Arctic Nature & Wildlife Tours

Experience Arctic nature and wildlife in Greenland, whether you're looking for glaciers, icebergs, wildlife such as reindeer or musk ox, flying over an icefjord, fishing for arctic char, kayaking or whale watching, you can find them here.

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Arctic Nature & Wildlife Tours

Experience Arctic nature and wildlife in Greenland, whether you're looking for glaciers, icebergs, wildlife such as reindeer or musk ox, flying over an icefjord, fishing for arctic char, kayaking or whale watching, you can find them here.
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The Great Russell Glacier | Kangerlussuaq

Join this adventure to the giant Russel Glacier, slowly descending from the Greenland Icecap. It is truthfully a grand sight and a unique experience to see the majestic glacier walls, and its surrounding meltwater rivers.This tour is for you who would like to experience the wonders of the Arctic, from majestic mountains to the Greenland icecap.Driving to the GlacierThe journey to the Russel Glacier will take you 25 kilometers from Kangerlussuaq, where you will venture along dirt roads leading way into Arctic landscape. The glacier is not the only wonder of that Arctic that you will experience. You will travel through valleys recently freed and shaped by retreating ice, and have become a photographer’s paradise with the deep valley veins.Wildlife & SilenceEnroute spot one of the many wildlife herds inhabiting the landscape, but remember you are a guest in their home and you must respect the surrounding animal herds of musk ox, caribou, and arctic hares.When arriving at the glacier, we will get as close as safety allows. It is a place that will let you escape with its absolute silence, only disturbed when the glacier calves. Feeling and experiencing the thunder of a glacier calving is mesmerizing and enchanting.It is possible to combine this adventure with other destinations in the booking process.This grand adventure is waiting for you to pull on your hiking boots and bring your camera! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above and book your trip today.
5
2 reviews
Duration:
3 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Greenland Icecap expedition | Point 660 | Kangerlussuaq

Come along to the beautiful Point 660, a place recently uncovered by ice and seen by few. At Point 660 you will find the most scenic view imaginable of the Icecap slowly descending into the colourful newly ice-free tundra. This is a tour, for you who would like to explore the Greenland Icecap with your eyes, feet and curiosity!Your adventure starts with you and your fellow explorers conquering the remote dirt roads out of Kangerlussuaq. Kangerlussuaq is situated inland along a long fiord and therefore has a climate unique from the rest Greenland.Enroute to Point 660 you might be lucky to spot one of the many wildlife from the car. When you and your fellow explorers arrive at Point 660, breathe in the fresh air and gaze upon the enchanting and mythical Greenland Icecap, that ranges as far as the eye can see. The dirt road goes right up to the vast and majestic inland ice, giving you an excellent chance to explore it with your feet on the ice.This is a once in a lifetime experience, that does not present itself many other places in Greenland. If the conditions allow, the guide might even drive onto the magnificent ice cap - giving you the best possibilities of a memorable trip.It is possible to combine this tour with other destinations in the booking process.This grand adventure is waiting for you to pull on your hiking boots! Check out the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above and book your Greenland Icecap adventure today.
Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Narsarsuaq Easy Package +1 day | South Greenland

Explore one of Greenland’s most attractive locations! On this package, you will, above all, get to experience the impressive Greenlandic nature decorated in fine blue and green colors, by icebergs and mountains.South Greenland is especially known for its past as a former settlement of Norse people, it is right here, where the outlaw Viking, Eric the Red, fled from Iceland and settled here, thus marking the beginning of the Norse era in Greenland.On this tour you’ll get to see South Greenlands greatest attractions. You’ll land in Narsarsuaq which is in the center of all the attractions, and already your adventure has begun. If you go up to the Signal Hill (1 hour walk) you’ll see a glimpse of the 1,8 mio. square km ice sheet. No better way to start your tour and it’s only going to get better.You’ll visit the place where the word Greenland was used for the first time, at the place called Qassiarsuk - at the time known as Brattahlid. In spite of his temper he fell in love with Greenland and built his village that he named Brattahlid. After some hesitance with christianity, and eventually convinced by his wife, he built the first church and today its known as an open-air museum (entrance fee not included). This is going to be your first visit to a village, the next one is called one of the most beautiful villages in Greenland, Igaliku. Igaliku has plenty of hiking opportunities.But you can’t leave Greenland without seeing icebergs, and we’ll make sure that you do so. You’ll go on a tour to the Qooroq icefjord by boat, where you can enjoy a drink that is cooled with ice, more than a 1000 years old, amongst white and blue icebergs. Check out the dates by clicking on “choose a date” above.
Duration:
5 days
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Duration:
5 days
Available:
Jul. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Sailing to Tiniteqilaaq and the Sermilik Icefjord | Tasiilaq | East Greenland

