GREENLAND

This is our yearly kayaking & hiking trip in one of Greenland’s most unique arctic environments. We go to Disko Bay which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, kayak among huge icebergs, hike to the interior, whale watch and enjoy the magical light of the midnight sun.

The duration will be 16 days which include travel from the UK. To maximise the time, the trip will take place over 3 weekends and 2 weeks, meaning participants only need 2 weeks off work.

The expedition will be led by one of the UK top kayak coaches. Roger Chandler works in Anglesey and coaches and expeditions in demanding environments. He runs one to the roof of Scotland, participates in coaching in the Orkney islands and has done several arctic expeditions. You will be in very good hands and will have the opportunity to develop your kayaking skills to a new level.

 

This expedition is an opportunity to paddle in a pristine ice environment in the arctic. We will set off from Ilulissat and travel north exploring the coastline, fjords and bays on the route before turning around. We expect to see plenty of wild life, including polar foxes, Greenland falcons and several species of whales. In 2018 we had sightings of whales most days during our trip. The Jackobshavn glacier next to Ilulissat calves the largest icebergs in Greenland which makes paddling here a once in a lifetime experience. At midnight, the light turns golden and the seascape with its bergs and puffing whales becomes magical.

We will visit a traditional restaurant serving Greenlandic food including halibut, Atlantic salmon, seal, caribou and whatever else they may have fresh in. The restaurant is located in a tiny community in our route.

We work with local businesses to make sure our visit benefits the local community. In 2019, we will be working with a local Greenlandic family who has recently established a new business in a small village. Their objective is to keep their community going, educate their children locally and develop a sustainable business.

 

A typical day in Greenland during our expedition is anything but predictable. The weather rules all! But it might go something like this:

Breakfast is at 9am in our communal tent if the temperature has climbed by that hour. If not, we will have a lie in until the day warms up. There is light for 24 hrs, so there is no pressure to start or stop early. Everyone is involved in cooking and camp duties so you will get to help around. If the conditions are good for paddling, we will spend 2 or 4 hours on the water covering between 10 and 20 kms. The going among the bergs is slow, as we need to be cautious, but also because they are spectacular and everyone wants to enjoy the sights and take pictures. When whales appear among the bergs, we spend time enjoying the scene, taking video and photos.

We normally stop for a hot drink and a light lunch. In the evenings we cook together and socialise. Not every day we might move camp. If the camp is good to go exploring from the kayaks or on foot, we might stay there more than one night. If the weather is not right for kayaking, we might go hiking in the tundra, go foraging for mussels or fishing, and those wanting a rest, can spend a day sleeping, reading or chatting in the communal tent.

 

Training Dates:

  • 22nd, 23rd & 24th of March.

In order to join the expedition, you will need to have relevant experience or you’ll need to commit to training. There are a range of courses and trips to which we can arrange for you. We camp for many days in an arctic environment, so it is important that you have experience and are comfortable wild camping as well as kayaking at an equivalent of BC 3 Stars (the ability to roll a kayak is not required).

 

As this is a coached expedition, there is the opportunity for paddlers to work as ‘seconds’ to the expedition leader if their experience is relevant. For example a 4 Star or Sea Leader paddler looking to gather experience for their Advanced Sea Leader award. Additionally, group members can take on tasks and jobs to help with the organisation and running of the expedition.

 

PRICE: £3,300

It includes:

  • Coaching & guiding in Greenland
  • Kayak
  • 2 nights in a hostel/Bunk house
  • All dinners and breakfasts and tea/coffee during the expedition
  • Communal tent for socialising, cooking & eating
  • Safety, Communication and First Aid equipment

To book, there is a non-refundable £1,500. Balance is due 6 months prior to departure. Payment plans can also be arranged with participants.

Additionally, you will need to budget for expenses including kit, flights, two nights’ accommodation in Copenhagen, snacks, all your lunches and some sundries.

Join our Kayaking in Greenland group on Facebook to meet others and exchange questions, experiences, photos, etc…: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kayakingingreenland/

WHAT’S INCLUDED:
One night accommodation in Chania
One night camping in a campsite
All transfers
Coaching
Guiding
Kayak, paddle, spray deck & BA

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
Your flights
Food & drink
Any further accommodation that might be required due to adverse weather conditions

Your Adventure

This is our yearly kayaking & hiking trip in one of Greenland’s most unique arctic environments. We go to Disko Bay which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, kayak among huge icebergs, hike to the interior, whale watch and enjoy the magical light of the midnight sun.

