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  • Introduction
  • Programme
  • Périodes & budget
  • Infos pratiques
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This trip is a chance to become an Artic Explorer and uncover the highlights of Disko Bay from icebergs and whales to glaciers and islands. Our carefully designed itinerary is fully flexible and customizable whether you want to go hiking in the footsteps of famous explorers, on an Inuit fishing excursion or sea-kayaking among whales and icebergs...

Points forts
  • Our smooth logistics and detailed flexible itinerary
  • Boat trips with whales and icebergs; Disko Bay: Ilulissat and its ice fjord; Rodebay, Eqi Glacier and Disko Island
  • 2 nights in a chalet with views of Eqi Glacier

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En résumé
Région
Groenland
Durée
10 jours
Groupe
2 à 8 personnes
Code
GROL8VA

Programme

  • Jour 1
  • Jour 2
  • Jour 3
  • Jour 4
  • Jour 5
  • Jour 6
  • Jour 7
  • Jour 8
  • Jour 9
  • Jour 10
  • Jour 1

    Ilulissat

    Welcome to Greenland! Transfer from airport to you accommodation in Ilulissat. Located approximately 220 miles north of the Arctic Circle it is an interesting town - it has as many sled dogs as people!
    Ilulissat
  • Jour 2

    Ilulissat / Oqaatsut (Rodebay)

    10.00am boat trip to the tiny traditional settlement of Oqaatsut and its coloured houses. Located 15km north of Ilulissat on a peninsula facing the island of Disko this picturesque village has only about 40 inhabitants. Take time to explore this delightful village at the end of the world with its traditional Inuit culture, stunning scenery and friendly locals. This afternoon you can go hiking or sea-kayaking with an English speaking expert guide to further explore this area.
    Ilulissat / Oqaatsut (Rodebay)
  • Jour 3

    Oqaatsut / Ilulissat

    Today you have time to fully explore this stunning area before your boat to Ilulissat at 7.30pm. We recommend hiking, marked trails from your accommodation lead to beautiful views of Greenlands rugged scenery including lakes, tundra & mountains; ice formations, the sea and small Inuit huts.
    Oqaatsut / Ilulissat
  • Jour 4

    Cruising Disko Bay / Eqi Glacier / Victor Port

    Today your boat leaves at 7:00am for the famous Eqi Glacier, an early start but a truly spectacular day, Cruise through the ice-filled waters of Ilulissat Icefjord (UNESCO World Heritage Site), a truly unique place with icebergs of all shapes and sizes. After 4 hours of sailing your boat will arrive at Eqi Glaciers enormous ice wall. Here a snack served whilst you observe a truly spectaular show of rumbling blocks of ice breaking free from the glacier and splashing into the waters below. The boat docks at Port Victor, where you will disembark and find your accommodation for the night, a charming chalet with panoramic views of the glacier.
    Cruising Disko Bay / Eqi Glacier / Victor Port
  • Jour 5

    Hiking in the footsteps of polar explorers

    Today, an English speaking expert guide can lead you on a spectacular hiking adventure in accordance with the conditions, your hiking fitness and motivations. There are endless hiking options here in one of the most wild and remote places in the world. There is a truly special full day hike which follows the footsteps of the famous the French polar explorers who first ventured here in the 1940s up to the ice sheet. (This option is available in June, July and August from €170 per person) There are also several half-day and shorter options to explore the varied zones of the wild region around Eqi glacier. You cantraverse the river delta, observe icebergs stranded on sand and go hiking at the foot of the imposing Eqi Glacier where seals play and sunbathe.
    Hiking in the footsteps of polar explorers
  • Jour 6

    Victor Port / Ilulissat

    Final morning at Eqi Glqcier to explore the area at leisure before an afternoon boat back to Ilulissat. We are sure you will find the return journey just as spectacular as you cruise through iceberg-filled waters.
    Victor Port / Ilulissat
  • Jour 7

