Greenland 2024: Arctic Trails & Tales

      Kulusuk, Greenland

      GE
      Green Edventures Ecotours & Expeditions
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      Jul 9 - 19, 2024
      Group size: 10 - 10
      Greenland 2024: Arctic Trails & Tales
      Kulusuk, Greenland

      Green Edventures Ecotours & Expeditions
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      177 reviews

      Jul 9 - 19, 2024
      Group size: 10 - 10

      About this trip

      Greenland beckons those who are drawn to more than adventures labeled “off-the-beaten-path.” It speaks the language of explorers like you seeking out the wonders of the world, willing to go to the edge of the world to find them. 


      Let us take you there.


      Greenland, the world's largest island, offers a pristine canvas of icy landscapes, towering mountains, and endless glaciers. The vast expanse of unspoiled wilderness stretches as far as the eye can see, a reminder of nature's grandeur and unyielding power.  


      The moment you set foot on this magnificent land of rock and ice you will be captivated by its raw, untamed beauty, and surprised by how alive it is! Colorful Inuit homes dot the coastline, arctic flowers bloom under midnight sun, and the emerald sea bursts with life above and below the waterline.


      Getting to Greenland is not easy, and that's what makes it even more special. You have the opportunity to be one of the few, at the right place in time, to discover an environment that is wild and unspoiled before the rest of the world does. 


      On this expedition we travel everywhere by foot or by boat. We stay in hotels in villages, that only recently started to have "tourists," 2 nights at a cabin base camp in the wilderness where there are no other people.. Many of the hikes are into areas with no trails, only natural landmarks to navigate by. Cultural programs are impromptu, but authentic. 


      If that sounds like your kind of adventure, keep reading.


      Greenland Edventure Highlights

      • Ice, ice, baby. Cruise by boat through labyrinths of fjords, flying by flotillas of towering icebergs, some as large as container ships, while others resemble cobalt colored fairy castles. - Each one a work of art. 
      • Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like whales, seals, and seabirds as you sea kayak along the wild coast and through "bergy" bits. 
      • Hike on a remote glacier to learn about glacial features, and trek into a blue ice cave to marvel at the way light bounces off the smooth, solid glacial ice.
      • Learn about East Greenland Inuit culture and hunting traditions from first-hand stories told by local people. Gain an appreciation for their resilience and survival skills in this harsh arctic environment. 
      • Spend two nights at a remote cabin base camp where you will be immersed in the rugged beauty and solitude of Greenland's wilderness. 
      • Stretch your legs on daily guided hikes from 2-5 hours, sea level to 2,200ft, through villages and scenic trails while you breathe in some of the freshest air in world! 
      • All the planning is done for you! Participants just need to get the hotel in Reykjavik, Iceland on day 1 and our team has taken care of the rest of the details. 

      Ready to sign up? Let's go to Greenland!

      Group Size

      Minium 10 / Maximum 12 


      The booking platform will accept 10 sign ups and then a waitlist will be triggered. If possible, we may open up two more spots making the group no bigger than 12 participants, plus 1 Trip Leader, and 1 Guide. 


      To facilitate the most intimate and authentic experience of our adventure together, the group size is limited to no more than 12 participants. In addition to enhancing safety, a small group limits our impact on this pristine ecosystem. 

      DOCUMENTATION

      Passports/Visas:

      Visit the US State Department Website for the most current requirements. Most destinations require your passport to be valid 6 months beyond your planned departure date. Check your passport now to avoid last minute stress and hassle. 

      https://www.state.gov/

      Vaccinations & Travel Health:

      Visit the CDC website for the most current requirements for travel and other travel health related suggestions and concerns for your destination:

      PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

      Environment: Remote & varied unpredictable arctic weather

      Physical Activity Level: Moderate*

      Lodging: Comfort


      All participants must be able to walk unassisted for at least four miles at a time over uneven, rocky and sometimes steep terrain without trails. For hikes lasting more than 1 hour, participants must be able to carry a backpack for the duration of the hike containing layers, picnic lunch, and water, weighing at least 25 pounds. Hikes are 5-7 hours. The highest elevation gain is 2,200 ft. Most activities are at sea level. Read full details here.

      MAP POINTS & LODGING

      Click HERE to view Google Map of the itinerary.


      Lodging:

      1 night pre-tour lodging in a 3-star Hotel in Keflavik, Iceland.

      3 nights at Hotel Kulusuk, Greenland.

      2 nights in a remote eco-camp (5 cabins with two beds each, attached toilet room, shared shower facilities, dining hall, electric heat)

      3 nights at Hotel Angmagssalik, Greenland.

      1 night post-tour lodging at 3-star hotel in Reykjavik, Iceland. 


      Hotel rooms are double occupancy.

