Dogsledding in Arctic East Greenland – 70ºN

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Greenland, EUROPE
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    Essentially open water drifting decreases substantially during the winter months
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    An extended discovery through East Greenland’s fjordlands with some of the area’s hunters.
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At the start of this trip, we will fly from Constable Point to Ittoqqortoormiit by helicopter and stay in a guesthouse for one night to get to know the village.

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Gre004

Bespoke departures:

February-April

groups:

2/10 MIN/MAX

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Available

destination:

Greenland

type:

Indigenous

duration:

8 days

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Greenland, EUROPE

During our stay, temperatures may get around –25°C or colder, although warmer and sunny days are very common in April and May. The coolest average min/ low temperature is -21 °C (in February and March). We will travel by dogsledges over the mountain passes of Liverpool Land, across the sea ice north along the east coast to some of the capes and off-shore islands, and then west through Liverpool Land and south along Hurry Fjord, before returning to the village again.

This a winter expedition to a remote area, and thus the inherent risks of such an activity exist. For most of the time, participants will be sitting on the sleds but there may be occasions when you will have to walk or help pushing the sled up steeper slopes. Participants should also be willing to help and participate with the day-to-day running of the journey, including helping to pitch/strike camps, cooking, washing up, collecting water and so on. The guides attending the tour are all local mushers.

Food

Local food and dry food.

Guide

Local mushers

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival at Constable point. Transfer by helicopter to ittoqqortoormiit. Overnight at guesthouse

Day 2 - Dogsled to Kap Stewart. Camp

Day 3 - Dogsled to Kalkdalen. Camp

Day 4 - Dogsled to Store Fjord. Camp

Day 5 - Dogsled to Kap Hoegh. Camp

Day 6 - Dogsled to Kap Swainson. Camp

Day 7 - Dogsled to Ittoqqortoormiit. Guesthouse

Day 8 - Helicopter flight to Constable Point and flight to destination (both not included)

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Included

  • Reykjavik- Constable Point- Reykjavik flight
  • Constable Point- Ittoqqortoormiit- Constable Point helicopter flight
  • Accommodation in guesthouse, double room 2 nights*
  • Overnight camps
  • Full board during dogsledge trip
  • Local musher
  • One dogsledge per two participants
  • Tent
  • SAT phone
  • Cooking equipment
  • Fuelstove
  • Fuel
  • Winterboots (if neccesary)
  • *if available, cost for an extra single room: 300DKK

Excluded

  • International flights
  • Helicopter to ITT and CNP
  • Food in ITT (guesthouse)
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage
  • Personal gear: sleepingbag, mattress, winterclothes, etc.**
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  • All services not specified before
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