Winter adventure in Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut

On the journey you will have the opportunity to experience:

Ice Sheet
Northern light
Dogsled
Culture

Clear blue skies, blinding white snow, packs of sled dogs, and the chance to watch the northern lights unfold in the night sky. These are some of the experiences awaiting you on a winter trip to Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut.

Kangerlussuaq at the Greenland Ice Sheet

You will spend the first two days in Kangerlussuaq. This white ice desert is an impressive experience, and the tour is led by an informative guide. 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 will spend the next five days. This picturesque town lies north of the Polar Circle. It is the northernmost town in Greenland to have an ice-free harbor throughout the winter season, and, at the same, it is the southernmost town to have sled dogs. With 5,500 inhabitants, Sisimiut is Greenland’s second largest town. Here you will meet Greenlanders running traditional businesses, including fishing and hunting, while young students study to become Arctic engineers.

Arctic winter

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

Dog sledding and northern lights

There are many ways to explore the 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 handicraft 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!

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

Day 1

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

Day 2

Kangerlussuaq on your own or possibly an excursion to the Ice Sheet and a northern lights tour (optional)

Day 3

Kangerlussuaq on your own or possibly an excursion to the Russell Glacier (optional)

Day 4

Flight to Sisimiut – info meeting and possibly sightseeing (optional)

Day 5

Sisimiut on your own or possibly a dog sled ride (optional)

Day 6

Explore Sisimiut on your own

Day 7

Sisimiut on your own or possibly a winter safari (optional)

Day 8

Flights from Sisimiut to Kangerlussuaq and Copenhagen

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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.

A wide range of arctic winter adventures

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

Flights and Transportation

Return flights Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq – Sisimiut with Air Greenland

Transfers

 

Flight schedule (local times)

Departure from Copenhagen: 10.45 AM.

Return flights arrive in Copenhagen 9:30 PM.

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

 

Accommodation

3 nights at Hotel Kangerlussuaq

4 nights at Hotel Sisimiut

 

Meals

Breakfast all days

Welcome dinner at Hotel Sisimiut (excl. drinks)

Food and beverages on board the Air Greenland flight Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq

 

Other

Welcome meetings in both towns*

All taxes and fees introduced to Greenland Travel up until the present day

Contribution to Travel Guarantee Fund

*Local tour guides are English speaking

Not included

Lunch

Dinner

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

Flights and Transportation

Return flights Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq – Sisimiut with Air Greenland

Transfers

 

Flight schedule (local times)

Departure from Copenhagen: 10.45 AM.

Return flights arrive in Copenhagen 9:30 PM.

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

 

Accommodation

3 nights at Hotel Kangerlussuaq

4 nights at Hotel Sisimiut

 

Meals

Breakfast all days

Welcome dinner at Hotel Sisimiut (excl. drinks)

Food and beverages on board the Air Greenland flight Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq

 

Other

Welcome meetings in both towns*

All taxes and fees introduced to Greenland Travel up until the present day

Contribution to Travel Guarantee Fund

*Local tour guides are English speaking

Not included

Lunch

Dinner

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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