From the Big City to the Arctic Wilderness
Location : Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
This expedition starts with a flight from Copenhagen. Less than five hours later you'll reach the settlement of Kangerlussuaq in Greenland. This small airstrip is the main gateway to Greenland, and upon arrival, your transfer to MS Fram will be waiting for you.
Kangerlussuaq is the main gateway to Greenland. Slightly fewer than 600 people live and work in Kangerlussuaq (which means 'the long fjord'). The airport was built by the Americans during World War II and operated as an American base until 1992. Today, Kangerlussuaq is a commercial airport. Kangerlussuaq is situated only 25 miles from the immense Greenland ice sheet. This indescribable wasteland of ice stretches 1,553 miles from north to south and nearly 621 miles from east to west at the widest part of the country. The tallest point of the ice sheet is 1,988 feet above sea level. The unpaved road here goes through a wide variety of the most beautiful natural scenery, from Arctic desert to tundra with low-growing shrubs, and through hilly terrain with a grand view of the edge of the ice sheet.