Nunatak Glacier Expedition - 10 days I Narsarsuaq I South Greenland

Tour Type
Multi-day Tour
Duration
10 days
Difficulty
Demanding
Start town
Narsarsuaq
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Description

This is a wild multiday trekking trip that goes through a seldom attempted route. We will only be sleeping in tents, and we will be carrying everything we need in our backpacks.

From Narsarsuaq Airport we will hike up the spectacular ”Kiattuut Sermia” glacier for 2 days. This will take us into a mountainous area in close proximity to the Greenland Icecap. A “Nunatak” is the Greenlandic word for a mountain that rises up from the glaciers.

Here in the “land of Nunataks” we will walk underneath big mountains peaks, and choose a route that suits the current conditions, and the well-being of our group. More glacier crossings are to be expected in this area.

After exploring these remote mountains that rise up between the glaciers, we will spend the remainding 3-4 days making our way back to Narsarsuaq Airport through the beautiful Johan Dahls Land.

Who is this trek for ?

This a trek for those who seeks a wild and remote trekking route in Greenland!

The trek is realtively demanding because of it’s lenght, and becuase it is based on sleeping in tents and carrying everything we need in our backpacks.

In addition to this, 3-4 full days of walking on the glaciers with crampons is to be expected, aswell as 3-4 nights of camping on the actual glacier ice!

Therefore this is first and foremost a trip for those who are truly motivated for dealing for the hardships that may arise from walking through such a wild route.

The daily distance of hiking is 10-13 kilometres through mountainous and glacial terrain with a backpack that weighs around 20 kilos. So participants must meet this requirement to physical fitness!

However if you meet this requirement, and you are motivated to walk through Greenlands glacier and mountains for 10 days, you will here get a unique chance to experience immensly spectacular and beautiful landscapes of Greenland!

Only one departure per year

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Activities

Camping

Glacier Hiking

Glacier Views

Hiking

Day 1

The guide will meet you at Narsarsuaq Airport and gather the group. We will then be eating lunch together in the local cafeteria (not included). We will then spend the rest of the afternoon packing our backpacks and distribute all the common equipment and food. The makes sure that everyone has what they need. After everything is properly checked and sorted, we will grab a taxi and drive out to the start of the flower valley. Here we will put up our tents, and the rest of the afternoon/evening will be spent getting to know each other, making dinner and talk about safety and good trekking/camping routines. Little or none hiking is to be expected this day.

Day 2

This day we will be hiking through the famous and spectacular “flower valley”, making our way towards the start of the glacier. We will set up camp relatively early at the very base of the glacier, and use the rest of the day practicing important “glacier skills” that we will need for the upcoming days of travel on the glaciers.

Day 3

2 very spectacular days awaits us! We will be walking 20 kilometres up the “Kiattuut Sermia Glacier”, which will takes us closer to the Nunatak mountains. These days we will be camping on the glacier.

Day 4

Hiking up through the Kiattuut Sermia glacier!

Day 5

These days will be spent exploring the mountains of Kornerup Land and Nivisarsiat. The excact route in this mountain region will be decided by the guide based on the current conditions and the well-being of the group. More glacier crossings, and potential overnights on the glaciers is to be expected these days.

Day 6

These days will be spent exploring the mountains of Kornerup Land and Nivisarsiat. The excact route in this mountain region will be decided by the guide based on the current conditions and the well-being of the group. More glacier crossings, and potential overnights on the glaciers is to be expected these days.

Day 7

These days will be spent exploring the mountains of Kornerup Land and Nivisarsiat. The excact route in this mountain region will be decided by the guide based on the current conditions and the well-being of the group. More glacier crossings, and potential overnights on the glaciers is to be expected these days.

Day 8

These last days we will spent making our way back to Narsarsuaq via the beautiful highland area of Johan Dahl Land. Here we will travel through big hills with lots of vegetation, and a chance to spot some of the Greenland wildlife.

