Arctic Circle Trail Tours
Find a selection of tours at both ends of the Arctic Circle Trail. Whether it's sailing in Sisimiut or driving to the Greenland Ice sheet from Kangerlussuaq, you can find it here.

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Arctic Circle Trail Tours

Find a selection of tours at both ends of the Arctic Circle Trail. Whether it's sailing in Sisimiut or driving to the Greenland Ice sheet from Kangerlussuaq, you can find it here.
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Russell Glacier | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

See a real version of the Game of Thrones ice wall on this 4-hour excursion to the Russel Glacier wall! Jon Snow knows nothing of this actual ice wall.  Your tour starts from your selected pick-up point. At Polar Lodge, we will head towards the incredible Russell Glacier, by driving through magnificent desert-like grounds and mountain surroundings. This is an extraordinary chance to see the massiveness of the Glacier at first hand. The Glacier can get to be as high as 60 meters and sometimes even taller. You will be driven close to the glacier, bringing you up close meanwhile keeping a safe distance. Around 80% of Greenland is covered by one massive ice sheet, its size is only bested by the Antarctic. This ice sheet produces many protruding glaciers and while you have to sail to most of them, uniquely, you can get to the Russell glacier by car. In the summertime, you might even be so lucky as to see the Glacier calve, in a loud thundering roar, with ice blocks the size of cars crumbling down the front wall. That’s why we’ll keep the distance big enough to not put you in harm's way. It’s a great opportunity to get some awesome pictures of the Glaciers many features and majestic-ness. Driving to and from the Glacier you might be lucky enough to spot some of the wildlife in the area, such as musk oxen, reindeer, arctic hares, and polar foxes. Get to study some of the arctic flowers and see some of the many different types of birds, as beautiful falcons and eagles amongst many others reside in the area. The tour will take approximately 4 hours, so make sure you have suitable clothing and footwear, and maybe bring along some water and snacks for the trip. So what are you waiting for? Go fight the northerners! Just click on ‘Choose a date’ to find a day that suits you!

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
Feb. - Dec.
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Duration:
5 hours
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Nov. - Aug.
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Duration:
8 hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Duration:
5,5 hours
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Jun. - Sep.
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Duration:
3 hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Duration:
2 hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Winter adventure package | Kangerlussuaq & Sisimiut

Discover a variety of unique ways of being active in a fresh layer of snow! This package suits you well if you love adventures with a bit of speed. In the winter Greenland shows its unique side of being covered by snow. Like the daylight times are longer in the summer, the dark evenings are longer in winter, but when the land is covered by snow, everything seems brighter and happier. Kangerlussuaq is just beneath the Arctic Circle and Sisimiut is located approx. 40 km north for the Arctic Circle, which means that you’ll truly be on an arctic adventure. Kangerlussuaq is located at the end of a deep fjord, and it’s not ironic that the name means “great fjord”. Under the 2. WW the U.S. build an airbase here, and today we know it as the gateway to Greenland! The access to the ice sheet from here is easy as you can easily drive to get there, and there are pretty good chances that you’ll see big land mammals like caribou and musk ox along the way. Sisimiut is the 2nd largest city in Greenland with about 5.500 inhabitants. No matter what season we’re in this is the place for adventure! In the summer, the locals love to hike and bike in the mountains, and in the winter the venture out with the dog sled and snowmobiles. In fact, your adventure will be just like a locals way of life! Sisimiut is the perfect place to drive snowmobiles and definitely is a hotspot for wilderness tours in the huge and fantastic snow-covered landscape. Here you will get the chance to ride with a dog sled and a snowmobile tour that you’ll never forget. Nature is just outside your door, so you’ll be quick to sense the difference between civilization and the wilderness. And there are excellent chances to see the northern lights.  Check out the availability by pressing “Choose a date” above.

Duration:
5 days
Available:
Feb. - Apr.
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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. This tour will have you smiling for days, so go ahead and click ‘Choose a date’ and find a day that suits you for your next adventure.

