The Ice Sheet at Kangerlussuaq
To the vast majority of travelers, Kangerlussuaq Airport is the gateway to Greenland, and here you can easily get to the ice sheet on good excursions to the ice in large 4×4 off-road vehicles.
The ice sheet is approximately 25-37 kilometers away from Kangerlussuaq, and you can get there on two different trips. Both trips last approximately four hours and on one trip you reach the actual Ice Sheet, where you are allowed to walk around in a safe area. The other trip goes to Russell Glacier, and here you experience a 60-meter high wall of ice and see how the ice glides onto the surrounding landscape.
Both tours give you completely unique photo opportunities and are also available in longer versions where you get to do a barbecue. You can also rent mountain bikes and cycle to the Ice Sheet, but this is not an easy bike ride. The road to the ice is bad, and the terrain is hilly so you would have to spend many hours on this project. However, if you’re up for it, it’s great, and if you’re sporty, it’s worth considering. You can also try to stay overnight on the ice sheet! You do this in a tent camp that is placed well and securely on the ice. It is a very special experience because you also get to walk to places where others rarely go.