Fantastic Roundtrip North of the Polar Circle in Greenland – for the Happy Hiker
This tour is packed with a lot of day hikes for those who enjoy a good hike but also a good night’s sleep in a nice bed.
We will take you to at least seven exciting destinations in Greenland, including Ilulissat with the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ilulissat Icefjord, and Kangerlussuaq with its unique access to the Greenland Ice Sheet. Other destinations are the towns of Sisimiut, Aasiaat, and Qeqertarsuaq and the village of Akunnaaq. We will explore all of these places on this active tour to the heart of the Disco Bay in Greenland.
Your trip starts in Kangerlussuaq where you will go on an excursion to the Greenland Ice Sheet in a custom-built vehicle. You will even get to stand on top of the ice sheet! After a nice welcome dinner and a good night’s sleep, we will hike to the Garnet Rock on the following day.
From Kangerlussuaq, we fly to Sisimiut where we will board the ship that will take us up north to the Disco Bay. Before boarding the ship, we will go sightseeing in Sisimiut and trek to an island close by with very interesting archeological findings. The next day we go sailing to the former settlement of Assaqutaq and hike back to the city from here.
Then the trip continues by ferry towards Aasiaat at the entrance to the Disco Bay. In Aasiaat, we will explore the town, and then we go on a boat trip to Akunnaaq, one of the settlements in the Disco Bay.
The next morning, we sail on towards the Disco Island, known locally as Qeqertarsuaq. Qeqertarsuaq Island is the biggest island off the coast of the Greenland mainland. It offers a spectacular terrain with tall, basalt hills and vegetation you will not find anywhere else in Greenland. As you approach the island, you will see the beautiful basalt hills on the horizon. The waters surrounding the island are one of the preferred habitats for whales. You know what this means, right? Keep your camera and binoculars at hand! After a couple of days filled with great experiences and some wonderful hiking tours, we continue to Ilulissat.
Ilulissat is known worldwide for the Ilulissat Icefjord, the most productive glacier in the northern hemisphere. We explore the places surrounding the Icefjord with several hikes. You will also have the option to buy a boat trip among the icebergs (the most popular excursion in Greenland) and a boat trip to the calving glacier Eqi 80 kilometers north of Ilulissat.
Departures July 9, July 16 and August 7, 2019: English and Danish speaking guide
Departures July 3 and July 24, 2019: German and Danish speaking guide
PLEASE NOTE: Trips departing July 9 and July 16 last 12 days instead of 11.