After a two hour flight from Reykjavik you arrive to Kulusuk. Shortly after you will go for a 10 minute helicopter flight over the ice-filled fjord to Tasiilaq - the main town in the region with a population of around 2000 - where you spend the night. After you have settled in at your accommodation the next thing on the program is the city walk of Tasiilaq and the flower valley!
The city walk will take us to a workshop where local artists make beautiful and renowned handicraft. Then towards the harbor and visit the museum, which is the old church built in 1903. The museum has many historical treasures, and you can learn about the life and history of East Greenland.
The walk continues along the shore to the hospital and up to the new church. Above the church, you will enjoy a beautiful view over the town. In this area, you will be able to see the oldest houses of the town where the first colony manager Johann Pedersen or the polar explorer Ejnar Mikkelsen lived.
Before heading to the Flower Valley, you can visit the tourist office Skæven where it is possible to buy handicraft of all kinds, maps, etc. As the name of the valley indicates, you will be able to see many different flowers, such as arctic thyme, arctic bluebell, arctic dandelion, the national flower broad-leafed willow herb, and many more.
We continue the small curved path along the river for a few kilometers, until we reach a small waterfall. Here we will spend some time to enjoy the beautiful landscape and peacefulness, before heading back to Tasiilaq.
Note: It is an easy walk through town, but we recommend sturdy shoes for the walk in the Flower Valley. We recommend you to bring some refreshments with you.
After a good nights sleep and breakfast an exiting day of adventure awaits you. In the harbour you will meet the guide for the boat excursion who will take you on a full day adventure (7-8 hours) to either the well-known Knud Rasmussen glacier or the magnificent Sermilik Icefjord - which of the tours you will be joining depends on the weekday you are there, but both excursions are amazing, so no need to worry about that at all.
Same accommodation as the night before.
In the morning you take the helicopter back to Kulusuk from where you board the flight back to Reykjavik!