Polar Circle Marathon

26-27 Oct 2024

Tundra Safari and Kangerlussuaq Sightseeing

Kangerlussuaq has been inhabited for thousands of years. Join us for a drive to see the most significant landmarks and hear all about its fascinating history.
24 Oct, 26 Oct | 3.5 hours | 70 EUR

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.

  • About the Tour

    Duration: 3.5 hours 

    Departures:  This excursion runs Thursday and Saturday. Participants will be allocated a date according to where they are staying, what distance they are running, who they are travelling with etc. Your race pack will indicate the date and time of your excursion (if booked).


    English-speaking tour guide 

    - 3.5 hour drive