Kangerlussuaq Tours

Find our selection of tours in Kangerlussuaq and the surrounding area. Here you can find a wildlife safari looking for musk ox and reindeer, or drive to the Russell glacier or to the ice sheet at point 660, but there is also fishing, dogsledding and wonderful northern lights tours.

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Kangerlussuaq Tours

Find our selection of tours in Kangerlussuaq and the surrounding area. Here you can find a wildlife safari looking for musk ox and reindeer, or drive to the Russell glacier or to the ice sheet at point 660, but there is also fishing, dogsledding and wonderful northern lights tours.
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3 Day Glacier Adventure | Kangerlussuaq

Come along on a 3-day journey to Kangerlussuaq, and experience standing in front of a big glacial wall, walking on the Greenland ice sheet itself and looking for wildlife such as reindeer and muskoxen! This short package is brimmed with adventure and unforgettable experiences, by the sunniest location in all of Greenland. You'll have the time of your life without the hassle of planning everything as this package includes all transfers, accommodation and tours, you just have to get to Kangerlussuaq to have the time of your life. You'll go on a short hike to an area known for its population of wild musk oxen and reindeer, the second day you'll go on a private tour to see the famous Russell Glacier, an ice wall towering above the land always moving ever so slightly, which means you might see it calve icebergs in a big thundering roar, from here you'll continue on to point 660 where all of the bravest adventurers go to cross the vast ice sheet. Here you can experience walking on the second largest ice mass in the world, only topped by the Antarctic. It is a humbling experience, especially if you go up to a vantage point from which you can see an endless sea of ice going far beyond the horizon. The last day you'll go on a flightseeing tour over the Greenland ice sheet to truly get a feel of how massive and beautiful it is, you'll fly low over the valleys and rivers all the way to the glaciers and crystal blue lakes forming on top of the ice.  Having had the adventure of a lifetime, it's time to head back home, so if this sounds like something for you, go ahead and press 'Choose a date' above to find an available date that suits you.

Duration:
3days
Available:
Jun. - Aug.
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Greenland Icecap expedition | Point 660 | Kangerlussuaq

Come along to the beautiful Point 660, a place recently uncovered by ice and seen by few. At Point 660 you will find the most scenic view imaginable of the Icecap slowly descending into the colorful newly ice-free tundra. This is a tour, for you who would like to explore the Greenland Icecap with your eyes, feet, and curiosity! Our tours are private and flexible as we drive in a 4x4 four-wheel drive car with room for a maximum of 4 passengers. Your adventure starts with you and your fellow explorers conquering the remote dirt roads out of Kangerlussuaq. Kangerlussuaq is situated inland along a long fiord and therefore has a climate unique from the rest Greenland. Enroute to Point 660 you might be lucky to spot one of the many wildlife from the car. When you and your fellow explorers arrive at Point 660, breathe in the fresh air and gaze upon the enchanting and mythical Greenland Icecap, that ranges as far as the eye can see. The dirt road goes right up to the vast and majestic inland ice, giving you an excellent chance to explore it with your feet on the ice. This is a once in a lifetime experience, that does not present itself many other places in Greenland. If the conditions allow, the guide might even drive onto the magnificent ice cap - giving you the best possibilities of a memorable trip. It is possible to combine this tour with other destinations in the booking process. This grand adventure is waiting for you to pull on your hiking boots! Check out the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above and book your Greenland Icecap adventure today.
4.8
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Duration:
4hours
Available:
All year
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The Great Russell Glacier | Kangerlussuaq

Join this adventure to the giant Russel Glacier, slowly descending from the Greenland Icecap. It is truthfully a grand sight and a unique experience to see the majestic glacier walls, and its surrounding meltwater rivers. This tour is for you who would like to experience the wonders of the Arctic, from majestic mountains to the Greenland icecap. Driving to the Glacier The journey to the Russel Glacier will take you 25 kilometers from Kangerlussuaq, where you will venture along dirt roads leading way into Arctic landscape. The glacier is not the only wonder of that Arctic that you will experience. You will travel through valleys recently freed and shaped by retreating ice, and have become a photographer’s paradise with the deep valley veins. Wildlife & Silence Enroute spot one of the many wildlife herds inhabiting the landscape, but remember you are a guest in their home and you must respect the surrounding animal herds of musk ox, caribou, and arctic hares. When arriving at the glacier, we will get as close as safety allows. It is a place that will let you escape with its absolute silence, only disturbed when the glacier calves. Feeling and experiencing the thunder of a glacier calving is mesmerizing and enchanting. It is possible to combine this adventure with other destinations in the booking process. This grand adventure is waiting for you to pull on your hiking boots and bring your camera! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above and book your trip today.
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Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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Dog Sledding Tour | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Experience the pristine Arctic landscapes of Kangerlussuaq on dogsled with this 2-hour excursion! There’s something about experiencing Greenland’s majestic landscapes from the perspective of a dog sled that snowmobiling or a ski tour simply cannot match. This lovely two-hour dog sled ride will be a once in a lifetime experience. Bringing you close to the wilderness and getting a unique taste of Greenlandic culture and nature.  Enjoying this fascinating experience of man and dog working together in nature does necessitate a small tolerance for chilly temperatures, but Arctic fanatics are not the only ones that can take pleasure in dog sledding. Even if the cold typically does not agree with you, there is nothing a cup of hot tea, borrowed sealskin garb, and a blanket made of reindeer skin can’t fix. Dog sledding is, no doubt, a classic way to experience Arctic nature, but what the unsuspecting visitor does not know, and what is unique about dog sledding in Greenland, is that a heavy dose of Inuit culture comes along for the ride. Dog sledding helps tell the story of how Greenlanders adapt to the harsh environment that surrounds them. Contrary to other Arctic locations, dog sledding in Greenland is a way of life, by choice if not by necessity. Living in and off of nature is central to Greenlandic identity, and therefore when you are close to nature, you are also close to the Greenlandic culture. Hop on our sled and put on your warmest hat, for this 2-hour dog sled expedition! Check the booking availability by pressing 'Choose a date' above. 

