Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland

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11 days
English, Spanish, Italian
Minimum age
18 years
Jul. - Aug.

This is our most wild and long expedition that we offer. During this 11 days you will be out in the wilderness as much as possible, 9 days. This trip combines a glacier traverse of 4 days carrying all gear with you with a backpack of about 10-15 kg and some hiking peaks and incredible views over hundreds of nunataks, mountains surrounded by glaciers! 

The first 4 days out you will cross glaciers, camp on snow, melting it to cook and reach view point over the entire valley and pitch the tent between colorful granite peaks. At the end of the traverse we will have time to recharge energy and get more food for the coming days.

The next 4 days are not less exciting! We will start by crossing a big glacier called Kaarale, 2.4 km wide and reach the opposite side of the fjord. The crossing of this glacier might take the whole day (4-6 hours), because it is not covered in snow and the crevasses make the way across much longer than 2,4 km. On the opposite side we will establish camp.and the mission will be to reach some peaks behind our camp from where we will admire hundreds of unnamed and unexplored peaks surrounded by glaciers, called in glaciology nunataks. 

The highlights of this trip are: glacier traverse, remote fjords, glacier travel and ice climbing, summit, wilderness camping.


The area where we will go is situated 60 km north of Kulusuk, in Tunu bay, between 2 and 4 hours by speed boat depending sea ice conditions. From here we will start our 4 days glacier traverse across huge valleys surrounded by steep mountains. At the end of the traverse we will camp in one of the most stunning location of the whole trip, in front of a calving glacier called Kaarale, situated in Sermiligaaq ford.

During the next 5 days we will have time to rest, repack our bags with new food delivered by boat and reach the wildest area of the entire trip. The plan starts with crossing from south to north the terminal part of the Kaarale glacier, which will take the whole day. After that our goal is to reach some of the nunatak peaks that are dominating the fjord of Semiligaaq. 


In this trip 2 nights are included in Hotel Kulusuk (full board). The rest 8 nights will be spent in expedition tents in the locations described above.


At arrival your guide will pick you up at the airport and from there you will reach the hotel Kulusuk by car. After making yourself confortable you will have a meeting where the plan of the expedition will be explained. 

All our transportation to our explored areas are made with the help of the locals, the most experience boat drivers used to deal with extreme sea ice conditions.


All our guides are part of the Associasson of Icelandic Mountain Guides and qualified Alpine trekking Guides. Beside this we also make sure to have guides with extensive wilderness first aid examinations and be qualified first responders. These for us are some of the qualifications needed to be able to guide our guests in such remote and wild places. 

All areas of East Greenland are also territory of the polar bear so this land can't be underestimated and a real precaution must be taken. We provide guiding service from guides that we totally trust that will make sure you will have the best memorable time in East Greenland.


Certified AIMG Alpine trekking guide
Baggage transfers: Airport to Hotel Kulusuk
2 nights at Hotel Kulusuk (full board)
Boat journeys as described in the itinerary
Bear deterrents
Expedition equipment
Mountain tents
Expedition food & fuel
Glacier gear including helmet, harness, ice axe and crampons
All safety equipment including; emergency satellite phone


Glacier Hiking
Ice Climbing
Northern Lights
Glacier Views
City Tour
Iceberg Views
Midnight Sun
Boat Tour
Wildlife Observation
Settlement Visit

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland - day 1

Arrival in Kulusuk

Day 1

- Arrival in Kulusuk airport

- Meeting the guide and the group

- Briefing the expedition and walk in Kulusuk village

Day 11

- end of the expedition

Day 2
Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland - day 2

Leaving Kulusuk by boat

Day 2- 10

- Leave Kulusuk by boat to destination (between 2 to 3 hours ride depending sea ice condition)


Glacier traverse, summits, ice climbing, wild camping

Day 3
Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland - day 3

Ice climbing

Today we might try iceclimbing

Day 4
Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland - day 4

Wild camping

We'll be sleeping in tents with amazing views

Day 5
Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland - day 5


We'll hike around the area

Day 6
Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland - day 6

Glacier traverse

Traversing glaciers

Day 7
Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland - day 7

Ice caves

We'll explore ice caves

Day 8
Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland - day 8

Ascend mountains

We'll ascend mountain peaks for some incredible views

Day 9
Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland - day 9

Enjoy sunsets

enjoy sunsets

Day 10
Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland - day 10


Today we pack down the equipment and sail back to Kulusuk

Day 11
Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland - day 11


Having had the wildest adventure it is now time to say farewell

What to bring

Hiking clothing and hiking boots
Backpack 60-80 L
Sleeping bag with comfort 0°C
Foam mattress and inflatable mattress

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