Nanu Travel offers guided dogsledtrips, kayaktrips, boattrips and wildlifetrips in Greenland

  • Packlist

    This is a suggested clothing list for your hiking trip. For your comfort and enjoyment it’s important you start out with the right gear. If you have any questions about what to pack or want gear manufacturer recommendations just give us a call us on +299 99 12 80 or email:

  • 1 x boots, make sure your boots fit, support your ankles, and are worn in and comfortable. Forget hiking shoes.
  • 2 prs. x thick socks, loop stitch, wool or synthetic (polypropylene or polyester
  • 2 prs. x light liner socks, synthetic

  • 1 x gloves, light
  • 1x gloves/mitts, warm

  • 1 x sun hat, baseball cap or visor
  • 1 x hat, warm, wool or synthetic
  • 1 x pr. sunglasses
  • 1 x mosquito head net

    Upper Body:
  • 2 x long-sleeve base-layer shirt, light or medium weight, synthetic
  • 1 x T-shirt, synthetic
  • 1 x windproof jacket, hooded
  • 1 x waterproof/breathable jacket
  • 1 x down jacket, one with Pertex outer

    Lower Body:
  • 1 x pants/trousers, quick dry
  • 1 x waterproof/breathable pants/trousers
  • 4 x underwear
  • 2 x long underwear, light or medium weight, synthetic

    With all clothing considerations forget those made of cotton. Once wet it’s heavy, cold and takes forever to dry.

    Sleeping bag:
  • 1 x sleeping bag, one with Pertex outer, 750+ fill power down rated to minus 5ºC, we do rent sleeping bags for a reasonable cost, they must be reserved ahead of time

    Sleeping mat:
  • 1 x sleeping matt, EVA foam mats are easily rolled, compact and are extra durable

  • 1 x minimum 75-litre multi-day backpack

    Water Bottle:
  • 1 x 1 litre water bottle or water bladder with drinking tube

  • 1 x pan set
  • 1 x spoon
  • 1 x mug, plastic
  • 1 x pan scrub pad
  • matches and lighter

  • toilet roll (s)
  • tooth-brush, toothpaste
  • sunscreen, 30 spf
  • lip-salve
  • insect repellent
  • blister care/prevention kit, like Compeed
  • personal medication

    Optional Items:
  • camera, spare batteries
  • pen, paper, journal
  • Swiss Army knife
  • Whistle
  • entertainment: book, playing cards
  • sew kit
  • trowel, for cat holes, lightweight, plastic
  • torch, flashlight, head-lamp, mid-August onwards
  • sleeping bag liner, silk liners give great warmth for weight ratio
  • river crossing sandals
  • bandana


    You might want to bring your own tent otherwise we can rent one to you for a reasonable cost. They must be reserved ahead of time.

    We rent stoves, fuel bottles and sell white gas (naphtha) fuel. Stoves and fuel bottles must be reserved ahead of time.

    Cat Holes
    Cat holes are the accepted method of human waste disposal. Locate your cat holes at least 200 feet (about 70 adult steps) from water, trails and camp. Select an inconspicuous site where other people will be unlikely to walk or camp. With a lightweight plastic trowel, dig a hole 15-20 cm deep and 10-15 cm in diameter. Else heel out a hole. The cat hole should be covered and disguised with natural materials when finished. If camping in the area for more than one night, or if camping with a large group, cat hole sites should be widely dispersed.

    For tampons and sanitary towels to be disposed of properly they should be placed in plastic bags and packed out. Only a very hot, intense fire will destroy them. Do not bury them because they do not decompose readily and animals tend to dig them up.

    Toilet Paper
    Toilet paper must be disposed of properly. Use toilet paper sparingly and use only plain, white, non-perfumed brands. It should either be thoroughly buried in a cat hole or packed out. Popular types of natural toilet paper include stones, vegetation and snow. Obviously, some experimentation is necessary to make this practice work for you.

    Reduce the volume of trash you pack out and save weight by repackaging food into re-sealable plastic bags and liquids into reusable containers.

    Dry bags and Stuff Sacks
    These will help keep your gear dry and well organised.

    Water Filter Systems
    You have no need to bring a water filter system.

    Suggested reading available from Nanu Travel
    A Nature and Wildlife Guide to Greenland – Benny Génsbøl