Trekking Tours in Greenland

- Equipment list for Trekking Tours / Assisted Treks in Greenland

For your own wellbeing and safety we strongly suggest following the advice of our equipment list, this includes having good quality rain-gear, tops and bottoms! Also respect that cotton clothing is not appropriate for any strenuous outdoor activity – this includes jeans and t-shirts. Modern outdoor clothing is by far more comfortable and will greatly improve your experience. 

Boots and Clothing:

  • Sturdy Hiking Boots – preferably waterproof with ankle support. 
  • Long sleeve shirt (thermal underwear) – Wool or synthetic. 
  • T-shirt (thermal underwear) – Wool or synthetic. 
  • Light wool or fleece sweater (2nd layer)
  • Puffy jacket (e.g. Primaloft or down)
  • Trousers – Strong and light material that dries quickly e.g. soft-shell. 
  • Jacket or an Anorak with a good hood – windproof, waterproof and breathable. 
  • Rain trousers – windproof, waterproof and breathable. Please note that full raingear is mandatory on all our tours. 
  • Gloves – Wool or synthetic. 
  • Socks – Wool or synthetic. Two or three pairs. 
  • Warm hat – Wool or synthetic.

Other gear:

  • A waterproof duffel bag for the transport of your overnight gear between huts. Please avoid bringing a suitcase! 
  • Backpack for extra clothes and food during the day. 25 – 40L (1500 – 2500 cu in)  
  • River shoes – Walking sandals or old running shoes with a good grip are a good choice, along with a pair of warm socks or neoprene socks. Open sandals or flip-flops will not do the job. 
  • Walking pole(s)
  • Sleeping bag – A basic sleeping bag with no specific temperature rating is sufficient treks in huts/hostels – for camping tours we recommend a 3 or 4 season sleeping bag.
  • Towel – light weight and packable. 
  • Sunglasses & sun protection.
  • A box/container for your daily lunchs 
  • Water container – water bottle 0,5 – 1L. 
  • Headlamp for reading and getting around the hut/tent. 
  • Change of clothes for wearing in the hut/camp.
  • Personal first aid kit – including blister care. 
  • Prescription medication and other personal health items.
  • Toiletries; Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap etc. 
  • Earplugs 
  • Protection against flies (mosquito's); such at nets, repellants, etc.

Optional gear:

  • Gaiters
  • Neoprene socks – highly recommended for river crossings
  • Pen knife
  • Sun/rain Hat or a Cap. Shorts
  • Thermal mat (for lunch breaks)
  • Camera, spare batteries and a memory card or films
  • Dry-bags for electronics and extra clothing
  • Power bank / Solar Phone Charger
  • Slippers for indoor use
  • Earplugs
  • Aperitif or other heart-warming spirits

Should you have any questions regarding this equipment list or the equipment on our tours feel free to contact [email protected]