Monday, 13 May 2013

Northern lights and the Inland Ice Cap, Greenland

Musk ox in Kangerlussuaq close to the Greenland Ice Cap just north of the Arctic Circle

This is the perfect winter break! Enjoy and explore northern lights and the Inland Ice Cap in Greenland! Grab a few extra days off and jump on the plane to Kangerlussuaq in Greenland - only four hours from Copenhagen airport in Denmark.

In the area around Kangerlussuaq you will find a lot of amazing experiences: The puffy musk oxen, the world’s longest fjord and the breathtaking mountains. Take a trip up on the ice cap - and look forward to an evening where the northern lights dance on the sky (until March).

Indlandsisen i Grønland ved Kangerlussuaq

You fly from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq with Air Greenland giving you 4 hours to prepare for your Greenland adventure. As the aircraft is approaching Greenland nunataks and the enormous icy desert catch your full attention.

Kangerlussuaq welcomes you with a blast of fresh cold. A guide from our local tour office World of Greenland - Arctic Circle will meet you upon arrival and help you to check in at the cozy and newly renovated Polar Lodge located less than 100 meters from the airport complex with the stunning scenery right on the doorstep - including the steep Mt. Hassel.

After check in the guide holds an information meeting where you will get further information about the exciting Kangerlussuaq area and its many excursion options. It is now time to experience the old American airbase on a guided tour by bus giving you an insight into the area's fascinating history and nature.

Indlandsisen i Grønland

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

The next days you are on your own to do what you want. We recommend at tour to the Ice Cap Point 660, which gives you a unique opportunity to stand with many, many feet thick and very old ice under your feet!

Nordlys i Grønland

Many participants over the years have had great experiences at Russel Glacier. On a tour to Russel Glacier you can experience the spectacular Russell glacier, which with its up to 60 meters vertical wall of ice is a surprising and impressive sight. You may also on this trip be lucky to see musk oxen, reindeer or even a hare roaming in the hills.