Duration:
2hours
Available:
Feb. - Apr.
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Duration:
2hours
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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Duration:
4hours
Available:
Jan. - Apr.
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Point 660 Greenland Ice sheet tour | Kangerlussuaq

Experience the phenomenal and humbling sensation of standing on the Greenland ice sheet, by booking this tour! Point 660 is right at the edge between land and ice and offers an incredible view over the vast ocean of ice! About 80% of Greenland is covered by ice, a massive ice sheet second only to the Antarctic. This ice is the product of aeons of snow compressing itself to ice and moving along the barren rock due to its own incredible mass, creating moraines, crevasses, and rivers.  This massive ice azure is an ever-changing organism and truly stands as one of the wonders of the world! The tour starts from your selected pick-up point. At Polar Lodge, you will hop into a large 4-Wheel-Drive vehicle with panoramic windows that’ll take you through the beautiful landscape of tundra plains and semi-desert valleys. You’ll be getting a sensational feeling of how vast and massive the Ice Sheet is while driving up on the beautiful moraine hills. While on your way towards the magnificent Ice Sheet, you might be so lucky as to see some of Greenland's spectacular wildlife such as wild herds of musk oxen, reindeers, arctic rabbits, and polar foxes, and a variety of different bird species. So be sure to have your camera with you to take some great photographs of Greenland at it's best. While being on your tour you’ll get to feel how small you are, in the largeness and abstract ice and nature around you. The trip also includes a walk on the surface of the Ice Sheet, giving you the full experience of Greenland's breathtaking wonders. After the walk, you will be heading back towards Kangerlussuaq with an entirely new perspective of the world we live in. So go ahead and find a date that suits you for this adventure! Just press ‘Choose a date’ above.

Duration:
5hours
Available:
All year
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Camping on the Greenland ice sheet | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Do you want to you walk in the footsteps of explorers like Fridtjof Nansen, and go explore the incredible ice sheet with its meltwater rivers, crevasses, frozen lakes and ultimately spend a night on the ice cap? Then this tour is perfect for you. To do this, you will be accommodated by an experienced guide in Kangerlussuaq. The trip starts when you step into our specialized 4 WD vehicle, with large panoramic windows that'll take you through the 25 km of wilderness to get to the famous Point 660 by the Ice sheet. This will take about an hour, and once we've arrived we'll have an important safety briefing as well as an introduction to the following activities. We will venture onto the ice to set up the camp for the night, once we've succeeded you'll be rewarded with a hot beverage to enjoy while you listen to the peacefulness and silence surrounding you. When the night approaches the darkness seems more vivid, as we are so far from any light pollution. The stars shine bright and quite possibly, even the northern lights will make an appearance, so sit back and enjoy the spectacular setting, before you crawl into your sleeping bag.  The next morning you'll have your fill with an energy-packed breakfast, because today, we're hiking further out on the ice to see the astonishing Russell glacier. The guide will make sure you're following a safe route, and the crampons and walking poles will be very helpful on the hike. Please note, that ropes will not be used on this trip. Depending on the weather we will enjoy our lunch on the ice or back at the camp. Once you've had the adventure of a lifetime,  it's time to pack down our goods and head back to the city, leaving nothing but footprints behind. Put on your warmest hat, pack your bags and book your tour today, by pressing 'Choose a date' above. 
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Duration:
2days
Available:
Mar. - Oct.
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Duration:
2days
Available:
Jan. - Apr.
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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:
3days
Available:
Jan. - Apr.
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Duration:
3hours
Available:
Feb. - Apr.
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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:
5days
Available:
Feb. - Apr.
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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:
4hours
Available:
Feb. - Dec.
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Full day adventure on Greenland Ice sheet | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Go on this adventurous excursion to Point 660, from where you will be heading out onto the Greenland Ice sheet! It is a daring adventure amongst valleys of melted ice water, crevasses, crystal clear lakes, waterfalls, and rivers - an adventure of a lifetime.  The tour starts, from your selected pickup-point. To venture onto the Ice sheet, crampons and walking poles are required and provided. Anyone willing to hike for three to four hours is welcome to join this trip. You will start with a short briefing of your tour and introduction to the safety equipment. Right after the briefing has taken place, you'll step into our specially adapted 4WD vehicle with panoramic windows, so you can enjoy the views while driving into the wild backcountry. It takes about an hour to get to point 660, and this drive is quite unique as this is not possible anywhere else in Greenland. On the hike, you will, along with a group, find a suitable place to stop and enjoy your packed lunch with an immense view of the Arctic desert. On this tour, there are chances of spotting wildlife of all sorts, such as reindeer, musk oxen, arctic hares, and polar foxes and many different species of birds and a variety of flowers.  Trekking boots are a must, as you have to be able to wear the crampons and a breathable jacket is preferable. For an adventure of a lifetime, book this full-day excursion taking place on the Greenland Ice Sheet. Check the booking availability by pressing ' Choose a date' above. 
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Duration:
8hours
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
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Sugarloaf Mountain Hike | Kangerlussuaq

