|Aktivitets nivå :||Aktivitetsferie - Fotturer - Kultur & Tema reiser (standard) - Villmarks opplevelser|
A spectacular walking journey through the mountain and coastal wilderness of Greenland’s fjorded east coast.
Fly to Reykjavik and transfer from the Airport to your hotel close to the city centre. Group dinner in one of the many restaurants found in this exciting city.
We begin with a short morning transfer to Reykjavik domestic airport for our flight to Kulusuk. In the afternoon a short walk into the village will give us a chance to get familiar with the amazing scenery. (2 to 3hrs walking, no elevation gain, 8 km)
Today we explore further taking a morning helicopter flight to Tasiilaq (10 min). In clear weather we will enjoy outstanding views as we fly over rugged summits and iceberg-studded sea. In the afternoon we hike to the Flower Valley. The arctic summer is short and hectic making the mountain flora a stunning sight to delight walkers that are lucky enough to be there in June. (4hrs walking, +200m ascent -200m descent, 14 km)
Today we will enjoy marvellous panoramic views of impressive high granite peaks that seem to rise straight from the sea creating unending ranges to the north. We will be amazed at the huge numbers of icebergs in the Sermilik Fjord (also known as the ice fjord). (7h walking, +800m ascent -800m descent, 12 km)
On this beautiful coastal walk we will be heading north to Tasiilaq fjord. The Niviarsiaq, Greenland's national flower also gives a beautiful rich pink colour to the shorelines on the June departure and, in August, we will find lots of wildberries and crowberries. In the afternoon you can opt for an optional boat trip to Hann glacier (subject to weather conditions). (4hrs walking, +100m ascent -100m descent, 11 km)
Today’s longer walk begins on a scenic coastal path and follows the husky trail of ‘Sermilikvejen’ through a beautiful valley. Here we find a group of lakes set among granite peaks topped by small glaciers. We will be circling the heart-shaped mountain Aammangaaq, a truly remote spot. (6hrs walking, +300m ascent -300m descent, 20 km)
Depending on our helicopter flight back we walk along the Fjord south of Tasiilaq. This is a perfect opportunity to see the ice in all its shapes and colours and also wildlife such as the arctic fox and, with a bit of luck, bowhead whales can be spotted enjoying the desolate surroundings. We then transfer back to Kulusuk. (5hrs walking, +100m ascent -100m descent, 7 km)
Today we climb the summit of Isikajjia, a US built radar station, a 336m summit facing the open sea. It provides a beautiful view over the archipelago dotted with islets and big icebergs that sometimes stretch over 100 metres height floating south. (5-6hrs walking, +400m ascent -400m descent, 18 km)
After a morning at leisure we fly back to Reykjavik and transfer to our hotel to go out for a farewell group dinner.
Our trip ends in Reykjavik, however you may wish to extend your stay in Iceland's quirky capital or visit the Blue Lagoon (advance booking required.)
9 nights in 3-star hotels
All breakfasts, lunches and evening meals included
8 days centre based walking, Approximately 3-6 hours per day
Full board throughout.
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