Travel to Greenland

Getting to North East Greenland is an adventure in itself. All travel takes place through Iceland, where many people choose to spend some extra time to enjoy the amazing volcanic landscape and hot springs - a real treat on the way back from an expedition! All Tangent led expeditions start and finish in Akureyri, in the north of Iceland. You'll meet there on the day you fly into Greenland. This page outlines your travel to Constable Point, where Tangent is based in Greenland.

flight to Iceland

Fly to Iceland
All international flights arrive in Keflavik airport, in the south-west of Iceland. From here it is an hour's bus journey into Reykjavik. Most people choose to spend a few days exploring Reykjavik on the way to or from Greenland. The popular Golden Circle tour takes in local hot springs, geysirs and waterfalls.

Travel to Akureyri
Once in Iceland, you'll need to travel to Akureyri on the north coast before flying to Greenland. Internal flights are available from Reykjavik with Icelandair, or you may choose to hire a car and enjoy the scenic drive. Akureyri is Iceland's second biggest town with all the facilities you'll need.


Fly to Greenland

Fly to Greenland
Tangent Expeditions will organise your onward flight to Greenland. This will be in a 7 seat Beechcraft King Air or in a privately chartered Twin Otter operated by Tangent Expeditions; a wonderful experience in itself, taking 1.5 hrs. Flying northwest from Akureyri you’ll see below you the vast expense of arctic sea drifting down from the North Pole before sighting dramatic glaciated landscapes to the west. Entering the mouth of the mighty Scoresby Sund fjord the tiny settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit can be seen before heading up Hurry Fjord to land at Nerlerit Inaat (Constable Point). The final approach giving stunning views of the Liverpool Land mountain ranges. Upon landing you'll be greeted by Tangent staff and walk the short distance to our base.