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 and book your winter adventure now!
Welcome to Greenland
Arrival to Kangerlussuaq, welcome to the Arctic. After you’ve checked in to your hotel the adventure begins, you’ll be going to the ice sheet by car. You might even see some caribou and musk ox on the way, as this area has some of the largest populations in Greenland! You might also see hares and even polar foxes. Because of the 4 hour difference between Greenland and Denmark, you might want to hit the bed early, but if you don’t keep a lookout for the northern lights!
Arrival to the second largest city in Greenland, Sisimiut. After you’ve been driven to the hotel and checked in, there’ll be a tour by bus through the city and a visit to a local shop.
The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore the city on your own, you could for example visit the museum or the market where the hunters sell their catch of the day. When it’s getting dark remember to look up, you might just see the northern lights.
Dogsledding is a classic way to experience the Arctic, this is a form of transport that has been, and still is, used a lot by the hunters and fishermen. You’ll get 2 unforgettable hours with the arctic dogs and you’ll feel free and wonderful in the snow covered wilderness. The appropriate pace gives you time to take it all in, both the surroundings and the sound of the dogs. The tour can be lengthened by request.
Sisimiut is a hotspot for snowmobile tours because of the easily accessible backcountry that offers some amazing rides. The tour to the backcountry has a duration of about 2 hours with a couple of stops where you can enjoy the exquisite view. There will also be a 1 hour briefing before the tour begins.
Enjoy the breathtaking landscape which is characterized by the snow covered mountains that surrounds Sisimiut. Sense how rough nature can be and at the same time feel how great it is to be in the wilderness.
On this winter safari, you’ll experience and feel what nature has to give while you’re sitting comfortably in a sled pulled by a snowmobile. Here in the backcountry the snowmobiles and dogsled drives can be found in plenty as well as many skiiers. On the way back we'll stop on a plateau with a view over the city and the Davis Strait, you won’t want to miss taking a few beautiful photos!
You’ll finish the day with a delicious Greenlandic buffet at the Restaurant Nasaasaaq.
- Flight from Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut and back
- Accommodation incl. breakfast - 4 nights ( 1 Night in Kangerlussuaq and 3 nights in Sisimiut)
- Tour to Greenland ice sheet
- City sightseeing in Sisimiut
- Winter safari with snowmobile and sled
- Greenlandic buffet at Restaurant Nasaasaq
- Free use of skiis, snowshoes and sauna
- All taxes
- 24/7 emergency service
- International flights
- Single Traveler supplement mandatory if travelling alone
What to bring
- Warm winter wear. Ideally, you should dress in layers: at least one thermal underwear layer (top and bottom), activity layer (e.g. hiking pants and shirt), and insulation layer (e.g. fleece or down jacket). The outer layer must be proper winter gear which typically has lots of insulation and is windproof. Think ski jacket and pants if you come from a warmer climate.
- Warm hat, thick windproof gloves, buff or scarf
- Insulated winter boots
- Sunglasses and sunscreen - snow is very bright and even the winter sun can cause sunburn
- Camera with extra batteries (the cold drains the batteries faster)
- Day pack
- Water bottle
- The base price is for a double room, if you're travelling alone it's mandatory to book the single supplement.
- The itinerary is subject to change according to weather conditions.
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.
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