Iceland to Greenland Expedition

24,800 NOK / £2,245 per person*

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24,800 NOK / £2,245 per person*
*Trips are priced in the operator’s local currency. The sterling amount shown is a guide only and the amount you pay in sterling will change with currency fluctuations.

10 nights

This is the “Kinder Egg” leg filled with both ocean crossing over the Denmark-Strait to Greenland, coastal sailing down the eastern coast and also inshore sailing in the fjords in the south-west.

After 4-5 days at sea we should approach the mouth of Prince Christianssund, turn to 270 degrees and calm down in sheltered waters with trips ashore, fishing, hot springs and good food. We will also go into the well known Tasermiut-fjord.

The final destination for this leg is the village Qaqortoq from where our Greenlandic crewmembers grew up. The last day we anchor in Narssarsuaq and here the airport-shuttle will be our dinghy.

Trip Start: 22 August 2018

Trip End: 01 September 2018

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VESSEL

Vessel Type

70ft Expedition Yacht

Vessel Length

70ft

Skipper

Yes

Berth

Double cabin

YOUR TRIP

Deposit and cancellation:

50% and strict

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Included

  • Experienced skipper / instructor onboard
  • Accommodation on board the whole trip
  • All food on board
  • An environmentally friendly, unique, exotic and exclusive adventure vacation
  • Safety gear, survival suits and SAR-insurance for all crewmembers
  • Use of small boats, kayaks, fishing gear etc
  • All boat-related expenses; fuel, gas, harbour, mooring etc…

Additional

  • Travel costs to and from start/end point of trip
  • Expenses for restaurants, museums or optional activities underway, or overnight stays beyond the approved program
  • Alcoholic beverages

Practical Info

Open to beginner sailors.

Adventurous outlook is advisable.

GETTING THERE (AND BACK)

Getting there

Fly to Ísafjörður Airport

Getting back

Narsarsuaq Airport

ITINERARY

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.

KIT LIST

Sailing boots

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)

Hat

Balaklava

Sailing gloves – 2 sets

Glove liners

Hand warmers

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

Swimming kit

USB cord to charge your phone

Cash

Warm sleeping bag

Head torch

Sailing knife

Passport

Printed out Insurance details

Any medication you require

INSURANCE

Specialist off-shore sailing insurance is required. We can direct you to the insurer we use. Ask for information when you enquire.

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“Trip of a lifetime & perfect for the solo traveller….”

Tori

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