Discover East Greenland! Hiking and culture.
On this tour you will be able to enjoy the breathtaking arctic landscape at first hand. During the tour you will be staying in Tasiilaq, from where you go hiking and out on a boat tour. From Tasiilaq you have two active hiking days where you enjoy the view from surrounding mountain peaks. You will spend some time to explore this largest town on the east coast of Greenland and visit the local museum. You will head out to sea, sailing along Ammassalik Island with a grand view over Greenland’s highest and steepest mountains! Floating icebergs decorate the ocean’s surface and you visit the deserted winter settlement of Qernertivartivit. In summer you enjoy the bright sunny skies of the arctic and in September the Northern Lights start to make appearances. The June departure of this tour includes the National Holiday - a celebration to remember!
A true adventure in East Greenland!
Note: There is a 15 kg luggage allowance and hand luggage up to 6 kg on the flight to Greenland Included: Guide, food for 5 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 5), flights: Reykjavik - Kulusuk - Reykjavik, boat transfers, accommodation in a comfortable guest house (4 nights) in Tasiilaq
Day 1: Reykjavík – Kulusuk – Tasiilaq Flight to Kulusuk or Kap Dan, "capital" of the island of Kulusuk and arrival at the same time: two hour´s flight and two hours time difference! Here you walk down to the harbour where you sail over to the island of Ammassalik where you settle in for the next 4 nights in a local guesthouse in Tasiilaq. Tasiilaq is the biggest settlement in East Greenland with approx. 1.800 inhabitants. You use the afternoon to explore the town walking around the streets and discover the inuits way of life, a society that still depends on seal hunting. Optional visit of the museum where you can learn how people used to live in Greenland and get aquainted with the inuit traditions.
Day 2: Tasiilaq – Mount Somandsfjeldet-Blomsterdalen You climb the summit of Somandsfjeldet (679m), the mountain that dominates the village. This ascension without trails demands a secure foot but it is worth the challenge. On the opposite side of the village, a cliff falls directly down to the sea. A beautiful view over the nearby archipelago that consists of numerous islets and big icebergs that sometimes reach over 100 meters in height floating southwards. You return to the town passing through the beautiful Valley of Flowers, following the river downstream. It is a relaxing end of your hike that will take you through that green and flowery valley, with butterflies fluttering by. You pass by the colourful cemetry where you find a lot of white wooden crosses without names, your guide explains why. Night at the same accommodation as the night before.
Day 3: Tasiilaq – Prestefjeld hike You walk on a small trail along the fjord which fantastic views to the other side of the fjord to the impressive peak of Polhem´s fjeld. You cross a bridge before you start our climb of the Prestefjeld (Aammagnaaq in Greenlandic). From the summit (641m) you enjoy a splendid view over the surrounding mountains, glaciers, lakes and fjords. You return to Tasiilaq where you can stroll around the town, visiting a local shop with artistic local products. Walking: 5-6 hours
Day 4: Tasiilaq – Qernertivartivit Today you sail on a boat out of the Kong Oscars fjord and head North into the Ammassalik Fjord which is in total 41 km long. You head for a place half way called Qernertivartivit, an abandoned settlement with only five houses that nowadays are used by hunters and fishermen as an overnight facility. This picturesque place is well worth stopping at. You enjoy a picnic and can stroll around to take pictures before you sail back passing icebergs of different shapes and colours.
Day 5: Tasiilaq - Kulusuk - Reykjavík A short walk in the morning before the boat transfer to Kulusuk island and the return flight to Reykjavík。
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- Duration: 5 days
- Information: Departure Dates 30.07 - 03.08.2015 13.08 - 17.08.2015 27.08 - 31.08.2015 05.09 - 09.09.2015 Accommodation: Guest house Meeting point: The domestic airport in Reykjavík Group size: 4 to 14 participants Note: Flights from / to Iceland included
- Food for 5 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 5)
- Flights: Reykjavik - Kulusuk - Reykjavik
- Boat transfers
- Accommodation in a comfortable guest house (4 nights) in Tasiilaq