Ilulissat, summer programs

Greenland & Iceland Travel Service

Ilulissat, the Town of Icebergs

Summer 2017

Guaranteed departures open for individual bookings

"The Town of Icebergs"

Ilulissat is the Greenlandic word for "place with icebergs" and every visitor will immediately understand why this town is named so: All year round gigantic icebergs, coming from the Ilulissat glacier, are seen just outside of the town. The glacier is the most productive one in the northern hemisphere with a yearly production of 35 km3 of ice. In 2004 the glacier and the icefjord were listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

We offer Ilulissat arrangements 3 days or more and we also offer choice of accomodation from simple guesthouse to 4 star hotel.

 

The midnight sun

Ilulissat is situated 69°13′ N which is about 250 kilometres north of the Polar Circle and means that the sun does not go below the horizon from May 21 to July 24. Furthermore Ilulissat has very bright nights during May and start August.

 

G&ITS Destination Service

We have our own staff in Ilulissat ready to care for our guests. We offer a wide range of quality excursions and provide transfers from/to hotels in connection with our excursions.

 

New Tour

4 Destination Circular Tour

This tour is a circular tour visiting more highlights in the Disko Bay: The town of Ilulissat, Ilulissat Icefiord, settlements Ilimanaq and Qqaatsut and the calving glacier of Eqi. Note that accommodation 2 nights in Camp Atas is in simple cabins while there is an open choice of accommodation in Ilulissat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iceland combinations

The Ilulissat package tours can easily be combined with our Iceland package tours. Please click for further information.

 

Transit Package Copenhagen or Reykjavik

Also for this programme we do offer transit packages before and after the tour - in Copenhagen as well as in Reykjavik. Transit Reykjavik: Please click for details.

Transit Copenhagen: Please click for details.

Extension Kangerlussuaq

When leaving Ilulissat it is possible to include a stop-over in Kangerlussuaq to experience Greenlandic wildlife and the inland ice cap at close range. Please click for details.

Ilulissat - town of icebergs

Ilulissat, The Town of Icebergs

2 nights / 3 days (or more)

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1

Arrival Ilulissat

Transfer to hotel.

Welcome & Info meeting at our office

The afternoon at leisure or participating in optional excursions - please click for options

Overnight according to own choice - please click to see overview

 

Day 2

Morning at leisure or participating in optional excursions - please click for options

Overnight as choosen day 1

 

Day 3 (or more)

Transfer to airport

 

Included

  • All above mentioned transfers
  • 2 nights (or more) accommodation according to choice
  • Daily breakfast (hotels and b/b only)
  • Apartments & hostels: No breakfast and no daily cleaning included
  • Welcome information meeting and basic assist by our local staff

 

Optional

 

 

4 Destinations Disko Bay

6 nights/7 days, 2017 Departures from COPENHAGEN & Reykjavik

June: 19 & 26 / July: 3, 10, 16 & 25 / August: 2, 11 & 18

 

Day 1

Meet & Greet upon arrival Ilulissat

Transfer to chosen accommodation

In the afternoon guided citywalk Ilulissat

Overnight at guest house or Hotel Hvide Falk according to choice

 

Day 2

Breakfast buffet if staying at Hotel Hvide Falk

(no breakfast at hostel or in apartment)

Hike to Sermermiut Vally with guide

Overnight as day 1

 

Day 3

Breakfast buffet if staying at Hotel Hvide Falk

(no breakfast at hostel or in apartment)

Leave Ilulissat by boat passing the huge icebergs to settlement Ilimanaq

Meet & greet by local family for sightseeing village and lunch in their private home

Leave Ilimanaq by boat cruising north in the Disko Bay to Camp Ataa

Dinner at the camp

Overnight simple cabins Camp Ataa

 

Day 4

Breakfast at Camp Ataa

In morning by boat to the calving glacier Eqi

Lunch box on board while we wait for the glacier to calve

Back in Camp Ataa in the afternoon with time for private hikes or fishing

Dinner at the camp

Overnight in simple cabins Camp Ataa

 

Day 5

Breakfast at Camp Ataa

Leaving the camp by boat cruising towards south to settlement Oqaatsut (Rodebay)

Lunch is served in Oqaatsut (Rodebay)

Afternoon arrival to Ilulissat and transfer to accommodation

Overnight same as day 1

 

Day 6

Breakfast buffet if staying at Hotel Hvide Falk

(no breakfast at hostel or in apartment)

Day at leisure in Ilulissat or paticipating in optional excursions

Overnight same as day 1

 

Day 7

Breakfast buffet if Hotel Hvide Falk

Transfer to the airport for departure

 

Included

  • All above mentioned transfers and excursions
  • 4 nights accommodation in Ilulissat according to choice
  • 2 nights accommodation in simple cabin Camp Ataa
  • 4 x breakfast if staying at Hotel Hvide Falk
  • Lunch on Day 3, 4, 5
  • Dinner on Day 3, 4
  • Use of kayaks and canoes in Camp Ataa

Optional

 

Notes

  • The excursions can be cancelled or modified depending on the weather conditions. The excursion might not be able to reach all the destinations listed above.
  • Participants can bring only one piece of luggage with a max weight of 15 kg.

Departures Copenhagen 2017:

Departures Reykjavik 2017:

June 12 to Aug 13: Daily

June 2017: Tue, Wed, Fri and Saturdays

Aug 14 to Sep 02: Daily except Sun

July & Aug: Daily

Sep 03 to Sep 30: Daily except Sat & Sun

Sep: Tue and Saturdays

fishing boat between icebergs

 

G&ITS, Greenland & Iceland Travel Service - mail@gandits.com - +45 46 98 90 94

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