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SFJ5KEF: Arctic Desert and Ice Cap / 5 days
Departures from Keflavik

The wildlife area of Kangerlussuaq offers superb opportunities to spot Arctic animal species such as musk oxen and reindeer. With easy access to the inland ice cap, Kangerlussuaq has an abundance of extraordinary excursions - you just have to choose whether you want to explore on foot, by 4x4 wheel drive or perhaps by aircraft!


Kangerlussuaq (meaning "Big Fjord" in Greenlandic) is the main gateway into Greenland. A former US Airbase (known as Bluie West Eight), it is today a small settlement of approximately 500 people but with a great choice of excursions and facilities to keep travelers entertained.

The location approx. 160km inland from the coast makes Kangerlussuaq one of the most weather-stable destinations in Greenland with lots of sunshine.

The Kangerlussuaq area is unique in terms of natural diversity – apart from being the only place in Greenland where you can drive directly to the Inland Ice Cap, it is also home for muskoxen, reindeer, and gyrfalcons. All three can be seen on regular run excursions into the Arctic countryside.


Morning flight with Air Iceland from Keflavik to Kangerlussuaq. Meet and greet with your local guide in the airport. Walk to the hotel for check-in, information meeting and guided walk of the area.

Optional excursions during stay in Kangerlussuaq

Transfer to and from Roklubben for your welcome dinner

Included meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Kangerlussuaq

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Breakfast at the hotel. Days at leisure in Kangerlussuaq for optional excursions.

Included meals: Breakfast (and dinner Thursday)
Accommodation: Hotel Kangerlussuaq


Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure in Kangerlussuaq for optional excursions.

Evening flight from Kangerlussuaq to Keflavik with Air Iceland

Included meals: Breakfast

This tour can be combined or extended with:

Arctic Upgrade: Camp Ice Cap

Route map


  • 2018: Guaranteed departures from Keflavik every Monday from 23 July to 27 August


  • Return flight from Keflavik including all taxes
  • Welcome meeting with local representative
  • Guided walk of the settlement
  • 2 dinners at Restaurant Roklubben
  • Accommodation with private facilities and breakfast included

Not Included

  • Travel insurance

Trip sheet

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