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Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland

Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland
Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland
Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland
Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland
Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland
Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland
Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland

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.

Location

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. 

Accomodation

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.

Logistics

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.

Safety

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.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jul. - Aug.
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Hiking, Ice Climbing, Northern Lights, Glacier Views, City Tour, Iceberg Views, Camping, Midnight Sun, Boat Tour, Wildlife Observation, Settlement Visit
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Minimum age: 18 years.
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Italian
Pickup information:
    Kulusuk Airport
    You meet us at the departure location.
    Included:
    • 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

    • Any extra expenses due to unforeseen circumstances or changes to planned itinerary (eg. delayed flights, extra logistics & accommodation) ​

    • Rental equipment costs

    • Personal expedition equipment

    • Expedition/travel insurance

    • Flights to and from Greenland


    What to bring:
    • Hiking clothing and hiking boots

    • Backpack 60-80 L

    • Sleeping bag with comfort 0°C

    • Foam mattress and inflatable mattress



    Daily itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrival in Kulusuk


    Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland


    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 - Leaving Kulusuk by boat


    Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland


    Day 2- 10

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

    Highlights:

    Glacier traverse, summits, ice climbing, wild camping


    Day 3 - Ice climbing


    Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland


    Today we might try iceclimbing


    Day 4 - Wild camping


    Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland


    We'll be sleeping in tents with amazing views


    Day 5 - Hiking


    Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland


    We'll hike around the area


    Day 6 - Glacier traverse


    Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland


    Traversing glaciers


    Day 7 - Ice caves


    Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland


    We'll explore ice caves


    Day 8 - Ascend mountains


    Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland


    We'll ascend mountain peaks for some incredible views


    Day 9 - Enjoy sunsets


    Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland


    enjoy sunsets


    Day 10 - Pick-up


    Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland


    Today we pack down the equipment and sail back to Kulusuk


    Day 11 - Farewell


    Arctic Wilderness Expedition | East Greenland


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


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