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Greenland Northern Lights on Top of the World

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PER PERSON:

$ 2,010.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 2,280.00 (single occupancy)
$ 220.00 (Meal Package)

Dates:

Sep 28, 2023 - Oct 02, 2023 
Oct 05, 2023 - Oct 09, 2023 
Oct 12, 2023 - Oct 16, 2023 
Oct 19, 2023 - Oct 24, 2023 

Hotels:

Hotel Kangerlussuaq 4*

Included:

  • Return flights Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq with Air Greenland
  • 4 nights at Hotel Kangerlussuaq with private bath/toilet
  • Breakfast
  • Food and beverages on board the flight Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq
  • Welcome meeting with local English-speaking guide
  • Sightseeing with local English-speaking guide
  • Towels and bed linen at Hotel Kangerlussuaq
  • 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:

  • Get close to the unspoiled Arctic wilderness
  • Walk ON the Inland Ice Cap
  • Experience the Greenlandic tundra
  • Marvel at the Northern Lights
  • Explore the impressive Russell Glacier

Optional Services:

Meal Package
Book your full board package before departure, and you are ready to go when you arrive. Everything is taken care of. Dinners are served at the Restaurant Rowing Club. The restaurant is located four kilometers outside Kangerlussuaq next to a lake Fergusson. 

  • Transfers to the restaurant
  • 4  lunches (lunch package/sandwich – handy for the excursions)
  • 3  dinners in Restaurant Rowing Club

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Flight Copenhagen - Kangerlussuaq

A 4½ - hour flight from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq with Air Greenland allows you to prepare for your Greenland adventure. As the plane approaches Greenland, the sight of nunataks and the vast icy desert foreshadows what is to come.

During your Greenland tour, you will stay at the Kangerlussuaq Hotel. It is located in the airport building, and you only need to carry your luggage from the baggage claim to the reception. Spacious rooms have either a view of the settlement with its surroundings or
the “Koekkenfjeld” (Mount Hassel).

Kangerlussuaq is close to the majestic mountains and the Greenland Ice Sheet. This is the only area where you can get up close and personal with wild reindeer and musk oxen.

After check-in, a short information meeting will be held at the nearby hostel, Polar Lodge. You will get further information about the Kangerlussuaq area and its many excursion options here. Afterward, we will tour the old American airbase on a guided bus tour, giving you insight into the area’s fascinating history and nature.

Overnight in Kangerlussuaq.

Day 2  : The Greenland Ice Sheet, Point 660

The area around Kangerlussuaq is the only inhabited place in Greenland’s inland. The climate is continental, with very stable weather conditions. Initially, this was also the main reason the Americans chose this place for their base. If you go for a walk in the area, there are still remnants from that time to see.

Excursion to the Greenland Ice Sheet, Point 660 (included)

The Greenland Ice Sheet is the second-largest ice sheet in the world. It takes up 80% of Greenland and has continuously attracted scientists and expeditions. It is a truly unique experience to look at the enormous ice field and feel the forces of nature. On our way, we pass the beautiful Russell Glacier, a 60-meter-high vertical wall of ice that is a sight to behold.

Overnight in Kangerlussuaq (breakfast)

Day 3  : Tundra Safari and Aurora Borealis

Tundra Safari near Kangerlussuaq (included)
The musk ox roams freely around Kangerlussuaq. It is impossible to predict whether we can get close to musk oxen or admire them from a distance. However, the guide always brings binoculars, so there is a good chance of seeing these amazing animals and other wildlife in the area. Take advantage of this fun chance to see the beautiful nature and animals near Kangerlussuaq.

Northern Lights tour (included after September 15)
Kangerlussuaq is an excellent place to see the northern lights in Greenland due to its stable climate. We drive away from the base into the night and await the stunning sight of nature’s light show. On clear evenings, we often witness the most spectacular northern lights in Kangerlussuaq. To see the fluttering curtain of light in various shades of green is an unforgettable sight.
 

Overnight in Kangerslussuaq (breakfast)

Day 4  : The Russel Glacier

Excursion to the Russell Glacier (included)
On our tour to the Russell Glacier, you get to experience the spectacular glacier, which is an impressive sight with its vertical wall of ice rising to 40 meters. You may also be lucky enough to spot musk oxen, reindeer, or even a hare roaming in the hills.

Overnight in Kangerlussuaq (breakfast)

Day 5  : Flight Kangerlussuaq - Copenhagen

At the end of your Greenland adventure, the Airbus will take you back to Copenhagen, with an arrival 4½ hours later. (breakfast)

Notes:

  • Departure from Copenhagen 10:00 am
  • Return arrival in Copenhagen 8:15 pm

We do not recommend this tour for people with reduced mobility and wheelchair users. 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.

The northern lights might not be visible in the sky until mid-September. 

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