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HERO Greenland Harbour Fjords

EXPERIENCES

From Inuit culture to ice fjord: a luxury adventure in Greenland

See Greenland’s majestic west coast, with its verdant valleys, snaking fjords, and imposing glaciers. Immerse yourself in the small Inuit communities that thrive here, and enjoy the frozen island’s sense of space, incredible wildlife, and fabulous suitability for all manner of adventures.

When to go
Oct-Mar
From price
$15,000 pp*
Ideal length
7 nights

DISKO DOGSLEDDING & UUMMANNAQ

Begin by flying from Kangerlussuaq to Ilulissat on Disko Island. Famous for its stunning Baffin Bay scenery, take control of an Inuit dogsled. Once you’ve been appraised of whip, sled, harness, and dog team, whisk across glaciers and along glittering fjords before earning your Greenlandic musher’s sledding license.

On foot, and in the company of an Inuit guide, trek inland until you find an Arctic trout river. Take in the serene solitude as you fish, before your catch is smoked in the smoker pit constructed by your guide. While you wait for your traditional heather-smoked trout, slip into natural hot springs and soothe your muscles after your adventurous start.

A helicopter carries you next over eye-catching terrain to the small island of Uummannaq. Enjoying the infectious Greenlandic character and Inuit culture concentrated here, before heading off on a tender for an incredible whale watching experience.

Accompanied by a world-class wildlife dive team, you’ll see fin, humpback, and minke whales, as well as orcas and a resident pod of stunning narwhals. Listen to their blowhole exhalations as they surface before joining them in the water for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Afterward, take to the scenic waters by kayak, gliding past the gorgeous sculptural forms of icebergs.

DEEP-SEA FISHING & EQIP SERMIA

On to Saqqaq, where you’ll be welcomed into this isolated village numbering only 150 inhabitants. Join your hosts on a local ship for a deep-sea fishing experience. With cod and cold water catfish in the waters beneath the hull, any catches can be cooked up by the chef into a delicious meal.

Back on land, your cultural immersion continues as you join the locals in their Arctic Games. A survival guide taught from childhood, this authentic slice of Inuit culture helps develop the mental and physical skills required to thrive in this harsh environment. And, with a way of life that involves winters without any sun, there’s plenty of fun and enjoyment injected into the games.

ILULISSAT & ARCTIC SAFARI

Next is the crown jewel of this icy wonderland—the UNESCO-listed Ilulissat Ice Fjord. You’ll set off on a hike into Sermermiut Valley, taking in the ancient remains of settlements and remarkable landscapes.

You’ll journey into the frozen tundra of the interior next, on an arctic safari to see imposing musk oxen, caribou, and more. On ATVs, accompanied by guides and local hunters, you’ll learn about the Inuit hunting culture, see Greenlandic bow hunters (who hunt the animals for skins and food), and join a hunt if you wish.

The finale of your adventure is one of utter privacy in this incredible wilderness: remote camping on the immense Greenland ice sheet. You’ll choose between two luxurious wilderness camps that come with an award-winning chef. As you enjoy the seclusion and sumptuous dining, take in the dancing northern lights overhead, before retiring to bed surrounded by absolute silence.

* Prices depend on level of experiences and accommodation. This is based on 2 adults traveling for 7 nights excluding international flights.