Explore one of the most remote places in Greenland on this backcountry ski and sail adventure. 

Join us on an expedition to explore Greenland’s dramatic landscapes as we sail from Sisimuit on the west coast down to Maniitsoq searching for untouched slopes to ski.

Highlights

  • Ski and sail in one of Greenland’s remotest areas.
  • Access, remote, hard to get to ski spots on an expedition sailing boat.

  • Enjoy hikes ashore in the untouched wilderness.

  • Warm and comfortable expedition yacht and just 8 other guests.

Key Information

Departure Location Sisimiut, Greenland
Arrival Location Manitsoq, Greenland
Trip StyleSkiing, Hiking and Exploration
Physical RatingModerate
Maximum Group Size8
AccommodationBunk beds in Shared Cabins
Duration8 Days / 7 Nights
Time of YearSpring
Included
Not Included
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The Voyage & What To Expect

This trip is a true Arctic Expedition to the beautiful west coast of Greenland. We focus on backcountry skiing between the remote fjords, anchoring in a different anchorage each night.

Many of the mountains and ridges have never been skied before and our guides are always looking for nice first descents. There is a diversity of slope grades, and we will plan our routes to fit people of all backcountry touring abilities and interests. Most people use AT (randonnée) or Telemark skis, but snowboards, cross-country skis or snowshoes can be used as well.

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Join a group of like-minded adventurers 

While we usually spend about 6-8 hours in the mountains each day, for those who prefer shorter days, individuals can simply ski down to the anchored boat when they so choose. 

This is not just a “sailing trip”. We will of course cruise under sail whenever conditions allow but the expedition sailboat primarily serves as our movable backcountry hut, the best option to access interesting and exciting destinations and enjoy great activities on land and at sea.

At the end of the day she will await us with meals, warm and comfortable bunks, and friendly conversation.

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The Vessel

A former racing yacht that has been around the world four times. Under its previous name, Antiope, it was commanded a number of times by Sir Robin Knox-Johnson, the founder of Clipper Adventures and the first man to singlehandedly sail around the world non-stop.

Originally built for fifteen crewmembers, she has been thoughtfully outfitted for sailing excursions that comfortably accommodate eight guests and two crew members (ten single berths) with spacious communal areas and a galley.

The boat offers central heating, hot and cold water, two heads (toilets), one shower, and 220V electricity capable of charging batteries and other electronic devices.

Are you wondering if this ski and sail adventure is a good fit for you?

Please get in touch and we will use our expertise to recommend the right voyage for you dependent on your experience and comfort levels.

Dates & Availability

Select a date to start your journey

8th - 15th May 2020

Payment Options

  • Credit card (a surcharge applies of 1.4% for European cards and 2.9% for non-European cards)
  • Payment by bank transfer
  • Monthly instalments to spread the cost of payments

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It is a condition of booking that you have your own travel insurance to cover the activities listed. 

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