Full day adventure on Greenland Ice sheet | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland
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.
- 3-4 hours walking on the Ice sheet (4-6km walk on the ice)
- Transport to and from the Ice sheet by bus
- Experienced glacier guide
- Crampons and hiking poles
- Tea and coffee
What to bring
- Hiking boots. Please note that shoes are not sufficient. You must wear proper hiking boots in order to use crampons
- Warm winter wear. Ideally, you should dress in layers: at least one thermal underwear layer (top and bottom), activity layer (e.g. hiking pants and shirt), and insulation layer (e.g. fleece or down jacket). The outer layer must be proper winter gear which typically has lots of insulation and is windproof. Think ski jacket and pants if you come from a warmer climate.
- Warm hat, thick windproof gloves, buff or scarf
- Sunglasses and sunscreen - snow is very bright and even the winter sun can cause sunburn
- Camera with extra batteries (the cold drains the batteries faster)
- Day pack
- Water bottle
- Although you may not need all of the recommended clothing on any particular day, but you should have it available. Dressing in layers allows you to add or remove clothing on the spot - very important when you are active outdoors. For example, on this excursion, you may want to carry your insulation layer in your day pack while you are hiking, but put it on when we stop for lunch. You may not need your windproof outerwear if there is no wind.
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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.
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2 reviews for Full day adventure on Greenland Ice sheet | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland
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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!
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!!!