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4 days - Remote glamping experience in a luxury camp

We invite you to really experience Greenland! Stay in a remote luxury camp, situated two hours by boat from the capital of Greenland, positioned beside the one of the biggest and oldest fjords in the world. Boat or helicopter is the only way to get to this secluded spot.

Highlights include rib boat transfers through the Nuuk fjord, guided hikes, guided kayaking, guided local village visit and private tented camp including outdoor hot tub and sauna.

Day 1
Arrive to the tiny airport of Ilulissat and transfer to the hotel
Day 2
Summit a local mountain, deep sea fishing and swimming on an iceberg with full survival suit
Day 3
Kayaking around the icebergs, then visit Kapisillit and drink coffee with a local family
Day 4
Nuuk return boat trip and transfer to airport
Start Place
Ilulissat, Greenland tours
End Place
Nuuk, Greenland tours
Country Visited
Greenland tours
Duration
4 Days
Start Date
Scheduled
Travel Style
Independent
Suitability
Independent holiday with moderately active activities and no porterage included
Carbon Footprint
82Kg of CO₂e Average carbon footprint per person?
Code
50DN0355

Please note that all our itineraries, inclusions, dates and prices displayed on this website may change at any time. If you book an itinerary today and have this confirmed it will be the itinerary that is delivered to you. However, the online itinerary on our website may change in the meantime.

Details

Transportation

Rib boat transfers

Included
  • Arrival & departure transfer in Nuuk
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner plus house local spirits and wine
  • 3 nights staying in a tented camp. Your tipi-like tent has ample space to stand inside and move around. It comes with 2 single beds or one double bed, fully lined - small table with chairs and a cozy stove - and each tent has its own private eco toilet and hot shower.
  • Open rib boat trip Nuuk to tented camp (100 km each way through the Nuuk fjord) return
  • Use of outdoor hot tub and sauna
  • Activities choices for two days include two of the following: Swim and float on an iceberg with survival suit, fishing trip, hiking, a visit to the village, Kapisillit, kayaking and meeting the locals.
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fees
Not Included

Flight tickets to/from start and end points, any airport taxes, travel insurance, visas, gratitudes and any items of personal nature. Helicopter transfers can be arranged. RIB action boat trip and helicopter fly over activity can be arranged at an additional cost.

Selection of premiere wine and alcohol can be pre-ordered at an additional cost.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive to the tiny airport of Ilulissat and transfer to the hotel

Once you arrive in the tiny airport of Ilulissat some one from the hotel will wait for you and transfer you to your hotel. On they way enjoy the amazing view of the Ilulissat Icefiord with towering icebergs as you will see from the windows of the car as soon as you leave the airport.

This afternoon, embark on a self-guided exploration in Ilulissat, starting with a leisurely stroll on a marked wooden boardwalk, unveiling the grandeur of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The trail, transitioning into marked paths, leads you through the scenic Sermermiut and Seqinniarfik, with the icefjord's majestic vistas as your companion. Post stroll, enrich your Arctic narrative with a visit to the illustrious Ilulissat Icefjord Museum.

Then you can visit the Kangiata Illorsua – Ilulissat Icefjord Centre. The Icefjord Centre is a visitor and dissemination centre which, through the exhibition “The Tale of Ice”, informs visitors about the history of ice, the culture in and around the ice fjord, and climate change.

Accommodation
Hotel Icefjord

Day 2 - Summit a local mountain, deep sea fishing and swimming on an iceberg with full survival suit

After breakfast in the camp, join a morning hike to Uumannaq summit. Start with a 15 minutes boat tour to the deserted island of Uumannaq. Your goal is to reach the top at an altitude of 420 meters, to enjoy the beautiful sight over the ice fiord with its peaky mountains and icebergs.

At the end of the hike, stop at the restored church built back in 1733 and enjoy a traditional Greenlandic BBQ prepared by our skilled chef.

Next up is deep sea fishing for cod. Fishing is a vital part of life and leisure in Greenland. The abundant waters outside of Nuuk are teeming with cod and redfish, and even first-timers have a great chance of catching dinner!

