Icefjord Midnight Marathon

5 June 2021

Ice Sheet, Musk Ox & Glaciers

Get a head start to your trip by walking in the footsteps of legendary Arctic explorers and getting the chance to encounter Greenland's gentle giants, the musk ox.
1-3 Jun | 3 days | 475 EUR
  • Day 1 - 1 June: Copenhagen - Kangerlussuaq - Tundra Safari

    We will meet at Copenhagen airport where a 4.5 hour flight will bring us to Kangerlussuaq. We arrive in Kangerlussuaq in the early afternoon. 

    Upon arrival in Kangerlussuaq, we will check in and drop our belongings off at the Polar Lodge, and we'll have time to purchase lunch. 

    Then, we will begin our arctic adventure with a tundra safari. The trip takes place on one of our tough, off-road 4WD coaches, which are outfitted to accommodate transport in the Arctic’s summer and winter terrain. We will follow a route through the beautiful tundra landscape, while the guide tells us about the surrounding flora and fauna.

    With a bit of luck, we will observe musk oxen roaming freely in their natural habitat around Kangerlussuaq and learn about these incredible creatures. Musk oxen can be aggressive and charge without warning, so we are unable to confirm how closely we can observe their behavior. However, the guide will always bring a pair of binoculars, ensuring you have a chance to watch these impressive animals.

    In the evening, we will head back to Kangerlussuaq for a well-deserved dinner at Roklubben. 

    Meals: Plane meal and dinner

  • Day 2 - 2 June: Ice Sheet & Russel Glacier

    Today, we will continue our artic exploration. In the morning, we will board a bus that will drive out of town and into a stunning landscape of mountains, plains, and semi-desert valleys. The route winds along the beautiful valley of Sandflugtsdal and its equally impressive milky turquoise meltwater river.

    Our destination is Point 660, where land meets ice. Kangerlussuaq offers the only road in Greenland that leads directly onto the ice, and here we will meet the Ice Sheet personally for the first time. We will have some time here to explore the surrounding area by foot and breathe in the ice sheet's one-of-a-kind atmosphere. We'll also be given a sandwich lunch to eat while enjoying the views. 

    Please note: The surface of the ice can be slippery and uneven. To access the ice sheet you have to be able to ascend and descend icy hills via a curvy path that has been prepared for walking, but not everyone finds it easy. Some people might benefit from bringing hiking poles or wearing spikes/light crampons on your shoes. 

    After an hour or so has been spent on the ice, we'll get back on the bus and drive to Russell Glacier, an imposing glacier whose walls rise up to 60 meters. We'll drive partially off-road until we stop to take in the spectacular surroundings. Our viewpoint offers excellent photo opportunities, and we'll enjoy a barbecue dinner here in view of the glacier, which creaks and groans as it advances. 

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Day 3 - 3 June: Kangerlussuaq - Ilulissat

    Today we will make our way from Kangerlussuaq to Ilulissat, our final destination. 

    Meals: Breakfast.

  • Price Information

    Shared double room: 475 EUR
    Single room: +75 EUR

  • Inclusions
    • 2 night accommodation at the Polar Lodge 
    • Meals as stated in the itinerary 
    • Transportation to/from Point 660
    • Safety gear (crampons and trekking poles)
  • Exclusions
    • Personal Expenses 
    • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary 
    • Beverages 
    • Travel and health insurance 
    • Anything else not mentioned in "Inclusions"