Come along this hiking exploration of Kangerlussuaq. Exploring the arctic tundra by foot is an ultimate must when visiting Greenland, we have tailored a hike for you who enjoy spectacular views of the arctic landscapes and wildlife. We will conquer the summit of Sugarloaf mountain to view what will be the greatest sight you will ever experience. We would like to show you and your fellow explorers the distinctive terrain of Kangerlussuaq on this 2 hour hike. The adventure starts with you and your fellow explorers venturing out of the dirt roads of Kangerlussuaq, accompanied by an experienced guide, that will escort you safely from the bottom to the top. When conquering the dirt roads, you might notice the many warning signs of Musk ox roaming the area – but not to worry, the majestic creatures are interesting to watch from a distance. Furthermore we might come across arctic hares, foxes and herds of reindeer. The hike towards the summit of Sugarloaf mountain does not require any experienced hiking- or climbing skills. From the summit you will be able to see the veins of meltwater rivers, dirt paths and the spectacular arctic tundra, all for you to enjoy. The magnificent view, will awaken your curiosity for Greenland and its natural treasures hidden within the deep of its lands. The area of Kangerlussuaq is a vast wonderland for every explorer to experience - for the flower enthusiasts, wildlife admirer and for those who just want to experience and explore the arctic landscapes. The tour can be combined with other destinations in the booking process.  This sensational adventure is waiting for you to put on your hiking boots and bring along your camera! Check out the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above and book your adventure today.

Duration:
2hours
Available:
All year
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Hiking, Kayaking & Camping | Musk Ox Lake | Kangerlussuaq

Get face to face with one of Greenland's big mammals - the musk ox. Join on this ultimate wildlife experience and get close to musk oxen while kayaking on a big lake.  Camp Musk Ox Lake offers a true wilderness experience, you will be hiking, kayaking, and camping far away from the civilisation, in this place that can only be reached by foot. During the two days of the camp we will be paddling and look out for opportunities to get close to the musk ox. The musk oxen often do not see the kayaker as a threat and we might get as close as 10 meters from the animals without them fleeing. A thrill of a lifetime!   This area is the territory of the musk ox and people rarely visit. Here the wildlife has perfect conditions with dry South facing slopes, a windy highland plateau for hot days and wet fertile meadows in close vicinity. In order to make the most of the trip we also go ashore from the lake, to hike to hilltops, so we truly can see the greatness of the country - from there you will be able to see the vast Ice Cap, mountains, valleys, rivers, and wildlife nearby the river delta. We try our hardest to protect our beautiful environment, therefore we always eat as locally as possible. The meals of the trip will therefore in a great extent be based on locally hunted meat from musk ox, caribou, snow hare, and maybe fish - that we usually supply with whatever wild herbs or mushrooms we can harvest in the nature.   Pack your hiking boots and join on this wildlife adventure in Kangerlussuaq. See the availability by pressing 'Choose a date' above, and book your trip today.

Duration:
4days
Available:
Jul. - Aug.
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Greenland Icecap & Blue Lakes | Kangerlussuaq

Go for a spectacular sightseeing to the Ice Cap and Glaciers by plane, at the head of the fantastic Kangerlussuaq fjord. On this tour we will give you the opportunity to see the Ice Cap up close, and the joy of watching the amazing wildlife surrounding Kangerlussuaq. The flight starts from former US military airport (Bluie west 8), which now is Greenland's biggest international airport - Kangerlussuaq Airport, also known as "Søndre Strømfjord". Before departure you will be briefed by Air Zafari's skilled pilot. The pilot will orientate you about the planned route, flight conditions and the possibilities to see reindeers or herds of musk oxes. Regardless of where you are seated, there is a guarantee of great views from the large windows of the plane . Well onboard the pilot goes through the safety instructions and asks you to put on your headset, through which you can communicate. Immediately after take-off, you will see Greenland from one of the very best angles. We are now heading for the amazing Icecap east of Kangerlussuaq, where we on our tour will slide over the fantastic fauna of the inland of Greenland. On the way to the Icecap you will be able to see giant gorges made by the retracting Icecap, and one or two moraines . On the tour you will be able to enjoy the various wildlife beneath you, and before long experience the enormous Ice Cap. On the way back to Kangerlussuaq we fly over "Paradise Valley", an amazing area. Do not miss this opportunity to see the wonder of the Icecap and Arctic wildlife from above. You can check the booking availability by pressing "Choose a date" above.

