Included in the price
- Return flights Copenhagen - Narsarsuaq (Air Greenland)
- All local transfers
- all overnights and food in full board, with the exception of part of the snacks during the trek which have to be purchased in advance (25-40€ budget).
- expedition gear (tents, stoves), satellite phone, emergency beacon
- airport taxes, VAT, administrative costs
- guiding by an Into the Arctic guide
- pre-trip meeting in the Into the Arctic base camp
- Travel expenses related to the travel to/from Copenhagen (flights, lodging).
- Some of the snacks must be purchased in advance to your own taste (approx. 25-40€)
- Travel insurance
- – Two expedition treks through world-class pristine wilderness.
- – Spectacular campsites with panoramic views over giant glaciers and ice fjords.
- – Sea kayaking & mini cruise between icebergs.
- – 'Pioneer feeling': no trails, no bridges: we find our own track through the wilderness.
- – Lead by an Into the Arctic guide and Greenland specialist.
We present this expedition during our info sessions.
The Southern tip of Greenland is one of the most spectacular and varied places on the island. Endless fjords crisscross the coastal mountains all the way up to the ice sheet. Huge outlet glaciers calve mammoth ice blocks which plunge into the frigid cold seawaters. This great variety of landscapes all within a short distance of one another is the perfect destination for our fantastic multi-day journeys. Sea kayaking between icebergs and off-track trekking through pristine wilderness, are all packed into two intense weeks.
Our base camp during this trip is Narsarsuaq, a tiny village situated on a narrow strip of land wedged between huge glaciers and fjords. In the mountains nearby we embark on two multi-day treks. During our first trek, our goal is to get the best panoramic views of 2 gigantic glaciers, with a view all the way up to the ice sheet itself. The campsites during this first trek are real beauties.
During the second trek, we zig-zag through the mountains towards the Eqalorutsit glacier, the largest and most active in all of South Greenland. It calves huge chunks of ice into the Nordre Sermilik fjord - last summer we witnessed a 300m iceberg break off from the glacier's front face. This is one of the world's last remaining large glaciers which is still advancing, slowly bulldozing through its surrounding green tundra landscape. From one of our favourite campsites (where we will likely spend two nights), we hike to the snout of the glacier and to an undiscovered, deep blue ice cave.
In between the two treks, we spend an afternoon sea kayaking, and enjoy a mini-cruise on iceberg-strewn fjords. During clear nights, we hope to see active aurora light up the sky. (This area is located in the most active parts of the aurora belt).
South Greenland's climate is very favorable: in this area, you will find Greenland's only real forests, and the warm summers even allow for limited agriculture and sheep farming (uncommon across the rest of Greenland). The Vikings discovered this region a millennium ago - we will visit the remains of their once flourishing civilisation, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For those who want to explore the wilderness and ice of Greenland from all different perspectives, this is a rewarding and spectacular experience.