Considered by many as the birthplace of the Inuit qajaq, Greenland's coastal waters offer a sea kayaker some of the finest paddling, probably anywhere in the world. Whether gliding over mirror-like fjords at sunset or battling through moving pack ice in stormy tidal passages, time spent traversing the coastline will not be easily forgotten. The wildlife, miles of unpopulated wilderness shoreline, the calving glaciers and icebergs as well as stunning light conditions make for a rich and varied experience.
Date: 10th August (Iceland Rendezvous) – 24th August
Location: Tasiilaq, East Greenland
Cost: £2050 / $3250 / € 2500
Description: Greenland or Bust is working in partnership with Sea Kayak Adventures to provide a 16 day guided expedition that will involve 12 days of paddling in the Ammassailik region, an area intimately linked with the traditions of pioneering exploration and the likes of Gino Watkins. There will also be an opportunity to access the surrounding mountain ranges and visit local Greenlandic communities
What is included?: Flights from Iceland to Greenland. Transfers in Greenland (from Kulusuk to Tasiilaq). Access to essential expedition equipment: sea kayaks, paddles, buoyancy aids, spray decks, freeze dried evening meals, stoves and group safety items.
What is not included?: Flights to Iceland. Accommodation in Iceland. Personal expedition clothing, camping equipment and day food.
Pre-requisites: Able to be a competent group member of a lead sea kayaking expedition – BCU 3* Sea is a comparable standard though rolling skills are not essential. Experience of wilderness camping. Be paddle fit at the start of the trip as there will be consecutive days of 20km paddle, sometimes in moderate winds. A flexible nature and good sense of humour along with a group-focussed approach are all vital.
Contact: For more information, availability, payment schedules and to register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org