Boat assisted trek in East Greenland
Uncover the most wild and remote places in Greenland on this extraordinary trip. Here the mountains are steeper, the icebergs more abundant. The local Inuits stay close to their origin, as their survival is still dependant on their fishing and hunting successes. Deep fjord systems and floating icebergs create the perfect arctic atmosphere for an unforgettable journey. On this amazing trekking tour we will enjoy the sights of this breathtaking landscape both from the bottom and at the top of small peaks. The tour includes the popular must see Karale fjord, as well as the remote but fantastic Tasilaq fjord. This area is relatively easy to access yet still remote, giving you a great opportunity to experience Greenland's peaceful nature without the extremely difficult trek to reach such unique isolation. The use of our boat makes this the ideal travel for those who like to do real trekking without the labor of carrying heavy packs.
Total walking distance: 140 kilometers (87 miles)
Altitude: 0 - 850 meters
Maximum ascent: 1000 meters (3280 feet)
Flight Reykjavík - Kulusuk. Transfer to Karalefjord where we put up the camp for 3 nights. Aprox 3 hours sailing.
Walk to a 850 m high mountain above the fjord. Simply breathtaking view. Back to same camp. 6-7 hours walk.
Walk to a glacier that flows to the sea in front of Karale. Includes either a crossing of glacier river or a small glacier to avoid the river. Return to same camp 7- 8 hours walk.
We leave Karale and walk over a small pass on the Nunartivaq mountain, down into a small valley full of old stone blocks (boulders). 5 hours walk. Possibility to take a afternoon walk in the valley.
From Nunartivaq we follow the slopes of the mountains that descend into the sea, towards the South West. We walk into the Ikateq strait, a narrow passage between the mainland and the Qianarteq island. We arrive to a valley with and old abandoned military airport from WWII where we put up our camp. 6- 7 hours walk.
We continue through the Ikateq straight towards the Tunu fjord. In Tunu we have to ford a large glacier river that flows in many branches towards the sea. Now in the narrow Tunu fjord between high and steep granite mountains, we continue to Tunup Kua valley where we put up camp. 6 to 7 hours walk
Walk in the Tunup Kua and over a mountain pass over to the Tasilap Nua valley in the extremely narrow and deep Tasilaq fjord. Surrounded by up to 1500m high granit peaks on both sides this walk is fantastic. 6- 7 hours walk.
Following the coast, we walk straight north to the very bottom of the Tasilaq fjord. On the way we cross a couple of small streams. We put the camp up close to a river coming from the valley behind Tasilaq fjord, called Tasilap kua.
We put our packs on the back and carry our sleeping bags and food for two days, up to the Tasilaq mountain hut, situated at around 700 m altitude in a mountain range rising above 2000m. We make ourselves comfortable in this cozy mountain hut. 5 hours walk.
We walk out from the mountain hut to climb an easy summit rising above the hut. We enjoy this fantastic alpine landscape. Return to the hut. 6 hours walk.
We descend to the Tasilaq fjord again where from we sail back to Kulusuk where we spend the last night in a small sleeping bag accommodation in the Kulusuk village. 4 hours walk and 3 hours boat.
Morning walk in Kulusuk before flying back to Reykjavík Iceland where the tour ends.
For this tour to be confirmed, the minimum number of participants is 5, the maximum group size for this tour is 14. If the tour is not confirmed you will get a full refund. Should a tour not be confirmed, we always try to have other similar tours running in the same period of time.
Pack your luggage in a duffel bag, so it is easy to transport, please avoid packing your belongings in a suitcase.