Duration:
60minutes
Available:
Mar. - Aug.
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From the Ice Cap to Unesco Heritage - 9 days | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

This is a true wilderness trekking trip! We will only be sleeping in tents, and carry everything we need for the whole trip in our backpacks.  We will be hiking almost the entire time within the new Unesco World Heritage landscape of Aasivissuit- Nipisat. The hike will go through very untouched nature, and we are likely to encounter animals such as Reindeer, Musk-Oxes, Polar Foxes and numerous bird species.  Along the way we pass numerous lakes and small rivers, so bring your fishing rod if you feel like. We may then catch a nice snack in the evening. However this is not primarily a fishing trip, this is primarly a hiking trip, where there is possibilities for fishing in the evening and on the rest days. From Kangerlussuaq airport we will grab a taxi eastwards to the ice sheet. From there we will start our hike northwards with spectacular views of the Greenland ice cap. After hiking northwards for a day, we will turn to the west and hike for 4 days through the pristine wilderness and end up at the Unesco world heritage site of Aassivisuit. Here we will have a rest day, with possibilities of fishing, small hiking excursions to see the cultural heritage at this site, or just relaxing and enjoying life! Together with a experienced Arctic Nature Guide, you will on this trek have a unique chance to experience the untouched nature of Greenland, but also ancient Unesco cultural heritage of the Inuits. In the evening of return we will be eating a better dinner, and hopefully finish with a party.        

Duration:
9days
Available:
Aug. - Sep.
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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:
90minutes
Available:
Feb. - Nov.
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Grand Sightseeing Adventure | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Experience every aspect of Kangerlussuaq on this adventure taking place on land, sea and mountain tops. This tour is for you who would like to experience the very best of Kangerlussuaq’s specialties – this is an adventure for every explorer! You will from the ocean experience Kangerlussuaq fjord, traveling further out to experience the desert-like climate. This is a place sore for the eyes with the smell of the sea salt and fresh breezes. With only the noise of water splashing and birds flying above, makes this a truly amazing experience to soothe all your senses. You will be traveling out Kangerlussuaq fjord, where you will be able to see its massive magnificence. You and your fellow explorers will be continuing to Kelly Ville, a small settlement approximately 12 kilometers from the airport. Kelly Ville is also known as Sondrestrom Upper Atmospheric Research Facility. The research facility is run by the. International Center for Geospace studies and was constructed in 1983, with the American remains from the second World War. After you are done exploring Kelly Ville, the adventure will be followed with a drive to the top of Tacan Mountain, located south of Kangerlussuaq. Here you can enjoy a beautiful outlook over the landscape with a view to the saltwater lake, where the sun reflects perfectly across the water surface. Your journey continues to the Blackridge Mountain known for its many bird species nesting. After a short stop at the Blackridge, we will head down to the great Lake Ferguson. The lake used to be the source for freshwater to the airbase and town but has since been damaged when the Watson River flooded over in 2012. 1900 acres’ surface area is hard to miss and is definitely worth a visit. The tour can be combined with other destinations and can be chosen in the booking process. Join this trip back in time, all you have to do is put on your hiking boots and bring along your camera. Check out the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above and book your trip today.

Duration:
2.5hours
Available:
All year
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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:
2hours
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:
6hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Wildlife Hiking Safari | Kangerlussuaq

Join a hike into the vast and breathtaking landscape of Kangerlussuaq. As the rugged terrain homes the arctic wildlife, you don’t have to venture for long to spot or hear the many animals wandering the desert valleys and hillsides. Much in Greenland is worth exploring, but for wildlife it does not get better than this. Greenland covers an area of 2.184.700, making it the world biggest island. Approximately 8.000 square kilometers of that land, is Kangerlussuaq. The place of a massive size is a wonderland for every explorer. For hiking enthusiasts, this is the perfect playground not only to conquer mountain tops, but also to witness the arctic animals living in their natural habitat. We promise the breathtaking landscapes becomes even more magnificent when encountering wildlife. Scout for the birds above you and see if you can spot the great white tailed eagle, a huge bird that has a wingspan up to a little over 2 meters. Seeing this beauty gliding above you is a mesmerizing sight. On ground, you will come across arctic rabbits, foxes, and the larger mammal’s of caribou and musk ox. Many travel to Kangerlussuaq to witness the majestic musk ox, that thrives in these parts of Greenland. These giants can weigh up to 400 kilos and can be witnessed from a good distance, they are not dangerous. But these massive mammals will charge, if they feel threatened or you have entered their territory. Rest assured, this will not be a problem as you will be joined by an experienced guide who knows the signals and whereabouts of the musk ox. Tie your hiking boots and bring your camera for this adventure! Check out the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above and book your trip today.

Duration:
5.5hours
Available:
All year
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Musk Ox, Reindeer & Ice Cap Tour | Kangerlussuaq

