Aurora Hunter | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Aurora Hunter | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland
Aurora Hunter | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland
Aurora Hunter | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland
Aurora Hunter | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland
Aurora Hunter | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland
Aurora Hunter | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland
Aurora Hunter | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Come on a short winter get-away to the cold North - travel across the Arctic circle to the town of Kangerlussuaq and experience a vast white landscape full of new adventures! Even if your stay in Greenland is short, this tour is packed with exciting activities, that will give you a little peek into a world very different from what you are probably used to. 

 

Kangerlussuaq is located at the bottom of a deep fjord, more or less 170 km from the West coast of Greenland. This gives the area a very stable inland climate, usually with hardly any wind and temperatures between -15C to -25C in winter - full of crisp fresh air. Kangerlussuaq is one of the places in Greenland with the easiest access to the great Inland Ice Cap, which covers around 80% of the country's surface. On this tour, you have the chance to see it and set your own feet on the Ice Cap.

 

Apart from the Ice Cap, Kangerlussuaq also offers great chances of spotting both Arctic wildlife and the magical Aurora borealis (northern light).

 

Read on and see the interesting daily itinerary below. See availability and book your tour by pressing 'Choose a date' above. 


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Feb. - Apr.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Northern Lights, Dogsledding, Glacier Watching, Wildlife
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Kangerlussuaq, Icecap
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:00.

You meet us at the departure location.
Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup
Included:
  • Return flights between Copenhagen and Kangerlussuaq

  • Accommodation at Hotel Kangerlussuaq

  • Breakfast

  • Dinner on the first night

  • Local guides

  • Guided sightseeing tour

  • Northern Lights tour

  • Tundra Safari

  • Optional Excursions

  • Other meals

  • Travel insurance


What to bring:
  • Warm winter clothes, you can expect temperatures down to -25C

  • Good, warm winter boots

  • Hat gloves, scarf/buff

  • Woollen socks

  • Toiletries

  • Personal prescription medicine if necessary


Good to know:

The price of the tour is based on two travellers, if you are travelling alone there will be a single-room supplement of 1375 DKK added to the price.

Remember that it is cold in Greenland during winter and temperatures in Kangerlussuaq are usually between -15C and -25C at this time of the year. It is advisable to dress in layers, with a good insulating inner layer, preferably in wool.

There might be changes in the itinerary due to weather.



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Sightseeing and Northern Lights


Aurora Hunter | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland


Your adventure starts from Copenhagen Airport. The flight to Kangerlussuaq takes around four hours. If you get a window seat and there are no clouds you will maybe start to see the massive white landscape underneath you for the last hour of the flight. When coming from Denmark, you will fly across Greenland and over the huge inland ice cap.

When you arrive in Kangerlussuaq the guide will meet you at the airport and show you to the hotel. As Kangerlussuaq is a fairly small place, it is not far to walk - your hotel is actually located at the airport, so it is just down the hall and one floor up.

There will be a short information meeting with your local guide and then you will be taken out on a guided tour of Kangerlussuaq. The village used to be an American airbase called "Bluie West 8", you will learn more about this and history of the village and get familiar with the place - learn where to find all different facilities; the restaurants, nightclub, bowling hall, swimming pool and its like.

In the evening you will have dinner at the hotel. After dinner, you will be taken on a tour to search for the northern lights. First, you will learn about the northern lights, what makes all this green light dance across the night sky. The northern light is also a phenomenon with a lot of stories and myths connected to it - you will be told some of these stories before going out to look for the beautiful lights. When you come back from the tour the guide will show you how to make Northern lights, as you are served a glass of Greenlandic Coffee - an experience in itself. Northern lights cannot be guaranteed in advance, the chances are however good in Kangerlussuaq.


Day 2 - Tundra safari and optional activities


Aurora Hunter | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland


Wake up after a good nights sleep and get ready for new experiences. Have a nice filling breakfast and coffee! The first thing on today's agenda is a tour to the Arctic Tundra surrounding Kangerlussuaq, which is one of the best places in Greenland to spot Arctic wildlife. The area around Kangerlussuaq is home to one of the world's largest populations of wild musk oxen. In addition, you also have great chances to spot reindeer. These animals are free, wild animals, so we can never exactly tell, where they will be. It is therefore not guaranteed that you will see the animals, but the chances are good - just stay alert and keep looking out for them.

After the tour you have some options to choose from for the rest of the day. Either you can go dogsledding, visit the great Ice Cap or have some time off to relax or explore Kangerlussuaq on your own.

Option 1 - Dogsled experience:

Buckel up for around 4 hours outside! It can get pretty cold when you go dogsledding, so you can borrow extra warm clothes and boots for the tour.

Dogsledding is a unique way to experience the nature. Without the sound of engines, you will travel over the white landscape - in the same way as Inuit people have done for hundreds of years. The dogs are a trusted means of transportation and there is a special bond and close cooperation between the musher and his dogs. Lean back and enjoy the view. Going dogsledding requires that you are in a fairly good shape and do not have any problems with your back, as it can be bumpy at times.

Option 2 - Inland Ice Cap adventure:

A tour to the Greenland Inland Ice Cap. The tour will take you out of town, the drive to the Ice Cap takes a while. Some of the way we can drive along a track and some of the way is off-road. On the way, we will drive through the huge Arctic landscape, which truly will make you feel small. Before long, the landscape will change slightly and the Ice Cap will be in front of you. On the tour, some light refreshments will be served, while you enjoy the beautiful view. The duration of the tour will be around 4-5 hours. On the way, there will be possibilities to stop and take pictures.


Day 3 - Return to Copenhagen


Aurora Hunter | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland


It is time to get packed and prepare for leaving, but first, you should, of course, enjoy the last good breakfast at the hotel. Sit by the window and enjoy the view.

You will leave Kangerlussuaq at noon and because of the time difference, you will arrive in Copenhagen in the evening.


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