Dogsled ride for the adventurous!
Ever dreamt of going dogsledding in Greenland? Fulfill 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 seems never-ending. The white surface is covered with a topping of fresh snow, and the sun shines from a cloudless blue sky. The frost bites your 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. The speed pushes you back – so lean back and enjoy the ride.
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 get to stand on the infamous Ice Cap. This white ice desert is an impressive experience and the tour is led by an informative guide. Large herds 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 allows you to fully explore the Greenlandic winter and the 1000-year-old tradition. Let your adventure be inspired by the world-famous explorer Knud Rasmussen.
Release your inner adventurer and participate on this sled trip during which you will experience 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 town life and cultural offerings in Ilulissat.
The winter temperature in Greenland is between 30 and 5 degrees below zero (centigrade), so prepare yourself for a visit to this unique white world where nature sets the agenda!
- 2 days dogsledding at the UNESCO listed Ilulissat Ice Fjord
- 2 days by the Ice Cap 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 by day
DAY 1: Copenhagen-Kangerlussuaq - accommodation, welcome meeting, sightseeing and Tundra Tour (optional)
We fly with Air Greenland from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq. Ahead awaits a 4.5-hour flight and an 8-day winter adventure. A guide from our local tour office World of Greenland Arctic Circle will welcome you upon arrival and assist you with the check-in at the Polar Lodge. Polar Lodge is located only a stone's throw from the airport and offers relaxed accommodation with kitchen facilities, a ‘living room’ and a souvenir shop.
From the lodge, you enjoy 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 about 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 US air base. Today, the former air base is Greenland's main airport. The guide will share exciting stories about the origins of the base – from the Second World War to the Cold War – and its transformation 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 encounter the great Greenlandic nature. We will drive to the harbour to enjoy views of the beautiful fjord. The drive also takes us by Kellyville, a small research settlement, 12 kilometres from the airport and through the old base area. We will also visit the local kennel where you will get better acquainted with Greenlandic sled dogs. The scenic drive offers ample opportunity to take in the stunning nature.
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-day sled ride to "the Dead Glacier"
- DAY 5: Heading back to the comfort of the hotel
- DAY 6: Explore Ilulissat on your own
- DAY 7: Explore Ilulissat on your own - (hike and boat trip on the Ice Fjord)
- DAY 8: Ilulissat-Kangerlussuaq-Copenhagen