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    Walking Wild Greenland

    This holiday was fascinating because we got an incite, albeit small, into the lives of the local Inuit community as they went about their daily lives. We watched… tearful parents hugging their children at the airport as they went off for a month's school trip to Denmark. We stroked the husky dogs who were lazing away the summer before their duties of sled pulling resume in the winter. We watched in the hotel at Kulusuk as a local family celebrated the christening and naming of a baby. And, as the holiday slogan promised, we walked wild Greenland. Our daily walks, which enabled us to see the rugged mountainous landscape from close quarters, were in places challenging because of the steepness of some of the paths but so invigorating. The breathtaking views were worth struggling up the mountain paths. To see the mist hanging low over the water with the occasional iceberg peaks showing through was amazing. The northern lights were also active on three of the nights we were in Tasiilaq and so we were thrilled to get such awe inspiring photographs to send home. I particularly enjoyed the helicopter transfer and the fabulous photo opportunities that afforded. There are no trees to be seen, but if you look down you will see an abundance of small flowers, fungus, lichen and edible berries none of which are higher than a couple of centimetres.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Seeing the Northern lights in Tasiilaq.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Oskar was superb in every respect. He was knowledgeable and the epitome of calm. When there was a problem at Kusuluk airport which meant we could not fly there from Reykjavik as planned, Oskar very quickly organised a back up plan which involved a wonderful two + hour walk over a rugged Icelandic landscape. Although disappointed not to get to Greenland, we felt the day and time had not been entirely wasted and I got a superb picture of the setting sun enflaming an Icelandic mountainside.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Make sure your walking shoes are thoroughly worn in. Take a second pair of trusted walking boots in case your first pair give blisters. Pack a pair of good quality Nordic walking poles and rain proof outer clothes. To my surprise there were lots of irritating mosquitos at the time of my trip so take insect repellant and/or a tight buff you can wear over your mouth.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The food in the hotels was superb Thank you Exodus for organising this lovely holiday.

  • 10

    Walking wild Greenland

    An excellent trip which was so well organized, thoughtfully planned and full of unexpected landscapes.…

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The Northern lights that shrouded our hotel after a fantastic day walking in inspirational mountain landscapes in Greenland and Iceland.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    An amazing group leader who looked after all of us so well. His knowledge, understanding and flexibility was totally awesome. We all felt so inspired, challenged and safe in a rugged, raw and vast landscape.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    A make sure you have walking poles, warm layers and also T-shirts as the weather conditions change rapidly in a very short space of time.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Thank you for such an inspirational and wonderful holiday - so unique, exceptionally well planned and also very different to any thing else I have experienced. A fantastic group of people were also part of the overall experience.

  • 10

    A Wonderous Place

    I did not know what to expect of Greenland (nor Iceland), other than it might feel wintery. Actually, the weather was wonderful – crisp and sunny, sometimes windy… and moody, which only enhanced the exquisite photo opportunities. There is nothing not to like; raw and dramatic scenery, and the usual high organisation that one expects from Exodus. I would highly recommend the trip, if you love the outdoors, leisurely yet rewarding walking, in an other-worldly place. The only thing missing was much land based wildlife, but harsh winters keep animals at bay, and this only serves to remind one how extreme the winter climate must be.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The view having walked up to a 500m high ridge, to see a sparkling blue sea far below, dotted with iceburgs and immersed in swirling white cloud. It made the effort so very very rewarding.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    We were very lucky and spoiled to have Oskar run our trip. He is an experienced, savvy, kind and quick thinking organiser. He imparted much local knowledge, which helped us to understand the inhospitable place we were visiting and a glimpse of the harsh life of those living there.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Follow the kit list. Walking boots plus a lighter pair of day shoes/trainers helped sore feet, when walking was less technical. Expect weather extremes, so have layers for warm and cold times - it changes quickly. A small thermos flask might be nice if you decide to wait for a while and watch the world go by!! Get to grips with the panorama mode on your camera - you'll be using it lots! Credit cards are taken everywhere, but a bit of local currency is useful.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Perhaps stay a little longer in Reykjavik if you haven’t been there before and visit some of the geological wonders close to the city; its different volcanic make-up is a wonderful contrast to the ice carved granite of Greenland. Finally, two hours soaking in the Blue Lagoon thermal resort, before flying out, was a wonderful end to the trip and very do-able with direct bus links from city there and then on to the airport. Just go on the trip!

