Embrace the true spirit of adventure on this two-day cross country skiing expedition in Greenland.
Pack light and push your limits on this ultimate arctic excursion. A challenge of mental and physical perseverance, travel in traditional explorer style on this guided tour across the high arctic. With nothing but a trail sledge and two skis, spend your days in the frozen valleys of Disko Bay and camp under the Northern Lights by night – a return to the wild you’ll never forget.
This activity is run & operated from Oqaatsut and travels into Disko Bay. Only 21km from neighbouring Ilulissat, an intermediate ferry service runs during the winter months across Disko Bay.
Meet your guide in Oqaatsut for this two-day cross country skiing excursion in Disko Bay. A remote location cut off from neighbouring Ilulissat by fierce snow storms and below-freezing conditions, this tiny community has long been a port of call for arctic explorers like Knud Rasmussen - crossing the infamous northwest passage. Following in his footsteps, your adventure will start with a short safety briefing and kit check – loading up the pulks with your local guide before heading out into the heart of the Greenlandic wilderness. From here, you will travel through the ice pack north towards an isolated fjord – learning more about the native species and looking out for Polar Bear tracks, too. Reaching a rustic Brieuc Hut before dusk sets in, settle down for an evening Inuit style, feasting on local cuisine and learning more about local culture and traditions. Stargazing is your evening entertainment – with the Northern Lights dancing high on a clear night’s sky. An early morning and a hearty breakfast set the pace for the day – packing up for a return trek to Oqaatsut for a brisk trek back into town.
Accommodation & Catering
This activity travels to a small heated cabin with basic facilities. Sleeping arrangements are shared room bunk-style and all participants will be required to carry equipment to and from the site. Please note there is no running water. A participative experience, guests are invited to help with chores like cooking & cleaning.
This tour is organised in spring from February to April. No previous experience is necessary, although you should be in good physical health and prepared for very cold temperatures.
If passenger ferry is not running at the time of your trip, an alternative mode of transport can be organised with your guide.