EXPERIENCE THE DESTINATIONS

PRE-TOURS

Pre-Tours

Experience The Destinations

Experiencing the destinations firsthand is important to understand what they have to offer.
This year, buyers are invited to join Pre-Tours to Greenland before the Vestnorden event.

This pre-tour is going to be a true time of your life! In the course of six nights you will do a clockwise circumnavigation of South Greenland to experience the southeast coast in a highly exclusive way all the way to the northern fjords within the region – and then some!

Date: 13 September
Time: 11:40 Iceland Time
Location: Reykjavik Airport

Day: 19 September
Time: 15:25
Location: Nuuk

Min: 6
Max: 9

DKK: 3500
EUR: 470

  • Flight/transport to the region
  • Transfers
  • Fully guided tours
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch and dinner all days

All luggage you need for Vestnorden – but pack so that you can leave unneeded luggage and materials in Narsarsuaq for the duration of the pre-tour; you will collect them again on 18 Sept they day before travelling to Nuuk

  • Hiking boots (note: sneakers are not sufficient)
  • Wool socks – plan to use 2 pairs per day
  • Lightweight thermal pants (long underwear) – no cotton!
  • Lightweight thermal shirt – no cotton!
  • Loose fitting hiking pants
  • Lightweight to medium weight wool sweater
  • Windproof / waterproof jacket
  • Windproof / waterproof pants
  • Hat
  • Buff
  • Gloves
  • Backpack (minimum 40L in size)
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera & battery packs
  • Portable power bank, if desired
  • Small binoculars, if desired
  • Journal, if desired

South Greenland is a can’t miss multi-season adventure region with a delicious food scene, immense landscape contrasts and a rich cultural history. Do not be surprised if some of your experiences here defy many of the narratives you might have heard – forests do exist in Greenland, and so does sustainable agriculture!

This pre-tour is going to be a true time of your life. In the course of six nights you will do a clockwise circumnavigation of South Greenland to experience the southeast coast in a highly exclusive way plus explore our national highlights like Uunartoq hot springs, Tasermiut Fjord, inuit farms with their ‘own’ Norse ruins on site and so much more. You will fly with a helicopter and sail with several boats, big and small. We cannot wait to welcome you in South Greenland! This program has been planned especially for Vestnorden 2022 by Visit South Greenland in cooperation with many local operators.

Please read the trip headlines here. And please follow us on Instagram and Facebook at @visit_southgreenland.

Tuesday 13 September
Arrival to Narsarsuaq, crossing the Greenland Ice Sheet with helicopter, overnight sailing expedition in remote Southeast Greenland (accommodation onboard an expedition ship)

Wednesday 14 September
Small boat exploration in Southeast Greenland, sailing from east to west through the iconic Prince Christian Sound (accommodation in a hotel in Nanortalik)

Thursday 15 September
Walking tour of Nanortalik town & museum, full day of adventure in the famous Tasermiut Fjord, (accommodation in a high-comfort tent camp)

Friday 16 September
Tasermiut Glacier visit by boat, soaking in Uunartoq hot springs (accommodation in a waterfront boutique hotel in Alluitsup Paa)

Saturday 17 September
Norse history discovery at the well-preserved Hvalsey Church in Kujataa UNESCO World Heritage Site (accommodation in a four-star hotel in Qaqortoq, the regional capital)

Sunday 18 September
Walking tour of Qaqortoq, lunch & beer tasting at a microbrewery in Narsaq, meeting inuit sheep farmers in the UNESCO World Heritage Site (accommodation in a hotel in Narsarsuaq)

Monday 19 September
Forest walk in the Greenland Arboretum, departure from Narsarsuaq toward Nuuk for the Vestnorden conference.

