Amazing view over East Greenland
© Niccolo Segreto
August Guided tour

Expedition Wild East

11 day expedition exploring East Greenland's wilderness

from €3,400 per person
Difficulty level: Hard

Join us on an unforgettable expedition packed with incredible adventures! Get ready to explore new places, conquer un-named peaks in East Greenland, and camp in untouched wilderness where human footprints are rare.

This expedition is all about true discovery and embracing the wild. Each year, we venture into a different location, ensuring a fresh and exciting experience for all. We'll traverse glaciers, conquer mountains, and marvel at breathtaking icebergs. If you're an experienced trekker, camper, and have the fitness to carry a 12 kg backpack for multiple days in a row, then this is the ultimate adventure for you. Prepare to lose track of time and immerse yourself in the remote beauty of East Greenland!

Rough summary

Day 1:

Arrival in Kulusuk

Day 2-4:

Apusiaajik Island

Day 5-8:

Exploring East Greenland

Day 9-10:

Exploring East Greenland

Day 11:

Back to Iceland

Prices and dates

Price in EUR per person from:

€3,400

Dates:

August 12, 2024 – August 22, 2024 (fully booked)

Further details

Price includes:

  • English speaking lead guide from Day 1 to Day 11
  • 1 night at Hotel Kulusuk incl. breakfast (private bath)
  • 1 dinner at Hotel Kulusuk
  • 2 nights in simple hut (sleeping bag accommodation in dormitory)
  • 7 nights in expedition tents
  • expedition food from lunch Day 2 to lunch Day 11
  • boat transfers between camps and back to the airport

Min. participants / Max. participants:

3 / 4

Minimum age:

18

Remark:

Be ready for the real adventure! This trip is none of the ordinary kind. You are about to embark on an expedition-like journey towards the remote setting of East Greenland. An open mind and heart as well as the serenity to accept whatever challenges the remoteness and climate come up with are basic. Your detailed trip offer will illustrate how to best prepare for the conditions of this adventure.

Flight connections

Flights to Greenland are not included.
Fly to Kulusuk via Keflavik/Iceland.
Return flight from 850 EUR per person can be added to your package.

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Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kulusuk

Today, you'll kick things off by meeting your lead guide and checking our gear. We'll discuss our detailed itinerary, taking into account the sea ice and current conditions.

But that's not all! We'll also get the chance to explore the charming Kulusuk village and come together for a dinner at our home base in Kulusuk.

Rest easy tonight at the comfortable Hotel Kulusuk, as we gear up for the incredible experiences that lie ahead.

Day 2-4: Apusiaajik Island

We'll start by packing our backpacks and gear in the morning and hopping on a boat to Apusiaajik Island. This arctic island will be our home for the next three days.

We'll be staying in a hut on the island, and from there, we'll go on daytrips to explore the breathtaking surroundings. Since we'll be traveling light, our backpacks won't weigh us down, and this will make sure we're getting prepared for the next part of our expedition.

We'll have the chance to hike on a glacier and even discover an incredible ice cave. And if you're feeling adventurous, you can even try your hand at ice climbing on the way to the cave.

At night, we'll retreat to our cabin and have the opportunity to try our luck at fishing. Imagine catching your own fresh dinner – we might even have a mouthwatering arctic char BBQ!

Going on the glacier will not only be a thrilling experience, but it will also help us get familiar with all the necessary gear, like crampons and harnesses. We'll learn how to work as a team and stay safe while traveling on the snow-covered parts of the glacier. Overnights in hut.

Day 5-8: Exploring East Greenland

Our day begins with a pick-up from our hut, as we prepare to change locations and have our food supplies replenished.

The middle of our expedition presents the greatest challenge, as we shoulder the weight of heavy backpacks filled with gear and enough food to sustain us for four days. But it is during this stretch that the most memorable moments await us.

During the next days we will explore all types of terrain, from rocky paths to snowy slopes and icy surfaces. Each day will bring new and exciting hiking opportunities.

Our nights will be spent camping in expedition tents in untouched areas, and our meals will consist of convenient expedition dry-food. We will also have the opportunity to traverse snow-covered glaciers in a rope team, a truly exhilarating experience.

To top it all off, we will conquer one or two un-named peaks, taking in breathtaking views from the summit. Overnights in expedition tents.

Day 9-10: Exploring East Greenland

We will be relocating for the final time to a campsite near our next boat drop-off point, creating a convenient and comfortable base camp for the last leg of our expedition.
The main focus this time will be on reaching one of the incredible summits in East Greenland. With our campsite providing a secure and supportive base, we will embark on day trips to conquer our chosen summit or exploring one of the outlet glaciers of the Greenland ice cap. Overnights in expedition tents.

Day 11: Back to Iceland

After your incredible adventure, prepare to soar back to Iceland.

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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.