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illulissat on october

Roma, Italia
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illulissat on october

hi i d like to go to illulissat the next october.i d like to known something about this period in illulissat.i m afraid in that time i can go on cruise or to see the iceberg.do you kniwn when are the air plain to go from reykjavik to illulisat?thanks a lot.leonors

Scunthorpe, United...
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1. Re: illulissat on october

There are no direct flights from Rekjavik to Ilulisaat at any time. Once in Greenland you have to get an internal flight to Illulisaat.

I think you may have a problem trying to get from Iceland to the west coast of Greenland in October. There are only flights from Reykjavik to Narsarsuaq during the summer months. This means you will need to fly to Kulusuk on the east coast and then get an internal flight from there, probably via Kangerlussuaq.

Air Greenland run a service throughout the year from Copenhagen . There are 4 flights a week into Kangerlussuaq which is the nearest airstrip to Illulisaat. You then have to get an internal flight from here.

By October the sea will be freezing over so iceberg trips are off. You need to visit during the brief summer months of July - September for these. You may be able to go dog sleding instead...

Scunthorpe, United...
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2. Re: illulissat on october

Some of the information you have been given is wrong.

Air Iceland operate from Reykjavik to Nuuk on Greenland's west coast. Services are available from Nuuk to Ilulissat, but in October you may need to spend a night in Nuuk.

Roma, Italia
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3. Re: illulissat on october


thanks for the information.

On the air iceland web site there are a lot of flight from reykiavik to illulissat. i think it's a new fly road. don't you konow?

I m very worry about the impossible to do a cruise to iceberg.

When you went there?

thanks a lot


Durham, United...
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4. Re: illulissat on october

I think Reykjavik to Ilulissat is new this year. It used to be just Copenhagen - Kangerlussuaq - ilulissat. That might still be easier from Rome though.

The sea won't be frozen in October (in 2010 it wasn't even frozen in March, but it was in March 2009), so the icefjord cruise will be fine as long as the weather is OK. Try Silver (he's Italian, by the way) at Tourist Nature:


He's always been good when I've used him

It might be too early to go dog sledding at that time if that's something you're interested in. November or February to April is better for that (there's not much light in December and January).

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