Zoom in on snow and ice
You will never forget the first time you breathe the crisp frosty air the moment you step off the plane in Kangerlussuaq. It is a unique experience that is reinforced by the sight of the snow-covered rocky landscape – this is a new sensation, which will blow you away.
The ideal months for a winter vacation in Greenland are from late January to early May. The cold is inevitable at these latitudes. Temperatures range from approx. 5-30 degrees below zero, but because of the dry air, the coldness does not feel so penetrating. Another appealing feature of winter is the northern lights – lie down in the snow, listen to the silence, and enjoy the greenish hue of the northern lights.
Kangerlussuaq is the gateway to Greenland. The hinterland hides a fantastic nature where the vast Ice Cap with its own life, sounds and cold is impossible to ignore. If you are looking for a trip that combines winter, great nature and culture, you have chosen the right one. And if you are also looking for a trip that provides you with an infinite amount of motifs to be captured by your camera, Ilulissat is guaranteed to give you full value for your money. Here are ample opportunity to focus on icebergs, the fascinating Ice Fjord and thousands of sled dogs.
C. Olesen, traveller February 2013
Participated in this tour in February 2013 - his first visit in Greenland.
"Everything went fine: Booking, information, choice of accommodations and excursions. I experienced the things that I expected, and still there was time to also explore the cities a little on our own. I would also give a great credit to the friendly, dedicated and helpful guides. In the hotels I experienced also only smiling, nice and helpful people. "
- Dogsled, northern lights and icebergs
- The Ice Cap in Kangerlussuaq
- UNESCO World Heritage: Ilulissat Icefiord
“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 and welcome meeting (Ice Cap Point 660)
We fly with Air Greenland from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq. Ahead awaits 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 located just a stone's throw from the airport and offers relaxed accommodation with kitchen facilities, a ‘living room’ and a 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 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 at your own pace and get ideas to what tomorrow should offer.
If you have purchased the Excursion Package, it is time for a guided tour to the Ice Cap Point 660:
Ice Cap Point 660 (optional)
Powerful four-wheel driven vehicles will take us through an incredibly beautiful landscape, through mountains, plains and semi-desert valleys. Near the Ice Cap, we will drive through the fantastic moraine landscape.
At the end of the road, we walk to the Ice Cap and onto the vast ice sheet. We spend some time exploring this world of ice before returning to our vehicles. There are good chances of spotting reindeer, musk oxen and, depending on the season, many species of birds and flowers.
- DAY 2: Kangerlussuaq on your own (Dogsledding and northern lights/tundra tour)
- DAY 3: Kangerlussuaq-Ilulissat - accommodation, welcome meeting (guided tour of the town)
- DAY 4: Exploring Ilulissat on your own (sailing among icebergs)
- DAY 5: Explore Ilulissat on your own (hike to Sermermiut)
- DAY 6: Explore Ilulissat on your own
- DAY 7: Explore Ilulissat on your own – experience the town
- DAY 8: Ilulissat-Kangerlussuaq-Copenhagen