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East Greenland in Winter

Hosted Tour-Airfare from Reykjavik

5 Days/ 4 Nights


Explore “Tunu” – the backside of the country, which is the Greenlanders name for the East Coast of Greenland. Because of their geographical location, the village of Kulusuk and the town of Tasiilaq are and have always been relatively isolated. East Greenland is the perfect destination if you want to experience traditional Greenlandic culture and the original drum dance. The deserted location has left its mark in the special East Greenlandic dialect and the original culture has not been affected by the western influence to the same degree as in other parts of Greenland. Actually it is only a little more than a 100 years ago, since the first Europeans “discovered” this area!. Old traditions are still very much alive in East Greenland; during the winter, hunting trips with dog sledges (several weeks in duration) are still common and many families choose to live in isolated areas so as to maximize their hunting opportunities of seals, polar bears etc. During spring it is possible to cross Ammasalik island on dog sledge. The trip terminates at the small isolated settlement of Tinitegilaaq at the mouth of the Sermilik Icefiord where icebergs float by all year around. The village has around 125 inhabitants
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Package Includes:

Round trip economy class airfare Reykjavik-Greenland on Air Iceland
3 nights at a guesthouse with shared facilities
1 night in a local hut with shared facilities
Self cooked breakfast daily
2 packed and 1 self cooked lunch
3 self cooked dinners and 1 dinner with local family
Dog sledge excursion to Tiniteqilaaq
All transfers in Greenland
Hotel taxes and service charges


Day 1 Reykjavik-Tasiilaq
Enjoy your Air Iceland flight from Reykjavik domestic airport to Kulusuk. Further on by Air Greenland helicopter to Tasiilaq. Upon arrival you will be met and taken to your guesthouse. You will have have an information meeting about the area and tour. This evening you will enjoy a self cooked dinner. Overnight at the guesthouse.

Day 2 Tasiilaq
After your self cooked breakfast transfer to the outskirts of Tasiilaq to enjoy a Dog sledge ride to Tinitegilaaq. Duration approx. 6-8 hours. Packed lunch will be enjoyed en route. Afternoon at leisure in the small village. Dinner with local family.Overnight in a local hut.

Day 3 Tasiilaq
Self cooked breakfast. Return to Tasillaq by dog sledge over the glaciers and snowfields of Ammassalik Island. Arrival in Tasiilaq in the late afternoon. Self cooked dinner. Overnight in Guesthouse.

Day 4 Tasiilaq
Self cooked breakfast. Free day to take one of the optional tours on offer. Self cooked lunch and dinner. Overnight at the guesthouse.

Day 5 Tasiilaq-Reykjavik
Self cooked breakfast. Transfer to heliport for helicopter flight to Kulusuk. Early afternoon flight from Kulusuk to Reykjavik Domestic Airport. Hotel night in Reykjavik can be added if needed.

Additional nights available

Pre and/or post tour nights in Reykjavik available

We recommend you dress in several warm layers and bring a flashlight, thermos, mug and meal kit.

Optional excursions: Must be prebooked:

Ice Fishing Tour: From the middle of December when the ice begins to cover the fjords in Ammassalik is when ice fishing begins. It is a great fishing area for halibut and every year this area attracts many local hunters. Join a local fisherman for an Ice fishing trip where you get to know the old hunting skills of East Greenland, and hopefully get lucky with the first catch of the year in these ice filled waters.

Snow Hike Tour: During winter the Flower Valley is covered with snow, and this gives you the perfect opportunity to try a real snow hike in the outskirts of Tasiilaq. Walk though the snow and after approx 1 hour reach the frozen lake. A cup of coffee or tea will be served before you turn around and go back towards the town. Snow shoes is included in the price.

Snow Mobile Excursion: 6 hour tour-2 people on 1 snowmobile:Full day excursion on snow mobile around the Ammasalik area. Weather conditions will affect the final route, but you will cross the islands mountains and enjoy the amazing view of the ice filled sea. At one of these viewpoints a small barbecue grill will be set up, and a nice homemade lunch will be prepared before returning to Tasiilaq.


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