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Land In The Icy Wonderland Of Kangerlussuaq From Copenhagen (For Non-Cruise Travellers)

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Copenhagen, Kangerlussuaq

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Land in the Icy Wonderland of Kangerlussuaq from Copenhagen (For Non-Cruise Travellers)

Greenland's Ice Cap


Approach the inland ice cap and its vast tundra fields easily from Kangerlussuaq after crossing over to Greenland from Denmark by catching the flight from Copenhagen. Throughout this tour, you can freely explore Kangerlussuaq, or join optional activities at a surcharge to explore the magical nature.

DAY 01

Arrive at Kangerlussuaq & Sightseeing Excursion

  • Depart from Copenhagen in the morning, arriving in Kangerlussuaq after 4 hours and 30 minutes flight with Air Greenland. 

  • Welcome to Kangerlussuaq! If you have booked optional activities with the tour operator, a local tour guide will wait for you at the airport and hold an information card. Meet the guide you and get the brief about the starting time, pick-up information and related knowledge of travelling in Greenland. If you didn’t book any optional activities, don’t worry, you can easily check-in at Hotel Kangerlussuaq and explore the settlement yourself.

  • In the afternoon,  explore Kangerlussuaq by yourself or join the optional sightseeing excursion.

Optional Activities: Sightseeing Kangerlussuaq – 2 hours, Difficulty 1 http://instant-tour/knock-on-the-gateway-of-greenland-34806

  • Do some Sightseeing in Kangerlussuaq will introduce you to the history of Kangerlussuaq and give you a glimpse of the surrounding countryside which you will be able to travel into in the next few days.

DAY 02

Russell Glacier

  • Walk around the small settlement on your own. Alternatively, you can jump on the 4WD vehicle and explore the Russell Glacier with a local tour guide! The Russell Glacier is a 60-meter-tall ice wall which bears some similarities to the Wall in Game of Thrones. 

  • Reach the glacier on the 4WD vehicle, and you can stand at the foot of the glacier to experience the shocking height and mesmerizing view of this natural masterpiece. 

  • On the way, spot the wildlife wandering in the distance, for example, reindeer and musk oxen. The Russell Glacier tour takes approximately 4 hours.

Optional Activities: Russell Glacier Adventure – 4 hours, Difficulty 2

DAY 03

Excursion to Inland Ice cap

  • Choose to join the excursion to Point 660 – boasting amazing views of the Arctic winter wonderland. The local guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive you close to Point 660. 

  • Then, walk freely around to explore the snow-covered countryside! There will be plenty of photo opportunities around every corner and if you are lucky, you may see wildlife in the distance.

Optional Activities: Excursion to Point 660 – 5 hours, Difficulty 2 http://instant-tour/put-the-feather-in-your-cap-of-hiking-icecap-point-660-34801

DAY 04

Tundra Safari & Back to Copenhagen

  • Opt to go on the Tundra Safari that takes around 90 minutes. Have the opportunity to take another look at the Greenlandic winter landscape, as well as hopefully spot different wildlife roaming; for example, reindeer, musk oxen, Arctic hares, Polar foxes and more. Return in time for your transfer to the airport.

  • Go to the airport and say goodbye to the wild but beautiful Kangerlussuaq. The Air Greenland flight usually departs at midday from Kangerlussuaq to Copenhagen depending on the schedule and actual weather conditions.

Optional Activities: Tundra Safari – 1.5 hours, Difficulty 2 http://instant-tour/let-the-tundra-safari-drive-you-wild-34797

  • Return Air Greenland flights between Copenhagen and Kangerlussuaq

  • Transfers between hotel and airport

  • Information Meeting at Hotel (only if you booked any optional activities with us)

  • Hotel Kangerlussuaq, standard room for 3 nights

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Local tour guides (Optional Activities)

  • Flights between Copenhagen and your home country

  • Travel Cancellation Insurance

  • Optional activities

  • Lunches and dinners

  • Arctic Adventure guides

  • This tour operates from May to Oct.

  • Please note, there is a 4-hour time difference between Kangerlussuaq and Copenhagen.

  • If you want to add an extra night in Copenhagen before and/or after your journey at Clarion Hotel, feel free to contact the tour operator for a comfortable upgrade.

  • The Traveler must possess a valid passport that is valid for at least a further six months following the end of the tour, as well as the documents necessary for the performance of the tour, including visa and certificate of required vaccinations.

  • It is the traveler’s own duty to investigate and seek to obtain visa and entry permit conditions. The local tour operator can’t be held liable if travelers are rejected upon entry due to lack of visa or entry permit.

  • Greenland is not a member of Schengen but is only embraced by the Schengen Information System. This means that a Schengen visa does not provide entry to Greenland. When applying for a Danish visa, persons from countries that require a visa must therefore clearly state that the visa must also be valid for Greenland.

  • EU citizens’ national ID cards cannot be used as identification on entry to Greenland. These citizens must have their passport with them.

  • Scandinavian citizens do not need to have their passport with them. However, they must bring photo ID pursuant to flight security rules. Please refer to the Danish Immigration Service’s, where you can find more detailed information concerning countries that require a visa, visa rules, etc.

  • For journeys outside Europe, your passport shall normally be valid for at least a further 6 months following your return home. In the case of journeys to the USA, advance registration must be carried out Arctic Adventure assumes no liability for failure to produce a valid passport, necessary visa or entry permits.

  • The traveler may join the optional activities at a surcharge to explore the magical nature of Greenland.

  • Bookings will be confirmed (subject to availability).

  • Please read carefully before booking

    • Arctic Adventure guide will contact you through the phone number and email address you left during booking. Please make sure you are reachable in Greenland.

    •  Please follow safety regulations and the guidelines of tour guides throughout the journey.

    • We suggest you book the optional activities when booking this tour since a limited number of seats are provided.

    • If the tour is cancelled due to weather conditions, failure to reach the minimum number of participants or other unpredictable situations, Arctic Adventure ApS reserves the right to cancel the tour. For tours cancelled by Arctic Adventure ApS under this situation, our customers will get a 80% refund.

    • If participants fail to participate in the excursions based on their personal reasons (for example no show), Arctic Adventure ApS will not provide any refund.

    • Please note the decision to cancel is made through evaluation of actual weather situation, the number of participants, and other unpredictable factors, not the customer.

  • Equipment List

    • Other clothing should be picked according to weather that day, you will not get much colder on the glacier as on the ground.

    • Sturdy Hiking Boots – waterproof with good ankle support.

    • Shirts, both short and long sleeves.

    • Mosquito Masks and Mosquito repellent. Mosquito season in Greenland runs from mid-June to mid-August.

    • Sunscreen with high SPF.

    • Lip balm, cream and moisturizer.

    • Woollen/or thermal windproof hat, which covers your neck (alternatively, thermal face mask).

    • Woollen/or thermal gloves (ideal as a base layer under waterproof gloves or mittens).

    • Woollen/or thermal socks.

    • Warm, insulated winter jacket.

  • No refund in case of any cancellation.

Copenhagen, Kangerlussuaq

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