Greenland Tours

From Sun Gate to Icefjord

This trip will instill peace and quiet in you as you take in the Greenland ice cap, a massive ice field, ancient and still. You will hear nothing but the crunch of your own boots and the wind moving over the landscape.

Tour code: GRL85

Trek Through East Greenland's Magnificent Nature

The deep fjords of East Greenland are extraordinary. Deep blue-green sea, steep granite mountains with sharp peaks, lush arctic vegetation around creeks, lakes and ice. Lots of ice! The Sermilik fjord, or the Ice fjord in the local’s language, certainly lives up to its name, it is full of icebergs of all sizes. Several glaciers calve into the fjord and one of them, the Helheim glacier, is thought to be one of the fastest moving glaciers in the world. On the other side of the fjord, one can see the edge of the massif Greenland ice cap, the world’s second biggest ice field. On this tour, we trek from the Qinnertivaq fjord over to the Sermilik fjord and over to the tiny hunters village Tiniteqilaaq. We will pass by a number of impressive alpine granite mountains, try to catch some trout in the sea, enjoy the stillness and quiet, admire the icebergs, tell stories and listen to stories. A unique adventure in breathtaking nature.

Tip! This tour can be combined with our Laugavegur Trek in Iceland for a full Iceland/Greenland experience.

Tour Overview

  • Difficulty

    Challenging

    Challenging

    Suites those that are physically active and have some background in basic travelling in mountainous terrain with a backpack. 6 - 7 hrs walks per day.

  • Availability

    Jul - Aug

  • Duration

    6 days

  • Meeting Point

    Reykjavík domestic airport

  • Group Size

    5 - 14 participants

  • Language

    English

  • 16

    Minimum age

    16 yrs

  • Accommodation

    Camping and Hostel

  • Transport

    Boat

  • Walking per day

    5 - 7 hrs

  • Total Distance

    51 km (32 mi)

  • Max. Ascent

    550 m (1640 ft)

Customer Reviews

"Thank you so much for the trip… it has been really amazing… I would even say that it has been the best trip I have ever made!!! I wouldn’t change a comma of the trip..."
Daniel, Spain —

Tour Highlights

Hiking along the ice fjord in Greenland

The great variety of landscapes

Hike under peaks and past glaciers

Spectacular Icebergs

Included

  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Camping accommodation in two persons tent (4 nights)
  • Hostel in Kulusuk (1 night)
  • Boat transfer at beginning and end of trek
  • Breakfast (5), Lunch (4), Dinner (5)
  • Transfer of luggage between camps

Not Included

  • Flights Reykjavík - Kulusuk - Reykjavík
  • Sleeping bag
  • Personal equipment
  • Insurance
  • Expenses

Optional Extras

  • Flights Reykjavík - Kulusuk - Reykjavík
  • Sleeping bag