Name: Sarah Woodall
Email: sw@isg.gl
Phone: +299 544427

A remote place with culture and with a big nature

Date: 14 September
Time: 10:45
Location: Reykjavik Airport

Day: 18 September
Time: 13:50
Location: Kulusuk Airport

 

Min: 6
Max: 10

DKK: 3500
EUR: 470

  • Flight/transport to the region
  • Transfers
  • Fully guided tours
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch and dinner all days

All luggage you need for Vestnorden

  • Hiking boots (note: sneakers are not sufficient)
  • Windproof / waterproof jacket
  • Windproof / waterproof pants
  • Lightweight thermal pants (long underwear) – no cotton!
  • Lightweight thermal shirt – no cotton!
  • Loose fitting hiking pants
  • Lightweight wool sweater
  • Wool socks – plan to use 2 pairs per day
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Backpack (minimum 40L in size)
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses

East Greenland is an isolated area of the country, but ‘remote’ is in the eye of the beholder. As with most places in Greenland, this region is characterized by a special relationship between people and the extreme nature that stands just at the front door. What makes the region stand out, however, is the continued important role which a belief in an unseen spiritual world plays in East Greenlandic culture.

14 September
Arriving in Kulusuk, going by helicopter across the fjord to Tasiilaq,
In Tasiilaq you will be going on a Guided city tour, Visit the local museum, Visit the church with a local choir, storytelling about the greenlandic dogs and see the dogs, have dinner at Hotel Angmagssalik, evening drum dancing in the hotel Lobby.
(Accommodation at Hotel Angmagssalik)

15 September
Hike to the flower valley and waterfall. Dinner at Hotel Angmagssalik.
(Accommodation at Hotel Angmagssalik)

16 September
Walk to the harbour, going on a boat trip with Sermilik Adventures to Naddivii for a walk on the icecap, on a combined Safari amongst icebergs with whalewatching
(Overnight at Tiilerilaar in a house)

17 September
Boat transfer to Kulusuk with Aron and Ulrik. Check in Hotel Kulusuk. Exploring Glacier & ice cave with Pirhuk Greenland Mountain Guides near Kulusuk. Dinner at Hotel Kulusuk. Northern Light Photo tour evening walk.
(Accommodation at Hotel Kulusuk)

18 September
Departure to Nuuk

Experience urban living, in the middle of nature and discover Nuuk’s hidden gems on this 4-day life-changing journey!

Date: 15 September
Time: 10:00 from Copenhagen
Location: Nuuk

Day: 19 September
Time: TBA
Location: Nuuk

Min: 6
Max: 10

DKK: 3500
EUR: 470

  • Flight/transport to the region
  • Transfers
  • Fully guided tours
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch and dinner all days

All luggage you need for Vestnorden

  • Hiking boots (note: sneakers are not sufficient)
  • Wool socks
  • Lightweight thermal pants (long underwear)
  • Lightweight thermal shirt
  • Loose fitting hiking pants
  • Lightweight to medium weight wool sweater
  • Windproof / waterproof jacket
  • Windproof / waterproof pants
  • Hat
  • Buff
  • Gloves
  • Backpack (minimum 40L in size)
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera & battery packs
  • Portable power bank, if desired
  • Small binoculars, if desired
  • Journal, if desired

Are you ready to experience urban living in the middle of nature, in one of the most exciting and fastest developing cities in the Arctic? Welcome to Nuuk, the capital of Greenland!

Nuuk is a city of vitality, surrounded by immense nature and filled with vibrant Greenlanders leading fascinating lives of old traditions, modern twists, and diverse influences. With a unique blend of indigenous traditions and modern traits, this city offers a wide variety of experiences for the soft, immersive and extreme personalities.

Please read the trip headlines here:

Thursday 15 September
Upon arrival at Nuuk Airport, you will be greeted by your local host. The journey begins with an introduction to the local Greenlandic cuisine, served with a story to enrich your taste buds, before you will be sleeping at our 4-star hotel. (accommodation at Hotel Hans Egede)

Friday 16 September
Get ready for a day at sea! Today you will be experiencing our vast beautiful fjord by boat, the perfect setting for whale watching and home to a rich geological history. 100 kilometers within the fjord you will be met by Kapisillit, a functioning settlement hidden close to the Greenlandic Icecape. Lunch will be served with a view to remember, followed up by a guided tour and “kaffemik”.
You will be picking mussels or catching fish for dinner, on our way to Camp Kiattua, a rare experience of luxury in the fjord. You will be served food straight off the fire by a professional chef, and you will be spending the night in extravagant tents.

