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Arctic Autumn: Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut

8 days
7 nights

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PER PERSON :

$ 2,615.00 (double occupancy)
$25,305.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

Sep 20, 2022 - Sep 27, 2022 
Sep 27, 2022 - Oct 04, 2022 sold
Oct 04, 2022 - Oct 11, 2022 
Oct 11, 2022 - Oct 18, 2022 
Oct 18, 2022 - Oct 25, 2022 
Nov 01, 2022 - Nov 08, 2022 
Nov 08, 2022 - Nov 15, 2022 
Nov 15, 2022 - Nov 22, 2022 
Nov 22, 2022 - Nov 29, 2022 
Nov 29, 2022 - Dec 06, 2022 
Dec 06, 2022 - Dec 13, 2022 

Hotels:

  • 3 nights at Hotel Kangerlussuaq (private bath/toilet)
  • 4 nights at Hotel Sisimiut (private bath/toilet)

Included:

  • Return flight Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq – Sisimiut with Air Greenland
  • Transfers
  • 3 nights at Hotel Kangerlussuaq (private bath/toilet)
  • 4 nights at Hotel Sisimiut (private bath/toilet)
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome dinner at Hotel Sisimiut (excl. beverages)
  • Food and beverages onboard the Air Greenland flight Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq
  • Welcome meetings in Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut with local English-speaking guides
  • Sightseeing in Kangerlussuaq (2 hours)
  • Excursion to the Greenland Ice Sheet, Point 660 (5 hours)
  • Excursion to the Greenland Ice Sheet, Russell Glacier (4 hours)
  • Sightseeing in Sisimiut (2 hours)
  • Historical Hike in Sisimiut (2½ hours)
  • Northern Lights in the Polar Sky (2 hours)
  • All flight/transportation taxes and fees known to Greenland Travel at the time of publishing
  • 20 kg of checked baggage and 8 kg of cabin baggage

Highlights & Experience:

  • Travel through the tundra landscape Marvel at the Inland Ice Cap
  • Explore Arctic wildlife
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Get up close to the Russel Glacier Experience town life and the colorful houses
  • Join a leisurely sea cruise

Itinerary:

The Arctic world is a beautiful and unforgettable experience. On this trip to Greenland, you enjoy three days on the edge of the inland ice in Kangerlussuaq and four days in the lovely town of Sisimiut, which promises a wealth of experiences.

Day 1  : Flight Copenhagen - Kangerlussuag

Welcome meeting, Kangerlussuag sightseeing

Air Greenland flies you from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq – ahead of you is a 4½-hour hour flight and an eight-day autumn adventure. A guide from the local excursion office greets you on arrival and helps with your transfer and check-in at Hotel Kangerlussuaq which is situated right in the airport.

After check-in, the guide is in charge of an information meeting. At the meeting, you receive information about the town, the area, dining, and excursions. 

After the meeting, it is time for sightseeing tour in Kangerlussuaq. 

Experience the settlement and the area around the town. Kangerlussuaq is a former American airbase, now Greenland’s main airport. We learn all about its exciting history, from World War II, through the Cold War, to a modern international airport. The area around Kangerlussuaq has Greenland’s longest road network, and we make our way around to several interesting places and encounter the amazing Greenlandic nature.

We drive to the harbor and take in the fjord, we pass Kellyville, a small science park 12 kilometers from the airport, and we are given a tour of the old base area. Naturally, we visit the settlement’s kennel, where we come face-to-face with the Greenlandic sled dog. This tour allows you to gain a quick overview of the town and the surrounding area.

 

Day 2  : Kangerlussuag

The Greenland Ice Sheet, Point 660, Northern Lights Tour

Kangerlussuaq is known for its proximity to the Ice Sheet, and this is a guided tour to the giant Greenland Ice Sheet that is the size of Western Europe.

In a 4×4 bus, we make our way through a beautifully diverse area, and close to the inland ice, we pass the Russell Glacier and a fantastic moraine landscape. At the end of the road, we walk over to the Ice Sheet and climb up onto it, which is a unique experience. You spend some time in this vast icy universe before returning to the vehicle. During the trip, there is a good chance of spotting reindeer and musk oxen.

In the evening drive out into the countryside, away from all artificial lighting, and let nature begin her show of the most beautiful Northern Lights. Later, we drive back and gather in a cozy atmosphere while the guide tells you all about the northern lights and the many Greenlandic myths created about the northern lights through the ages. A delicious cup of “Greenlandic coffee” will also be served.

Day 3  : Kangerlussuaq

The Russell Glacier

Across partially off-road terrain, we drive the exciting route to the spectacular Russell Glacier. With its vertical walls of ice up to 40 meters high, the glacier is an impressive sight. The surroundings are spectacular, and there is a good chance of spotting musk oxen and maybe even rock ptarmigan and snow hares.

Day 4  : Flight Kangerlussuaq - Sisimiut

Sisimiut sightseeing

Your journey now takes you to the coastal town of Sisimiut, around half an hour west of Kangerlussuaq. The hotel bus picks you up at the airport, and you check in at the four-star Hotel Sisimiut, which will be your comfortable base for the next four nights. After check-in, there is an information meeting with the local guide. As in Kangerlussuaq, you receive information about the town, the area, dining, and excursions.

We continue with a guied bus tour of the town. On the way through town, we stop at the fish and meat market, where today’s freshly caught fish and animals are to be found. We drive up to the highest vantage point of the town, offering impressive views to the south. We pass the town hall on the way to the south of the city, where many of the original hunting and fishing houses can still be seen. Finally, we visit the old part of the town in the center, where the original buildings from colonial times in the 1700s today house the museum.

Day 5  : Sisimiut

Free day for optional tours

We sail out into the archipelago and fjords around Sisimiut and enjoy the stunning views of the mainland and Mount Nasaasaaq behind Sisimiut. Out here, we also get a glimpse of sea life with all the sea birds. If we’re lucky, we might also see seals and whales.

There is a minimum of six participants. We recommend that you book this excursion in advance. Final information regarding completion will be given at the information meeting in Sisimiut. You will off course get a full refund if the excursion cannot be completed.

Options: Sea Safari in Sisimiut
Day 6  : Sisimiut

Cultural-historical walk

In spite of the vastness of Greenland, people have chosen to settle in the same areas through the ages. Tele Island, Sallinnguit, is one of those places where past and present meet. Various Inuit cultures have inhabited the area for the past 4,000 years. Objects can still be found here today that testify to this, side-by-side telecommunications installations that have given the town its modern name, Tele Island.

Learn about the Inuit before the arrival of the Europeans. See the ruins and enjoy the beautiful views of the town and the ancient hunting grounds.

Day 7  : Flight Sisimiut - Kangerlussuaq - Copenhagen

And so your Greenland adventure comes to an end. It’s back to Denmark, and forward with the clocks, so it’s early evening when we arrive back in Copenhagen.

Notes:

  • Departure from Copenhagen 10:00 AM
  • Arrival at Copenhagen 9:00 PM

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

We do not recommend this tour for people with reduced mobility and wheelchair users. Greenland Travel’s advice regarding difficulty levels on our excursions is intended for travelers who are not disabled. We are always happy to provide you with information on the suitability of the trip, taking into account the specific needs you may have. Please note that our advice is not based on medical knowledge, and ultimately it is YOUR responsibility to decide if a tour is right for you.