Kayak to the Ice Sheet
- Trekking & Hiking
our UK team
Your guide will meet you in Ilulissat. From here it is a scenic boat trip to the isolated settlement of Oqaatsut. This tiny village is home to only about 45 people who live in traditional coloured houses. We take time to explore this delightful village at the end of the world with its traditional Inuit culture and complete our first hike to explore our stunning surroundings.
After an introduction to sea-kayaking techniques, navigation skills and an equipment check, we load up our boats and set off northwards. Our expedition begins with a calm day - you will be weaving in and out of Icebergs and paddling with confidence in no time!
We set up camp in a sheltered bay and enjoy the chance to live like a traditional Inuit community - learn bushcraft skills and go foraging to add to our evening meal.
The adventure continues - we pack up camp, load up our boats and head north to Pakitsoq Bay. Keep your eyes open for whales, seals and eagles as we head deeper into the wilderness...
Learn tidal navigation skills as we kayak from our campsite into the Fjord. From here, we can hike up to stunning views of the ice sheet; we explore the area on foot and by kayak. This isolated part of Greenland is home to a range of flora and fauna including reindeer, arctic fox and white tailed eagles.
We load up our kayaks once again and begin a beautiful two day journey back down the coast to Oqaatsut. Gliding through Greenland's picturesque scenary for a final two days. Keep your eyes open for whales and other wildlife as we weeve between icebergs and slowly make our way south.
After breakfast we return to Ilulissat by boat 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 / paddle for 6-7 hours per day for several days in a row. Previous
kayaking experience, although beneficial, is not required as training will be
provided. You should be capable of swimming 100m.
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 hiking and kayaking
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.
trip includes full board from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 7. We are
proud of the varied, fresh and frankly delicious food we provide even when
camping. 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
day will start with a hearty breakfast accompanied by plenty of tea and
coffee. You will prepare your own picnic lunch for the day from a buffet style
array of options - everyday there will definitely be sandwiches, hot drinks and
cakes among other ingredients. Each evening meal will be three courses- we try
to offer fresh fruit and vegetables everyday but this is not always possible in
help in the kitchen is expected and much appreciated, particularly in
the evenings. Cooking is most enjoyable when the whole group work as a team to
prepare dinner, it creates a pleasant atmosphere as we reflect on the days
let us know about any dietary requirements when you book the trip and we will
work with you to cater for your needs.
We will spend 5 nights camping and 2
nights in local guesthouse accommodation. Whilst camping we will provide a 3
man dome tent per two people and inflatable sleeping mats per person. There will be a dinning tent for taking meals
and for use as a communal space, tables, stools and eating utensils are all
In guesthouses accommodation will be in
dormitories of between 4 and 12 people with shared bathroom facilities.
Please bring a small rucksack to use as a
day bag. You can bring this as hand luggage on the aeroplane. You
will carry your lunch, water, spare layers and any personal medication with you
each day in this bag. You will also need a larger bag to store your other
clothes and belongings in, please ensure that this is a soft bag like a ruckack or
duffel bag rather than a rigid suitcase. We will provide dry bags for you to
pack your luggage into.
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.
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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