Trip Overview

Length:

6-8 days

Difficulty:

4 / 5

Price:

from € 8500

Location:

East Greenland

Dates:

2020 -
March - exact dates to TBA - €8500


What makes this trip special

  • Stunning views of the Greenland Icecap, tidewater glaciers and rugged peaks
  • Ski from Peak to Sea!
  • Small helicopter and small group with max 2 groups per helicopter
  • Lots of different terrain choices to suit all levels of ability
  • Experience traditional East Greenlandic culture

The Tour

Flying into Kulusuk, we will shuttle to the main town of Tasilaq via helicopter and move into our guesthouse accommodation. Once we’ve completed the safety briefings we’ll go for a short evening ski.
The next 6 days we will ski from breakfast until 7:30 pm! Or until our legs give out. We will return each day to the comforts of the Guesthouse and enjoy suppers with a fusion of East Greenlandic delicacies and Italian cuisine. On our final day we head back to Kulusuk in the morning for our flight back to Iceland.

The Place

Heli-skiing in Greenland is mind blowing. The Angmassalik region is the most remote and wildest region in Greenland. Mountains here tower over the ice filled fiord creating a spectacle like nowhere else. We’ll spend 7 days skiing these virgin peaks. Most runs start at around 1200m and finish at the ocean shore. The terrain is absolutely world class and the scenery is nothing short of spectacular.

The Weather

Spring weather in East Greenland is generally dominated by high pressure systems with blue skies, light wind and temperatures ranging from -10C to +3C. Storms and colder temperatures are always possible.

The Skiing

Usually the spring brings higher pressure and settled weather but we could experience anything from dead calm and sunny days to blizzard type weather.

The skiing conditions are normally very good. If we aren’t skiing powder we’re playing with the aspects and hunting down corn snow. The terrain in the area has a lot of variety with lots of different aspects and features, providing protection from wind.

The terrain also offers runs for all types of skiers, there are wide open bowls, big steep faces as well long committing couloirs.

What's Included

  • 12 hours of flight time (its normal to use 2- 2.5 hours of flight time per day)
  • Accommodation in Tasilaq
  • All meals while in Tasilaq
  • Helicopter transfer between Kulusuk to Tasilaq return
  • 1 certified guide per 4 guests, 2 groups per helicopter
  • Air bag, probe, shovel

What's Not Included

  • Accommodation in Reykjavik
  • Flights to and from Kulusuk
  • Flights to and from Reykjavik
  • Alcohol
  • Personal ski equipment
  • Personal Travel and Cancellation Insurance
  • Transfers between domestic and international terminal in Reykjavik.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Tasilaq

We start our journey by meeting at the domestic airport in Rekjavik an hour and a half before our flight to Greenland. We will take a mid morning flight to Kulusuk, Greenland. Upon arrival we will board a helicopter and shuttle to Tasilaq. We will move into our guesthouse, do a helicopter briefing and an avalanche safety training and go skiing in the evening.
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Day 2: Tasilaq

Our first day of heli skiing will find us easing into the area with great runs at our disposal and close to Tasilaq.
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Day 3: Tasilaq

Today we will explore the northern reaches of the mountain range. Flying over Sermilik Fiord and marvelling at the icebergs and tidewater glaciers. Rugged mountain peaks and incredible glacier runs will see us skiing from peak to sea.
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Day 4: Tasilaq

Today we will explore the south-eastern ranges of this area. We will “Island hop” in the helicopter and ski glaciers and couloirs with 360 degrees of ocean views!
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Day 5-6: Karale Glacier 

Weather permitting, we will head North to an area featuring huge terrain, stunning peaks and loads of ski terrain some of which has never been skied. We will have stunning views of Sermilik Fiord, and the Greenland Icecap in the distance.
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Day 7: Tasilaq 

Our last day on skis we will make our way over to some incredible terrain east of the village of Kummiut. An amazing way to finish a fantastic ski trip!
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Day 8: Kulusuk

In the morning we will fly to Kulusuk to catch our flight to Iceland.
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Accommodation

The Red House-Tasilaq, East Greenland

This guesthouse combines cozy communal living with elegant, private accommodation amidst the remote, rugged landscape. Guests will find their twin share rooms clean, simple and elegant. Meals are enjoyed in the communal atmosphere of the Red House, where other adventurers come together to enjoy the oasis of comfort, food and company. Meals are a cultural fusion of East Greenlandic and Italian food. The guesthouse has a small library, dining room, and many East Greenlandic carvings, clothing and relics of the past.

The owner and operator, Robert Peroni is a famous Italian Mountaineer. He came to Greenland and fell in love with the place, the people and the culture. He started The Red House as a tourism venture intended to promote tourism in Greenland, showcase Greenlandic culture and provide jobs for East Greenlanders. To sit down with Robert and listen to his stories is to experience an intimate side of East Greenland, the mountains and the people.

Photo Gallery

Route Map

Greenland Heli Ski Map

Frequently Asked Questions

What sort of weather can we expect?
Greenland is a land of very mixed weather. Usually the spring brings higher pressure and settled weather but be prepared from everything from dead calm and sunny days to blizzard conditions and lots of snow. The average temperature is -5C during April but temperatures can get much lower.
Is there internet and cell service in Tasiilaq?
There is both internet and cell service in Tasiilaq. Both can be quite slow at certain times during the day, but they do have service.
Can I charge my electronics while at the guesthouse?
There is power at the guesthouse.
What is the food like?
Meals are hearty with big portions to look after our high caloric intake needs. Dinners are all big portions and high in protein and carbohydrates. Breakfasts range from eggs to granola, oatmeal and pancakes. Lunches consist of sandwich type meats and cheeses. Suppers are a fusion of East Greenlandic Delicacies and Italian cuisine. The dinners are delicious and hearty.
Do I need to be an expert Skier?
Skiers should be of an advanced standard in order to feel comfortable on this trip. You should be able to ski down black diamond runs comfortably and ski at least 5 runs of 1200m each. You should also have an adventurous spirit and recognize that the weather will influence greatly what we can and can't do.
Is the ski gear and avalanche gear provided?
Yes, air bags, probes and shovels are provided for guests. You must bring your own transciever.
What is the skiing like in Greenland?
Normally the skiing is very good. The conditions can be highly variable and we can be skiing powder, corn snow and everything in between but with a variety of different aspects and terrain to use we can almost always find some great skiing. There is everything from mellow glacier runs to steep couloir skiing.
Is there a high avalanche risk?
Not normally. Being a coastal snowpack with mild temperatures most instabilities settle out quickly.
What language do they speak in Greenland?
Danish is the colonial language spoken by many people in Greenland. East Greenlandic is the official language. English is a common language in the “major” centers but in smaller villages English is rare.

Trip Reviews

The best Heliskiing experience of my life, amazing snow, fantastic terrain. We’ll be back.

Stian Espelid – Beijing China

Thanks, Matt and Angela for an amazing Heli skiing trip to Greenland. Beyond exceptional.

Jan Sanderstrom – Geneva Switzerland

It was so sick, just an awesome experience.

Peter Hill – Verbier Switzerland

Application Form

Once you’ve filled out our online booking form we will contact you within 24 hours. Our follow up email will include the detailed trip notes.

We will also send you a medical form. This helps us make any necessary preparations, it does not exclude you from the trip. To secure the booking we require a 500 Euro deposit for each person. If you’d prefer to contact us directly we can be reached at info@expeditionengineering.com or at +12502662515

We’d be happy to discuss different trip options and help you find the perfect expedition holiday.

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