Ice Cap Explorer | East Greenland

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Tour starts
Kulusuk city harbor
Duration:
9 days
Languages:
English, Spanish, Italian
Difficulty:
Moderate
Available:
false
Minimum age:
18 years old

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.

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

Activities

Glacier Hiking
Hiking
Ice Climbing
Whale Watching
Northern Lights
Glacier Views
Iceberg Views
Camping
Ice Caving
Midnight Sun
Wildlife Observation

Attractions

Ice Sheet

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Ice Cap Explorer | East Greenland - day 1

Arrival in Kulusuk

- Meeting the guide and the group

- Briefing the expedition plan and walk in Kulusuk village

Day 2
Ice Cap Explorer | East Greenland - day 2

Setting up camp

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
Ice Cap Explorer | East Greenland - day 3

Basic glacier skills

- 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
Ice Cap Explorer | East Greenland - day 4

Moving up the terrain

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
Ice Cap Explorer | East Greenland - day 5

Moving up the terrain

We'll continue to climb the terrain

Day 6
Ice Cap Explorer | East Greenland - day 6

Enjoying the view

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

Day 7
Ice Cap Explorer | East Greenland - day 7

Packing down and returning to Kulusuk

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

Day 8
Ice Cap Explorer | East Greenland - day 8

Apusjiak glacier day tour

Day trip to Apusjaik glacier

Day 9
Ice Cap Explorer | East Greenland - day 9

End of the expedition

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

What to bring

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

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