Summary

Go for the ultimate wildlife experience of being eye to eye with musk oxen while kayaking. Our camp deep in the wilderness offer great nature sceneries and we aim for both thrilling wildlife encounters as peaceful moments in the pristine Arctic surroundings.

Duration

4 days

Difficulty

Hard

Price

595 €

Description

Our camp at Musk Ox Lake offers the very unique thing; to kayak on a lake far away from any roads which can only be reached by hiking. During two paddle days, we will look for opportunities to get close to the musk oxen. There will be plenty of exitement for both the experienced and the inexperienced kayaker.

In this area the musk ox rules, and it is rarely visited by man. The wildlife has perfect conditions with dry South facing slopes, a windy highland plateau for hot days and wet fertile meadows in close vicinity. In the beautiful landscape we hike to nearby hilltops to get better views of the Ice Cap, the wildlife and nearby river delta.

During our kayak journeys on the lake, we go for the amazing experience of getting very close to the musk oxen in a kayak! The musk oxen often do not see the kayaker as a threat and we might get as close as 10 meters from the animals without them fleeing. A thrill of a 
lifetime!

We always eat the locally hunted meat from musk ox, caribou and snow hare - usually we also supply with whatever herbs or mushrooms we can harvest in nature.

Maximum 8 participants.

Minimum age 16 years.

Itinerary

Day 1: We drive to Tasersuatsiaq (Lake Ferguson). From here we hike with light bag to our tent site, where tents, sleeping bag and cooking gear is ready at our camp deep in the wilderness at the musk ox lake. We have very good chances of seeing musk oxen already on the first day, which goes through some beatiful and varied landscape. The hike can be a bit challenging for some at times, but we are packed light and take it easy on our hike to camp. 14 km trekking (370 vertical meters).

Day 2: The lake we tent by is in the middle of  the wilderness and one of the favorite spots of the musk ox. We paddle on the lake and hope to get really that thrilling experience of a lifetime close to these special mammals. In a bay of the lake we go ashore for a short hike to a great view point. 12-20 km kayaking, 4 km trekking.

Day 3: We start paddling and hope for more thrilling encounters with the wildlife. At the other end of the lake we land and go for the grand view to the Ice Cap and the immense wilderness with rivers, valleys and the grand Greenlandic Ice Cap as well as the beautiful Kiinnarissut mountains. After the hike we go for more special moments with the prehistoric looking musk oxen. 12 km kayaking, 6 km trekking.

Day 4: We enjoy a nice morning in the idyllic surroundings. Then we pack the camp down and head back to civilization again. On the way we take time to look at some meat caches and other remains from the Inuit culture, who had their hunting grounds in the same areas we pass through. From the dirt road at Tasersuatsiaq we go by car back to Kangerlussuaq. 13 km trekking.

Total distance kayaking: 24-32 km. (15-20 miles)

Total distance trekking: 37 km. (23 miles)

Price

595 €

Dates

Book

Included

Local transfer.

All meals from lunch day 1 to lunch day 4.

English and Danish speaking tour guide.

Kayak.

Spray skirt.

PFD.

Tent.

Cooking gear.

Plates and cutlery.

Sleeping bag.

Sleeping pad.

Satellite phone brought by tour guide.

Not included

Airplane tickets to and from Kangerlussuaq.

Personal clothing.

Trekking shoes or boots.

Toiletries including tooth paste, soap, lotion, suntan lotion and towel.

Mosquito net.

Four ½ liter bottles.