Icefjord Midnight Marathon

01 June 2024

Ice Camp (SOLD OUT for 2024)

Legendary explorers have crossed the Greenland Ice Sheet, and you can follow in their footsteps. Spending a night in a tent and taking a hike across the vast ice is the perfect top-off to your Greenlandic adventure.

Please note that our Ice Camp pre-tour only comes in combination with our 6-day tour package for Icefjord Midnight Marathon.
28-30 May | 3 days | 600 EUR
  • Day 1 - 28 May: Copenhagen - Kangerlussuaq - Ice Camp

    We will meet at Copenhagen airport where a 4.5 hour flight will bring us to Kangerlussuaq. We arrive in Kangerlussuaq in the early afternoon. Upon arrival, we will depart for the Ice Camp. With all-terrain vehicles, we will drive about an hour toward our destination: Point 660 on the edge of the ice cap. Here, we will have an important briefing on safety and the coming activities. 

    Following our experienced guide, we will then venture onto the Greenland Ice Sheet, following in the footsteps of legendary explorers. We will hike a few kilometers to our destination, where our first priority is setting up camp. After our accommodations are in order, it is time to relax with a warm beverage and enjoy the total silence that the ice sheet imposes. 

    Dinner will be wholesome, simple, and warm, consisting of freeze-dried food that is easy to carry on such an expedition. In an environment where no other food sources are availabe, this humble meal will feel like even more of a gift. 

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner

  • Day 2 - 29 May: Ice Camp - Kangerlussuaq

    Following a night spent snuggled in our warm sleeping bags and an energy-packed breakfast, we will head out on our hike. We will proceed with care over seemingly eternal fields of ice, following our guide and always being careful of any potential ice fissures. Throughout the duration of this expedition, we will maintain a safe distance from danger and plot a route across secure terrain. Crampons and trekking poles will provide each guest with extra stability. Ropes will not be used. 

    Please note: As a participant on this trip, we expect you are willing to pull a sled with your own/group equipment from the ice edge to the camp. This effort is considered by the majority of participants to be a fairly easy and natural task to perform, but be aware it is expected. 

    Depending on weather conditions, we will either enjoy our packed lunch whilst hiking or back at base camp. As our adventure concludes, we will break camp, pack up our goods and leave only our footprints behind. 

    We will then drive back to Kangerlussuaq to check into the Polar Lodge, where we will stay for the evening. Dinner will be at Roklubben. 

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

  • Day 3 - 30 May: Kangerlussuaq - Ilulissat

    Today we will make our way from Kangerlussuaq to Ilulissat, our final destination. 

    Meals: Breakfast.

  • Price Information

    Shared double room: 600 EUR
    Single room (at Polar Lodge) supplement: +100 EUR

    NB. This is a shared camping expedition. If you are a solo traveler you will be paired in a tent with a person of your own gender. 

  • Inclusions
    • 1 night accommodation at the Ice Camp 
    • 1 night accommodation in Kangerlussuaq 
    • Meals as stated in the itinerary 
    • Transportation to/from Point 660
    • Guided Ice Cap hike 
    • Safety gear (crampons and trekking poles)
    • Camping gear incl. a warm sleeping bag
  • Exclusions
    • Personal Expenses 
    • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary 
    • Beverages 
    • Travel and health insurance 
    • Anything else not mentioned in "Inclusions"
  • What to Bring
    • Practical clothing incl. a warm jacket
    • Hiking boots
    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglasses