DAY TO DAY PROGRAM
Day 1, 30 December : Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq – Ilulissat / City walk and welcome dinner
Morning departure from Copenhagen. Change of flight in Kangerlussuaq, and you will arrival in Ilulissat early afternoon.
Hotel Arctic will pick you up in the airport and take you to the hotel for check in. In the afternoon, our guide will take you on a city walk and show you Ilulissat.
Welcome dinner at hotel Arctic is included, drinks at own expense.
Day 2, 31 December : Ilulissat – Icefiord cruise
This morning it is time to take to the sea, and we will depart for the Ice Fjord cruise. At slow speeds we will cruise through the waters littered with icebergs of all shapes and sizes. It gets cold at sea, so take extra warm cloth. Use the layer system, so you can alway put on or take off another layer of cloth.
New year dinner at a hotel Arctic. The dinner is not set, but we promise you, that you will have a lovely evening at the small hotel restaurant. Spend an evening with view of fireworks and hopefully also northern lights.
Day 3, 01 January : Ilulissat – free day
Today you are on your own in Ilulissat. Spend a day at leisure. Do an individual hike to the UNESCO area or relax at home. We strongly recommend another hike to the Sermermiut Valley – try to check out the yellow route that has the most amazing view of the Icebergs. This afternoon we have heated up our sauna – located with a panorama view over Disko Bay. You could consider to rent the sauna on private basis if you wish.
Day 4, 02 January : Ilulissat – Sermermiut hike & Northern light tour
During the morning we will hike up and into the Sermermiut Valley, which probably will be one of the most beautiful hikes you will ever experience. It is not hard, it is not long, but the views over Kangia Icefjord is a sight to behold! The place is on the UNESCO list of world heritage sites, and it is here where you can experience with your own ice, the “emptying” of ice into the ocean from the Ice Cap. 10% of all ice coming from the Ice Cap, goes through this narrow straight. On our way to the fjord, we will come across very old Inuit settlements. Please be aware that there will be no sunlight by the end of december, to the tour will take place in Twilight, but you will still be able to sense the icebergs from land.
Later afternoon or early evening we will head of searching for Northern light. Your guide will tell you about the myths and histories, and give you insight in a life in darkness by the egde of the world.
Day 5, 03 January : Ilulissat – maybe purchase a Dog sledge adventure
Today it is possible to purchase a 2-hour dog sled ride. The trip goes out into the hinterland towards the airport, and you drive together with a local sleigh driver. This cannot be expected to speak Danish, but in return we guarantee an authentic experience with a Greenlandic prisoner. Price from DKK 1800 per person.
Day 6, 04 January : Ilulissat – Kangerlussuaq – Copenhagen
After breakfast, the hotel will drive you back to the airport where you fly from Ilulissat to Kangerlussuaq and further on to Copenhagen. Arriving back in Denmark at 21.00.