Greenland Sea Kayaking & Camping
10 Days, 9 Nights
This is an incredible opportunity to explore the fjords of Greenland’s west coast by kayak. Stunning views of glaciers, mountains and fjords are daily highlights. This trip combines fabulous kayaking with camping in some of the world’s most remote environments. A traditional Greenlandic dinner and hotel stay along the Jacobsfjord awaits your return from the wilderness. The perfect adventure destination for the enthusiast paddler.
Day 1: This expedition will begin at the Reykjavik airport where the team will gather and then fly to the Kangerlussquaq Greenland airstrip on the west coast of Greenland. From there the group will connect with an internal flight on Air Greenland to Ilulissat home of the Unesco’s World Heritage Site the Icefjord. This is a spectacular flight with stunning views of mountain peaks and iceberg-dotted fjords. We will spend the night here enjoying a hike along the enormous Jacobsfjord admiring in awe its size.
Day 2: One more internal connection will see us land in Aasiaat. Located on the southern end of the large Disko Bay this is where we begin our paddling adventure. The day will be spent packing, organizing and paddling to our first nights camp. This stunning archipelago is home to a history of whaling by the native Greenlandic population followed later by the Dutch.
Day 3-8: Depending on weather, the group desires and conditions, we will paddle deeper into the multitude of islands over the next several days. The paddling route will take us past points and round headlands with a sharp eye for whales and other marine life this archipelago and Disko Bay are home to various whale species including the Humpback and Sperm whale. To spend this much time in such a remote spot nearly assures a sighting. Sheltered bays and open passages highlight the varied paddling conditions with countless crags and caves to explore. Off the water the countryside offers rolling terrain dotted with fresh water ponds and lakes. Spongy moss provides a colorful palate to the rock and water we will call home. Our route provides excellent camping conditions and easy access to these rolling islands. Options abound!
Day 9: Breakfast and one final pack-up of boats will see us return to Aasisat for a return flight to Ilulissat and a welcome shower and celebration dinner.
Day 10: Return flight to Kangerlussquaq and Reykjavik round out our Greenland adventure
Please contact us for assistance with your travel arrangements. Important Travel in the high Arctic requires flexibility – delays are often the rule, rather than the exception. If the delay lasts longer than our specific itinerary you will be responsible for the additional costs of lodging and food. We highly recommend that you get the most flexible airline tickets that allow for change of travel dates! Trip cancellation & evacuation insurance are required for this expedition.
**This itinerary is subject to change. We hope to see you on this spectacular adventure. Any further questions? Feel free to contact us!
Reykajavik is the capital and largest city of Iceland. Reykajavik is located in southwestern Iceland, on the southern shore of Faxafloi bay.
History Trivia: Reykajavik is believed to be the location of the first permanent settlement in Iceland in AD 874.