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A lovely autumn trip with beautiful colors and huge amounts of ice. This 5-day hotel holiday can offer tundra safaris, musk oxen, the Greenland Ice Sheet, and (from September) also the northern lights!

Program Type

Escorted Experience

Vehicle Type for Touring

Car or Small Van AC

Detailed Itinerary

You fly from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq with Air Greenland, giving you 4½ hours to prepare for your Greenland adventure. As the aircraft approaches Greenland, the sight of nunataks and the enormous icy desert indicate what you have in store.

Kangerlussuaq welcomes you with a blast of fresh coldness
After arrival you check in to Hotel Kangerlussuaq. The location of the hotel is as central as it gets, you will find it in the airport building. You only need to bring your luggage from the baggage carousel to the reception. The rooms are spacious and you will either have a view of the “Koekkenfjeld” (Mount Hassel) or a view of the settlement and nearby surroundings. Kangerlussuaq is located beautifully between incredible mountains and close to the Ice Sheet. This is the only place in Greenland which gives you easy access to areas where you can experience wild roaming reindeer and musk ox up close.

After check-in, there will be an information meeting at the nearby hostel, Polar Lodge. Here you will get further information about the Kangerlussuaq area and its many excursion options. With all the practical information out of the way, it is now time to experience the old American airbase on a guided tour by bus, giving you insight into the area’s fascinating history and nature.

The area around Kangerlussuaq is the only inhabited place in Greenland’s inland. The climate is continental with very stable weather conditions. Originally, this was also the main reason the Americans chose this place for their base. If you go for a walk in the area, there are still remnants to see from that time.

You are welcome to explore on your but – but we recommend a trip to the Ice Sheet Point 660, which gives you a unique opportunity to stand on top of ice that is many, many feet thick and very old!

Another day with many opportunities. We recommend a tundra and wildlife tour.

Tundra Safari near Kangerlussuaq
Kangerlussuaq has incredibly beautiful nature and is home to the massive musk oxen. We drive through the stunning tundra landscape in our 4×4 truck, and the guide will tell us about the varied wildlife in this area. Maybe we will get the chance to spot musk oxen and learn more about these woolly creatures.

The musk ox roams freely in the area around Kangerlussuaq. It is impossible to predict whether we can get close to musk oxen or just admire them from a distance. The guide always brings binoculars, so there is a very good chance of seeing these amazing animals and other wildlife in the area. Do not miss out on this exciting opportunity to explore the stunning nature and wildlife around Kangerlussuaq.

Over the years, many travelers have had great experiences at the Russell Glacier.

Your Greenland adventure has come to an end – for now at least. The Airbus is waiting to take you back to Copenhagen with arrival 4½ hours later.

  • Return flights Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq with Air Greenland
  • 4 nights at Hotel Kangerlussuaq with private bath/toilet
  • Breakfast
  • Food and beverages on board the flight Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq
  • Welcome meeting with local English-speaking guide
  • Sightseeing with local English-speaking guide
  • Towels and bed linen at Hotel Kangerlussuaq
  • All flight/transportation taxes and fees known to Greenland Travel at the time of publishing
  • 20 kg of checked baggage and 8 kg of cabin baggage

  • Lunch and dinner
  • Travel Insurance
  • Excursions 


Point of arrival and departure is Copenhagen. 
There will be a connecting flight from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq inclusive in the package. 

Trip Highlights

5 days around Kangerlussuaq

01 Dec, 2022

4 Star
AUD 2,336 P P twin share

08 Dec, 2022

4 Star
AUD 2,336 P P twin share

15 Dec, 2022

4 Star
AUD 2,336 P P twin share

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