Kangerlussuaq is a nerve centre for much of the country’s airline traffic.

Kangerlussuaq is a superb chance to experience one of Greenland’s greatest areas of adventure. Choose amongst activities like musk oxen safari, flight seeing, and
glacier walking on the Ice Sheet.

Kangerlussuaq is Greenland’s main airport and a nerve centre for much of the country’s airline traffic, whether domestic or international.

Layover for 1 HOUR

Flight seeing: Why not take advantage of the fact that Kangerlussuaq is an airport and take a flight on a helicopter or small fixed-wing plane from which you’ll be able to see many of the best things that Kangerlussuaq has to offer.

In small, fast and comfortable aircraft you can see the entire landscape from above. Exploit the speed of the plane to see musk oxen and the Ice Sheet if time is short.

See the best things that Kangerlussuaq has to offer.

Make sure you don’t miss out on a musk ox safari.

Layover for 2 HOURS

Musk ox safari: Make sure you don’t miss out on a musk ox safari if you’re in Kangerlussuaq.

The trip enables you to see some of the landscape around Kangerlussuaq, and is of course a chance to see Greenland’s primitive animal, the musk ox, or indeed some of the other wildlife in the region – e.g. reindeer, birds of prey, arctic foxes and alpine hares.

Layover for 5 HOURS

Up on the Ice Sheet: The Ice Sheet is perhaps the most important landscape feature in Greenland and a world-class attraction.

Kangerlussuaq is a good starting point from which to experience the ice due to the fact that, unusually for Greenland, a road leads directly from Kangerlussuaq to the edge of the ice.

Enjoy a trip that enables you to hike on the Ice Sheet itself.

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Air Greenland’s ‘Overnight Connect’ product allows you to save money on your ticket by spending the night in Kangerlussuaq before travelling to your next destination. This gives you a chance to explore an extra part of Greenland!

You will drive through Greenlandic tundra and moraine valley landscapes.

OVERNIGHT

Camp ice cap: WOGAC offers an overnight tour exploring the ice-sculptured surroundings of Kangerlussuaq.

You will drive through Greenlandic tundra and moraine valley landscapes before following the footsteps of famous explorers by setting up camp by the Greenland Ice Sheet.

The next day, hike on the ice towards the famous Russell Glacier.

Do-it-yourself: It is possible to stay at the simple ‘Old Camp’ hostel or other options in Greenland and create your own tailored adventure from there. Opt for a visit to the local museum located next to the airport, or go hiking, biking, or even hunting for rubies nearby Greenland’s longest fjord,  Kangerlussuaq.