Trekking to Unesco site of Aasivissuit 6 days

Explore Unesco Heritage landscape of Aasivissuit - Nipisat

Hike through untouched Greenland nature

Good chances of spotting wildlife, Reindeer, Musk-Oxen, Arctic Hare, Polar Fox, Numerous Bird Species

Trekking Expedition with focus on both Greenland nature and ancient Inuit culture

Fishing for the Arctic Char
Description

This is a Trekking Adventure in Greenland, where we will only be sleeping in tents, and carry all our equipment in our backpacks.

Our goal on this trek is to reach the Unesco site of Aasivissuit. This site contains unique Inuit cultural heritage, that tells a story of how the Inuits lived in Greenland in ancients times. 

 

During the first 4 days we will do everything we can to catch some Arctic Chars for dinner!

From Kangerlussuaq Airport we will grab a taxi that takes us to the start of our trek.

The first two days we will be hiking through the pristine Greenland nature, and in the afternoon on the third day we will arrive at Aasivissuit.

The fourth day we will leave camp where it stands, and explore the cultural heritage at Aasivissuit. 

The last two days we will be hiking back to Kangerlussuaq Airport by a different route than the two first days.

On all days there are good chances of spotting the Greenland wildlife!

In the afternoon on the sixth day we will arrive back at Kangerlussuaq Airport. Later in the evening we will be eating a better dinner together.

Who is this trek for

This trip is for those who wants a wild trekking adventure through the beautiful, but sometimes also very harsh nature of Greenland.


This trip is a relatively demanding trip because of it’s lenght -6 days, and because it is based on sleeping in tents, and carrying everything in our backpacks.

However on this trek it is highly valued to have time for enjoying the amazing Greenland nature! We will prioritize quite some time for fishing the arctic char, and have fun and enjoy life.

It is not the goal to walk very long distances, and be exhausted every day on this trek.

The daily hiking distance can vary from 6-13 kilometres. 

So you will need to be comfortable carrying a backpack weighing around 15 kilos for that distance over uneven and rocky terrain, for multiple days.

The fourth day will be spent exploring the surroundings at Aasivissuit, and we will leave the camp where it stands, thus this day our backpacks will be alot lighther.

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 and cultural heritage of Greenland, is highly valued.

If in doubt of whether this trek suits you, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Price & Dates

Price: 5500 DKK pr. person

 

Dates: 31 of August - 5 of September 2022

 

Latest arrival in Kangerlussuaq on the 30 August

 

NB: it is not recommende to plan on leaving Kangerlussuaq earlier than the 6 of  September. 

Location

Kangerlussuaq Airport (Sønder Strømfjord) is the main gateway to Greenland. And lies in the inland of Greenland.


Airgreenland has direct flights from Copenhagen.
Air Greenland


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 Trekking adventures in Greenland!

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 6, including plenty of snacks for all days

  • Expedition equipment, tents, stoves and gas, cooking utensils

  • All safety equipment including: satellite phone and satellite emergency beacons

  • Taxi transfer to start of the trek

What is not included
  • Flights to/from Kangerlussuaq

  • Accomodation in Kangerlussuaq

  • Personal clothing & Hiking boots

  • Sleeping bag (minimum comfort temperature of minus 5 celsius)

  • Sleeping mat (minimum R-value of 3,5)

  • Backpack (minimum 70 litres)

  • Fishing rod/equipment

  • Trekking poles/Hygenics/Water bottle or camel back

  • Personal travel insurance (must included search and rescue)

  • Any extra expenses due to unforeseen events and changes (delayed flights, extra logistics and accomodation)

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