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To the northernmost village in the world by dogsled
To the northernmost village in the world by dogsled
To the northernmost village in the world by dogsled
To the northernmost village in the world by dogsled
To the northernmost village in the world by dogsled
To the northernmost village in the world by dogsled
Journey in a traditional way guided by Inuit hunters in northern Greenland
A 200 Kilometres  journey by dogsled in the remote region of Thule reaching Siorapaluk, the most northerly village in the world inhabited naturally. A trip through chaotic ice, sea ice, glaciers, fjords, icebergs. Visit picturesque Inuit villages whose inhabitants still retain many of their ancestral customs and lifestyle.
Accompanied by Inuit hunters born in this region, the crossing by dogsled will pass over zones of frozen sea ice, where hundreds of icebergs, that flow freely in summer, now are still trapped by the frozen sea. The whole route runs along a abrupt coastline of rugged mountains and glacier tongues that follows one another without end, and where the chaotic of the frozen sea consists a landscape of spectacular beauty.

Throughout the route, the Inuit will go hunting seals and walruses to feed the dogs. These magnificent hunters are descendants of the Eskimos who helped Peary in the early twentieth century to conquer the Geographic North Pole and are considered the best travelers in polar history.

Inuit villages will be visited, as almost nearly abandoned Qeqertarsuaq, or Siorapaluk which is the northernmost village in the world. In Thule region where in summer its inhabitants still hunt narwhals harpooning them from a kayak. We will sleep in tents, huts or Inuit homes.

A journey where you can recall how was the life of ancient Inuit, that on the basics, has hardly changed. The trip represents a unique opportunity to experience the eternal Arctic of the turn of the century in which man alone with his dogs and his skills as a hunter might face the most hostile nature in their daily live. We will live with the last descendants of the proud and strong Inuhuit, the "Great men".
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TRAVEL PROGRAM

Day 1
- Flight country of residence – Copenhagen
 Important note: Depending on the airport of origin, flight schedules and flight connections
 of these may  require an extra day of travel on the departure trip.

Day 2
- Arrival in Ilulissat (east coast of Greenland) airway by Copenhagen and Kangerlussuaq (Greenland).
- Transfer to accommodation in Ilulissat.
- Dinner at the restaurant of the hotel.
- Overnight at hotel.

Day 3
- Breakfast at the hotel.
-Day of margin in case of bad weather and the previous day it was not possible to fly from Copenhagen to Illulissat.
- Optionally you can take a walk to the archaeological site of Sermermiut, one of the most important in Greenland.
- Also optionally you can walk to the coast to see Ilulissat fiord plenty of gigantic icebergs that come from Sermeq Kujalleq glacier that is World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This glacier is the greatest producer of icebergs in the entire Northern Hemisphere.
- Dinner and lunch in the restaurant of the hotel.
- Overnight at hotel.

Day 4
- Breakfast at the hotel.
- Transfer to the airport.
- Flight to Ilulissat – Qaanaaq.
- Transfer to the hotel.
- Free time to walk around Qaanaaq, a village of 600 inhabitants, that is the capital of the Thule district, located at the entrance of Inglefield Fjord at 77 º 30 'north latitude.
- Preparation of personal equipment for the voyage. Preparation of group equipment with Inuit hunters who will accompany us on the journey. Overnight at hotel.
- Dinner at the hotel.
- Overnight at hotel


Day 5
- Breakfast at the hotel.
- Beginning of the dogsleding crossing bordering the Piulip Nuna peninsula arriving at Ivnartalik Cape, the westernmost tip of the peninsula.
- Expedition food during the route.
- Expedition dinner in a hunting hut.
- Overnight in a hunting hut.
 
Day 6
- Breakfast in a hunting hut.
- Dogsleding crossing to the northwest by the Murchison Strait, crossing the Iterdlagssuaq Fiord and the Siorapaluk Fiord.
- Expedition food during the route.
- Arrival in Siorapaluk, the northernmost village of the world where they left many of the mythical polar explorations, such as the Peary to the Geographic North Pole in 1909. Night in local houses in this village of 60 Inuit inhabitans.
- Dinner at local house.
- Overnight in local house.