Come along on this adventurous tour, sailing amongst giant icebergs to the charming village of Tiniteqilaaq. A journey wondrous for the eyes, this is for every adventurer who loves the arctic wonders, from beautiful icebergs to sky-high mountain peaks.We will start at the Tasiilaq Harbour, heading north of the Ammassalik Island. Taking you through a breathtaking landscape with floating ice sculptures of all shapes and sizes. After about one to two hours into the journey, we will arrive at the tiny settlement. Tiniteqilaaq means “The strait that runs dry at low tide”.We can see the Sermilik Icefjord from the village, a truly mesmerizing sight, with its colossal icebergs and the Greenland ice sheet blending into the horizon with the Arctic sky.We’ll go on land and explore the village, as it is quite small, with approximately 110 inhabitants, you can quickly get a feeling of the daily lives of Greenlandic families living in the smaller communities on the coast.This charming little village might not be an inhabited area further in the future, due to too many difficulties with the transport of groceries. So be sure to visit this stunning place of Tiniteqilaaq, when you still can!After a short walk around we will venture back onto the boat and out into the Sermilik ice fjord and get a well-deserved lunch in the presence of icebergs and hopefully, humpback whales. Before returning to Tasiilaq, we will explore the southern side of Sermilik Icefjord, an astonishing sight.Put on a nice beanie and bring your best pair of hiking boots for this adventure! Check the availability by pressing ''Choose a date'' above.
Duration:
8 hours
Available:
Jul. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Glacier Adventure by boat | Tasiilaq | East Greenland

Go on a boat tour to the beautiful Sermilik Icefjord, and experience the incredible Hann Glacier. The journey will begin at Tasiilaq harbour and sail towards the southern part of Ammassalik Island where we'll slowly enter the Sermilik Fjord. A beautiful and breathtaking journey among icebergs of all shapes and sizes. Sermilik means “Icefjord” in Greenlandic, and the fjord certainly lives up to its name. Behind every corner you will find an iceberg bigger than the previous, giving every passing-by traveller the feeling of how small we are compared to the impressive giants of the sea.After about an hour into the journey, we will see the abandoned settlement Ikkatteq, situated on a small island. You will have the opportunity to go on shore and explore the village and take a sneak peek into the building where the school and church are joined. The small classroom with books and notes and the church are still neatly left behind. The view from the abandoned village overlooking the water is a breathtaking sight, imagine how the people in this settlement must have lived. Living off nature and very limited resources, both very fulfilling but also very difficult.The trip will shortly continue after the shortstop, heading north to Johan Pedersen Fjord. From what you have experienced up until this point, it will be nothing compared to what you are about to experience. The enchanting landscape is an astonishing and thrilling sight of ice sculptures, light blue water, and most importantly the Hann glacier. With the possibility of witnessing huge chunks of ice falling from the grand Greenland Ice Sheet.We will head ashore and enjoy our packed lunch while overlooking the front of the glacier, and a chance to hike around the area.After approximately two hours we will head back the way we came and head back to town.This grand adventure is waiting for you, all you have to do is pull on your warmest hat and bring your binoculars for this adventure! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above.
Duration:
8 hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Overnight snowshoe adventure | Nuuk

Looking for an overnight snowshoeing adventure in the backcountry around Nuuk? Camp in comfort in a heated tipi and experience the solitude and tranquility of the mountains on this 2-day hike near the capital.Your experienced wilderness guide will be waiting for you at the International Airport (the departure point for the trip) with all the extra gear required for the excursion.  After helping you attach your snowshoes, some basic instruction on snowshoeing techniques, and a description of the route, you will then head out into the wilderness.It won’t take long to leave the noise of the city behind, allowing you to enjoy the snowy vistas, the fresh air and the thrill of moving under your own power through incredible landscapes.  Your guide will set a pace that is appropriate to the experience of all the participants and there will be plenty of time to stop and take photos.Upon arriving at the campsite, you will settle into the tipi-tent and your guide will prepare a soup with the catch of the day.  There may even be a story about how they caught the key ingredient that they are adding to the meal!Once dinner is over, crawl into your sleeping bag for stories of local myths and legends and mountain adventures.  And, if you are lucky, you may even witness the Northern Lights from one of the best locations possible!The next morning you will wake up to coffee and breakfast - everything you need to give you energy for the trek back to Nuuk.  If you have chosen the optional hike to the top of Kangilia, it is a 4 hour round-trip from the campsite to the 760m summit.  It is well worth the extra effort though for some of the most impressive views over the fjord and the sea towards Canada.Sign up for this snowshoeing adventure to remember by selecting your preferred date to reserve your place now.
Duration:
2 days
Available:
Feb. - Mar.
Difficulty:
Easy
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5
1 review
Duration:
8 hours
Available:
Feb. - Mar.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Snowshoe to the top of Lille Malene | Nuuk