Go for a spectacular sightseeing over the Ice Cap, glaciers and the fantastic Kangerlussuaq fjord by plane. You get the rare opportunity to see the Ice Cap close from above and the amazing wildlife around Kangerlussuaq. This tour is also a great way to pass time if you have a while in transit at Kangerlussuaq Airport. The flight starts from former US military airport (Bluie west 8). Which now is Greenlands biggest international airport - Kangerlussuaq irport, also know as Søndre Strømfjord. Before departure you will be briefed by the skilled pilot. The pilot will orientate you about the planned route, flight conditions and the possibilities to see reindeers or her herds of musk oxes. On the way to the plane the pilot seats the participants. You might to be seated in the front with the pilot, or at the back together with your fellow explorers. Regardless of where you are seated, there is a guarantee of great views from the large windows in the plane . Well onboard the pilot goes through the safety instructions and asks you to take on your headset, through which you can communicate. Immediately after take-off you will see Greenland from one of the very best angles as you will be heading to the Icecap east of Kangerlussuaq. We will fly over the fantastic landscape of green and rusty colors. This landscape with its big gorges has gotten its shape from the retracting ice. At the edge of the Icecap you will also see the moraines - traces of rocks and dirty that get pushed forward by the ice. Before long there will only be white as far as the eye can see, as you will fly close over the big white Icecap, which covers most of Greenlands surface. This is an overwhelming experience and when flying as close as this you get a good view of the beautiful and ever changing structure of the ice. The area around Kangerlussuaq is also the home to some amazing Arctic wildlife. When flying in this area we can almost give a full guarantee of encountering big herds of musk oxen and reindeers on the way. Do not miss this opportunity to see the wonder of the Icecap and Arctic wildlife from above. You can check the booking availability by pressing "Choose a date" above.

Duration:
30minutes
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Kangerlussuaq Tours

Find our selection of tours in Kangerlussuaq and the surrounding area. Here you can find a wildlife safari looking for musk ox and reindeer, or drive to the Russell glacier or to the ice sheet at point 660, but there is also fishing, dogsledding and wonderful northern lights tours.

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Find our selection of tours in Kangerlussuaq and the surrounding area. Here you can find a wildlife safari looking for musk ox and reindeer, or drive to the Russell glacier or to the ice sheet at point 660, but there is also fishing, dogsledding and wonderful northern lights tours.
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3 Day Glacier Adventure | Kangerlussuaq

Come along on a 3-day journey to Kangerlussuaq, and experience standing in front of a big glacial wall, walking on the Greenland ice sheet itself and looking for wildlife such as reindeer and muskoxen! This short package is brimmed with adventure and unforgettable experiences, by the sunniest location in all of Greenland. You'll have the time of your life without the hassle of planning everything as this package includes all transfers, accommodation and tours, you just have to get to Kangerlussuaq to have the time of your life. You'll go on a short hike to an area known for its population of wild musk oxen and reindeer, the second day you'll go on a private tour to see the famous Russell Glacier, an ice wall towering above the land always moving ever so slightly, which means you might see it calve icebergs in a big thundering roar, from here you'll continue on to point 660 where all of the bravest adventurers go to cross the vast ice sheet. Here you can experience walking on the second largest ice mass in the world, only topped by the Antarctic. It is a humbling experience, especially if you go up to a vantage point from which you can see an endless sea of ice going far beyond the horizon. The last day you'll go on a flightseeing tour over the Greenland ice sheet to truly get a feel of how massive and beautiful it is, you'll fly low over the valleys and rivers all the way to the glaciers and crystal blue lakes forming on top of the ice.  Having had the adventure of a lifetime, it's time to head back home, so if this sounds like something for you, go ahead and press 'Choose a date' above to find an available date that suits you.

Duration:
3days
Available:
Jun. - Aug.
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Greenland Icecap expedition | Point 660 | Kangerlussuaq

Come along to the beautiful Point 660, a place recently uncovered by ice and seen by few. At Point 660 you will find the most scenic view imaginable of the Icecap slowly descending into the colorful newly ice-free tundra. This is a tour, for you who would like to explore the Greenland Icecap with your eyes, feet, and curiosity! Our tours are private and flexible as we drive in a 4x4 four-wheel drive car with room for a maximum of 4 passengers. Your adventure starts with you and your fellow explorers conquering the remote dirt roads out of Kangerlussuaq. Kangerlussuaq is situated inland along a long fiord and therefore has a climate unique from the rest Greenland. Enroute to Point 660 you might be lucky to spot one of the many wildlife from the car. When you and your fellow explorers arrive at Point 660, breathe in the fresh air and gaze upon the enchanting and mythical Greenland Icecap, that ranges as far as the eye can see. The dirt road goes right up to the vast and majestic inland ice, giving you an excellent chance to explore it with your feet on the ice. This is a once in a lifetime experience, that does not present itself many other places in Greenland. If the conditions allow, the guide might even drive onto the magnificent ice cap - giving you the best possibilities of a memorable trip. It is possible to combine this tour with other destinations in the booking process. This grand adventure is waiting for you to pull on your hiking boots! Check out the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above and book your Greenland Icecap adventure today.
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Duration:
4hours
Available:
All year
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The Great Russell Glacier | Kangerlussuaq

