Northern Lights Tour | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland
Has it been your dream to see the Northern Lights dance across the night sky?
Kangerlussuaq enjoys around 300 clear nights per year and is one of the best places in all of the Arctic to see the magical Aurora Borealis. So much so, there is a research station located just outside of town that has studied this atmospheric phenomenon for more than 30 years!
Although the light pollution from Kangerlussuaq is limited, we will drive further into the Arctic wilderness to find the darkest spots from which to observe one of the top highlights of the Arctic Winter. You have to experience for yourself the silent ribbons and curtains of light as they twist and turn against their backdrop of twinkling stars - it is not a feeling that can be adequately described in words.
During the tour, you can enjoy a hot Greenlandic coffee (a strong, warming drink with several types of alcohol involved) as your guide explains how the Northern Lights form from a scientific perspective, and then relates Greenlandic stories about “Arsarnerit”.
Reserve your place on this 2-hour bucket list experience by selecting your date of travel and clicking on Book Now.
- Experienced guide
- Greenlandic Coffee (for over 18)
- Information about the Northern Lights
What to bring
- 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
- Insulated winter boots
- 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
This is not a photography tour, though you are welcome to take photos during the trip.
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”.
2 reviews for Northern Lights Tour | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland
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Taku Morino –
A guide kindly suggested us to reschedule the tour because it was cloudy in the day we booked. In the following clear day, he took us to an excellent place to see northern lights. Thanks to him, we could see beautiful lights. While waiting for the lights, fortunately it was quite a little waiting time, he told us about Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, polar animals, etc., which was good as well as the lights. I would join this tour again if I revisited Greenland.
Gabriela Zendejas Maldonado –
Despite we were not the luckiest with the northern lights, we still could see them behind the clouds, and before the tour, we had a delicious greenlandic coffee, while the guides were telling some stories about the town, the Inuit culture and the research station. It was a good trip at the end of March!