Present-day Kangerlussuaq is a former American air base that has transformed into the main airport of Greenland. On this tour, we will do some sightseeing while our guide shares exciting stories - telling us about everything from primitive Kangerlussuaq to the origins of the base (from the Second World War to the Cold War) and its subsequent transformation into a modern international airport and small settlement. It is also interesting to learn about Greenland's culture and the ways in which its people have adapted to the harsh environment.
The area around Kangerlussuaq has Greenland's longest road, and using this we will embark on a roadtrip to meet the great Greenlandic nature. We will drive to the harbour to enjoy views of the beautiful Kangerlussuaq Fjord. We'll also drive past Kellyville, a small town 12 km from the airport that is centered on a research facility, and tour the old base area. We will visit the village kennel, where we'll get better acquainted with Greenlandic sled dogs (as the season is not open in Kangerlussuaq in October, we will not be able to go dog sledding) and their unique instincts. We'll have ample opportunity to take in the stunning nature along the way, and, if we are very lucky, spot musk oxen during this scenic 3.5-hour drive.