13 - 19 Jul 2024
Explore the origins of the life on this adventurous Xpedition in the Nuuk Fjords and Isua Belt in Greenland.
Become immersed in the wild arctic landscape as you view some of the oldest sedimentary and volcanic rocks preserved on the planet.
Spend time with world renowned Geologist Prof Allen Nutman, gaining insights into his discoveries and understanding of earliest life on earth.
12 People Max.
13 - 19 Jul 2024
Prof Allen Nutman
Prof Allen Nutman, from the University of Wollongong, has made fundamental discoveries concerning the evolution of early earth and his techniques have reshaped our understanding of Greenland geology.
He has been awarded one of the Australian Academy of Science top career honours, the Mawson Medal and Lecture for his outstanding contribution to earth science in Australia. He continues research collaborations with other geologists and has been focusing on some of the oldest rocks on Earth.
- Explore the Nuuk Fjords & ancient rocks of Isua Belt with Prof Allen Nutman
- Private discovery cruise to Ameralik fjord and Akia
- Discover volcanic and sedimentary rocks that are the oldest on Earth
- Travel by zodiac deep into the Nuuk Fjord to our wilderness camp
- Full day helicopter Xpedition to the remote Isua Belt, explored by scientists for infield research
- Explore Greenland’s Icecap
- 3 nights glamping under the midnight sun at Kiattua Camp
- Hike some of the oldest mountains in the world
Full day helicopter Xpedition to the remote Isua Belt, explored by scientists for infield research.
The Booking Details
& 13 - 19 Jul 2024
A 7 day Xpedition to Greenland with Xpert Prof Allen Nutman.
Per Person, Twin Share
+ $7,995 AUD
Per Person, Single
- All accommodation, meals & activities as per itinerary
- Full Day Helicopter Xpedition to the Isua Greenstone Belt
- Drinks included with meals
- BQX Tour Manager & Tour Xpert
What's Not Included
- International flights from Australia
- Travel Insurance
- Items of a personal nature (such as phone, laundry, room service, minibar, taxis etc)
Meet your fellow Xpeditioners and BQX team at the Nuuk hotel for our welcome dinner this evening.
Today we take our own private discovery cruise down the Ameralik Fjord and visit Akilia. Along the Ameralik Fjord, we will see where the world’s oldest rocks were first discovered and learn how they were recognised. At Akilia, we will see the oldest sedimentary and volcanic rocks preserved on the planet – they are approaching 3900 million years old. This evening, dinner is at your own leisure.
Our day begins with a zodiac ride to a faraway inlet, where our camp is located on the untouched shores of Greenland. On the way we will search for humpback whales, seals and soaring eagles along the coastline. Surrounded by some of the oldest mountains in the world, this is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the wild arctic landscapes for the next few days. You will see ancient black rock, green hinterlands, and icebergs gliding along the fjords.
Today our adventure begins with a helicopter flight to the Isua Greenstone Belt. We spend a full day hiking the rugged volcanic terrain and rock outcrops with Prof Nutman on his fieldwork and see multiple collections of diverse rocks, intermixed over billions of years. This includes hiking out onto the inland ice. Return by helicopter to camp for dinner.
This is a day to relax and enjoy the outdoors. You can choose to kayak around the icebergs or take in the many hikes crossing over and through mountains from the dawn of time.
Today we leave our camp by zodiac and stop enroute for our farewell lunch at a remote restaurant Qooqqut Nuan, originally built as a sheep breeding station. This evening is at leisure.
After breakfast the tour finishes at the hotel.