Northern Lights with Glaciers and Icebergs - Greenland

Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Singapore

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Kangerlussuaq: Northern Lights with Glaciers and Icebergs...

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“Hi, I am Tracy! I am a full-time Travel Blogger, Planner & Organizer. I am Indonesian and I stayed in Singapore for about 11 years before I moved back for good in 2016. I love nature - I hike and I dive. I support coral conservation. When I am not doing either one, I write and I plan. And yes, also meeting friends for a cuppa tea or coffee, too! :) Hope to see you around one day!”

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Highlights

Brave the harsh cold in Greenland while sitting on wooden sleds with packs of dogs transporting us across icy landscapes. Sail amongst massive icebergs that tower over us and gaze above at the Northern Lights among the Greenlandic night sky. This is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in a subzero climate you should not pass up so join me in riding the dog sleds together!

Northern Lights with Glaciers and Icebergs - Greenland starting at Kangerlussuaq, GreenlandHiker standing on volcanic rooks looking at northern lights dancing over the ocean. Photo: Visitgreenland.com - Paul Zizka.

Northern Lights with Glaciers and Icebergs - Greenland starting at Kangerlussuaq, GreenlandNorthern Lights in Greenland. Photo: Visitgreenland.com - Mads Pihl.

Highlights:
  • Exploring the unique, "never ending" Ice Cap Point 660 on foot, a rare experience in Greenland
  • Sitting on a dog sled where the dogs are extremely energetic and strong enough to whisk you away
  • Gazing up at the Northern Lights at Kangelussuaq, which rests at the heart of the Northern Lights belt, where it shines the brightest
  • Walk around the city of Ilulissat, home to the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The icefjord moves 30 meters daily and produces 20 billion tons of ice yearly. 
  • Sailing among the 40 million tons of icebergs which float into the fjord.
  • Hike to ancient settlement of Sermermiut, where different Inuit cultures have existed for 4000 years

Northern Lights with Glaciers and Icebergs - Greenland starting at Kangerlussuaq, GreenlandDog sledding in Greenland. Photo by Markus Trienke is / CC BY-SA 2.0.

After our flight, we'll kick off our Greenlandic adventure by exploring Ice Point 660. Ice Cap Point is a vast, barren icy landscape waiting to be explored. There is also a chance we'll encounter reindeer and musk oxen.

Itinerary

Day 1 Copenhagen-Kangerlussuaq, accommodation and welcome meeting (Ice Cap Point 660)
Day 2 Kangerlussuaq on your own (Dogsledding, northern lights and tundra tour)
Day 3 Kangerlussuaq-Ilulissat - accommodation, welcome meeting (guided tour of the town)
Day 4 Exploring Ilulissat on your own (sailing among icebergs)
Day 5 Explore Ilulissat on your own (hike to Sermermiut or Igloo Lodge)
Day 6 Explore Ilulissat on your own
Day 7 Explore Ilulissat on your own – experience the town
Day 8 Ilulissat-Kangerlussuaq-Copenhagen

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