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Dog sledding and northern lights at the ice cap in Greenland

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  • Destination Greenland
  • Travel Category Short Break
  • Departure from Copenhagen
  • Duration 5 days
  • Price pr. person from 875 EUR
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Dog sledding and northern lights at the ice cap in Greenland

Enjoy and explore northern lights, dogsledding and the Ice Cap in Greenland! Grab a few extra days off and jump on the plane to Kangerlussuaq in Greenland - only a four-hour flight from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark.

In the area around Kangerlussuaq, you will find a lot of amazing experiences: The puffy musk oxen, the world’s longest fjord, lots of sled dogs and the breath-taking mountains. Step onto the Ice Cap - and look forward to an evening where northern lights dance in the sky (until March).

This is the perfect winter break!

"I am still so happy about my participation on this tour. I had an unforgettable experience, and it became one of the best chapters of my life. Every day I am telling people about this fantastic tour to Greenland." M. Akale
Dog sledding and northern lights at the ice cap in Greenland

Itinerary

The itinerary of this trip includes a variety of excursions which will take you to the most popular sights in the area of Kangerlussuaq. Everybody can participate in the given activities. If you would like to see the Northern Lights, you should not travel later than end of March.

  • Day 1 Flight Copenhagen - Kangerlussuaq, welcome meeting and sightseeing

    You fly from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq with Air Greenland, giving you 4 hours to prepare for your Greenland adventure. As the aircraft approaches Greenland, the sight of Nunataks and the enormous icy desert indicate what you have in store.

    Kangerlussuaq welcomes you with a blast of fresh coldness. A guide from our local tour office World of Greenland - Arctic Circle will meet you upon arrival and help you to check in at either the cozy and newly renovated Polar Lodge, located less than 100 meters from the airport complex or Old Camp located in the old officers barrakcs located with a wonderful view of Kangerlussuaq.

    After check-in, the guide arranges an information meeting where you will get further information about the exciting Kangerlussuaq area and its many excursion options. It is now time to experience the old American airbase on a guided tour by bus giving you insight into the area's fascinating history and nature.    

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    info Kangerlussuaq is beautifully situated between soft hills and close to the Ice Cap. It is the only place in Greenland where you can experience both reindeer and musk oxen.
  • Day 2 Explore Kangerlussuaq on your own or join excursions - maybe Ice Cap Point 660

    The area around Kangerlussuaq is the only inhabited place in Greenland’s inland. The climate is continental with very stable weather conditions. Orginally, this was also the main reason the Americans chose this place for their base. If you go for a walk in the area, there are still remnants to see from that time.

    The next days, you are on your own to do what you want. We recommend a trip to the Ice Cap Point 660, which gives you a unique opportunity to stand on top of ice that is many, many feet thick and very old!    

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    info We recommend a trip to the Ice Cap Point 660, which gives you a unique opportunity to stand on top of ice that is many, many feet thick and very old!
  • Day 3 Explore Kangerlussuaq on your own or join excursions – maybe dogsledding and tundra safari

    Another day with many opportunities. We highly recommend a two-hour dogsled trip. A dogsled trip across the frozen fjord is a wonderful and unique experience. Find the balance, sit back and enjoy nature and fresh air, wearing warm sealskin clothing - and always keep your camera at hand.

    You can also go on a tundra and wildlife tour. Kangerlusssuaq has incredibly beautiful nature and is home to the massive musk oxen. We will drive through the stunning tundra landscape in our four-wheel driven truck, and the guide will fill us in on the varied wildlife in this area. Maybe we will get the chance to spot musk oxen and learn more about these incredible creatures.

    The musk ox lives wildly in the area around Kangerlussuaq. It is impossible to predict whether we can get close to musk oxen or simply look at them from a distance. But the guide always brings binoculars, so there is a very good chance of seeing these amazing animals and other wildlife in the area. Do not miss out on this exciting opportunity to explore the stunning nature and wildlife around Kangerlussuaq.

    If you travel in the season for northern lights, you must embrace the opportunity to witness this phenomenon. Kangerlussuaq is one of the best places to see northern lights in Greenland because of a very stable climate. We drive away from the base into the dark night and await the stunning sight of nature's own light show. To see the fluttering curtain of light in various shades of green is an unforgettable sight and will give you an even heavier luggage of grand impressions.  

