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This tour gives you the chance to go dog sledding in Greenland and see the northern lights! Kangerlussuaq, at the edge of the Ice Sheet, awaits you with unforgettable experiences.
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. Kangerlussuaq is beautifully situated between soft hills and close to the Ice Sheet.
A guide from the local tour office will meet you upon arrival and help you to check in at Old Camp or Polar Lodge, with a wonderful view of Kangerlussuaq.
After check-in, the guide arranges an information meeting where you will get further information about the exciting Kangerlussuaq area and the many excursion options. It is now time to experience the old 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. All other towns and settlements are located by the coast. The climate is continental with very stable weather conditions. This was 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.
The next days, you are on your own to do what you want.
We recommend a trip to Point 660, which gives you a unique opportunity to stand on top of ice that is many, many feet thick and very old!
Excursion to the Greenland Ice Sheet, Point 660 (optional)
The Greenland Ice Sheet is the second largest ice sheet in the world and covers 80 percent of Greenland and has always attracted expeditions and researchers. And with good reason: It is a truly unique experience to look at the enormous field of ice and feel the forces of nature. Along the way, we pass the spectacular Russell Glacier, another breathtaking sight with its vertical ice wall of up to 60 meters.
Another day with many opportunities. We highly recommend a two-hour dogsled trip.
Two-hour dog sled trip (Included in Excursion package January-March)
A dogsled trip across the frozen fjord is a wonderful and unique experience. Jump on, sit back, and enjoy the Arctic nature and fresh air, wearing warm sealskin clothing – and always keep your camera at hand.
Northern Lights Tour (Included in Excursion package January-March)
If you travel in the season of the northern lights, you must embrace the opportunity to witness this phenomenon. Kangerlussuaq is one of the best places to see northern lights in Greenland because of a very stable climate. We drive away from the base into the night and await the stunning sight of nature’s light show. To see the fluttering curtain of light in various shades of green is an unforgettable sight.
Excursion to the Russell Glacier (optional)
Over the years, many travelers have had great experiences at the Russell Glacier. On tour to the Russell Glacier, you get to experience the spectacular glacier, which is an impressive sight with its vertical wall of ice rising to 40 meters. You may also be lucky enough to spot musk oxen, reindeer or even a hare roaming in the hills.
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 flight Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq with Air Greenland
- 4 nights at Old Camp (Monday – Friday)/ Polar Lodge (Thursday – Monday) with shared bath/toilet
- Food and beverages onboard the Air Greenland flight Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq.
- Welcome meeting with local English-speaking guide.
- Towels and bed linen.
- All flight/transportation taxes and fees known at the time of publishing.
- 20 kg of checked baggage and 8 kg of cabin baggage.
- Lunch and dinner
- Travel Insurance
- Excursions (we recommend you pre-book the Excursion Package)
- Get close to the unspoiled Arctic wilderness
- Walk ON the Inland Ice Cap
- Go dog sledding into the Greenlandic tundra
- Marvel at the Northern Lights
- Don’t miss a trip to the impressive Russell Glacier
Optional tours available on request.
Triple rate on request.
Four-hour dog sledding
In the excursion package, we have included a two-hour trip. It is possible for you to extend this to a four-hour trip upon arrival. This is subject to weather, wind, and availability, but neither is expected to be a problem.