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2 500 €
  • Introduction
  • Programme
  • Périodes & budget
  • Infos pratiques
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West Greenland Trio This itinerary will make you discover the many facets of Greenland: 3 stages, 3 atmospheres. Your journey begins in Kangerlussuaq, the ideal place to approach the ice cap without too much effort and have a chance to observe the muskoxen. Your journey continues to discover Sisimiut, Greenland's second-largest city, mixing modernity and traditions, with superb hikes on the heights. Then, you reach Ilulissat by sea, onboard the coastal boat. This means of transport is popular with Greenlanders, the ideal time for warm coffee get-togethers. Finally, Disko Bay will impress you with its ice giants and the opportunity to observe whales and seals.

Points forts
  • The 3 essential regions of West Greenland
  • The Greenlandic coastal vessel Artic Umiaq
  • Muskoxen, whales and ice in all its forms
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En résumé
Région
Groenland
Durée
10 jours
Groupe
2 à 8 personnes
Code
EGROL14VA

Programme

  • Jour 1
  • Jour 2
  • Jour 3
  • Jour 4
  • Jour 5
  • Jour 6
  • Jour 7
  • Jour 8
  • Jour 9
  • Jour 10
  • Jour 1

    Welcome to Greenland

    We will greet you at Kangerlussuaq airport and escort you to your accommodation nearby. Depending on your arrival time this afternoon is a chance to explore Kangerlussuaq and the surrounding area.
    Welcome to Greenland
  • Jour 2

    Kangerlussuaq

    Optional activities from Kangerlussuaq : - Excursion as close as possible to the ice cap. In a 4x4 vehicle, you drive through mountain landscapes, valleys and semi-desert plains to reach the Greenland Ice Cap (Inland). On your way, you may have the opportunity to observe muskox, ptarmigan or Arctic hare. Then, on foot, you will spend time exploring this world of ice. Duration: 5 hours. Price: 85 €/ person. To enjoy the ice pack and crampons at your feet for longer, opt for the 8-hour excursion. Price: 140€ / person. - Russel Glacier By vehicle, you reach the glacier front of the "Glacier Russel", a huge 60m high ice wall. It is not uncommon this season to witness ice calving that is as impressive as it is noisy. The surrounding landscapes are spectacular. On your way, you may have the opportunity to observe muskox, ptarmigan or Arctic hare. Duration: 4 hours Price: 90 € / person
    Kangerlussuaq
  • Jour 3

    Kangerlussuaq / Sisimiut

    You take a flight (30min) to Greenland's second-largest city. Arrival in Sisimiut and installation in your accommodation. In the afternoon we recommend a visit to the museum near the port, which is full of details about the ancient Saqqaq culture (almost 4000 years ago).
    Kangerlussuaq / Sisimiut
  • Jour 4

    Sisimiut

    From Sisimiut beautiful hikes are possible. They will allow you to take a little height and have a view of the city and its colourful houses.
  • Jour 5

    Boarding the Arctic Umiaq Line (Saturday)

    You can enjoy the atmosphere of Sisimiut, its port, its small shops and its covered market. At 9pm, you board the Greenlandic coastal express: Arctic Umiaq Line.
  • Jour 6

    Ilulissat

    Arrival in the early afternoon in Ilulissat, the city of icebergs. At the end of the day, optional: 2h30 sailing in the middle of icebergs at midnight sunshine time. Price 90 €/pers.
    Ilulissat
  • Jour 7

    Ilulissat / Oqaatsut / Ilulissat

    Departure in the morning by boat to Oqaatsut, located 15km north of Ilulissat, on a peninsula facing the island of Disko. It takes about 30 minutes to sail. Oqaatsut means "cormorant" in Greenlandic. This village was renamed Rodebay in the 18th century by Danish whalers, probably because of the colour of the water after hunting. Day to freely enjoy the surroundings and eat at the village restaurant (traditional cuisine) where we will be pleased to serve you.we suggest an optional activity (to be booked in advance): -A day trip around Oqaatsut to enjoy the scenery: lakes, tundra, mountains, ice and small Inuit huts. Price: 95€/person. Possible on Thursdays and Mondays. Minimum 2 participants. Return boat to Ilulissat at the end of the day and overnight in Ilulissat.
    Ilulissat / Oqaatsut / Ilulissat
  • Jour 8

