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.