Greenland - Mountain, Fjord, Icecap
Day 1: Arrive at Keflavik Airport. A taxi transfer to the group accommodation in Keflavik is provided. KE Land Only package services begin with the overnight at the group guesthouse in Keflavik.
Day 2: In the morning, we transfer by taxi to the smaller 'domestic' airport in nearby Reykjavik. From here, we take the 2-hour flight to Kulusuk on the south east coast of Greenland. We then have a short helicopter transfer across to the Inuit settlement of Tasiilaq in the district known as Ammassalik. We set up our camp on the edge of the village.
Day 3: We have our first day-walk to the top of the rocky peak of Qaqertivagajik (718m) which dominates the village of Tasiilaq. We enjoy the views before descending to camp after 5 to 6 hours walking.
Day 4: A free day to look around the settlement of Tasiilaq, the largest of only 7 Inuit settlements along the whole East Greenland coastline. We will spend some time amongst the colourful houses which overlook the harbour and Kong Oscar Fjord, before returning to our camp.
Day 5: Our bags are taken by boat to our next camping place, whilst we enjoy a 7-hour coastal and then mountain hike across to the edge of Sermilik Fjord.
Day 6: Exploration around our camp, with the option to hike along the coast or inland. Great views of the often ice-chiked fjord. A second night on Sermilik Fjord.
Day 7: We take a boat trip to Johan Petersen Fjord and Dog Fjord, stopping off at the abandoned Inuit village of Ikkatteq for a a short hike and to look around the deserted settlement. We set up camp beside Dog Fjord.
Day 8: We have a day-hike in the hills above our camp, reaching a viewpoint ridge at around 500 metres elevation. We return to our camp beside Dog Fjord.
Day 9: A longer and tougher hike over rough ground to a viewpoint above Johan Petersen Fjord, with a panorama including the Greenland Icecap. We return to the camp beside Dog Fjord.
Day 10: We strike camp again and take the boat to the south-east side of Johan Petersen Fjord. After setting up camp, the remainder of the day is free for exploring.
Day 11: We hike above camp to some swimming lakes and a viewpoint over Sang-Miletus Fjord. Here, there is a panorama over icefields and glaciers. Camp beside Johan Petersen Fjord.
Day 12: A free day at camp, with the option to take a coastal hike beside Johan Petersen Fjord. We spend a third night at the same camp.
Day 13: Back in the boat again for the shortish ride to the hunters' village of Tiniteqilaaq. We can explore this settlement and have the option to climb a nearby 400 metre for more fine views. Then, we have a boat trip back to the camp in Tasiilaq
Day 14: This is a free day in Tasiilaq. There are other hills to hike and fjords to walk beside.
Day 15: We break camp for the last time and take a helicopter ride across to the airfield at Kulusuk. Here, we board the flight to the 'domestic' airport in Reykjavik and from there transfer by taxi to our hotel in Keflavik.
Day 16: We transfer by taxi to Keflavik Airport where KE Land Only package services end.