The Great Russell Glacier | Kangerlussuaq

Based on 2 traveller reviews

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 only 25 kilometers from Kangerlussuaq, where you will venture along dirt paths leading way to the majestic ice azure. 

The glacier is not the only wonder of that arctic that you will experience, as you are driving towards the majestic ice azure, you will travel through the recently ice-free valleys. The valleys are shaped by Icecap 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 soaring of a glacier calving is mesmerizing and enchanting.

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: 3,5 hours
  • Activities: Glacier Watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Danish
  • Highlights: Kangerlussuaq, Russel Glacier, Icecap
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : Flexible

  • 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:

Dress after the weather conditions.

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


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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