Greenland 2017 (8/3 - 8/19) (Moderate)

$3,500.00
  • Greenland 2017 (8/3 - 8/19) (Moderate)
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Greenland 2017 (8/3 - 8/19) (Moderate)

$3,500.00

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  AWAKEN THE EXPLORER WITHIN and join us as we journey north of the Arctic Circle for what will truly be the adventure of a lifetime! Despite being the largest non-continental island, with an area larger than Mexico, Greenland is the least densely populated country on the planet, and although 81% of the land is covered in ice, the remaining land has supported the Inuit population for over 4,500 years.  National Geographic even listed Greenland as one of the 20 best travel destinations for 2016!  

    The trip begins as we fly into an old U.S. Air Force base, a relic of the Cold War, and now Greenland's international airport and then transfer for a short flight to the coastal town of Sisimiut.  To start our adventure off right we'll leave Sisimiut by boat before transferring to a landing craft to begin the backpacking portion of our expedition.  For four days and three nights we'll then cross the Arctic tundra as we follow the Polar Route to Sisimiut, and the West Coast of Greenland.  Along the way you'll cross pristine streams, press on through scrub birch and willow thickets, pass through valleys brimming with the colors of the Arctic fall, and have countless opportunities to view Reindeer, Arctic Hare, and maybe even Musk Oxen, or an Arctic Fox. You'll feel immense pride as you walk into the beautiful coastal town of Sisimiut for a well deserved warm meal and a good night's sleep.  

    Over several days in Sisimiut, an area that has been inhabited for at least 4,500 years, you'll have the opportunity to learn about Greenlandic culture and sample some native dishes.  We'll check out the Sismiut Museum, meet local artisans at their workshop, and even have a get together with an extended family of Inuit hunters I met along the trail.  After taking in Sisimiut we'll fly back to Copenhagen to end our Arctic Adventure.  This trip can easily be combined with a longer trip to Europe either before or after our journey.  An estimated 300 people hike this route each year.  How about checking Greenland and the Arctic off of your bucket list and make it 301.  

ITINERARY

8/3 – Depart NYC for Copenhagen, Denmark
8/4 – Arrive Copenhagen (Overnight Stay Included)
8/5 – Depart Copenhagen for Sisimiut, Greenland
8/6 – Arctic Circle Trail Day 1
8/7 – Arctic Circle Trail Day 2
8/8 – Arctic Circle Trail Day 3
8/9 – Arctic Circle Trail Day 4
8/10 – Tour Sisimiut
8/11 – Tour Sisimiut
8/12 – Flight from Sisimiut to Copenhagen ("Hike Only")/Ferry to Ilulissat ("Arctic Adventure")
813 – Arrive Ilulissat/Tour Ice Fjord ("Arctic Adventure")
8/14 – Day Trip to Glacier Eqi ("Arctic Adventure")
8/15 – Trip to Fishing Village ("Arctic Adventure")
8/16 – Tour Ilulissat
8/17 – Tour Ilulissat
8/18 – Flight back to Copenhagen (Overnight Stay Included)
8/19 – Depart Copenhagen for NYC

"ARCTIC ADVENTURE" PACKAGE (8/3 - 8/19) INCLUDES

  • Lodging in Copenhagen on the evenings before and after the Greenland portion
    • Lodging in Greenland (9 Nights)
    • Overnight Ferry from Sisimiut to Ilulissat 
    • Boat trip from Ilulissat to Glacier Eqi
    • Boat trip to Inuit fishing village
    • Boat trip to trailhead
    • All required rental gear (Backpack, Sleeping Bag, Sleeping Pad, Headlamp, Tent)
    • All ON TRAIL meals
    • Licensed Guides

    "HIKE ONLY" PACKAGE (8/3 - 8/13) INCLUDES

    • Lodging in Copenhagen on the evenings before and after the Greenland portion
      • Lodging in Greenland (4 Nights)
      • -Boat trip to trailhead
      • All required rental gear (Backpack, Sleeping Bag, Sleeping Pad, Headlamp, Tent)
      • All ON TRAIL meals
      • -Licensed Guides