Want to try snowshoeing for the first time? Or do you only have time for a short snowshoe hike into the countryside around Nuuk?  Get a little exercise and enjoy the spectacular vista from on top of Quassussuaq (Lille Malene) on this half day excursion from the capital.Snowshoeing to the top of Lille Malene is a favourite amongst locals as the ascent is not too steep but the views from the top are wonderful! The steady incline will give you a good workout but is doable for almost all ages, and you will often find cross-country skiers training for the infamous Arctic Circle Race here.On the way up, your experienced wilderness guide will tell you all about the area and the landscape features you can see. There will be plenty of opportunities for taking photographs and the pace will be set to suit everyone in the group.  At the top, you will all pitch in to make a bench in the snow so that you can enjoy the views and a hot cup of tea or coffee with a little protection from the wind.  It is a wonderful feeling to have a bird’s eye view of the spectacular Nuuk Fjord, knowing that you achieved it under your own leg power.This snowshoeing experience can be done at any time during the day, but is especially beautiful around sunset when the last rays of the Sun illuminate the facing side of the iconic Sermitsiaq mountain.  Choose the date for your excursion to reserve you place now, and send us a message asking us for our recommended departure time.
Duration:
3 hours
Available:
Feb. - Mar.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Assaqutaq Trail Transfer | Sisimiut

Take a boat ride to the abandoned settlement of Assaqutaq. We’ll sail past a dog island where sledge dogs roam free during the summers, and into the fjord where humpbacks and fin whales can often be seen.Assaqutaq was closed down in the 70’s but still keeps its charm, and is often visited by locals over the summer. Located on the southern side of the Nasaasaq mountain you’ll have an ocean view the whole hike back.Before heading your way back home, take your time to explore the old buildings and get a feel of what life was like during simpler times.The area is abundant in wildlife and flora, you can find schools of capelin and ptarmigans hiding in the small valleys where the national flower blooms in bright pink and even in white colours.As the village is located on a small island, you have to cross a small hanger bridge to get back to the mainland and beware of the tide as the last few meters between the mainland and the island are below water at high tide.The hike will take you past an old burial site, please be careful not to disturb the site and accidentally move the rocks.Here lie the former inhabitants of the settlement, buried in rock piles to protect them from animals, and with a traditional ocean view. The deep ocean was believed to be where heaven was because of its abundance of prey whereas the idea of heaven in the sky was ridiculous.The hike goes up and down the mountainside, so be prepared to go up and down a few large boulders, which just adds to the fun. If this sounds like just the tour for you then go ahead and book your transfer today! Just click on ‘Choose a date’ above and find a day that suits you.
Duration:
5,5 hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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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.LocationThe 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.​AccommodationIn 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.​LogisticsAt 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.​SafetyAll 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.
Duration:
9 days
Available:
Aug. - Dec.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Arctic Nature & Wildlife Tours

Experience Arctic nature and wildlife in Greenland, whether you're looking for glaciers, icebergs, wildlife such as reindeer or musk ox, flying over an icefjord, fishing for arctic char, kayaking or whale watching, you can find them here.

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16 reviews

Arctic Nature & Wildlife Tours

Experience Arctic nature and wildlife in Greenland, whether you're looking for glaciers, icebergs, wildlife such as reindeer or musk ox, flying over an icefjord, fishing for arctic char, kayaking or whale watching, you can find them here.
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The Great Russell Glacier | Kangerlussuaq

Join this adventure to the giant Russel Glacier, slowly descending from the Greenland Icecap. It is truthfully a grand sight and a unique experience to see the majestic glacier walls, and its surrounding meltwater rivers.This tour is for you who would like to experience the wonders of the Arctic, from majestic mountains to the Greenland icecap.Driving to the GlacierThe journey to the Russel Glacier will take you 25 kilometers from Kangerlussuaq, where you will venture along dirt roads leading way into Arctic landscape. The glacier is not the only wonder of that Arctic that you will experience. You will travel through valleys recently freed and shaped by retreating ice, and have become a photographer’s paradise with the deep valley veins.Wildlife & SilenceEnroute spot one of the many wildlife herds inhabiting the landscape, but remember you are a guest in their home and you must respect the surrounding animal herds of musk ox, caribou, and arctic hares.When arriving at the glacier, we will get as close as safety allows. It is a place that will let you escape with its absolute silence, only disturbed when the glacier calves. Feeling and experiencing the thunder of a glacier calving is mesmerizing and enchanting.It is possible to combine this adventure with other destinations in the booking process.This grand adventure is waiting for you to pull on your hiking boots and bring your camera! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above and book your trip today.
5
2 reviews
Duration:
3 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Greenland Icecap expedition | Point 660 | Kangerlussuaq

