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Greenland with Charly Savely Photography

Ilulissat - Ilulissat Backcountry

2021: Mar 2 - Mar 9


Embark on a Greenlandic winter adventure on this 8 day journey! Get ready to experience this region's natural beauty as well as its rich cultural traditions while you hike, sail and dog sled around the area.

  • 8 days

  • 8 - 10 spots

  • Double occupancy in 3-star hotels and Igloo (single rooms available only at hotel)

  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 3 dinners included

  • Fly into Ilulissat Airport (JAV). TrovaTrip will provide 3 transfers between 8am and 3pm. During the winter, Air Greenland flights only operate Mon, Tues and Thurs, Fri.

  • Fly out of Ilulissat Airport (JAV). TrovaTrip will provide 2 transfers on the final morning. During the winter, Air Greenland flights only operate Mon, Tues and Thurs, Fri.

Activities Included

  • Walking Tour of Ilulissat
  • Sermermiut Valley Hike
  • Northern Lights Spotting Hike
  • Ilulissat Icefjord Boat Tour (2)
  • Dog Feeding and "Kaffemik" with Local Family
  • Snowshoe Hike
  • Hot Drinks and Northern Lights Spotting
  • Dog Sledding

Other Inclusions

  • Double Occupancy in 3-star Hotel and Igloo
  • Local Guide throughout Trip
  • All City Transfers
  • Arrival Airport Transfer (until 5pm on first day)
  • Departure Airport Transfer (morning of last day)
  • 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 3 Dinners

Optional Activities

  • Snowshoeing & Sauna

Exclusions

  • International Flights
  • Food & Alcohol (except as noted)
  • Visas & Travel Insurance
  • Airport Transfers Outside of Designated Times

Your Host

Charly Savely

Charly Savely was born & raised in Bristol, England, but has lived the majority of her life on the West Coast of the USA & now calls Alaska home. She has moved around, & traveled her whole life with camera in hand. She is a jack-of-all-trades & received her Bachelor’s Degree in Photography, Graphic Design, & Scientific Illustration at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Charly is a full-time freelance Professional Photographer, who combines her thirst for adventure with her love for photography to capture unique personal experiences. She specializes in adventure travel, wildlife, & commercial photography. Be sure to check her out on Instagram! @charlysavely

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Greenland! TrovaTrip will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. After you get settled, you’ll join the rest of the group for a welcome dinner and toast to the fun week ahead. Arrive by 3 pm to join a casual walking tour around the town.

Overnight in Ilulissat

Arrival: Fly into Ilulissat Airport (JAV). TrovaTrip will provide 3 transfers between 8am and 3pm. During the winter, Air Greenland flights only operate Mon, Tues and Thurs, Fri.

Included: Airport Transfer, Walking Tour of Ilulissat, Welcome Dinner


Day 2

Fuel up on some delicious breakfast before heading out to explore a UNESCO world heritage site! You’ll hike up and into the Sermermiut Valley, where you will get incredible views of the icefjord as well as come across old Inuit settlements. Experience the incredible “emptying” of ice into the ocean from the ice cap. You will have the afternoon free to explore the area, and in the evening, you’ll head back out to the UNESCO area to try to spot northern lights.

Overnight in Ilulissat

Included: Breakfast, Sermermiut Valley Hike, Northern Lights Spotting Hike


Day 3

Get ready to experience the icefjord up close! After breakfast, you’ll hop on a boat and sail amongst gigantic icebergs - nature’s sculpture exhibition.

Later, experience the Greenlandic culture by joining a local family in two traditional activities - feeding their Greenland dogs, and then for a traditional “kaffemik” (a Greenlandic tradition done on special occasions, a gathering with coffee, tea, and cake!)

Overnight in Ilulissat

Included: Breakfast, Ilulissat Icefjord Boat Tour, Dog Feeding and "Kaffemik" with Local Family


Day 4

Off to the next adventure! After breakfast, you’re going dog sledding! This is a tradition that stems from the Inuit culture and has been used for thousands of years as a mode of transportation during the wintertime. You’ll get to experience it firsthand as you will be on the sled guided by professional hunters and fishermen! The rest of the day will be at your leisure.

Overnight in Ilulissat

Included: Breakfast, Dog Sledding


Day 5

You’re off to the backcountry! Enjoy breakfast and then head out on snowmobiles to the Igloo lodge where you’ll be spending the night. After settling in and having lunch, you’re off to a snowshoe hike to a viewpoint overlooking the icefjord. After, relax and take in the beautiful surroundings before a cozy dinner in the cabin. Finish off the day by stepping out to spot some northern lights with a hot drink in hand. Then, snuggle in a sleeping bag inside your igloo!

Overnight in Ilulissat Backcountry

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Snowshoe Hike, Dinner, Hot Drinks and Northern Lights Spotting


Day 6

After breakfast, you’re heading back to Ilulissat. Later, you’ll hop on a boat for another opportunity to capture some incredible pictures as you sail amongst the gigantic icebergs. The rest of the day is at your leisure!

Overnight in Ilulissat

Included: Breakfast, Ilulissat Icefjord Boat Tour


Day 7

Today, Ilulissat is yours to explore! Enjoy your last day in this beautiful region doing a last hike in the Sermermiut Valley, shopping in town, or by signing up for the Snowshoeing and Sauna optional activity.

Meet back up with the group in the evening for one last meal together!

Overnight in Ilulissat

Included: Breakfast

Optional: Snowshoeing & Sauna


Day 8

All good things must come to an end. Enjoy one last breakfast before saying "takkus" to Greenland!

Included: Breakfast, Airport Transfer

Departure: Fly out of Ilulissat Airport (JAV). TrovaTrip will provide 2 transfers on the final morning. During the winter, Air Greenland flights only operate Mon, Tues and Thurs, Fri.

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