Hiking East Greenland
- Trekking & Hiking
our UK team
Welcome to Greenland! We will greet you at Kulusuk airport and escort you to your accommodation in the centre of this eastern Greenlandic town. Kulusuk is a small settlement found on a rocky island with the same name, the waters surrounding it are almost always speckled with floating icebergs. Tonight we offer a free walking tour to uncover more about the local culture, history and traditions of this traditional Greenlandic hunting and fishing village.
This morning, after breakfast, a scenic cruise will take us to Tasiilaq and the valley of flowers. Keep your eyes open for whales during the boat trip - it is not uncommon to meet humpback and fin whales on this route! In the summer it really is as magical as it sounds here! Enjoy an afternoon guided hike to uncover the hidden gems in this enchanting area with it’s a vast array of colorful plants, arctic birds and fascinating geology.
This morning we have the chance to explore the Inuit village of Tasiilaq, discover the local traditions and meet local people and animals. Todays walk should give a true sense of the scale and vastness of the wilderness around you. Get ready for views of towering granite mountain ranges and the famous Icebergs of Sermilik Fjord (the ice fjord) as you climb up to a panoramic viewpoint.
Today, an off-trail hike to discover the wonders of Tasiilaq Fjord awaits us with views of classic Greenlandic scenery: dark rock and blue waters speckled with bright white ice. Today is a chance to fully explore the wilderness here and uncover a surprisingly fertile Greenland as we forage for wild berries and discover the lush vegetation that thrives here. Dwarf Fireweed (Chamaenerion Latifolium) Greenlands national flower, is a rich pink colour and sometimes (particularly during June) it floods the shorelines of the Fjord with colour. In this land of harsh contrasts it is a truly spectacular sight in the otherwise grey, white and blue landscape. Today you can also opt to take a boat trip through the icebergs to Hann glacier.
Todays’ hike is perhaps the most magical of the whole trip; it is a bit more challenging than the previous walks and includes some stream crossings so get ready for an adventure! The hike begins following a scenic coastal path up to the Fjord where we will pick up the husky trail ‘Sermilikvejen’. We will continue through a beautiful valley and up into the mountains where a truly unique scene awaits. Nestled among dramatic granite peaks, with small glaciers perched on top, are a hidden cluster of bright blue lakes. Here you are in true Greenlandic wilderness and can observe all of its breathtaking contrasts. The hike ends by circling the distinctive Aammangaaq Mountain and following a track back to your accommodation.
Enjoy a walk along the Fjord south of Tasiilaq today before our boat trip back to Kulusuk. This walk perfectly showcases Greenlands variety of Icebergs in all their glory plus if you are lucky you might well spot some of the animals who live in this untouched area like arctic foxes and bowhead whales. Keep your eyes open for whales during the boat trip back. It is not uncommon to meet humpback and fin whales on this route!
Today we will climb Isikajjia, famous for the US built radar station on its summit this peak offers spectacular panoramic views and a lovely walk with a huge variety of wildflowers. As always we are keen to share our wealth of knowledge about the environment around us. Decode the history of the area from colorful lichen on the rocks, discover which wildlife thrives in this remote destination and enjoy views of some of the most impressive geological features in the world.
After breakfast at the hotel we say our goodbyes to Greenland and transfer to the airport for our journey home.
details in this programme are regularly updated but unforeseeable and
unpredictable circumstances may result in inaccuracies. In order to provide the
adventure which is best suited to your demands, the weather and the operational
conditions, changes to the itinerary may be made. For safety reasons, we
reserve the rights to interrupt your participation at any time if your
technical level or fitness is deemed unsuitable or if you are seen as a danger
to yourself or to those around you. Under no circumstances would this give rise
to a refund or compensation.
This trip is accessible to everyone with
a sense of adventure and a positive attitude. Physically, you should be able to
walk for 6-7 hours per day for several days in a row. Our hikes are not
technically difficult but may venture off-trail on loose and uneven ground so
care will be needed to avoid slips and trips. Adverse weather conditions can
make hikes feel much more challenging.
To ask about your suitability for this
trip and what you can do to prepare please feel free to give us a call.
are proud of the varied, fresh and frankly delicious food we provide. Meals are
based on a selection of local products and you will have the opportunity to try
Greenlandic delicacies such as cod, arctic char and mussels.
day will start with a hearty breakfast accompanied by plenty of tea and
coffee. You will help prepare and carry a picnic lunch for the day from a
buffet style array of options - everyday there will definitely be sandwiches,
hot drinks and cakes among other things. Evening
meals will be provided by our hotel and there will be a selection of main
courses for you to choose from. Vegetarian meals are available. Please let us
know about any special dietary requirements when you book your trip, we will
work with you to cater for your needs.
During this trip we will stay in 3 star
hotels in twin or double rooms with en-suite facilities. In Kulusuk we will
stay at Hotel Kulusuk which is located near the sea and provides simple but
comfortable accommodation. We will also stay at Hotel Ammassalik in
Tasiilaq which provides outstanding views of the surrounding landscape.
Each hotel provides hot buffet meals and
offers WiFi for
a small charge.
Your luggage will need to be divided into
two bags, a daypack of 30 - 40 litres and a larger 60 - 80 litre bag
for the bulk of your luggage (see equipment).
Whilst trekking you should carry
everything you need in your daypack. This will include lunch, water, spare
clothing and any personal medication. Your larger bag can be left in your hotel
room each day.
The currency is the Danish Krone (DKK).
the larger towns, you can withdraw money and pay using most common credit or
debit cards. We recommend carrying some cash to avoid disappointment when card
facilities are not available.
budget for drinks, tips, personal expenses and any meals not included in your
trip. Expect to pay at least 200DKK / 25 Euro for a meal.
Although the custom is practised here, it
is not expected. If you are satisfied with the services of your guide and local
team, tipping is always appreciated. It
is not obligatory and should be left to the discretion of each individual.
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