Come along to the beautiful Point 660, a place recently uncovered by ice and seen by few. At Point 660 you will find the most scenic view imaginable of the Icecap slowly descending into the colourful newly ice-free tundra. This is a tour, for you who would like to explore the Greenland Icecap with your eyes, feet and curiosity!Your adventure starts with you and your fellow explorers conquering the remote dirt roads out of Kangerlussuaq. Kangerlussuaq is situated inland along a long fiord and therefore has a climate unique from the rest Greenland.Enroute to Point 660 you might be lucky to spot one of the many wildlife from the car. When you and your fellow explorers arrive at Point 660, breathe in the fresh air and gaze upon the enchanting and mythical Greenland Icecap, that ranges as far as the eye can see. The dirt road goes right up to the vast and majestic inland ice, giving you an excellent chance to explore it with your feet on the ice.This is a once in a lifetime experience, that does not present itself many other places in Greenland. If the conditions allow, the guide might even drive onto the magnificent ice cap - giving you the best possibilities of a memorable trip.It is possible to combine this tour with other destinations in the booking process.This grand adventure is waiting for you to pull on your hiking boots! Check out the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above and book your Greenland Icecap adventure today.
Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Narsarsuaq Easy Package +1 day | South Greenland

Explore one of Greenland’s most attractive locations! On this package, you will, above all, get to experience the impressive Greenlandic nature decorated in fine blue and green colors, by icebergs and mountains.South Greenland is especially known for its past as a former settlement of Norse people, it is right here, where the outlaw Viking, Eric the Red, fled from Iceland and settled here, thus marking the beginning of the Norse era in Greenland.On this tour you’ll get to see South Greenlands greatest attractions. You’ll land in Narsarsuaq which is in the center of all the attractions, and already your adventure has begun. If you go up to the Signal Hill (1 hour walk) you’ll see a glimpse of the 1,8 mio. square km ice sheet. No better way to start your tour and it’s only going to get better.You’ll visit the place where the word Greenland was used for the first time, at the place called Qassiarsuk - at the time known as Brattahlid. In spite of his temper he fell in love with Greenland and built his village that he named Brattahlid. After some hesitance with christianity, and eventually convinced by his wife, he built the first church and today its known as an open-air museum (entrance fee not included). This is going to be your first visit to a village, the next one is called one of the most beautiful villages in Greenland, Igaliku. Igaliku has plenty of hiking opportunities.But you can’t leave Greenland without seeing icebergs, and we’ll make sure that you do so. You’ll go on a tour to the Qooroq icefjord by boat, where you can enjoy a drink that is cooled with ice, more than a 1000 years old, amongst white and blue icebergs. Check out the dates by clicking on “choose a date” above.
Duration:
5 days
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Duration:
5 days
Available:
Jul. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Sailing to Tiniteqilaaq and the Sermilik Icefjord | Tasiilaq | East Greenland

Come along on this adventurous tour, sailing amongst giant icebergs to the charming village of Tiniteqilaaq. A journey wondrous for the eyes, this is for every adventurer who loves the arctic wonders, from beautiful icebergs to sky-high mountain peaks.We will start at the Tasiilaq Harbour, heading north of the Ammassalik Island. Taking you through a breathtaking landscape with floating ice sculptures of all shapes and sizes. After about one to two hours into the journey, we will arrive at the tiny settlement. Tiniteqilaaq means “The strait that runs dry at low tide”.We can see the Sermilik Icefjord from the village, a truly mesmerizing sight, with its colossal icebergs and the Greenland ice sheet blending into the horizon with the Arctic sky.We’ll go on land and explore the village, as it is quite small, with approximately 110 inhabitants, you can quickly get a feeling of the daily lives of Greenlandic families living in the smaller communities on the coast.This charming little village might not be an inhabited area further in the future, due to too many difficulties with the transport of groceries. So be sure to visit this stunning place of Tiniteqilaaq, when you still can!After a short walk around we will venture back onto the boat and out into the Sermilik ice fjord and get a well-deserved lunch in the presence of icebergs and hopefully, humpback whales. Before returning to Tasiilaq, we will explore the southern side of Sermilik Icefjord, an astonishing sight.Put on a nice beanie and bring your best pair of hiking boots for this adventure! Check the availability by pressing ''Choose a date'' above.
Duration:
8 hours
Available:
Jul. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Glacier Adventure by boat | Tasiilaq | East Greenland

