Multi-Day Tour | Independent

Greenland Luxury Adventure (7 days)

50 Degrees North

Nuuk, Greenland To Nuuk, Greenland

Valid for Departures: 01 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Nuuk, Greenland
Director's choise Dinner

Day 1: Arrive in Nuuk and private transfer to accommodation

You will be greeted at the tiny airport and escorted to your accommodation. Here you will have time to freshen up before the safety briefing and equipment run down. At the same time, the guides will brief you about the days ahead and any weather adjustments.

After the briefing, the guide will then bring you on a short city tour (walking 1 hr) which will end at the old colonial harbour where watch a kayak show (20 mins), before your dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 2
Nuuk, Greenland
Director's choise Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Boat transfer to your camp

After a breakfast at the hotel you will be shuttled to the harbour where a small 12-person boat will be waiting. The boat cruises east deep into the Nuuk fjord. On the way to the camp the boat will stop, letting you get the thrilling experience of standing on an ice flake. You will be dressed in an arctic survival suits. After this experience, sail further into the most productive glacier in our region before heading for the camp, sailing close by high peaks, waterfalls and small bays.

At the camp our chef prepares a nice lunch, which is followed by an arctic safety briefing. You will be taken for a light afternoon hike in the wonderful surroundings.

The day is finished off with a dinner in the camp.

Day 3
Nuuk, Greenland
Director's choise Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Hike to the top of Mt. Kinaussak for a picnic lunch overlooking the the entire fjord system

After breakfast in the camp, we will leave and embark in a closed boat. The boat will take us to the foot of Kinaussak, the highest peak in the entire Nuuk fjord region. You will hike to the top (1600 metres) and have a lunch picnic with scenic views over the entire fjord system.

Hiking back to the sea, you will return by boat to the camp to enjoy a well deserved dinner.

Day 4
Nuuk, Greenland
Director's choise Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Visit the small Greenlandic settlement, Kapisillit and try your hand at catching Arctic Char

After breakfast in the camp, sail to the Kapisillit area, home to the only Greenlandic Salmon breeding spot. Here we will be introduced to fishing with both a traditional rod but also bare hand techniques – it’s a guaranteed memorable fishing experience – catching Arctic Char.

On location, the chef will prepare the caught fish in various styles for lunch.

From the fishing and dining spot we will walk 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 walking the length of this tiny settlement.

The boat will pick you up and return to the camp.

Day 5
Nuuk, Greenland
Director's choise Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Kayaking around the icebergs

Today, the boat takes you deep into the ice fjord. After a thorough introduction to kayaking, you will hit the fjord in your own kayak and paddle among the ice.

After getting back to shore, the chef will have a nice lunch ready for you. Then sail towards a stunning valley and fell area. Here the planned hike will let you not only see beautiful nature but most likely also wildlife such as reindeers and maybe musk ox.

Day 6
Nuuk, Greenland
Director's choise Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Helicopter flight to the icecap, then visit Norse ruins and try you luck at halibut and red snapper fishing

After breakfast in the camp, you will be collected by a helicopter, which will whisk you up to the Greenland icecap. Here the helicopter will land, leaving you with plenty of time and opportunity for wonderful pictures and views.

From there the helicopter will take you to an area with Norse ruins. Among the ruins our chef will offer lunch as always - prepared on site. After the exploration the boat awaits and takes you to brilliant deep water angling spots. Here you will get opportunities to catch large cod, red snapper and on the lower spots even the impressive halibut.

The boat will return to the camp with the catch, which the chef will turn into a tasty dinner.

Day 7
Nuuk, Greenland
Director's choise Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Whale Safari among the icebergs and then return to Nuuk

After breakfast in the camp, you will leave the camp by boat and cruise in the western section of the Nuuk fjord on the lookout for whales. The boat will reach the scenic Qooqqut bay where a small isolated restaurant is located only accessible by air or sea. Here, enjoy a delicious lunch, prepared by the restaurant chef, enjoying the beautiful view from the restaurant's panoramic location.

