2 days on the Greenlandic ice cap
On this spectacular trip you will explore the fascinating Greenlandic ice cap and spend the night in a tent in the middle of the ice. We drive from Kangerlussuaq through tundra and moraine valleys to the great Greenlandic ice cap. Wit a little luck we might see some musk ox, Arctic foxes or reindeers on the way. We will spend two days exploring the unique landscape of the ice cap,fascinating valleys, melt water lakes and glacial rivers. In the evening we will enjoy a breathtaking view of the glacial landscape in the midnight sun.
Arrival in Kangerlussuaq. Point 660. Ice cap. Night in camp.
Ice cap. Return to Kangerlussuaq
End of trip
Prices and dates
Price per person:
|March to October:||Double||Single|
Tuesdays and Saturdays March 19, 2019 – October 08, 2019 (available)
- transport from Kangerlussuaq to the ice cap and back,
- all equipment incl. tent, sleeping bag, crampons and hiking poles
- basic toilet facilities
- full board from dinner day 1 to lunch day 2
- one night in Kangerlussuaq incl. breakfast
We can only guarantee the availability of the accommodation and excursions when we have received your booking confirmation. The difficulty of the trip will depend on the weather conditions & temperatures on the ice. In winter time the temperature are very cold (up to -40°) so it makes the trip more difficult than during the summer season. In winter the difficulty level is increased to 4 out of 5.
Flights to Greenland are not included.
Fly to Kangerlussuaq best via Copenhagen/Denmark.
Return flight from 830 EUR per person can be added to your package.
Day 1: Kangerlussuaq - Point 660 - ice cap
The tour starts in Kangerlussuaq, just north of the Polar Circle. In our 4x4 vehicles we drive though tundra and moraine valleys to Point 660. With a little lucky, we might spot some musk oxen, arctic foxes or Greenlandic reindeers on the way. After a two hour hike through the spectacular glacial landscape we will arrive at the camp in the middle of the ice. If conditions allow, we will go on a short evening hike. The sight of the ice cap is absolutely spectacular. We will spend the night in a tent in a warm and comfortable sleeping bag.
Day 2: Ice cap - Kangerlussuaq
After breakfast we venture out onto the ice and explore the amazing glacial landscape. If the weather allows, we will hike towards Russell Glacier. We will get a great impression of the huge crevasses which created the calving glacier. In the afternoon we pack up our camp and drive back to Kangerlussuaq where we spend the night.
Day 3: End of trip
Today this trip ends in Kangerlussuaq.
The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, thus we cannot guarantee that you will see them during your trip. However, if you are traveling in Greenland from end of August to end of March, chances are good that you will be able to observe them, but best deep in the winter (from mid November to mid March). If you travel in April it is unlikely to see the Northern Lights as days are already to bright.
highly recommend booking with youAlison (USA, August 2016)
ein atemberaubend schönes LandKarsten & Janine (Deutschland, August 2016)
Great jobOlga (USA, July 2016)
All adventure trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Greenland Tours does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realise that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.