      PACKING LIST

      All participants must bring quality outdoor clothing on this expedition for their comfort and safety to be prepared for all types of weather and the hiking activities. Some noteworthy items are: waterproof rain jacket and rain pants, down or synthetic down jacket 450-650g, waterproof and sturdy hiking boots (no trail shoes or tennis shoes), 28-38L hiking backpack (no sling bags), trekking poles, non-cotton hats and gloves, and one or two wool or smart wool base layers, including socks.


      A detailed packing list will be provided. 

      GREEN EDVENTURES' TERM & CONDITIONS

      PACKAGE PRICE

      Package Price:  $8495 per person double occupancy

      Deposit: $695

      Deposit Due: January 15, 2024


      Prices are subject to change at any time and can only be locked in after deposits are made.


      Service Fees & Payment Methods

      Green Edventures does not charge a service fee. We use a third party merchant service called WeTravel and they use the credit card processor Stripe. 


      Credit Card

      WeTravel will add a service fee to the total amount of your trip if you pay with a credit card. Credit Cards fees: 2.9% (Amex: 3.9%). This is a bank fee not Green Edventures. 


      ACH / Checking Account 

      If you set up your payment method to be withdrawn from your checking account there are no fees. 


      You can change your payment method at any time in your WeTravel Account. 

      MEDICAL INSURANCE

      Mandatory Medical Insurance

      Green Edventures does not provide medical or travel insurance in the package price. Due to the remote nature of our tours, we require that all participants have, at minimum, $250,0000 medical evacuation coverage for this program. This is for the safety of all guests. A comprehensive travel insurance policy will cover medical evacuation.

      Comprehensive travel insurance is available at www.greenedventures.com/travel-insurance 

      What’s included

      • Roundtrip Airfare
        Iceland - Greenland $906 USD PP
      • Local Guide
        9 days
      • Tour Leader
        11 days
      • Group Airport Transfer
        KEF on Days 2, 10, & 11
      • All meals Greenland
        From Dinner Day 2- Lunch Day 10
      • Pre/Post Trip Lodging
        Double twin rooms, 3-star hotel
      • Sea Kayaking
        2-3 hours
      • Glacier hike/Ice cave
        4-5 hour tour
      • Cultural Encounters
        Various based on availability
      • Hikes
        Various 2-5 hour duration
      • Boat Tour
        8 hours
      • Boat Transfers
      • Entrance Fees
        as advertised

      What’s not included

      • Airfare
        to/from Keflavik, Iceland
      • Airport Transfer
        Day 1: KEF - Hotel
      • Iceland Activities
        Tours, entrance fees, etc.
      • Meals in Iceland
      • Beverages
      • Gratuities
        $250 USD
      • Personal Expenses
        Snacks, souvenirs, beverages, alcohol, laundry, etc.
      • Travel Insurance
        Emergency medical required
      • Baggage fees
      • Special Travel

      Available Packages

      Package Price: $8495
      Available until January 14, 2024Sold Out

      Double occupancy from Keflavik, Iceland. 

      $8,495
      Deposit: $695

      Itinerary

      Meet Your Team
      Ingibjörg G. Guðjónsdóttir & Tara Short

      You will encounter and learn from Greenland-based guides for specialize adventures and cultural programs, but throughout your expedition your dedicated team is the dynamic duo Inga & Tara. You will feel like part of the family with these two. Both are caring and skilled outdoors women who our guests love! They're knowledgeable and fun, and you will enjoy the positive can-do-environment of their tours together. -- Belly laughs guaranteed.


      Pictured Left: Your expert guide is Ingibjörg Guðrún Guðjónsdóttir, but you can call her Inga. Inga is from the West Fjords in Iceland and has over 35 years of experience as a hiking and skiing guide in Iceland & Greenland. She is a gifted storyteller in three languages, fantastic cook, and overall renaissance woman who can do just about anything or will find the solution to get any job done. Inga will guide us on backcountry hikes and take care of day-to-day logistics working with local partners. Along the way, she will help you fall in love with Greenland through stories and natural history. 


      In addition to guiding, Inga has an education in ethnology and tourism, a master’s degree in project management, and is a published author, and costume designer. She stays busy throughout the year on various projects and is currently renovating a farmhouse in northwest Iceland. She and her husband Einar have a son and daughter, and a sheep dog. Their family enjoys sharing outdoor adventures together in Iceland and worldwide.


      Pictured Right: Your Trip Leader Tara Short. Tara is the Founder & CEO of Green Edventures Tours and your First Adventure Buddy! She has been a guide for over 20 years from Africa to the Caribbean, from Galapagos, to Iceland, and many places in between. Tara will ensure that you have the pre-trip support you need to be ready for your once-in-a-lifetime adventure to Greenland and will be alongside you onsite to help be prepared for each day's activities, and to encourage you each step of the way. 


      She has a B.S Natural Resource Management with an emphasis in Environmental Education / Interpretation. She is also Wilderness First Aid & CPR Certified. Tara lives in Chicago with her partner Kelly, and their two dogs.

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