    Ilulissat / Qeqertarsuaq

    Today a local ferry will take you across Disko Bay to the island of Disko (also called Qeqertarsuaq). Disko Bay is known as the sea of ice but it is said that during the summer months there are more whales than icebergs here! Keep your eyes open, particularly for humpback whales, as the ferry weaves between icebergs and heads towards the impressive 1000m cliffs of Qeqertarsuaq. Depending on your desires, after finding your accommodation, we suggest a walk to a 'look-out' observation spot in the south of the island where you can observe whales, other marine life and spectacular views.
    Ilulissat / Qeqertarsuaq
  • Jour 8

    Disko Island

    Today is a day to explore Disko Island as you wish. Free hikes from your accommodation can lead you to some of the island’s most impressive features. You can explore Blaesedalen ‘the U-shaped valley of the winds’ with its numerous waterfalls; discover beaches with icebergs which have run aground and explore Kuannit with its fields, hot springs and volcanic cliffs. If you are looking for something challenging, you can hike up to Lyngmark Glacier: here, not only is there a breathtaking panorama view of the entire island but also the only dog sledding opportunity in summer in Greenland!
    Disko Island
  • Jour 9

    Qeqertarsuaq / Ilulissat

    We are sure that your boat trip back across Disko Bay to Ilulissat will be just as special as the first trip across - don't forget to look out for whales! You have this afternoon to explore Ilulissat at leisure, we have lots of recommendations and optional excursions for your last day in Greenland. - Guided tour of Ilulissat city - Guided hiking in the Semermiut Valley, a sacred place where Inuits settled more than 3000 years ago - Helicopter flight over the glacier hich covers most of the northern hemisphere in ice - A Greenlandic fishing excursion - Whale-watching outing, picnic included Please see a full list of Optional Activities under 'Dates & Prices'
    Qeqertarsuaq / Ilulissat
  • Jour 10

    Farewell Greenland

    Transfer to airport
    Farewell Greenland

Périodes & budget

Cette expérience propose des dates et tarifs personnalisés. Vous pouvez vous y aventurer durant les mois suivants :
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Infos pratiques

  • Détails du voyage
  • équipement
  • Formalité et santé
  • Pays et climat
  • Encadrement

    This is a self-guided trip. Armed with an abundance of experience and a wealth of expert knowledge our professional Greenland team are always on hand. All activities are lead by our qualified guides - all English speaking outdoor practitioners with a passion for everything Greenlandic. Please note that this adventure takes place in an isolated polar environment which can be hostile - safety rules must be followed.

    Alimentation

    The standard version of this trip includes 7 breakfasts, and one lunch. The luxury version includes all breakfasts and some of our additional optional excurions include meals.
    Ilulissat
    Food is not provided at the youth hostel but there is a fully equiped kitchen. You will find shops, markets, small cafes and restaurants nearby (~260DKK per meal). We recommend a budget of ~150DKK per day if you intend to buy food from local supermarkets and we recommend checking out the local fish market 'Brættet' found near to the hostel.
    If you choose hotel accommodation in Ilulissat, breakfasts and airport transfers will be included.
    Oqaatsut
    You can try fresh Greenlandic food and eat at the restaurant H8 (~220DKK per meal)
    Boat Trips
    Between Ilulissat and Port Victor (Eqi Glacier) breakfast, lunch and snacks will be served according to the time.
    Eqi Glacier
    Cafe Victor serves buffet or BBQ style local dinners (~350DKK). Here you can try delicacies such as reindeer, musk-ox, cod and halibut. You can also purchase picnic or buffet style lunches (~70 - 130DKK).

    Hébergement

    Ilulissat
    Hostel accommodation near the city center, shops and the port - simple yet comfortable accommodation with shared facilities. You will have access to the kitchen, a telephone, washing machine and a living room with a TV. Our luxury accommodation hotel accommodation with private facilities, breakfasts and airport transfers are also included.
    Oqaatsut
    Double room hotel accommodation, shared toilets. The rooms are spacious and nicely decorated and there is a kitchen / dining room with breakfast served until 9.30am. There is a large terrace with views of the site and a washing machine available in the village.
    Eqi
    Accommodation in a lodge facing the glacier. You can choose from standard or more luxurious chalets (1-4 persons). The standard chalets have toilets and washbasins and the more luxurious chalets have their own bathroom and toilet facilities. There is also a café restaurant here where breakfast is provided and you can choose from a great selection of local foods for lunch and dinner.

