West Greenland – Icebergs & Disko Bay

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Availability : Thursdays, June-September

West Greenland - Icebergs & Disko Bay

Highlights Include:

  • Ilulissat Icefjord cruise next to icebergs
  • Experiencing the midnight sun
  • Optional excursions to customize your trip
  • Pre-night by Blue Lagoon and post-night in Reykjavík

Photo: Betina Kohler/Borton Overseas

Tour Details

From: $6,778 per person | Single supplement from $1,179

Price includes transatlantic airfare from New York (please inquire for pricing from your US departure city)

7 days

2024 Departures:  Thursdays

June through mid-September

Ilulissat is a beautiful village in West Greenland set next to Disko Bay. The nearby Ilulissat Icefjord produces many icebergs a year, which slowly make their way into the water around the town’s harbor. See the icebergs for yourself with this semi-independent package to Greenland. During the day you can explore independently, join excursions with a guide for experiences like a sunset cruise to the Icefjord, or just relax and watch the majestic, ancient, floating ice. Beginning and ending in Reykjavík means that you will get to see two amazing arctic destinations on this one trip.

This is a sample semi-independent itinerary. Travel will be independent with guided tours and activities along the way. Our Destination Specialists will work with you to create an itinerary to meet your preferences.

Day 1Departure from US

Day 2Arrive Iceland - Blue Lagoon

After arrival into Iceland’s international airport, transfer on own to your accommodation in Grindavik on the Reykjanes Peninsula. Time to relax and visit the nearby Blue Lagoon, a geo-thermal spa with naturally heated mineral waters, set in a lava field. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Grindavík

Day 3Fly to Ilulissat, Greenland | Meals: B D

Transfer to nearby Keflavik airport for your morning flight to Ilulissat, located in West Greenland. You will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. The local guide will give an informational meeting, followed by a guided walk of the town. Ilulissat is the Greenlandic Inuit word for iceberg, and it is easy for visitors to Ilulissat to see why. On your walk around town you can observe icebergs from the Ilulissat Icefjord floating silently in the blue waters of Disko Bay. In addition to the giant pieces of ice, you will also see the old town with buildings from its past trading with the Danes, the fishing harbor, Old Zion Church, and more. A two-course dinner is included this evening. Overnight in Ilulissat

Day 4Icefjord Sunset Cruise | Meals: B

Today is at leisure to enjoy Ilulissat independently. The village has a lot to offer visitors. From shops offering locally made handicrafts to a local fish market where you can explore the day’s catch, there are plenty of interesting place to visit. This evening you will set sail through the icebergs that line the waters around Ilulissat. The midnight sun will be reflecting off the water and ice creating a picture-perfect evening. Overnight in Ilulissat

Day 5Ilulissat | Meals: B

Enjoy your day at leisure continuing to explore Ilulissat independently or join an optional excursion today. Overnight in Ilulissat

Day 6Depart Greenland - Reykjavik | Meals: B

You will be transferred back to Ilulissat’s Airport this morning for your departure flight to Reykjavík’s international airport. Transfer via airport coach into city center and to your hotel. Remainder of day at leisure. As the largest city in Iceland, Reykjavík has amazing architecture, art, and food for visitors to enjoy. Stroll along the bay from the amazing Harpa Concert Hall, stopping for a picture at the Sun Voyager sculpture. Visit the beautiful white church Hallgrimskirkja and stroll the main shopping street. Overnight in Reykjavík

Day 7Depart Reykjavík, Iceland | Meals: B

Breakfast at your hotel before transferring by scheduled coach to Keflavik airport for your return flight to the US – or extend your stay in Scandinavia!

  • Transatlantic airfare from New York including air taxes & fuel surcharges
    (please inquire for pricing from your US departure city)
  • Five nights’ accommodation
  • Transfers as indicated
  • Meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • Assistance in Ilulissat from on-site Destination Guide
  • Guided City Walk in Ilulissat
  • Sunset Icefjord Cruise
  • Blue Lagoon Comfort package
Not Included
  • Ancillary airline fees such as meals, seat reservations, luggage costs
  • Travel insurance, recommended
  • Fees for obtaining/renewing a passport
  • Transfers, sightseeing, activities, meals, and beverages not specified
  • Luggage handling at airports
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, spa services, internet, phone, etc.
Optional Excursions
At additional cost, subject to availability
  • Visit our Reykjavík Day Tours Blog to learn about the many options available from Iceland’s capital
  • Kayak in Disko Bay – morning or evening 3-hour excursion, paddle in a kayak (a typical Greenlandic means of transport) while witnessing the overwhelming beauty of icebergs emerging from the Ilulissat Icefiord 
  • Icebergs of Sermermiut – you will drive and then have a short hike to a great viewpoint over the Ilulissat Icefjord
  • Home Visit – you are invited to a local home for kaffemik, a Greenlandic tradition where folks can socialize with warm drinks and cake (minimum 4 persons)
  • Rodebay and Eqi Glacier Cruise – travel by boat for a visit to Rodebay Village as well as the big Eqi Glacier to see calving icebergs, lunch (or dinner) included (duration 7 hours)
  • Visit the Greenlandic Dogs – meet a local hunter and his huskies to learn about the adorable dogs and dog sledding in the winter (minimum 4 persons)
  • Whale Safari and Ilimanaq – cruise to the quaint village of Ilimanaq while also keep an eye out for whales, lunch included
  • Hike Cecily Trail – a full day hike along the coastal trails frequently used for dog sledding in the winters
  • Option to begin and end tour in Copenhagen instead of Reykjavik
  • Upgraded rooms in Reykjavik or Ilulissat and/or extra nights can be added for a supplemental cost, please inquire
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