Camping on the Greenland ice sheet | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Camping on the Greenland ice sheet | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland
Camping on the Greenland ice sheet | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland
Camping on the Greenland ice sheet | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland
Camping on the Greenland ice sheet | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland
Camping on the Greenland ice sheet | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland
Camping on the Greenland ice sheet | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland
Camping on the Greenland ice sheet | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Do you want to you walk in the footsteps of explorers like Fridtjof Nansen, and go explore the incredible ice sheet with its meltwater rivers, crevasses, frozen lakes and ultimately spend a night on the ice cap?

To do this, you will be accommodated by an experienced guide. The trip starts when you step into the specialized 4 WD vehicle, with large panoramic windows that'll take you through the 25 km of wilderness to get to the famous Point 660 by the Ice sheet. This will take about an hour, once we've arrived we'll have an important safety briefing as well as an introduction to the following activities. From then on we will venture onto the ice to set up the camp for the night, once we've succeeded you'll be rewarded with a hot beverage to enjoy while you listen to the peacefulness and silence surrounding you, as the night approaches the darkness seems more vivid, as we are so far from any light pollution the stars shine bright and quite possibly, even the northern lights will make an appearance, so sit back and enjoy your it before you crawl into your sleeping bag. 

The next morning you'll have your fill with an energy-packed breakfast, because today, we're hiking further out on the ice to see the astonishing Russell glacier, the guide will make sure you're following a safe route, and the crampons and walking poles will be very helpful on the hike, ropes will not be used. Depending on the weather we will enjoy our packed lunch on the ice or back at the camp. Once we've had the adventure of a lifetime it's time to pack down our goods and head back to the city, leaving nothing but footprints behind.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Hiking, Glacier Watching
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Languages: English, Danish
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 12:00.

Meeting area at Polar Lodge
Included:
  • Transport from Kangerlussuaq to the Ice Cap and back

  • Experienced guide & safety equipment

  • Full board and drink

  • Basic toilet facilities

  • All equipment incl. tent, sleeping bag, crampons, hiking poles

  • Flight to and from Kangerlussuaq


What to bring:
  • Hiking boots; we use crampons, so shoes are not sufficient

  • Min. 40 liters back pack (can be rented, 125 DKK)

  • Water bottle

  • Sun block & sunglasses

  • Wind- and waterproof jacket & trousers

  • Long thermal underwear

  • Woolen hat & gloves

  • Personal items


Good to know:

Be prepared for all sorts of weather.

We will not use ropes, this is a choice made by the company.



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - First day


Camping on the Greenland ice sheet | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland


We will meet by the Polar Lodge in Kangerlussuaq at noon, whereafter the trip heads towards Point 660 about an hours drive from the town of Kangerlussuaq. Point 660 is the starting point of this mini-expedition on the ice cap, here we will have a safety briefing and talk about the following activities. The hike towards the campsite will take approximately two hours, where when you have arrived and put up your tent, you get to treat yourself with something hot to drink and something sweet to eat. If the weather allows, you will be able to take a small hike before heading back to camp for supper. But under all circumstances, do not forget your camera. The light from the sun combined with the ice makes for incredible pictures.

Supper will be a 'Travel Lunch' a freeze-dried pre-made meal, where hot water is added. After dinner, we will tell stories like the local inuits have done for centuries. Thereafter it is time to get a good night sleep.


Day 2 - Russell glacier


Camping on the Greenland ice sheet | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland


A new and exciting day on the Ice sheet is ahead of you. After breakfast in the tent, you will be heading out to explore the icy landscape. The hike today will, if the weather allows it, go towards The Russel Glacier. On the way, there will be many opportunities to see the many clear meltwater streams, which are created in the inland ice during the summer.

From a safe distance, you will get a feeling of how big the crevasses are, and how calving glaciers work. You will have your crampons and hiking poles brought along. Ropes are not necessary because you only will be going where the terrain is safe.

Lunch will either take place on your hike or back at camp, all depending on the weather conditions, and in the afternoon it's time to pack up the camp, so we can head back to Kangerlussuaq.


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