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    info The dog sledge is one of the strongest icons of Greenland, and the experience cannot be explained – you have to try it!
  • Day 4 Explore Kangerlussuaq on your own or join excursions – maybe the Russell Glacier

    Many participants over the years have had great experiences at the Russell Glacier. On a tour to the Russell Glacier, you get to experience the spectacular Russell Glacier, which is an impressive sight with its vertical wall of ice rising up to 60 metres. You may also be lucky enough to spot musk oxen, reindeer or even a hare roaming in the hills.    

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    info Russell Glacier is an impressive sight with its vertical wall of ice rising up to 60 metres.
  • Day 5 Return to Denmark

    Your Greenland adventure has come to an end – for now at least. The Airbus is waiting to take you back to Copenhagen with arrival 4-4.5 hours later.   

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    info Today, Kangerlussuaq is Greenland's most essential airport. The history of the town is interesting, beginning during World War II, through the cold war and developing into a modern international airport.

Dates & prices

Departure Accommodation Guaranteed departure Price pr. person Availability
30-03-2017 Sold out
03-04-2017 Sold out
06-04-2017 Sold out
20-04-2017 Double room, Polar Lodge Guaranteed departure 875 EUR 8 Rooms Book tour
20-04-2017 Single room, Polar Lodge Guaranteed departure 1.015 EUR 5 Rooms Book tour
24-04-2017 Double room, Old Camp Guaranteed departure 890 EUR 5 Rooms Book tour
24-04-2017 Single room, Old Camp Guaranteed departure 1.040 EUR 5 Rooms Book tour
More info about accommodation
Info Departure from Copenhagen 11.00 AM on Thursdays and arrival back in Copenhagen on Mondays at 08:00 PM
OR
Departure from Copenhagen 09.15 AM on Mondays and arrival back in Copenhagen on Fridays at 08:00 PM
Please note that the airline can change departure times. All times are local times.

Excursion packages and add ons

Excursion Package

Excursion Package
Period: March 31 - April 2017

Our excursion packages consist of the most popular excursions and are adapted to the day program of your trip. We recommend that you book the package when you book your trip. By booking later, a handling fee of EUR 30 will be added and the package might be sold out.

  • Excursion to the ice cap with bus, point 660 (5 hours)
  • Excursion to the ice cap with bus, Russell Glacier (4 hours)
  • Tundrasafari in 4WD/bus (1,5 hours)
Price pr. adult 205 EUR
Price pr. child (2-11) 130 EUR

Included in tour

Included

  • fly
    Flights and Transportation

    Return flight Copenhagen - Kangerlussuaq with Air Greenland

  • overnatning
    Accommodation

    4 nights at Polar Lodge or Old Camp with shared bath/toilet

    More info about accommodation
  • måltider
    Meals

    Breakfast
    Food and beverages on board the Air Greenland flight Kopenhagen - Kangerlussuaq

  • andet
    Other

    Welcome meeting*
    Sightseeing
    Towels and bedlinen at hostels
    All taxes

    *Local tour guides are english speaking

Not included

Lunch and dinner
Travel Insurance

Full board package
(is ordered at the welcome meeting after arrival)

Adult EUR 160 / per person
Child EUR 115 / per person

3 x lunch (lunch package/sandwich - handy for the excursions
4 x dinner in Restaurant Rowing Club including one night with Greenlandic buffet on the weekend trips
The restaurant is located approx. 4 kilometers outside Kangerlussuaq next to a lake.
Transport to/from the restaurant is also included.

4-hours dogsledding
In the excursion package, we have included a two hour trip. It is possible for you to extend this to a four hour trip upon arrival. this is subject to weather, wind and availability but neither should be a problem on these trips.

 

Practical information

Flight times:
Departure from Copenhagen 11.00 AM on Thursdays and arrival back in Copenhagen on Mondays at 08:00 PM - OR:
Departure from Copenhagen 09.15 AM on Mondays and arrival back in Copenhagen on Fridays at 08:00 PM
Please note that the airline can change departure times. All times are local times.

Luggage allowance:
20 kg of checked baggage
8 kg of cabin baggage (max. dimensions of cabin baggage: 55 x 40 x 23 cm).

Guaranteed
departure
On selected departures
  • Contact your Travel Specialist

    Peter Simonsen

    Peter has lived in Greenland and further had his own incoming agency in Ilulissat. Peter has been all around the country and you can be sure to get an answer to every kind of request relating to the country.

  • Packing list for this tour

    The right clothing is essential when travelling in the Arctic. Before you pack your bags, take a look at our packing list. Please do not hesitate to ask us for advice.

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