Arctic Wildlife & The Greenland Ice Cap | Kangerlussuaq
Go for a spectacular sightseeing over the Ice Cap, glaciers and the fantastic Kangerlussuaq fjord by plane. You get the rare opportunity to see the Ice Cap close from above and the amazing wildlife around Kangerlussuaq.
This tour is also a great way to pass time if you have a while in transit at Kangerlussuaq Airport.
The flight starts from former US military airport (Bluie west 8). Which now is Greenlands biggest international airport - Kangerlussuaq irport, also know as Søndre Strømfjord. Before departure you will be briefed by Air Zafari's skilled pilot. The pilot will orientate you about the planned route, flight conditions and the possibilities to see reindeers or her herds of musk oxes. On the way to the plane the pilot seats the participants. You might to be seated in the front with the pilot, or at the back together with your fellow explorers. Regardless of where you are seated, there is a guarantee of great views from the large windows in the plane . Well onboard the pilot goes through the safety instructions and asks you to take on your headset, through which you can communicate.
Immediately after take-off you will see Greenland from one of the very best angles as you will be heading to the Icecap east of Kangerlussuaq. We will fly over the fantastic landscape of green and rusty colors. This landscape with its big gorges has gotten its shape from the retracting ice. At the edge of the Icecap you will also see the moraines - traces of rocks and dirty that get pushed forward by the ice. Before long there will only be white as far as the eye can see, as you will fly close over the big white Icecap, which covers most of Greenlands surface. This is an overwhelming experience and when flying as close as this you get a good view of the beautiful and ever changing structure of the ice.
The area around Kangerlussuaq is also the home to some amazing Arctic wildlife. When flying in this area we can almost give a full guarantee of encountering big herds of musk oxen and reindeers on the way.
Do not miss this opportunity to see the wonder of the Icecap and Arctic wildlife from above. You can check the booking availability by pressing "Choose a date" above.
- Available: Mar. - Aug.
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Activities: Glacier Watching, Flying, Wildlife
- Difficulty: Easy
- Languages: English, Danish
Former US airbase. Now main entrance to Greenland. Fantastic Wild life. Perfect for glacier walking. Ice cap is close to the airport.
Departure time : Flexible
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As the weather can change, there may be changes in the time of the trip. The decision lies with the captain. In the event that the trip is cancelled for the day you will get a full refund.