Greenland northern lights adventure holiday

“An unforgettable eight-day tour of Ilulissat and Kangerlussuaq in Greenland, featuring vast icebergs, snowmobiling and many opportunities to witness the Northern Lights.”


Greenland | Northern Lights | Ilulissat Icefjord | Sermermiut Icebergs | Guided snowshoeing | Snowmobiling | Hiking in the Sermermiut Valley | Internal flight to Kangerlussuaq | Guided tour of Kangerlussuaq | Off-road driving around the Greenland Ice Cap|

Description of Greenland northern lights adventure holiday

With its dark skies, close proximity to the Arctic Circle and tiny population, Greenland is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights, a natural phenomenon that tops many bucket lists. Greenland is a wild, beautiful country that invites adventure and exploration, and on this small group tour you’ll have plenty of both.

The trip gets underway in the remote community of Ilulissat, which is home to a UNESCO-rated icefjord that runs west from the Greenland ice sheet. An astonishing 20 billion tons of iceberg calve off the icesheet every year and float away down the fjord – it’s a truly incredible experience to see, and hear the ice creaking and cracking all around you.

After a spot of guided snowshoesing out into the Sermermiut Valley, you’ll board snowmobiles for a journey across a spectacular landscape. This part of Greenland is ideal for seeing the Northern Lights, and your guides will be at pains throughout to locate good viewing spots.

After a few days in Ilulissat you’ll fly to the tiny village of Kangerlussuaq, once a US airforce base and now a superb location for off-road driving on the ice cap. Again, there are sensational opportunities to see the Northern Lights, as well as to learn more about the unique geography and wildlife of Greenland. With a knowledgeable guide leading the way, you may encounter roaming herds of reindeer and musk oxen.

For anyone hoping to strike seeing the Aurora Borealis from their bucket list, or simply with a taste for off-piste adventure out in the wilderness, this Greenland holiday will tick all the boxes.

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Travelling in your own group

To classify as a group, we would require a minimum of 6 clients. The maximum number can be around 40 depending on activity and accommodation choices in particular destinations. Our advice to groups is to book as early as possible to make sure that you get exactly what you want for the most competitive price.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Greenland northern lights adventure holiday


On this trip we promote the importance of environmental sustainability firstly through our use of Hotel Arctic as the base for this trip. This hotel was awarded a Green Key award in 2000 which recognised their methods of operation and technology as being both sustainable and responsible. The hotel employs many methods of environmental sustainability such as focusing on local produce in its restaurant and employing sensors and thermostats throughout to ensure that water, heating and lighting are used sparingly.

From 2002, the hotel as also 100% carbon neutral with all electricity and hot water based on hydropower. More recently, with their quirky ‘igloo’ accommodation, they have looked to converting all to use exclusively solar energy for all their heating and electricity.

This trip also encourages guests in conserving local wildlife, an example of which is in the included husky safari which follows the century old trails of polar explorers. The dogs used on this safaris are predominantly Greenlandic husky, a breed whose ancestors can be traced back to the early Inuit settlers. Guests are encouraged to learn more about the dogs and witness them in their natural environment.


With regard to the community, Hotel Artic is a hugely important local supplier and is renowned for its local staff training programmes which encourages residents to become knowledgeable staff for the hotel. This in turn encourages people to remain living on the island and thus continue to support the local economy and community. Here staff also enjoy excellent working conditions and a fair wage.

We encourage or guests to travel with respect and enjoy interactions with the local community. During their free time we encourage guests to visit the town of Ilulissat and visit the shops and attractions that support local residents and get to know the people of Greenland along with its traditions, cultures and customs.

In addition, during the trip you will visit the UNESCO protected Ice Fjord, one of the islands key attractions and source of income to the region. Money spent on tours here help to encourage valuable protection of the fjord which not only brings money to the region, but is of great important to the scientific community as a whole.

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