Saturday 17 September
After a luxurious rest, you will be invited to what the surrounding nature has to offer; a wilderness bath, hiking or maybe try to stand on an ice flake? Following the impression of nature, you will be sailing to one of the most remote restaurants in the World. You will get a local dining experience based on your own catch.
Going back to the city by boat, you will be hunting for Aurora Borealis, and watching Nuuk Skyline by night. You will be spending the night at a brand-new boutique hotel situated in the authentic part of old industrial Nuuk. (accommodation at Hotel Aurora)

Sunday 18 September
After days experiencing the fjord and city from the ground, the time has come to fully take it in from the air, as you will be going on a small private plane for a tour of the Nuuk area.
When you have landed you are invited to join the Two Ravens for a guided hike, and a mountain top lunch that will add some urban vibes, right in the middle of the magnificent nature.
After a short rest, we invite you to a farewell dinner at the top floor of Hotel Hans Egede, an intriguing venue featuring excellent produce of the season delivered by local suppliers.
(accommodation at Hotel Aurora)

This amazing pre-tour is only possible due to our local providers: Greenland Escape, Hotel Hans Egede, Inuk Hostels, Inuk Travel, Arctic Boat Charter, Asimut Tours and Camp, Nomad Greenland, Nuuk Water Taxi, Hotel Aurora, Air Safari, Two Ravens.

Name: Magnus Biilmann Trolle
Email: mbtr@sermersooq.gl
Phone: +299 26 81 31

On this fast paced pre-tour, you’ll experience what it means to be a true Nature Being as you discover the active outdoor adventures that Destination Arctic Circle has to offer, taking you on a journey all the way from the Inland Ice Cap to the Greenlandic coast.

Date: 15 September
Time: 10:00 from Copenhagen
Location: Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut

Day: 19 September
Time: 18:15
Location: Nuuk

Min: 6
Max: 10

DKK: 3500
EUR: 470

  • Flight/transport to the region
  • Transfers
  • Fully guided tours
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch and dinner all days

All luggage you need for Vestnorden

  • Hiking boots (note: sneakers are not sufficient)
  • Windproof / waterproof jacket
  • Windproof / waterproof pants
  • Lightweight thermal pants (long underwear) – no cotton!
  • Lightweight thermal shirt – no cotton!
  • Loose fitting hiking pants
  • Lightweight wool sweater
  • Wool socks – plan to use 2 pairs per day
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Backpack (minimum 40L in size)
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses

Destination Arctic Circle is unique in Greenland because of its large glacier-free area that runs approximately 190 km / 115 mi from the Greenland Ice Sheet westward toward the sea. Thanks to a combination of infrastructure and a dirt road established by Volkswagen and human-powered adventures provided by local operators, it is possible to experience the entire stretch in a single holiday

Kangerlussuaq from Thursday 15 September-17 September
Staying at Hotel: Hotel Kangerlussuaq
Activities provided by Albatross Arctic Circle and Air Zafari

Thursday 15 September
possible flight seeing with Air Zafari while guests checking in, Briefing with Albatross Arctic Circle, departure and overnight stay at Camp Ice Cap

Friday 16 September
Departure from Camp Ice Cap, Back to hotel for shower/relax, flight seeing with Air Zafari, Greenlandic dinner at one of the restaurants, Perhaps evening activity evening adventure, (Accommodation at Hotel Kangerlussuaq)

Departure for Sisimiut, (Activities and accommodation Hotel Sisimiut)

Saturday 17 September
Departure for Sisimiut, city sightseeing
Departure for Erfalik Lodge with POTENTIAL stops on the way:
1. Nipisat (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
2. Stop at the Polar Circle
Arrival at Erfalik Lodge, Afternoon of Adventure, Dinner followed by an evening adventure
(Accommodation Erfalik Lodge)

Sunday 18 September
Departure from Erfalik Lodge with POTENTIAL stops on the way:
1. Stop at Sarfannguit settlement and UNESCO crystal igloo
2. Stop at the abandoned settlement of Assaqutaq
Arrival back in Sisimiut, Dinner at Hotel Sisimiut and evening adventure

Monday 19 September
Trip to dog town and exploration of the Greenland Dog Adventure, Lunch outdoors
Departure to Nuuk

Name: Kira Mogensen
Email: kira@acb.gl
Phone: +299 863500

On this pre tour, the focus will be on attractions that are characteristic in Disko Bay region, where cultural and outdoor adventures will be in focus.

