Expedition to polar lands: trekking in southern Greenland
> Environment: mountain, fjord
> Difficulty: difficult
> Recommended period: June to August
> Average duration: 8 days
> Total elevation: 1020 D+
The history of Greenland is closely linked to that of Erik the Red, a Viking driven from Iceland who landed at Qassarsiuk in the 9th century. He named this land “Greenland”. Discover this country of contrasts where all the extremes meet, during a trek in the middle of nature, just a stone's throw from the Arctic Circle. For a first expedition, the south of the country is ideal, since the presence of villages and hamlets makes it possible to spend the night in a refuge or a youth hostel, which, at these latitudes, can be very useful.
From farm to farm, discover breathtaking vistas of fjords, ice caps, icebergs and vast wilderness. Discover local life and the Greenlandic people in the typical villages of Qassiarsuk and Igaliku.
Boat trip to discover the Sermilik fjord, hike on the Narsarsuaq glacier, overnight on a farm, climb Naajat mountain: many stages await trekkers during an exploration of southern Greenland.