Greenland’s only inland town is one of the best places in the country to experience the northern lights, with over 300 nights of clear sky a year. A true wilderness destination, this short break in Kangerlussuaq provides the opportunity to experience nature at its most raw: reindeer and musk oxen call this region home and the mighty inland Ice Cap is just a few miles away.
Fly from Copenhagen direct to the Greenlandic settlement of Kangerlussuaq. On arrival meet with local guide and check in to Hotel Kangerlussuaq for 4 nights. A modern hotel with 70 rooms, Hotel Kangerlussuaq is a focal point for the small settlement, and its bar, restaurant and Café Isikkivik are a hub for tourists and locals alike.
With three full days to explore start with an orientation city tour and learn about the history of the settlement and the former American base, Bluie-West-8. In the evening join your guide to experience the incredible Aurora Borealis in one of the best locations for viewing them. Learn about how the lights occur and the myths surrounding them, whilst enjoying a traditional Greenlandic coffee. (B)
Kangerlussuaq’s inland location means that it is just a short drive to Greenland’s immense Ice Cap. Drive along mountain tracks through the spectacular Arctic landscape, passing former glacier valleys and the Arctic desert, along frozen rivers and over small passes, before stopping next to the 3-million cubic kilometre Ice Cap. (B)
During winter one of the main forms of transport for Greenlanders is the dog-sled. Join your Greenland driver with his pack of huskies and enjoy the experience of travelling the way the Inuit have done for centuries for a 2-hour dog sled experience (longer trips are also available - just ask your Regent specialist). (B)