12-days to explore Iceland's largest glacier, Vatnajökull. One of the certified guides from the Polar Guides team, personally trained by Dixie Dansercoer, takes you with skis and pulkas through this amazing place.
Come and join me for this extraordinary expedition on Vatnajökull, in southeastern Iceland. This glacier is also called Vatna in English.
In a few words…
– Icecap expedition with skis and pulka's
– Experience the ambiance of a polar expedition
– Cross the Vatnajökull, the third largest ice cap of our planet
– Stay in expedition tents
– Become familiar step by step with travel in this polar region
– Myself (Polar guide) and Iceland specialist Heidi Hooghe will guide you
– Face a continuous battle between ice and fire
Does such an adventure sounds interesting? Then please get in touch with me. Of course I will be glad to give you more details and explain to you why this experience is unique.
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
For groups over 6 clients to 12 clients, there'll be two mountain guides.
Polar Experience is a Polar guiding agency designed and created by Dixie Dansercoer and managed by Julie Brown.
Dixie Dansercoer (12 July 1962 – 7 June 2021) was a Belgian polar explorer with thirty years of experience in polar travel and expeditions. He went to the poles on 34 occasions, for personal or guided expeditions, photo and film productions, and lectures aboard polar cruises.
He received the title of ‘Master Guide’ in the newly established IPGA platform (International Polar Guides Association) and he's one of only four people to have crossed the complete Arctic Ocean and the Antarctic continent.
In 2012, together with Sam Deltour, Dixie broke the world record for the longest non-motorized expedition to the South Pole. On skis, and assisted by a kite, they traveled at least 5013km.
He was the only polar guide who could provide expedition material for twelve expedition members, in the Arctic (Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen) the Antarctic (Wolfs Fang, Queen Maud Land), and also in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.
Today, the Dixie Dansercoer Team is led by Eric and Julie and his amazing and well-prepared team of guides, whom he trained himself. Please get in touch with them if you are interested in the different tours they are guiding. They will be happy to introduce you to the wonderful world of Polar Travel.
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The short expedition in Greenland which I undertook with Dixie and a few others remains one of the most memorable voyages that I ever undertook. The delight of experiencing the polar nights and the sheer beauty of the frozen landscape, but also the constant fight against the cold and the fellowship built up in dealing with hostile elements remain lasting impressions on me.
To be a companion of Dixie is a true privilege which I did enjoy beyond the polar circles. Even when surpassing himself, he knows perfectly well the human limits in extreme hostile conditions and never will overstep the bounds when Nature &amp; Ice take over command ... His charming wife Julie and daughter Robin are the two helpful secrets of his happiness and charisma.
Dixie is a great expedition leader with an impressive track record. What attracted me is that despite his world class level and experience, he can really grow people like you and me towards achieving a dream of enjoying a polar expedition. Dixie takes into account your personal fitness level and expedition experience and guides you upfront and during the expedition to your full potential. Moreover, he really succeeds in bringing a group together and instilling the values of the wild nature. Beyond the expedition, you learn about yourself, extreme nature and team spirit. In short, I can highly recommend an expedition with Dixie, who is a down to earth class act.
Dixie, You have orchestrated a once in a lifetime trip and experience for us and produced an enduring memory. What else can I say?
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Vatnajökull Glacier 9-Day Group Crossing, Iceland
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