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7 days - Remote glamping tour with icecap helicopter flight
We invite you to really experience Greenland! Stay in a remote luxury camp, situated two hours by boat from the capital of Greenland, positioned beside the one of the biggest and oldest fjords in the world. Boat or helicopter is the only way to get to this secluded spot.
Highlights include a helicopter flight over the icecap, remote fishing, private boat transfers through the Nuuk fjord, guided hikes, guided local village visit, whale safari cruise and private tented camp including outdoor hot tub and sauna.
- Day 1
- Arrive in Nuuk and private transfer to accommodation
- Day 2
- Boat transfer to your camp
- Day 3
- Hike to the top of Mt. Kinaussak for a picnic lunch overlooking the the entire fjord system
- Day 4
- Visit the small Greenlandic settlement, Kapisillit and try your hand at catching Arctic Char
- Day 5
- Kayaking around the icebergs
- Day 6
- Helicopter flight to the icecap, then visit Norse ruins and try you luck at halibut and red snapper fishing
- Day 7
- Whale Safari among the icebergs and then return to Nuuk
- Start/End Place
- Nuuk, Greenland tours
- Country Visited
- Greenland tours
- 7 Days
- Easy independent holiday suitable for singles & couples
Private boat transfers
- Arrival & departure transfer in Nuuk
- Welcome dinner
- Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
- City walk/tour with local guide in Nuuk and kayak show
- Nuuk accommodation in twin/double rooms
- 5 nights staying in a tented camp. Your tipi-like tent has ample space to stand inside and move around. It comes with 2 single beds or one double bed, fully lined - small table with chairs and a cozy stove - and each tent has its own private eco toilet and hot shower.
- Boat trip Nuuk to tented camp (100 km each way through the Nuuk fjord) return
- Use of outdoor hot tub and sauna
- Boat trip with hike to the top of Mount Kinaussak
- Fishing trip including a visit to the village, Kapisillit
- Kayaking tour
- Helicopter from camp, flying over the icecamp to Norse ruins and boat trip return
- Whale safari
- 24-hour emergency service
- Taxes and service fees
Flight tickets to/from start and end points, any airport taxes, travel insurance, visas, gratitudes and any items of personal nature.
Day 1 - Arrive in Nuuk and private transfer to accommodation
You will be greeted at the tiny airport and escorted to your accommodation. Here you will have time to freshen up before the safety briefing and equipment run down. At the same time, the guides will brief you about the days ahead and any weather adjustments.
After the briefing, the guide will then bring you on a short city tour (walking 1 hr) which will end at the old colonial harbour where watch a kayak show (20 mins), before your dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 2 - Boat transfer to your camp
After a breakfast at the hotel you will be shuttled to the harbour where a small 12-person boat will be waiting. The boat cruises east deep into the Nuuk fjord. On the way to the camp the boat will stop, letting you get the thrilling experience of standing on an ice flake. You will be dressed in an arctic survival suits. After this experience, sail further into the most productive glacier in our region before heading for the camp, sailing close by high peaks, waterfalls and small bays.
At the camp our chef prepares a nice lunch, which is followed by an arctic safety briefing. You will be taken for a light afternoon hike in the wonderful surroundings.
The day is finished off with a dinner in the camp.
Day 3 - Hike to the top of Mt. Kinaussak for a picnic lunch overlooking the the entire fjord system
After breakfast in the camp, we will leave and embark in a closed boat. The boat will take us to the foot of Kinaussak, the highest peak in the entire Nuuk fjord region. You will hike to the top (1600 metres) and have a lunch picnic with scenic views over the entire fjord system.
Hiking back to the sea, you will return by boat to the camp to enjoy a well deserved dinner.
Day 4 - Visit the small Greenlandic settlement, Kapisillit and try your hand at catching Arctic Char
After breakfast in the camp, sail to the Kapisillit area, home to the only Greenlandic Salmon breeding spot. Here we will be introduced to fishing with both a traditional rod but also bare hand techniques – it’s a guaranteed memorable fishing experience – catching Arctic Char.
On location, the chef will prepare the caught fish in various styles for lunch.
