Greenland 2021 25th March – 3rd April £4650 TBC
When we mention the name Greenland our thoughts immediately turn to a frozen landscape, glaciers, spectacular fjords, icebergs and ski terrain like no other.
We have teamed up with our friends Matt and Helen Spenceley who have just finished building a ski lodge in Kulusuk on Greenland’s east coast to offer a weeks skiing and exploration. The team will fly from Iceland direct to Kulusuk where we will spend 5 nights at the lodge, 2 nights in a purpose built mountain hut and 2 nights further up the coast in the village of Kuummiut.
We’ll search out the very best snow on some of the stunning and uniquely Greenlandic mountains of the region – glaciers running down to the ocean, alpine summits & cols, all linked by the frozen fjords.
For those looking to experience Greenland but not keen on a full-blown expedition (or camping!), this is the trip. You’ll gain an insight into the traditional Inuit way of life up here in the north whilst staying in the simple but comfortable lodge in Kulusuk and spend each day out amongst the glaciers, peaks and frozen fjords. For part of the trip, we’ll overnight in a remote wilderness hut in the heart of the stunningly wild area in which we’ll be ski touring.
The cost includes snow mobile access on at least 3 days and dog sled access on another to get to the best ski terrain.
Flights and Booking
Getting to Greenland is the key to any trip and flights from Iceland to Kulusuk get booked up as soon as they are released which is a year ahead of the date of travel. So while it may seem ridiculous to be planning a ski trip a year out if we don’t have a team together when the flight become available then we are unlikely to be able to secure the flights and hence run the trip.
Our flights from Iceland to Greenland would be Thur 25th March and Return on Sat 3rd of April so we need to be in Iceland ready to fly on the 24thth. On the way home our Greenland team strongly suggest a days grace in Iceland in case there are any delays flying out of Greenland.. Air Iceland who operates the Iceland Greenland flight has responsibility for any accommodation and food costs as a result of a delay.
Transport in Iceland
International flights in Iceland arrive at Keflavik airport then our flight to Greenland departs from Reykjavik domestic airport, which is more or less in the city. There are various airport buses available but if we can coordinate flights roughly then we could share a transfer, which is much easier when carrying skis etc. When we have looked at flights let we can coordinate. Likewise for heading home.
Accommodation in Greenland
Matt and Helen describe their Lodge in Kulusuk as like an Alpine hut, it is much better than this. The lodge has a very comfortable dinning and sitting area then the rooms are basic but comfortable. Some of the rooms are dormitory style with up to 5 beds. We will be sharing the accommodation with some of Matts other clients, when out at the hut we will have exclusive use of the hut.
There is no wifi reception at the hut, there is mobile phone reception in the village which has 3G but it is very expensive to use (calls aren’t to bad) and we will have a sat phone with us at all time. There is a hot shower and plenty of water so it is possible to shower every day we are at the lodge. They also have one of the few flushing toilets in Kulusuk.
Cost £4650 TBC
- Reykjavik – Kulusuk, East Greenland return flights.
- Ski carriage
- Baggage transfers to lodge
- 5 nights of accommodation at the lodge, including breakfasts & evening meals
- 2 nights of accommodation in Kuummiut, including sleeping bag and mat, plus food
- 2 nights of accommodation at the mountain hut, including sleeping bag hire & food
- 1 x dog sled journey to ski tour;
- 3 days snowmobile tow-in support;
- Boat journey to/from Kuummiut
- Polar bear deterrents & sat phone
- Hill food
- IFMGA Guide and Guides expenses.
- Return travel Reykjavik Iceland
- Accommodation in Iceland
- Airport Transfers in Iceland