East Greenland Kayak & Camping Expedition
Explore the wild East Greenland coast by sea kayak
8 day trip 6-7 days kayaking
Spend a superb week in East Greenland, a sparsely populated area of fjords and snow capped rugged mountains. Kayak past towering icebergs and witness glaciers meeting the ocean. Remote island passageways provide sensational sea kayaking opportunities.
East Greenland contrasts dramatically from the west coast of Greenland. It has more rugged beauty, deep ice filled fjords and abundant wildlife. Our East Greenland kayak expedition rewards you with close encounters with enormous glaciers and continental ice as well jagged and steep terrain.
During the trip we will camp on remote beaches and rocky headlands. These beautiful places will set the backdrop for spectacular outlooks towards the surrounding granite peaks and bays filled with thousands of broken glacial icebergs. Be awed by the sight of Humpback whales that are common in these regions.
This coastline is among the most beautiful places in Greenland and perhaps the world. It hosts remote villages; teetering on the brink of modernity but clinging to old tradition. We will have the rare opportunity to visit two of these villages during the expedition and while wandering the streets and talking to the locals, we'll experience for ourselves life in this breathtaking environment.
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2019 & 2020: €2500 (Euros)
Kayaks and all kayaking equipment, group camping and cooking equipment (2 person tents), guide, all meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 8, two nights accommodation in hostel style accommodation (Day 1 and Day 7).
Airfares, airport transfers, travel insurance, alcohol, lunch on Day 1. Personal clothing and camping equipment (sleeping bags and mats). Drysuits are provided, please contact us for details.
- Day 1- Kulusuk
- Arrive in Kulusuk and make your way to the hostel. Trip briefing upon arrival-introductions, route options and equipment familiarisation. An afternoon paddle may be possible.
- Day 2- Apusiaajik Glacier
- We will pack our kayaks with equipment and food and begin paddling. We will immediately encounter icebergs of all sizes as we paddle north to Apusiaajik Glacier. Our camp will be at Qittattit, a beautiful long sandy beach with stunning views over Ammassaliip Fjord.
- Day 3- Ammassalik Fjord
- Continue paddling north up Ammassalik Fjord where we may encounter whales as they feed and travel through these waters. Towards the end of the day we will visit Kuummiiut village with its' multi coloured houses. After the village visit we paddle a few kilometers further and camp with a beautiful view of the Ammassalik Fjord.
- Day 4- Torsukattak Fjord
- Paddle into Torsukattak Fjord and make our way through the narrows where only kayaks can manoeuvre. After lunch we stretch our legs and hike to a spectacular waterfall. Our camp, at the entrance to Ikaasak Fjord, grants us incredible views of the Kaarale Glacier.
- Day 5- Ikaasak Fjord
- We will cross Ikaasak Fiord and as we paddle alongside Aammaqqaalik Island we will have views of the open ocean with thousands of icebergs floating on the waters. A beautiful sand beach awaits us at the southern point of Aammaqqaalik Island.
- Day 6- Itterajik
- Today we will explore the many islands and channels that create the first barrier between East Greenland and the open ocean. The channels are chocker block full of ice and we will spend the day paddling through the maze of icebergs. We will camp on a small island called Itterajik.
- Day 7- Ingiingateq Island
- Paddle along the west coast of Ingiingateq Island if the swell and weather permit. We will arrive back in Kulusk by mid afternoon and return to the hostel for dinner and the last night of the trip.
- Day 8- Trip concludes
- Today we say our farewells with the end of trip arrangements.