From the Ice Cap to Unesco Heritage 9 days
See the spectacular Greenland Ice Cap close by
Experience untouched Greenland nature by trekking
Good chances of seeing Greenland wildlife, Reindeers, Musk-Oxen, Arctic Hare, Polar Fox, Numerous bird species
Explore the Unesco Heritage landscape of Aasivissuit-Nipisat
This is a true wilderness trek, where we will only sleep in tents. We will carry everything we need for the whole trip in our backpacks.
We will be hiking almost the entire time within the new Unesco World Heritage landscape of Aasivissuit-Nipisat.
This trek will go though very untouched nature, and we are likely to encounter animals such as Reindeer, Musk-Oxes, Polar Foxes and numerous bird species.
From Kangerlussuaq airport we will take a taxi eastwards to the ice sheet. From there we will start our hike northwards with spectacular views of the Greenland ice cap.
After hiking northwards for two days, we will turn to the west and hike for 4 days through the untouched wilderness and end up at the Unesco World Heritage site of Aassivisuit. Here we will have a rest day, with possibilities of fishing, hiking excursions to see the unique cultural heritage, or just relaxing and enjoying life!
Together with a experienced Arctic Nature Guide, you will on this trek have a unique chance to experience the untouched nature of Greenland, but also ancient Unesco cultural heritage of the Inuits.
From Aassivisuit we will use the last 2 days for returning to Kangerlussuaq Airport.
Who is this trip for
This trip is for those who wants a wild trek through the beautiful, but sometimes also very harsh nature of Greenland.
This trip is a relatively demanding trip because of it’s lenght -9 days, and because it is based on sleeping in tents, and carrying everything in our backpacks.
So a little trekking experience from before is advisable.
However, this is not a trip where you have to be an “expert extreme hiker” to join in !
The daily hiking distance is 10-13 kilometres, and we will have 1-2 rest days during the trek, so you will need to be comfortable carrying a backpack weighing 15-20 kilos for that distance over uneven and rocky terrain, for multiple days.
So this trek is not an comfortable lazy trek, neither is it an extreme outing where walking too long distances per day is the main goal.
This trek is something just in between of those two extremes. Having time for enjoying and taking in the great nature of Greenland, is highly valued.
If in doubt of whether this trek suits you, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Dates & Price
Price pr. person: 9000 DKK
Dates: 20-28 of August 2022
19 of August: Latest arrival in Kangerlussuaq. After arriving the rest of day will be spent packing the backpack
20 of August: leaving in the morning with a taxi that is taking us to close to the ice cap where the trek starts.
9 spectacular days awaits us.
28 of August: Planned arrival back in Kangerlussuaq
NB: it is not recommende to plan on leaving Kangerlussuaq earlier than the 30 of August. Extreme weather and other unforeseen events may cause us to need an extra day (29 august) for arriving back in Kangerlussuaq.
Kangerlussuaq Airport (Sønder Strømfjord) is the main gateway to Greenland. And lies in the inland of Greenland.
Airgreenland has direct flights from Copenhagen.
The airport used to be an old american military base, but after the cold war ended the Greenland govornment overtook the rule of the airport, and today it acts as a transfer airport for all travellers continuing to other cities in Greenland.
That has turned the old military base into a small greenlandic city with a population of around 530, where most of these inhabitants are occupied with the airport.
However, there is almost endless untouched nature surrounding Kangerlussuaq Airport.
Thus making it a perfect destination for wildlife adventures!
What is included
Services of a qualified Arctic Nature Guide
All meals on the trek, starting from lunch on day 1, to lunch on day 9
Expedition equipment, tents, stoves and gas,cooking utensils
All safety equipment, including satellite phone and emergency satellite beacons
Taxi transfer from Kangerlussuaq to start of the trek
What is not included
Flights to/from Kangerlussuaq
Accomodation and meals in Kangerlussuaq
Sleeping bag ( minimum comfort temperature of minus 3 degrees celsius)
Sleeping mat ( minimum R-value of 2)
Backpack (minimum 80 litres of volume)
Hygenics - Mosquito net - Water bottle
Personal travel insurance ( must included Search and Rescue)
Any extra expense due to unforeseen events/changes (later arrival back in kangerlussuaq than planned, delayed flights, extra logistics and accomodation)