Glacier and Inuit Village - GRL225

Best of Kulusuk Island in 2 days!

Kulusuk sunset
Photo: Suuluaraq Motzfeld

Kulusuk sunset

Husky puppy
Photo: Josepha Thomsen

Husky puppy

Kristina Boassen doing the Greenlandic drum dance
Photo: Suuluaraq Motzfeld

Kristina Boassen doing the Greenlandic drum dance

Greenlandic kids playing in Kulusuk
Photo: Einar Finnsson

Greenlandic kids playing in Kulusuk

Transportation in Kulusuk
Photo: Einar Finnsson

Transportation in Kulusuk

Kulusuk Church
Photo: Einar Finnsson

Kulusuk Church

Mountains near Kulusuk
Photo: Einar Finnsson

Mountains near Kulusuk

Anda Kuitsi doing the drum dance
Photo: Einar Finnsson

Anda Kuitsi doing the drum dance

The drum dancer Anda Kuitsi
Photo: Einar Finnsson

The drum dancer Anda Kuitsi

Icebergs near Kulusuk
Photo: Josepha Thomsen

Icebergs near Kulusuk

Local guide Jóhanna and Krisina Boassen explaining the drum dance
Photo: Josepha Thomsen

Local guide Jóhanna and Krisina Boassen explaining the drum dance

Greenlandic husky looking like a polar bear
Photo: Josepha Thomsen

Greenlandic husky looking like a polar bear

Kulusuk village
Photo: Steff Hilty

Kulusuk village

Kulusuk village and Apusiaajik Glacier
Photo: Steff Hilty

Kulusuk village and Apusiaajik Glacier

Kulusuk village in the sunset
Photo: Suuluaraq Motzfeld

Kulusuk village in the sunset

Talented Kristina Boassen doing the Greenlandic drum dance
Photo: Josepha Thomsen

Talented Kristina Boassen doing the Greenlandic drum dance

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

Difficulty:

EASY

HARD

Price from:  

Adult: 146000

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What's included: Included in tour: Flight to/from Reykjavik and Kulusuk. Guided village walk. One night in hotel (half board is optional). Maps and walking itinerary descriptions.

Departures: July 1st to September 1st: Every day.

Duration: 2 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.

  • Tour Description

    If you want a true otherworldly Greenlandic experience, the ideal place to fulfill your fantasies is Kulusuk in East Greenland. The peace and quiet, coupled with the beautifully unique nature and traditional attractions will take your breath away. 

    This two-day tour includes a guided village walk where you get an insight in the Inuit way of life in th small village of Kulusuk - and if we are lucky we will experience a drum dancing performance from one of the locals in the village. We will visit the beautiful church that is built of material from a shipwreck in the early 20th century and a tiny charming museum (optional) based on one woman’s passion to collect everything. For other optional activities, see below.
    After spending the night in this fascinating place you will have the chance to enjoy a beautiful morning hike before getting on your flight back to Iceland.

    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 arrange 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!

    Included in tour: Flight from Reykjavik to Kulusuk and back. Guided village walk. One night in hotel (half board is optional). Maps and walking itinerary descriptions.

    Departures: July 1st to September 1st 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
    Start the day with a flight to Kulusuk and arrive in Greenland at the same hour as you leave Iceland: two hours flight and two hours’ time difference! The first truly Greenlandic experience awaits you: Upon arrival in Kulusuk, your guide will welcome you at the airport and the hotel will pick up your luggage. Your guide will introduce you to the area as you walk together towards Kulusuk village. On the way, you will visit the colorful and characteristic graveyard, and from viewpoints, we will see stunning icebergs and mountain peaks. Arriving at the village, we will visit the tiny privately owned museum that provides insights of the Inuit life. As we walk through town, we often get to greet the locals, and if we are lucky, we will get to see a demonstration of the traditional Greenlandic drum dance. Before we head to the hotel (boat tour optional), we will visit the beautiful Kulusuk Church.

    Accommodation in hotel (half board optional).

    Day 2 Kulusuk – Reykjavik
    Today, you have some time to go exploring this mystically rocky island on your own before your flight takes off to Reykjavik. Get a closer look at the village, buy some souvenirs that can remind you of this Greenland experience or go for a short hike in the beautiful surroundings of Kulusuk.

    Optional activity: We can add a boattrip, a scenic drive to WW2 remains or even a helicopterride, an unforgettable tour over the spectacular icefjords and the impressive glaciers in the area or even to the Greenland Ice Cap. Experiencing the vast backcountry of Greenland really puts things into perspective! 

  • Optional Activities

    SUMMER ACTIVITIES IN THE TASIILAQ AREA

    Sometimes 2 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 whenyou 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 technique 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 Phil, 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 Phil, 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

For availability and more information about this tour please contact us.