Greenland - Mountain, Fjord, Icecap

Greenland & Iceland, Trek & Walk, 12 days - from $4,015 (land only)

Trek & WalkPolar

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

Sandals (for river crossing)

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)

Windproof/waterproof jacket

Warm hat

Eyewear - sunglasses

Light thermal gloves and waterproof overgloves or mittens

4 season sleeping bag (rated down to –5ÂșC)

Camping mat

Plastic survival bag

Drybags to keep items in your KE trek bag dry

*Daypack of approximately 30 to 40 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

Tupperware lunch box (c. 0.6 litre / 40 cu in capacity)

Plastic plate and bowl and fork and spoon

Penknife

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

Gaiters

Shorts

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, media, batteries

Notes

* Your daysack needs to be big enough to allow you to carry rainproofs, packed lunch, camera, water bottles, change of clothing and your emergency bivvy bag.

** 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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