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Journey through the mountain and coastal wilderness of Greenland’s fjorded east coast. During this memorable 10 day itinerary we explore a largely untouched region of mountains, icebergs, huge glaciers and rivers. We combine well-paced daily walks with exploration from the air thanks to two short helicopter flights above the iceberg-filled coastal waters, seeing the very best of this unparalleled destination. Please note the departure scheduled for 31 August 2018 has a slightly amended itinerary. All walks and inclusions remain the same, only the running order has changed, see the itinerary for further details. 

Quick Facts

  • Walking & Trekking
  • Coastal Walks

Whats Included

All accommodation, All listed activities, All transport, Tour leader (on guided trips), Some meals (details available on request)

What to expect

* 9 nights 3-star hotel, all rooms en suite * 7 days walking and sightseeing * Altitude maximum 500m, average 300m * Leisurely pace * Short transfers by helicopter  

A spectacular walking journey through the mountain and coastal wilderness of Greenland’s fjorded east coast.

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Days : 10

Price : From AED 23,685*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights

Trip Style : Basic

Trip Type : Self guided

Physical Grading : 2

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Reviews

Title : Walking Remote and Wild Greenland
Summary : A very well put together trip with good connecting flights and transfers, timings were such that we were not kept hanging around either getting to Greenland or whilst travelling between Kusuluk and Tasilaq. Everything was well managed by the team leader and the hotel staff. The accommodation was very good and the food excellent for where we were, considering the logistics of living in such remote areas. A great experience and good opportunity to see part of a country that is not on the main tourist trail yet.
Rating : 5

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : The view of icebergs, snow covered mountains and frozen fjords against a vivid blue sky both flying in to Kusuluk Airport between the hills and during the flights to and from Tasilaq by helicopter.
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : We thought Kristjan was excellent. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful with a good sense of humour. He had a good style of leadership and set each days activity at a pace that allowed us to enjoy and maximise our time in both Greenland and Iceland. He gave us options and allowed us as a group to make choices for 'our holiday'. Nothing was too much trouble, and queries were quickly answered or resolved. He engaged with individuals within the group and with the group a s a whole. He helped make the holiday enjoyable the success that it was.
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : To make sure that thy have equipment and clothing for all types of weather and be prepared for a flexible itinerary for changing weather and conditions underfoot. There are no black out blinds at the hotels in Kusulu and Tasilaq so if you are not used to 24 hour sunshine you might want to consider this. However it did not bother us, we slept well each night, it was all part of the experience.
Question : Is there anything else you would like to add?
Answer : You need to have Danish Krona in cash (approx. £120 per person equivalent) if you want to take part in the optional boat trip at Tasilaq and there is only and ATM in the local supermarket. We were not made aware of this in the trip notes and as we did not take a lot of cash we were fortunate to be able to use our bank cards otherwise we would not have been able to have gone on the trip.

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Title : Greenland adventure
Summary : The trip ran like clockwork under the excellent guidance of our leader. The walks in the stunning countryside were all within the capabilities of the group. The hotels in Greenland exceeded expectations for such a remote place.
Rating : 5

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : Arriving at Kulusuk airport in almost clear blue sky and seeing the stunning Greenlandic scenery. Hearing from a local Inuit of the harsh life in relatively recent times.
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : Excellent - he was always emphasising that it was our holiday so made sure everyone was happy with the days activities. He had to be flexible as the ground conditions weren't as expected for the time of year.
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : If you're reasonably fit go for it - about half of our group were retirees.

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Title : TSX-Walking Wild Greenland
Summary : This is a unique trip to a very remote part of the world. Not exactly on the beaten track. So glad we had amazing weather to hike in. Aug/Sept seems to be a good time to travel here to experience the profusion of both flowers & berries. No polar bear interactions but our guide was prepared for that. Everyday we were out hiking to areas that gave us a true sense of the wildness. A totally awesome experience!
Rating : 5

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : Realizing just how remote we were in this part of SE Greenland. Also, how disconnected we are with the land because we live in cities. The people living here live off the land.
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : Our leader Christian was stellar. He was a natural leader that was sensitive to all our needs. Always felt safe with his guiding.
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : The weather is changeable so bring layers. Definitely a good rain jacket that can double for a wind jacket. If you are a hiker you probably don't need trekking poles. I hauled mine all that way & didn't use them once. For the boat trip bring cash to pay or you'll need to use the ATM as they don't accept credit cards. Lots of time off the trail so bring travel games or a good book(s). Don't forget those sturdy sport sandals because you will need them. You will be hiking in a bug headnet that will be given to you. The tiny flies were not biting but annoying on our trip.

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Title : Exercise and education.
Summary : Walking in such a remote place was a priveldge. We were so lucky with the weather and able to enjoy stunning views and experience the wonder of icebergs and a glacier calving. 2 Husky puppies accompanied us on one of our walks, bringing added fun. Wading across chilly (very) waters of a river on our 25k walk was an experience and accomplished safely. The group got on so well and we had great fun at "happy hour" and impromptu games. We visited the museum and reconstructed dwelling in Tasiilaq and learnt much of the history of the original settlers from the Danish school teacher, who was volunteering there. A real eye opener. The helicopter transfer was very good, but on the way back to Kulusuk the pilot was ill and we came by boat. We enjoyed the trip, seeing icebergs and lots of humpback whales! We had 3 extra nights in Reykjavik on the way back and really enjoyed this time. A real adventure!
Rating : 5

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : Seeing and hearing the glacier calving.
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : Kristján is an exceptionally good guide. Calm, knowledgeable, with good communication skills and a really nice bloke!
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : Make sure you have a head net! Our thoughtful guide brought some for all of us and although there were few biting insects, there were flies and the nets were brilliant. Make sure you are fit enough to enjoy the walking, it was strenuous at times!

