Highlights of the Tour
- Following Old Dog Sledding Trails
- Towering Icebergs in the Frozen Sea
- Visiting Inuit Villages
Cross Country ski expedition between the isolated Inuit villages of the east cost of Greenland.
The Ammassalik region on the scanty populated east coast of Greenland is a jewel in the Arctic crown. It is among the world´s most recently known civilizations, discovered a mere hundred years ago. During this expedition we follow the traditional dog sledding routes between the small hunting villages of the Ammassalik area.
With sharp granite peaks rising up to 2000 m from the narrow fjords we make our way between the gigantic icebergs, frozen into the sea ice, and into valleys and over mountain passes. On the way we sleep in tents under the northern lights or in cabins, but in community houses in the four villages that we visit before we arrive to the colorful capital town of the area, Tasiilaq. During the tour we keep ore sledges light by getting good quality fresh food and resupply in every town.
During the winter there are few people other than the local Inuit hunters that still use dog sleds for their seal hunting. With two nights in each village we witness the daily live and culture of the local Greenlandic people.
This is the perfect mixture of nature and culture.
2014 Outside Magazine travel awards, Best Polar Trip: Runner-Up: East Greenland Winter Expedition, Icelandic Mountain Guides
Expedition leader: TBA
19.03 - 06.04.16