Arctic Desert & Ice Cap

Kangerlussuaq, west Greenland
4 or 5 days
July and Aug
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The wildlife area of Kangerlussuaq offers superb opportunities to spot Arctic animal species such as musk oxen and reindeer. With easy access to the inland ice cap, Kangerlussuaq also offers an abundance of extraordinary excursions. The location approximately 160km inland from the coast makes Kangerlussuaq one of the most weather stable destinations in Greenland with lots of sunshine.

The tour is offered as a 4 or 5 day package. The itinerary shown below is for the 4 day tour - the 5 day tour has an extra day at leisure in Kangerlussuaq. Your tour arrangements include return flights, accommodation and a guided city tour of Kangerlussuaq.

Day 1  Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq: Guided Town Walk and Welcome Meeting
Make your own way to Keflavik International Airport for your flight to Kangerlussuaq. Meet your local guide in the airport and walk the short distance to the hotel for check-in and an information meeting, followed by a guided walk of the town area. The tour includes a visit to the local museum. Transfer to and from Roklubben Restaurant for a welcome dinner this evening.

Days 2 and 3 Kangerlussuaq: Days at Leisure

Today and tomorrow there is time for you to explore Kangerlussuaq or to take one of the great guided optional excursions offered as follows:

Wildlife Safari: The world's biggest population of wild Musk Oxen are living within close range of Kangerlussuaq. Drive by minibus to an area where it is possible to see these fascinating beasts, as well as reindeer. Please note that as we are going into the wilderness, there is no guarantee that you will see the animals, but the viewing rate is generally high. 2.5hrs.

4WD to the Inland Ice Cap: Today enjoy an amazing guided tour by 4 wheel drive through an Arctic desert, along rivers, through old glacier valleys and over small mountains directly to the Inland Ice Cap. En route, we make several photo stops and walk to some viewing  points to better overlook this fantastic Arctic landscape (the actual part of the Ice Cap visited will depend upon the weather.) 4-5hrs.

Sightseeing by plane 25 or 45 minutes: This unforgettable tour offers a flight in a 5-seat aircraft cruising in low altitude over the Kangerlussuaq area, with the Inland Ice Cap in the background. Window seats guaranteed. Minimum 4 persons.

On your final night enjoy a farewell dinner at Roklubben Restaurant .

Day 4: Kangerlussuaq - Reykjavik
Breakfast at the hotel and free time until returning to the airport for the flight from Kangerlussuaq to Reykjavik. On arrival at the airport in Reykjavik your tour arrangements end.

Departures 2018:

4 day tour:
from Reykjavik every Friday from 20 July to 24 August

5 day tour: from Reykjavik every Monday from 23 July to 27 August

Includes: return economy class flights Reykjavik - Kangerlussuaq, welcome meeting and town walk with local guide, 2 dinners at Roklubben Restaurant with transfers to/from the hotel, accommodation with private facilities and daily breakfast.   

Excludes: optional excursions, airport transfers in Reykjavik.

The price is based upon a certain class on flights to and from Greenland- if this class has sold out, the final price may increase, depending on the availability and cost of other classes at the time of booking. Please note some flights may depart from / return to Reykjavik Domestic Airport, Iceland. 

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2616.00
Single AUD$ 3033.00

Includes: return economy class flights Reykjavik - Kangerlussuaq, welcome meeting and town walk with local guide, 2 dinners at Roklubben Restaurant with transfers to/from the hotel, accommodation with private facilities and daily breakfast.  

The price shown is for the 4 day tour. Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel and is based upon a certain class on flights to and from Greenland - if this class has sold out, the final price may increase, depending on the availability and cost of other classes at the time of booking

 

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