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.
All accommodation, All listed activities, All transport, Tour leader (on guided trips), Some meals (details available on request)
* 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.
Days : 10
Price : From AED 23,685*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
Trip Style : Basic
Trip Type : Self guided
Physical Grading : 2
The group flight arrives in the afternoon, giving you time to relax before a group dinner in one of the many restaurants found in this exciting city. **
We begin with a short morning transfer to Reykjavik domestic airport for our flight to Kulusuk. In the afternoon a short walk into the village will give us an intorduction to the impressive scenery. (2 to 3hrs walking, no elevation gain, 8 km)
Today we explore further taking a morning helicopter flight to Tasiilaq (10 min). In clear weather we will enjoy outstanding views as we fly over rugged summits and iceberg-studded sea. In the afternoon we hike to the Flower Valley. The Arctic summer is short and hectic making the mountain flora a wonderful sight for walkers lucky enough to be there in June. Please note that on occasion it is not possible to take the helicopter flight. In these cases a boat transfer is used and no refund is offered. It is though unlikely both helicopter flights are unable to run.
Today we will enjoy panoramic views of high granite peaks that seem to rise straight from the sea creating unending ranges to the north. The huge numbers of icebergs in the Sermilik Fjord (also known as the ice fjord) are also a sight to behold.
On this coastal walk we will be heading north to Tasiilaq fjord. The Niviarsiaq, Greenland's national flower, also gives a beautiful rich pink colour to the shorelines on the June departure and, in August, wild berries including crowberries are common. In the afternoon you can opt for an optional boat trip to Hann glacier (subject to weather conditions). Please see 'Extra Expenses & Spending Money' for more details.
Today’s walk begins on a scenic coastal path and follows the husky trail of ‘Sermilikvejen’ through a beautiful valley. Here we find a group of lakes set among granite peaks topped by small glaciers. We will be circling the heart-shaped mountain Aammangaaq, a truly remote spot.
Depending on our helicopter flight back we walk along the Fjord south of Tasiilaq. This is a perfect opportunity to see the ice in all its shapes and colours and also wildlife such as the arctic fox and, with a bit of luck we may spot bowhead whales. We then transfer back to Kulusuk.
Today we climb the summit of Isikajjia, a US built radar station, a 336m summit facing the open sea. It provides a beautiful view over the archipelago dotted with islets and big icebergs that sometimes stretch over 100 metres height floating south.
After a morning at leisure we fly back to Reykjavik and transfer to our hotel to go out for a farewell group dinner. **
Our trip ends in Reykjavik, however you may wish to extend your stay in Iceland's quirky capital or visit the Blue Lagoon (advance booking required.) **
|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.|
|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.|
|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!|
|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!|
|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.|
|Title :||Walking wild Greenland|
|Summary :||An excellent trip which was so well organized, thoughtfully planned and full of unexpected landscapes.…|
|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.|
|Start Date - End Date||Availability||Price|
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
|2018-08-26 - 2018-09-04||0||AED 23,685|
|2018-08-31 - 2018-09-09||7||AED 23,685|