Sail East Greenland’s Arctic Fjords

Duration: 8 days
From: £2,605.00

Sail East Greenland on board an expedition sailboat, enjoying guided walks, land excursions and sea kayaks amongst the Arctic fjords.

This sail East Greenland trip is suitable for anyone interested in experiencing the magic of late summer or early autumn in East Greenland’s awesome wilderness. Only 3,500 people, scattered among small towns and settlements, inhabit its 2,600 kilometres of stunning coastline. This is the Arctic with all its breathtaking beauty and striking scenery.

Cruising in the sheltered ice-filled fjords of the Ammassalik area onboard a fantastic expedition sailing yacht, the crew welcomes people of all ages and with varying interests. Some like to explore by kayak or on foot while others simply prefer to observe nature from the yacht or immerse themselves in the culture of the local Inuit people.

Exploration

This is an exploration trip where the final itinerary only gets decided upon after setting sail from the Kulusuk harbour. The captain will take into account weather and sea-ice conditions and always look for the best possible option. What is assured is that each trip will be a little bit different and we will try to visit at least one “new“ place every trip.

Northern Lights

This is early autumn in the Arctic and the northern lights will likely light up the night sky. Expect to feel the winter approaching and it will be quite possible to see a sprinkle of fresh snow on the mountaintops.

The expedition sailboat  is your movable ‘backcountry hut’ and awaits at the end of every day with delicious meals, warm and comfortable bunks, and friendly conversation.

Why you'll love this adventure

  • The yacht is the perfect movable ‘backcountry hut’ enabling you to get to otherwise inaccessible spots
  • Good options for hikes ashore or paddles on sea kayaks in the fjords
  • See huge calving glaciers and large icebergs
Start
Kulusuk, Greenland
Finish
Kulusuk, Greenland
Trip Duration
8 Days
Group Size
8
Private Departure
N/A
Activity
Expedition, Mixed Activity, Sailing
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Solo Traveller

Dates

STARTEND

Monday

12 August 2019

Monday

19 August 2019

Wednesday

21 August 2019

Wednesday

28 August 2019

Thursday

29 August 2019

Thursday

5 September 2019

Itinerary

The final itinerary only gets decided upon after setting sail from the Kulusuk harbour, but the boat will aim to cruise in the sheltered ice-filled fjords of the Ammassalik area with the option to explore by foot or kayak. What is assured is that each trip will be a little bit different and the crew will try to visit at least one “new“ place every trip.

What's included

  • 8 days (7 nights) on a yacht
  • Sailing instruction
  • Services of guides and crew
  • Guided walks and land excursions
  • Guided paddling in sea kayaks amongst the fjords
  • Use of stand up paddle boards (SUP)
  • Use of wet weather sailing clothing
  • All meals for the duration of the trip.
  • Alcohol is not included.
  • Flights to Greenland are not included (the tour operator can help with arranging accommodation and transfers in Iceland or Greenland, please enquire for more details).

Trip notes

The boat is a former race yacht and has been around the world four times in the Clipper yacht race.

Accommodation is seamanlike — simple and utilitarian — but the vessel is very sturdy and spacious. There are ten single berths and she accommodates 2 crew and 8 guests.

The sailboat has good heaters, hot and cold water, good galley and spacious communal areas, two heads (toilets) and one shower.  There is 220V electricity to charge batteries and other electronic devices. The boat is equipped according to strict Icelandic regulations in regards to emergency equipment.

The crew take great pride in the food they serve on board and use local produce and ingredients as much as they can. Arctic char, cod, lamb and berries and rhubarb pies for desserts are common. They can cater for vegetarians and guests with dietary restrictions. Please let the crew know in advance. Its a good idea to take some of your own dietary substitutes if you have a specialist diet.

All travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully in the group travel experience. Be prepared for some physical activity. This may be treks of up to 6 hours per day in wild terrain, or sea kayaking in mostly flat water.  As with all trips off the beaten track, you’ll enjoy the trip more if you’re in reasonably good shape. Sailing experience is not required and the crew will sail the boat.

Tour operator

The company grew out of a passion for playing outdoors, a love for the wild and beautiful lands of the Arctic and the North Atlantic and a desire to explore further on foot, on skis, by kayak and under sail. They're dedicated to  sharing these experiences by allowing other people to encounter the same thrills and pleasures through exciting but fun and safe adventure holidays.

We love their core values of silent travel, protection of the natural environment and respect of the local cultures.

Using expedition sailboats as motherships or mobile backcountry huts, offers a unique opportunity to explore otherwise inaccessible parts of the Arctic across Iceland, Greenland and Jan Mayen.

Hello! If you’d like to chat about finding you the perfect adventure or guidance on what’d suit you then we’re very happy to help. Tori & Larissa 0207 097 1734 • info@anotherworldadventures.com.

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