After lunch our boat will continue westerly in the fjord system, pass through a beautiful closed archipelago system and reach the abandoned settlement of Kangeq. Here you will leave the boat to explore the settlement to get a closer look and learn the history of the settlements. After this exploration, head for Nuuk.

Stay over night in Nuuk or take a late flight home.

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Description

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 a helicopter flight over the icecap, remote fishing, private boat transfers through the Nuuk fjord, guided hikes, guided local village visit, whale safari cruise and private tented camp including outdoor hot tub and sauna.

Day 1: Arrive in Nuuk and private transfer to accommodation

Day 2: Boat transfer to your camp

Day 3: Hike to the top of Mt. Kinaussak for a picnic lunch overlooking the the entire fjord system

Day 4: Visit the small Greenlandic settlement, Kapisillit and try your hand at catching Arctic Char

Day 5: Kayaking around the icebergs

Day 6: Helicopter flight to the icecap, then visit Norse ruins and try you luck at halibut and red snapper fishing

Day 7: Whale Safari among the icebergs and then return to Nuuk

About Us

50 Degrees North is a family owned, boutique destination specialist tour operator for the Nordic region and the Scandinavian Arctic. The company’s entirely Nordic sales staff offers in-depth knowledge of all its destinations. Luxury for us means experiencing something extraordinary beyond your everyday life; immersing yourself into the local culture, nature and people and, when possible, venturing away from the well-trodden paths and into the ‘un-known’. We do things the simple and beautiful Scandinavian way. With offices in Norway, Canada and Australia, 50 Degrees North is able to provide our clients with support 24/7.

Insider Tip

50 Degrees North is an authentic and affordable option for the Nordics. We are NOT your luxury white glove operator. More details at https://www.fiftydegreesnorth.com/info-centre/virtuoso-agents

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Unfamiliar

By: Igofish


Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2017

Given that 59 Deveees North is in Norway, they had no presence in Greenland whatsoever. While they were able to arrange the activities we requested, we had no single point person in Greenland. We felt on our own on a daily basis. This may have been due to a lack of personal experience with Greenland and more specifically the town where we visited. Since this is a national heritage site, I would have expected greater familiarity. However, we were able to fend for ourselves when neededttt
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Great options and fast service when needed

By: patcat


Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2017

Ours was a complex itinerary and they came through. There were a few minor stumbles and one change initiated by us...but all were handled quickly and professionally. Overall a fantastic experience!
Travel Advisor:  Colette Guterson
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50 Degrees North

By: Meryl


Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2017

Did not get what we had hoped for overall on our trip to Iceland. The only part of our trip that was planned for us and we loved was at The Blue Lagoon. Did not get "guided" tours, got pick up and drop off at destinations. Planning done on own and helped put together by our agent was better than what 50 Degrees North did for us.
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Wonderful adventure

By: globetrots


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

Terrific service all around offering plenty of options and information. Had to make last minute miodifications and all went smoothly.
Travel Advisor:  Kip Abbott
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Good experience

By: Jensi


Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2018

My travel agent worked directly with 50 North in planning our trip. I can say that all of our tours were professional and fun. Also, when the weather caused restrictions on some of the planned activities, the company was quick to find a suitable alternative. Everything was exactly as described to us and we had a fantastic trip!
Travel Advisor:  Ron Phillips
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Well planned, learned a lot

By: Connerss


Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2018

Hotels were very nice, tour operators were good, private guides were stellar and informative, particularly those with Mountain Guides. Would definitely use 50 Degrees North again. Only complaint was one tour operator (Artic Adventures) had buses that were so compact we all had to turn and leave our legs in the aisle, and I'm not tall. While the sites were beautiful and the tour guide knowledgeable, the long sardine-can bus ride was very difficult. Perhaps they were the only operators sending trips to our desired locations, unsure of that detail.
Travel Advisor:  Irene Quisenberry
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