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Title : Walking Wild Greenland
Summary : This holiday was fascinating because we got an incite, albeit small, into the lives of the local Inuit community as they went about their daily lives. We watched… tearful parents hugging their children at the airport as they went off for a month's school trip to Denmark. We stroked the husky dogs who were lazing away the summer before their duties of sled pulling resume in the winter. We watched in the hotel at Kulusuk as a local family celebrated the christening and naming of a baby. And, as the holiday slogan promised, we walked wild Greenland. Our daily walks, which enabled us to see the rugged mountainous landscape from close quarters, were in places challenging because of the steepness of some of the paths but so invigorating. The breathtaking views were worth struggling up the mountain paths. To see the mist hanging low over the water with the occasional iceberg peaks showing through was amazing. The northern lights were also active on three of the nights we were in Tasiilaq and so we were thrilled to get such awe inspiring photographs to send home. I particularly enjoyed the helicopter transfer and the fabulous photo opportunities that afforded. There are no trees to be seen, but if you look down you will see an abundance of small flowers, fungus, lichen and edible berries none of which are higher than a couple of centimetres.
Rating : 5

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : Seeing the Northern lights in Tasiilaq.
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : Oskar was superb in every respect. He was knowledgeable and the epitome of calm. When there was a problem at Kusuluk airport which meant we could not fly there from Reykjavik as planned, Oskar very quickly organised a back up plan which involved a wonderful two + hour walk over a rugged Icelandic landscape. Although disappointed not to get to Greenland, we felt the day and time had not been entirely wasted and I got a superb picture of the setting sun enflaming an Icelandic mountainside.
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : Make sure your walking shoes are thoroughly worn in. Take a second pair of trusted walking boots in case your first pair give blisters. Pack a pair of good quality Nordic walking poles and rain proof outer clothes. To my surprise there were lots of irritating mosquitos at the time of my trip so take insect repellant and/or a tight buff you can wear over your mouth.
Question : Is there anything else you would like to add?
Answer : The food in the hotels was superb Thank you Exodus for organising this lovely holiday.

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Title : Walking wild Greenland
Summary : An excellent trip which was so well organized, thoughtfully planned and full of unexpected landscapes.…
Rating : 5

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : The Northern lights that shrouded our hotel after a fantastic day walking in inspirational mountain landscapes in Greenland and Iceland.
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : An amazing group leader who looked after all of us so well. His knowledge, understanding and flexibility was totally awesome. We all felt so inspired, challenged and safe in a rugged, raw and vast landscape.
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : A make sure you have walking poles, warm layers and also T-shirts as the weather conditions change rapidly in a very short space of time.
Question : Is there anything else you would like to add?
Answer : Thank you for such an inspirational and wonderful holiday - so unique, exceptionally well planned and also very different to any thing else I have experienced. A fantastic group of people were also part of the overall experience.

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Title : A Wonderous Place
Summary : I did not know what to expect of Greenland (nor Iceland), other than it might feel wintery. Actually, the weather was wonderful – crisp and sunny, sometimes windy… and moody, which only enhanced the exquisite photo opportunities. There is nothing not to like; raw and dramatic scenery, and the usual high organisation that one expects from Exodus. I would highly recommend the trip, if you love the outdoors, leisurely yet rewarding walking, in an other-worldly place. The only thing missing was much land based wildlife, but harsh winters keep animals at bay, and this only serves to remind one how extreme the winter climate must be.
Rating : 5

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : The view having walked up to a 500m high ridge, to see a sparkling blue sea far below, dotted with iceburgs and immersed in swirling white cloud. It made the effort so very very rewarding.
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : We were very lucky and spoiled to have Oskar run our trip. He is an experienced, savvy, kind and quick thinking organiser. He imparted much local knowledge, which helped us to understand the inhospitable place we were visiting and a glimpse of the harsh life of those living there.
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : Follow the kit list. Walking boots plus a lighter pair of day shoes/trainers helped sore feet, when walking was less technical. Expect weather extremes, so have layers for warm and cold times - it changes quickly. A small thermos flask might be nice if you decide to wait for a while and watch the world go by!! Get to grips with the panorama mode on your camera - you'll be using it lots! Credit cards are taken everywhere, but a bit of local currency is useful.
Question : Is there anything else you would like to add?
Answer : Perhaps stay a little longer in Reykjavik if you haven’t been there before and visit some of the geological wonders close to the city; its different volcanic make-up is a wonderful contrast to the ice carved granite of Greenland. Finally, two hours soaking in the Blue Lagoon thermal resort, before flying out, was a wonderful end to the trip and very do-able with direct bus links from city there and then on to the airport. Just go on the trip!

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Start Date - End DateAvailabilityPrice
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
2018-08-26 - 2018-09-040 AED 23,685
2018-08-31 - 2018-09-097 AED 23,685