Greenland in autumn colours and northern lights in Kangerlussuaq and Ilulissat
Greenland is incredibly beautiful, no matter which season you choose to visit. The autumn is calm and peaceful after a short, hectic summer, so you will have it more or less to yourself – together with the locals of course.
The autumn is also a time when nature likes to reveal all its different sides – from stunning sunny days dressing the mountains in shades of golden brown, a must-see, to violent autumn storms that mesmerize you with their harsh beauty, but also demand proper clothing.
Northern lights in Greenland
Autumn brings black skies at night, and the quite incredible natural phenomenon of northern lights. On a cloudless night you just have to get out there and look upwards. Greenland does not have the same interfering electric lights as Europe, and this combined with low humidity, which gives a crystal clear air, means that a myriad of stars and a stunning, clear Milky Way can be seen far above.
The Greenland Ice Sheet welcomes you in Kangerlussuaq
Kangerlussuaq airport is the gateway to Greenland and the first stop on this trip. The hinterland is home to stunning scenery where the enormous Ice Cap dominates the landscape. A trip to the Ice Cap is therefore an absolute must and a great opportunity for spotting musk oxen and reindeer. The next stop on the trip is Ilulissat, famous far and wide for its Ice Fjord with the biggest and the most icebergs in all of Greenland.