Mountaineering

Mountains await as a succession of adventures – both large and small fells that will match your particular skills and equipment.

Warning: Sheer rock faces ahead

In Greenland there are rich opportunities to take on the challenge of mountains and fells where no-one else has planted their flag. A small fjord with a chain of fells can provide both a technical and physical challenge. Alpine areas are found in South and East Greenland, and there are huge expanses of space.

Among the recommended climbing routes are the kilometre-high vertical faces in the Tasermiut fjord. Climbers from all over the world head for this area – and with good reason. The unbroken vertical faces are among the most difficult in the world and many peaks remain unconquered.

Other challenging faces are Fox Jaw in Ammassalik, Skjoldungen and Staunings Alper.

If you like mountaineering, the entire country is at your feet. The fells may not be the highest, but they’re everywhere. The trick is to find the places that are easily accessible and to find fells with a degree of difficulty that matches your abilities.
Greenland offers a natural paradise with world-class drinking water and clear conditions that suit every need.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Prolonged periods of climbing or mountaineering require special permission and special insurance. The same applies if you wish to cross the Ice Sheet.
  • Greenland’s highest mountain is Gunnbjørn Fjeld. It’s 3,700 m high and is a nunatak that peeks above the Ice Sheet in Northeast Greenland. Gunnbjørn Fjeld was climbed for the first time in 1935-36 by a Danish-British expedition.
  • Ketilfjeld in the Tasermiut fjord is more than 2,000 metres high and has 1,400 unbroken metres, which makes it ideal for climbing.
  • The tourist office in Nanortalik has many years’ experience in expedition support and safety in climbing areas.