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The Great Russell Glacier | Kangerlussuaq

The Great Russell Glacier | Kangerlussuaq
The Great Russell Glacier | Kangerlussuaq
The Great Russell Glacier | Kangerlussuaq
The Great Russell Glacier | Kangerlussuaq
The Great Russell Glacier | Kangerlussuaq
The Great Russell Glacier | Kangerlussuaq
The Great Russell Glacier | Kangerlussuaq
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Join this adventure to the giant Russel Glacier, slowly descending from the Greenland Icecap. It is truthfully a grand sight and a unique experience to see the majestic glacier walls, and its surrounding meltwater rivers.

This tour is for you who would like to experience the wonders of the Arctic, from majestic mountains to the Greenland icecap.

Driving to the Glacier

The journey to the Russel Glacier will take you 25 kilometers from Kangerlussuaq, where you will venture along dirt roads leading way into Arctic landscape. The glacier is not the only wonder of that Arctic that you will experience. You will travel through valleys recently freed and shaped by retreating ice, and have become a photographer’s paradise with the deep valley veins.

Wildlife & Silence

Enroute spot one of the many wildlife herds inhabiting the landscape, but remember you are a guest in their home and you must respect the surrounding animal herds of musk ox, caribou, and arctic hares.

When arriving at the glacier, we will get as close as safety allows. It is a place that will let you escape with its absolute silence, only disturbed when the glacier calves. Feeling and experiencing the thunder of a glacier calving is mesmerizing and enchanting.

It is possible to combine this adventure with other destinations in the booking process.

This grand adventure is waiting for you to pull on your hiking boots and bring your camera! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above and book your trip today.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Views
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Danish
  • Attractions: Kangerlussuaq, Russell Glacier, Ice Sheet
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : Flexible.

Choose pickup location in the booking process.
  • Transportation

  • Guide

  • Coffee & tea

  • Snacks and a sandwich

What to bring:
  • Suitable clothing

  • Extra sweater

  • Mosquito net

  • Sunglasses

  • Camera

  • Binoculars

  • Hiking boots

  • Hiking clothes

Good to know:

This tour has a flexible departures. You can choose the starting time to fit your flight schedule.

The departure of this tour is guaranteed from one person.

Please pick a time for pick-up even if you're flexible all day

We recommend combining this tour with Icecap Point 660 as they are in the same direction. The combined tour takes 5-6 hours. The Russell Glacier is where you can see a giant ice wall, and at Point 660 you can actually walk on the ice sheet and get on a vantage point to see the vastness of the ice, no equipment needed.

Dress after the weather conditions.

Kangerlussuaq is a mosquito paradise, therefore it is crucial you bring a mosquito net.

Firsthand reviews

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Russell glacier worth the 3 hours trip with wonderful landscape ! Ivan was a great guide .
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I feel lucky to be one of the few who had visited The Great Russell Glacier by bus from Kangerlussuaq ( Sondre ) the main Airport and gateway in Greenland for international flights I believe. We got a lot of interesting facts from the guide, and fine photo stops, but the most memorable for me, was just standing there and hear the cracking from the glacier, realizing that the wall of ice in front of me, actually are extremely larger and higher than most NY Blocks. Where to? Please take me to the "Glacier Block" on 81'st.... Surreal.
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