The Peaks of Greenland - Mt. Gunnbjörn, Dome & Cone

Climb the Three Highest Peaks in Greenland!

Tour code: EXPG66

The Peaks of Greenland - Mt. Gunnbjörn, Dome & Cone
Price from: 3.650.000  ISK

Explore the View from Top of Greenland

Climb or ski the three highest summits of Greenland – including Mt. Gunnbjorn – the highest summit in the Arctic and the 8th of the 7-summits.

The Peaks of Greenland is a once-in-a-lifetime expedition to one of the world's most remote corners. A 5-hour flight with a ski plane from Iceland lands you in the Watkins Mountains in East Greenland, a seemingly endless sea of jagged summits and immense glaciers.

We will set up basecamp next to the landing strip under Mt. Gunnbjorn and climb the three mountains from intermediate camps.

The climb can be done on touring skis or on foot, based on the team's ability and wishes.

The climbing on the three summits is not highly technical. Still, the area's remote nature makes this a worthwhile and serious undertaking that should be on the tick list for any ambitious mountaineer.

The climbing season in the Watkins range is from mid-May until mid-June, and it is possible to set up private departures during that time. Contact us for more details.

Please note that there is a risk of delay of the flight from Greenland due to weather, a fact that has to be considered when participants plan their flight out of Iceland. Book an open ticket!

Tour Overview

  • Meeting point

    Reykjavík domestic airport

  • Group size

    Up to 3 per guide

  • Language


  • Accommodation


  • Max Ascent

    1500 m (5000 ft)

  • Difficulty



    Only suitable for people physically and psychologically prepared for highly engaging experience. Expedition level. Often involves carrying your own gear.

  • Availability

    1st–11th June 2023

  • Duration

    11 days

  • 18

    Minimum age:

    18 yrs

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Tour Highlights


  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Flight Reykjavík - Akureyri - Reykjavík
  • Private chartered ski-plane from Akureyri to the Watkins mountains and back
  • Camping accommodation
  • All food and cooking equipment
  • Pulkas/sledges
  • Permits needed for the expedition
  • Evacuation insurance for all expedition members

Not Included

  • Sleeping bag
  • Skiing equipment
  • Personal equipment
  • Accommodation before and after the tour

Optional Extras

  • Accommodation in Reykjavík before and after the tour

Tour Map and Itinerary

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The Peaks of Greenland - Mt. Gunnbjörn, Dome & Cone


Day 0

Preparation Meeting

Preparation meeting in the morning with the expedition leader. Briefing and gear inspection.

Day 1


Flight from Reykjavík to Akureyri in the morning and from Akureyri to Greenland in the afternoon. We put up our base camp at the landing site or head higher up, depending on conditions.

Day 2 - 3

Summit attempt

Summit attempt on Mt. Gunnbjörn. The climb to the summit takes between 7 - 8 hours or approximately 12 hours round trip. The summit is 3693 m (12115 ft) but because of the northerly location the oxygen level is more similar to 4000 m (13125 ft) peaks in the alps and we seriously feel the altitude on the last section of the climb to the summit. It’s possible to move the camp closer to the mountain to make the ascent shorter.

Day 4

Camp moved

Camp moved closer to Dome and Cone, the second and third highest peaks in Greenland.

Day 5

Ascent of Dome

Ascent of Dome, 3682 m (12080 ft).

Day 6

Resting day

Today we rest.

Day 7

Ascent of Cone

Ascent of Cone, 3669 m (12037 ft).

Day 8, 9 and 10

Watkins mountains

Ski touring in the Watkins mountains.

Day 11


Flight back to Iceland. Flight from Akureyri to Reykjavík where the expedition ends at the domestic airport.

Please note

  • There is a risk of delay of the flight from Greenland cause of weather, a fact that has to be considered when participants plan their flight out of Iceland. Book an open ticket.

  • Day 0
  • Day 1
  • Day 2 - 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8, 9 and 10
  • Day 11
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