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Greenlands Icebergs Under the Midnight Sun

Break Available: Available June- end of August.
5 Night Break

From £3,340 (Incl Flights)

Experience the unforgettable beauty of Icebergs, Calving Glaciers and Whales Fluking on this spectacular break in Greenland under the stunning pink hues of a midnight sunset.

When you come back from this short Midnight Sun break your mind will linger on the incredible sights you have seen on such a short time.

For a high impact short break which is visually stunning where you experience a culture so different from your own this break is hard to beat!

 

Highlights

  • Midnight Cruise to see the Icebergs in the sunsets glow
  • Calving Glacier Cruise and visit Greenland tiny hunting settlement
  • Easy hike to see the Unesco protected Sermermiut Icebergs
  • Blue Lagoon visit
  • Feed Huskies and meet a Innuit family in their home
  • 2 nights to explore the vibrant Icelandic Capital Reykjavik

 

Day by Day Itinerary
 
 
 
 
 

DAY 1: Friday
Fly to Iceland

DAY 1: Friday
Fly to Iceland

Fly to Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland to start your amazing Greenland and Iceland Midnight Sun Adventure. A flybus will take you to the centre of Reykjavik.

Afterwards we would recommend you try one of the many delicious and very high quality seafood restaurants in Reykjavik. Overnight in Reykjavik.

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DAY 2: Saturday
Fly to Greenland. Visit Ilulissat. Midnight Sunset Cruise

DAY 2: Saturday
Fly to Greenland. Visit Ilulissat. Midnight Sunset Cruise

The flight to Greenland is breath-taking taking you over the seemingly never ending Ice-Cap. You will be memorised as you spot the bright blue melt-water contrasting with the blinding white of the Ice-Cap and Glaciers.

On arrival a transfer will take you to Hotel Arctic, the most Northerly 4 star hotel in the world!

This afternoon you will be taken on a guided Ilulissat City orientation walk to visit the old part of town and learn its history. You will see the original Danish trading station, the busy fishing harbour & the old church.

Tonight after a welcome dinner take a magical night cruise to see the Icebergs. During the Evening Iceberg Cruise the sunset warm red colours and the gigantic icebergs reflecting in the icy waters is an unforgettable sight. Cruise between the icebergs and enjoy a late Martini on “the real rocks”!

Until about the 24th July this cruise will run as a midnight sun cruise with all the beauty and eeriness of the Polar Sun. Overnight in Ilulissat.

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DAY 3: Sunday
Boat Trip to Equip Calving Glacier, Visit tiny Hunting Settlement

DAY 3: Sunday
Boat Trip to Equip Calving Glacier, Visit tiny Hunting Settlement

The Eqip glacier is the only glacier in the area where you often experience a glacier calving. We cruise in front of the 5-km wide glacier for approx. one hour and hope for the unique sight of an iceberg “delivery”.

However the boat trip there is also beautiful as you pass immense icebergs, Oqaatsut, (a settlement of about 50 inhabitants), before going through the beautiful Ataa Strait with cliffs to the west and bird colonies to the east where you will likely see colonies of Fulmars and Arctic Skuas.

Afterwards you will continue to the tiny hunting settlement of Rodebay for lunch. There will be time for a short wander around so you can get a feel for the isolation the Innuits are living in before returning to Ilulissat. Dinner and overnight in Ilulissat.

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DAY 4: Monday
Walk to Sermermiut Icebergs, Visit Innuit Home & Feed Huskies

DAY 4: Monday
Walk to Sermermiut Icebergs, Visit Innuit Home & Feed Huskies

Today take an easy guided hike along a broad-walk to see the UNESCO protected Sermermiut Icebergs in the Ilulissat Ice Fjord. This is an extraordinarily beautiful place and if you take the time to sit you will be able to hear the icebergs creaking and grinding as they slowly move along.

Afterwards you will meet some Innuit people in their home, and whilst enjoying a “Coffee-Mik“, learn about Greenland and its people and their way of life.

There are more huskies in town than people, numbering about 3,500 husky dogs and today we invite you to join the feeding of a dog team, where you can see, feel, touch and hear the howling of 20 hungry dogs. The owner will also demonstrate the sledge and the harness used in the winter to get them around, and tell you about life as a sled dog.

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DAY 5: Tuesday
Fly to Reykjavik.

DAY 5: Tuesday
Fly to Reykjavik.

Fly to Reykjavik domestic airport and make your own way to the hotel. Evening at leisure to enjoy Reykjavik.

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DAY 6: Wednesday
Visit the Blue Lagoon and Fly Home

DAY 6: Wednesday
Visit the Blue Lagoon and Fly Home

On your final day a flybus will take you to the Blue Lagoon (@ 2 hrs) so you can experience swimming in the bright blue geothermal waters.  In addition to bathing there is a sauna with a view of the lagoon, a steam bath with white walls that resemble silica mud, and a cosy steam bath carved into a lava cave.

