Dog sled ride for the adventurous!
Ever dreamt about dogsledding in Greenland? Fulfil your dream on this 8 day trip to Kangerlussuaq and Ilulissat with 2 days out on the dogsled.
The silence is overwhelming, and the horizon never seems to end. The white surface is covered with a new topping of snow and the sun shines from a cloudless blue sky. The frost bites the cheeks and the dogs are eager to get going. The air is full of expectation. On the command of the driver the sled takes off. You are being pushed back. The speed surprises you as well as the significant smell from the dogs…
The Ice Cap welcomes you to Greenland
You will spend the first two days in Kangerlussuaq, which is the only place in Greenland where you can both see and stand on the infamous Ice Cap. This white ice desert is an impressive experience and the tour is led by an informative guide. Large flocks of musk oxen and reindeer are another typical feature of the Kangerlussuaquan landscape, and if you are lucky you might get to see some of these Arctic animals in their natural habitat.
Ilulissat – town of sled dogs
Ilulissat is Greenland’s largest dogsled district which – inspired by the world famous explorer Knud Rasmussen – to its fullest explore the Greenlandic winter and the 1000 year old tradition.
Release your inner adventurer and participate on this sled trip experiencing the best of Ilulissat in winter time. The two day sled trip will give you lots of highlights of some of the most striking experiences in the grand nature full of snow, ice, silence and the magical northern lights combined with Ilulissat’s town and cultural life.
The winter temperature in Greenland is between 30 and 5 minus degrees so we welcome you to this unique white world where the nature sets the agenda!
- 2 days dogsledding at the UNESCO site Ilulissat Icefiord
- 2 days by the Inland Ice in Kangerlussuaq
- 3 days in Ilulissat, home of the Icebergs
“Big Arctic Five” - attractions
You can experience “Big Arctic Five” these attractions on this tour - Read more
- WHALESSummer & Spring
- dog sledgeDecember to April
- IceAll year
- Northern lightsOctober - March
- CultureAll year
Itinerary - day for day
DAY 1: Copenhagen-Kangerlussuaq - accommodation, welcome meeting, sightseeing and Tundra Tour (optional)
We fly with Air Greenland from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq. Ahead lies an approximately 4 hour flight and an 8 day winter adventure. A guide from our local tour office World of Greenland Arctic Circle welcomes you upon arrival and assists you with the check in at Polar Lodge. Polar Lodge is a stone's throw from the airport and is a relaxed accommodation with kitchen facilities, a ‘living room’ and souvenir shop.
From the lodge there is a direct view of both aircrafts and maybe a little hare hiding in the gray-brown rocks. The crackling sound in the snow echoes in the silence and automatically makes you forget the everyday life.
At the following information meeting the guide will give you practical advice about the area and the optional excursions. It is now time to experience Kangerlussuaq on a guided sightseeing tour:
Sightseeing in Kangerlussuaq (included)
Kangerlussuaq is a former American air base, but today it is the main airport of Greenland. The guide will share exciting stories, starting from the origins of the base, from the Second World War to the Cold War, into a modern international airport.
The area around Kangerlussuaq has Greenland's longest road and here we will experience and see several interesting places and meet the great Greenlandic nature. We drive to the harbour to enjoy views of the beautiful fjord. We drive past Kellyville, a small town for science, 12km from the airport and tour the old base area. We will also visit the village kennel where we'll get better acquainted with Greenlandic sled dogs. We'll have ample opportunity to take in the stunning nature during the scenic drive.
Tundra and wildlife tour (optional - only in april)
Kangerlusssuaq has incredibly beautiful nature and is home to the massive musk ox. We will drive through the stunning tundra landscape in our 4WD truck and the guide will fill us in on the various wildlife in this area. Maybe we'll get the chance to spot musk oxen and learn more about these incredible creatures.
The musk ox lives wildly in the area around Kangerlussuaq. Whether we can come close to musk oxen, or simply look at them from a distance, is not predictable. But the guide always brings binoculars, so there is a very good chance of seeing these amazing animals and other wildlife in the area. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to explore the stunning nature and wildlife around Kangerlussuaq.
- DAY 2: Kangerlussuaq on your own (Ice Cap Point 660 and northern lights)
- DAY 3: Flight to Ilulissat, welcome meeting (guided town tour)
- DAY 4: Two days sledge-ride to "The dead glacier"
- DAY 5: Heading backwards to the comfort at the hotel
- DAY 6: On your own in Ilulissat
- DAY 7: On your own in Ilulissat - (hike and Icefiord sailing)
- DAY 8: Ilulissat-Kangerlussuaq-Copenhagen