Day 1-2 – Sailing from Narsarssuaq to Nanortalik
After safety briefings, provisioning and checking our equipment we’ll hoist sail out towards the southern fjords in Nanortalik. Here we’ll disembark to have a look around and become familiar. The city watches over the entrance of the majestic Tasermiut-Fjord which we’ll enter and explore the following day.
Day 3 – Exploring the world heritage area Tasermiut-fjord
From Nanortalik we’ll sail into the Tasermiut-Fjord. The most famous of the fjords on southern Greenland, and also listed as a UNESCO world heritage area. Here we’ll find luscious hills and meadows, and also mountains in the 2000-meter class that appear like walls from the ocean’s foot. We’ll take in visual impressions that’ll stay with you forever.
Day 4 – Sailing to the hot springs in Uunartog
This’ll be our spa-day. On our way from Nanortalik to Alutsiaap Paa we’ll find our way to the hot springs of Uunartoq, and have a nice and hot bath. Our chef Tipi has said he’ll try to barbecue an entire sheep on this day… We’ll see what kind of raw ingredients we will find, and to complement the main course. In any case it’ll be delicious and fun.
Day 5 – Sailing to Qaqortoq to Igaliku
Once in Greenland, Qaqortoq will become our “home-port”. This is because our friends from Greenland, Dine and Tipi, grew up here. This is also one of the places Hans and Alf stopped in on their journey to Canada in 1940. From Qaqortoq we’ll sail on to the fjord in Igaliku. Those who want to can bring a tent and a sleeping bag and hike through the night from Qaqortoq to Igaliku, and those who wish to remain in the boat may do so. Once we’ve arrived in Igaliku, there are many historical and cultural places to explore, but the village is also neighbour to the most spectacular view in all of Southern-Greenland: The mountain Illerfissalik, which stands tall at about 1752 metres. The hike is a total of 10-12 hours. Those who would rather paddle a Kayak, hike a shorter walk on land or something else may do so.
Day 6 – Sailing to the brink of the Ice and glacier-hiking
On this day we’ll sail around the Narsaq-Peninsula on the northside and into the Sermilik-Fjord. Here we’ll find the largest glaciers in the area, and the chances are good to see glaciers calving in the ocean. When inside the fjord, there’ll be few spots stay overnight, but once we’re out in the archipelago we’ll have plenty of spots to lower anchor, and we’ll stay here for the evening.
Day 7 – Hiking the Glaciers
We wouldn’t travel to Greenland without getting up close and personal with the glaciers, and getting a feel of the ice between your hands and below your feet. If many want to hike the glacier, we’ll rent a glacier-guide and equipment to make the best possible experience. Alternatively, we can also stay on board, fish or Kayak in the Kayak’s home country.
Day 8 – Ending our trip
We’ll sail those who are headed to the airport in Narssarsuaq, and those who are staying – 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