    Ilulissat / Glacier Eqi / Ilulissat

    Crossing by boat towards the Eqi glacier. Another opportunity to get as close as possible to many icebergs. Departure around 9am for about 2 to 5 hours of navigation to the Eqi glacier. We approach the ice front, the engines are off to "hear" the glacier roar and see the ice blocks fall into the water. You will also see the cabin of polar explorer Paul Emile Victor (1907-1995), a base camp for French polar expeditions. Return to Ilulissat and overnight in Ilulissat.
    Ilulissat / Glacier Eqi / Ilulissat
  • Jour 9

    Ilulissat

    Free day in Ilulissat to hike freely or join a guide. - Hiking along the UNESCO classified Icefjord: A hike to the famous Kangia Ice Fjord. Walking through the Sermermiut Valley, you will gradually discover this spectacular fjord, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Gigantic ice cathedrals remain blocked in the fjord, frozen by the ice pack, offering a breathtaking panorama. Price: 60€. Duration: 4-5 hours. - Helicopter flight over the glacier that calves the most ice in the northern hemisphere: 470€/person. - Whale watching outing. Price 160€. Duration: 3 hours. -Exit to Pakitsoq, search for whales and hike to the heights to observe the glacier tongues and the Ice Sheet. Price: 290€/pers. Possible on Sundays. Minimum 2 participants.
  • Jour 10

    Farewell Greenland

    Transfer to airport
    Farewell Greenland

Périodes & budget

Cette expérience propose des dates et tarifs personnalisés. Vous pouvez vous y aventurer durant les mois suivants :
  • Juin
  • Juillet
  • Août
  • Septembre
Cette expérience est disponible à partir de 2500€
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Infos pratiques

  • Détails du voyage
  • équipement
  • Formalité et santé
  • Pays et climat
  • Encadrement

    This is a self-guided trip. Armed with an abundance of experience and a wealth of expert knowledge our professional Greenland team are always on hand. All activities are lead by our qualified guides - all English speaking outdoor practitioners with a passion for everything Greenlandic. Please note that this adventure takes place in an isolated polar environment which can be hostile - safety rules must be followed.

    Alimentation

    On board the coastal boat no meals are included. You can eat in the cafeteria:
    • Buffet breakfast buffet 70DKKK
    • Buffet Lunch 70DKKK
    • Dinner (hot dish) 90DKKK
    • 2-course dinner 130DKKK
    • Snacks: Shrimp, salmon or halibut sandwich 42DKK
    • Cheese Sandwich 25DKKK 
    • Hot dog 55DKKK
    • Salad 35DKKK
    • Coffee or tea 14DKKK
    • Beer 42DKKK
    • Wine Glass 35DKKK
    In Ilulissat: You will need to plan what to eat. You can buy your food in grocery stores and supermarkets (budget ~20 €/day). You will also find small restaurants and cafés. (~35 €/ meal).

    Hébergement

    In Kangerlussuaq: Inn
    In Sisimiut: in a hotel
    Sarfak Ittuk was built in 1992 and modernized. It is 73 metres long and 11 metres wide. It can reach a speed of 13 knots. The crew consists of 22 people. The ship has a cafeteria, a lounge with panoramic windows, a games room and an infirmary. The vessel has a capacity of 249 passengers. The beds are distributed as follows: - 104 beds in single, twin, triple and quadruple cabins (bedding included, bathroom and private toilets) - 85 beds in compartments for 4 people (bedding included, bathroom and toilets shared in the corridor) - 60 berths (bedding not included) Internet on board: 100DKKK for 2 hours of connection.
    In Ilulissat: we offer overnight stays in a youth hostel, located near the city centre, shops and the port. Simple comfort accommodation with shower and toilet on the landing in common. Access to a kitchen, telephone, washing machine and a living room with television. Breakfast included. We offer a comfortable option in a hotel in Ilulissat. In this case, airport transfers are included. In Greenland, accommodation is rare and most often small. In addition, since the summer season is short (about two months), it is difficult to find accommodation during the summer.
    In Greenland, accommodation is rare and most often small. In addition, since the summer season is short (about two months), it is difficult to find accommodation during the summer.

