Backpacking Tours in Greenland

-Equipment list for Backpacking Tours in Greenland

For your own wellbeing and safety, we strongly suggest following the advice of our equipment list, this includes having good quality rain-gear, tops and bottoms! Also, respect that cotton clothing is not appropriate for any strenuous outdoor activity – this includes jeans and t-shirts. Modern outdoor clothing is by far more comfortable and will greatly improve your experience. 

Boots and clothing:

  • Sturdy Hiking Boots – waterproof with good ankle support. 
  • Long sleeve shirt (thermal underwear) – Wool or synthetic. 
  • T-shirt (thermal underwear) – Wool or synthetic. 
  • Light wool or fleece sweater (2nd layer).
  • Trousers – Strong, light and quick drying e.g. soft-shell. 
  • Jacket with a good hood – windproof, waterproof and breathable. 
  • Rain trousers – windproof, waterproof and breathable. Please note that full raingear is mandatory. 
  • Gloves 1 – 2 pairs – Wool or synthetic. 
  • Socks – Wool or synthetic. Two or three pairs. 
  • Warm hat.
  • Long Johns (thermal underwear).
  • Warm jacket/sweater – Wool or fleece (3rd layer).
  • Puffy jacket (e.g. Primaloft or down). 

Other gear:

  • Backpack – (woman size: 50-60 litres - man size: 60-75 litres) – note that each guest will need about 15 – 20L of space free for food, tents and other communal gear. 
  • River shoes – Walking sandals or old running shoes with a good grip are a good choice, along with a pair of warm socks or neoprene socks. Open sandals or flip-flops will not do the job. 
  • Sleeping bag – Down or fibre. Light weight and warm. We recommend goose down with high “fill power” or top of the line synthetic bags.
  • Insulation mattress.
  • Towel – light and packable. 
  • Sunglasses & sun protection. 
  • Change of clothes – e.g. long and short underwear.
  • Water container – thermos flask or water bottle 0,5 – 1L. 
  • Camera, spare batteries and a memory card.
  • Personal first aid kit – including blister care. 
  • Prescription medication and other personal health items.
  • Toiletries; toothbrush, toothpaste, soap etc. 
  • Protection against flies (mosquitos); such at nets, repellents, etc.

Optional gear:

  • Walking pole(s).
  • Neoprene socks – highly recommended for river crossings. 
  • Pen knife. 
  • Sun/rain Hat or a Cap. Shorts
  • Thermal mat (for lunch breaks). 
  • Camera, spare batteries and a memory card.
  • Dry-bags for electronics and extra clothing. 
  • Heart-warming spirits.

 


Should you have any questions regarding this equipment list or the equipment on our tours feel free to contact incoming@mountainguides.is.