Kangia hike

Kangia hike

In North Greenland during the winter, the snow and ice often filled the terrain and the trail markings could be hidden on the longer routes.

Do you want to experience the unique UNESCO world heritage area at llulissat out of the tourist marked circuits, but it is winter? Be adventurous and joins us in this amazing guided hike with snowshoes exploring the most exclusive winter spots.

During the winter in Greenland, the snow and ice cover the trails in the popular hiking routes, offering an unbeatable scenery. The most safe and comfortable way to hike in these conditions is using a pair of snowshoes and with a local guide that knows the area.

Our tour starts ascending between walls covered with snow and thick ice we reach a view point from where we enjoy the magnified panorama of the “dogs sledge highway”. After a small break to refresh and take some pictures, we descent to the frozen lake and the river bank to put our feet in a UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Kangia Icefjord. This unique natural phenomenon pushes out 20 million tons of ice every day, in form of gigantic icebergs that rise more than 100 meters above the sea level.

If the conditions are made for, we have a picnic lunch in that amazing view point. Finally we stops at the old settlement Sermermiut, where the first Inuit culture (the Saqqaq) arrived 4000 years ago and afterwards other cultures (the Dorset and the Thule) inhabited. We return to Ilulissat after a day in the beautiful nature and full of emotions.

Our tour uses as a reference the summer blue route from the Quarry passing through a dramatic cleft. After 1 hour ascending between walls covered with snow and thick ice we will reach a view point from where we will enjoy the magnified panorama of the “dogs sledge highway”. After a small break to refresh and take some pictures, we will descent to the frozen lake and the path downhill to the river bank to put our feet in the world famous fjord Kangia and its 20 million tons of ice flowing out each day which results in gigantic icebergs that rise more than 100 meters into the air.

From that point we will follow all the rocky coast of the icefjord, passing by Holmens Bakke, the famous spot where every 13th of January, the inhabitants of Ilulissat celebrate the sun appearing on the horizon after 6 weeks of absence. The view of the breathtaking Icefjord from there is one you will never forget!

Finally our walk will stop at the abandoned settlement Sermermiut where for the last 4.000 years several different Inuit cultures have lived and left interesting remains. After a full day out in the beautiful nature we return to Ilulissat and spend the night in our accommodation.

 

Our office is in Kussangajaannguag and Fredericiap Aqq corner, in the center of Ilulissat. 

PRACTICAL INFO

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Minimum number of clients: 2
  • Maximum number of clients: 10
  • Level of difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Location: Semermiut valley
  • Season: Winter (15/02/2017 - 21/04/2017)
  • Price per person: 1000 kr.

Terms and Conditions | Waiver of liability

Reduced number of participants per group allow a better management and assures greater safety and enjoyment of the activity

Included in our activity

  • Snowshoeing equipment, coffe, tea and lunch
    pack included

We recommend 3 layer-system equipment and to bring an extra battery for your camera

WHAT TO BRING AND OTHER TIPS

  1. Warm winter boots and a pair of good warm socks
  2. Back pack
  3. Extra warm clothes for breaks and in case weather conditions turn colder
  4. Hat or similar (For example a buff, to cover the head and specially the ears)
  5. Sun glasses
  6. Sun cream protection
  7. Warm gloves (An extra pair of warm mitts is strongly recommended)
  8. Snacks
  9. Please inform in advance if you have diabetes or cardio problems