Greenland Crossing

Polar skier on the Greenland Crossing
Camp set up on the Greenland Crossing
The town of Tasiilaq on Ammassalik Island in Greenland

To ski unsupported across Greenland is an adventure of the highest degree. A spectacular and rewarding journey that is also ideal training for Antarctic and Arctic travel.

We all owe it to ourselves to express our true spirit of adventure, now you can achieve it on this amazing journey!

First completed by the celebrated Arctic adventurer Fridtjof Nansen in 1888, this expedition is still a major achievement, albeit with the luxury of modern equipment and transport to the start of the journey.

We traverse this 539km/335 mile trek over 30 days and build the entire trip into a 36 day expedition. It is ideal training for Antarctic and Arctic travel. We include the latest communications equipment in our kit and have reliable aircraft support as backup but the nature of this expedition demands strong team cohesion and commitment.

If you have a good level of fitness and are a team player then we welcome you to apply for a place on the expedition team.

  • Traverse the world’s largest island
  • Experience the true wilderness of Greenland
  • Develop endurance and skills for longer polar odysseys

Climbing Ability

Climbing Ability







36 days





Meet in Reykjavik, Iceland


Equipment checks and preparation

Fly Reykjavik to Kulusuk, Greenland, and transfer to Tasiilaq

Preparations in Tasiilaq


Helicopter flight Tasiilaq to ice cap at approximately 1,000m/3,300ft, begin traverse

DAY 6 - 32

Crossing days

DAY 33
Descend ice cap and transport to Kangerslusuaq
DAY 34 - 35

Weather/contingency days

DAY 36
Depart Kangerslusuaq for flight to Reykjavik or home
Greenland Map

Departures and Pricing

Note: Dates are subject to change due to many factors out of our control
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22 Apr - 27 May 2024 €20,000 EUR $ Book Now

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An essential ingredient for participants is physical fortitude for working hard in a cold weather environment hence each member must be strong and healthy. Team members will haul sleds weighing (initially) around 75kg/165lb of both personal and group equipment, and provisions. By the end of the expedition, your sled should get down to a weight of around 50kg/110lb.

Technical Experience

Team members will require previous backcountry skiing experience and the ability to work well within a team environment. Team members must be conversant in winter camping skills which includes putting up tents and camping in the snow and cooking with lightweight mountain stoves. Team members must have a full awareness of their personal parameters in extreme environments such as their food intake and hydration needs, thermo-regulation and avoidance of cold-weather-injury.

Skiing Experience

Team members must have previous polar travel experience or have completed a polar travel course.

Polar skiers descending from the Greenland Icecap
Why Adventure Consultants?

Adventure Consultants is renowned for the quality of its service and strategy applied to high altitude expedition climbing and polar travel. Our reputation is attributed to meticulous planning and experienced logistics coordination. We have a philosophy of investing in every expedition to offer our climbers the best possible chance of success.

We employ strong and specialised Expedition leaders and support staff, who are some of the most pre-eminent in the industry. We pride ourselves on operating with small teams, the best back-up and support available. This includes nutritious and ample quantities of food, comfortable base camp facilities, reliable communications systems and the necessary medical back up.

Many of our expedition members come to us because they have seen us in action on a previous trip and decide to opt for our level of service and proven experience. Others return because they know we do our very best to make expeditions safe and successful.

Tents up and brew on, on the Greenland Crossing
  • Adventure Consultants polar guides
  • All expedition organisational requirements
  • All permits for the expedition
  • Two nights hotel accommodation in Tasiilaq (twin share)
  • Expedition food and equipment
  • Flights from Reykjavik to Kulusuk
  • Helicopter charter from Tasiilaq to Hahn Glacier
  • Tents, stoves, sleds & harness
Visit Tasiilaq at the start of the Greenland Crossing expedition

The Arctic landscapes are truly beautiful.

Where the Greenland Icecap begins

The edge of the Greenland Icecap.

The expedition gets underway with a helicopter drop off onto the Greenland polar plateau

The expedition commences with a helicopter flight from Tasiilaq to the ice cap at 1,000m/3,300ft, to begin the traverse.

Camp on the Greenland Crossing with protective ice walls for the wind

Camp on the Greenland Crossing with protective ice walls for the wind.

DYE-2 radar station encountered halfway across the Greenland icecap

Approaching the DYE-2 radar station encountered halfway across the icecap

Sled hauling over the emty white expense on the Greenland Crossing

The crossing involves hauling sleds across the ice loaded with all of your food and equipment.

Rest stop during the day on the Greenland Crossing

Rest stops are taken as part of a sled hauling routine during the day, to eat and rehydrate.

Amazing light from camps on the 22 to 30 day Greenland Crossing Expedition

Experience the amazing evening light in the Arctic.

Our Team
Einar Torfi Finnson
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Polar Guide
Arnaud De Laveleye
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Polar Guide
Kelly McLaren
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Expedition Liaison
Cosy in the sleeping bag after a day of sled hauling

"The food was consistently outstanding! The only problem was maybe that we had too much! I had a fantastic trip"

Dominic Warland, Australia
The ever-changing horizon on the Greenland polar plateau

"Adventure Consultants are very professional yet still friendly and helpful"

Will Power, Australia
Perfecting the art of polar camping on the Greenland Crossing

"Adventure Consultants has a unique story associated with legendary NZ climbers and it was nice to be a small part of that story"

Richard Young, New Zealand
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