Greenland - Mountain, Fjord, Icecap
Greenland & Iceland, Trek & Walk, 43 days - from £2,295 (land only) - from €2,870 (land only) - from $4,015 (land only)
New for 2014
With extra departures and an updated itinerary, travelling to Greenland has never been more a-fjordable!
- An Arctic wilderness hiking holiday in East Greenland
- Some of the world`s most dramatic peak and glacier landscapes
- Seashore camping and a day-hike format to viewpoint peaks
- Visit the remote and colourful villages of Inuit fishermen
- Includes 2 nights in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik
With its vast central icecap and rugged, fjord-cut eastern coastline, Greenland has one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. This polar hiking holiday shows this off to great effect, as we explore amongst the fjords and viewpoint to the north of Ammassalik Island. Arriving at the airport in Kulusuk, we take a boat transfer to a campsite beside Tunu Fjord, close to the village of Kuummiut. We spend 4 nights at this camp, before taking a second boat transfer through a narrow and impressive strait to the fishing and hunting settlement at Tiniteqilaq, where we camp for 3 nights. Throughout our time on Greenland, we explore some of the most scenic locations amongst the at times iceberg-filled fjords. A succession of stunning hikes, traversing trackless terrain and with some long days of up to 8 hours duration, takes us through flower-carpeted valleys and along the rugged coastlines to exceptional viewpoints. Our day-hike format from the 2 camps we use (and from hostel accommodation on the island of Kulusuk) means that each of the walks is optional and also allows us plenty of time for relaxation and contemplation. Close to the Arctic Circle, this is a very different trekking holiday!
Is this holiday for you?
Given good weather conditions, this is a not-too-difficult hiking holiday at low elevation. However, if the weather is not cooperative (conditions can be wintry in Greenland, even in the summer) it becomes rather tougher and you should be prepared for this. There is a lot of rough ground to cover; involving scree, moraine and trackless moorland and, especially if the weather is unfavourable, there will be some long days of up to 8 hours. Setting out each day from camp, you will carry just a small rucksack with your day-gear and bivvy bag. We have taken the remote nature of the location into account in giving this holiday its grading of 6. This holiday is suitable for regular hikers with good physical condition and a spirit of adventure.