Touch the Ice Cap at Kangerlussuaq: Your Unique Summer Adventure 

 

From DKK 11000

PRICE P.P. IN DOUBLE ROOM


Price per person in double room

From DKK 11000

TOUR DURATION

5 days

Availability

May - Oct

Accommodation

Hotel Kangerlussuaq

Monday Departure from Copenhagen

Kangerlussuaq is regarded at the gateway of Greenland. However, many tourists never step out of the hall of Kangerlussuaq airport – they just wait there and rush to another nearby town. Such a pity!

Being the place with most sunny days in Greenland, Kangerlussuaq is the perfect place to have outdoor activities. Get on the 4WD-vehicle, you can step on the inland ice cap within 4 hours. The tundra land is home to various wild animals and a great place to hike around.

In this 5-day tour, you have enough time to join our optional activities and to explore the settlement on your own. Hotel and flight tickets are included to save you from the frustrating process of booking tickets.

Please note, there is a 4-hour time difference between Kangerlussuaq and Copenhagen. Besides, this tour package doesn’t include Arctic Adventure guides. However, the local guide is included in optional activities for an adventurous journey.

If you want to add an extra night in Copenhagen before and/or after your journey at Clarion Hotel, feel free to contact aatour@arctic-adventure.dk for a comfortable upgrade!

Tour Code: SFJ5CPH

Cover Photo by Raven Eye Photography – Visit Greenland

Day by day & Tour Map

Day 1 Arrive at Kangerlussuaq & Sightseeing Excursion

Welcome to Kangerlussuaq! If you have booked optional activities with us, a local tour guide will wait for you at the airport and hold an information meeting with you and brief you about the starting time, pick-up information and related knowledge of travelling in Greenland. If you didn’t book any optional activities with us, don’t worry, you can easily check-in at Hotel Kangerlussuaq and explore the settlement yourself.

In the afternoon, you can explore Kangerlussuaq by yourself or join our optional Sightseeing excursion:

Exploring the local area is one of the most important things to do when you arrived at a destination. You are welcome to do this on your own or you can go on our guided Sightseeing in Kangerlussuaq.

Sightseeing in Kangerlussuaq will introduce you to the history of Kangerlussuaq and give you a glimpse of the surrounding countryside which you will be able to travel into in the next few days.

Optional Activities Sightseeing Kangerlussuaq – 2 hours, Difficulty 1

Day 2 Excursions to Inland Ice Cap

Another day in Kangerlussuaq offering lots of adventures. Today you can choose to join the excursion to Point 660 – boasting amazing views of the Arctic winter wonderland. Point 660 is named as the fact that it is 660 metres above the sea level. The local guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive you close to Point 660. You are then free to walk around to explore the snow-covered countryside! There will be plenty of photo opportunities around every corner and if you are lucky, you may see wildlife in the distance.

Optional Activities Excursion to Point 660 – 5 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 3 Russell Glacier

If you join the optional activity yesterday, you may notice a gigantic ice wall on the way to Point 660. Don’t you want to have a closer look? Today, you can join Russell Glacier excursion, or walk around Kangerlussuaq on your own.

The Russell Glacier is a 60-meter-tall ice wall which bears some similarities to the Wall in Game of Thrones. We will take you there in a 4WD vehicle, and you can stand at the foot of the glacier to experience the shocking height and mesmerizing view of this natural masterpiece. On the way, you may spot wildlife wandering in the distance, for example, reindeer and musk oxen. The Russell Glacier tour takes approximately 4 hours.

Pick-up and transfer are included in this excursion. The local guide will tell you the pick-up location and starting time during the information meeting on Day 1.

Optional Activities Russell Glacier Adventure – 4 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 4 Explore the Settlement on Your Own

Today you have the chance to have a rest or explore the settlement on your own. You can also have a look at nearby souvenir shops. Here, you can find scarfs made from musk fur, seal fur gloves and different types of sculptures made from stones, reindeer bones or whale teeth.

Please note that you need to have a certificate from CITES if you want to purchase a souvenir made from whales. Ask the shop-owners for more details.

Day 5 Tundra Safari & Fly back to Copenhagen

Today it is time to return home. Later today, you will go to the airport and say goodbye to the wild but beautiful Kangerlussuaq.

The Air Greenland flight usually departs at midday from Kangerlussuaq to Copenhagen depending on the schedule and actual weather conditions.

There is still time though, for one last adventure – if you go on our Tundra Safari tour.

The Tundra Safari tour takes around 90 minutes and give you the opportunity to take another look at the Greenlandic winter landscape as well as hopefully spot different wildlife roaming; for example, reindeer, musk oxen, Arctic hares, Polar foxes and more. We will have you back in time for your return flight!

Optional Activities Tundra Safari – 1.5 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 1 Arrive at Kangerlussuaq & Sightseeing Excursion

Welcome to Kangerlussuaq! If you have booked optional activities with us, a local tour guide will wait for you at the airport and hold an information meeting with you and brief you about the starting time, pick-up information and related knowledge of travelling in Greenland. If you didn’t book any optional activities with us, don’t worry, you can easily check-in at Hotel Kangerlussuaq and explore the settlement yourself.

In the afternoon, you can explore Kangerlussuaq by yourself or join our optional Sightseeing excursion:

Exploring the local area is one of the most important things to do when you arrived at a destination. You are welcome to do this on your own or you can go on our guided Sightseeing in Kangerlussuaq.

Sightseeing in Kangerlussuaq will introduce you to the history of Kangerlussuaq and give you a glimpse of the surrounding countryside which you will be able to travel into in the next few days.

