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SKUK Explorer and Celtic paddles

Wild camping for the duration of the expedition - you will require a good 3 season sleeping bag and light weight down jacket - once the sun goes down it soon gets very chilly.

Due to the water temperature being about 0 degrees – I strongly recommend folk wear drysuits or a similar combination of paddling gear.

We do not look to go out amongst the ice on windy or rough days - however you do need to be confident that you can paddle your kayak in rough conditions force 5 / 6 winds – long before this stage we will be looking for a landing and campsite! Generally however the weather is pretty settled and predictable.

On arrival in Greenland we take a boat shuttle to the main settlement of Tasiilaq - once there we will then spend the rest of the day food shopping and sorting out kayaks and all our equipment ready for the start of our trip.

The focus is definitely on the group, we’ll be pretty self sufficient during the trip, and our journey will take us through some of the most spectacular scenery I have ever paddled in.

Our route and pace will be dictated by the weather and local ice conditions at the time – We will generally average between 20-25 km a day, and fingers crossed be enjoying the fine sunny Greenland weather - which I have now come to expect.
It must be said that we have also experienced some rough conditions and been forced to hold up for a couple of days and then when safe to paddle - retreat to calmer waters.

Evenings are often spent exploring on foot or Whale watching from our camp and a small pair of binoculars are well worth bringing along. Everyone is encouraged to provide the team with an evening treat - once during the trip. A wee dram or piece of chocolate tastes extra special out here!

The trip finishes back in Tasiilaq where a hunters boat returns us the following day to the airport - so its a quick clean up, sort out of the kayaks and equipment and repack for travelling.

While in transit through Iceland most folk camp at the large and well organised campsite in Reykjavik, its next to the Youth Hostel and Swimming Pool with hot tubs - a great way to relax once on the home leg of your journey.
Full detailed travel instructions are provided if I am not with you and it is easy getting around and finding your way in Iceland.
A full kit list is provided - so you have the right stuff and dont take too much .
Your flight to Greenland has a total baggage allowance of 26 kg. (20 + 6)
Food is not provided but can be bought in Greenland...

 

2018 - Expedition fee £ 2470 tbc

Trips
Travelling out from Iceland to Greenland on the 24th July - returning to Iceland on 6th August 2018
7th August - 20th August

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