The chef will cook the fish for dinner, and some will be smoked during the night and vacuum packed for you to bring home as an edible souvenir.

After dinner, swim and float on an iceberg dressed in full survival suit.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner

Day 3 - Kayaking around the icebergs, then visit Kapisillit and drink coffee with a local family

After a thorough introduction to kayaking, you will hit the fjord in your own kayak and paddle among the ice. This trip is for everyone, whether or not it's your first time in a kayak. Our skilled Nomad guides will ensure your safety from the backup boat and kayak. Enjoy the light of the Greenlandic summer, a time when the sun overhead and adds a bit of softness to the rough landscape..

After getting back to shore, the chef will have a nice lunch ready for you.

This afternoon, a 10-minute boat tour will take you to the settlement of Kapisillit. As estimated in 2019, Kapisillit is home to only 35 residents, situated about 90 km away from the Capital Nuuk. Small as it is, Kapisillit has a kindergarten, a church, one grocery store and everything one needs to live a peaceful and delightful life. It is a nice place to experience the Arctic lifestyle, cozy and rough at the same time.

The local inhabitants always invite friends to 'kaffemik' which is a get-together where you celebrate special occasions with coffee and cake and local specialities. With your guide, visit one of the families that has lived for many years in the area and has a lot of stories to tell about daily life and cultural traditions. This excursion is your chance to get up close with the locals and learn more about the interesting people that lives so far away from everything else.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner

Day 4 - Nuuk return boat trip and transfer to airport

After breakfast in the camp, you will leave the camp by boat and cruise back to Nuuk on the lookout for whales. Transfer to the small airport, check in and then enjoy a quick lunch in Nuuk with your guides before your afternoon departure at 13.20pm.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
Dates & Prices

All prices listed are per person, based on two people sharing a room. Prices are indicative due to the current uncertainty across Europe with increasing energy and volatile fuel costs.

Dates
Valid From
Valid To
From Price
Status
Accommodation
1 Jun 2024
30 Sep 2024
1 Jun 2024
30 Sep 2024
AUD 9,768
On request
Standard

Important Information

Activity options can vary depending on your fitness and skill levels.

SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL:

We start your adventure in Nuuk, which has been certified by EarthCheck as the first capital city in the world to become a sustainable tourism destination. To achieve certification, Nuuk has met EarthCheck’s rigorous environmental standards across twelve key performance areas spanning greenhouse gas emissions; energy efficiency; air quality; ecosystem conservation; transport; waste management; and cultural and social management.

Your luxury tented accommodation is all about getting back to nature and enjoying the solitude of the wilderness. The tipi style tents are simple, yet warm, structures and use minimal resources for construction. Each tipi is equipped with its own bathroom, hot showers and an eco-toilet. They operate a 'leave no trace policy' with no permanent structures on site and a strong focus on renewable energy. There are low carbon activities on site including kayaking, hiking, arctic swimming, paddle-boarding, or fishing trips.

Food is an important element of your stay, and the on-site award-winning chef invites guests to get involved in the dining experience, which can include foraging for herbs amongst the camp. Ingredients are all freshly sourced nearby, and include various fish, mussels, arctic mushrooms, as well as herbs like angelica, arctic thyme, Labrador tea and various berries.

Greenland is steadily rising in popularity, but it is keen to ensure that growth is slow and there is a strong desire to avoid over-tourism. One of the key focus's is to ensure that jobs are prioritised to local residents, and with over 90% of the population of the island being indigenous Inuit, it's vital that local cultures are protected and preserved. Tourism, if done correctly, will protect and celebrate the local culture while also providing the vital source of revenue that they need.

Your accommodation is proud to be the only company offering a camp product entirely based on local people residing in the country. They have indepth knowledge about the country, the region, the nature and the people, and your experience will reflect this.

We have built into your experience a visit to the settlement of Kapisillit. With 68 inhabitants, one shop, a school and a church the settlement is a typical example of a Greenlandic village. You will have opportunity to explore this small village, visiting the locals and learn more about their way of life.

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