Adventure Expedition to Greenland: In a Small Group We Explore by Boat, on Land and in the Air! Walk the Ice Cap, see Blue UNESCO Icebergs and More (March 2024)

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Maria

Guided trip
What's special?
special Sleep in a traditional Inuit Igloo
special Hike to the Ice Cap Point 660
special Experience Greenland wildlife
ALTERNATIVE TRIP DATE 1. - 12. APR 2024 [to be discussed in the group] ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Needless to mention that only cold and adventure lovers will find this trip! โ„๏ธ It is in a way a very special trip indeed as our environment is changing and the fragile nature of Greenland will not be the same in a few years' time. All 12 days in Greenland are packed with mesmerizing landscapes and activities. We stay multiple nights on a boat and pass calving glaciers and melting icebergs. We sleep in an igloo and get in touch with real locals to learn more about their way of life. We experience Greenland from the water, on land, and in the air. We see a country that the next generation unfortunately will not be able to explore in the same way anymore. Our group will consist of max. 6 including myself. We will not join any other bigger groups except for the glacier/ice cap hike or other excursions. Remember, Greenland is not a mass-tourism country, which means that affordable accommodation and tickets are not many and can be sold out quickly. Therefore, I can only accept reservations until November 2023. The same applies to flight fares. The earlier you decide to come along, the better and easier for you to find a good price๐Ÿ™‚. And it's easy to take part: Click the green button on the right ๐ŸŸฉ and reserve your spot! โœ… Motivated and great TripMates and TripLeader guaranteed! ๐Ÿ˜ โœ… Icing on the cake: Professionally edited video of our trip!๐Ÿ“ท Please note, this is a trip to totally detox from our digital life. In most places, we can enjoy a wifi-free vacation๐Ÿ™‚. International flights are available already. At the moment, flights are only available from/to Copenhagen (Denmark). โ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธLooking forward to seeing you soon on my next big adventure! โ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธ

So why should you join me? ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿฆฐ I have many years of experience as a travel specialist for China and traveled to more than 35 countries. I love the ice and snow and I have spent a year in Siberia (by Lake Baikal) and plan to travel to Greenland on an expedition this year in September 2023. So I will be prepared for our trip in 2024 and will know what to take care of and what absolutely not to miss when traveling together again in a group๐Ÿ™‚. I am sure you won't regret this very special adventure ๐Ÿ˜! Please non-smokers only.

We sleep the first night in a hotel close to the fjords of South Greenland and contirnue the next three nights on a boat in a bunk bed cabin for 4 or 6 (incl. 3 x breakfast, 2 x lunch, and 1 x dinner - we might share it with other adventurers or locals). The next 7 nights are spend in lodges or apartments and finally our last night in a traditional igloo in the midst of the wild.

What's included?
1 night in a traditional Igloo
3 nights on a ship
7 nights in lodges / apartments
Hike to Russell Glacier or Ice Cap 660
1 day in the capital Nuuk
Packing tips/list for Greenland winter
Predetermined and carefree itinerary
Full board in Igloo
1x dinner, 2x lunch,3x breakfast on ship
All Breakfasts except first night
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๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿฆฐ36 years old living between UK and Germany. Ice and snow at -20 are my third home ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ

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Karlo

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Amazing experience and trip to an unusual destination, Greenland, with Maria, is going to be an incredible memory that will stay for life. Trip was full of various activities that were well organized to resist any possible flight or other cancellations that can often happen in Greenland. The weather was amazing and allowed us to witness many beautiful sights. Big Thanks to our trip leader, for the trip and new friendships and hope to join another trip with Maria!
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Trip Itinerary
1

Narsarsuaq

Day 1-2
Day 1-2: Arrival in Greenland - Narsarsuaq - Narsaq Today, we arrive in the small village of Narsarsuaq, in South Greenland. It is the home of the Norse Vikings, who settled here hundreds of years ago in the unforgiving and rough climate. Winter in Greenland lasts into May, so just imagine how people managed to survive on water and land back in the days. We will be picked up at the airport and brought by boat to Narsaq, where we stay in a simple hostel overnight and use the rest of the day to relax and enjoy the views into the fjords. INCLUSIVE โœ… 1 night in a hostel without breakfast โœ… Boat transfer Narsarsuaq to Narsaq
2

Nuuk

Day 2-5
Day 2 - 5: Boat Narsaq - Sisimiut (with day stop in Nuuk) The next day we have time to hike and explore the nature here, which is totally different from what we will see later on on our journey. Depending on weather conditions, we can take a boat to one of the other villages or just explore Narsaq`s maritime flair. Our ship, which connects the villages and settlements on the route between south Greenland and Ilulissat to the north, leaves only in the late afternoon. Tourists as well as locals board the ship and because wifi is not being provided everywhere, this will be an amazing opportunity to marvel at the icebergs and melting pack ice on deck and meet locals. The ship has been constructed to sail in ice water and navigate the arctic. We spend the next three nights on board the ship, which makes a day-long stop in the capital city of Nuuk, where we can go on land and visit the museum or just explore the town. Which, btw, has a total population of just over 19.000 people. INCLUSIVE โœ… 3 nights on the boat in a shared bulk bed cabin with 3x breakfast, 2x lunch and 1x dinner on board โœ… Full day exploring the capital Nuuk
3