Date: 16 September
Time: 09:00 from Copenhagen
Location: Aasiaat

Day: 19 September
Time: TBA
Location: Nuuk

Min: 6
Max: 10

DKK: 3500
EUR: 470

  • Flight/transport to the region
  • Transfers
  • Fully guided tours
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch and dinner all days

All luggage you need for Vestnorden

  • Hiking boots (note: sneakers are not sufficient)
  • Windproof / waterproof jacket
  • Windproof / waterproof pants
  • Lightweight thermal pants (long
  • underwear) – no cotton!
  • Lightweight thermal shirt – no cotton!
  • Loose fitting hiking pants
  • Lightweight wool sweater
  • Wool socks – plan to use 2 pairs per day
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Backpack (minimum 40L in size)
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses

Transportation from place to place will be on a fast boat where you can be sure that in case of cold weather and precipitation, you will be comfortable no matter what. There is no doubt that you will see lots of icebergs – and gigantic ones at that too!

16 September
From Aasiaat Departure and overnight stay at Camp Qinngua (Qasigiannguit, staying in 2 pax tents)

17 September
Departure to Qasigiannguit, Visit the museum – the reenactment project – A taste of Greenland for lunch
City sightseeing and visit the sled dogs Departure to Qeqertarsuaq, Barbeque for dinner
(accommodation at Hotel Disko Island)

18 September
Guided hiking around Angakkussarfik, Snow crabs for lunch, Hotel Disko Island
2 Activities to choose between
– Kuannit from the sea – Qeqertarsuaq Boat Tours
– Visit the museum
Visit a local spiritual storyteller followed by a Traditional Greenlandic dinner made by the locals, Mini concert at the church
Departure to Aasiaat
(accommodation at Hotel SØMA)

19 September
Visit the museum and a traditional turf, City sightseeing
Departure to Nuuk

Name: Linda Kleist, Destination Manager
Email: destination@diskobay.gl
Phone: +299  293950

The Ilulissat Icefjord is known for the constant flow of massive icebergs from one of the world’s fastest flowing glaciers, breathtaking wildlife, high-quality hotels, and exquisite culinary experiences.

Date: 16 September
Time: 09:00 from Copenhagen
Location: Ilulissat

Day: 19 September
Time: Dep Nuuk 13:55
Location: Vestnorden Nuuk

Min: 6
Max: 10

DKK: 3500
EUR: 470

  • Flight/transport to the region
  • Transfers
  • Fully guided tours
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch and dinner all days

All luggage you need for Vestnorden

  • Hiking boots (note: sneakers are not sufficient)
  • Hiking boots (note: sneakers are not sufficient)
  • Windproof / waterproof jacket
  • Windproof / waterproof pants
  • Lightweight thermal pants (long underwear) – no cotton!
  • Lightweight thermal shirt – no cotton!
  • Loose fitting hiking pants
  • Lightweight wool sweater
  • Wool socks – plan to use 2 pairs per day
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Backpack (minimum 40L in size)
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses

In the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sermeq Kujalleq is a glacier in Ilulissat icefjord that calves 40m ice per day. Sermeq Kujalleq is one of the fastest moving and most active glaciers in the world. It calves approx. 10 pct of all Greenland calf ice. Ilulissat Icefjord and the coast of the Disko Bay can be filled by massive icebergs, creating a unique experience of nature and ice.

Friday 16 September
Arrival to Ilulissat, visiting the Icefjord center, Dinner at hotel Hvide Falk
Free Evening (accommodation at Hotel SØMA)

Saturday 17 September
Flightseeing with Air Zafari, walking the yellow route, Dinner with Greenlandic Vibes and a stunning view over the icefiord on the Rooftop at Hotel Ilulissat
(Accommodation at Hotel Ilulissat)

Sunday 18 September
Sailing amongst the icebergs with Lunch, Kayaking, SUP boards, for the adventures Sauna + Cold tub or visit Museums and handcraft workshop,
Dinner at Hotel Icefiord followed by a Sled Dog visit and meet a musher
(accommodation at Hotel Icefiord)

Monday 19 September
Departure to Nuuk

Name: Asbjørn Bargsteen and Suusaat Matthiassen
Email: Asdb@avannaata.glsuma@avannaata.gl
Phone: +299 387778

Registration is open

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