Greenland: Ice Fjords and Remote Villages

Menu High in East Greenland. Photo Lisa Germany

Greenland

2.) Greenland: Ice Fjords and Remote Villages

Balancing an adventurous walking holiday with an introduction to Greenlandic culture, we visit three of the most isolated villages in the region. Travelling by boat and on foot, we walk alongside iceberg filled waters, always with a skyline of dramatic peaks. Across one fjord looms the edge of the inland ice which stretches all the way to West Greenland. We listen for the thunderous sound of the icebergs as they melt and rotate to adjust their weight, for the call of the loon (great northern diver) and look out for whales coming up for air.

The Inuit people are friendly and welcome us into their colourful villages, they share tales of hunting and fishing in a landscape where winter is always on the horizon. We meet the famous howling sled dogs and find out how they respond to commands and work together to haul a load many times their own weight. And we can ask the local people how climate change is affecting their livelihood.

A trip designed for walkers who seek a remote adventure, are keen to learn about the local culture – and who are happy to ‘rough it’ a little while avoiding both backpacking and camping.

 

Colourful houses. Photo Lisa Germany
A view of the fjord. Photo Lisa Germany
We stay in local houses. Photo Lisa Germany
Giant icebergs abound. Photo Lisa Germany
Arctic fox. Photo Stefan Pall Magnusson
Helping to unload the boat. Photo Lisa Germany
High in East Greenland. Photo Lisa Germany
Greenland group. Photo Lisa Germany
Remote village and Sermilik Fjord. Photo Lisa Germany
Boat transport. Photo Lisa Germany

 

 

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