You can reach the icefjord in an easy walk from Ilulissat town – simply follow the road to the south of the town, past Restaurant Marmatut, and you will soon reach a wooden boardwalk that takes you right to the edge of the icefjord. This means that you can easily make it out to the icefjord as soon as you see the lights beginning to play.
White Christmas in the Land of Icebergs
This year, Greenland Travel are launching Greenland’s first and only Christmas-themed tour in Ilulissat, which offers a collection of the best Greenlandic experiences with a Christmas twist. The 6-day tour takes you to Ilulissat via Kangerlussuaq, and includes a guided town walk in which the guide will explain how Christmas was celebrated in Greenland in the past, and how it is celebrated today.
Most households in Greenland place an orange Christmas star in their window at this time of year. Wandering around the dusky streets, counting the stars, and feeling the warmth and cosiness emanating from people’s homes, you’ll be well into the Christmas spirit in no time.
Other activities on Greenland Travel’s tour include hiking to a former Inuit settlement, making traditional Christmas decorations, looking for Northern Lights, sailing in the icefjord, and dogsledding. There is also the opportunity to go on a tundra safari when you pass back through Kangerlussuaq, to get a glimpse of the local wildlife.
Because of the unpredictable nature of Greenland’s weather, particularly during the winter, the tour itinerary is not set in stone, and is subject to change, so be aware that you must be somewhat flexible. To learn more about the tour or to book for Christmas 2020, visit Greenland Travel’s website.