    Déplacement et portage

    In Greenland we use local boats, specially adapted for ice navigation, to cross fjords. For the boat trip to Eqi we use 3 differents vessels for 60, 36 or 12 passagers.

    Budget et change

    The currency in Greenland is the Danish Krone (DKK)
    Please budget for:
    • Drinks and personal expenses
    • We recommend a budget of around 2000DKK for food on this trip but this is widely variable. This number is based on a mixture of restaurant and supermarket food options. Alcohol is very expensive in Greenland, if you want to enjoy an evening drink after your days adventures, we recommend buying Duty Free alcohol in the airport.
  • Equipements

    If you choose to participate in activities which require specialist equipment (like kayaking) all technical equipment will be provided.
    We prefer that you do not wear cotton clothing, including underwear, when participating in activities. When cotton gets wet from water or sweat it ceases to insulate and it does not dry fast. The best materials for outdoor activities are fast drying materials like polyester or materials which are warm when wet like wool. The most powerful materials against the wind and rain are 'breathable' materials like Gore-Tex or Nikwax.
    Our advice for keeping warm
    Winter in Greenland can be very cold, please think carefully about what clothes you bring, although we will provide warm outer layers, the layers you wear next to your skin make the biggest difference. We recommend:
    • No cotton
    • Bring dry spares of everything, even underwear and gloves
    • Wear multiple layers including:
      1. A warm breathable base layer
      2. A second thermal layer
      3. Wind and waterproof protective out layer (we provide an additional quality jacket and over trousers)

    Baggages

    Please bring a small rucksack to use as a day bag. You can bring this as hand luggage on the aeroplane. You will carry your lunch, water, spare layers and any personal medication with you each day in this bag. You will also need a larger bag to store your other clothes and belongings in, please ensure that this is a soft bag like a ruckack or holdall rather than a hard cased suitcase because it is more practical. We recommend packing all of your clothes in plastic bags so that they stay dry in the event of bad weather.

    Pharmacie

    Your guide is a trained first-aider and will carry a full first aid kit at all times during the trip. We recommend that you bring a small personal first aid kit containing any medication you may need such as inhalers, plasters, antiseptic and painkillers.
  • Passeport

    Most travellers require a passport that is valid for at least three months after the return date. It is your responsibility to confirm your specific passport requirements and please be aware that proof of onwards travel may be required.

    Visa

    Most travellers do not need a VISA to travel to Greenland but proof of onwards travel may be required. It is your responsibility to confirm your specific visa requirements.

    Vaccins

    There are no specific health risks.

    Santé

    It is your responsibility to check that your personal health insurance covers everything in this trip. A consultation with your doctor is a prerequisite for any trip.
  • Météo

    Year round the temperatures in Greenland can range from -25°C to more than 20°C (-13°F to +68°F). The air is low in humidity which means that the temperatures do not feel as cold as you might imagine and that the views are amazing, it appears that you can see further. Generally speaking Greenland is not very windy and the warmest months are June - August.
    The length of the day varies significantly throughout the year. The shortest day of the year is 21st December with no sunlight! The longest day, with 24 hours of sunlight, is 20th June. You can see the midnight sun from May - July and the Northern Lights in the darker months.

    Electricité

    Greenland uses Northern European electrical standards (50Hz/220 volts)  and the standard Europlug socket with two round prongs.

    Temps

    Most of Greenland uses Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)/ Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) -3; most areas use Daylight Saving Time (DST).

    Topographie

    Area: 836,300 mi²
    Population: 56,186 inhabitants (2016)
    Capital: Nuuk
    Languages: Kalaallisut or West Greenlandic, Danish is also widely used
    Regime: Part of the Kingdom of Denmark but politically autonomous
    Part of the continent of North America, Greenland is the largest island on Earth and it is covered by the largest ice sheet in the world outside of antarctica.

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