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Walking tour Greenland
7 days walking tour Greenland Explorer  new tour

Greenland


Winter Walking Tour in Greenland, Denmark


If you want to experience one of our planet’s most jaw-droppingly beautiful settings, come to Greenland.  With icebergs spilling out of its fjords and a fascinating Inuit culture, Greenland is a wonderland for adventure.

Our walks are well paced, with stops to enjoy the views, wildflowers, birds, unusual rock formations and of course the thousands of exquisitely sculptured icebergs stranded on the shoreline or cruising the fjords.

With its vast central ice caps and rugged, fjord-cut eastern coastline, Greenland has one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world.

We arrive by boat from Kulusuk and have a day to explore Tasiilaq on Ammassalik Island. It has colourful houses, friendly people, howling sled dogs, smiling kids and a pioneering spirit.

These are two of the many hundreds of barrens, rocky islands guarding an impenetrable maze of fjords and inlets on Greenland’s sparsely inhabited east coast.

On our path through the Valley of Flowers we can discover many delicate Arctic plants in bloom. We go on a fantastic boat tour with a local guide from Tasiilaq village toward the big glacial fjord of Knud Rasmussen. Here we discover Icebergs, whales and extraordinary scenery.

One of Greenland’s most scenic routes is hiking up to Somandsfjell, the impressive mountains just above Tasiilaq. From here we have a panorama view of the area. Our helicopter flight between Tasiilaq and Kulusuk offers stunning views of the land, sea and ice below.

Arriving at Kulusuk, we have a day to explore the rugged Kulusuk Island on foot. We walk to Greenlands most popular village, which remains a settlement of fishermen and hunters. There is a small harbour, shop, church, workshop for sealskins and carving. A glimpse of traditional Greenland!

Another highlight is a spectacular walk on a glacier. In this realm of elemental beauty and wilderness, we will savour the rarity of pure silence and the spell-binding light of the Arctic summer.

There are plenty of other activities that could be an option dependent on weather!


Our Hotels and Cuisine


 

The first 4 nights we stay in Tasiilaq and our hotel has a wonderful location above a sheltered fjord, overlooking the picturesque town and majestic mountains. It has been fully modernised, yet retains a friendly, informal atmosphere.

Our hotel in Kulusuk is close to the airport and it is Greenlands only settlement hotel where you can experience the true atmosphere of the unique lifestyle in an Inuit hunter settlement.

Greenland’s culinary scene is still very influenced by the rustic Inuit cuisine. It is a nation where food preparation from scratch still permeates everyday life and almost everyone has a favourite cooking method for reindeer, knows how to salt their own fish, and boil their own jam. Apart from whale, one of the most protein sources, we can also find reindeer, lamb and the occasional muskoxen on the menu.

The delicious but rather rare Greenlandic salmon (called kapisilik can only be enjoyed in the country. Crowberries are a delicious substitute and also the herb Angelica has made it into the gourmet cuisine.

Tour combination


Departure dates have been arranged to allow both the "Iceland Explorer" and Greenland Explorer walks to be combined.

Tour departure dates


2022 tour price
  Tour   Greenland Explorer [7 days]
  Begins   12 August 2022 | Kulusuk, Greenland   Walking Tour Greenland
  Ends   18 August 2022 | Kulusuk, Greenland   Walking Tour Greenland
  Price   AUD $7,195




2023 tour price
  Tour   Greenland Explorer [7 days]
  Begins   12 August 2023 | Kulusuk, Greenland   Walking Tour Greenland
  Ends   18 August 2023 | Kulusuk, Greenland   Walking Tour Greenland
  Price   AUD $7,555




Feedback from previous guests in the same region

Guided Walking Holidays Iceland was everything we anticipated, only much more. Under mostly sunny skies we saw all the ruggedness and beauty of this amazing country. From majestic waterfalls to fumaroles, bubbling pools of mud to black beaches, this island has it all. To experience walking on a glacier in crampons and carrying an ice axe, was certainly a first. Our accommodations were all of a high standard and the meals were very welcome after a day's walking. Special mention must be made of Ragnor, our Icelandic guide, who was not only very professional but great fun and Gabriela went out of her way to collect us from far away when our flight was delayed. We highly recommend this WGA tour.."
Sue and Ed from Orange NSW, Australia [2019]
Guided Walking Holidays Iceland is amazing and Gabriela and Ragnar were wonderful guides. This was our 3rd Walkabout tour and we are always impressed. The variety in geography, geology, fauna and flora was totally unexpected and really surprised us as we thought it would be similar to Norway - you need to do both tours! Everything form icecaps to glaciers to volcanos to thermal baths to geysers to lunar landscapes to picturesque fjords and villages - the list goes on. As usual, the logistics were well done and the Hotels and food were very local and of a high standard."
Gavin & Jenny from Camp Mountain, QLD, Australia [2019]

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Walking tour Greenland

 

Walking tour Greenland

 

Walking tour Greenland

 

Walking tour Greenland

 

Walking tour Greenland

 


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