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9 days to remote Liverpool Land incl. dog sledding expedition

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9 days to remote Liverpool Land incl. dog sledding expedition

from 4,060.00 €

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Equipment list Beyond the North

9 days to remote Liverpool Land incl. dog sledding expedition

Equipment list Beyond the North

9 days to remote Liverpool Land incl. dog sledding expedition

Below is an equipment list with items we highly recommend you bring on the journey. To enjoy the trip to the fullest, comfortable and good equipment is essential. So be a bit picky about what you bring on our trip, make sure it is adequate for arctic conditions.

We recommend you take the most important equipment with you as cabin luggage or carry the respective clothes/shoes on your body, notably boots and trousers, fleece shirt, warm and waterproof jacket, functional underwear, glasses, hat, gloves and everything else you consider important. In case of baggage loss you are thus at least able to start the tour.

Remember when dressing up for your dog sledding trip, that you will mostly sit on the sledge enjoying the great arctic winter landscape without moving much. It is therefore from utmost importance that you dress very warm, especially protecting feet, hands and head.

Clothing & Footwear

  • Non-cotton, wool long sleeves and tights (base layer)

    Base layers are designed to keep you warm despite they might be wet from sweating, for example - therefore they must not be cotton but instead a mid-weight wool or other fast-drying fibre.If there’s one thing to stress over and over and over, it is that having several layers to choose from, or use in combination with each other. It is far more valuable for regulating body temperature than having only one or two very heavy layers that might make you too hot and never just right.It is recommended to bring a selection of warm long-sleeves and warm tights as base layers, so you have a few extras.

  • Wool sweater, fleece or PrimaLoft jacket (mid layer)

    A wool layer is always nice to have as additional warmth. Pick your favourite woollen winter sweater keeping youwarm and cosy. If you are not too much into woollen sweaters you can also bring a warm fleece or PrimaLoft jacket instead.

  • insulated or fleece pants (mid layer)

    It is recommended to bring a pair of insulated hiking pants as a sort of all-purpose pants. Fleece pants can be useful, too. Jeans are strongly discouraged. If you do not own insulated hiking pants, wear a thick base layer underneath your standard hiking pants.

  • down jacket (outer layer)

    Well, you are heading to Greenland in winter. So get prepared for cold! We recommend to bring a nice warm down jacket or the warmest winter jacket you find in your wardrobe. You will always need this jacket when you are outside but not moving so much, like on a boat or dog sledding trip, gazing at the Northern Lights or wandering through the settlements.

  • windproof & waterproof jacket and pants (outer layer)

    Whether it is to protect you from wind and snow on land or from ocean spray while sailing, having good outer layers to protect against the elements will make the difference between a pleasant and unpleasant trip. It is recommended to bring both a windproof/waterproof jacket and a pair of windproof/waterproof pants. Gore Tex is a leading manufacturer of breathable and waterproof layers.As most wind- and waterproof gear does not keep you very warm, you will need to wear one or two warm mid layers below.

  • skiing pants (outer layer)

    Stay snug and warm and bring a pair of skiing pants to Greenland.They keep you warm from blowing cold winds so you can fully enjoy the arctic winter landscapes you came to explore.

  • warm hat, scarf and warm (fleece) gloves

    Now that you are all dressed up don’t forget your head and hands. Half of our body heat we lose through or heads.Therefore we recommend to bring two pairs of warm hats and gloves as well as a pair of warm mittens.

  • pair of warm mittens
  • very warm and supportive footwear

    Very warm footwear during your multi day dogsledding trip in Greenland is of the utmost importance. It must be comfortable, very warm, yet supportive, as it is what protects your feet and will keep you happy all day. It is recommended to bring burly and super warm winter boots for this winter trip, plus several pairs of super warm wool socks. The best warm & comfortable footwear is: • insulated and very warm • waterproof or water-resistant • offering high ankle support • non-skid / has a sole with good traction. (Good for icy terrain.)

  • balaclava

Other gear

  • 60-80 litre backpack or duffle bag

    It is recommended to pack your gear in a backpack. Many of the towns have simple dirt- or rocky roads covered in ice and snow in winter which are not exactly ideal for pulling luggage with wheels. If you do not own a backpack, prefer a duffle bag over a hard shell suitcase.

