Winter adventure north of the Arctic Circle

On the journey you will have the opportunity to experience:

Ice Sheet
Northern light
Dogsled
Culture

 

Number of participants: 8-10 people

Clear blue skies, piercing white snow, packs of sled dogs, and a chance to watch the northern lights unfold in the night sky. This tour gives you a multitude of possibilities to create an amazing Arctic winter adventure!

Kangerlussuaq at the Greenland Ice Sheet

You spend the first two days in Kangerlussuaq. Situated in a white ice desert your experience of Arctic winter will be impressive. Free roaming musk oxen and reindeer are other typical features of the landscape, and if you are lucky, you might get to see some of these Arctic animals in their natural habitat.

Arctic Adventure in Sisimiut

The journey continues to Sisimiut, where you spend the next five days. This picturesque town lies just inside the Polar Circle. It is the northernmost town in Greenland to have an ice-free harbor throughout the winter season, and, at the same time, it is the southernmost town to have sled dogs. With 5,500 inhabitants, Sisimiut is Greenland’s second largest town and boasts an interesting mix of businesses, including fishing and hunting using dog sleds, while young people study to become Arctic engineers.

Arctic winter

There is no shortage of fine, clean snow here during winter. In February and March, you can experience a proper Arctic winter in Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut with average temperatures dropping to around minus 15 celsius. During cold spells, the temperature might drop as far as minus 30-40C. Fortunately, it never feels as cold as it sounds, thanks to low humidity, bright sun, and clear blue skies.

Dog sledding and northern lights

There are many ways to explore winter-clad Sisimiut, and you have an abundance of opportunities to try dog sledding, hikes, cross-country, and alpine skiing, boat trips, museum visits, and watching local artists at work. And when the day is over, sit in the hot tubs of the hotel and turn your gaze upwards to marvel at the magic of the northern lights unfolding in the sky. A real Greenlandic winter adventure!

 

Highlights

  • A funfilled winter activity holiday
  • Drive through the tundra and walk ON the Inland Ice Cap.
  • Marvel at the Northern Lights
  • Don’t miss a trip to the impressive Russell Glacier
  • Enjoy an authentic dog sledding trip
  • Experience local life and the colourful houses of Ilulissat.

 

Included

  • Return flights Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq – Sisimiut with Air Greenland
  • Transfers
  • 3 nights at Hotel Kangerlussuaq
  • 4 nights at Hotel Sisimiut
  • Breakfast all days
  • Welcome dinner at Hotel Sisimiut (excl. drinks)
  • Food and beverages on board the Air Greenland flight Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq
  • Welcome meetings in both towns*
  • All flight/transportation taxes and fees known to Greenland Travel at the time of publishing.
  • Contribution to Travel Guarantee Fund
  • 20 kg of checked baggage and 8 kg of cabin baggage

*Local tour guides are English speaking

Price per person in double room from

1.850 EUR


Tour no: 7050
Jan - Apr
8 days
Depature from Copenhagen
Guaranteed departure
Overview

Day 1

Arrival in Kangerlussuaq - welcome meeting and sightseeing tour (optional)

Day 2

Day free at leisure in Kangerlussuaq. Why not join an excursion to the Ice Sheet and an evening northern lights tour (both optional)

Day 3

Free time in Kangerlussuaq or you can join an excursion to Russell Glacier (optional)

Day 4

Flight to Sisimiut – info meeting and sightseeing (optional)

Day 5

Day in Sisimiut. You may wish to go on a dog sled ride (optional)

Day 6

Explore Sisimiut on your own

Day 7

Day at leisure. You may wish to join a winter safari (optional)

Day 8

Flight from Sisimiut to Kangerlussuaq and further on to Copenhagen

See the day program

Excursions & additional

Here you can read more about the exciting excursions and excursion packages we offer in connection with this journey. Choose and book your excursions and excursion packages as well as possible additional purchases, when you book your journey.

Photographer: Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

A wide range of arctic winter adventures

Price per person from
580 EUR

This excursion package contains a wide range of great and exciting experiences on your journey:

•  Sightseeing in Kangerlussuaq (1½ hours)

  Excursion to the Greenland Ice Sheet, Point 660 (5 hours)

  Excursion to the Greenland Ice Sheet, Russell Glacier (4 hours)

  Northern Lights tour in Kangerlussuaq (2 hours)

  Sightseeing in Sisimiut (2 hours)

  Dog sledding in Sisimiut, two persons per sled (excl. rental of clothes and boots) (2 hours)

  Winter Mountain Safari in Sisimiut in snowmobile sleigh (1 hour)

Good to know

Our excursion packages consist of the most popular excursions and are adapted to the day program of your trip. We recommend that you book the package when you book your trip. By booking later, a handling fee of EUR 30 will be added to the price, and the package may be sold out.

Practical info

Flight schedule (local times)

Departure from Copenhagen: 09:00 AM.

Return flights arrive in Copenhagen 08:00 PM.

Please note that departure times are subject to change by the airline.

Not included

Lunch

Dinner

Excursions (we recommend you pre-book the Excursion Package)

Travel Insurance

 

Practical information

Find the packing list for your trip here.

 

Baggage included

20 kilos of checked baggage and 8 kilos of cabin baggage (max. dimensions of cabin baggage: 55 x 40 x 23 cm).

 

Travelers with reduced mobility and wheelchair users

Unfortunately, this trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility and wheelchair users. Greenland Travel’s difficulty level advise on the excursions are intended for travelers who are not disabled. Of course, we are happy to provide you with information on the suitability of the trip, taking into account the needs you have. Please note that if you choose this trip based on a conversation with Greenland Travel, it is on your responsibility, as we do not have medical competence for advice.

 

Book online and save a handling fee of 30 Euro.

See practical information

Flight schedule (local times)

Departure from Copenhagen: 09:00 AM.

Return flights arrive in Copenhagen 08:00 PM.

Please note that departure times are subject to change by the airline.

Not included

Lunch

Dinner

Excursions (we recommend you pre-book the Excursion Package)

Travel Insurance

 

Practical information

Find the packing list for your trip here.

 

Baggage included

20 kilos of checked baggage and 8 kilos of cabin baggage (max. dimensions of cabin baggage: 55 x 40 x 23 cm).

 

Travelers with reduced mobility and wheelchair users

Unfortunately, this trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility and wheelchair users. Greenland Travel’s difficulty level advise on the excursions are intended for travelers who are not disabled. Of course, we are happy to provide you with information on the suitability of the trip, taking into account the needs you have. Please note that if you choose this trip based on a conversation with Greenland Travel, it is on your responsibility, as we do not have medical competence for advice.

 

Book online and save a handling fee of 30 Euro.

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