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Location


We are based 60 kilometers north of Maniitsoq, in the tiny village of Kangaamiut. Kangaamiut sits on a small island just south of the Arctic Circle. As we are here in mid-Spring, days are already long (18-20hours) and you will notice daylight increasing each day.


Getting There


The easiest transfer by far is via Copenhagen. From there it is a 4 and half hour Airbus flight to the International Airport at Kangerlussuaaq, followed by a short turbo-prop flight to Maniitsoq. We depart Copenhagen on the Monday morning (9am) and will be in Maniitsoq early afternoon. From Maniitsoq airport we either connect via helicopter to Kangaamuit (skiing our way north) or via boat if weather restricts flying. The following Monday, after a night in the hotel in Maniitsoq, we retrace our steps and arrive back in Copenhagen around 7pm.


We recommend you stay in the Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport the Sunday evening before and Monday evening after for its superb convenience.


Accommodation and Food


We live close to the local population and their daily routine . We rent houses from a few of the families, and gather together in the evening for our home cooked meal. Regina, our hostess, whips up hearty meals including local fish and meats (halibut, musk ox and reindeer all feature on the menu). Regina also sells wine and beer (beware Greenlandic prices!).


There is also a small supermarket in the village where you can stock up on extra snacks or drinks for your houses. We do provide all meals including a picnic heliski lunch as part of the package.


The houses are warm and comfortable and most have stereo, dvd, as well as showers, drying and laundry facilities. Due to the extreme cold in the winter months and the bare granite nature of the island the toilet facilities use a bag system which is emptied and collected daily.


Helicopters/Safety


Air Greenland supply AeroSpatiale Squirrel (aka A Star/Ecureil) AS350 B3 helicopters equipped for Arctic flying (HF radio, inflatable skids, survival bags). These are operated with four guests in the rear seat and the guide flying up front in a single seat.


Pilots have both heliski and Arctic experience.


Each machine has sat phone and GPS. Flight following is via VHF radio to the Tower in Kangerlussuaaq and Air Greenland heli-base in Nuuk. There is emergency back up from another Squirrel operating to the south of us and if required a 19 seat Sikorsky is one and a half hours away in Nuuk.


All guides carry a sat phone.