Day 7
- Breakfast at local house.
- Day of rest and or margin in Siorapaluk for delays due to weather conditions, where we can do some hiking around, as long as snow and weather conditions permit, or simply enjoy the company of "northernmost inhabitants" the world.
- Dogsledding to the small village, almost abandoned, of Qeqertarssuaq that is situated on a large island called Herbert Island.
- Expedition lunch during the route.
- Expedition dinner in a hunting hut.
- Overnight in a hunting hut.

Day 8
- Breakfast in a hunting hut.
- Dogsleding crossing to the mouth of the great Kangerdlugssuaq fiord until reaching the Kangeq cape that divides the Olrik Fiord from the Kangerdlugssuaq Fiord.
- Expedition lunch during the route.
- Expedition dinner in a hunting hut.
- Overnight in a hunting hut.
 
Day 9
- Breakfast in a hunting hut.
- Dogsleding crossing to return to Qaanaaq crossing the entrance of Kangerdlugssuaq Fiord from south to north.
- Expedition lunch during the route.
- Dinner at the hotel.
- Overnight at hotel.

Day 10
- Breakfast at the hotel.
- Day of rest and / or margin in Qaanaq for delays due to weather conditions where we will be able to do some hiking around, visit the town, the museum, buy handicrafts. Overnight at hotel.
- Lunch and dinner at the hotel.
- Overnight at hotel.

Day 11
- Breakfast at the hotel.
- Lunch at the hotel.
- Transfer to the airport.
- Flight to Qaanaaq – Ilulissat.
- Transfer to the accommodation in Ilulissat.
- Dinner by yourself.
- Overnight in apartment or local house.

Day 12
- Breakfast in apartment or local house.
- Transfer to the airport.
- Flight to Ilulissat – Kangerlussuaq – Copenhagen

Day 13
- Flight to Copenhagen – country of residence
Important note: Depending on the destination airport, flight schedules and flight connections
 of these may also require an extra day of travel at the return too.

WARNING

- This trip is an expedition where unforeseen circumstances may occur and therefore the program is subject to change on the ground for weather reasons, logistical factors, ice and snow conditions or force majeure.
 
- Trip not recommended for people with back problems.

DATES

From 15 February to 30 April 2018

PRICE

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

45 Days before

RESERVATION

30% of the trip price excluding flight tickets and air taxes.

MINIMUM GROUP

1 Person

INCLUDED

- 3 nights of hotel accommodation in Ilulissat.
- 3 nights of hotel accommodation in Qaanaaq.
- 2 lunches in the hotel in Qaanaq.
- 3 dinners in the hotel in Qaanaq.
- 1 Inuit guides per traveler.
- 5 days of dog sled rental (including the Inuit) per traveller.
- 1 transfer from Ilulissat airport to the hotel and return.
- 1 transfer from Qaanaaq airport to Ilulissat and return.
- Travel insurance.
 

NOT INCLUDED

- Flights.
- Air taxes.
- Nights of accommodation, transfers and meals in Copenhagen.
- Nights of accommodation in local houses in Siorapaluk, Qeqertat, Qeqertarssuaq and other villages of the Thule region.
- Expedition meal during the dog sled route, including the staying in Siorapaluk and Qeqertassuaq.
- Meals in flights and airports.
- Accommodation, transfers and meals that is not in the "Included" section.
- Everything that that is not specified in the "Included" section.
- Meals in Copenhagen and Ilulissat, except breakfasts according to the program trip.
- Extra nights of accommodation and meals due to delays because of weather conditions, strikes at airports and any other cause beyond the Arctic World.
- Costs of air excess weight in personal baggage.
- Costs and processing of visas to Denmark if required.
- Personal mountain equipment.
 

SUPPLEMENTS

Boat navigation to see incebergs - Ask for the price
Boat route to see the largest icebergs od the North Pole.
 
Sermermiut settlement - Ask for the price
Visit to the anciet Inuit settlement of Sermermiut, located in one of the areas declared World Heritage by UNESCO.

NOTES

- During the route each traveller will be with a Inuit guide in a dogsled. The journey will be in total autonomy without any snowmobile supporting the group. Traveling almost exactly as it was 100 years ago.

- Although we have food for humans, the Inuit will go hunting during the route to supplement the dog food, as is the traditional method.
 
- Due to severe limitations on aircraft weight and dogsleds, it is important not to carry as personal baggage over 20 kilos per person.

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