The duration will be 16 days which include travel from the UK. To maximise the time, the trip will take place over 3 weekends and 2 weeks, meaning participants only need 2 weeks off work.

The expedition will be led by one of the UK top kayak coaches. Roger Chandler works in Anglesey and coaches and expeditions in demanding environments. He runs one to the roof of Scotland, participates in coaching in the Orkney islands and has done several arctic expeditions. You will be in very good hands and will have the opportunity to develop your kayaking skills to a new level.

 

This expedition is an opportunity to paddle in a pristine ice environment in the arctic. We will set off from Ilulissat and travel north exploring the coastline, fjords and bays on the route before turning around. We expect to see plenty of wild life, including polar foxes, Greenland falcons and several species of whales. In 2018 we had sightings of whales most days during our trip. The Jackobshavn glacier next to Ilulissat calves the largest icebergs in Greenland which makes paddling here a once in a lifetime experience. At midnight, the light turns golden and the seascape with its bergs and puffing whales becomes magical.

We will visit a traditional restaurant serving Greenlandic food including halibut, Atlantic salmon, seal, caribou and whatever else they may have fresh in. The restaurant is located in a tiny community in our route.

We work with local businesses to make sure our visit benefits the local community. In 2019, we will be working with a local Greenlandic family who has recently established a new business in a small village. Their objective is to keep their community going, educate their children locally and develop a sustainable business.

 

A typical day in Greenland during our expedition is anything but predictable. The weather rules all! But it might go something like this:

Breakfast is at 9am in our communal tent if the temperature has climbed by that hour. If not, we will have a lie in until the day warms up. There is light for 24 hrs, so there is no pressure to start or stop early. Everyone is involved in cooking and camp duties so you will get to help around. If the conditions are good for paddling, we will spend 2 or 4 hours on the water covering between 10 and 20 kms. The going among the bergs is slow, as we need to be cautious, but also because they are spectacular and everyone wants to enjoy the sights and take pictures. When whales appear among the bergs, we spend time enjoying the scene, taking video and photos.

We normally stop for a hot drink and a light lunch. In the evenings we cook together and socialise. Not every day we might move camp. If the camp is good to go exploring from the kayaks or on foot, we might stay there more than one night. If the weather is not right for kayaking, we might go hiking in the tundra, go foraging for mussels or fishing, and those wanting a rest, can spend a day sleeping, reading or chatting in the communal tent.

 

Training Dates:

  • 22nd, 23rd & 24th of March.

In order to join the expedition, you will need to have relevant experience or you’ll need to commit to training. There are a range of courses and trips to which we can arrange for you. We camp for many days in an arctic environment, so it is important that you have experience and are comfortable wild camping as well as kayaking at an equivalent of BC 3 Stars (the ability to roll a kayak is not required).

 

As this is a coached expedition, there is the opportunity for paddlers to work as ‘seconds’ to the expedition leader if their experience is relevant. For example a 4 Star or Sea Leader paddler looking to gather experience for their Advanced Sea Leader award. Additionally, group members can take on tasks and jobs to help with the organisation and running of the expedition.

 

PRICE: £3,300

It includes:

  • Coaching & guiding in Greenland
  • Kayak
  • 2 nights in a hostel/Bunk house
  • All dinners and breakfasts and tea/coffee during the expedition
  • Communal tent for socialising, cooking & eating
  • Safety, Communication and First Aid equipment

To book, there is a non-refundable £1,500. Balance is due 6 months prior to departure. Payment plans can also be arranged with participants.

Additionally, you will need to budget for expenses including kit, flights, two nights’ accommodation in Copenhagen, snacks, all your lunches and some sundries.

Join our Kayaking in Greenland group on Facebook to meet others and exchange questions, experiences, photos, etc…: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kayakingingreenland/

What you need

WHAT’S INCLUDED:
One night accommodation in Chania
One night camping in a campsite
All transfers
Coaching
Guiding
Kayak, paddle, spray deck & BA

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
Your flights
Food & drink
Any further accommodation that might be required due to adverse weather conditions

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Age for activity14 days long

Age for activityAged 18+

Date of activity6TH TO 20TH OF JULY 2019

Location of activityIthaca, Greece

£3300.00

Per Person