Expeditions

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

Climb the Three Highest Peaks in Greenland!

Tour code: EXPG66

Explore the View from Top of Greenland

On this 11-day alpine touring ski expedition the aim is to ski and climb the three highest peaks in Greenland and other smaller peaks. Our destination is the pristine area in the center of the Watkins Mountains that arise from the ice covered interior of Greenland. To get into this wilderness on the east coast of Greenland we fly in on a privately chartered ski plane and then establish a comfortable base camp under the slopes of impressive Mt. Gunnbjörn.

After skiing and climbing Greenland’s highest summit, Mt. Gunnbjörn, we will move our base camp for our climb of Cone and Dome, Greenland’s 2nd and 3rd highest mountains. From the third location of our base camp we will then have access to both great mountaineering and skiing.

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

  • Difficulty

    Strenuous

    Strenuous

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

  • AVAILABILITY

    May

  • DURATION

    11 days

  • Meeting Point

    Reykjavík domestic airport

  • Group Size

    Up to 6 per guide

  • Language

    English

  • 18

    Minimum age

    18 yrs

  • Accommodation

    Camping

  • Max. Ascent

    1500 m (5000 ft)

Customer Reviews

“The enormity and grandeur of the landscape is something never to be forgotten.”
Johan — 2017-06-29

Tour Highlights

Greenland's three highest peaks

The 8th continental summit

Unique skiing in pristine landscape

Base Camp in the Watkins Mountains

Included

  • 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

Optional Extras

  • Accommodation in Reykjavík before and after the tour
  • Pickup up/drop off from your accommodation in Reykjavík or nearest bus stop