8 days exploring Disko Bay & East Greenland with stop in Nuuk
While brushing up on your knowledge on Greenland, you have most likely come to realise that Disko Bay and East Greenland are both equally tempting and lure to be explored. Disko Bay, the go-to area to witness those massive floating icebergs and rugged East Greenland with its astonishing ice fjord and steep mountain ranges are both calling for amazing adventures. But where to go and how to decide with both regions being so fascinating?
For those who do not want to settle on just one of these areas, we made this trip. So if that sounds like you, be in touch and soon you will board a journey showing you the best of both worlds.
Arrival to Ilulissat
Free Panorama Hike - Evening Iceberg Sailing
Free day Ilulissat
Flight from Ilulissat to Nuuk
Flight from Nuuk to Kulusuk & transfer to Tasiilaq
Free day Tasiilaq
Boat tour to Sermilik Icefjord & Tiniteqilaaq
Transfer from Tasiilaq to Kulusuk - Departure from Greenland
Prices and dates
Price per person:
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Tuesdays, June 24, 2019 – September 15, 2019 (available)
- 2.5 hour iceberg sightseeing tour by boat
- 3 nights in Ilulissat
- airport transfers in Ilulissat when staying in hotel
- breakfast included when staying in hotel
- flight from Ilulissat to Nuuk
- 1 night in Nuuk
- flight from Nuuk to Kulusuk
- helicopter transfers Kulusuk / Tasiilaq / Kulusuk
- 3 nights in Tasiilaq
- 7.5 hour boat tour to Sermilik Fjord & Tiniteqilaaq
Type of trip:
This pre-arranged adventure is an individual trip, meaning you are discovering Greenland on your own but joining selected guided group activities during your stay. You will receive comprehensive travel information such as where and when to meet for the activities.
Due to flight connections it is necessary to stop over in the capital Nuuk, when trying to reach the East coast from the West of Greenland. Exiting East Greenland is best accomplished flying out via Iceland.
Flights to Greenland are not included.
Fly to Ilulissat via Reykjavík/Iceland or Copenhagen/Denmark.
Return flight from 990 EUR per person can be added to your package.
Day 1: Arrival in Ilulissat
Upon arrival in Ilulissat, you will immediately have the chance, to get a peek at what you came to West Greenland for - the giant massive icebergs. You can use the rest of this day to roam around the area of Ilulissat spotting icebergs along the coast line or exploring the town and live 69° North of the Arctic circle. You will spend the night in Ilulissat.
Day 2: Free Panorama Hike - