Colorful Arctic - GRL226

Great way to explore Greenland

Sunrise over the mountains
Photo: Steff Hilty

Sunrise over the mountains

Puppies in Tasiilaq
Photo: Josepha Thomsen

Puppies in Tasiilaq

Greenlandic drum dance
Photo: Einar Finnsson

Greenlandic drum dance

Mountains near Kulusuk
Photo: Einar Finnsson

Mountains near Kulusuk

Kids playing in Kulusuk
Photo: Einar Finnsson

Kids playing in Kulusuk

Greenlandic drum dance
Photo: Einar Finnsson

Greenlandic drum dance

Transportation in Kulusuk
Photo: Einar Finnsson

Transportation in Kulusuk

Drum dancer Anda Kuitsi
Photo: Einar Finnsson

Drum dancer Anda Kuitsi

Glacier in East Greenland
Photo: Einar Finnsson

Glacier in East Greenland

Kulusuk village
Photo: Steff Hilty

Kulusuk village

Flowers in front of Tasiilaq museum
Photo: Mads Pihl

Flowers in front of Tasiilaq museum

Tour type: Self-guided Greenland adventure in guesthouse or hotel accommodation

Difficulty:

EASY

HARD

Price from:  

Adult: 193000

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What's included: Flight from Reykjavik to Kulusuk and back. A guided hike in Kulusuk village. Helicopter transfer to Tasiilaq and back. Accommodation for two nights in hotel in double occupancy, half board optional. Maps and walking itinerary descriptions.

Departures: June to August 2017.

Duration: 3 days

Meeting point: The tour starts and ends at the domestic airport in Reykjavík.

Language: English

You bring: Bring good hiking shoes and warm clothes.

Note: Bring good hiking shoes and warm clothes.

  • Tour Description

    Isolated East Greenland 3 Day Self Guided Tour

    For a large part of the year, the inhabitants of the Ammassalik area are isolated from the outside world. This requires that residents be dependent on some of the more traditional ways of life. With three days in East Greenland, you will get the chance to see more and add more depth to your experience. During your stay you’ll visit both Kulusuk and Tasiilaq, which is the Ammassalik area’s administrative center, and the biggest settlement in East Greenland with a population of around 2000. In Tasiilaq, the local museum (optional) gives a good overview of the area’s history. You will also have the option of embarking on one of the many hiking trails in the town’s surroundings, or you can set sail on a boat tour (optional). By extending your stay in East Greenland you’ll get to know, or at least see, the tip of the iceberg of a culture that is quite unique.

    This is a self guided tour allowing you to enjoy the freedom of travelling on your own while we take care of your hectic travel plans. We arranged transfers and accommodations just for you! Plus, you get a day-to-day itinerary, maps and a detailed road book where we'll even throw in some great tips that only our certified professional guides know!

    Program: Flight from Reykjavík to Kulusuk island, A guided hike in the exciting Village Kulusuk. Helicopter transfer to Tasiilaq, one day of walking to the Sailors mountain or Flower valley. . Explore Tasiilaq town and its interesting museum. Accommodation in Kulusuk and Tasiilaq. Helicopter back to Kulusuk, flight back to Reykjavík.

    Included in tour: Flight from Reykjavik to Kulusuk and back. A guided hike in Kulusuk village. Helicopter transfer to Tasiilaq and back. Accommodation for two nights in hotel in double occupancy, half board optional. Maps and walking itinerary descriptions.

    Departures: June 29th to August 31st every day.

    If you have more questions, please check our FAQs. If you do not find the answer please contact us: booking@greenland.is

    Thanks for your interest in this tour! However, we need to verify flight availability on your selected dates. Please indicate your preferred dates below and we'll contact you with verification within 48 hours.

  • Tour Itinerary

    Day 1 Reykjavik – Kulusuk Village
    Flight to Kulusuk and arrival in Greenland at the same hour: two hours flight and two hours’ time difference! Start your exciting tour by heading to the village of Kulusuk where your guide will show you around to visit among other the charming church, a tiny family run museum while telling you about the everyday life in a hunters village like Kulusuk. Enjoy the rest of the day exploring this mystically rocky island on your own. Accommodation in a hotel, half board optional.

    Day 2 Kulusuk - Charming Tasiilaq and surroundings
    In the morning you will take the helicopter for a beautiful 10 minutes flight to Tasiilaq, the main village of East Greenland. You get a great view of the area and the ice-filled fjords. Explore this charming town with all its colorful houses. Visit the museum and enjoy a peaceful stroll along the harbor with a wonderful view to the other side of the fjord. And/or go on a nice and easy hike into the Valley of Flowers – starting in the center of Tasiilaq. Accommodation in hostel or hotel, half board optional.

