The Great Russell Glacier | Kangerlussuaq

4.9 / 510 Reviews
Tour Type
Day Tour
All year
2.5 hours
Start town
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Get up close and personal with the 60 metre tall face of the Russell Glacier on this excursion to the edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet.

We will travel 25km by 4WD from Kangerlussuaq to the glacier along the gravel “Ice Road” - part of the longest continuous road in Greenland. Our journey takes us through a wide valley sculpted by the retreating glacier, and we will be sure to keep a sharp eye out for the musk ox and reindeer herds that frequent the area.

We will stop several times along the way for photos and to talk about the region around Kangerlussuaq, the features you see, the history, and the animals. We will also visit and tell the story of an old war plane that crashed back in 1968. 

Once at the glacier, we will get as close as safety allows. Remember that glacier faces are notoriously unstable and unpredictable, so you should never walk all the way up to it.  Here, you will have plenty of time to explore the glacier face listening to the running water, the cracking ice and, if you are very, very lucky, seeing part of the glacier break off and tumble into the meltwater river at its base. 

This tour is done 4x4 car with our local guide so you will have a cozy time and be able to learn about Greenland and enjoy a beautiful ride through Greenlandic landscape.

Add the Point 660  visit to this tour in the booking process and see the most you can in Kangerlussuaq in a short period. It is perfect if you have limited time and you want to see as much as you can!

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Glacier Views


Ice Sheet

Russell Glacier

10 reviews for The Great Russell Glacier | Kangerlussuaq

  1. Pimp My Event Consulting

    Since we had a flight stop for about 5 hours in Kangerlussuaq, we decided to book the Russell Glacier Tour. We had some problem with our flight and the Guide to Greenland Team got to organize with! We did it on the 21th of February with the Guide Evald! The first contact with Greenland and the amazing Nature! Thank you, Evald for being a Great Guide and thanks to Guide to Greenland for accommodating our tour! Recommended!
    Laure & Gian-Luca, Italy

  2. Michele Cappabianca

    Russell glacier worth the 3 hours trip with wonderful landscape!
    Ivan was a great guide

  3. Kate

    I feel lucky to be one of the few who had visited The Great Russell Glacier by bus from Kangerlussuaq ( Sondre ) the main Airport and gateway in Greenland for international flights I believe. We got a lot of interesting facts from the guide, and fine photo stops, but the most memorable for me, was just standing there and hear the cracking from the glacier, realizing that the wall of ice in front of me, actually are extremely larger and higher than most NY Blocks. Where to? Please take me to the “Glacier Block” on 81’st…. Surreal.

  4. Gisli Eyland


  5. Hannes (verified owner)

    The tour was fine and as expected by us. You are driven on an offroad-like road to the glacier, with a few stops at other interesting points. After a few rainy days, we almost got stuck on the ‘road’ twice and the road is really very bumpy – but there’s no other way to get there and see this huge glacier!

  6. MEITL (verified owner)

    I booked a trip to Sugar Mountain, the waterfall and the great glacier. My guide was Daniel. I enjoyed every minute. Stunning views, the guide was very knowledgeable and explained everything, told me about their culture and life in Greenland. Great fun, recommended for everyone!!

  7. Bodil Ravn (verified owner)

    Det var en fantastisk tur. Med en guide som viste og fortalte os om den smukke natur, vi er dig meget taknemmelig for denne tur Vi så isgletsjere , dyr som rener, moskus okser og en helt vild smuk natur. En tur både børn og voksne nød meget

  8. Bodil Ravn (verified owner)

    It was a fantastic trip. With a guide who showed and told us about the beautiful nature, we are very grateful to you for this trip. We saw ice glaciers, animals such as reindeer, musk oxen and absolutely wild beautiful nature. A trip both children and adults enjoyed a lot

  9. Tove Easton (verified owner)

    Fantastisk! Helt ubeskrivelig vakkert!

  10. Aili (verified owner)

    We booked a trip to Russel glacier between our flights. Our guide was lovely and the trip was totally worth it. You need to hike for 30 minutes but get amazing views of the glacier! The car is old but gets you there nicely 🙂

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