Travel to Ilulissat Icefjord of Greenland and cruise around the giant icebergs on the fjord, 250 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. Ilulissat is an amazing destination and easily reachable from Reykjavík – Iceland. The name of the village; Ilulissat means: “the icebergs” in Kalaallisut, the native tongue of the Inuits and for good reason. On the fjord, you will see a maze of gigantic icebergs that have broken off the vast Sermeq Kujalleq ice sheet. This area was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004, because of its uniqueness and unparalleled beauty. For an unforgettable Arctic experience it’s ideal to combine this three day Greenland holiday for example with our Express Iceland in 8 Days self drive package.
Day 01: Flight to Ilulissat and Arrival in Ice Fjord
Depart from Reykjavik Domestic Airport for a three hour flight to the village of Ilulissat – Greenland. Ilulissat is situated in the Disko Bay on the rugged and beautiful west coast of Greenland. A hotel representative will be waiting at the airport to transfer you to your hotel where you will be staying for the next two nights. You’ll be assisted with booking some optional day tours such as helicopter sightseeing flights, hiking tours and kayaking to name a few. Explore the charming village in the afternoon, have a look at the colorful houses and say hello to the Greenland dogs. Enjoy the view on the icebergs just outside of the small community. In the evening, we recommend having a nice dinner at your hotel.
Highlights of the day: Flight from Reykjavik to Ilulissat, town of Ilulissat
Day 02: Ice Fjord Boat Cruise & Free Time to Explore Ilullisat
You have a full day to explore the highlights of Ilullisat and its surroundings. After a nice breakfast, you take the two and a half hour boat cruise on the Ilulissat Ice Fjord, the sea mouth of Sermeq Kujalleq, one of the few glaciers through which the Greenland ice cap reaches the sea. Remember to dress very warmly as the breeze on the water can be chilly. Other available excursions for the afternoon might include a guided Ilulissat city tour, a kayaking adventure, a sightseeing helicopter flight or trekking through the Sermermiut valley to see the spectacular landscape and investigate the archaeological remains. There are plenty of options and everyone is sure to find something exciting of interest. Overnight at the same hotel as the night before
Highlights of the day: Boat tour to the glacier, helicopter sightseeing flight (optional), kayaking tour (optional), hiking and more
Day 03: Departure to Iceland
Spend the morning exploring this beautiful village with its colorful houses and don’t miss the local handcraft sold in stores around town. The friendly locals, proud of their heritage will gladly assist you. It’s then time to say goodbye to the majestic Greenland. Transfer from your hotel to the airport for the flight back to Reykjavik. After take off, be sure to enjoy the stunning view of the Icefjord. Arrive to Reykajvik in the late afternoon.
Highlights of the day: Ilulissat, flight from Ilulissat to Reykjavik
We offer two different accommodation categories for this Greenland holiday:
Season: June until beginning of September
- Flights Reykjavik – Ilulissat Round Trip
- Transfer from Ilulissat Airport to your hotel and back
- Accommodation for two nights with continental breakfast
- Two and a half hour boat cruise on the Ilulissat icefjord
- Taxes & service fee
- Meals & drinks at restaurants unless previously agreed upon
- Optional activities
- Personal travel insurances
Please contact us and get a price quote for this Greenland holiday package to Ilulissat. Note that this tour is fully customizable and days can be added upon request.
Our terms & conditions can be found here.