From the fishing and dining spot we will walk to the settlement of Kapisillit. With 68 inhabitants, one shop, a school and a church the settlement is a typical example of a Greenlandic village. You will have opportunity to explore this small village, visiting the locals and walking the length of this tiny settlement.
The boat will pick you up and return to the camp.
Day 5 - Kayaking around the icebergs
Today, the boat takes you deep into the ice fjord. After a thorough introduction to kayaking, you will hit the fjord in your own kayak and paddle among the ice.
After getting back to shore, the chef will have a nice lunch ready for you. Then sail towards a stunning valley and fell area. Here the planned hike will let you not only see beautiful nature but most likely also wildlife such as reindeers and maybe musk ox.
Day 6 - Helicopter flight to the icecap, then visit Norse ruins and try you luck at halibut and red snapper fishing
After breakfast in the camp, you will be collected by a helicopter, which will whisk you up to the Greenland icecap. Here the helicopter will land, leaving you with plenty of time and opportunity for wonderful pictures and views.
From there the helicopter will take you to an area with Norse ruins. Among the ruins our chef will offer lunch as always - prepared on site. After the exploration the boat awaits and takes you to brilliant deep water angling spots. Here you will get opportunities to catch large cod, red snapper and on the lower spots even the impressive halibut.
The boat will return to the camp with the catch, which the chef will turn into a tasty dinner.
Day 7 - Whale Safari among the icebergs and then return to Nuuk
After breakfast in the camp, you will leave the camp by boat and cruise in the western section of the Nuuk fjord on the lookout for whales. The boat will reach the scenic Qooqqut bay where a small isolated restaurant is located only accessible by air or sea. Here, enjoy a delicious lunch, prepared by the restaurant chef, enjoying the beautiful view from the restaurant's panoramic location.
After lunch our boat will continue westerly in the fjord system, pass through a beautiful closed archipelago system and reach the abandoned settlement of Kangeq. Here you will leave the boat to explore the settlement to get a closer look and learn the history of the settlements. After this exploration, head for Nuuk.
Stay over night in Nuuk or take a late flight home.
Price per person. Early indicative price for 2023.
30 Sep 2023
30 Sep 2023
We start your adventure in Nuuk, which has been certified by EarthCheck as the first capital city in the world to become a sustainable tourism destination. To achieve certification, Nuuk has met EarthCheck’s rigorous environmental standards across twelve key performance areas spanning greenhouse gas emissions; energy efficiency; air quality; ecosystem conservation; transport; waste management; and cultural and social management.
Your luxury tented accommodation is all about getting back to nature and enjoying the solitude of the wilderness. The tipi style tents are simple, yet warm, structures and use minimal resources for construction. Each tipi is equipped with its own bathroom, hot showers and an eco-toilet. They operate a 'leave no trace policy' with no permanent structures on site and a strong focus on renewable energy. There are low carbon activities on site including kayaking, hiking, arctic swimming, paddle-boarding, or fishing trips.
Food is an important element of your stay, and the on-site award-winning chef invites guests to get involved in the dining experience, which can include foraging for herbs amongst the camp. Ingredients are all freshly sourced nearby, and include various fish, mussels, arctic mushrooms, as well as herbs like angelica, arctic thyme, Labrador tea and various berries.
Greenland is steadily rising in popularity, but it is keen to ensure that growth is slow and there is a strong desire to avoid over-tourism. One of the key focus's is to ensure that jobs are prioritised to local residents, and with over 90% of the population of the island being indigenous Inuit, it's vital that local cultures are protected and preserved. Tourism, if done correctly, will protect and celebrate the local culture while also providing the vital source of revenue that they need.
Your accommodation is proud to be the only company offering a camp product entirely based on local people residing in the country. They have indepth knowledge about the country, the region, the nature and the people, and your experience will reflect this.
We have built into your experience a visit to the settlement of Kapisillit. With 68 inhabitants, one shop, a school and a church the settlement is a typical example of a Greenlandic village. You will have opportunity to explore this small village, visiting the locals and learn more about their way of life.
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