We fly with Air Greenland from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq. The flight is approximately 4½ hours and followed by an eight-day adventure.
A guide from the local tour office welcomes you upon arrival and assists you with check in at Hotel Kangerlussuaq. The hotel is situated in the airport building, so all you have to do is take your baggage and carry it to the reception.
From the hotel, there is a direct view of the landing strip where several smaller planes and helicopters connect Greenland’s towns and settlements with the rest of the world. Dut look carefully and you may well spot a little hare hiding in the gray-brown rocks. After an information meeting, where the guide will give you practical advice about the area and the excursions, you have the option of buying a guided sightseeing tour of Kangerlussuaq.
Sightseeing in Kangerlussuaq
The area around Kangerlussuaq has Greenland’s longest road, and here we will see several interesting places and encounter the great Greenlandic nature.
We will drive to the harbor to enjoy views of the beautiful fjord. The drive also takes us by Kellyville, a small research settlement, 12 kilometers from the airport and through the old base area. We will also visit the local kennel where you will get better acquainted with Greenlandic sled dogs. The scenic drive offers ample opportunity to take in the stunning nature.
If you bought the excursion package, it is now time for the tundra and wildlife tour.
Tundra and wildlife tour (optional)
Kangerlussuaq has incredibly beautiful nature and is home to the pre-historic looking musk oxen. We drive through the stunning tundra landscape in a 4×4 bus, as the guide tells us about the wildlife in this area. Maybe you’ll have the chance to spot musk oxen and learn more about these incredible creatures.
Musk oxen roam wildly in the area around Kangerlussuaq. Whether we can come close to these shy animals, or simply look at them from a distance, is not predictable. The guide always brings binoculars, so there is a very good chance of seeing these amazing animals and other wildlife in the area.
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to explore the stunning nature and wildlife around Kangerlussuaq. Today, a part of the Kangerlussuaq area is UNESCO World Heritage.