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1 395 €
  • Introduction
  • Programme
  • Périodes & budget
  • Infos pratiques
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Discover a real winter wonderland. Venture into the heart of arctic and discover the sublime tranquillity of Disko Bay. Try dog-sledding, winter Nordic walking with dogs and snowmobiling. Spend two nights in a tiny Greenlandic village, a remote settlement where friendly locals embrace the winter months. Conditions permitting, this remote northern village can be ideal for observing the Northern Lights over the ice sheet. An adventure for travellers who seek unique and unforgettable moments in a delightful winter wonderland.

Points forts
  • Discover the tranquility of Greenland in the winter
  • Enjoy traditional Greenlandic winter activities - dog sledding, Nordic winter walking and snowmobiling
  • Comfortable hotel accommodation and two nights in an isolated settlement
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En résumé
Région
Groenland
Durée
6 jours
Groupe
1 à 4 personnes
Code
EGROL7VA
Niveau
2/5
Confort
2/5

Programme

  • Jour 1
  • Jour 2
  • Jour 3
  • Jour 4-5
  • Jour 6
  • Jour 1

    Oqaatsut

    It is a scenic flight over snow-capped peaks to ilulissat airport - we will great you at the airport and travel a further 20 kilometres north together. Depending on the conditions we will travel by boat or snowmobile across the floe ice or through iceberg filled waters to find the isolated settlement of Oqaatsut. This tiny village is home to only about 45 people who live in traditional coloured houses. Enjoy a presentation of the trip to come and a hot meal prepared by your guide. Our basic accommodation here at the end of the world has breathtaking views of the ice sheet and icebergs.
    Oqaatsut
  • Jour 2

    Nordic Hiking

    Snowshoes on and dogs harnessed up, set off to explore your surroundings like Eskimos before, by nordic walking with dogs - a unique experience of trust and sharing. Progress over the ice floe, discover Greenlandic seal hunting and cod fishing techniques and learn essential polar explorer skills. Conditions permitting, you should be able toenjoy the aurora borealis from the comforts of our warm accommodation tonight.
    Nordic Hiking
  • Jour 3

    Dog-sledding

    Meet our local mushers and dogs who will help us master the art of Greenlandic dog sledding. This traditional activity is still used to transport game across the ice during hunting trips. We set off across the ice in twos with our own pack of beautiful dogs to explore the fascinating and surprisingly varied universe of the ice sheet. Look out for seals basking in the sun on the icebergs. We wave goodbye to our dog sleds at the foot of the valley, strap on our snowshoes and hike back through the hills enjoying majestic views over the bay.
    Dog-sledding
  • Jour 4-5

    Ilulissat

    2 days to enjoy the unique atmosphere of Ilulissat; its bay of giant icebergs, arctic lights, and colourful houses. Optional activities with English-speaking coaches: - Snowshoeing along the UNESCO-listed Icefjord: An exceptional snowshoe hike to the famous Icefjord. Walking through the Sermermiut Valley, gradually discover the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Fjord. Huge ice cathedrals remain trapped in the fjord, frozen by the pack ice, creating the most striking panoramic views. Price: 135 €. Duration: 5h. - Snowmobile Outing (2 / snowmobile): Depending on the snow, ice and weather conditions, your choices will be between a trip back to Oqaastut, north of Ilulissat, or to go further into the mountains where a succession of viewpoints over Ilulissat, Disko Bay and the cap await. Price: 205 €. Duration: 3h-3h30.
    Ilulissat
  • Jour 6

    Final morning

    Enjoy a morning at leisure in Ilulissat - a final chance to visit Ilulissat Museum or to buy souvenirs in this iconic Greenlandic town which is home to as many sled dogs as people!
    Final morning

Périodes & budget

Cette expérience propose des dates et tarifs personnalisés. Vous pouvez vous y aventurer durant les mois suivants :
  • Février
  • Mars
  • Avril
Cette expérience est disponible à partir de 1395€
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Infos pratiques

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

    All activities are lead by our qualified guides. They are 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 - your guide will explain safety rules which must be followed.

    Alimentation

    You should have the opportunity to try Greenlandic delicacies including fresh fish.

    Hébergement

    Ilulissat
    Standard hotel accommodation.
    Oqaatsut
    We sleep in a rustic village refuge in the heart of the traditional Greenlandic settlement. There is no running water so we use water from a fountain. Showers are found in a village communal house for a small fee (€2). We use shared dry toilets which are the only facilities in a number of small Greenlandic settlements.

    Déplacement et portage

    This trip includes transfers by boat and/or snowmobile.

    Budget et change

    The currency in Greenland is the Danish Krone (DKK)
    Please budget for a meal in Oqaastut, traditional food in a local restaurant: €25-€70 / 200-500DKK
  • Equipements

    We provide you with all of the technical equipment you will need for the activities in this adventure including:
    • Warm snow boots (Sorel)
    • A quality winter jacket and overtrousers (to wear in addition to, not instead of, your warm clothes)
    • Snowshoes/skis
    • Walking poles
    • At least 3 sets of good thermals - top & long johns, one for activities, one spare set and one pair for sleeping in
    • A ski mask
    • A warm wind and waterproof jacket
    • Suitable warm  trousers - windproof ski style, soft shell or fleece lined mountaineering trousers are ideal
    • Suitable underwear, t-shirts and walking trousers
    • Warm jumper(s) and jacket(s)
    • Quality sunglasses (glacier glasses)
    • Sun cream for face and lips (not water based, water freezes)
    • A headtorch and spare batteries
    • Warm thick socks
    • Gloves - multiple pairs of under and over gloves - think warm, waterproof and windproof
    • A warm hat
    • A balaclava
    • Appropriate neck wear like a warm buff
    • Any personal medication
    • Towel & toiletries
    • A thermos/suitable water bottle
    • A sleeping bag liner
    • Warm snow boots
    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)
    You may also consider packing
    • A pair of warm comfortable shoes for evenings in town
    • A swimsuit if you want to test Icelands hot springs/pools during your stopover or the saunas of Ilulissat
    • Extra gloves/overgloves
    • An extra jumper/fleece jacket
    • A warm sleeping bag liner
    • Energy bars
    • Wetwipes
    • Blister plasters 
    • A suitable camera
    • Plastic bags for wet/dirty clothing
    • A small inflatable pillow
    • Tissues

    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

    Your guide is a trained first-aider and will carry a full first aid kit at all times during the trip. 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

    This trip runs during March and April when temperatures normally range from -30°C to -10°C (-22°F - 14°F). Generally speaking Greenland is not very windy and we can anticipate calm weather with snow showers and perhaps sleet. Near the ice sheet temperatures can be very cold and there can be gusts of wind of up to 15 miles per hour. 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!
    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. During March and April we can expect 16-20 hours of daylight. You can see the midnight sun from May - July and the Northern Lights year round when is is dark. 

    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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