-Expedition Greenland 24- South-West Greenland; Narssarsuaq - Nuuk

44,800 NOK

juli 11 - 18. juli 2024

8 days

This week we will play around in the majestic landscapes and deep fjords of Southwest and West Greenland, what they call the Capitol Region. We will hike ashore, fish, climb, and spend some time as well to ingest the atmosphere and do nothing... Some of the small villages we will pass by include Qeqertarsuatsiaat, Paamiut and Arsuk. We must also learn some local culture, language and really get to feel the distinctiveness of the area. Along the way we will visit the deep fjords, sail around the huge icebergs of these waters, and possibly get a glimps of the majestic and vast inland ice! This leg sails to the part of the Greenlandic shore with more settlements, and we end in the capital of Nuuk.

We start this leg from one of the larger setlements in the south; Narssarsuaq. Exploring the fjords around this bit of the south-western Greenlandic coast as we work our way north towards Nuuk.

We will spend quite some time of this week inshore among the fjords, mountains and ilands here. But we will for some longer stretches probably go a little more offshore and sail through some of the nights. Having the wheelhouse filled with the midnight sun on our night watches, as we cover some unique seamiles.

We end this trip in the capitol of Greenland, Nuuk, which is a vibrant arctic city and clearly the cultural and political center of this hugh counry!

From SeilNorge we will be 2-3 skippers and crew, of which all are great sailors, and of which at least one of us has solid experience from similar expeditions.  We will work as guides and polar bear guards when we are ashore in the terrain. Along the way, sailing or on motor, we will include all participants in the sailing. We will generally sail at all times of the day, and everyone onboard will be running watches of 4 hours on and 8 hours off.

It's not just any sailboat we use on this trip, but our 70-feet expedition boat Valiente. She is a very steady and comfortable boat built in steel, made for sailing in arctic waters. The boat is well equipped and has a large outdoor area, a wheelhouse and a 360-degree-view lounge. For pictures and more info about Valiente see link here.

This expedition is like our other adventures, primarily a major exploration, but also a great opportunity to learn a lot about sailing and navigation, and not least the use of a boat as a starting point for explorations and experiences ashore. Are you ready for the summer's expedition from Iceland to Greenland?


We recommend all participants to remain a couple of days extra in Greenland, as there’s a lot to see and do here. We’ll send out tips and info on activities and accommodation to all participants.


The Arctic is a vulnerable area under pressure from people and climate change. In SeilNorge we are committed to taking care of the environment as much as possible and we believe that small boats with few people and little pollution and waste are much less harmful to the environment, climate and local wildlife, than larger boats and cruise ships. We also try to gather garbage at the places we visit, instead of leaving something behind. On Svalbard and Greenland we follow AECO's guidelines for encounters with wildlife, beach cleaning, cultural heritage sites and for arctic operators. More about AECO's guidelines can be read here. https://www.aeco.no/guidelines/

This longer expedition to Greenland is a dream we’ve had for a long time. Last year we had to postpone - this year we set sail for new adventures!
Many have already showed their interest for the different legs so this will be very exciting!

Emil, SeilNorge

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