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I5CPH: West Greenland Explorer / 5 days
Departures from Copenhagen

Departures from Copenhagen. This tour showcases the majestic icebergs at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilulissat Ice Fjord combined with wildlife second to none in Kangerlussuaq. Get a glimpse of life north of the Polar Circle where nature still plays an important role in everyday life, and get introduced to old Inuit traditions.

This tour combines two of the most fascinating destinations in West Greenland: Ilulissat, the town of Icebergs, and the wildlife area of Kangerlussuaq. It is a superb way to get a real feel for life in the Arctic.


Explore the modern Greenlandic town north of the Polar Circle and experience the unique Disko Bay.

Calving glaciers and gigantic icebergs: Majestic icebergs are situated in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilulissat Ice Fjord right outside the town and can be experienced at close range on our Midnight Cruises or during full day excursions where we cruise close to the impressive calving glacier of Eqip.

Isolated settlements: On other excursions we sail to small and remote settlements, where the Greenlandic hunters still live much according to ancient traditions.


Kangerlussuaq is not only an airport and gateway into Greenland; the area has much to offer travellers.

Greenland Wildlife: Kangerlussuaq is the best area in Greenland to see Arctic wildlife - close to the hotel you often see reindeer and musk oxen!

The Inland Ice Cap: No other destination in Greenland offers easier access to the Inland Ice Cap - here we drive in 4x4 vehicles directly to the amazing Ice Cap.

Fantastic weather: The location approx. 160km inland from the coast makes Kangerlussuaq one of the most weather-stable destinations in Greenland with lots of sunshine.

Day 1

Morning flight with Air Greenland from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq. Connecting flight to Ilulissat. Meet and greet by Arctic Adventure guide. Transfer to the hotel for check-in, information meeting and guided city walk.

Optional excursions during stay in Ilulissat.

Included meals: 2-course dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Arctic

Day 2 and Day 3

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure in Ilulissat for optional excursions. Being situated almost 400 km north of the Polar Circle you have a fantastic opportunity to discover more about daily life in the Arctic. Your guides can help organise home visits, gentle walks to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilulissat Icefjord, or maybe you just wish to sit on the hotel balcony and watch the gigantic icebergs float by!

Included meals: Breakfast (and 3-course dinner on the last day in Ilulissat)
Accommodation: Hotel Arctic

Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel. Farewell coffee at the hotel with your guide.Transfer to the airport. Air Greenland flight from Ilulissat to Kangerlussuaq. Check-in at the hotel and information meeting. Optional excursions during stay in Kangerlussuaq.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Kangerlussuaq

Day 5

Breakfast at the hotel. Midday flight with Air Greenland from Kangerlussuaq to Copenhagen.

Included meals: Breakfast

Route map


  • 2019: Guaranteed departures from Copenhagen every Friday and Saturday between June and September
  • Friday departures will have their first night in Kangerlussuaq


  • Mentioned flights with all taxes
  • Mentioned transfers
  • Accommodation with private facilities and breakfast
  • Arctic Adventure destination guide in Ilulissat
  • Welcome and farewell meeting with your guide(s) in Ilulissat
  • 2 dinners at Hotel Arctic
  • Guided tour of Ilulissat
  • Local representative in Kangerlussuaq

Not Included

  • Travel insurance

Trip sheet

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