DAY TO DAY PROGRAM
Day 1: Arrival and sightseeing in Kangerlussuaq, cold war museum and northern light trip in the evening
Flights from Copenhagen at 09:00am, arrival in Kangerlussuaq at 09:50am local time. From the airport you will be picked up and transferred to Old Camp, which will be your home for the next for nights. Old Camp is a cozy hostel with double rooms, and bathrooms in the hallway, and newly renovated in 2014. There will be a briefing of the coming days activity, once we have settled in. The breakfast is included.
After lunch its time to to enjoy the city. Kangerlussuaq is a former American air base up to 1992, but today it is the main airport of Greenland. The guide will share exciting stories, starting from the origins of the base, from the second world war to the cold war, into a modern international airport. We are soon to arrive out to the fjord, and the little science city Kelly Ville, the old base and dog farms were we will come close to the Greenlandic sled dogs.
The evening program will be a northern light trip, were we will drive out to a cottage in the sounding hills, far away from the city light. This is the best place to to see the northern lights, and while we wait, you are served a Greenlandic coffee, which will help you understand those greenlandic tales better, as they helped the inuits understand, what was going on in the sky. While waiting the guide will explain to you how to take the best pictures of that stunning northern lights.
(NB. There is never a guarantee to see the northern lights, and if the situation looks better one of the other nights, the event will be moved).
Day 2: The Greenlandic Ice Cap
Breakfast at the hostel. The day offers one of the tour’s big adventures, when you are to drive up and see the Greenlandic ice cap. Kangerlussuaq has Greenland’s longest road network that makes it possible for os to go with a four-wheel drive bus can come right up to the edge of the ice. The trip goes through the beautiful mountains overlooking the lakes and the ice cap in the distance. If we are lucky, we will see both reindeer and mosk ox on the road. We will croos the glacier front and go up on the icecap , where we will have an impressive view out over the ice masses. Did you know that the ice sheet is more than 3 kilometers thick at its highest point?
Day 3: Tundra hike, wildlife and inuit ruins
Breakfast at the hostel. Well dressed in warm clothes you will follow our local nature guide on a tundra safari. Together we will drive up on the Tacan mountain, from where you have a beautiful view over the area, and if we are lucky we will see more wildlife. Duration 1,5 hours.
Day 4 – Dogsledding and ice fishing
Breakfast at the hostel. When we talk about Greenland, dogsledding is always one of the first thing people tend to mention. The culture is ancient and proud, but is not as strong anymore as it once was due to the snowmobiles. Anyhow, today you are to meet a local musher, who will take you out on the dogsled on a 2 hours drive on the thick fjord sea ice, surrounded by high mountains. While being out on the ice you will have the opportunity to try some ice fishing as well. This day is filled with unique experiences, which you will never forget.
Day 5 – Time to say goodbye
Breakfast at the hostel. Then there is the check-in and otherwise a few hours on your own. Departure at. 11.40 from Kangerlussuaq and arrival at Copenhagen. 20.00
NB. the excursions might be switched around.