Duration:
6 hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Sightseeing In Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Explore the history and beauty of Kangerlussuaq on this 2-hour sightseeing excursion! This tour should not be missed by those looking to explore their first destination in Greenland, or looking for a tour while passing through town.  Kangerlussuaq is home to less than 1% of the population in Greenland, but this warm-hearted place is situated in an amazing landscape, blessed by excellent weather. It is, in fact, the record holder for the most amount of sunny days in a year, time and time again. On this tour, you’ll be driven around Kangerlussuaq to different interesting viewpoints whilst listening to the guide tell about the history of the small settlement. Stories of certain buildings, the earliest inhabitants that arrived more than 4000 years ago and exciting news, such as nearby landscape becoming a part of the highly noted UNESCO World Heritage Sites - is to be heard.  The settlement as it is now is actually a product of the 2nd world war, starting off as an airbase for Americans in 1941. Kangerlussuaq served as a midway point for military personnel and airplanes as crossing the Atlantic in one flight wasn’t viable at the time. As time passed and the necessity for a midway point became less and less needed, the Americans eventually sold the airport to Greenland for 1 dkk, as long as they always had a right to land at the airport. This suddenly gave Greenland an international airport, and an extensive roadway system, unlike anywhere else in Greenland. This, as well as its incredible weather stability and numerous wildlife,  has made Kangerlussuaq a hub for tourists, researchers, and adventurers. In just 2 hours we’ll show you all the interesting sights, where you’ll learn about the Greenlandic culture and their ability to adapt to life in the Arctic. On the way, we might be so lucky as to see a wild herd of musk oxen, reindeer, arctic hares or possibly even the sneaky polar foxes. So go ahead and book your next adventure into the immense backcountry of Kangerlussuaq! Just press ‘Choose a date’ above, and find a date that suits you.

Duration:
2 hours
Available:
Feb. - Nov.
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Russell Glacier BBQ | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Enjoy a delicious barbecue with Greenlandic specialities while overlooking the phenomenal Russell Glaciers’ wall of ice, on this 5-hour BBQ excursion!  The sun stays high above the horizon during the summer months, prompting the creaking glacier to once, in a while, calve in a loud roar, like a rumbling thunder or a pirate ship firing its cannons. You’ll jump into a 4WD vehicle, designed to take on the rugged rocky terrain, and still enabling you to enjoy the views with large panoramic windows. Before you know it, you’ll be out in the middle of the Arctic tundra, driving through the beautiful desert-like valleys, and semi-barren plains all the while giving you great chances of seeing all sorts of wildlife. You might spot a herd of musk oxen, reindeers, arctic hares, and even wild polar foxes. Get to see numerous Arctic flowers and breathe in the fresh air, while looking over the landscape of mountains, valleys, and of course the Ice sheet. The whole tour takes approximately 5 hours driving there and getting back. But it will barely feel as if any time has passed as the sun still sits high above the horizon providing plenty of sunlight even as the evening approaches. So go enjoy the quietness that surrounds you, with the only sounds being the water flowing through the valleys and meltwater lakes. Let yourself go in the vastness of the nature around you, with some of the most delicious food Greenland has to offer, just click on ‘choose a date’ above and let us give you an unforgettable experience!

Duration:
6 hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Hike To Garnet Rock | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Explore the incredible backcountry of Kangerlussuaq and bring a gemstone with you home on this 8-hour hike! This tour is the quintessence of a Greenlandic summer exploration, offering views of spectacular landscapes, wildlife and fresh mountain air.  Your tour starts from your selected pick-up point. You'll be driven to the Tacan by bus or car, a mountain located south of Kangerlussuaq village. Your hike starts here. The hike is mainly downhill, but we will encounter some hills along the way. We will hike in a pace that won't be too demanding. En route, chances of seeing a herd of musk oxen grazing and other wildlife such as reindeers, arctic hares, and polar foxes, are very good. You can also enjoy the sights and smells of Greenlandic flora - crowberry bushes, dwarf birch, and rhododendron bushes are common in this Arctic mountain landscape.  After approximately 2-3 hours you will have reached Garnet Rock where you will have a rest and be able to eat your packed lunch while enjoying the silence around you. After eating, you will be given a hammer and a chisel so you can dig for your very own piece of the famous Garnet stones. The guide will help you find some interesting pieces, and who knows what you might find! There are good chances of seeing Peregrine falcons as these grounds are near their nesting area. These falcons are quite rare, so seeing them is a spectacular experience. After taking in all these great experiences and the fresh mountain air, you will be heading back along the Ferguson lake and over to where a bus or car will be waiting to pick you up and take you back to Kangerlussuaq. Who knows what jewels you might find on this wonderful adventure? Go ahead and check the departure dates  Just click 'Choose a date' above.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Robinson River Fishing & Camping | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Join this 2-day fishing excursion to the Robinson River which has the highest concentrations of migrating Arctic Char! The perfect place to set up a camp and fish until your heart's content. The Greenlandic name for this place is 'Angujaartorfiup Kuua' which loosely translates to 'the river where you haul fish', here the fish average at around 5-6 kg or 11-13 lbs! Kangerlussuaq has a huge fjord, stretching more than 170 kilometres, and a network of rivers and waterways feeds into it, attracting lots and lots of Arctic Char. We will travel along the fjord to somewhere around the middle right by the line of the Arctic Circle Your tour starts from your selected pickup point. You will be driving through the scenic backcountry of Kangerlussuaq to the harbour and then sailing about 40 km to our camping spot. Ashore you can select one of the five 2-person tents and gather your equipment, we will provide you with sleeping bag, food, a fishing license, rods and reels, but you have to buy the bait by the camp or bring your own. The glacial meltwater river offers lots of, sometimes lengthy, battles between fisher and fish. There are several good spots for fishing along the river and some places, one near a waterfall, a bite is pretty much guaranteed. But the bite is only the beginning! So go ahead and get ready for battle! Reel in your excitement, for this exciting summer adventure to Kangerlussuaq fjord! You can book this tour by pressing 'Choose a date' above.

