Day 1-5 – Ocean crossing from Ísafjörður to Greenlands east-coast and Prince Christians Strait.
Now we’ll cross Denmark’s Strait and sail with the southern currents downwards along Greenlands east-coast. It’ll probably be 3 days before we see land, and 1-2 days southbound alongside the coast before we’ll come to the passage of Prince Christians strait in the south. Our trip will enter a new phase with inland climate and smooth sailing.
Day 6 – Aupilatog to Nanortalik
Aupilatog is the first settlement we’ll reach and this is the place where, after ten days of rowing, Hans and Alf were given help to reach Canada. We’ll disembark on land and hear the tales that still live with some of the oldest settlers. Then we’ll sail to Nanortalik, the largest of the settlements in the south.
Day 7 – UNESCO area and Tasermiut-Fjord
We’ll spend a full day on the most famous of the fjords on Southern-Greenland. Here we’ll find both lush greenery, and mountains that stand tall 2000 metres above sea level, like a wall straight from the ocean.
Day 8 – Sailing to the hot springs of Uunartog
This’ll be our spa-day! We’ll find the hot springs on Uunartog. and have a nice, well-earned bath. Our Chef Tipi says he’ll barbecue an entiner sheep for this day, and we’ll see what kind of raw ingredients we’ll find to complement the sheep. Delicious and fun it’ll be anyhow.
Day 9 – Qaqortoq and Eiriksfjord
On the morning we’ll arrive on the town Qaqortoq, where our Greenland crewmembers grew up. This is also a place in which Hans and Alf had a pit-stop on their trip to Canada in 1940. From Qaqortoq we’ll go north into Eriksfjord for an ascension of the “ironing-board” of Ipiutaq. Alternatively, we’ll go for a longer ascension on the 1752 m tall mountant Illerfissalik right by Igaliku. This peak apparently has the best view in southern Greenland, but is a 10-12 hours ascension. So, if you’d rather walk around the village, there’s plenty of historical and cultural places to explore.
Day 10 – Ending the trip in Narssarsuag
We’ll sail those who are travelling home straight away, to the airport, and those who’ll stay a bit longer to Igaliku or Qaqortoq. Here you’ll have plenty of activities to do before your plane leaves. You can fish on the beach, walk up the inland-ice, or rent a mountain bike and bike the historic paths in this ancient landscape. We recommend all participants to remain a couple of days extra in Greenland, as there’s a lot to see and do here. We’ll send out tips and info on activities and accommodation to all participants. We’ll be accompanied by two friends from Qaqortoq that’ll contribute as much as they can to create great experiences on land after the trip.
Trainers/ deck shoes (no black soled shoes please – they mark the deck)
Waterproof sailing kit (two sets are recommended. Heavy gear for on-board and lighter kit for trips ashore)
Sailing gloves – 2 sets
Hot water bottle
Clothes for on-board and on shore
A small backpack for trips on-shore (30-40 litres)
A water bottle
Thermals, two sets
Thick socks, two sets
Sun glasses (polarized)
Sun cream – SPF50+
Small quick dry towel
USB cord to charge your phone
Warm sleeping bag
Printed out Insurance details
Any medication you require