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 a truly surreal experience take a midnight boat cruise between the bergs. For an unforgettable Arctic experience it’s ideal to combine this three day/two night visit to the Ilulissat Icefjord with our Express Iceland in 8 Days self drive package.
Arrival to Ilulissat 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 three nights. You’ll be assisted with booking some optional day tours such as helicopter sightseeing flights, hiking tours and kayaking to name a few. In the evening, we recommend having a nice dinner at your hotel and perhaps a little stroll around the neighboring area before calling it a day. Overnight either at Hotel Arctic or Hotel Ice Fjord.
Ice Fjord Boat Cruise & Free Time to Explore Ilullisat
Now you have two full free days to explore Ilullisat at your own pace. We recommend the following: 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. There are three available departures for this tour: 10:00 am, 14:00 pm and the final tour is a midnight sun departure. Other available excursions 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.
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.
We offer two different accommodation categories for this tour, Comfort & Quality.
In Comfort accommodation you will have access to private facilities (shower and WC). These are 3 star hotels and better guesthouses, many have their own restaurant. All offer a continental breakfast that’s included in the price
Rooms with private shower/bath and WC. These are the best available rooms in 4 star hotels or the best hotels in each region. Suites and Jr. Suites are available upon request within the Quality category.
Season: June 1st – September 17th
- Flights Reykjavik – Ilulissat Round Trip
- Transfer from Ilulissat Airport to your hotel and back
- Accommodation for three nights with continental breakfast
- Private orientation with a local guide in Ilulissat
- 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
Our terms & conditions can be found here.