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Ice Cap Explorer | East Greenland

Ice Cap Explorer | East Greenland
Ice Cap Explorer | East Greenland
Ice Cap Explorer | East Greenland
Ice Cap Explorer | East Greenland
Ice Cap Explorer | East Greenland
Ice Cap Explorer | East Greenland
Ice Cap Explorer | East Greenland

During this 9 days expedition you will witness the vast size of the Ice cap of Greenland, explore its edges and reach few view points around 1300 meters that will allow you see this huge flowing mass of ice. Our camp will be establish at the coast next to a source of drinkable water and close to some peak that we could climb during our 5 days trip.

It would be possible to move camp for one or two nights higher up to be able to summit a peak in the vicinity of base camp and have an amazing overview this vast glacier world. 

All possible peaks to climb would be on a level of trekking peak, reachable then just by walk but on glaciated terrain so roped up in a team. 

Included in this package there is one daytrip to a glacier near by Kulusuk Island. Depending the weather we could decide to have it as start or end of the trip.

The highlights of this trip are: Ice cap exploration, glacier hikes, ice climbing, summit, hiking, wilderness camping, glacier calving.

Location

The area where we will go is situated in Johan Petersen fjord, between 3 and 6 hours from Kulusuk by speedboat, depending sea ice conditions. 

For the day trip location, Apusiajik glacier is at 15 minutes by boat from Kulusuk Island.

Accommodation

In this trip 3 nights are included in Hotel Kulusuk (full board). The rest 5 nights will be spent in expedition tents in the location described.

Logistics

At arrival you will get picked up by your guide at the airport and from there you will reach the hotel Kulusuk by car. After making your elf 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. This for us are some of the good qualifications needed to be able to guide guest 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: Aug. - Dec.
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Activities: Glacier Hiking, Hiking, Ice Climbing, Whale Watching, Northern Lights, Glacier Views, Iceberg Views, Camping, Ice Caving, Midnight Sun, Wildlife Observation
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 18 years.
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Italian
  • Highlights: Ice Sheet
Pickup information:
    Kulusuk city harbor

    We can pick you up at the airport of Kulusuk, at your stay in Kulusuk or Tasiilaq. 

    Included:
    • Certified AIMG Alpine trekking guide

    • Baggage transfers: airport- hotel Kulusuk

    • 3 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:
    • personal clothing, sleeping bag, mattress, hiking backpack 60L-80L



    Daily itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrival in Kulusuk


    Ice Cap Explorer | East Greenland


    - Meeting the guide and the group

    - Briefing the expedition plan and walk in Kulusuk village


    Day 2 - Setting up camp


    Ice Cap Explorer | East Greenland


    Day 2-7

    - Leave Kulusuk by boat to Johann Petersen Fjord (3-5 hours depending sea ice condition)

    - establish base camp close to a source of water and amazing view of a calving glacier


    Day 3 - Basic glacier skills


    Ice Cap Explorer | East Greenland


    - learn basic glacier travel techniques and explore the edge of the glacier near the campsite.

    (possible activities: glacier walk, ice climbing, learn rope work)


    Day 4 - Moving up the terrain


    Ice Cap Explorer | East Greenland


    The goal of the next 3 days is to move camp higher up (500 aslm) on the Icecap of Greenland and reach a peak surrounded by ice, Nunatak! You will experience how is to camp on a glacier, melt snow to cook food and witness amazing view of ice all around you from the summit of an unnamed peak!


    Day 5 - Moving up the terrain


    Ice Cap Explorer | East Greenland


    We'll continue to climb the terrain


    Day 6 - Enjoying the view


    Ice Cap Explorer | East Greenland


    We'll enjoy the views of a landscape like no other


    Day 7 - Packing down and returning to Kulusuk


    Ice Cap Explorer | East Greenland


    Pack all equipment from base camp and return to Kulusuk by boat.


    Day 8 - Apusjiak glacier day tour


    Ice Cap Explorer | East Greenland


    Day trip to Apusjaik glacier


    Day 9 - End of the expedition


    Ice Cap Explorer | East Greenland


    We say goodbye, we hope you've had the time of your life and a bunch of unforgettable memories.


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