This is a custom kayaking trip that combines the raw wilderness of Greenland with the magic of Iceland. It’s a unique and unparalleled adventure that provides numerous opportunities to explore both regions by sea kayak, on foot or from the relative comfort of a 60 foot sailboat.
We also offer Stand Up Paddle Boards which is a fantastic way to explore the calm bays and inlets.The landscapes on this journey are breathtaking and the yacht provides the opportunity to experience new and inspiring adventures everyday. We’ll start in the town of Ísafjörður Iceland, and spend 3 days exploring Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. This is an uninhabited expanse of wilderness perfect for kayaking and hiking adventures. The area features towering sea walls home to thousands of nesting birds such as Puffins, Arctic Terns, Black Guillemots, Kittiwakes, Razorbills and Fulmars.The sheltered fjords and bays provide calm anchorages and contain lush valleys filled with colourful wild flowers and beautiful sandy beaches. We’ll then cross the Denmark Strait a journey that will take approximately 30 hours. Dolphins and Whales will join us for part of the journey and use the bow wave for a free ride. Before reaching Greenland we’ll begin to see and pass by icebergs sculpted by the ocean into a variety of shapes and sizes.
Our arrival in Greenland is marked by spectacular views of one of the Arctic’s highest mountain ranges. These huge alpine peaks many of which are yet to be climbed rise almost vertically from the sea reaching heights up to 3600m. Glaciers carve their way down through these mountains and expel huge quantities of ice into the ocean. This provides us with a kayak playground of icebergs to explore. With numerous options for hiking and kayaking we’ll spend 6-7 days exploring this raw and wild region. Polar bears, whales and seals are common in the area and we hope to see them as we explore this magnificent and unspoilt region. Our journey in Greenland moves south. We will slowly make our way down to Kulusuk an area rich in East Greenlandic culture. We visit at least one village and get the opportunity to meet the people. Our arrival in Kulusuk marks the end of the trip. After a farewell dinner and drinks, you’ll fly out of Kulusuk back to Iceland.
The trip uses a 80 foot Sailboat as a floating base camp. The vessel is well equipped for Polar exploration and the captain is highly experienced.The yacht is outfitted with 4 guest cabins, a large galley and dining area. Siggi the captain has been plying these waters for years. He is not only competent but full of stories which he’s more than happy to share. Your certified kayak guide Matt Edwards will work hard to ensure you get the most out each outing, and go over all safety and route matters.
Greenland & Iceland kayak trip