Go on a boat tour to the beautiful Sermilik Icefjord, and experience the incredible Hann Glacier. The journey will begin at Tasiilaq harbour and sail towards the southern part of Ammassalik Island where we'll slowly enter the Sermilik Fjord. A beautiful and breathtaking journey among icebergs of all shapes and sizes. Sermilik means “Icefjord” in Greenlandic, and the fjord certainly lives up to its name. Behind every corner you will find an iceberg bigger than the previous, giving every passing-by traveller the feeling of how small we are compared to the impressive giants of the sea.After about an hour into the journey, we will see the abandoned settlement Ikkatteq, situated on a small island. You will have the opportunity to go on shore and explore the village and take a sneak peek into the building where the school and church are joined. The small classroom with books and notes and the church are still neatly left behind. The view from the abandoned village overlooking the water is a breathtaking sight, imagine how the people in this settlement must have lived. Living off nature and very limited resources, both very fulfilling but also very difficult.The trip will shortly continue after the shortstop, heading north to Johan Pedersen Fjord. From what you have experienced up until this point, it will be nothing compared to what you are about to experience. The enchanting landscape is an astonishing and thrilling sight of ice sculptures, light blue water, and most importantly the Hann glacier. With the possibility of witnessing huge chunks of ice falling from the grand Greenland Ice Sheet.We will head ashore and enjoy our packed lunch while overlooking the front of the glacier, and a chance to hike around the area.After approximately two hours we will head back the way we came and head back to town.This grand adventure is waiting for you, all you have to do is pull on your warmest hat and bring your binoculars for this adventure! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above.
Duration:
8 hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Overnight snowshoe adventure | Nuuk

Looking for an overnight snowshoeing adventure in the backcountry around Nuuk? Camp in comfort in a heated tipi and experience the solitude and tranquility of the mountains on this 2-day hike near the capital.Your experienced wilderness guide will be waiting for you at the International Airport (the departure point for the trip) with all the extra gear required for the excursion.  After helping you attach your snowshoes, some basic instruction on snowshoeing techniques, and a description of the route, you will then head out into the wilderness.It won’t take long to leave the noise of the city behind, allowing you to enjoy the snowy vistas, the fresh air and the thrill of moving under your own power through incredible landscapes.  Your guide will set a pace that is appropriate to the experience of all the participants and there will be plenty of time to stop and take photos.Upon arriving at the campsite, you will settle into the tipi-tent and your guide will prepare a soup with the catch of the day.  There may even be a story about how they caught the key ingredient that they are adding to the meal!Once dinner is over, crawl into your sleeping bag for stories of local myths and legends and mountain adventures.  And, if you are lucky, you may even witness the Northern Lights from one of the best locations possible!The next morning you will wake up to coffee and breakfast - everything you need to give you energy for the trek back to Nuuk.  If you have chosen the optional hike to the top of Kangilia, it is a 4 hour round-trip from the campsite to the 760m summit.  It is well worth the extra effort though for some of the most impressive views over the fjord and the sea towards Canada.Sign up for this snowshoeing adventure to remember by selecting your preferred date to reserve your place now.
Duration:
2 days
Available:
Feb. - Mar.
Difficulty:
Easy
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5
1 review
Duration:
8 hours
Available:
Feb. - Mar.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Snowshoe to the top of Lille Malene | Nuuk

Want to try snowshoeing for the first time? Or do you only have time for a short snowshoe hike into the countryside around Nuuk?  Get a little exercise and enjoy the spectacular vista from on top of Quassussuaq (Lille Malene) on this half day excursion from the capital.Snowshoeing to the top of Lille Malene is a favourite amongst locals as the ascent is not too steep but the views from the top are wonderful! The steady incline will give you a good workout but is doable for almost all ages, and you will often find cross-country skiers training for the infamous Arctic Circle Race here.On the way up, your experienced wilderness guide will tell you all about the area and the landscape features you can see. There will be plenty of opportunities for taking photographs and the pace will be set to suit everyone in the group.  At the top, you will all pitch in to make a bench in the snow so that you can enjoy the views and a hot cup of tea or coffee with a little protection from the wind.  It is a wonderful feeling to have a bird’s eye view of the spectacular Nuuk Fjord, knowing that you achieved it under your own leg power.This snowshoeing experience can be done at any time during the day, but is especially beautiful around sunset when the last rays of the Sun illuminate the facing side of the iconic Sermitsiaq mountain.  Choose the date for your excursion to reserve you place now, and send us a message asking us for our recommended departure time.
Duration:
3 hours
Available:
Feb. - Mar.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Assaqutaq Trail Transfer | Sisimiut