  • 10

    Walking wild Greenland

    An excellent trip which was so well organized, thoughtfully planned and full of unexpected landscapes.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The Northern lights that shrouded our hotel after a fantastic day walking in inspirational mountain landscapes in Greenland and Iceland.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    An amazing group leader who looked after all of us so well. His knowledge, understanding and flexibility was totally awesome. We all felt so inspired, challenged and safe in a rugged, raw and vast landscape.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    A make sure you have walking poles, warm layers and also T-shirts as the weather conditions change rapidly in a very short space of time.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Thank you for such an inspirational and wonderful holiday - so unique, exceptionally well planned and also very different to any thing else I have experienced. A fantastic group of people were also part of the overall experience.

  • 10

    A Wonderous Place

    I did not know what to expect of Greenland (nor Iceland), other than it might feel wintery. Actually, the weather was wonderful – crisp and sunny, sometimes windy and moody, which only enhanced the exquisite photo opportunities. There is nothing not to like; raw and dramatic scenery, and the usual high organisation that one expects from Exodus. I would highly recommend the trip, if you love the outdoors, leisurely yet rewarding walking, in an other-worldly place. The only thing missing was much land based wildlife, but harsh winters keep animals at bay, and this only serves to remind one how extreme the winter climate must be.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The view having walked up to a 500m high ridge, to see a sparkling blue sea far below, dotted with iceburgs and immersed in swirling white cloud. It made the effort so very very rewarding.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    We were very lucky and spoiled to have Oskar run our trip. He is an experienced, savvy, kind and quick thinking organiser. He imparted much local knowledge, which helped us to understand the inhospitable place we were visiting and a glimpse of the harsh life of those living there.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Follow the kit list. Walking boots plus a lighter pair of day shoes/trainers helped sore feet, when walking was less technical. Expect weather extremes, so have layers for warm and cold times - it changes quickly. A small thermos flask might be nice if you decide to wait for a while and watch the world go by!! Get to grips with the panorama mode on your camera - you'll be using it lots! Credit cards are taken everywhere, but a bit of local currency is useful.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Perhaps stay a little longer in Reykjavik if you haven’t been there before and visit some of the geological wonders close to the city; its different volcanic make-up is a wonderful contrast to the ice carved granite of Greenland. Finally, two hours soaking in the Blue Lagoon thermal resort, before flying out, was a wonderful end to the trip and very do-able with direct bus links from city there and then on to the airport. Just go on the trip!

  • 10

    Walking Wild Greenland

    This holiday was fascinating because we got an incite, albeit small, into the lives of the local Inuit community as they went about their daily lives. We watched tearful parents hugging their children at the airport as they went off for a month's school trip to Denmark. We stroked the husky dogs who were lazing away the summer before their duties of sled pulling resume in the winter. We watched in the hotel at Kulusuk as a local family celebrated the christening and naming of a baby. And, as the holiday slogan promised, we walked wild Greenland. Our daily walks, which enabled us to see the rugged mountainous landscape from close quarters, were in places challenging because of the steepness of some of the paths but so invigorating. The breathtaking views were worth struggling up the mountain paths. To see the mist hanging low over the water with the occasional iceberg peaks showing through was amazing. The northern lights were also active on three of the nights we were in Tasiilaq and so we were thrilled to get such awe inspiring photographs to send home. I particularly enjoyed the helicopter transfer and the fabulous photo opportunities that afforded. There are no trees to be seen, but if you look down you will see an abundance of small flowers, fungus, lichen and edible berries none of which are higher than a couple of centimetres.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Seeing the Northern lights in Tasiilaq.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Oskar was superb in every respect. He was knowledgeable and the epitome of calm. When there was a problem at Kusuluk airport which meant we could not fly there from Reykjavik as planned, Oskar very quickly organised a back up plan which involved a wonderful two + hour walk over a rugged Icelandic landscape. Although disappointed not to get to Greenland, we felt the day and time had not been entirely wasted and I got a superb picture of the setting sun enflaming an Icelandic mountainside.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Make sure your walking shoes are thoroughly worn in. Take a second pair of trusted walking boots in case your first pair give blisters. Pack a pair of good quality Nordic walking poles and rain proof outer clothes. To my surprise there were lots of irritating mosquitos at the time of my trip so take insect repellant and/or a tight buff you can wear over your mouth.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The food in the hotels was superb Thank you Exodus for organising this lovely holiday.

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