8 day alpine ski touring trip in East Greenland
In the heart of the deep fjords of the Arctic East Greenland, surrounded by steep granite mountains, a small village called Kuummiut lies buried in snow. This Inuit hunter’s village of 350 inhabitants finds itself at the edge of one of the most impressive mountain ranges one can find on the planet. This is the ideal place to discover the still existing Inuit hunters culture at the same time as one enjoys the finest alpine touring skiing one could possibly dream about. During the trip we discover the edge of the great “Sweitzerland“ massif by staying a couple of nights in the Tasiilaq mountain hut. All transport of baggage is assured by a snowmobile, which also helps skiers with the long legs of the trip. This trip is a discovery on alpine touring skis of these magnificent mountains as well as of the great people that have survived for thousands of years in this hostile environment.
Kulusuk - Kummiiut
The Kuummiut Mountain
From Kuummiut to Sweitzerland
Kuummiut - Kulusuk
End of trip in Kulusuk
Prices and dates
Price per person:
March 27, 2018 – April 03, 2018 (fully booked)
April 12, 2018 – April 19, 2018 (fully booked)
- Guide for 8 days
- food for 8 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 8)
- 2 nights in hut
- 4 nights in sleeping bag accommodation in Kuummiut
- 1 night in hostel in Kulusuk, luggage transfer
- snowmobile assistance
Min / max participants:
4 / 12
Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing. Please request equipment list.
Pick up/drop off and/or accommodation in Reykjavík can be added.
Flights to Greenland are not included.
Best way to fly to Kulusuk is via Reykjavík/Iceland.
Return flight from 775 EUR per person can be added to your package.
Day 1: Kulusuk - Kummiiut
In Kulusuk we load our baggage to a snowmobile and start our trip to Kuummiut, pulled by a snowmobile. After a approx. 12 km we will find a boat waiting for us at the ice edge, from where we sail to Kummiiut. Arriving to Kuummiut in the late afternoon. Night in a sleeping bag accommodation in the village.
Day 2: The Kuummiut Mountain
Climb of the 1050m high mountain above Kuummiut. We put on the skins and climb a beautiful ridge up to the summit. Magnificent mountain view awaits us at the top before a beautiful descent down a small glacier and the on the moraine down to the Ammassalik fjord again. Night in the same accommodation as the night before.
Ascent / Descent approx. 1050 m. Skiing: 6 - 7 hours.
Day 3: From Kuummiut to Sweitzerland
With the help of a snowmobile we cross over to Tunu (the backside) and then through a mountain valley towards the Tasiilaq Mountain Hut, situated in the southern part of the very impressive Sweitzerland mountains. We ski between impressive steep granite summits and hanging glaciers. In the late afternoon we arrive to a mountain hut at the foot of huge granite peaks. Night in the Tasiilaq mountain hut.
Ascent 1000 m. / Descent 200 m. Skiing: 8 - 9 hours.
Day 4: Sweitzerland
Discovery on skis of the mountain range. We climb up to a col to get a view over the huge Karale glacier tongue and discover the „back side“ of the Tripples (2233 m). Night in the Tasiilaq mountain hut.
Ascent / Descent 700 m. Skiing: 6-7 hours.
Day 5: Tasiilaq fjord
We start the day by skiing down to the Tasiilaq fjord (800 m descent) and from there we travel with the help of a snowmobile to a narrow valley. We climb to a small col at 500 m and depending on conditions up to a glacier above the col to get a nice descent. We then continue back to Kuummiut.
Ascent 500-700 m. / Descent 1300 to 1500 m. Skiing: 8 to 9 hours.
Day 6: Tunu
We cross the small fjord of Tunu to get to some of the magnificent mountains towering the village. With skins we reach a col at aprox 500m where from we enjoy the view over the islands towards the south. Descent back to Tunu and crossing over to the village. On the way home we have the option of a second climb to 500 m.
Ascent 500 m. (with another 500 optional) / Descent 500 m. Skiing: 6 to 7 hours.
Day 7: Kuummiut - Kulusuk
Travel back to Kulusuk, first with boat and then aprox 12 km by skis. Arrival in late afternoon to Kulusuk village where we stay over the night in sleeping bag accommodation at the Kulusuk Hostel.
Day 8: Kulusuk
Short discovery of Kulusuk in the morning before tour ends.
The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, thus we cannot guarantee that you will see them during your trip. However, if you are traveling in Greenland from end of August to end of March, chances are good that you will be able to observe them, but best deep in the winter (from mid November to mid March). If you travel in April it is unlikely to see the Northern Lights as days are already to bright.
All adventure trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Greenland Tours does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realise that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.