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Freeze time as you look out over the vast ice formations of the Ice Sheet and hear the sound of ice cracking and perhaps breaking off if you witness the calving of the Russel Glacier.

Kangerlussuaq sightseeing is raw and beautiful at the same time – steeped in significance from the historical events of World War II and the Cold War.

The Tundra safari promises a sight unlike anything you see in Greenland, as the vegetation is unusually lush, with the possibility of seeing musk oxen, snow hares, reindeer and foxes. Finish the trip with a flourish; and let the Greenlandic dogs pull you on a dog sled ride.

Travel time: March, April, May

(Can be booked as an Easter trip)

Price per person. FRA:

    • Shared Double Room FROM DKK 11.695
    • Single room FROM DKK 13.695.-

(Contact us for price from Copenhagen)

The journey includes:

  • Flight from Nuuk to Kangerlussuaq (Return)
  • All taxes and fees
  • Accommodation at Polar Lodge or Old Camp, in a shared double room
  • Breakfast
  • Info meeting on arrival
  • Friday: 2 courses in Restaurant MUSKOX
  • Saturday: 2 courses in Restaurant Roklubben
  • Sunday: Greenlandic buffet in Restaurant Roklubben
  • I experience:
  • Sightseeing
  • Tundra Safari
  • Inland ice 660
  • Russell Glaciers
  • 2 Hour Dog Sled Adventure
  • Full board throughout your stay

For me, this is something you have to experience! Imagine standing in the middle of Greenland – turning around and taking in the sight of the ice sheet stretching further than you can imagine. – Elise, Travel By Heart.

Accommodation in Kangerlussuaq

With accommodation at either Polar Lodge or Old Camp, you have quick access to the airport. From here it’s easy to explore the local wildlife, hike in the area or visit the nearby ice cap.

Dog sledding – nature, dogs and teamwork – speed and calm at the same time.

In Kangerlussuaq, the conditions for dog sledding are particularly good as the ride takes place on the frosty snow and flat ground, which makes for a more even terrain.

From our travelers, we hear that a dog sledding tour is always an unforgettable experience that seems to encapsulate the essence of Greenland with its wild and majestic landscape you get to drive through. The tour offers a mix of excitement and humility, as it is special to experience the incredible endurance of the sled dogs, their way of working together, and the interplay between dogs and musher.

For the trip, you will be provided with warm leather clothing and good boots with adequate insulation to withstand the cold. Along the way, the driver will explain how to control and care for the dogs.

Sightseeing Kangerlussuaq, historical roots and the Greenlandic sled dog.

On a guided drive, you’ll experience Kangerlussuaq’s distinctive character, learn about the life of the locals and the region’s role in world history. You’ll hear about the role the area played during World War II and later during the Cold War.
You’ll pass viewpoints of the fjord, visit Kelly Ville – a research station, and see the old base area.
Last but not least, get up close to the Greenlandic sled dog with a visit to the village dog kennel.

Tundra safari – flora, rivers and wildlife.

Is anything moving? Instinctively watch out for musk oxen, snow hares, reindeer and foxes from the windows of the Arctic-adapted buses as you travel through the beautiful tundra landscape of the most extensive ice-free area in Greenland.
Kangerlussuaq is known for having one of the longest ice-free periods in Greenland, making it an important habitat for various animal species, supporting a relatively rich flora compared to other regions in Greenland.
Out here there are rocky outcrops, valleys, rivers, and you want to reach out, touch, even that which is far away, yet seems so close because the clear air allows you to see further than your eyes are used to.

The guide will bring binoculars to spot animals along the way. On the tour there will be an opportunity to “stretch your legs”, enjoy the silence and the view.

The Russel Glacier – and icebergs being born.

It “feels wild” to stand in front of a giant wall of ice stretching up to the sky, listening to the jarring sound of ice moving, and maybe even witnessing one of the moments of ice calving – a natural phenomenon where large blocks of ice break off and crash into the water with a bang.
The Russel Glacier is one of the most impressive natural sceneries you can experience in Greenland. Its ice walls rise majestically, in some places up to 60 meters in height.

The 1.5-hour drive in a four-wheel drive tundra bus to reach the glacier is an experience in itself, crossing the Arctic landscape with the chance to see wildlife such as musk oxen and reindeer.

Ice sheet point 660 – ice as far as the eye can see.

Imagine a view of endless white. The horizon meets a panorama of ice and snow – this is the realm of silence, interrupted only by the sound of your own breathing and the crunch of snow underfoot.
Point 660 is known as a starting point for hiking on the Inland Ice, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area covers 80% of Greenland’s surface and the ice at point 660 is thousands of years old. The landscape is constantly changing with ice, it moves and continuously creates new shapes in the terrain.
Kangerlussuaq is the only place in Greenland where you can drive to the ice sheet, and it’s a beautiful drive through the magnificent landscape, with views of mountains, valleys and rivers.

A hiking route awaits you once you’ve parked your car, and walking by the ice, sometimes in hilly terrain, is something special. For some, this will require hiking poles and possibly adding studded sole/skid protection under the boots. Ask before your trip

Every day, the landscape is transformed by thousands of years of ice. But, standing here, time seems to stand still. It freezes. Figuratively speaking. You feel how small you are, and at the same time; that you are part of something bigger.

– Emilie, photographer at Travel by Heart.

The trip can be customized according to your personal wishes. Contact us for a travel quote.

Note / the fine print:

Please note that all our trips are subject to change, typing errors – and that changes in prices, taxes and fees may occur.