Afterwards a flybus transfer will take you to the airport for your flight home.

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Accommodation

Where You'll Stay

Hotel Arctic - Greenland

Hotel Arctic in Ilulissat Greenland. Copyright Mads Phil and Visit Greenland
View from Hotel Arctic in Ilulissat in Greenland. Copyright Mads Phil and Visit Greenland
Hotel view from Hotel Arctic in Ilulissat in Greenland. Copyright Mads Phil and Visit Greenland
Hotel Arctic in Ilulissat in Greenland. Copyright Mads Phil and Visit Greenland

Hotel Arctic - Greenland

The Arctic Hotel is the world’s most northerly 4 star hotel, located right on the edge of the Ilulissat Ice Fjord. There are 87 rooms, with the superior rooms having views across the sea and drifting icebergs.

The restaurant has a good reputation for Haute Cuisine with wonderful fresh seafood.

Please note if you are vegetarian or have any food allergies it is important you tell us beforehand as many of the ingredients are shipped in specially.

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Saeli Icelandic Cabin

Saeli Icelandic Cabin in Iceland
Saeli Icelandic Cabin in Iceland
Saeli Icelandic Cabin in Iceland
Saeli Icelandic Cottage in Iceland

Saeli Icelandic Cabin

This cosy log cabin is well located with wonderful mountain views to the north, and the famed Eyjafjallajökull Volcano that erupted in 2010, and is in a great place to see the Northern Lights.

It is perfect for a family or two couples with a separate living/eating area and two main bedrooms and an attic bedroom which kids will love. There are two separate bathrooms, one with a shower and one with a bath.

This has been refurbished very recently and is a wonderful place to relax and look out for the Northern Lights, after the excitement of the day adventure SuperJeep tours. A brand new hot tub has just been added outside which comfortably fits 6 people. What a wonderful place to be if the Northern Lights are out!

There is Wi-Fi and mobile signal, TV with very limited channels (probably in Icelandic). The beds are set up as a double in one room, a double with a combined single bunk bed above and then the attic has a mattress on the floor. We would therefore suggest it is perfect for 4 adults and 2 children.

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Hotel Reykjavik Centrum

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum in Reykjavik Iceland
Hotel Reykjavik Centrum Standard Double room
Double deluxe room in Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, Iceland
Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, Iceland

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum is a relatively new hotel in the heart of the city, opened on April 1st 2005. It is located on one of Reykjavik’s oldest streets, Adalstraeti, right in the heart of Reykjavik in a newly renovated building, the oldest part of which was built in 1764.

The hotel has 89 rooms, each fitted with modern amenities, such as satellite TV, telephone, Internet access, mini-bar, radio, iron and board, hair dryer, safe and tea & coffee set. All rooms have ensuite bathroom with either a shower or a bath.

During its construction, the remains of a Viking longhouse from the Settlement Period were found. Among the finds excavated at the site were Iceland’s oldest human remains, dating from approximately 870 AD.

 

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Reviews & Feedback

“We had a great time in both Greenland and Iceland. Everything went smoothly and without any pitfalls. The hotels were great and our stay was very enjoyable. Both countries were absolutely stunning, and we would have liked to spend much longer there! We are very satisfied with your service, and would recommend you to everyone! ”

"The Tour was meticulously prepared and accompanied with perfect logistics. Due to the ideal planning of the Tour we were able to enjoy and gain a profound impression of Greenland and Iceland in spite of the very short stay. We felt professional logistics and an organizational approach was used throughout the whole Tour. Thank you again for the experience that will hold a special place in our memory."

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What's included & departure airports

What's Included?

  • Flights with one hold bag (from the UK)
  • 5 nights Accommodation with breakfast (Reykjavik Centrum, Arctic Hotel)
  • Ilulissat Tour
  • Equip Calving Glacier Boat Trip
  • Evening Iceberg Cruise
  • Visit Ilulissat Home and Feed Huskies
  • Transfers where indicated
  • 3 dinners in Greenland

Departure Airport

  • Gatwick
  • Heathrow
  • Manchester
  • Luton
  • Glasgow (Mon departure only for direct flights)
  • Edinburgh
  • Dublin (Mon departure only for direct flights)

 

  • Chicago
  • New York
  • Washington
  • Boston
  • Orlando
  • Minneapolis
  • Seattle
  • Denver

Our international clients are welcome to book their own international flights to Iceland and we will organise the ground arrangements and book the flights to and from Greenland from Iceland

5 June-28th August:       Monday or Tuesday Departure
2 June -25 August:           Friday only departure

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