Trackers is the only tour operator in Europe to offer a unique paddling trip in one of Greenland’s most spectacular areas – the Uummannaqfjord in northwest Greenland short for GL by abbreviationfinder. The huge icebergs with endless color changes and dramatic formations calve from the huge ice sheet. Among the icebergs, other giants such as humpback whales, herring whales and humpback whales swim, all framed by snow-capped mountain peaks around 2,000 meters high. Join a paddle far off the beaten track!
Our canoeings in Greenland are not expeditions but rather adventure trips for you who like to experience nature from a kayak. However, we want our participants to have paddling experience and that they are happy to do something with an overnight stay in the Swedish archipelago or similar. In Greenland we paddle about 20 – 25 km per day, which corresponds to 4 – 6 hours of efficient paddling in normal conditions. During the paddling, full board is included and our guide is responsible for all cooking.
The small island of Uummannaq is located 590 km north of the Arctic Circle and is one of Greenland’s most remote municipalities. Here live about: 2,700 inhabitants who almost exclusively make a living from hunting and fishing. The landscape in and around Uummannaq is for many the epitome of “the real Greenland” with impressive icebergs and mountain peaks, some of which extend up to 2000 meters above sea level. The fjords at Uummannaq are one of Greenland’s safest areas.
The Inuit, Greenland’s indigenous people, came here thousands of years ago and call their land kalaallit nunaat, the land of the people. The name Greenland was given to the island by Icelandic and Norwegian Vikings who came here around the year 1000. Greenland is mostly covered by the mighty ice sheet, but in a band along the coast there are also huge tundra areas. Here lives the population that still today keeps its unique culture and old traditions alive.
FACTS ABOUT THE TRIP
Date: 3 – 14 July 2020
Number of participants: 10 – 12
Price: SEK 46,000 / per person
Included in price:
round trip Current airport taxes
Helicopter Qaarsut – Uummannaq – Qaarsut
Canoeing and activities according to program
Accommodation at guesthouse before and after paddling
Accommodation in a two-
person tent during paddling Swedish-speaking tour guide / kayak guide during paddling.
Full board during paddling (2-3 lunches will be added before / after paddling)
Kayak, paddle, life jacket, 1 waterproof packing bag 20l and canopy.
equipment Not included in the price:
Connecting flights from Sweden.
Sleeping bag, sleeping pad
Lunches during the first and last days of Uummannaq
According to countryaah, Greenland is the world’s largest island and about 80 percent is covered by ice sheets. The ice-free area is a little smaller than Sweden’s surface. There are no roads between the Greenlandic societies. Transport must take place by boat, plane, helicopter, snowmobile or dog sled.
climate is arctic or subarctic with average temperatures varying between 5 and 10 plus degrees in July and between 8 and 23 degrees below zero in February
No – No visas are required for Nordic citizens.
Danish Kronor – DKK
100 DKK = 127.97 SEK
Greenlandic is the official language – Danish is also spoken.
Mandatory – No compulsory entry required.
Recommended – Check with your vaccination center for personal needs.