The location approx 160 kilometres from the coast makes Kangerlussuaq one of the most weather stable destinations in Greenland - and with around 300 days a year under clear skies makes Kangerlussuaq one of the best destinations in the world to experience the Northern Lights. A visit to Kangerlussuaq is almost like a travel in time - the visitor finds himself surrounded by a landscape similar to the ice age where prehistoric Musk Oxen are seen in front of the huge glaciers and the gigantic Inland Ice Cap which covers 85% of Greenland.
The Inuit people have also the phenomena of Northern Lights through the ages, and the Aurora have often challenged the imagination. A well-known legend relates that when the northern lights dance in the night sky, it means that the dead are playing football with a walrus skull. Today certain tribes think that children will be particularly intelligent if they are born in the magical glow of the northern lights.
PRICES & DATES
Price is based on 2 people sharing a room and departure on a Wednesday. Price includes return economy class flight from the UK to Copenhagen, all airport taxes, 2 nights at Quality Hotel Dan at Copenhagen airport (first and last night), return economy class flights Copenhagen-Kangerlussuaq inc. all airport taxes and in-flight meal, 4 nights at Hotel Kangerlussuaq in a double/twin room, breakfasts every day, information meeting on the first evening in Greenland. Optional excursions with an additional cost; we recommend pre-booking.
This tour is also available with budget accommodation; a great way of enjoying Greenland for less! Please contact us for prices.
Departure from the UK on Wednesdays, Sundays and Thursdays 17 January to 21 March 2013.
Fly with SAS to Copenhagen. Check in to Quality Hotel Dan for 1 night.
Breakfast at the hotel and shuttle bus back to the airport.
Take Air Greenland flight at 09:10 to Kangerlussuaq. The flight time is approx 4 hours and 40 minutes. In-flight meal included.
Transfer from the airport to Hotel Kangerlussuaq and check in for 4 nights. After check in, take part to information meeting at the hotel to learn more about optional excursions.
Breakfasts at the hotel.
Optional excursions during the stay in Kangerlussuaq include Sightseeing tour, excursion to Inland Ice Cap, Arctic Nature Tour, Dog sled experience, Ice fishing on the fjord, Northern Light evening tour and Snow scooter tour. Furthermore the area is a resort for Reindeer and Musk Oxen but also Arctic Foxes, Arctic Hares and Arctic Birds live in the region.
We recommend pre-booking all excursions. Please note that dog sledge tour requires snow and therefore is usually available from January to March. Northern Light excursion is subject to clear skies.
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport.
Air Greenland flight departs Kangerlussuaq at 12:50 and arrives to Copenhagen at 21:10. Flight time is approx 4 hours 20 minutes. In-flight meal included.
Check in to Quality Hotel Dan for 1 night.
Breakfast at the hotel and morning flight home with SAS.