Aurora and Polar Circle Adventure

Winter in Kangerlussuaq
5 days
Nov - Mar
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Kangerlussuaq is the ideal base for your winter in Greenland adventure! Located 160km from the coast, with stable weather conditions & clear skies, it is one of the world’s top destinations for viewing the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). Surrounded by landscapes similar to the Ice Age, where Musk Oxen & reindeer roam in front of huge glaciers, Kangerlussuaq also offers easy access to the vast Inland Ice Cap. There are lots of exciting optional activities available- a nature tour, 4WD Ice Cap exploration, town sightseeing, a hunt for the Northern Lights, and dog-sledding. 

Day 1 Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq: Town Sightseeing
Make your own way to the airport in Copenhagen for your flight to Kangerlussuaq. On arrival in Greenand, meet your local destination guide, and walk the short distance to your hotel for check-in. Kangerlussuaq sits at the eastern end of a deep fjord and is home to Greenland's most diverse land fauna, including musk oxen, caribou, and gyrfalcons.

Days 2, 3 and 4 Kangerlussuaq: Days at Leisure or Optional excursions
Explore on your own or enjoy some of the wonderful optional excursions that can only be done in Kangerlussuaq:

Arctic Nature Tour: Drive by minibus to an area where the world's biggest population of wild Musk Oxen live. These huge native mammals are famed for their long, shaggy coats and are descended from ice age beasts. Experience the real arctic natural environment, where these amazing creatures and reindeer are often found. Duration: 1.5hrs

Northern Lights Tour: Kangerlussuaq is one of the best locations in the world to experience the Aurora Borealis. Head out into the countryside where artificial light won't prevent you from seeing the spectacular Northern Lights (should they appear - remember it is all up to Mother Nature!) Your guide will tell you more about the phenomenon of the Northern Lights and the myths it has created throughout time. Delicious Greenlandic coffee is served during the evening. Duration 2.5hrs.

4WD to the Inland Ice Cap: travel by 4WD to the famous Inland Ice Cap, to see the impressive Arctic landscape of glacial valleys, mountains, frozen desert and rivers. Along the way, stop for a close inspection of the Ice Cap, and if weather conditions allow, you might be able to walk on this 3 million cubic km ice field. Duration: 4-5hrs.

Husky Safaris: travel like the Inuit over the icy ground with a pack of Greenlandic dogs. 2-3 persons share each sled, with the use of fur clothes and boots included, and you can choose from 2 or 4 hour safaris. (Offered from mid January to March only).

Town Sightseeing: take a guided orientation tour of Kangerlussuaq to learn about the history of the village and the importance of the former World War 2 American Base "Bluie West 8". Duration: 2hrs

Day 5 Kangerlussuaq – Copenhagen
After breakfast return to the airport, for your midday flight to Copenhagen. On arrival back into Copenhagen airport, your tour arrangements conclude. 

Departures winter 2017 - 2018: Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays 23 November 2017 to 27 March 2018 (except mid December - 19 January)

IncludesIncludes: return economy class flights Copenhagen- Kangerlussuaq, 4 nights accommodation in standard room with daily breakfast, services of local destination guides in Greenland.

Excludes: Optional excursions, transfers in Copenhagen. 

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.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2783.00
Single AUD$ 3339.00

Includes: return economy class flights Copenhagen- Kangerlussuaq, airport transfers in Greenland, 4 nights accommodation in standard room with daily breakfast, services of local destination guides in Greenland.

Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.