Included: 4 nights in local guesthouse w/self-catering; 4-day sledge trip including full catering, sledge outfit + boots, sleeping bag, mattress, tent; helicopter tickets to/from town
Not included: tickets to/from Greenland , catering in guesthouse Ittoqqortoormiit
Length of trip: 4 days/3 nights
Arrival at Constable Point airport (CNP). Shortly after, the helicopter will leave from CNP to Ittoqqortoormiit. A representative of the guesthouse will meet you at the helipad and escort you to the guesthouse and show you where the Nanu Travel tourist office and the supermarket are.
After settling in, all participants are going to meet at the tourist office. There you will be equipped with suits for the sledge journey, boots, sleeping bags as well as sleeping mattresses. We will go over the route on the map and talk about the routines on the journey. You will also have the opportunity to buy last-minute gear, like chemical hand warmers, knifes, head lamps etc.
Day 1: You will be picked up at the guesthouse in the morning and escorted to the sledges where the guides await us. (Any luggage you do not want to bring on the trip can be stored at our office.) The sledges will be prepared, and the dogs will be put in front of the sledges, anxious to get started. Every day the trip will start a bit dramatically , since the dogs are very impatient in the mornings – especially on this first day of the journey .
We will start out on the fjord ice and head for Kap Hope which is one of the two deserted villages in the area. At Kap Hope we will make a short stopover, which gives you time to take a look at the village. Afterwards, we continue on the ice and turn into the mouth of Hurry Fjord. From here it is a nice, flat stretch to our first destination of the day. We will stop for lunch at Dom Brava. There is a small cabin that can give us shelter if it is windy. We will travel close to land, hoping to see ptarmigan and arctic hare. In May, chances are good to spot seals on the ice.
We will camp in the hut “Gåsereden” (“The goose nest”) and prepare a meal, made of Greenlandic supplies.
Today we will experience one of the most beautiful parts of Liverpool Land. The stretch from “The goose nest” to the outer coast, via “Kalkdalen”, goes through a scenic landscape. In the valley we will pass two lakes and a hanging glacier. The valley gets narrower towards the outer coast, and the mountains are surrounding us higher.
The sledging has some interesting moments, where the musher must control the dogs and our guest must hang on – don’t worry, it is good fun! We will be able to observe how the shape of the mountains is changing – from the plateau inland mountains to the pointed alpine mountains at the outer coast.
On the sea ice in Horsens Fjord we will stop at a hole in the ice, created by warm streams under the sea surface. This place attracts birds and other wildlife, and it is a good place for a brake.
We will camp in tents outside a hut at Kap Greg and spend the night in this extraordinary area.
Our destination today are the two huts at Kap Høegh. Our first stop will be the huge glacier front at “Emanuel Glacier”. As we move on, we will pass by high bird cliffs, inhabited from mid May. In this area we have the chance for observing seals on the ice and, maybe, if we are lucky, polar bears.
From Kap Høegh it is 35 km to town. We will follow the coast line southwards until we reach Lillefjord. At Lillefjord we stop at a small cabin and eat lunch before we continue. As the dogs takes us up along the glacier to the land leading us home, we leave the sea ice behind us for the last time on this journey. From top we will have a great view over the area, before the sledges go fast down towards Ittoqqortoormiit and enter the town via the frozen river delta. Now, a hot shower is within reach!
An employee of the guesthouse will take your luggage to check in. Shortly after, the helicopter leaves for Constable Point. Departure with the scheduled flight from CNP to Reykjavik.
Be aware that the trip can be changed at short notice due to weather and snow conditions.
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