Ilulissat Greenland Express - 3 Nights
Combine a 2 day fully escorted tour to West Greenland with a stay in Reykjavík, Iceland, on your first and last night to make a unique 3 night break!
Experience in the shortest possible time the most magnificent arctic nature and insight in the Inuit culture. Ilulissat - the town of the icebergs, offers dramatic scenery at the mouth of the UNESCO designated Ilulissat Icefjord.
- Experience the traditional Inuit culture combined with modern life north of the Polar Circle
- This is truly the most exotic getaway from Iceland
- Three Greenland excursions included in the tour price, midnight sailing among icebergs, hike to Icefjord and guided city walk in Ilulisat
Day 1 - Arrival in Iceland
Arrival at Keflavík International Airport, transfer to your hotel in Reykjavík where you will spend one night.
Optional Excursion - Visit to the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa
If time allows you may want to visit the world famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa on the way from the airport as it is ideally located between Keflavik and Reykjavík. Enjoy the lagoon for as long as you like then take the transfer to your hotel in central Reykjavik.
Enjoy Reykjavik by night.
Day 2 - Greenland
Flight from Reykjavik to Ilulissat (about 3 hours). Transfer to the hotel and welcome meeting at 4 star Hotel Arctic. After the welcome meeting with your local guide enjoy a guided city walk of Ilulissat and afterwards you have some time to explore the town, visit the local museum and observe Greenlandic life at the always busy harbour. Welcome dinner (2-course) is included at Hotel Arctic. Around 22:00 we depart for a midnight sailing trip to the famous Ilulissat icefjord that is the world's largest ice sculpture park. The experience is overwhelming, lights and colours change constantly and enjoy a late Martini on "the real rocks". Duration about 3 hours. Dress warm.
(Note: The season for midnight sun is approx. May 22-Jul 24. Outside this season the excursion is operated as an evening cruise with the beautiful sunset reflecting over the icebergs).
Day 3 - Inuit Settlement at the Ilulissat Icefjord, return to Iceland
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. We will travel out by bus as far as the road goes and then have a guided walking tour to the old settlement Sermermiut valley on the famous Ilulissat Icefiord that was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2004. The ancient settlement of Sermermiut, 1.5 km south of the town is surrounded by Ilulissat's beautiful icebergs. Various different Inuit cultures have lived here over the past 4,000 years, and you can still see remains from ancient times. Learn about local history and customs before Europeans arrived. See plots settled for thousands of year and admire the views across the majestic icebergs. Please wear proper boots or hiking boots. Duration of the walk is approximately 3 hours.
The short Ilulissat adventure has now come to an end and you will return in the afternoon by flight to Reykjavik, Iceland where you will spend your final night.
Note: Excursion days may alter depending on weather and minimum number of participants
Optional Excursion: If you did not have time to go the Blue Lagoon on your arrival day we recommend a trip today if flight time allows.
Departures: Daily Departures between June and August 2017
Price is from £2,345* per person based on 2 people sharing double/twin room
Single room supplement from £190*
Upgrade to superior room: £110*
*Subject to availability
- Return flights from the UK including 20kg luggage allowance, taxes and fees
- 2 nights accommation in central Reykjavík, 3 star standard hotel including breakfast
- Return shuttle bus airport transfer between Keflavík International Airport and Reykjavík Hotel
- Return flight Reykjavík-Ilulissat-Reykjavík including airport taxes
- Return Hotel/airport transfers in Greenland
- 1 night at 4 star Hotel Arctic in standard rooms
- Welcome dinner at Hotel Arctic
- Welcome meeting with local guide at the hotel
- 1-2 hours guided city walk Ilulissat
- 3 hours midnight sailing among the icebergs including refreshments
- 3 hours hike to the old Sermermiut settlement at the Icefjord including refreshments
- Booking fee £10 per person
- ATOL Protection fee £2.50 per person (only applicable if flights are booked through All Iceland)
- Debit/credit card fees
- Optional Excursions
- Travel Insurance
- Anything else not specifically listed under "this includes"
Trips to Greenland are always subject to weather conditions. Delays and flight cancellations can happen. Therefore we strongly recommend you to buy a travel insurance in the country of residence that would cover any additional travel expenses, should your flights be delayed or canceled due to weather. We recommend not to book any international flight directly after a trip from Greenland.
All Iceland cooperates with all the airlines that fly to Iceland, Icelandair, Wow air, easyJet and British Airways. We can assist you to find the optimal flight package. The airlines fly to Keflavik International airport.
Icelandair operates flights from London Heathrow and London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Belfast City. Icelandair offers 3 classes, Economy, Economy Comfort and Saga Business Class.
WOW Air operates flights from London Gatwick, Edinburgh, Dublin and Bristol
EasyJet offers flights from London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Bristol, Manchester, Belfast and Edinburgh.
British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow
We can provide a package with or without flights. When enquiring about a specific holiday package, let us know what airport you prefer to fly from.
Air Iceland offers Domestic flights between Reykjavík Domestic Airport to Akureyri, Egilsstaðir, Ísafjörður, Vopnafjörður, Grímsey and Þórshöfn.
Fugfélagið Ernir offers Domestic flights to Vestmannaeyjar, Höfn, Húsavík, Bíldudalur and Gjögur.
All Iceland offers holiday packages to Greenland and Faroe Islands in addition to Iceland. We work with the following airlines that offer flights to these destinations.
Atlantic Airways offers flights from Edinburgh to Faroe Islands
Air Greenland offers flights from Copenhagen to Greenland
Air Iceland offers flights from Reykjavík Domestic Airport to Faroe Islands and Greenland
At All Iceland we tailor make holidays for our customers.
With this in mind you cannot book this holiday directly on the website but please send us an enquiry or give us a call and we will help you to create your once in a lifetime holiday. Contact our team of Icelandic Experts today and start planning with us!