Take a boat ride to the abandoned settlement of Assaqutaq. We’ll sail past a dog island where sledge dogs roam free during the summers, and into the fjord where humpbacks and fin whales can often be seen.Assaqutaq was closed down in the 70’s but still keeps its charm, and is often visited by locals over the summer. Located on the southern side of the Nasaasaq mountain you’ll have an ocean view the whole hike back.Before heading your way back home, take your time to explore the old buildings and get a feel of what life was like during simpler times.The area is abundant in wildlife and flora, you can find schools of capelin and ptarmigans hiding in the small valleys where the national flower blooms in bright pink and even in white colours.As the village is located on a small island, you have to cross a small hanger bridge to get back to the mainland and beware of the tide as the last few meters between the mainland and the island are below water at high tide.The hike will take you past an old burial site, please be careful not to disturb the site and accidentally move the rocks.Here lie the former inhabitants of the settlement, buried in rock piles to protect them from animals, and with a traditional ocean view. The deep ocean was believed to be where heaven was because of its abundance of prey whereas the idea of heaven in the sky was ridiculous.The hike goes up and down the mountainside, so be prepared to go up and down a few large boulders, which just adds to the fun. If this sounds like just the tour for you then go ahead and book your transfer today! Just click on ‘Choose a date’ above and find a day that suits you.
Duration:
5,5 hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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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.LocationThe 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.​AccommodationIn 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.​LogisticsAt 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.​SafetyAll 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.
Duration:
9 days
Available:
Aug. - Dec.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Experience Arctic nature and wildlife in Greenland, whether you're looking for glaciers, icebergs, wildlife such as reindeer or musk ox, flying over an icefjord, fishing for arctic char, kayaking or whale watching, you can find them here.

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Experience Arctic nature and wildlife in Greenland, whether you're looking for glaciers, icebergs, wildlife such as reindeer or musk ox, flying over an icefjord, fishing for arctic char, kayaking or whale watching, you can find them here.
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The Great Russell Glacier | Kangerlussuaq

Join this adventure to the giant Russel Glacier, slowly descending from the Greenland Icecap. It is truthfully a grand sight and a unique experience to see the majestic glacier walls, and its surrounding meltwater rivers.This tour is for you who would like to experience the wonders of the Arctic, from majestic mountains to the Greenland icecap.Driving to the GlacierThe journey to the Russel Glacier will take you 25 kilometers from Kangerlussuaq, where you will venture along dirt roads leading way into Arctic landscape. The glacier is not the only wonder of that Arctic that you will experience. You will travel through valleys recently freed and shaped by retreating ice, and have become a photographer’s paradise with the deep valley veins.Wildlife & SilenceEnroute spot one of the many wildlife herds inhabiting the landscape, but remember you are a guest in their home and you must respect the surrounding animal herds of musk ox, caribou, and arctic hares.When arriving at the glacier, we will get as close as safety allows. It is a place that will let you escape with its absolute silence, only disturbed when the glacier calves. Feeling and experiencing the thunder of a glacier calving is mesmerizing and enchanting.It is possible to combine this adventure with other destinations in the booking process.This grand adventure is waiting for you to pull on your hiking boots and bring your camera! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above and book your trip today.
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Duration:
3 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Greenland Icecap expedition | Point 660 | Kangerlussuaq

Come along to the beautiful Point 660, a place recently uncovered by ice and seen by few. At Point 660 you will find the most scenic view imaginable of the Icecap slowly descending into the colourful newly ice-free tundra. This is a tour, for you who would like to explore the Greenland Icecap with your eyes, feet and curiosity!Your adventure starts with you and your fellow explorers conquering the remote dirt roads out of Kangerlussuaq. Kangerlussuaq is situated inland along a long fiord and therefore has a climate unique from the rest Greenland.Enroute to Point 660 you might be lucky to spot one of the many wildlife from the car. When you and your fellow explorers arrive at Point 660, breathe in the fresh air and gaze upon the enchanting and mythical Greenland Icecap, that ranges as far as the eye can see. The dirt road goes right up to the vast and majestic inland ice, giving you an excellent chance to explore it with your feet on the ice.This is a once in a lifetime experience, that does not present itself many other places in Greenland. If the conditions allow, the guide might even drive onto the magnificent ice cap - giving you the best possibilities of a memorable trip.It is possible to combine this tour with other destinations in the booking process.This grand adventure is waiting for you to pull on your hiking boots! Check out the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above and book your Greenland Icecap adventure today.
Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Narsarsuaq Easy Package +1 day | South Greenland

