Ketil Camp

Ketil Camp

Nature

Tasermiut Fjord is well-known for its spectacular beauty. With its sky-high mountains, reflecting themselves in the still waters of the fjord, the inhabitants of the surrounding area has crowned it as a wonder of the Arctic. The nature around Tasermiut will definitely take your breath away and drain you emotionally with its beauty, it is the perfect location for creating and photographing moments lasting a lifetime.

Klosterdalen

Uiluit Qaqqaa also known as Ketil Mountain together with Nalumasortoq and Ulamertorsuaq are a group of three walls of rocky mountains. Beneath those massive mountains, therein lies Klosterdalen (Monastery Valley).

In the old age of Viking era, Nordic settlers came to this place and left us ruins including what once was a Monastery hence the name Monastery Valley.

This particular place is famous for its mountains once formed by the glaciers and for a reason, attracts a lot of trekkers and climbers and simply put this place is a pure miracle formed by the nature itself that you would just stop and applaud the nature for a place like this. I believe these Nordic settlers had the same thought and chose this place.

The Icecap

The last destination of the day will be a branch of the Greenland ice cap. When arriving at the glacier, you will be overwhelmed with its enormous size. But this branch is yet a small part of the Greenland ice cap, that covers 80% of the country. Stand in the blue and white nuanced rays of the soaring glacier, while the arctic winds long to play with your hair. It is a unique and once in a lifetime experience, that will drain you emotionally with its beauty.

Itinerary

Day 1: First destination will be Settlement Tasiusaq. Duration: 60-30 min.
Next stop will be Kuussuaq (Creek) & see the forest. Duration: 1 hour
Last stop of the day is at the foot of Ketil Mountain where our camp is. Greenlandic dinner Will be prepared for the evening. The night will end with entertainment by the bonfire.

Day 2: After breakfast you will have chance to explore & hike around Klostervalley and see the old Norse ruins. In the afternoon you will be picked up by our boat and we will then take you to the ice cap before returning back to Nanortalik.

Tour Information


Duration
: 2 days & 1 night
Difficulty: Easy although expect hikings, so bring some hiking boots and warm clothing.
Boat Type: Closed and heated.
Safety: Our boats are approved by the Danish Maritime Authority for sailing with passengers.
Radio and satellite communications are all covered.
Included: Guide. Boat Transportation from Nanortalik & back. Tents and sleeping bags. Meals.

We recommend you bring a packed meal & water.
Special request can be made against extra charge.


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