You fly from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq with Air Greenland. Sit back, relax and enjoy the fine service on board. As you get closer to Greenland, your attention will fall on the Nunatak (peaks which emerge from the ice sheet) and the great ice cap.
After 4,5 hrs. of flight time the plane lands in Kangerlussuaq, which welcomes you with a fresh cold breeze. A local guide from our local excursion office will greet and assist you with the check-in at Hotel Kangerlussuaq, conveniently located in the same building as the arrival terminal.
The check-in is followed by the welcome meeting. At the meeting you will receive practical information about Kangerlussuaq, the area and the excursions. Once the practicalities are in place, it is time to experience Kangerlussuaq on a guided tour by bus, which gives you a great impression of the fascinating history and nature of the area.
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.
We recommend dining in at the restaurant Roklubben. Roklubben serves the most delicious meals in Kangerlussuaq and around, and it is beautifully located at Lake Ferguson, about 3 miles outside of Kangerlussuaq. For many years it has welcomed both tourists and locals. The restaurant has a laid-back atmosphere and lets you taste the best of the Greenlandic cuisine. Transportation to and from Roklubben is by bus from Kangerlussuaq. The bus is free of charge.
If you manage to stay awake the first night (remember the time differences), we suggest you to let your eyes wander towards the sky when the darkness falls. The guide usually knows when the northern lights shines the brightest at night and is happy to inform you about these times at your welcome meeting.