  • backpack (40L)
  • sunscreen, lip balm

    Even though you are visiting Greenland during winter, we advise to bring sun screen and lip balm. If sun shines, the reflection off water, snow and nearby icebergs can cause some fierce sun exposure.

  • sun protection including dark sunglasses
  • thermos for hot water
  • personal medication
  • camera/binoculars

    There’s going to be no less than 10,000 amazing things to see and remember - icebergs that look different from every angle, small colourful houses perched at the edge of the hill and of course those cute sled dogs. It is recommended to bring whatever camera or looking device you wish, whether that’s a smartphone, snazzy camera, or selfie stick.

  • personal first aid kit incl. blister care
  • toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap)
  • ear plugs
  • ski goggles
  • headlamp
  • gaiters - calf or knee height and wide enough for your boots

What we provide

  • suit with lining
  • winter boots
  • sleeping bag
  • tents
  • sleeping matress
  • thermos for hot water
  • cooking gear

In case you have any further questions regarding the equipment to bring to the tour please do not hesitate to contact us.

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FAQ Beyond the North

9 days to remote Liverpool Land incl. dog sledding expedition

FAQ Beyond the North

9 days to remote Liverpool Land incl. dog sledding expedition

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Guided tour

Beyond the North

9 days to remote Liverpool Land incl. dog sledding expedition

Difficulty level: Hard from 4,060.00 €

This true winter adventure will take you high up north to Ittoqqortoormiit, a town that is almost as far as one can get from any other inhabited area in Greenland. And it is that very remoteness that appeals to the explorers who come here. The landscape itself is as mesmerising as it is forbidding: fields of sea ice that stretch on forever and a rough and endless arctic backland calling the adventurous souls.

It is this environment which will set the scene for the next days to come. Our local mushers with their dogs will be your trusty company guiding you safely across the sea ice and deeper into Liverpool Land. They are hunters by heart and will show you how they venture through these backlands when out hunting. This also means staying at very basic huts or even tents during arctic winter nights.

The journey beyond the North is long and challenging, but the memories earned, eternal.

Rough summary

Day 1:

Flight from Reykjavik to North Iceland

Day 2:

From Iceland to Greenland

Day 3:

Ittoqqortoormiit - Kap Hope - Hurry Fjord - Kalkdalen

Day 4:

Kalkdalen - Horsens Fjord - Kap Greg

Day 5:

Kap Greg - Kap Høegh

Day 6:

Kap Høegh - Lille Fjord - Ittoqqortoormiit

Day 7:

Ittoqqortoormiit (buffer day)

Day 8:

Ittoqqortoormiit (buffer day)

Day 9:

Ittoqqortoormiit - Constable Point - Akureyri - Reykjavik

Prices and dates

Price in EUR per person from:

Package based on:
1 person 7420
2 persons 4630
3-6 persons 4060

Dates:

March 01, 2021 – April 30, 2021 (available)

Further details

Price includes:

  • return flight Reykjavik (Iceland) - Akureyri (Iceland) incl. airport taxes
  • 1 night in Akureyri incl. breakfast
  • return flight Akureyri (Iceland) - Nerlerit Inaat (Greenland) incl. airport taxes
  • return helicopter flight Nerlerit Inaat - Ittoqqortoormiit incl. airport taxes
  • luggage transfer from heliport in Ittoqqortoormiit to the guesthouse and return
  • 4 nights in a guesthouse in Ittoqqortoormiit (self-catering)
  • full board from lunch day 3 to lunch day 6
  • 4 days dog sledding incl. musher from day 3 to day 6 (Local guide)
  • dog sledding equipment such as sledge outfit, boots, sleeping bag, mattress, tent
  • 3 nights in very simple huts or tents (depending on weather conditions)

Flexible booking conditions:

You would like to plan and book your Greenland adventure with us, but feel insecure in regard to the further developments concerning the Corona virus. Please feel free to request your desired tour and we will send you information about possible flexible booking conditions along with your individual offer.

Min. participants / Max. participants:

1 / 6

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 Ittoqqortoormiit. 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 Iceland are not included, but can be added to your offer.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Flight from Reykjavik to North Iceland

From Reykjavik Domestic Airport you take a short flight to Akureyi, the capital of the North. We love this place and recommend to roam its charming city center to find cozy cafés, quality restaurants and a handful of art galleries. Overnight in Akureyri.

