Day 1: Reykjavík - Kulusuk - Tasiilaq
The tour starts at Reykjavík airport where one of our guides will meet you for a short briefing. You will then board the plane for the 2 hour flight to Kulusuk. From Kulusuk you take the helicopter over to Tasiilaq on Ammassalik island where you will be met by our local partner who will take you to your accommodation. Free evening in Tasiilaq.
Night in guest house.
Day 2: Tasiilaq - The Sermilik Coast
Today we’re head out so get ready for the big adventure! Your will be picked up at the guest house and taken to the outskirts of Tasiilaq where our dog team is waiting. The guide will show you the basics of dog sledding, and how to behave with the dogs. With 2 persons per sledge, we will then head, north over King Oscars fjord and up to the big lake Qordlortoq between the granite mountain ranges. There we have short break before continuing to a place called the coffee shop. This is not really a shop though, but a gathering of a few huts in the middle of the Ammassalik island, where everyone travelling on dogsled or snowmobile usually takes a break, to drink a coffee or have a snack. Turning west in the direction of the Sermilik fjord, we head on through the snow-covered landscape and up to an altitude of 500m. From this altitude we have a spectacular view over the Sermilik Ice fjord. Our dogs then take us downhill through a beautiful riverbed to the small cabins that will serve as our base for the next two nights. Sitting on the edge of the Ice fjord we will have view over the fjord and the ice.
Night in a cabin. Sleeping bag accommodation.
Dog sledging: 6 hours total
Day 3: The Sermilik Coast
Today will be devoted to the exploration of the surrounding area and peaks. We will venture out up on a close by peak (in snowshoes), in an attempt to get a superb view of the Sermilik Ice fjord and the great Greenland Icecap across the fjord on the horizon. How far and high we will be able to go depends on the snow conditions but none the less this day is certain to be an adventure!
Night at the same cabin.
Snow shoeing: 4-6 hours
Day 4: The Sermilik Coast - Tiniteqilaaq
After a hearty breakfast we pack up our sledges and head up along the coast towards the north and to the small settlement of Tiniteqilaaq (approx 125 hab.). Here we have time to visit the village and get some insight in to the Inuit way of life in these harsh arctic conditions. We will spend the night in sleeping bag accommodation at a house in the settlement with basic facilities (shower is in the local service house).
Dog sledging: 4 hours
Day 5: Tiniteqilaaq - Pitserpaajik
Today we start our way back south. We go over the straight that separates Tiniteqilaaq and Ammassalik Island and turn slightly east into a valley that is a riverbed. The ride down this riverbed is one of the most beautiful on the island. On both sides we are surrounded by peaks and glaciers as we speed over the snowfields. Our route takes us over a fjord and all the way down to Pitserpaajik peninsula where a hut awaits us.
Night in a hut or in tents which can actually be warmer. The hut is used for preparing meals and eating).
Dog sledging: 6 hours
Day 6: Pitserpaajik - Tasiilaq
From the Pitserpaajik peninsula we head west in the direction of the lakes. Our way then takes us over the snow straight through Ammassalik Island until we come back to the town of Tasiilaq. After leaving the sledges and saying goodbye to the dog teams you will be taken back to your accommodation. Night in guest house.
Dog sledging: 6 hours
Day 7: Tasiilaq
Free day to explore the town of Tasiilaq or go for an optional tour on snowshoes to the valley of Flowers. The town of Tasiilaq is the administrative center of East Greenland. It has an interesting museum and some shops. Above the town lies the valley of Flowers in its winter coat offering an opportunity to enjoy a snow hike in the arctic environment up to a view point over the town.
Night in guest house.
Day 8: Tasiilaq - Kulusuk - Reykjavik
After saying farewell to all we have a helicopter transfer to Kulusuk, where we get on our flight back to Reykjavík where the tour ends at the airport.
NB. It is likely that you will see northern lights during your stay, but we can of course not guarantee it as it depends on the aurora activity and the cloud cover in the area.