Join this adventure to the giant Russel Glacier, slowly descending from the Greenland Icecap. It is truthfully a grand sight and a unique experience to see the majestic glacier walls, and its surrounding meltwater rivers. This tour is for you who would like to experience the wonders of the Arctic, from majestic mountains to the Greenland icecap. Driving to the Glacier The journey to the Russel Glacier will take you 25 kilometers from Kangerlussuaq, where you will venture along dirt roads leading way into Arctic landscape. The glacier is not the only wonder of that Arctic that you will experience. You will travel through valleys recently freed and shaped by retreating ice, and have become a photographer’s paradise with the deep valley veins. Wildlife & Silence Enroute spot one of the many wildlife herds inhabiting the landscape, but remember you are a guest in their home and you must respect the surrounding animal herds of musk ox, caribou, and arctic hares. When arriving at the glacier, we will get as close as safety allows. It is a place that will let you escape with its absolute silence, only disturbed when the glacier calves. Feeling and experiencing the thunder of a glacier calving is mesmerizing and enchanting. It is possible to combine this adventure with other destinations in the booking process. This grand adventure is waiting for you to pull on your hiking boots and bring your camera! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above and book your trip today.
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Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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Dog Sledding Tour | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Experience the pristine Arctic landscapes of Kangerlussuaq on dogsled with this 2-hour excursion! There’s something about experiencing Greenland’s majestic landscapes from the perspective of a dog sled that snowmobiling or a ski tour simply cannot match. This lovely two-hour dog sled ride will be a once in a lifetime experience. Bringing you close to the wilderness and getting a unique taste of Greenlandic culture and nature.  Enjoying this fascinating experience of man and dog working together in nature does necessitate a small tolerance for chilly temperatures, but Arctic fanatics are not the only ones that can take pleasure in dog sledding. Even if the cold typically does not agree with you, there is nothing a cup of hot tea, borrowed sealskin garb, and a blanket made of reindeer skin can’t fix. Dog sledding is, no doubt, a classic way to experience Arctic nature, but what the unsuspecting visitor does not know, and what is unique about dog sledding in Greenland, is that a heavy dose of Inuit culture comes along for the ride. Dog sledding helps tell the story of how Greenlanders adapt to the harsh environment that surrounds them. Contrary to other Arctic locations, dog sledding in Greenland is a way of life, by choice if not by necessity. Living in and off of nature is central to Greenlandic identity, and therefore when you are close to nature, you are also close to the Greenlandic culture. Hop on our sled and put on your warmest hat, for this 2-hour dog sled expedition! Check the booking availability by pressing 'Choose a date' above. 

Duration:
2hours
Available:
Feb. - Apr.
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Duration:
2hours
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Sep. - Apr.
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Duration:
4hours
Available:
Jan. - Apr.
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Point 660 Greenland Ice sheet tour | Kangerlussuaq

Experience the phenomenal and humbling sensation of standing on the Greenland ice sheet, by booking this tour! Point 660 is right at the edge between land and ice and offers an incredible view over the vast ocean of ice! About 80% of Greenland is covered by ice, a massive ice sheet second only to the Antarctic. This ice is the product of aeons of snow compressing itself to ice and moving along the barren rock due to its own incredible mass, creating moraines, crevasses, and rivers.  This massive ice azure is an ever-changing organism and truly stands as one of the wonders of the world! The tour starts from your selected pick-up point. At Polar Lodge, you will hop into a large 4-Wheel-Drive vehicle with panoramic windows that’ll take you through the beautiful landscape of tundra plains and semi-desert valleys. You’ll be getting a sensational feeling of how vast and massive the Ice Sheet is while driving up on the beautiful moraine hills. While on your way towards the magnificent Ice Sheet, you might be so lucky as to see some of Greenland's spectacular wildlife such as wild herds of musk oxen, reindeers, arctic rabbits, and polar foxes, and a variety of different bird species. So be sure to have your camera with you to take some great photographs of Greenland at it's best. While being on your tour you’ll get to feel how small you are, in the largeness and abstract ice and nature around you. The trip also includes a walk on the surface of the Ice Sheet, giving you the full experience of Greenland's breathtaking wonders. After the walk, you will be heading back towards Kangerlussuaq with an entirely new perspective of the world we live in. So go ahead and find a date that suits you for this adventure! Just press ‘Choose a date’ above.

Duration:
5hours
Available:
All year
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Camping on the Greenland ice sheet | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Do you want to you walk in the footsteps of explorers like Fridtjof Nansen, and go explore the incredible ice sheet with its meltwater rivers, crevasses, frozen lakes and ultimately spend a night on the ice cap? Then this tour is perfect for you. To do this, you will be accommodated by an experienced guide in Kangerlussuaq. The trip starts when you step into our specialized 4 WD vehicle, with large panoramic windows that'll take you through the 25 km of wilderness to get to the famous Point 660 by the Ice sheet. This will take about an hour, and once we've arrived we'll have an important safety briefing as well as an introduction to the following activities. We will venture onto the ice to set up the camp for the night, once we've succeeded you'll be rewarded with a hot beverage to enjoy while you listen to the peacefulness and silence surrounding you. When the night approaches the darkness seems more vivid, as we are so far from any light pollution. The stars shine bright and quite possibly, even the northern lights will make an appearance, so sit back and enjoy the spectacular setting, before you crawl into your sleeping bag.  The next morning you'll have your fill with an energy-packed breakfast, because today, we're hiking further out on the ice to see the astonishing Russell glacier. The guide will make sure you're following a safe route, and the crampons and walking poles will be very helpful on the hike. Please note, that ropes will not be used on this trip. Depending on the weather we will enjoy our lunch on the ice or back at the camp. Once you've had the adventure of a lifetime,  it's time to pack down our goods and head back to the city, leaving nothing but footprints behind. Put on your warmest hat, pack your bags and book your tour today, by pressing 'Choose a date' above. 
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Duration:
2days
Available:
Mar. - Oct.
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Duration:
2days
Available:
Jan. - Apr.
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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:
3days
Available:
Jan. - Apr.
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Duration:
3hours
Available:
Feb. - Apr.
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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:
5days
Available:
Feb. - Apr.
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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:
4hours
Available:
Feb. - Dec.
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Full day adventure on Greenland Ice sheet | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Go on this adventurous excursion to Point 660, from where you will be heading out onto the Greenland Ice sheet! It is a daring adventure amongst valleys of melted ice water, crevasses, crystal clear lakes, waterfalls, and rivers - an adventure of a lifetime.  The tour starts, from your selected pickup-point. To venture onto the Ice sheet, crampons and walking poles are required and provided. Anyone willing to hike for three to four hours is welcome to join this trip. You will start with a short briefing of your tour and introduction to the safety equipment. Right after the briefing has taken place, you'll step into our specially adapted 4WD vehicle with panoramic windows, so you can enjoy the views while driving into the wild backcountry. It takes about an hour to get to point 660, and this drive is quite unique as this is not possible anywhere else in Greenland. On the hike, you will, along with a group, find a suitable place to stop and enjoy your packed lunch with an immense view of the Arctic desert. On this tour, there are chances of spotting wildlife of all sorts, such as reindeer, musk oxen, arctic hares, and polar foxes and many different species of birds and a variety of flowers.  Trekking boots are a must, as you have to be able to wear the crampons and a breathable jacket is preferable. For an adventure of a lifetime, book this full-day excursion taking place on the Greenland Ice Sheet. Check the booking availability by pressing ' Choose a date' above. 
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Duration:
8hours
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
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Sugarloaf Mountain Hike | Kangerlussuaq

