Sunday, 12 May 2013

Bestseller! Summer, sun and huge icebergs

Midnatsol over Isfjorden set fra Ilulissat

Get close to the Inland Ice Cap and UNESCO site Ilulissat icefiord with the famous and very huge icebergs – all of it in the magical glow of the midnight sun.

A trip to Greenland is an experience entirely on the nature’s terms and on this 8 day visit you get a close up encounter with the nature: Ice cap and glaciers in Kangerlussuaq and ice and more ice in Ilulissat beautifully accompanied by Greenland’s unique culture and traditional life style in contrast to the influence of the modern way of life.

The contrasts in Greenland are coming to their right during the summer months. Strong sunlight is replaced by foggy mist. Brown mountains with hints of green are fighting a brave battle against icebergs in shades ranging from pale to turquoise. Deserted, pristine areas right next to the towns with the characteristic houses in bright colors. The light is also unique. And with the midnight sun's soft glow around the clock the forces of nature come very close!

Indlandsisen i Grønland ved Kangerlussuaq

Air Greenland flies from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq and gives you 4 hours to prepare yourself for a world of its own. During the flight you can enjoy a meal, a movie as well as the first sight of nunataks and the ice cap.

Upon arrival you are welcomed by a guide from the our local partner who will help you to check in at Polar Lodge. A cosy and newly renovated accommodation right in the heart of Kangerlussuaq and only a glance from the fascinating nature. At the following information meeting the guide tells you about the area and the many excursions available.

Kangerlussuaq is beautifully situated between soft hills and close to the ice cap. It is the only place in Greenland where you can experience both reindeer and musk oxen. Kangerlussuaq is also the perfect place to see and step up on the legendary ice cap which covers 82% of Greenland. Join a guided trip to the Ice Cap and see it for yourself.

Isfjorden ved Ilulissat i Diskobugten i Grønland

The trip continues with flight to Ilulissat. Ilulissat means icebergs which needs no further explanation once you see the beautiful ice fjord and the numerous icebergs floating majestically around out in the fjord with an almost magical light and the reflections from the sun.

Upon arrival you are transferred to Hotel Icefiord amazingly situated with a view over the famous ice fjord. Even the most experienced traveller is blown away at this unique sight. At the following information meeting a guide from World of Greenland will inform you about Ilulissat and the wide range of excursions. You are now prepared for the next couple of days filled with adventures.

Sejlads ved Isfjorden i Grønland

Easy hikes along the Icefiord

The area around Ilulissat also invites to shorter and longer hiking trips – for example to the abandoned settlement Sermermiut and along the impressive ice fjord. You should also allow yourself to stroll around the town at your own pace – remember the camera and make sure to capture the soft tumbling sled dog puppies that enjoy their freedom with a bunch of kids in their tales.


Calving glacier Eqip Sermia

Another unique experience is a sailing trip to the calving glacier Eqip Sermia. The glacier runs out into the fjord 80 kilometres north of Ilulissat and it is possible to go all the way into the edge of the glacier by boat and see huge ice pieces calve – from a safe distance. The sailing trip to Eqi takes you up north along the coast, passing Bredebugt, the settlement Oqaatsut and the huge fjord system Pakitsoq often visited by whales and seals. Before we reach Eqi the trip continues through Attaa Strait surrounded by high steep mountains with birds and waterfalls.

The glacier is more than 3.4 kilometre wide and the average height from the bed to the top is about 200 metres of which 30 to 80 metres are above sea level. In front of the glacier there are 14 cosy cabins – all with a terrace facing the glacier. A breathtaking experience rich in impressions.