenland´s characteristica and fill up the night with myths, magic and a quite unique atmosphere.
Choice of accommodation
Our "Huskies, Icebergs & Northern Light" package offers the choice of accommodation at cozy guesthouse or comfortable 3 or 4 star hotels.
G&ITS will be happy to supply flights from Copenhagen or Reykjavik to Ilulissat, but note the option to book flights by yourself at www.airgreenland.com/www.airicelandconnect.com where special offers might be found. Flights from Copenhagen open the possibility of an overnight stay in Kangerlussuaq with fine opportunites to experience this unique area. Click to see Kangerlussuaq Winter Programs.
Arriving at Ilulissat from Copenhagen or Reykjavik
Transfer by hotel shuttle to the hotel for check-in
Welcome information meeting at our office in Ilulissat
Overnight stay according to own choice, Ilulissat Guesthouse, Hotel Hvide Falk or Hotel Arctic
Day 2+3 (and more)
Free at leisure or participating in optional excursions in Ilulissat for example:
Overnight stays at same hotel all nights
Last day in Greenland
Transfer by hotel shuttle to Ilulissat airport
If Guesthouse DKK 1600 per person in dbl. room
If Hotel Hvide Falk from DKK 1870 per person in dbl. room
If Hotel Arctic DKK from 3700 per peson in dbl. room (includes 2 course welcome dinner)
Most travllers will need transit accommodation in Copenhagen the night before and the night after flights to/from Greenland. Click for further information.
All travel in Greenland is depending upon weather conditions and limited capacity. We therefore reserve the right to cancel or alter the programme 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!
Nov. 2018 - Apr. 2019
Feb. 16th - Apr. 13th 2019
3 nights packages: Mon-, Tue- and Fridays
3 nights packages: Saturdays
4 nights packages: Thu- and Fridays
4 nights packages: Tuesdays