What to do in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Kangerlussuaq is home to some of Greenland’s most extensive ice caps and an unusual world of extreme weather and unreal landscapes that are impossible to experience anywhere else in the world.

Kangerlussuaq itself is very small, so don’t expect a huge amount of things to do here, but get out and about, and it will certainly be a trip to remember.


Kangerlussuaq is the best place in Greenland to access the sheet, or at least a small portion of this massive natural sight, overland.

Greenland Ice Cap

One of the most accessible glaciers within reach of Kangerlussuaq. An otherworldly scene, where a huge, striking, tall wall of ice rises from the ground and high into the sky.

The Russell Glacier

View the Northern Lights

This natural light show, where the night sky lights up in a blaze of greens, blues, and purples, can be seen from the town itself.

Kangerlussuaq Museum

This small museum is actually found in the airport, as it tells the story of the town’s original construction and was used as an airbase by the American military.

Visit the Kangerlussuaq Airport Sign

The signpost at the Kangerlussuaq airport is one of the best known and most photographed landmarks in Greenland.

On this tour, you will hear fascinating stories about the early populations of Kangerlussuaq and fast forward to the settlement’s significance during World War II.

Kangerlussuaq Sightseeing Tour

This is much more fast-paced of course and you can cover a larger area of land than by dog sled, as well as giving yourself an adrenaline rush while you enjoy the spectacular scenery.

Go Snowmobiling

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