Greenland, the world's largest island, is formed from some of the oldest rock in the world, much of it covered by an icecap several kilometres thick. The east coast is steep and rugged, with mountains divided by deep fjords and glaciers calving straight into the sea. East Greenland's coast is only accessible during the brief months of the summer, due to pack ice drifting south in the Polar Stream which hugs the coastline. There is a sense of excitement and anticipation as the first supply boat of the season arrives, usually in late June or early July, bringing fresh fruit, vegetables and a whole bounty of goods from Denmark.
Colourful villages provide an insight into a way of life far removed from cities, with the Inuit maintaining the old traditions of hunting and fishing. There are few paths in Greenland, indeed there are very few roads. Villages are linked by boat in summer, by dogsled in winter, or by helicopter.
Much of our trips cover ground very close to the Inland Ice, and therefore benefit from the high pressure which tends to exist over the icecap, bringing good clear and stable weather. The occasional storm is, however, possible, so although we expect clear sunny days we must be prepared for all seasons, even in summer.
The best walking holidays in both
North and South Islands.
Plan Your Own adventure: NZ PYO.
Combining the very best short treks in Iceland and Greenland, our Fire and Ice Trek.
Much of our trips cover ground very close to the Inland Ice.
Superb trekking in the Cordilleras Blanca, Huayhuash & Vilcanota. Inca Trail & Machu Picchu.
Fitzroy trek, the Paine 'W'. Chile Lake District & Volcanoes.
Volcanoes, markets, high trails, Amazon jungle and Galapagos Islands.
Andes, Amazon and Galapagos.
Mt Kenya, Kilimanjaro, wildlife and Ngorongoro Crater. Good acclimatisation.
Trekking in Ladakh (July/Aug/Sept) and Sikkim (pre or post monsoon)
Superb trekking, challenging passes, a tiny kingdom steeped in mystery and legend.
Khumbu trekking, Everest Basecamp, Manaslu Circuit