Come along this hiking exploration of Kangerlussuaq. Exploring the arctic tundra by foot is an ultimate must when visiting Greenland, we have tailored a hike for you who enjoy spectacular views of the arctic landscapes and wildlife. We will conquer the summit of Sugarloaf mountain to view what will be the greatest sight you will ever experience. We would like to show you and your fellow explorers the distinctive terrain of Kangerlussuaq on this 2 hour hike. The adventure starts with you and your fellow explorers venturing out of the dirt roads of Kangerlussuaq, accompanied by an experienced guide, that will escort you safely from the bottom to the top. When conquering the dirt roads, you might notice the many warning signs of Musk ox roaming the area – but not to worry, the majestic creatures are interesting to watch from a distance. Furthermore we might come across arctic hares, foxes and herds of reindeer. The hike towards the summit of Sugarloaf mountain does not require any experienced hiking- or climbing skills. From the summit you will be able to see the veins of meltwater rivers, dirt paths and the spectacular arctic tundra, all for you to enjoy. The magnificent view, will awaken your curiosity for Greenland and its natural treasures hidden within the deep of its lands. The area of Kangerlussuaq is a vast wonderland for every explorer to experience - for the flower enthusiasts, wildlife admirer and for those who just want to experience and explore the arctic landscapes. The tour can be combined with other destinations in the booking process.  This sensational adventure is waiting for you to put on your hiking boots and bring along your camera! Check out the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above and book your adventure today.

Duration:
2hours
Available:
All year
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Hiking, Kayaking & Camping | Musk Ox Lake | Kangerlussuaq

Get face to face with one of Greenland's big mammals - the musk ox. Join on this ultimate wildlife experience and get close to musk oxen while kayaking on a big lake.  Camp Musk Ox Lake offers a true wilderness experience, you will be hiking, kayaking, and camping far away from the civilisation, in this place that can only be reached by foot. During the two days of the camp we will be paddling and look out for opportunities to get close to the musk ox. The musk oxen often do not see the kayaker as a threat and we might get as close as 10 meters from the animals without them fleeing. A thrill of a lifetime!   This area is the territory of the musk ox and people rarely visit. Here the wildlife has perfect conditions with dry South facing slopes, a windy highland plateau for hot days and wet fertile meadows in close vicinity. In order to make the most of the trip we also go ashore from the lake, to hike to hilltops, so we truly can see the greatness of the country - from there you will be able to see the vast Ice Cap, mountains, valleys, rivers, and wildlife nearby the river delta. We try our hardest to protect our beautiful environment, therefore we always eat as locally as possible. The meals of the trip will therefore in a great extent be based on locally hunted meat from musk ox, caribou, snow hare, and maybe fish - that we usually supply with whatever wild herbs or mushrooms we can harvest in the nature.   Pack your hiking boots and join on this wildlife adventure in Kangerlussuaq. See the availability by pressing 'Choose a date' above, and book your trip today.

Duration:
4days
Available:
Jul. - Aug.
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Greenland Icecap & Blue Lakes | Kangerlussuaq

Go for a spectacular sightseeing to the Ice Cap and Glaciers by plane, at the head of the fantastic Kangerlussuaq fjord. On this tour we will give you the opportunity to see the Ice Cap up close, and the joy of watching the amazing wildlife surrounding Kangerlussuaq. The flight starts from former US military airport (Bluie west 8), which now is Greenland's biggest international airport - Kangerlussuaq Airport, also known as "Søndre Strømfjord". Before departure you will be briefed by Air Zafari's skilled pilot. The pilot will orientate you about the planned route, flight conditions and the possibilities to see reindeers or herds of musk oxes. Regardless of where you are seated, there is a guarantee of great views from the large windows of the plane . Well onboard the pilot goes through the safety instructions and asks you to put on your headset, through which you can communicate. Immediately after take-off, you will see Greenland from one of the very best angles. We are now heading for the amazing Icecap east of Kangerlussuaq, where we on our tour will slide over the fantastic fauna of the inland of Greenland. On the way to the Icecap you will be able to see giant gorges made by the retracting Icecap, and one or two moraines . On the tour you will be able to enjoy the various wildlife beneath you, and before long experience the enormous Ice Cap. On the way back to Kangerlussuaq we fly over "Paradise Valley", an amazing area. Do not miss this opportunity to see the wonder of the Icecap and Arctic wildlife from above. You can check the booking availability by pressing "Choose a date" above.