Duration:
2 days
Available:
Jul. - Sep.
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Duration:
3 hours
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Feb. - Apr.
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Duration:
2 days
Available:
Feb. - Apr.
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Tundra And Wildlife Tour | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Get to know the wildlife of Kangerlussuaq, on this fascinating 1 1/2 hour wildlife safari around Kangerlussuaq! You will be looking for the astonishing Musk oxen as well as the huge reindeers that roam the area! Kangerlussuaq is well known for its vast numbers of large mammals since the weather here is quite stable and large areas of land are untouched by the Inland ice sheet. The endless miles of Arctic tundra and stable weather makes it the perfect place to find and see these animals in their natural habitat. The muskoxen can weigh up to 400 kg, and have the wonderful Greenlandic name of Umimmak, meaning the 'long-bearded one'. The large bulls are a sight to see, especially with their families, but so are the reindeers. The muskoxen and reindeers are not the only animals in the area.  Polar foxes, Arctic hares and lots of birds such as eagles and falcons live here as well. On this exciting tour, you will be driven in a 4DW vehicle with panoramic windows, driving through the incredible landscape of mountains and desert-like terrain. The guide on the tour will bring binoculars for better chances of spotting wildlife. Of course, going on a tour to look for specific animals is never predictable, the drive will however still be a breathtaking ride. And who knows, you might even be so lucky to get quite close to a herd of musk oxen, in any case, you will leave with some very incredible impressions and photographs. Find your inner-explorer and bring your binoculars for this exciting wildlife excursion. Press 'Choose a date' above to select your departure date!

Duration:
1,5 hours
Available:
Feb. - Nov.
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Dog sledding expedition | Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut | West Greenland

This tour is an exciting adventure through the wilderness of Greenland, and with the harsh conditions of winter it is not for the faint of heart. This experience is a true expedition type, and what you'll get out of it, is well worth the money and effort. You will be traveling cross-country over the ice and mountains, with skilled and knowledgeable guides who will teach you what to do while traveling with dog sled. You will get to know the Greenlandic dogs and understand how strong and useful they are as you test your limits, spending nights in remote hunting cabins and in tents.  This experience will completely change your mind of how man and animal can work harmoniously together through the harsh environment. You will quickly become an important member of the team, helping out with food preparation, dog feeding and packing down the camp to fit on the sled. This trip is a challenge and is therefore not recommended for anyone with health issues or a bad back. During this trip you will go into unpredictable snow conditions, ascending and descending hills and mountains far below freezing temperatures. It is obligatory to rent adequate polar clothing and boots unless you have your own, which in our experience is rare, the staff will determine whether or not yours are suitable to ensure your comfort and safety.  The tour is normally from Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut, but if you'd prefer to start from Sisimiut then please contact us.

Duration:
3 days
Available:
Feb. - Apr.
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Duration:
4 hours
Available:
Feb. - Apr.
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Duration:
2 hours
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Feb. - Apr.
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Duration:
2 hours
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Sep. - Apr.
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Duration:
2 hours
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Jun. - Aug.
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Dogsledding and Kayaking expedition w/ 1 night in Cabin | Sisimiut

Go on an expedition like tour in the footsteps of the Inuit hunters, bringing your kayak on a dogsled to the hunting grounds at the edge of the ice, this tour is for the truly adventurous! Sisimiut is renowned for its awe-inspiring landscapes and adventurous people, and this tour is unlike any other in Greenland. We’ll start off by dog sledding 3 hours to a cabin, where we can go inside and warm up a bit for lunch before heading further onto the sea ice until we reach a point where we can put the kayaks in the water.  The water is freezing but our drysuits will keep us nice and cozy, and the landscape is surreal. We’ll spend about 2 hours in the kayaks, it doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or not, the guide will make sure you get a proper introduction on how to use the kayak.  Gliding along the silent Arctic Ocean is an unforgettable experience, and without another soul nearby we might get lucky and spot some wildlife such as seals or reindeer.  After the kayaking, we’ll head back into the cabin to get changed and warm again, then head out close by to make a hole in the sea ice and try to catch some fish for dinner. Nothing better than fresh fish after a long and exciting day. We’ll spend the night in the cabin, there is a heater so we’ll be toasty all night. After breakfast, it’s time to head back to Sisimiut with lots of new memories to share.  Take on this truly authentic Arctic Adventure and book your tour today!

Duration:
2 days
Available:
March
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Duration:
8 hours
Available:
Jan. - Apr.
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Duration:
4 hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Duration:
3 hours
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May. - Oct.
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