Optional Activities Sightseeing Kangerlussuaq – 2 hours, Difficulty 1

Day 2 Excursions to Inland Ice Cap

Another day in Kangerlussuaq offering lots of adventures. Today you can choose to join the excursion to Point 660 – boasting amazing views of the Arctic winter wonderland. Point 660 is named as the fact that it is 660 metres above the sea level. The local guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive you close to Point 660. You are then free to walk around to explore the snow-covered countryside! There will be plenty of photo opportunities around every corner and if you are lucky, you may see wildlife in the distance.

Optional Activities Excursion to Point 660 – 5 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 3 Russell Glacier

If you join the optional activity yesterday, you may notice a gigantic ice wall on the way to Point 660. Don’t you want to have a closer look? Today, you can join Russell Glacier excursion, or walk around Kangerlussuaq on your own.

The Russell Glacier is a 60-meter-tall ice wall which bears some similarities to the Wall in Game of Thrones. We will take you there in a 4WD vehicle, and you can stand at the foot of the glacier to experience the shocking height and mesmerizing view of this natural masterpiece. On the way, you may spot wildlife wandering in the distance, for example, reindeer and musk oxen. The Russell Glacier tour takes approximately 4 hours.

Pick-up and transfer are included in this excursion. The local guide will tell you the pick-up location and starting time during the information meeting on Day 1.

Optional Activities Russell Glacier Adventure – 4 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 4 Explore the Settlement on Your Own

Today you have the chance to have a rest or explore the settlement on your own. You can also have a look at nearby souvenir shops. Here, you can find scarfs made from musk fur, seal fur gloves and different types of sculptures made from stones, reindeer bones or whale teeth.

Please note that you need to have a certificate from CITES if you want to purchase a souvenir made from whales. Ask the shop-owners for more details.

Day 5 Tundra Safari & Fly back to Copenhagen

Today it is time to return home. Later today, you will go to the airport and say goodbye to the wild but beautiful Kangerlussuaq.

The Air Greenland flight usually departs at midday from Kangerlussuaq to Copenhagen depending on the schedule and actual weather conditions.

There is still time though, for one last adventure – if you go on our Tundra Safari tour.

The Tundra Safari tour takes around 90 minutes and give you the opportunity to take another look at the Greenlandic winter landscape as well as hopefully spot different wildlife roaming; for example, reindeer, musk oxen, Arctic hares, Polar foxes and more. We will have you back in time for your return flight!

Optional Activities Tundra Safari – 1.5 hours, Difficulty 2

Optional Activities

What’s Included

  • Return Air Greenland flights between Copenhagen and Kangerlussuaq
  • Transfers between hotel and airport
  • Information Meeting at Hotel (only if you booked any optional activities with us)

What’s Included

  • Hotel Kangerlussuaq, standard room for 4 nights
  • Daily Breakfast

Not Included

  • Flights between Copenhagen and your home country
  • Travel Cancellation Insurance
  • Clothing
  • Optional activities
  • Lunches and dinners

Practical Information

FAQ

For this multi-day tour, we receive booking till the 5 weeks prior to the departure time of the excursion. However, please note that limited seats are provided. Late booking may be unavailable. 

Weather in Greenland can be quite unpredictable, thus, cancellations and reschedule may occur.

If the excursion is cancelled due to weather conditions, failure to reach the minimum number of participants or other unpredictable situations, Arctic Adventure ApS reserves the right to cancel the excursion. For excursions cancelled by Arctic Adventure ApS under this situation, our customers will get a 100% refund.

Please go to “Practical Information” –>” Terms and Conditions” to view the detailed cancellation policy.

For excursions in Kangerlussuaq, transfers from and to Hotel Kangerlussuaq are included. 

For excursions in Ilulissat and Nuuk, please refer to the “Included” and “Not Included” section for detailed information.

For excursions in Sisimiut, transfers starting from Hotel Sisimiut are included.

For excursions and tours in Iceland (apart from Whale Watching), pick-up and transfer from the nearest pick-up spot are included. Please check with the reception for detailed pick-up spot.

We strongly advise you to read the “Included” and “Not included” section for detailed information. If there should be any discrepancies about the transfer, the information under “included” and “not included” shall prevail.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.

Please Note

Please read carefully before booking

  • 1. Arctic Adventure guide will contact you through the phone number and email address you left during booking. Please make sure you are reachable in Greenland.
  • 2. Please follow safety regulations and the guidelines of tour guides throughout the journey.
  • 3. We suggest you book the optional activities when booking this tour since a limited number of seats are provided.
  • 4. If the tour is cancelled due to weather conditions, failure to reach the minimum number of participants or other unpredictable situations, Arctic Adventure ApS reserves the right to cancel the tour. For tours cancelled by Arctic Adventure ApS under this situation, our customers will get a 100% refund.
  • 5. If participants fail to participate the excursions based on their personal reasons (for example: no show), Arctic Adventure ApS will not provide any refund.
  • 6. Please note the decision to cancel is made through evaluation of actual weather situation, number of participants, and other unpredictable factors, not the customer.
  • 7. Detailed Terms and Conditions

EQUIPMENT LIST

  • Other clothing should be picked according to weather that day, you will not get much colder on the glacier as on the ground.
  • Sturdy Hiking Boots – waterproof with good ankle support.
  • Shirts, both short and long sleeves
  • Mosquito Masks and Mosquito repellent. Mosquito season in Greenland runs from mid-June to mid-August
  • Sunscream with high SPF
  • Lip balm, cream and moisturizer
  • Woollen/or thermal windproof hat, which covers your neck (alternatively, thermal face mask);
  • Woollen/or thermal gloves (ideal as a base layer under waterproof gloves or mittens);
  • Woollen/or thermal socks
  • Warm, insulated winter jacket

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