Ride a husky-powered sleighTunu, Greenland
Climb aboard an Inuit sled and let the huskies do the work on a paw-powered expedition across East Greenland’s desolate hinterland with Pirhuk Greenland Expedition Specialists. The Tunu region, meaning 'land at the back,' lives up to its reputation as an area of extreme isolation. There are thousands of kilometres of pristine terrain to explore, against a backdrop of dramatic fjords and glacier-encrusted mountains.
Put your woollies on, give your four-legged friends the command and set off across the frozen sea. Explore glaciers, cut through powder-white plains and discover remote settlements. Spend your evenings curled up by the heater – yes, there’s one in your tent – and enjoy a front-row view of the northern lights.
- Watching the aurora borealis (northern lights) shimmering in the night sky
- Riding a dog sled, just as the locals have done for hundreds of years
- Learning about the beautiful but fierce huskies
- The intense, penetrating cold
- The dogs are there to work, so you won’t be able to pat and cuddle them
Eight-day trips with Pirhuk Greenland Expedition Specialists cost about US$4,300 and include flights from Reykjavik, Iceland to Kulusuk Island.
Your cold-weather endurance (and the quality of your clothing) will be tested by the extreme temperatures here.
You’ll be camping out in the ice and snow, but with the right equipment (your tent, snowsuits and heater are all provided) the experience is far less daunting than it sounds.