Duration:
60minutes
Available:
Mar. - Aug.
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From the Ice Cap to Unesco Heritage - 9 days | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

This is a true wilderness trekking trip! We will only be sleeping in tents, and carry everything we need for the whole trip in our backpacks.  We will be hiking almost the entire time within the new Unesco World Heritage landscape of Aasivissuit- Nipisat. The hike will go through very untouched nature, and we are likely to encounter animals such as Reindeer, Musk-Oxes, Polar Foxes and numerous bird species.  Along the way we pass numerous lakes and small rivers, so bring your fishing rod if you feel like. We may then catch a nice snack in the evening. However this is not primarily a fishing trip, this is primarly a hiking trip, where there is possibilities for fishing in the evening and on the rest days. From Kangerlussuaq airport we will grab a taxi eastwards to the ice sheet. From there we will start our hike northwards with spectacular views of the Greenland ice cap. After hiking northwards for a day, we will turn to the west and hike for 4 days through the pristine wilderness and end up at the Unesco world heritage site of Aassivisuit. Here we will have a rest day, with possibilities of fishing, small hiking excursions to see the cultural heritage at this site, or just relaxing and enjoying life! Together with a experienced Arctic Nature Guide, you will on this trek have a unique chance to experience the untouched nature of Greenland, but also ancient Unesco cultural heritage of the Inuits. In the evening of return we will be eating a better dinner, and hopefully finish with a party.        

Duration:
9days
Available:
Aug. - Sep.
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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:
90minutes
Available:
Feb. - Nov.
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Grand Sightseeing Adventure | Kangerlussuaq | West Greenland

Experience every aspect of Kangerlussuaq on this adventure taking place on land, sea and mountain tops. This tour is for you who would like to experience the very best of Kangerlussuaq’s specialties – this is an adventure for every explorer! You will from the ocean experience Kangerlussuaq fjord, traveling further out to experience the desert-like climate. This is a place sore for the eyes with the smell of the sea salt and fresh breezes. With only the noise of water splashing and birds flying above, makes this a truly amazing experience to soothe all your senses. You will be traveling out Kangerlussuaq fjord, where you will be able to see its massive magnificence. You and your fellow explorers will be continuing to Kelly Ville, a small settlement approximately 12 kilometers from the airport. Kelly Ville is also known as Sondrestrom Upper Atmospheric Research Facility. The research facility is run by the. International Center for Geospace studies and was constructed in 1983, with the American remains from the second World War. After you are done exploring Kelly Ville, the adventure will be followed with a drive to the top of Tacan Mountain, located south of Kangerlussuaq. Here you can enjoy a beautiful outlook over the landscape with a view to the saltwater lake, where the sun reflects perfectly across the water surface. Your journey continues to the Blackridge Mountain known for its many bird species nesting. After a short stop at the Blackridge, we will head down to the great Lake Ferguson. The lake used to be the source for freshwater to the airbase and town but has since been damaged when the Watson River flooded over in 2012. 1900 acres’ surface area is hard to miss and is definitely worth a visit. The tour can be combined with other destinations and can be chosen in the booking process. Join this trip back in time, all you have to do is put on your hiking boots and bring along your camera. Check out the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above and book your trip today.

Duration:
2.5hours
Available:
All year
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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:
2hours
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:
6hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Wildlife Hiking Safari | Kangerlussuaq

Join a hike into the vast and breathtaking landscape of Kangerlussuaq. As the rugged terrain homes the arctic wildlife, you don’t have to venture for long to spot or hear the many animals wandering the desert valleys and hillsides. Much in Greenland is worth exploring, but for wildlife it does not get better than this. Greenland covers an area of 2.184.700, making it the world biggest island. Approximately 8.000 square kilometers of that land, is Kangerlussuaq. The place of a massive size is a wonderland for every explorer. For hiking enthusiasts, this is the perfect playground not only to conquer mountain tops, but also to witness the arctic animals living in their natural habitat. We promise the breathtaking landscapes becomes even more magnificent when encountering wildlife. Scout for the birds above you and see if you can spot the great white tailed eagle, a huge bird that has a wingspan up to a little over 2 meters. Seeing this beauty gliding above you is a mesmerizing sight. On ground, you will come across arctic rabbits, foxes, and the larger mammal’s of caribou and musk ox. Many travel to Kangerlussuaq to witness the majestic musk ox, that thrives in these parts of Greenland. These giants can weigh up to 400 kilos and can be witnessed from a good distance, they are not dangerous. But these massive mammals will charge, if they feel threatened or you have entered their territory. Rest assured, this will not be a problem as you will be joined by an experienced guide who knows the signals and whereabouts of the musk ox. Tie your hiking boots and bring your camera for this adventure! Check out the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above and book your trip today.