NB: We went there almost 10 years ago. Most of the informations I give here are outdated. I'm not a travel agency and I don't belong to any. In order to prepare your trip to Groenland, please use Google. ;)
draws those who love space, solitude and preserved nature. Ah,
icy landscapes as far as the eye can see, majestic icebergs,
pleasure to drink pure water from lakes and streams... ^___^
land still remains a rare and expensive destination.
Moreover, its remoteness can impress, and some, as we did, may
prefer to rely on a tour operator which will organize these
off the beaten track holidays. Even then, it is an adventure:
planes and boats trips depending on the weather - you could
altogether have to cross an ice-covered sea in the middle of
august. You'd better be adaptable about changes in the scheduled
our journey - which was planed by Comptoir du Groenland - we
met others travellers led by guides from GNGL and Terre d'Aventures.
The three tour operators are comparables with each other with
regard to prices, efficiency and friendliness (besides, Comptoirs
and Terre d'Aventures belong now to the same group). It is up
to you to chose your ideal formula.
the way: when departing from France, you will have to stop over
in Denmark. If you wish to seize the opportunity to visit Copenhagen,
you should preferably do so on the way there, because on your
return, memories of Greenland will get all the attention...
des Terres Extrêmes
(was Comptoir du Groenland)
344, rue Saint-Jacques, 75 005 PARIS
Tél.: (33 1) 188.8.131.52
(They don't sell the journey to Ataa anymore.)
Nord Grand Large
15, rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75 005 PARIS
Tél.: (33 1) 40.46.05.14
Offices in Paris, Toulouse, Marseille
No Indigo: 0 825 847 800 (0,15 € TTC/Min)
plan the trip by yourself...
The Lonely Planet
Greenland & the Faroe Islands"
is a absolute must
(Lonely Planet Publications).
the official guide by the national tourist board of Greenland.
organizes all kinds of trips around Ilulissat,
(boat, dogsled...) in french, in english and in italian.
P.O. Box 169 - 3952 Ilulissat - Groenland.