Ski & Sail Västfjorden, Greenland
On this nine-day trip, a small group sails the fjords on the west coast of Greenland, one of the last Arctic wildernesses. Sail in the fjords between icebergs, huge glaciers, polar bears, whales and numerous birds. You will find no ski areas or lifts, but very varied alpine terrain with various challenging routes.
Touring from a sailing yacht
From Nuuk we sail through the surrounding fjords – the best way to explore this area. It is cozy and warm on board. The skipper knows the most beautiful places and can also cook a delicious meal. Discover this beautiful area with Epique.
Why this trip?
- Ski to the sea
- Two guides for group of 9 skiers and boarders
- Meals prepared with local products and the catch of the day
- Kayaking or SUP-ping after a tour or on a bad weather day
Sail between the icebergs and huge glaciers
The rugged terrain of West Greenland is breathtakingly beautiful. Mountains rising from the North Atlantic to the iceberg-filled ocean. Greenland offers extraordinary terrain in a spectacular setting. Compared to other mountain ranges such as the Alps, the mountains are not high, but due to the northern location and the humid climate, there is a lot of snow and ice. This makes it ideal terrain for ski touring; there is always a comfortable way up and down. In addition, there are also plenty of challenging descents for lovers of couloirs.
Five days of touring the fjords
Day 1 – Travel to Greenland
We fly via Reykjavik to Nuuk. We board the Aurora directly and meet the skipper and crew. We set sail immediately and in the evening the program for the coming days is discussed.
Day 2 to 7 – 6 days ski touring & splitboarding
We will spend 6 full days exploring the fjords and mountains around Nuuk. This playground for skiers and snowboarders offers many possibilities and something for everyone. Beautiful landscape tours for novice and intermediate skiers and boarders. For the advanced and the experts there are many steep descents and couloirs where you will be challenged both conditionally and technically. With two guides we can split into two groups so that everyone has a great experience at their own level.
Day 8 and 9 – Return journey
On this last day we say goodbye to skipper and crew and we fly back to Reykjavik. Here we spend the night in a hotel in the center and finish with dinner and a drink. Sunday morning we fly back to Amsterdam. In the afternoon we are back in the Netherlands.
Adventurous skiers and boarders with sea legs
This adventure is for skiers and snowboarders who like to visit new countries and areas to practice their favorite winter sport. Discovering a different culture and nature, meeting new people and making new friends. Not only the tours or the descents, but the combination of all elements makes this kind of travel special and different from all others – perhaps the most beautiful of your life.
Ski to the Sea
All tours in Greenland start and end at the beach. The climbs are between 500 and 1,500 meters, after which a nice descent follows. We make one long or two short trips per day. The terrain is very varied; wide, narrow, flat and steep. We ski or snowboard in large walls, through narrow couloirs and on glaciers. Snow conditions range from hard snow, buttery spring snow to deep powder snow. The guides always try to find the best snow and slopes for you.
Included in this trip:
- 6 days sailing/tour program
- 2 guides for a group of up to 11 people
- 6 nights on the Aurora with full board
- 1 night in Reykjavik
- All transfer between the airport (Reykjavik/Nuuk)
- Use of sea kayaks or sup boards in the fjords
- Trees for All contribution to offset CO2 emissions
- Contribution SGR Fund & Calamity Fund
We ensure that you appear perfectly prepared at the start. You will receive a training plan from us to get fit and an extensive material guide for the right gear. We make sure that you can carpool and if you want we can book your flight tickets.
epic training plan
If you start training on time, you will benefit from this in the snow. Once you have booked, you will receive the Epique Training Plan from us. Through a number of self-tests you can easily choose the schedule that suits you best.
Material guide and packing list
Well before the start of your trip you will receive an equipment guide in which the most important details of all the ski, snowboard or mountain bike equipment are covered. You will also receive a packing list that contains exactly what you need for your trip.
Meet & greet
Well before departure we organize a Meet & Greet at our office in Utrecht. Here we discuss the journey and most important details with you again. We answer all your questions and you can already meet your travel companions.
Are you going on an adventure with us? We are happy to let you experience the beauty of the mountains, the feeling of the perfect turn and the thrill of surfing weightless on the snow.Contact us