Sisimiut

Day 5-6
Day 5-7: Sisimiut In the evening of day 5 we reach the coastal town Sisimiut. It is beautifully located in the arctic circle on a highland plateau and is home to the Arctic Circle Race, which is held annually in March or April. If we are lucky, we will experience one of the biggest sport events in the country. We spend two nights in a cosy Bed & Breakfast. INCLUSIVE โœ… 2 nights in a B&B in Sisimiut with breakfast โœ… Walk Sisimiut at our own pace EXCLUDED โŒ Flight Sisimiut - Kangerlussuaq (~ 100-150โ‚ฌ)
4

Kangerlussuaq

Day 6-9
Day 7-10: Kangerlussuaq On the morning of day 7 we take our flight to Kangerlussuaq, the closest settlement to the ice cap of Greenland. We shall reach Kangerlussuaq in the afternoon, and since it is a very short flight we also have time to relax and enjoy the views from our lodge, where we spend three nights under the pristine sky. I have planned three days in Kangerlussuaq for many reasons. First of all, it is one of the best places in West Greenland to enjoy winter sports and experience the northern lights (even in March/April). It used to be an American military base and is slowly converting into a gate for expeditions to the ice cap and adventurous tourists (like us). A big population of muskox lives here and chances are high that we will spot some during our hikes or excursions. On our first free day we will join a guided tour to Russell Glacier, one of the most astonishing glaciers in this area and one of the few that we can get really close to. Alternatively, if the group decides, we can go on a tour to the Ice Cap Point 660 instead. Of course you can do both tours, if you like to see more of Kangerlussuaq! You can book additional activities on site. Furthermore, Kangerlussuaq is a famous dog sledding spot! So instead of a hike into the icy nature on the second day, you can also go to see the huskies and take a sled ride. INCLUSIVE โœ… 3 nights in a lodge in Kangerlussuaq with breakfast โœ… Guided hike to Russell Glacier or Ice Cap Point 660 โœ… Watch wildlife in one of the most remote settlements in West Greenland EXCLUDED โŒ Flight Kangerlussuaq - Ilulissat (~ 150-200โ‚ฌ)
5

Ilulissat

Day 9-12
Day 10-12: Ilulissat Today we depart from Kangerlussuaq to Ilulissat and shall reach Ilulissat around early morning/noon. The town Ilulissat is beautifully located right by the ice fjord and we will see passing icebergs from the shores with bare eyes! The next days are free to enjoy wintery excursions, sporty activities and lengthy hikes. Those who wish can participate in guided cross-country skiing, snowmobile rides, snow shoeing and dog sledding activities, ice fishing and even ice diving (additional fees apply on site). Due to logistical planning, we will spend the first night in the town in a centrally located lodge where breakfast is included. The Sermermiut area and the ice fjords are a recognised UNESCO-site and also accessible for hikes in March/April. Therefore, I recommend taking one day to explore the Sermermiut Valley. Our last night is a bit of the highlight of the tour. And by this I mean: we sleep in a a real igloo. Imagine sleeping in the middle of the sparkling Greenland winter, where the igloos are built from snow, as inuit have practised through thousands of years. Btw, the word Igloo comes from the Greenlandic word โ€œIllu'' that means house. Out here in the wilderness we have no light pollution, and, therefore, this is where we have another chance to see the most beautiful northern light and the most beautiful night sky! The next morning, we will be brought back to Ilulissat airport with snowmobiles and end our journey of Greenland. I am sure 12 days will pass in no time and it will already be time to say farewell to our newly found travel buddies. I really hope to meet you adventurous people very soon and please feel welcome to join๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ™‚! INCLUSIVE โœ… 1 night in a lodge in Ilulissat with breakfast โœ… 1 night in a traditional igloo with full board (1 igloo per 2 pax, usually only with a double bed. But since everyone gets their own sleeping bags and equipment, it should be fun for one night to sleep like an Inuit family back in the days)
Trip Summary
Accommodation
Hostel & Apartments & Other & Bed & Breakfast
12 days trip
Narsarsuaq, Nuuk & 3 more
Transportation
Boat, Plane
Questions and Answers

Dear Maria, I just found this trip here and I am wondering if you might plan to do this trip again m... Read More

Hi Marie, thanks for your interest. I am not sure if I`ll be able to travel to Greenland again anytime soon as I have been there last year and going again this year. But if 2025 allows, I will keep yo... Read More

I am ready to travel to Greenland and lead a group as well I lived in Russia 6 years so I used to li... Read More

Hi Wasseem, I lead the group and I have experience in the cold and leading myself :-D. This website is for private organisators, so you can organise your own trip and lead it.

Hello, do you still have a free place?

Hi, unfortunately no. But if someone else should jump off and you still want to come along, I'll keep you in mind :). Kind regards

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What's excluded?
International flights
Domestic flight Sisimiut - Kangerlussuaq
Domestic flight Kangerlussuaq -Ilulissat
Beverages and additional meals
Health & travel insurance (a must-have)
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