Sailing and hiking in the Kangerlussuaq fjord | West Greenland
Experience a true Greenlandic summer tradition by going sailing in the fjord, hiking along the mountains and enjoying a delicious barbecue of local specialities with this 6-hour excursion!
The journey begins by driving you down to the harbour, getting aboard a boat and then setting off into the wide-open wilderness. With its 170 kilometres, Kangerlussuaq fjord is the longest fjord in Greenland. We’ll cruise along for about 20 kilometres, to a place with shimmering turquoise water, an old Inuit hunting ground rich in wildlife. We might be lucky enough to spot herds of musk oxen, reindeer, as well as arctic hares and polar foxes.
We’ll go for a short trek along a mountain ridge, offering amazing views over the fjord, all the way up to a vantage point from which we can start preparing the barbecue. As we prepare the dinner, you can go explore the area, if you enjoy fishing, you might want to cast a line, to try for some Arctic Char, which we can add to the menu or bring back to Kangerlussuaq.
Others might find it more interesting to hike further into the backcountry and ascend a 500-meter peak for a spectacular view over the fjord and the landscape. We’ll bring a guidebook to help you identify the different flora such as the beautiful national flower ‘Niviarsiaq’, meaning the ‘young woman’.
After having spent a few wonderful hours in the mountains we’ll go back down to our boat to make our way back to Kangerlussuaq.
Immerse yourself in the Greenlandic nature and culture by joining this full-day excursion into the wild. Select your preferred date and click Book Now to reserve your place.
- Transfer to Harbor
- Boat ride
- Experienced guide
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)
- Head net and insect repellent (in case of mosquitoes)
- Camera with extra batteries
- Day pack
- Water bottle
Terms of service
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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.
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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