Full day adventure on Greenland Ice sheet | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

5.0 / 54 Reviews
Tour Type
Day Tour
Available
April - October
Duration
8 hours
Difficulty
Moderate
Start town
Kangerlussuaq
Description
Included
Useful information
Terms of service

Explore the great Greenland Ice Sheet on a full-day mini-expedition from Kangerlussuaq.

Travel in comfort in our specially adapted 4WD vehicle, as we transport you through the Arctic tundra to Point 660. Keep an eye out of the panoramic windows for musk oxen, reindeer, arctic hares, and polar foxes as we drive for an hour along Greenland’s longest road to reach the inland ice.

Once we arrive, your guide will provide you with crampons and hiking poles and explain how to use them correctly. They will go over the safety rules for the excursion and then lead you up onto the ice.

It won’t take long for you to get the hang of the unusual experience of walking on a glacier, and your guide will explain the features of this icy, Arctic desert as you hike past brilliant blue meltwater streams, waterfalls, lakes and crevasses - all at a safe distance.  You’ll spend several hours exploring and hiking across the undulating surface of the ice, and even have lunch in this exotic landscape. Drinking water comes directly from the glacier!

To go hiking on the world’s second-largest icefield, you do not need to have any special skills or experience. Just the ability to hike for ~4 hours and an enthusiasm for adventure.  Reserve your place by selecting your travel date and clicking on Book Now.

Please note that shoes are not sufficient. You must wear proper hiking boots in order to use crampons. 

Activities

Glacier Views

Icecap & Glacier hiking

Attractions

Ice Sheet

4 reviews for Full day adventure on Greenland Ice sheet | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

  1. Stefaie Albrecht

    Very good trip! The full day adventure is more value for money than the ordinary trip to the inland ice and Point 66 as you actually spend 3 – 4 hours on the inland ice walking around in crampons which is an experience of itself if you have never used crampons before:) Excellent weather when we did the tour and very good sandwich for lunch included in the price!

  2. Lauren Mor

    Loved this tour! I been on Point 660 tour before but I felt I wanted to spend more time on the ice. And this tour was perfect opportunity as we spend almost 3 hours walking on the ice sheet discovering rivers and blue lakes!
    Our guide was really informative and helpful trough all the trip. We also saw a lot of wild animals on the way to the ice sheet and stop to take some pics. I would 100% would recommend it this trip!!!

  3. Steffen E. Petersen (verified owner)

    A great experience: In spite of a little rain, which turned to snow on the ice, it became a fascinating tour with a perfect guiding all the way around, including good help with the equipment and the walking with crampons under your boot. So thank you to Guide to Greenland and the excellent guide, who obviously lowed his job and the ice.

  4. Giulia Vignati (verified owner)

    Great experience! It is a perfect tour to have a deep enough experience of the ice cap. The hike on the ice lasts about 4 hours so we had the opportunity to see a lot! Our guide Kim was great, he lives there and he explained to us a lot of the history and curiosity about the ice cap and about kangerlussaq too. Highly recommended trip, probably the best thing to do in kangerlussaq!

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179 USD

Adult (12 years+)
Children (10 – 11 years)