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adventure travel trip to Greenland
Discover ancient traditions and lands
Dates
  • Jun 12-19, 2014
  • Jun 19-26, 2014
  • Privately on Request
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  • Duration 8 days
    Group Size 2-12
    Land Cost $4,550 Details
    Single Supplement $630
    Lodging 2 stars-3 stars
    Grade I-II
    Best Time

    Greenland Discovery

    South Greenland by kayak, foot, small boat, and helicopter

    Highlights

    Icebergs  •  northern lights  •  Inuit settlements

    This active trip to South Greenland takes you beyond the Arctic frontier to discover the Inuit people's home with their traditional lifestyle and ongoing adaptation to an icy and often harsh environment.  On this trip, featuring a helicopter ride over the Inland Ice Cap, a very special ice crampon hike on one of the oldest ice fields on the planet, small ship boating among fjords, and interesting tundra hiking in beautiful valleys, gain firsthand knowledge of the Inuits' home, the history of the first European settlers, and the many outstanding natural features of this unique and seldom-visited land. Nowhere is the  impact of  global warming more evident; your trip will include direct observation the evidence.

    A short trip (three hours by air) separates Iceland, a well-known natural enclave, from Greenland, largest island in the world.  Here, where roads are rare and nature is practically untouched, your exceptional exploration awaits.

    Take spectacular treks through the tundra and in glacier valleys, see herds of caribou and marine fauna,  gather mushrooms and cranberries, and visit geothermal hot springs.  On starry nights, enjoy the awe-inspiring show of the northern lights.

    Consider spending a few days in Iceland at the beginning or end of your Greenland adventure.


    Brief Itinerary

    Day 1Arrive Narsarsuaq / Glacier Views
    Day 2Qassiarsuk / Tasiusaq / Iceberg Bay
    Day 3Trekking / Igaliko and Environs
    Day 4Qoorooq Ice Fjord / Igaliko
    Day 5Igaliko / Narsaq
    Day 6Qaleraliq Camp / Zodiac / Ice Excursion
    Day 7Qaqortoq, Capital of South Greenland
    Day 8Helicopter Tour / Narsarsuaq / Onward

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    “We saw over 500 icebergs — most impressive! Magical — as big as apartment houses.” ~Bertram & Renee Koel "One hundred miles of non-stop beauty, especially in the light of the midnight sun." ~Alicia and Matthew Tether

     
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