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7-day sail and hike tour in Greenland

Raphael, an IFMGA certified mountain guide, takes you on this 7-day sail and hike tour around Greenland’s East Coast!

Duration7 days
Offer periodJul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelFirst time
Fitness LevelOpen to everyone
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Would you like to visit one of the last remaining areas of virgin and wild terrain in the planet?

I am always trying to discover new destinations. At this time, I offer you to travel around Greenland’s East Coast aboard Arktika, a 25-meter sailboat. It will be an unforgettable 7-day sailing and hiking tour.

Greenland is full of mountains, fjords and icebergs. An ice sheet covers more than 80% of its territory. We will visit Ammasalik Island, with an area of ​​772 km2, and whose highest point is a glaciated peak of 1,352 meters.

There are many things to do here: strolling around the fjords, watching whales and seals, and hiking on the mountains and glaciers. We will stop at a different spot every day and at night, we can enjoy the beautiful aurora borealis before falling asleep on the Arktika. It is the perfect travel program for photographers and families!

But apart from the adventure, I’m sure you’ll enjoy the cultural aspects of this trip as well! The east coast of Greenland is populated by last direct descendants of the Arctic cultures of Dorset and Thule. They still practice of their surviving traditions. You’ll probably be surprised at how warm people are in spite of the weather conditions!

On the first day we will meet in Kulusuk, a village with no more than 500 inhabitants, and spend the night on the Arktika. Then the adventure begins: 6 days of navigation between icebergs and hiking through incredible mountains and glaciers. We will visit, among other places, the fjords Sermilik and Johan Petersen, and the towns of Tiniteqilaaq and Kummiut.

So, what are you waiting for? Join me on this trip and get the chance to explore Greenland’s east coast. I will be happy to guide you through this amazing and unexplored land!

We can also board the Arktika to combine skiing and sailing around Iceland. If you are interested, check out my Ski & sail 7-day tour in Iceland.

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Accommodation

Full board on sailship Aurora Arktika www.aurora-arktika.com

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This program is subject to change depending on weather, sea and ice conditions, as well as according to flight schedules.

Meeting point

Kulusuk, Greenland

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Itinerary

Day 1: Boarding on Arktika

We will meet in Kulusuk and spend the night on the sailship.

Day 2: Sailing through de fjords

We will sail from the Sermilik fjord to the Johan Petersen fjord, where we will anchor.

Day 3: Hiking through fjords and glaciers

On day 3 we will walk through Johan Petersen fjord and visit the glacier.

Day 4: Visiting the Sermilik fjord

In this amazing fjord we weil anchor in the middle of the ice.

Day 5: Friendly towns

On day 5 we will sail towards Tiniteqilaaq, a small town of 120 inhabitants with a spectacular view of the Sermilik fjord. Our expedition will continue to the village of Kummiut, where we will make a pleasant afternoon walk.

Day 6: Exploring the fjords

On sixth day we will continue exploring the fjords. It is possible to visit a former World War II military base.

Day 7: End of the tour

We will return to the Ammassalik fjord to finish our tour in Kulusuk.


About the guide

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UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide since 2003
The mountain brought us together in the 90's and currently it also brings us together with my guide friends: Stéphane, Christian and Jean Luc, who is mountain leader.
Our passion has allowed us to do a great job: being mountain guides.
After having guided for over 10 years in Verbier, we decided to establish a guide's office that allows us to sell trips, ski touring days, heliskiing here and elsewhere, mountaineering, and all those things that are possible to do with a mountain guide.
We are also colleagues in the specialized team of rescuers "Maison FXB Rescue" and it is with pleasure that we offer advanced training courses, avalanche courses, crevasse rescue, the management of injured people…
From all this, the main objective is to enjoy as much time as we can in the mountain with you in the most beautiful places in the world with a single slogan: “Safety!”
It will be a pleasure to share a moment with you!
Raphy


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Prices per person

Group of 1

CHF 35753 each

Group of 2

CHF 17877 each

Group of 3

CHF 11959 each

Group of 4

CHF 8949 each

Group of 5

CHF 7155 each

Group of 6

CHF 5970 each

Group of 7

CHF 5114 each

Group of 8

CHF 4475 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Price doesn't include: flights, alcoholic beverages, insurance.


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