In Search of Erik the Red - Greenland Trek

Greenland & Iceland, Trek & Walk, 12 days - from $3,950 (land only)

Trek & Walk

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. Your main bag will be transported between camps by boat. You should be able to comfortably step into the boat while carrying your KE bag.

You must bring the following items:

Sturdy and waterproof hiking boots


Trainers / sneakers or sandals

Socks and underwear

Trekking trousers / pants

Waterproof overtrousers / rain-pants

Baselayer shirts (1 short sleeve, 1 long sleeve)

T-shirts and/or casual shirts

Fleece jacket or jumper

Warm jacket (down or synthetic)

Waterproof jacket

Warm hat

Light thermal gloves and waterproof overgloves or mittens

Eyewear - sunglasses

Sleeping bag (comfort rating 0 degrees centigrade)

Drybags to keep items in your KE trek bag dry

Daypack of approximately 30 litres capacity

Sun protection (including for lips)

Water bottles x 2 (1 Litre / Quart))

Washbag and toiletries

Small trek towel

Toilet paper

Antibacterial handwash

Insect repellant

*Mosquito net for the head


Basic First Aid Kit. Including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, Insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).

The following items are optional:

Sleeping bag liner

Trekking poles


Swimwear (some people do take a dip!)

Spare laces

Earplugs (particularly if you are not the one snoring!)

Eye cover to assist sleeping in the 24-hour daylight

Travel clothes

Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)

Camera and batteries


* During July and August in lowlands and in wind protected valleys, mosquitoes can be annoying.

You should bring a mesh net which covers the head completely and can be tucked into a shirt or jacket collar.

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