Kangerlussuaq is a small town of only 500 people with two primary reasons for its existence:
1) It has some of the most stable weather in Greenland and so hosts the main international airport for the country, and
2) it is located closest to and has the easiest access to the Greenland ice sheet, less than 30 km away.
If you want to “warm up” in preparation for hiking the Arctic Circle Trail, there are two main day hikes out of Kangerlussuaq:
Or if you would like to save your feet, Albatros Arctic Circle‘s main summer tours are out to the Russell Glacier, Point 660 and a Musk Ox Safari. Kangerlussuaq also has a small museum which largely tells the history of the building of the airport and the important role it played during WWII.
With Greenland Outdoors, you can enjoy nature-focused tourism experiences (trekking, kayaking and camping) that are built on the founders’ passion for sustainability and local knowledge.