Scoresbysund is the ultimate Arctic kayak destination. Here you’ll discover the world’s largest and longest fjord system, gigantic icebergs, towering mountains rising straight from the sea, alpine glaciers, and the vast ice sheet that covers most of Greenland. The paddling is magical as you thread through floating ice sculptures – blue, white, turquoise, and transparent. In addition to the astonishing scenery, you may see muskoxen, Arctic foxes, narwhal, seals, and polar bears. Birders will add to their life lists – perhaps auks or a barnacle goose.

The trip also offers a fascinating introduction to the local Greenlandic Inuit people and culture. The village of Scoresbysund (now called Ittoqqortoormiit) – our jumping-off point – is the most northerly community on the east coast of Greenland. This kayaking location is so remote and difficult to access that it is a rarely-paddled route. The expedition is a unique wilderness adventure that only a few paddlers will ever experience.

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Details for this trip are being finalized, check back for more information in October 2022!

Whats Included



  • 5:1 ratio


  • 12 nights of camping
  • 2 nights hotel in Ittoqqortoomiit Guesthouse

Trail Meals

  • all meals and snacks from Day 1 dinner to Day 14 lunch
  • local dinner on the last night

Kayaking Equipment

  • tandem sea kayaks with rudders, paddles, spray decks, etc. (solo kayaks may be rented for an extra fee, subject to availability)
  • PFDs (you may bring your own)

Camping Equipment

  • tents: free-standing expedition dome tents – 2 per tent
  • ‘kitchen’ – tarp, fire box, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc
  • dry bags and containers for food and group equipment

Safety Equipment

  • first aid, safety, kayak rescue gear, and repair kits
  • emergency communications equipment (satellite phone)


  • flights between Reykjavik and Ittoqqortoormiit – Day 1 and Day 15
  • motor boat transfers between Ittoqqortoormiit and the kayaking expedition – Days 2 and 14
  • transportation of guides, group gear, food, etc. to Ittoqqortoormiit