Hike to the Inland Ice cap

 

 

From DKK 800

PRICE Per person


Price per person in double room

From DKK 800

TOUR DURATION

8 hrs

Difficulty

Challenging

Meeting Point

Pick Up Included

Availability

Jun - Sep

Feel the excitement of touching the ice cap yourself!

Packed ice fjord, gigantic icebergs and mysterious inland ice cap may be the most appealing factors that bring explorers to Greenland year after year. Even though the inland ice cap covers most of the area in Greenland, only a few spots can enable you to get close to it, touch it or step on it. Luckily, Narsarsuaq is one of these few spots.

Hiking to the Ice Cap with Arctic Adventure Guide takes you on hiking in the mountains. During the excursion, the ones who are in good physical shape may have the chance to walk down to the ice cap. Read this short itinerary and find more!

Before the starting time, Arctic Adventure guide will pick you up at the hotel you are staying and have a short introduction about this excursion. We will drive the bus into the wild of the settlement as far as the road leads us. Usually, we will get off the bus at Hospital Valley. From there, we continue this excursion by foot.

Hiking along the way, we walk through the Flower Valley. This area is flourished with colourful sub-arctic flora during the summer season. We will hike through the stream, the lake and enjoy picturesque sceneries. Peaceful and lively, this part of the excursion will fill your heart with calm and joy.

We will have lunch at the top of a 300 metres high mountain where we can enjoy the views of the glacier and the ice cap. For participants in good physical condition, it is possible to walk down and touch the ice cap!

After lunch, we hike our way back to the starting point. The bus will be waiting there to bring us to our hotels.

This excursion lasts around 8 hours and has a difficulty level of 4. Please make sure to wear appropriate clothes and shoes to join this excursion.

If you would like to enjoy the hiking with a shorter duration in Narsarsuaq, you can check this excursion: Short Hike to the Ridge, which will take you to the flower valley and overlook of the glacier in the distance.

Tour Code: U6

Cover Photo by David Trood – Visit Greenland

 

Please Note

1. This excursion is suitable for participants who are able to walk at least 6 km in mountain terrain.

2. Make sure to wear proper shoes/boots and clothes suiting the weather situation

3. The transfers and pick-up service are included in this excursion. To facilitate a smooth transfer, please email us which hotel you are staying at.

4. Arctic Adventure tour guide will contact you before departure. Please make sure your phone and email are reachable in Greenland.

5. If there are any last-minute changes, Arctic Adventure will contact you using your contact information and phone number. Please make sure your phone is reachable in Greenland.

6. Arctic Adventure will do its utmost to reach you, but in the case that you fail to meet at the starting point in due time or you fail to participate in the excursion, Arctic Adventure has no obligations and do not make any refund.

Please Note

1. This excursion is suitable for participants who are able to walk at least 6 km in mountain terrain.

2. Make sure to wear proper shoes/boots and clothes suiting the weather situation

3. The transfers and pick-up service are included in this excursion. To facilitate a smooth transfer, please email us which hotel you are staying at.

4. Arctic Adventure tour guide will contact you before departure. Please make sure your phone and email are reachable in Greenland.

5. If there are any last-minute changes, Arctic Adventure will contact you using your contact information and phone number. Please make sure your phone is reachable in Greenland.

6. Arctic Adventure will do its utmost to reach you, but in the case that you fail to meet at the starting point in due time or you fail to participate in the excursion, Arctic Adventure has no obligations and do not make any refund.

What’s Included

  • Transfer and Pick-up service
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch

Not Included

  • Travel Cancellation Insurance
  • Clothing

Practical Information

FAQ

For this excursion, we receive booking till the 4 days prior to the departure time of the excursion. However, please note that limited seats are provided. Late booking may be unavailable. 

Weather in Greenland can be quite unpredictable, thus, cancellations and reschedule may occur.

If the excursion is cancelled due to weather conditions, failure to reach the minimum number of participants or other unpredictable situations, Arctic Adventure ApS reserves the right to cancel the excursion. For excursions cancelled by Arctic Adventure ApS under this situation, our customers will get a 100% refund.

Please go to “Practical Information” –>” Terms and Conditions” to view the detailed cancellation policy.

For excursions in Kangerlussuaq, transfers from and to Hotel Kangerlussuaq are included. 

For excursions in Ilulissat and Nuuk, please refer to the “Included” and “Not Included” section for detailed information.

For excursions in Sisimiut, transfers starting from Hotel Sisimiut are included.

For excursions and tours in Iceland (apart from Whale Watching), pick-up and transfer from the nearest pick-up spot are included. Please check with the reception for detailed pick-up spot.

We strongly advise you to read the “Included” and “Not included” section for detailed information. If there should be any discrepancies about the transfer, the information under “included” and “not included” shall prevail.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.

EQUIPMENT LIST

  • Other clothing should be picked according to weather that day, you will not get much colder on the glacier as on the ground.
  • Sturdy Hiking Boots – waterproof with good ankle support.
  • Shirts, both short and long sleeves
  • Mosquito Masks and Mosquito repellent. Mosquito season in Greenland runs from mid-June to mid-August
  • Sunscream with high SPF
  • Lip balm, cream and moisturizer
  • Woollen/or thermal windproof hat, which covers your neck (alternatively, thermal face mask);
  • Woollen/or thermal gloves (ideal as a base layer under waterproof gloves or mittens);
  • Woollen/or thermal socks
  • Warm, insulated winter jacket

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