Half-day snowshoe hike in Nuuk Fjord | West Greenland
This tour is tailored for those seeking a bit of activity combined with exploring arctic landscapes and breathtaking views. Join us on this snowshoeing tour in Nuuk Fjord (Nuup Kangerlua), just a short sail away from Nuuk. We will sail for approximately 30 minutes, navigating to a bay called Ikkattut. Once ashore, we will hike to a plateau where you will be greeted with a panorama view of the majestic fjord landscape blanketed in snow. Covering a distance of approximately 3-4 km, the entire tour is estimated to span five hours, including the sailing. Throughout the hike, there is a chance to spot remarkable wildlife such as ptarmigans, arctic hares, and polar foxes. Given the potential for biting cold and wind chill, it is essential to dress in multiple layers to ensure keeping warm - it is better to have the option to shed a layer or two than to endure the frigid temperatures! On board the boat, there will be hot water available for cocoa, tea, and coffee, ensuring a cozy and warm atmosphere during our sail tour. In terms of food and snacks, remember to pack your own. To get a spot on this snowshoe tour, select your travel date and click ‘Book Now’.
- Hiking poles
- Local crew and guide
- Heated cabin boat
- Coffee, tea & hot cocoa
- Life jackets
What to bring
- Layered clothing. Ideally, you should pack a thermal underwear layer (top and bottom), activity layer (e.g. hiking pants and shirt), insulation layer (e.g. fleece or down jacket), and outer layer of windproof clothing (top and bottom). You may not need all of this on any particular day, but you should have it available. You should always bring a windproof jacket, regardless of the weather. Moreover, consider using gaiters or, at the very least, waterproof snow pants.
- Warm hat, gloves, buff or scarf
- Sturdy shoes (e.g. hiking boots)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen & sun hat (depending on weather)
- Camera with extra batteries
- Day pack
- Water bottle
The guides speak English and Danish.
There is a toilet on board.
When borrowing snowshoes, it is important to handle them with care. In the event of breakage or loss, you may be held responsible and required to cover the associated costs.
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1 395 DKK