Kangerlussuaq In Winter

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Kangerlussuaq In Winter

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Kangerlussuaq

Tour ID: GWK 02

Tour duration: 4 days /3 nights

Kangerlussuaq is a gateway to Greenland. Just a short distance from the airport we get the chance to get in close contact with the largest ice sheet on Earth - the Greenland Ice Cap. Winter is also the time when we get the chance to observe the Northern lights which are particularly intense in Greenland

Highlights

  • Kangerlussuaq
  • Greenland Ice Cap
  • Hiking options
  • Chance to observe northern lights
  • Winter landscapes
  • Dog sledging

Departures:
October - December 2017
January - April 2018

Price per person : EUR 3.430
Single supplement: EUR 295

Price includes:
* Flight Reykjavík-Nuuk-Reykjavík
* Flight Nuuk-Kangerlussuaq-Nuuk
* Airport taxes
* 3 nights hotel accommodation in double rooms, standard with private facilities, including breakfast
* Dog sledging tour (incl. rental of sealskin clothing and boots)
* Northern Lights evening tour

Optional tours can be added to the basic package (4 persons minimum):
Price per person:
Ice Cap Point 660 (5-hour tour):  EUR 200
Ice fishing in the Fjord: EUR 80

Discount may apply on some departure dates, depending on lower airfare availability.

Day 1:
Evening flight from Reykjavik domestic airport (dep. 19:45) to Nuuk, arriving at 20:05 (flight duration: 2 hours 20 minutes).
Overnight stay  at Hotel Hans Egede.

Day 2:
In the morning a 55-minute flight to Kangerlussuaq.

Here we go on a 2-hour dogsled tour. This is an experience not to be missed! The sled driver and his dogs take you across the thick ice on the fjord and let you experience the real Greenland. The warm seal fur clothing and polar boots provided for this tour.

In the evening it is time for the Northern Lights tour:
On evenings with a clear sky, the beautiful northern lights (also known as Aurora Borealis) often appear. On this excursion we head out into the landscape where artificial light does not prevent us from seeing the spectacular northern lights.
Afterwards the guide will tell us more about the phenomenon of northern lights and the myths it has created throughout time. Also, our guide will show us how to 'make' northern lights while preparing the incredibly tasty Greenlandic coffee for us to enjoy.

Accommodation at Hotel Kangerlussuaq.

Day 3:
Free day with possibilities for optional tours:

Ice Cap Point 660 (dur. 5 hrs)
Powerful 4WD-vehicles will take us through an incredibly beautiful landscape, through mountains, plains and semi-desert valleys. Near the Ice Cap, we drive through the fantastic moraine landscape.
At the end of the road, we walk to the Greenland Ice Cap and onto the vast ice-sheet. We spend some time exploring this world of ice before returning to our vehicle. There are good chances of spotting reindeer, muskoxen and many species of birds and flowers.

Ice fishing in the fjord (dur. 3 hrs)
We drive to the harbour and walk onto the frozen Kangerlussuaq Fjord to find a good fishing spot. After drilling holes through the thick ice we settle down and try out our luck. There is usually plenty of fish!

Day 4:
Free day until early afternoon when it is time to check in for the flight at Kangerlussuaq airport.
At 15:25 departure of flight for Nuuk. Arrival time at 16:20.
In Nuuk check in for the flight to Iceland, departing at 21:15, arriving at Reykjavik domestic airport at 03:35.

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