Glacier Camping | Midnight Sun Expedition | East Greenland
Have you ever wanted to explore pristine wilderness? Hike on a glacier? Camp in the middle of the Arctic under the midnight sun?
East Greenland is filled with glaciers and is one of the most remote places in the world, so what better way to experience all three than on this boat-supported overnight excursion with a professional guide.
The exact departure time and location of the camp will depend on the conditions and time of year. But rest assured, the campsite will be spectacular and you will have plenty of time to enjoy the unique experience of hiking on ice as well as the solitude of the perpetual summer twilight in East Greenland.
Knud Rasmussen Glacier
The adventure begins when you meet your guide at the harbour in Kulusuk. They will make sure that you have everything for a safe and comfortable night, and will ask you to help them load all of the equipment into the boat for the transfer to the glacier.
But don’t think this is any old transfer!
As you make your way through the fjords of East Greenland, keep your camera handy as you will be surrounded by tall peaks, will very likely see icebergs, and also possibly wildlife.
Once you arrive at your mystery destination, you will help unload all the gear and get ready for the excursion onto the glacier. Your guide will explain how to properly use all the equipment and give you some tips for the best ways to hike on the ice.
The glacier hike is not difficult and is a wonderful way to learn about different colours of the ice, as well as about glacial features such as crevasses, tunnels, and moulins.
When you come down off the ice, it is time to set up camp. Here you will learn how to pitch an expedition tent, cook the best expedition food, and several other camping tips to ensure you are warm and cozy in your tent or while enjoying the midnight sun.
Today, you have plenty of time during the morning to watch and listen to the glacier crack and calve into the ocean. This is one of the highlights of the Arctic but you should be prepared to wait and be silent.
After breakfast and packing up camp, your guide may lead you on a small hike by the shore. Your boat transfer will arrive a little while later to return you to Kulusuk and you can expect to be back around lunchtime.
- Certified AIMG guide
- Transportation by boat
- Guided glacier hiking
- Overnight next to the glacier
- Camping gear
- Polar bear deterrent
What to bring
- Warm winter wear. Ideally, you should dress in layers: at least one thermal underwear layer (top and bottom), activity layer (e.g. hiking pants and shirt), and insulation layer (e.g. fleece or down jacket). The outer layer must be proper winter gear which typically has lots of insulation and is windproof. Think ski jacket and pants if you come from a warmer climate.
- Light windproof jacket
- Warm hat, thick windproof gloves, buff or scarf
- Sturdy shoes (e.g. hiking boots)
- Head net and insect repellent (in case of mosquitoes)
- Sunglasses and sunscreen
- Camera with extra batteries (the cold drains the batteries faster)
- Day pack
- Water bottle
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