3 Day Glacier Adventure | Kangerlussuaq
Come along this 3-day exploration of the Kangerlussuaq area, and experience standing in front of a big glacial wall, walking on the Greenland ice sheet itself and looking for wildlife such as reindeer and muskoxen!
This short package is brimmed with adventure and unforgettable experiences, by the sunniest location in all of Greenland. You'll have the time of your life without the hassle of planning everything as this package includes all transfers, accommodation and tours, you just have to get to Kangerlussuaq to have the time of your life.
You'll go on a short hike to an area known for its population of wild musk oxen and reindeer, the second day you'll go on a private tour to see the famous Russell Glacier, an ice wall towering above the land always moving ever so slightly, which means you might see it calve icebergs in a big thundering roar, from here you'll continue on to point 660 where all of the bravest adventurers go to cross the vast ice sheet. Here you can experience walking on the second largest ice mass in the world, only topped by the Antarctic. It is a humbling experience, especially if you go up to a vantage point from which you can see an endless sea of ice going far beyond the horizon.
The last day you'll go on a flightseeing tour over the Greenland ice sheet to truly get a feel of how massive and beautiful it is, you'll fly low over the valleys and rivers all the way to the glaciers and crystal blue lakes forming on top of the ice.
Having had the adventure of a lifetime, it's time to head back home. If this sounds like an adventure for you, go ahead click on the Itinerary tab to read more information about each day of the tour, and then reserve your place by clicking on Book Now.
Arrival in Kangerlussuaq
After your arrival you will be picked up to go to your accommodation unless you're staying at the hotel which is inside the airport building, About an hour after landing you will be picked up at your accommodation to go on a small hike to the top of the Sugarloaf mountain and then down to enjoy a majestic waterfall, where you can enjoy the sounds of running water, only disturbed by birds chattering above.
The area around Kangerlussuaq is a vast wonderland for every explorer! It is a landscape for the flower enthusiasts, wildlife admirer and those who just want to experience and explore the arctic landscape. This tour will give you the opportunity for all of the above and the joy of visiting a waterfall in Greenland. The tour will take about 4 hours.
We recommend dining in Restaurant Muskox situated by the hotel/airport. They have an excellent a la carte menu, and the speciality of the day offers a great dining experience.
Glacier & Icesheet
Your adventure starts with you and your travel-companions conquering the remote dirt roads out of Kangerlussuaq. Kangerlussuaq is situated inland and therefore has a climate that is very diverse from the rest Greenland.
Enroute to Point 660 you might be lucky to spot one of the many wildlife that inhabits this area. When arriving at Point 660, breathe in the fresh air and gaze upon the Greenland Icecap, that ranges as far as the eye can see. The dirt paths coincide with the white and blue ice sheet, giving you an excellent chance to explore it with your feet on the ice.
This is a once in a lifetime experience, that does not present itself any other place in Greenland. If the conditions allow, the chauffeur might even drive onto the ice cap - giving you the best possibilities of a memorable trip.
Tonight we recommend dining at Restaurant Roklubben, a famous restaurant situated a bit outside of the city by a lake. The a la carte menu is excellent but if you come on the right day they'll have a Greenlandic Buffet. You can book a table and transfer with us.
The flight starts from the former US military airport (Bluie west 8), which now is Greenland's biggest international airport - Kangerlussuaq Airport, also known as "Søndre Strømfjord". Before departure, you will be briefed by our skilled pilot. The pilot will brief you about the planned route, flight conditions and the possibilities of seeing wildlife, such as caribou or herds of muskoxen.
Regardless of where you are seated, there is a guarantee of great views from the large windows of the small plane. Onboard the pilot goes through the safety instructions and asks you to put on your headset, through which you can communicate.
Immediately after take-off, you will see Greenland from one of the very best angles. We are now heading for the amazing Icecap east of Kangerlussuaq, where we on our tour will slide over the fantastic flora and fauna of the inland of Greenland. On the way to the Icecap, you will be able to see giant gorges made by the retracting Icecap and one or two moraines. On the tour, you will be able to enjoy the various wildlife beneath you and experience the enormous Ice Cap. On the way back to Kangerlussuaq we fly over "Dessert Valley", an amazing area made by the melting ice where water flows down the huge rivers.
If you have time for lunch then go to the lunch buffet at restaurant muskox by the airport, or order something at the cafeteria.
- Wildlife hike
- Combine tour to Russell Glacier tour & Point 660
- 2 nights of comfort-level accommodation in Kangerlussuaq (possible to downgrade to different levels during the booking process)
- Flightseeing tour over the Greenland Ice Sheet
- Flights t/f Greenland
What to bring
- Layered clothing. Ideally, you should pack a thermal underwear layer (top and bottom), activity layer (e.g. hiking pants and shirt), insulation layer (e.g. fleece or down jacket), and outer layer of windproof clothing (top and bottom). You may not need all of this on any particular day, but you should have it available. You should always bring a windproof jacket, regardless of the weather.
- Warm hat, gloves, buff or scarf, gloves
- Sturdy shoes (e.g. hiking boots)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen & sun hat (depending on weather)
- Camera with extra batteries
- Day pack
- Water bottle
- You can choose between different types of accommodation, read more below. If your choice of booking is out of capacity, we will either upgrade you and send an additional payment request or choose one of the cheaper options and refund part of the cost.
- When booking flights, it's best if you can book an early arrival and late departure to have time to do all your tours.
- Departures to Kangerlussuaq are available from Reykjavik, Iceland and Copenhagen, Denmark. You can find information about flights on our flights' page.
Terms of service
Our customers are the foundation of Guide to Greenland so we make great efforts to provide you with the best possible service.
We are located in Greenland and cooperate with everyone involved in the Greenlandic tourism industry. We are therefore perfectly placed to quickly react to changes or new wishes you may have to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime.
The earlier you book your trip, the better the prices will be, and the more likely you will be able to book the tour you want for the dates/times you want.
Package tours can be sold out more than half a year in advance (note that Guide to Greenland does not include international flights in packages, except where indicated from Iceland or Denmark). Day trips may sell out closer to your arrival date, but for popular destinations, certain dates/times can also sell out months in advance. We recommend that you secure all of your experiences by booking them well in advance of your trip.
All cancellations must be made via e-mail.
Although Guide to Greenland is committed to ensuring the best protection and service for our customers in the event of a cancellation, we are obliged to charge cancellation fees. This is in accordance with Greenland travel industry business practices. Details can be found in our general cancellation policy
Note: Due to COVID-19, a temporary cancellation policy applies. You can find it in the footer of the website under the "Terms & Conditions".
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