Day 1. Visit an Igloo Village

Announcement Date: 08/06/2017

After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive (approximately 10 minutes) to the Reykjavik Domestic Airport, where we will board a plane to Scoresbysund in Greenland, the longest fjord in the world. The flight over to Greenland takes approx.2 hours, so we will be landing on the airport at Constable Point around 10:00 local time, as the time difference between Iceland and Greenland is two hours. We will start by meeting with our local guides, who will go through all necessary equipment needed for the expeditions ahead, as well as how to behave around the teams of sled-dogs, which are waiting for us outside the airport, and around the local wild life. Next we jump onto the sleds which will take us out into the frozen fjord on our way to our Base camp for the next couple of days: the Igloo village. The sled trip to the Igloo village will take approx. 4 hours, and we will enjoy the magnificent landscape on the way, mountains on one side and gigantic icebergs on the other. All the time you have to be on the look-out for the local wild life; you never know what kind of creatures you can run into on the ice. We will stop a few times on the way to take a closer look at what we experience, and maybe climb a mountain hill or an iceberg. When we arrive at the Igloo village late in the afternoon we start by settling into the Igloos and putting our gear away, two people in each Igloo. Then it is time to prepare dinner as it is starting to get dark (remember the days are short at this time of the year within the Arctic Circle). After dinner we can take short orientation walks from the base camp to get to know the surrounding area, and before we turn in for the night we exchange stories of our wilderness experiences over a glass of cocoa with rum.