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We enjoyed our visit here, except we were disappointed in the colors. It's called Greenland, but it's frozen with ice so everything is white. Also, you have to be able to punch your way past all the polar bears, which my husband Frank was able...More
A must do! But, if you are taking this tour in fall/winter be aware that the temperature out in the sea can drop up to 6/7 degrees and when the average temperature on land fluctuates already between -10 and -15 there is really no "warm...More
This is a very easy walk from the town. Even in the snow – although I was lucky that someone had walked it before. The board walk abruptly ends at the location of Sermermiut, and unfortunately I couldn’t find a path to the benches on...More
This is must-see for the Disko Bay area: A UNESCO-protected site (the very first in the Arctic!), it's stunningly beautiful AND a very easy hike for people of all fitness levels. I actually saw a man with two canes doing the boardwalk portion of the...More
Ilulissat is quite famous and thus very touristy, but if you go early enough then you'll beat the crowds. It is quite a long walk to the viewpoint, but it's an easy walk... Wooden platform all the way (unless you go out on the rocks...More
This is probably known as THE sight to see from Ilulissat, and a World Heritage Site to boot - the fjord is absolutely crammed with ice from the glacier at the head of it, trapped there as larger icebergs get held by the shallow mouth...More
The icefjord is exactly where the Sermermiut (Old Eskimo Settlement) located.
Don't waste your money on tour, just do it yourself. The location is available in Google Maps gps. Walk from Ilulissat town for about 20-30 minutes.
This is a must-do activity in Ilulissat. You...More
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I hope you will love your stay in Ilulissat as much as I did. We stayed in June at the Arctic Hotel during the midnight sun and also as another traveler did can highly recommend the World of Greenland tours. The guides I... More
I hope you will love your stay in Ilulissat as much as I did. We stayed in June at the Arctic Hotel during the midnight sun and also as another traveler did can highly recommend the World of Greenland tours. The guides I might add are knowledgeable, friendly, and mindful of your physical capacities. The UNESCO site walk is easy for the most part but there is a really glorious view if you can go up to a viewing point. There is a paint marked way up the rocks that if you follow will make the fairly steep short climb more easy but ask your guide assistance if you need it. I am 67 with a knee replacement and arthritis in my good knee and I made the climb and descent safely. I mention this because the view his well worth it and the reward is a picnic table for a well deserved sit down view. Finally I would also advise that you invest in the Arctic Hotel's superior room which is on third floor. It offers a view of icebergs floating silently past the hotel. I did not stay in the hotel igloos that I suspect even better views. Be aware the sun is up for a very long time. My superior room did not have blackout curtains and a very useful item is a blindfold for sleep. The Ilulissat Icefjiord was a highpoint of my trip and I know World Of Greenland tours will make it yours also.
I booked flights, accommodation and day trips by myself. It is easy to arrange. The time I went last year, only AirGreenland operated from Copenhagen to Greenland. There were 3 tour companies in Iluslissat and a few... More
I booked flights, accommodation and day trips by myself. It is easy to arrange. The time I went last year, only AirGreenland operated from Copenhagen to Greenland. There were 3 tour companies in Iluslissat and a few accommodations/hotels to choose. The town is small but has everything you need. There are Germans, Dans, Thais, Philippines settled there. Most young locals speak English.
If you decide to arrange the whole trip by yourself, I recommend to do day trips with Tourist Nature. It is a smaller company and a good way to avoid big groups of tourists. World of Greenland is a big company so they use bigger and more modern boats/vans for cruising trips or transfers. You can find their emails on their websites. Both companies will reply you quickly.
For accommodation, I stayed at Ice Fjord apartment (part of Ice Fjord Hotel) and booked via Booking com. It is a collection of studio apartments located in town centre where you can walk less than 3mins to Tourists Nature and World of Greenland offices, shops and supermarkets. Very basic studio apartment, clean, powerful heating system and they offer free airport pick up/drop off. Although, there is no telephone line at the apartment or room service but mobile phone works and don't bother with room service, go hiking, see amazing ice fjord, enjoy the nature and live like locals. I find this town is very peaceful and is a real get away from busy city lifestyle.