The perfect combination in the south of Greenland. 8 days in the very southernmost part of the world's largest island, in complete contact with Nature, combining trekking with kayaking, surrounded by an awe-inspiring landscape of blue-tinged icebergs and tundra.
Take an impressive trek through the tundra, in complete, self-reliant freedom, in the wild Land of Mellem area in southern Greenland. With fully amazing views
Witnessing the northern lights, the “Dance of the Sky”, from one of the world’s most special areas (Since mid august)
Navigation By RIB boat to ice filled Qooroq Fiord
Sampling of a good part of the Inuit diet, such as meat from seals, whales, caribou, anmmassat..
Fishing for salmon and cod, picking of cranberries (especially in the second half of August)
Visiting some of the most important archaeological treasures in the South of Greenland, viking and inuit ruins
Sighting of local fauna such as eagles, foxes and arctic hares, or even seals
Day One. Flight Reykjavik (domestic airport) – Narsarsuaq. It’s also possible to get to Narsarsuaq from Copenhagen. Reception in the airport and transfer in RIB boat through Tunulliarfik Fjord, usually covered by icebergs, to Qassiarsuk. Walk around Qassiarsuk, old Brattahlid. This is the place where Eric the Red settled when he started Greenland’s colonisation back in 985. Brattahlid reconstructions: Guided visit to the original ruins from Erik the Red, and a replica of the original chapel and longhouse. Accommodation in Hostel.
Day Two. Preparation of materials and transfer in RIB boat through Tunulliarfik Fjord, usually covered by icebergs, to Narsarsuaq. Start of the trek in the nearby Narsarsuaq mountains. Ascent to Mellem Camp, travelling through lakes and rivers, towards Flower Valley. We will carry on with our hike through Flower Valley with spectacular views of an enormous valley created by the withdrawal of and subsequent sedimentation from the glacier, where there are abundant flowers. This is quite possibly the most famous excursion in all of Greenland. We will go all the way from Kiattut Glacier, famous for its spectacular views, with unbeatable panoramic views of the ice. We will carry on with the hike among tundra and lakes, toward the Mellem cabin, where we will set up camp. Accommodation in tents at Mellem’s Camp.
Day Three. Trek to the scenic overlook of Qooroq. We will continue our expedition with the trek until the scenic overlook point of the Qooroq Glacier. Impressive views of the glacier, one of the most active in southern Greenland. We will get right on top of the glacier, so we can observe its entire extent as it drops to the sea. Spectacular vision of ice breaking to the sea. Night at Mellem’s Camp. Accommodation in tents in Mellem Camp.
Day Four. Descent from Mellem Camp. In the way back to Narsarsuaq and from a height of less than 1,000 metres, we can observe one of the most privileged panoramas in the south of Greenland. Walking in the Tundra and surrounded by green mountains and valleys dotted with lakes and rivers, we find ourselves in a setting of Inland Ice's incredible mass of ice at our back (Qooroq and Kiattuut Glaciers) and fjords in front of us. Transfer in RIB boat through Tunulliarfik Fjord, usually covered by icebergs, to Qassiarsuk. In the afternoon, we will visit the Qooroq Ice Fjord, where one of the most active glaciers in southern Greenland can be found. We will navigate on zodiac boat to the area where iceberg density makes it impossible to carry on. This is without doubt one of Greenland's best images. Special dinner with typical Greenlandic products, whale, seal, caribou, mattak… Accommodation in Leif Eriksson Hostel in Qasiarsuk.
Day Five. In the morning, trekking to Tasiusaq farm where seven people live in notable isolation next to Sermilik fjord, which is almost always blocked by the ice and icebergs coming from Eqaloruutsit glacier. Preparation of kayak materials, and contact with our new means of transport. Instructional session on the kayak, basic safety tips. Night at Tasiusaq Hostel. Accommodation in Tasiussaq Hostel.
Day Six. Travelling by kayak through the foothills of Nordre Sermilik Fjord, which is always filled with icebergs of indescribable colours and textures, coming from Eqaloruutsit Glacier. This is an area in which the kayak is the only possible vehicle at this time of the year, due to the ice which blocks access to the rest of the boats. At the end of the first kayak day, the camp will be set up on the shores of the fjord. A short hike through the tundra, until we arrive at the point where we can admire the impressive Eqaloruutsit glacier. Night spent in a tent.
Day Seven. Kayak in the mouth of the fiord among lots of ice, spectacular views and navigation with icebergs. Depending of ice possibilities to get close to the area of Kangerdlua, all year round blocked by ice. Return to camp in the afternoon. Possibility to go fishing in the fjord. Night at Tasiusaq Hostel.
Day Eight. Trek back to Qassiarsuk. Preparation of equipment and shower. Transfer to Narsarsuaq. Time to walk around in the area and visit the local museum. Flight Narsarsuaq – Reykjavik (domestic airport) or Copenhagen