North Safari Travel offers a 4 day expedition in MOPA Expedition powerboats. On this expedition we will explore the deep fjords of Western Greenland. It's a real expedition adventure in the world's' last frontier .
We pack the boats with all necessary equipment and we camp by the coast or sleep in the boats depending on the weather and wind. On the trip we will bring fishing equipment, and fish for cod, catfish, arctic char and halibut. The MOPA Expedition tour is very similar to our fishing expedition tour, but on this tour we are more focused on exploring the fjord and wildlife, than fishing.
This tour is a real wildlife adventure in the world's last frontier, where the participant actively participates in sailing the legendary MOPA Expedition power boat. If you are inexperienced in sailing powerboats, it is no problem, your guide will support you all the way.
We end the wildlife adventure by driving ATVs to the Ice Cap where we will visit the magnificent Russel Glacier and Ice Cap.
It is important that the participants are in good physical shape and willing to participate actively in driving ATV, sailing MOPA Expedition powerboat and carrying own backpacks on the mountain if needed. The weather in June, July and Aug. can offer sun and rain, the temperature is between 20° C and -5 ° C.
We welcome you to an arctic adventure you never forget. A expedition where you will live in close symbiosis with nature. Only a few places in the world, you will find this exclusive form of expedition where it's only you and your guide in the arctic wilderness.
- Full accommodation in tent/boat.
- All meals in camp and boat.
- ATV transport.
- MOPA Expedition sailing incl. safety equipment.
- 1: 3 guided tour.
- Your life's adventure.
- Flight ticket Copenhagen-Kangerlussuaq.
- Stay in hotel before departure.
Price: 1.900 EUR
- Arrival to Kangerlussuaq.
- Your guide receives you at the Kangerlussuaq International airport.
- Change of clothes at North Safari storage.
- ATV drive to harbor and launching the boats.
- Sailing and exploring the east of the fjord.
- Camp by the Robinson River.
- Exploring the fjord West from Robinson River.
- Camp by the Paradise Valley or in the boats.
- Overnight stay in camp.
- Returning to Kangerlussuaq harbour.
- Visit the Russel Glacier on ATV
- Return to Kangerlussuaq airport.
- End of program.
- Departure from Kangerlussuaq.
Necessary equipment participants should bring:
- Practical clothes
- Multiple layers (it can be from +20 to -5 degrees Celsius).
- Waterproof breathable clothing in Gore Tex or light rainwear.
- Trekking boots.
- Big backpack.
- Sleeping bag (minimum comfort temp. - 15c).
- Personal drink bottle.
Possible other costs:
- Accommodation in Kangerlussuaq before and after the program.
- Air ticket to Kangerlussuaq/Greenland.
We use 2 or 3 MOPA Expedition powerboats equipped with 50HK Honda outboard motor. The boats is in compliance with the Maritime Authority's conditions for sailing with passengers.
Game/fish we catch and Freeze-dried meals.
Only the guide brings and uses hunting weapons and they are used only for the game we eat. There will be fishing equipment for all in the boat and camp.
Polar bear encounter:
Our area is not a traditional polar bear habitat. Normally we do not see polar bears, but the resent years polar bears have been seen in our area, therefore the camp/boat is equipped with strong caliber rifles in case of polar bear attack.
Kangerlussuaq has an "inland" climate with warm summers and cold winters. Kangerlussuaq is located above the polar circle and has an arctic climate. Summer nights are bright.
In June, July and August the weather can be unpredictable, but normally the weather is sunny and pleasant. Be prepared for temperatures from + 20 to -5 ° C.
Mosquitoes can occur.
Your guide is a registered professional hunter and has a certificate of proficiency in yachting, VHF radio certificate, first aid course and sea kayak course. Your guide speaks and understands the Nordic languages (Danish, Norwegian and Swedish) as well as English. It is a prerequisite that participants speak at least one of the Nordic languages or English.
Flight to Kangerlussuaq/Greenland:
Kangerlussuaq International airport have direct flights from Copenhagen/Denmark.
Tickets are booked on www.airgreenland.com.
30 % deposit is to be paid upon booking and the 70% balance is to be paid before arrival.
North Safari Travel email invoice to the client.
Participation is only valid when full payment has been received.
Passport and visa:
Are not required for Nordic and EU nationals, but we recommend that you bring your passport with you. Non-EU citizens, please contact your local Danish Embassy or your travel agent.
Danish Kroner. There is no bank in Kangerlussuaq. Credit cards are accepted in the Post Office, supermarket and at the airport.
Insurance and safety:
All trips are equipped with satellite phone, GPS, VHF radio and first aid kit. During sailing on the fjord life jacket will be available to all participants. Guides are trained in first aid.
IMPORTANT: Participants are required to obtain insurance covering cancellation, illness, accidents and home transport.
The animal life:
Kangerlussuaq has a large muskox and caribou population often to be seen in our area. Polar fox, polar hare, ptarmigan, sea eagle, Peregrine Falcon is common in our area often be seen.
Small video from summer 2020
Danish National television broadcast with North Safari Travel