    Day 3 Tasiilaq – Kulusuk – Reykjavik
    Enjoy the first part of the day exploring the rest of the largest village of the east coast, Tasiilaq, before boarding the helicopter again to Kulusuk where your flight takes off to Reykjavik.

  • Optional Activities

    SUMMER ACTIVITIES IN THE TASIILAQ AREA

    Sometimes 3 days is not enough. If you wish to extend your stay, there are plenty of things to explore and experience. Here are a few. Contact us to set it up: booking@greenland.is

    KAYAKING 

    Kayaking in Greenland is a perfect way to see icebergs
    Photo: Ella Grødem

    Did you know that kayaking is an Inuit invention? It is! You will see why when you experience the tranquility and closeness to the icebergs when you navigate among the icebergs in the fjord in Tasiilaq. A local guide will teach you the basic paddle techniques and off you go into the Arctic bright night. 

    Available from Tasiilaq in July and August.

    Guided evening paddle (2 hours) 
    Price from: 110 Euros per person

    Contact us to set it up: booking@greenland.is

     

    ICE CAP GLACIER HIKE

    Glacier hike in Greenland
    Photo: Mads Pihl, Visit Greenland

    One thing is seeing icebergs floating in the waters, or a glacier from a boat. Another would be to hike on it, and feel it, and smell it, and hear it. This full day Ice Cap Hike starts with a 1 hour boat ride to the Ice Cap, and then a hike up to the plateu where the view is just amazing. A certified glacier guide will teach you the does and don'ts of walking on the ice and provide the gear neceissary. 

    Available from Kulusuk and Tasiilaq, in July and August.

    Full day (7-8 hours) hike tour 
    Price from: 335 Euros per person

    Contact us to set it up: booking@greenland.is

    ICE CAVE TOUR

    Exploring ice caves in East Greenland
    Photo: Niccoló Segreto

    You could get even closer to the glacier than hiking on it or sailing around it. You can go inside it! There is a beautiful and safe ice cave not far from Kulusuk and Tasiilaq. A short boatride to the glacier, and a short hike on the ice will bring you into the heart of the glacier.  A certified glacier guide will teach you the does and don'ts of walking on the ice and provide the gear neceissary. 

    Available from Kulusuk and Tasiilaq. in July and August.

    5-6 hours
    Price from: 240 Euros per person

    Contact us to set it up: booking@greenland.is

    SØMANDSFJELDET HIKE

    Hike to mt Sømandsfjeldet, above Tasiilaq, East Greenland
    Photo: Mads Pihl, Visit Greenland

    Mt. Sømandsfjeldet (or the Sea-Man's mountain) rises 679 m above the village of Tasiilaq. A hike up the steep hils will be rewarded with a magnificent view over the village and the surrounding little islands in Ammassalik. 

    Available from Tasiilaq, in July and August.

    Guided hike (4-5 hours) 
    Price from: 110 Euros per person

    Contact us to set it up: booking@greenland.is

    WHALE SAFARI

    Whale tail in the Arctic sea in the sunset in Greenland
    Photo: Julie Skotte

    August and September is when the whales come to East Greenland. Minkey whales, humbacks and finwhales are just a few of the species you could spot on an evening tour around Tasiilaq. Seeing these magical creatures offers a new scale of size. 

    Available from Tasiilaq, in August and September.

    2-3 hour evening sailing tour
    Price from: 110 Euros per person

    Contact us to set it up: booking@greenland.is

    EXTRA BOAT TOUR

    You will see Icebergs during your sailing trip in Greenland
    Photo: Ella Grødem

    There are so many places to visit and things to see that there is always another boat tour to join. Knud Rasmussen glacier and the US army base in Ikatek, the hunting village Tiniteqilaq and the ice fjord, or Johan Petersen fjord with its spectacular glacier toungs and marine while life.  

    Available from Tasiilaq, from June to September, depending on ice conditions.

    2-3 hour evening sailing tour
    Price from: 110 Euros per person

    Contact us to set it up: booking@greenland.is

    KULUSUK VILLAGE WALK

    Kulusuk and the nearby glacier, Aputsiajik, by Björgvin Hilmarsson
    Photo: Björgvin Hilmarsson

    All tours start and end in Kulusuk, as this is where the airport is. You could therefore always join our daytour there and get a better inisight into the life in a small village, visit a small folk museum and get to see the traditional way of Inuit storytelling. 

    This tour is run in connection with the flight from Reykjavík so many people just come for the 4 hours. You can see a video from the tour here.

    Available from Kulusuk, from June to September.

    4 hour walking tour
    Price: 105 Euros per person

    Contact us to set it up: booking@greenland.is

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