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.
This morning start with a tour around the settlement and learn about it’s history and its establishments when the American airforce chose the location for the Bluie West 8 airbase during World War II. During the afternoon explore the town at leisure or you could choose to book another excursion. 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)
Today take to the traditional Greenlandic form of transport—the dog-sled. Join your driver and his pack of huskies for an unforgettable 2-hour dog-sledding experience (longer trips can be arranged—just ask your Regent specialist). Have the rest of the day at leisure or book another excursion for the afternoon. (B)
This holiday is available on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 01 Feb 2019 to 08 Apr 2019.
If you would like your Regent travel specialist to help arrange transport to and from Copenhagen, as well as accommodation, please just let them know.