Day 2: From Iceland to Greenland

Plan today is to leave Iceland behind and head deeper into the Arctic. A small propeller-engined airplane will take you to Nerlerit Inaat (Constable Point) in Greenland. Having arrived there, a helicopter will take you on a 15-minute transfer flight to the settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit, situated 40 km (25 mi) to the south-east. Upon arrival your luggage will be transferred from the heliport to your guesthouse. No need to settle in for long. Overnight at the guesthouse in Ittoqqortoormiit.

Day 3: Ittoqqortoormiit - Kap Hope - Hurry Fjord - Kalkdalen

Adventure is in the air! Your local musher is already harnessing the dogs, who are impatiently waiting to get going, especially on this very first day. And soon we find ourselves driving on the fjord ice heading for Kap Hope, which is one of the two deserted villages in the Ittoqqortoormiit area. At Kap Hope we will have a short stop and take a look at the village. Shortly after we are back on the ice turning into the mouth of Hurry Fjord. From here it is a nice, flat stretch all the way to Kalkdalen at the head of Hurry Fjord. A small hut at Dom Brava will provide us shelter from wind during our lunch break. Staying close to the shore will give us the opportunity to see ptarmigan and Arctic hare.

We will stay overnight at the Goose Nest (Gåsereden), a simple hut at the far end of Hurry Fjord.

Day 4: Kalkdalen - Horsens Fjord - Kap Greg

We are on our way through "Kalkdalen", a valley stretching from Hurry Fjord to the outer coast. Here you will experience one of the most beautiful parts of Liverpool Land. We will pass two lakes and a hanging glacier, as the valley gets narrower and the mountains surrounding us higher. Soon we are getting closer to the outer coast of Liverpool Land. The sledging here has some challenging moments where we simply ask to hold on to the sledge, while the musher is steering the dogs through the terrain - no need to worry, this is mostly fun! The shapes of the surrounding mountains are changing - from the plateau inland mountains to the pointed alpine mountains found at the outer coast.

Getting on the sea ice again at Horsens Fjord, we will soon stop at a hole in the ice, which is caused by warm streams under the sea surface. This is where we break as it is a good place to observe birds and other wildlife, which are attracted to this area.

At Kap Greg we will camp in tents and spend the night in this uncommon place.

Day 5: Kap Greg - Kap Høegh

We aim for the two huts at Kap Høegh today. On our way there, we will pass the massive glacier front of "Emanuel Glacier". It is this very area where we have the chance for observing seals on the ice and, if we are sort of lucky, polar bears. Overnight at the huts at Kap Høegh.

Day 6: Kap Høegh - Lille Fjord - Ittoqqortoomiit

The last stretch - 35 km (22 mi) of ice and snow ahead of us until we are back in Ittoqqortoormiit. The dogs follow the coastline southwards until we reach Lille Fjord. Here we stop for lunch before the dogs take us up hill alongside a glacier to the land leading us back to Ittoqqortoormiit. We have left the sea ice behind by now and enjoy great views over Liverpool Land. The dogs are taking us fast downhill via the frozen river delta to Ittoqqortoormiit. A hot shower is finally within reach! Overnight at the guesthouse in Ittoqqortoormiit.

Day 7: Ittoqqortoormiit

This day is what we call a buffer day. With this trip being super weather dependent, it is likely getting used somewhere. You might get stuck in Iceland on your way to Greenland or we might need to change the itinerary around in case the Arctic weather gods request certain adjustments. If you are one of the lucky ones who did not need it, you will be provided with possible activity options in and around Ittoqqortoormiit on the spot. Overnight at the guesthouse in Ittoqqortoormiit.

Day 8: Ittoqqortoormiit

Remember what we were saying on day 7? Well, actually it is better to have two of these buffer days. So this is another one! Good to bring a book, you might feel like reading it at some point. Overnight at the guesthouse in Ittoqqortoormiit.

Day 9: Ittoqqortoormiit - Constable Point - Akureyri - Reykjavik

Every adventure has to come to an end, so it is time to start your long way back into what we know as civilization. A helicopter will take you on a 15-minute flight from the heliport in Ittoqqortoormiit to Airport Nerlerit Inaat (Constable Point). Having arrived back in Nerlerit Inaat, you will board the plane to Iceland. You will be heading south to Iceland via Akureyri landing at the domestic airport in Reykjavik. What a trip!

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.