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East Greenland Hiking Adventure Explore

East Greenland Hiking Adventure 5 Days

Prices From £1,849pp
4 nights
Friday 23 JUL, 2021
Tuesday 27 JUL, 2021

East Greenland Hiking Adventure 5 Days

SMALL GROUP EXPERIENCE - MAX 15 PAX, AVERAGE 12 PAX -
Discover the rugged enormity of Greenland on this adrenaline-pumping hiking adventure across valleys, glaciers and spectacular mountains. For hiking enthusiasts seeking a unique and incredibly memorable destination for their next adventure, this is the perfect tour. Spend your days hiking across breathtaking landscapes, including the majestic Apusiaajik Glacier and the imposing Niiniartivaraq mountains, and your evenings under canvas as you camp out in the wild. Visit small villages, enjoy a traditional Greenlandic drum dance circle, and search for wildlife along the way as you explore through this hiker’s paradise.

This demanding adventure includes some high-altitude hikes and strenuous activities, and has been designed for travellers with a relatively good level of fitness.

Toni Hart

Namibia Birding and Photography Guide

An accomplished and experienced Namibia birding and photographic guide, Toni holds a Namibia Academy for Tourism and Hospitality Level 3 qualification (the highest level attainable in Namibia) and is widely renowned for her extensive knowledge of the cultures, ornithology, flora, astronomy and wildlife of the country. Read more >

Andy Pollard

Wildlife Guide & Photographer

Andy is a 6th generation Falkland Islander, with a passion for wildlife, plants and photography. Raised in the Falkland Islands, Andy developed a close affinity with the Islands natural environment at a young age. School holidays where spent in the ‘camp’ or countryside with friends and family. For more than 10 years, Andy had the privilege of spending a time on Sea Lion Island, visiting his mother who managed one of the Islands premier tourist destinations. Read more >

Chris Coe

Photographer and founder of the Travel Photographer Of The Year awards

A fascination with natural light and a passion with nature, landscape and travel underpin Chris Coe's photography. His images often have a striking simplicity and graphic quality. More recent work has introduced a subtlety with experimentation with both movement and light.Read more >

Jenny Luxton

Falklands Expert & Guide

Born in Chartres in the West Falklands, Jenny grew up on the family farm where her love for animals was nurtured by the25,000 sheep, horses and cows that lived alongside her. Forever a nature, conservation and wildlife enthusiast Jenny has travelled extensively throughout the Falkland Islands, visiting each and every wildlife island at least once, and even travelling around some by yacht. Read more >

Doug Allan

Special Guest Lecturer

Exclusive to this voyage, Doug Allan, a multi award winning polar photographer and cameraman, will be your special guest lecturer. Doug has been on over 20 expeditions to Svalbard to film its wildlife, and knows the wonders of this area more than most. Read more >

Highlights

  • Trek through jaw-dropping, rugged landscapes on this demanding Greenland hiking adventure
  • Hike across the majestic Apusiaajik Glacier & the Niiniartivaraq mountains
  • Camp out under canvas in the Greenlandic wilderness
  • Visit remote villages and learn about the Inuit culture of Kulusuk
  • Take part in a traditional Greenlandic drum dance circle

What's Included

  • All guided treks, hikes and walks as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 3 nights’ basic participatory camping
  • 1 night’s accommodation in a basic hostel in a group-sharing dormitory
  • 4 breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • All transport to and from included activities
  • Experienced guide throughout
John Swindell
John Swindell
Arctic Specialist

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ITINERARY

4 Nights   5 Days

Itinerary Summary

  • Day 1 | Kulusuk to Apusiaajik Island
  • Days 2 - 4 | Hiking & Camping
  • Day 5 | Kulusuk - Depart
Kulusuk to Apusiaajik Island
1Day

Kulusuk to Apusiaajik Island

Having arrived independently to Kulusuk Airport you will meet your guide and fellow travellers to enjoy a walking tour of the town to learn all about the way of life here this far north. Later in the afternoon you will all take a boat trip to boat to Apusiaajik Island where it will be time to set up camp and put your feet up for the rest of the evening.

Accommodation for the next 3 nights will be basic–participation camping where you will sleep in tents in the remote Greenland wilderness. Breakfasts and dinners will be prepared by your guide, with a little help from your group, and will be served in a mess tent. Please note, this is true wilderness camping so there will be no electricity or internet connection.

Specific flights need to be booked for this trip so please enquire for full details.

Hiking & Camping
2 - 4Days

Hiking & Camping

On the morning of day 2 you will rise early to take a morning hike to Apusiaajik glacier for stunning views of the glacier flowing down from the mountains to Torsuut Tunoq sound and into the ocean, as well as observing and learning about the climate change effects on Greenland's glaciers. Apusiaajik Island is a mountainous island in the Ammassalik archipelago and offers some incredible hiking opportunities, especially through its glaciated central area which is where the majority of our hikes will be based around. As well as many chances to enjoy the glacier and its surrounds, you will also hike through the flowing rivers and valleys of the Arctic wildflower blanketed Apusiaajiip Ilinnera Valley.

The following day you and your fellow travellers will take a boat ride through the Ikaasatisivaq strait to reach a small fjord at the foot of the iconic Niiniartivaraq mountains. Here you will set up camp again before we set off for a hike through a valley at the foot of the mountains, and a climb up a hill which will reward in stunning views over the mountains and the bay.

Day 4 brings another early start as we set off for a hike up to a 400m high ridge that separates the mightily impressive Sermilik ice fjord from our camp. When you finally reach the top, the views over this beautiful icy blue fjord and the main Greenland ice cap will be just reward for the trek. This ice fjord has some of the fastest glaciers in the world, with icebergs of all shapes and sizes calving regularly into the surrounding waters…a true sight to behold! There will be the opportunity here to learn about how climate change is dramatically affecting the fjord before continuing along the ridge and into the small hunters village of Tiniteqilaq to catch your boat back to Kulusuk, where our adventure started.

Upon arrival in Kulusuk we will check into a local hostel before enjoying a traditional Greenlandic drum dance circle which will be put on for us.

Please note: this hiking adventure will involve strenuous hikes each day across rivers and mountains. We recommend bringing your own river crossing shoes and trekking poles. In order to participate you will need to be fit and able to hike every day. There is no option to opt out of any of the hikes or excursions as, for safety reasons, travellers are not permitted to stay behind at the camp on their own.

Kulusuk - Depart
5Day

Kulusuk - Depart

Your itinerary ends this morning and it will be time to walk to the airport to catch your homeward or onward flights.

Specific flights need to be booked for this trip so please enquire for full details.

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