Explore one of Greenland’s most attractive locations! On this package, you will, above all, get to experience the impressive Greenlandic nature decorated in fine blue and green colors, by icebergs and mountains.South Greenland is especially known for its past as a former settlement of Norse people, it is right here, where the outlaw Viking, Eric the Red, fled from Iceland and settled here, thus marking the beginning of the Norse era in Greenland.On this tour you’ll get to see South Greenlands greatest attractions. You’ll land in Narsarsuaq which is in the center of all the attractions, and already your adventure has begun. If you go up to the Signal Hill (1 hour walk) you’ll see a glimpse of the 1,8 mio. square km ice sheet. No better way to start your tour and it’s only going to get better.You’ll visit the place where the word Greenland was used for the first time, at the place called Qassiarsuk - at the time known as Brattahlid. In spite of his temper he fell in love with Greenland and built his village that he named Brattahlid. After some hesitance with christianity, and eventually convinced by his wife, he built the first church and today its known as an open-air museum (entrance fee not included). This is going to be your first visit to a village, the next one is called one of the most beautiful villages in Greenland, Igaliku. Igaliku has plenty of hiking opportunities.But you can’t leave Greenland without seeing icebergs, and we’ll make sure that you do so. You’ll go on a tour to the Qooroq icefjord by boat, where you can enjoy a drink that is cooled with ice, more than a 1000 years old, amongst white and blue icebergs. Check out the dates by clicking on “choose a date” above.
Duration:
5 days
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Duration:
5 days
Available:
Jul. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Sailing to Tiniteqilaaq and the Sermilik Icefjord | Tasiilaq | East Greenland

Come along on this adventurous tour, sailing amongst giant icebergs to the charming village of Tiniteqilaaq. A journey wondrous for the eyes, this is for every adventurer who loves the arctic wonders, from beautiful icebergs to sky-high mountain peaks.We will start at the Tasiilaq Harbour, heading north of the Ammassalik Island. Taking you through a breathtaking landscape with floating ice sculptures of all shapes and sizes. After about one to two hours into the journey, we will arrive at the tiny settlement. Tiniteqilaaq means “The strait that runs dry at low tide”.We can see the Sermilik Icefjord from the village, a truly mesmerizing sight, with its colossal icebergs and the Greenland ice sheet blending into the horizon with the Arctic sky.We’ll go on land and explore the village, as it is quite small, with approximately 110 inhabitants, you can quickly get a feeling of the daily lives of Greenlandic families living in the smaller communities on the coast.This charming little village might not be an inhabited area further in the future, due to too many difficulties with the transport of groceries. So be sure to visit this stunning place of Tiniteqilaaq, when you still can!After a short walk around we will venture back onto the boat and out into the Sermilik ice fjord and get a well-deserved lunch in the presence of icebergs and hopefully, humpback whales. Before returning to Tasiilaq, we will explore the southern side of Sermilik Icefjord, an astonishing sight.Put on a nice beanie and bring your best pair of hiking boots for this adventure! Check the availability by pressing ''Choose a date'' above.
Duration:
8 hours
Available:
Jul. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Glacier Adventure by boat | Tasiilaq | East Greenland

Go on a boat tour to the beautiful Sermilik Icefjord, and experience the incredible Hann Glacier. The journey will begin at Tasiilaq harbour and sail towards the southern part of Ammassalik Island where we'll slowly enter the Sermilik Fjord. A beautiful and breathtaking journey among icebergs of all shapes and sizes. Sermilik means “Icefjord” in Greenlandic, and the fjord certainly lives up to its name. Behind every corner you will find an iceberg bigger than the previous, giving every passing-by traveller the feeling of how small we are compared to the impressive giants of the sea.After about an hour into the journey, we will see the abandoned settlement Ikkatteq, situated on a small island. You will have the opportunity to go on shore and explore the village and take a sneak peek into the building where the school and church are joined. The small classroom with books and notes and the church are still neatly left behind. The view from the abandoned village overlooking the water is a breathtaking sight, imagine how the people in this settlement must have lived. Living off nature and very limited resources, both very fulfilling but also very difficult.The trip will shortly continue after the shortstop, heading north to Johan Pedersen Fjord. From what you have experienced up until this point, it will be nothing compared to what you are about to experience. The enchanting landscape is an astonishing and thrilling sight of ice sculptures, light blue water, and most importantly the Hann glacier. With the possibility of witnessing huge chunks of ice falling from the grand Greenland Ice Sheet.We will head ashore and enjoy our packed lunch while overlooking the front of the glacier, and a chance to hike around the area.After approximately two hours we will head back the way we came and head back to town.This grand adventure is waiting for you, all you have to do is pull on your warmest hat and bring your binoculars for this adventure! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above.
Duration:
8 hours
Available:
Jun. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Overnight snowshoe adventure | Nuuk

