Camp on the Greenland ice sheet | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland
Walk in the footsteps of the Arctic explorers and spend a night camping on the Great Greenland Ice Sheet.
Get up close and personal with meltwater rivers, frozen lakes, and crevasses as your experienced glacier guide introduces you to hiking safely with crampons and leads you across the frozen icecap. From the famous Point 660, to our ice camp, this trip will give you plenty of glacier hiking experience and take you to the most interesting features in the area.
Spending a night on the world’s second-largest icefield is a truly unique experience. Miles from anywhere, with no light or air pollution and some of the best weather conditions in Greenland, our ice camp is the perfect place to fully experience the Midnight Sun or magical Northern Lights (depending on when you visit).
Scroll down for more information and the full itinerary, then book your place on this once-in-a-lifetime experience by selecting a date and clicking Book Now.
We meet at the Polar Lodge in Kangerlussuaq at noon and board a specialized 4WD vehicle with large panoramic windows. The icecap is about 25km away through the Arctic wilderness and it will take us about an hour to reach the access point at Point 660.
Once we arrive, your experienced glacier guide will give you a safety briefing, introduce you to the equipment you will be using, and give you a summary of the next couple of days. From there - it is up onto the ice sheet for a 2 hour hike to our campsite and a well earned hot drink and sweet snack.
Depending on weather, there may be the opportunity for another short hike in the vicinity of the camp before returning for a dinner of a freeze-dried, just-add-boiling-water trekking meal. These are more delicious than they sound and provide all the energy you need to keep you going.
After dinner, we will do as the Inuit did and tell stories about Greenland while enjoying the Midnight Sun or perhaps the dancing Northern Lights - depending on when you visit.
- Information meeting
- Transport from Kangerlussuaq to and from the Ice Sheet
- Experienced guide & safety equipment
- Full board and non-alcoholic drinks
- All equipment incl. tent (shared, max 3 people in the tent), sleeping bag, crampons, hiking poles
- Basic toilet facilities
What to bring
- The e-mail with the booking number and receipt is issued automatically and shows a successful payment. However, your booking is not finally confirmed until you receive an email from us firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sturdy hiking or mountain boots. We will use crampons, so shoes/sneakers are not sufficient
- Min. 30-40 liters backpack with hip belt (can be rented in the booking process)
- 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.
- For winter warm down jacket, wool-based layers, ski goggles, headlamps.
- Warm hat, gloves, buff or scarf
- Gaiters to protect your trousers from the crampons
- Sunglasses, sunscreen & sun hat (depending on weather)
- Camera with extra batteries
- Water bottle
- Personal items
- This is an adventure tour. You must be prepared to: carry your sleeping bag and part of a shared tent, help set up and tear down camp, use very basic toilet facilities, eat simply, deal with all sorts of weather.
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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