Spend an amazing new year in Greenland-hike along the UNESCO icefjord, visit an abandoned settlement and feel the turf with your own hands, amazing views, meet local people, see the northern lights, go on a dog sled adventure, sail among the icebergs
Accommodation: Icefjord apartments in a 1-bedroom apartment. The apartments are located 1 km from hotel Icefjord or the Red House in a double room in a private house. The Red House is located only few meters from hotel Icefjord. The breakfast in Illulissat is at hotel Icefjord. Both places offer self-catering facilities for cooking.
30.12.2022 Arrival ат Ilulissat airport and transfer to the accommodation. A representative from our partner’s office will greet you and give you useful information about Greenland, Ilulissat and the surrounding area, followed by a 2 hour sightseeing tour of the town. The city is the community centre of Disco Bay, Greenlands largest tourist destination. During the tour you will get acquainted with the history and sights of the town and explore from outside Knud Rasmussen’s museum house and the old Zion wooden church. Of course a stroll to the town port and the local market called brættet can not be missed too.
In the evening, we invite you to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Northern Lights and warm yourself with authentic Greenland coffee. Your guide will take you to a dark place, away from the lights of the city where the view is most beautiful, and will tell you about the natural phenomenon.
The Northern Lights is an incredible and breath-taking natural phenomenon. It is a strikingly beautiful dance of colourful lights and shimmering colours in the sky. The most common colours in which the glow appears are pale green and pink. Shades of red, blue, yellow and purple can be spotted too.
Just imagine how in the dark polar night in the sky suddenly coloured rays appear and illuminate it all with different shimmer colours.
According to a Greenland legend when the northern lights dance in the night sky, it means that the dead play football with a skull on the walrus.
31.12.2022 Breakfast. Trip to the village of Oqaatsut. The excursion lasts 5 hours, 2 of which is a boat trip in the mouth of the ice fjord, amidst many beautiful icebergs (white, blue, small, large), detached from one of the most productive and fast moving glaciers on earth. During this excursion you will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the lifestyles of the locals as well as to feel their hospitality during a delicious Greenland lunch.
In the evening, we invite you to welcome New Year 2020 at the Icefjord Hotel Restaurant with a 5-course menu and a glass of champagne. The New Year in Greenland is a unique experience, not only because of the beautiful fireworks during the polar night, but also because here it is celebrated twice - in Danish and Greenland times.
01.01.2023 Happy New Year! Today you will be able to get acquainted with the Greenland dogs up close and experience the unique dog-sledding ride. It is an adventure that s cannot be described in words, it can only be felt! Free time.
02.01.2023 Two hour hike to the abandoned village of Sermermiut and UNESCO World Heritage Site
The settlement is located in an area included in the UNESCO list of sites with cultural and national heritage in 2004 and is visited by over 30,000 tourists a year thanks to a wooden path, which makes it accessible to everyone.
Sermermiut was inhabited by different Inuit people for 4000 years, and today you can see many remains of their presence.
During the hike you will learn about the life and traditions of the Inuit, explore the ruins of turf huts and experience touching the permafrost with your own hands. This hike gives us the opportunity to get as close as possible to the ice fjord and enjoy the magnificent views of the beautifully sculptured and floating icebergs.
03.01.2023 Free time on you own or book a tour
04.01.2023 Transfer to Ilulissat airport. Departure from Ilulissat airport.
Your reservation is confirmed upon receiving 50% deposit of the package price, when made at least 60 days before the date of arrival. If the reservation is made less than 60 days before the arrival date, payment of the full amount is required on the day the reservation is confirmed.
Minimum number of tourist packages: none
-up to 60 days frothe start of the trip: 50% penalty
-from 60 to 45 days from the beginning of the trip: 85% penalty
-more than 45 days-100% penalty
-5 overnights without breakfast in Ilulissat, Greenland
-return transfer from Ilulissat airport
-sightseeing tour of Ilulissat in English
-Northern Lights land tour in English
-2 hours hiking tour to Sermermiut in English
-dog-sledding trip in shared sledge
-return flight tickets to Illulisat
-breakfast at hotel Icefjord
-New Years Eve five course Gala Dinner at hotel Icefjord, excluding drinks that must be reserved and paid at the time of booking
-clothes rental, which can be booked in advance and paid on the spot
-additional services,tours, museum tickets, travel cards etc in Copenhagen, that can be purchased from us, according to your requirements-New Years Eve dinner at hotel Icefjord