Enjoy and explore northern lights, dogsledding and the Ice Cap in Greenland. Grab a few extra days off and jump on the plane to Kangerlussuaq in Greenland from Copenhagen, Denmark. In the area around Kangerlussuaq, you will find a lot of amazing experiences: The puffy musk oxen, the world’s longest fjord, lots of sled dogs and the breath-taking mountains. Step onto the Ice Cap - and look forward to an evening where northern lights dance in the sky untill March.
Fly from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq with Air Greenland, giving you 4 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. A guide will meet you upon arrival and help you to check in at either the cozy and newly renovated Polar Lodge, located less than 100 meters from the airport complex or Old Camp located in the old officers barrakcs located with a wonderful view of Kangerlussuaq.
After check-in, your guide arranges an information meeting where you will get further information about the exciting Kangerlussuaq area and its many excursion options. It is now time to experience the old American airbase on a guided tour 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. Orginally, 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. On the day, take a a trip to the Ice Cap 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. Hightly recommend a two-hour dogsled trip, across the frozen fjord is a wonderful and unique experience. Find the balance, sit back and enjoy nature and fresh air, wearing warm sealskin clothing and always keep your camera at hand.
You can also go on a tundra and wildlife tour. Kangerlusssuaq has incredibly beautiful nature and is home to the massive musk oxen. We will drive through the stunning tundra landscape in our four-wheel driven truck, and the guide will fill us in on the varied wildlife in this area. Maybe we will get the chance to spot musk oxen and learn more about these incredible creatures.
The musk ox lives wildly in the area around Kangerlussuaq. It is impossible to predict whether we can get close to musk oxen or simply look at them from a distance. But your 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.
If travel in the season for 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 dark night and await the stunning sight of nature's own light show. To see the fluttering curtain of light in various shades of green is an unforgettable sight and will give you an even heavier luggage of grand impressions.
On a tour to the Russell Glacier, you get to experience the spectacular Russell Glacier, which is an impressive sight with its vertical wall of ice rising up to 60 metres. 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 4-4.5 hours later.
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- Flight between Copenhagen and Kangerlussuaq with Air Greenland
- 4 nights at Polar Lodge or Old Camp with shared bath/toilet (February 8th and 22nd and March17th at Old Camp)
- Daily Breakfast
- Welcome meeting, sightseeing with English speaking local tour guides and taxes