Quick Blog/Review of Greenland Experiences
10:15-11:30 Air Iceland to Ilulissat
19:45 = Kayak Trip w/Albatros tours 👍
Excellent Kayak Trip to see the Glaciers and Whales
Professional Company where safety comes first. Equipment is well maintained and explained thoroughly before using. Candy bar & water for the trip are a nice (important) touch. It takes about 45 min to get everyone outfitted in the dry gear and the two person kayaks into the water. Out into the frigid water you go with some more safety tips and basic training on how to guide the kayak. Then out to the glaciers. You are surrounded by the beautiful pristine sea and massive icebergs. Plus, we saw at least eight whales on our trip – both Humpback & Fin. Also going for the night trip gives a different perspective with the daylight into sunset and then into, at least on our trip, a light fog. It was Amazing. Being so close to the unbearably cold water, glistening glaciers and only the sound of the breaching whales & your breath. The guides are knowledgeable and eager to explain any questions you may have on Greenland, the Glacier, Whales & birds… After a couple of hours of paddling it is time to head back but once the boats are out of the water – there is one more surprise, if you want, an Arctic plunge. Do it, perfectly safe and just the Amazing way to end the Experience. This was a highlight of my trip to Greenland – Thanks to the two Thomas’s….
9:45 = Glacier/Whales Flight w/AirZafari 👍
A Must Do to See the Glacier, Blue Lakes & Whales
The weather in Greenland can be unpredictable so it is best to book your flight on your first day. The company is professional and make the Experience flawless. After a short van ride from town to the airport and then an overview of the flight and safety procedures you board your small plane and meet your pilot. Everyone has a window seat (six people including the pilot). The side windows even bubble out so you can really get an amazing look down at the magnificent sights. I suggest the one-hour flight, this shows you everything. Keep an eye out for the elusive Blue Lakes and the even more elusive whales. We saw six on my trip but if I had gone the day before we would have seen eleven (that is how many I saw from the Yellow Trail – also Highly recommended). The pilot will explain everything as you go so no worries on not understanding what you are seeing, I especially loved the tight spins around the Whale area. The hour will go fast so take tons of photos and just love your life…