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Fly From Copenhagen To Touch The Ice Cap At Kangerlussuaq (For Non-Cruise Travellers)

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Copenhagen, Kangerlussuaq

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Fly from Copenhagen to Touch the Ice Cap at Kangerlussuaq (For Non-Cruise Travellers)

Frozen Tundra


Stick around by the sunny Gateway of Greenland, Kangerlussuaq, the perfect place to have outdoor activities. Get on the 4WD-vehicle, you can step on the inland ice cap within 4 hours. The tundra land is home to various wild animals and a great place to hike around.

DAY 01

Arrive at Kangerlussuaq & Sightseeing Excursion

  • Board the flight from Copenhagen to land in the Gateway of Greenland, Kangerlussuaq.

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

  • In the afternoon, you can explore Kangerlussuaq by yourself or join our optional Sightseeing excursion. 

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

    • Exploring the local area is one of the most important things to do when you arrived at a destination. You are welcome to do this on your own or you can go on our guided Sightseeing in Kangerlussuaq.

DAY 02

Excursions to Inland Ice Cap

  • Optional Activities: Excursion to Point 660 – 5 hours, Difficulty 2
    • Choose to join the excursion to Point 660 – boasting amazing views of the Arctic winter wonderland. Point 660 is named as the fact that it is 660 metres above the sea level. 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.

DAY 03

Russell Glacier

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

    • Join Russell Glacier excursion, or walk around Kangerlussuaq on your own. Have a closer look at the gigantic ice wall on the way to Point 660. The Russell Glacier is a 60-meter-tall ice wall which bears some similarities to the Wall in Game of Thrones. 

    • Hop in a 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, you may spot wildlife wandering in the distance, for example, reindeer and musk oxen. The Russell Glacier tour takes approximately 4 hours.

Pick-up and transfer are included in this excursion. The local guide will tell you the pick-up location and starting time during the information meeting on Day 1.

DAY 04

Explore the Kangerlussuaq Settlement on Your Own

  • Have a rest or explore the settlement on your own. 

  • Head to the nearby souvenir shops. Here, you can find scarfs made from musk fur, seal fur gloves and different types of sculptures made from stones, reindeer bones or whale teeth.

Please note that you need to have a certificate from CITES if you want to purchase a souvenir made from whales. Ask the shop-owners for more details.

DAY 05

Tundra Safari & Fly 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

  • 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 4 nights

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Local tour guides (Optional Activities)

  • Flights between Copenhagen and your home country

  • Travel Cancellation Insurance

  • Clothing

  • Optional activities

  • Lunches and dinners

  • Arctic Adventure Tour guides

  • This tour operates from May to Oct.

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

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

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

  • 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, a number of participants, and other unpredictable factors, not the customer.

    • Detailed Terms and Conditions

    • 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. Refer to the Danish Immigration Service’s, where you can find more detailed information concerning countries that require a visa, visa rules, etc.

    • Bookings will be confirmed (subject to availability).

  • 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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