Greenland Kangia Icefjord Hike

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Kangia is the Greenlandic word for Icefjord. An Icefjord is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides that is created by glacial erosion. The Kangia, or otherwise known as Ilulissat Icefjord is special due to its size and speed. This fast-moving giant covered in icebergs makes for a breathtaking natural phenomenon. Located on the west cost of Greenland, north of the Arctic Circle, this icefjord’s ice cap is the only remnant from the Quaternary Ice Age in the Northern Hermisphere. Because there is so much to see and discover here, Wildthentic offers a Kangia hike tour where we explore the area on a full day snowshoeing.

a walk on the natural side by trekking through the boarder of the Kangia Glacier. This glacier has been declared UNESCO World Heritage Site due to it great cultural and physical significance. Enjoy this authentic Greenlandic hike into the wild. We’ll show you the most incredible views while taking you to places where we’ll discover the ancient Inuit culture. Our hike is far from the conventional touristic routes. This tour is all about immersing yourself into your surroundings and forgetting about time, even if it’s just for a few hours.

In the winter, this area is completely covered by snow and ice giving rise to fascinating landscapes. Although beautiful, it eliminates any signs of roads and or trail. But, this isn’t a problem as much as it is an opportunity for adventure thanks to our expert guides.

The Kangia hike Fjord Tour will take your breath away

There are few places on earth that remain so unspoilt and give you a sense of wonder. Greenland is certainly one of these destinations. Travelling during the harsh winter and facing the Arctic climate, while walking in the land of pioneers and learning about the Inuit way of life will make you feel like a real adventurer.
It all begins at the quarry, where we will climb up between frozen lakes and snowy summit. We walk up to a lookout with magnificent panoramic views of the ‘dogsled highway’. Do not forget to take some photos before starting the descent; it is after all a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity. As we follow the river bank, we arrive at the frozen lake that will mark our arrival. Below your feet is the UNESCO World Heritage site from which 20 million tons of ice flows out every year.

Experiencing this from the Holmens Bakke is incredible because it is the place where locals gather for the Greeting of The Sun. This Greenlandic tradition dates back hundreds maybe even thousands of years ago and is meant to celebrate the ‘arrival’ of the Sun after 6 weeks of darkness.

You will arrive at this viewpoint after crossing the rocky coast. And later you will reach the ancient settlement of Sermermiut, where the first Inuit culture (The Saqqaq) settled 4,000 years ago. Traversing this settlement is by far the most rewarding way to end your Kangia hike.

Also keep in mind that no experience is needed for this trip. Our team of experts will explain everything as well as take care of the logistics. You will have experienced and qualified guides with you at all times. We take only few guests at a time in order to offer maximum sensations with a personal and intimate experience.

Description

Hike Kangia surroundings to gain spectacular views of the glacier and the icebergs

Starting time

10:00

Departure point

Operator office (will be detailed in the voucher)

Duration

5 hours approx

Ending point

Returns to original departure point

Season

From 1st Mar to 22 Apr

AGENDA FOR YOUR ADVENTURE

The adventure begins at 10 am and it will consist on:

  • Transfer from operator’s office to the departure point.
  • Hike on snowshoes along varied terrain gaining views of the Kangia Icefjord
  • Walk to different viewpoints to enjoy the magnificent panoramic landscapes
  • Picnic lunch in Holmes Bakke, a historic site where you can learn more about Greenland’s culture.
  • Transfer from arrival point to operator’s office

NOTES

  • Group size: Min 2 – Max 8
  • Age restrictions: Minimum age: 16 years old
  • Difficulty: Challenging. Walking in the cold for up to 5 hours requires a good level of fitness and a strong mental resistance to the cold. No previous experience is required. Anyone can learn how to move safely on the winter terrain with the snowshoes.
  • Inclusions: English speaking guide, transfer from/to the operator’s office to/from the departure point, warm drinks, lunch and snacks. Technical equipment provided: Snowshoes and poles, winter boots.
  • Exclusions: hotel transfers, travel insurance, personal expenses, tips and gratuities.
  • Voucher info: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this experience.
  • Local operator information: Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
  • Cancelation policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Itineraries with a heartfelt destiny

The Kangia Ice Fjord is not just an ice paradise. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 20 million tons of ice that are generated each day, give rise to some of the biggest icebergs on the planet which rise more than 100 meters above sea level. It is not surprising that the expeditions carried out in this place are truly incredible.

The dogs sledge highway, Sermermiut Valley, or Disko Island, are part of this unique orography, and can be seen and admired by following our itineraries.

Holmens Bakke, the famous place where the sunrise is celebrated after the long winter darkness. And the settlement of Sermermiut, cradle of the first Inuit culture, are other destinations we reach.

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