Greenland Tours

Kingdom of Icebergs

Enjoy the freedom of discovering West Greenland at your own pace during this 8-day self-guided tour.

Tour code: GRL203

A Self-guided Tour For All Adventurers & Independent Souls

Everything starts with your flight from from Reykjavík to Ilulissat. After you’ve settled in, the first afternoon begins with a visit to the town and a short walk to the the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Ilulissat Icefjord.

The next three days are devoted to the beautiful town Ilimanaq. Ilimanaq has in recent years been restoring their colonial history and showing pride rather than resentment over it. The heart of this project is the restoration of commander Paul Egede's house from 1751 and the construction of beautiful lodges by the icefjord. This is a perfect place to dive into the curious history of Greenland, while being surrounded by the beautiful landscapes and whales that attracted the Europeans to begin with.

After returning to Ilulissat, you'll have a day to go on a whale watching tour and a day for hiking along the ice filled Kangia fjord (Ilulissat Icefjord). A free day in Ilulissat gives you the opportunity to visit the very interesting museum of Ilulissat or to take on additional optional tours, like sightseeing the UNESCO area by plane, going on a guided town walk, as well as learning more about the history and life in this charming town. You can also visit a small Inuit village before flying back to Reykjavík.

This self guided tour allows you to enjoy the freedom of travelling on your own while we take care of your hectic travel plans. We have arranged transfers and accommodations just for you! Plus, you get a day-to-day itinerary, maps and a detailed road book where we'll even throw in some great tips that only our certified professional guides know!

Tour Overview

  • Difficulty

    Moderate

    Moderate Difficulty

    Accessible to all those in good health, who are doing some sport regularly and who are used to all-terrain walks. 2-6 hours walking per day, without much carrying.

  • Availability

    Jun - Aug

  • Duration

    8 days

  • Meeting Point

    Reykjavík domestic airport

  • Language

    English

  • Accommodation

    Hotel, guesthouse or hostel

  • Activity per day

    4 - 6 hrs

  • Transport

    Boat

Customer Reviews

"Thank you so much for the trip… it has been really amazing… I would even say that it has been the best trip I have ever made!!! I wouldn’t change a comma of the trip..."
Daniel, Spain —

Tour Highlights

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Sail among the icebergs

Enjoy sunset over the Icefjord

Whale Watching

Included

  • Hotel, guesthouse or hostel accommodation (4 nights)
  • Luxury cabin at a glacier lodge (2 nights)
  • Flights (Reykjavík - Ilulissat/Ilulissat - Reykjavík)
  • Full day boat tour to Eqi calving glacier (with lunch)
  • Whale watching excursion
  • Maps
  • Road book

Not Included

  • Meals (other that stated in your final proposal)

Optional Extras

  • Boat tours among the icebergs or to a hunter's village
  • Kayaking from Ilulissat or Ilimanq
  • Tour to Oqaatust (Rodebay) - village life
  • Dog sledding on Disko Island
  • Helicopter and flight seeing
  • Hiking tours, city walk or meet the locals