Cross Country Skiing Tours Greenland

- Equipment list for Cross Country Skiing Tours in Greenland except the Greenland Crossing.
(Cross Country skiing = Nordic Skiing)

Boots and Clothing:

  • Ski boots with soft but robust sole. The boots should be either of leather or soft plastic like the Scarpa T3 / T4 or the Garmont Excursion with 75 mm toe, NNN BC or SNS XADV Raid.
  • Long sleeve shirt (thermal underwear) – Wool or synthetic.
  • Long Johns (thermal underwear) – Wool or synthetic.
  • Light wool sweater or fleece (2nd layer).
  • Warm Jacket – Wool or fleece (3rd layer).
  • Trousers (2nd layer) – Strong, light and quick drying. 
  • Rain Jacket or an Anorak with hood – Waterproof and breathable. 
  • Rain trousers – Waterproof and breathable material.
  • Gloves – Wool or synthetic.
  • Mittens for cold days. 
  • Socks – Wool or synthetic. Two or three pairs.
  • Warm hat and/or balaclava – Wool or synthetic.
  • Down Jacket / Parkar.


Other gear:

  • Sleeping Bag – Down or synthetic. Aim for light weight and warm bag. Goose down with high “fill power” or top of the line synthetic bags are recommended.
  • Backpack for extra clothes and food during the day Size: 30-50 liters (1800 - 3000 cu in).
  • Sunglasses.
  • Ski Goggles.
  • Sun Protection.
  • Headlamp.
  • Camera equipment – Incl. spare batteries, memory card.
  • Towel (light and packable), toothbrush, ear pluggs and other personal belongings items. 
  • Prescription medication. 

Ski equipment:

  • Nordic touring / Cross country skies (min width of 50 mm) with steel edges and strong but lightweight bindings, e.g. Rottefella 75 mm, NNN BC or SNS XADV Raid.
  • Skins covering the whole ski length and width.
  • Ski poles, strongest with a big basket.


Optional gear:

  • Gaiters – Calf or knee height and wide enough for the boots.
  • Pocketknife.