Day 9

These last days we will spent making our way back to Narsarsuaq via the beautiful highland area of Johan Dahl Land. Here we will travel through big hills with lots of vegetation, and a chance to spot some of the Greenland wildlife. No more glacier travel.

Day 10

Last day of our trek! We will be crossing the glacier river with the help of a local farmer and his tractor. Back at Narsarsuaq Airport you will be lodge in at the hostel. Surely that shower will feel good! The last evening we will gather for a better dinner at the cafeteria or restaurant and hopefully finish off with a party for those who wishes. Thanks for the adventure!

Included

• Services of a qualified Arctic Nature Guide and glacier/climbing instructor
• 1 night hostel accomodation at the end of the trip (shared dormitory)
• Taxi transfer from the Airport to start of the trek
• All meals from dinner on day 1 to lunch day 9, including plenty of snacks for all days on the trek
• Expedition equipment, tents, stoves and gas, cooking utensils
• All safety equipment including: emergency sattelite beacon and satellite phone
• All glacier equipment

Not included

• Flights to/from Narsarsuaq Airport
• Personal travel insurance (must included Search & Rescue coverage)
• Any extra expenses due unforeseen events and changes (delayed flights, extra logistics and accomodation)
• Meals in Narsarsuaq Airport
• Beverages and alcohol for the party on the last day

What to bring

• Personal clothing
• Hiking boots
• Sleeping bag (minimum comfort temperature of minus 3 degrees celsius)
• Sleeping mattres (minimum R-value of 3,5)
• Backpack (minimum 85 litres)
• Trekking poles
• Hygenics
• Mosquito net
• Water bottles/camel bags

Additional Information

Maximum 6 participants.

Our customers are the foundation of Guide to Greenland so we make great efforts to provide you with the best possible service.

We are located in Greenland and cooperate with everyone involved in the Greenlandic tourism industry.  We are therefore perfectly placed to quickly react to changes or new wishes you may have to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime.

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CANCELLATIONS
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Although Guide to Greenland is committed to ensuring the best protection and service for our customers in the event of a cancellation, we are obliged to charge cancellation fees. This is in accordance with Greenland travel industry business practices. Details can be found in our general cancellation policy

Note: Due to COVID-19, a temporary cancellation policy applies. You can find it in the footer of the website under the "Terms & Conditions".

Description

This is a wild multiday trekking trip that goes through a seldom attempted route. We will only be sleeping in tents, and we will be carrying everything we need in our backpacks.

From Narsarsuaq Airport we will hike up the spectacular ”Kiattuut Sermia” glacier for 2 days. This will take us into a mountainous area in close proximity to the Greenland Icecap. A “Nunatak” is the Greenlandic word for a mountain that rises up from the glaciers.

Here in the “land of Nunataks” we will walk underneath big mountains peaks, and choose a route that suits the current conditions, and the well-being of our group. More glacier crossings are to be expected in this area.

After exploring these remote mountains that rise up between the glaciers, we will spend the remainding 3-4 days making our way back to Narsarsuaq Airport through the beautiful Johan Dahls Land.

Who is this trek for ?

This a trek for those who seeks a wild and remote trekking route in Greenland!

The trek is realtively demanding because of it’s lenght, and becuase it is based on sleeping in tents and carrying everything we need in our backpacks.

In addition to this, 3-4 full days of walking on the glaciers with crampons is to be expected, aswell as 3-4 nights of camping on the actual glacier ice!

Therefore this is first and foremost a trip for those who are truly motivated for dealing for the hardships that may arise from walking through such a wild route.

The daily distance of hiking is 10-13 kilometres through mountainous and glacial terrain with a backpack that weighs around 20 kilos. So participants must meet this requirement to physical fitness!

However if you meet this requirement, and you are motivated to walk through Greenlands glacier and mountains for 10 days, you will here get a unique chance to experience immensly spectacular and beautiful landscapes of Greenland!

Only one departure per year

Additional information

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Activities

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12 000 DKK

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12 000 DKK