Unforgettable 4 Days By The Greenland Ice Sheet | Kangerlussuaq
See the marvels of the Arctic with this 4-day summer package to Kangerlussuaq, West Greenland. Greenland is known for its Arctic spectacles of glaciers, icebergs, tundra and pristine wilderness; on this tour, you will be visiting the Greenland Ice Cap, the Russel Glacier and the Arctic tundra for a wildlife safari.
To optimize your Greenland experience, let us see to all the planning and details of your perfect short visit to Kangerlussuaq. This packages tour includes transfer, breakfast, daily excursions, welcome dinner and three nights stay in the room of your choosing.
You’ll see the most astonishing glacial-shaped landscapes of glaciers, the Greenland Ice Cap, the Kangerlussuaq river, mountains, desert plains, wildlife and Arctic tundra on 3 fully guided tours. On your first day, you will join a guide for a sightseeing trip and welcome dinner at Restaurant Roklubben. On your tour to Point 660, you will be ice-trekking on the Greenland Icecap, while you on your tour to the Russel Glacier will gaze upon the large glacier wall. On another tour, you will witness Greenlandic wildlife of musk oxen, caribou (reindeer), Polar foxes and Arctic hare.
In your free time, you can take the opportunity to explore the backcountry of Kangerlussuaq by conquering the out-of-town dirt roads on foot, stop by the sled dogs, walk through the settlement, and explore the remains of the Second WW.
Click on the itinerary tab to read more information about each day of the tour, and then reserve your place on this exploration of Kangerlussuaq by clicking on Book Now.
Arctic Circle Trail
Welcome to West Greenland!
You’ll land at Kangerlussuaq Airport and join your guide for a meet and greet.
You will be transferred to your accommodation, which will house you for your stay in Kangerlussuaq. Before dinner, you’ll join your knowledgeable guide for sightseeing around Kangerlussuaq. Kangerlussuaq is located inland and was originally founded as an American military base during the second world war. Therefore you are sure to experience both beautiful nature sights and interesting historic locations.
By 19.00/ 7 PM you are invited to dinner at ‘The Row Club’ (two-course dinner).
The restaurant is known for its Greenlandic based buffet and a la carte – made from local commodities.
Mini expedition on the Greenland Ice Sheet
Your second day in Greenland brings you on top of the Greenland Ice Sheet for ice-trekking.
Breakfast is served between 07.30-09.00 AM.
By 13/1 PM o’clock, you will board our tour bus to Point 660, from where you will ascend onto the Greenland Ice Sheet for an ice trek. The drive to the ice has a duration of approx. 1 hour. En route, you can enjoy views of the beautiful valley, Sandflugtsdal, with its turquoise glacial river and rolling arctic tundra. We will tell you about the history and features of the area around Kangerlussuaq and keep a sharp eye out for the Musk Ox, reindeer, arctic hare and arctic foxes that are frequently found along this route.
Your mini-expedition starts on-site, with your experienced guide teaching you how to navigate around the ice. We will hike up onto the Ice Sheet following a path that has been prepared through the glacial moraine. The width of this track shows you how much the ice has retreated in the years since the road was built, and unfortunately, it is growing wider with each passing year. On the Icecap itself, we have breathtaking views of this enormous sheet of ice that stretches as far as the eye can see. You will have plenty of time to wander around (carefully), explore, and take pictures before we return to Kangerlussuaq via the same route.
You will be back in Kangerlussuaq by 6/7 PM.
Two course dinner at restaurant Roklubben.
The Russel Glacier & Greenlandic tundra safari
Your third day in Kangerlussuaq brings you to the Russel Glacier and on an exciting tundra safari.
Breakfast can be enjoyed between 7.30 AM and 09.00 AM. At 09.30 to 11.00, you depart for the tundra safari, to discover the large variety of Greenlandic fauna that lives in the Kangerlussuaq area. Commonly seen on these tours are musk oxen, caribou, arctic hare and polar foxes.
Later in the day, we bring you to the great Russel Glacier. 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. You will have the extraordinary chance to see the massiveness of the Glacier at first-hand.
Greenlandic dinner buffet at Restaurant Roklubben.
Farewell, or see you in Aasiaat, Sisimiut, Ilulissat or Nuuk!
Enjoy breakfast before checking out of your room. We hope you had a nice stay with us in Kangerlussuaq.
Your 4th day in Kangerlussuaq marks the end of your multidaytour. We hope you had an amazing summer vacation with us in Kangerlussuaq. If you are looking to stay in Greenland, we suggest that you book a getaway to either Sisimiut, Aasiaat, Ilulissat or Nuuk.
We transfer you to the airport and bid you farewell.
- Welcome dinner
- 2 course dinner at Restaurant Roklubben
- Greenlandic dinner buffet
- Transfer to welcome dinner & excursions
- 4 excursions
- 3 nights overnight stay in Kangerlussuaq
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)
- Day Pack
- Camera with extra batteries
- Water bottle
Terms of service
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".
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