Looking for an overnight snowshoeing adventure in the backcountry around Nuuk? Camp in comfort in a heated tipi and experience the solitude and tranquility of the mountains on this 2-day hike near the capital.Your experienced wilderness guide will be waiting for you at the International Airport (the departure point for the trip) with all the extra gear required for the excursion.  After helping you attach your snowshoes, some basic instruction on snowshoeing techniques, and a description of the route, you will then head out into the wilderness.It won’t take long to leave the noise of the city behind, allowing you to enjoy the snowy vistas, the fresh air and the thrill of moving under your own power through incredible landscapes.  Your guide will set a pace that is appropriate to the experience of all the participants and there will be plenty of time to stop and take photos.Upon arriving at the campsite, you will settle into the tipi-tent and your guide will prepare a soup with the catch of the day.  There may even be a story about how they caught the key ingredient that they are adding to the meal!Once dinner is over, crawl into your sleeping bag for stories of local myths and legends and mountain adventures.  And, if you are lucky, you may even witness the Northern Lights from one of the best locations possible!The next morning you will wake up to coffee and breakfast - everything you need to give you energy for the trek back to Nuuk.  If you have chosen the optional hike to the top of Kangilia, it is a 4 hour round-trip from the campsite to the 760m summit.  It is well worth the extra effort though for some of the most impressive views over the fjord and the sea towards Canada.Sign up for this snowshoeing adventure to remember by selecting your preferred date to reserve your place now.
Duration:
2 days
Available:
Feb. - Mar.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Duration:
8 hours
Available:
Feb. - Mar.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Snowshoe to the top of Lille Malene | Nuuk

Want to try snowshoeing for the first time? Or do you only have time for a short snowshoe hike into the countryside around Nuuk?  Get a little exercise and enjoy the spectacular vista from on top of Quassussuaq (Lille Malene) on this half day excursion from the capital.Snowshoeing to the top of Lille Malene is a favourite amongst locals as the ascent is not too steep but the views from the top are wonderful! The steady incline will give you a good workout but is doable for almost all ages, and you will often find cross-country skiers training for the infamous Arctic Circle Race here.On the way up, your experienced wilderness guide will tell you all about the area and the landscape features you can see. There will be plenty of opportunities for taking photographs and the pace will be set to suit everyone in the group.  At the top, you will all pitch in to make a bench in the snow so that you can enjoy the views and a hot cup of tea or coffee with a little protection from the wind.  It is a wonderful feeling to have a bird’s eye view of the spectacular Nuuk Fjord, knowing that you achieved it under your own leg power.This snowshoeing experience can be done at any time during the day, but is especially beautiful around sunset when the last rays of the Sun illuminate the facing side of the iconic Sermitsiaq mountain.  Choose the date for your excursion to reserve you place now, and send us a message asking us for our recommended departure time.
Duration:
3 hours
Available:
Feb. - Mar.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Assaqutaq Trail Transfer | Sisimiut

Take a boat ride to the abandoned settlement of Assaqutaq. We’ll sail past a dog island where sledge dogs roam free during the summers, and into the fjord where humpbacks and fin whales can often be seen.Assaqutaq was closed down in the 70’s but still keeps its charm, and is often visited by locals over the summer. Located on the southern side of the Nasaasaq mountain you’ll have an ocean view the whole hike back.Before heading your way back home, take your time to explore the old buildings and get a feel of what life was like during simpler times.The area is abundant in wildlife and flora, you can find schools of capelin and ptarmigans hiding in the small valleys where the national flower blooms in bright pink and even in white colours.As the village is located on a small island, you have to cross a small hanger bridge to get back to the mainland and beware of the tide as the last few meters between the mainland and the island are below water at high tide.The hike will take you past an old burial site, please be careful not to disturb the site and accidentally move the rocks.Here lie the former inhabitants of the settlement, buried in rock piles to protect them from animals, and with a traditional ocean view. The deep ocean was believed to be where heaven was because of its abundance of prey whereas the idea of heaven in the sky was ridiculous.The hike goes up and down the mountainside, so be prepared to go up and down a few large boulders, which just adds to the fun. If this sounds like just the tour for you then go ahead and book your transfer today! Just click on ‘Choose a date’ above and find a day that suits you.
Duration:
5,5 hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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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.LocationThe 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.​AccommodationIn 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.​LogisticsAt 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.​SafetyAll 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.
Duration:
9 days
Available:
Aug. - Dec.
Difficulty:
Moderate
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Arctic Nature & Wildlife Tours

Experience Arctic nature and wildlife in Greenland, whether you're looking for glaciers, icebergs, wildlife such as reindeer or musk ox, flying over an icefjord, fishing for arctic char, kayaking or whale watching, you can find them here.