    Déplacement et portage

    Transport in Greenland is by boat, a great way to enjoy the scenery.

    Budget et change

    The currency in Greenland is the Danish Krone (DKK)
    We recommend a budget of around 2000DKK for food on this trip but this is widely variable. This number is based on a mixture of restaurant and supermarket food options. Alcohol is very expensive in Greenland, if you want to enjoy an evening drink after your days adventures, we recommend buying Duty Free alcohol in the airport.
  • Equipements

    If you choose to participate in activities which require specialist equipment (like kayaking) all technical equipment will be provided.
    • Walking sticks (optional)
    • A sleeping bag (comfort 5°C / 15°C)
    • High protection sunglasses
    • A small toilet bag (ideally biodegradable / natural products)
    • A personal pharmacy (elastoplast, aspirin, bandages...)
    • Moisturizing sunscreen (face and lips)- Toilet paper + lighter
    • A knife
    • An unbreakable thermos flask
    We prefer that you do not wear cotton clothing, including underwear, when participating in activities. When cotton gets wet from water or sweat it ceases to insulate and it does not dry fast. The best materials for outdoor activities are fast drying materials like polyester or materials which are warm when wet like wool. The most powerful materials against the wind and rain are 'breathable' materials like Gore-Tex or Nikwax.
    Our advice for keeping warm
    Winter in Greenland can be very cold, please think carefully about what clothes you bring, although we will provide warm outer layers, the layers you wear next to your skin make the biggest difference. We recommend:
    • No cotton
    • Bring dry spares of everything, even underwear and gloves
    • Wear multiple layers including:
      1. A warm breathable base layer
      2. A second thermal layer
      3. Wind and waterproof protective out layer (we provide an additional quality jacket and over trousers)

    Baggages

    Please bring a small rucksack to use as a day bag. You can bring this as hand luggage on the aeroplane. You will carry your lunch, water, spare layers and any personal medication with you each day in this bag. You will also need a larger bag to store your other clothes and belongings in, please ensure that this is a soft bag like a ruckack or holdall rather than a hard cased suitcase because it is more practical. We recommend packing all of your clothes in plastic bags so that they stay dry in the event of bad weather.

    Pharmacie

    We recommend that you bring a small personal first aid kit containing any medication you may need such as inhalers, plasters, antiseptic and painkillers.
  • Passeport

    Most travellers require a passport that is valid for at least three months after the return date. It is your responsibility to confirm your specific passport requirements and please be aware that proof of onwards travel may be required.

    Visa

    Most travellers do not need a VISA to travel to Greenland but proof of onwards travel may be required. It is your responsibility to confirm your specific visa requirements.

    Vaccins

    There are no specific health risks.

    Santé

    It is your responsibility to check that your personal health insurance covers everything in this trip. A consultation with your doctor is a prerequisite for any trip.
  • Météo

    Year round the temperatures in Greenland can range from -25°C to more than 20°C (-13°F to +68°F). The air is low in humidity which means that the temperatures do not feel as cold as you might imagine and that the views are amazing, it appears that you can see further. Generally speaking Greenland is not very windy and the warmest months are June - August.
    The length of the day varies significantly throughout the year. The shortest day of the year is 21st December with no sunlight! The longest day, with 24 hours of sunlight, is 20th June. You can see the midnight sun from May - July and the Northern Lights in the darker months.

    Electricité

    Greenland uses Northern European electrical standards (50Hz/220 volts)  and the standard Europlug socket with two round prongs.

    Temps

    Most of Greenland uses Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)/ Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) -3; most areas use Daylight Saving Time (DST).

    Topographie

    Area: 836,300 mi²
    Population: 56,186 inhabitants (2016)
    Capital: Nuuk
    Languages: Kalaallisut or West Greenlandic, Danish is also widely used
    Regime: Part of the Kingdom of Denmark but politically autonomous
    Part of the continent of North America, Greenland is the largest island on Earth and it is covered by the largest ice sheet in the world outside of antarctica.

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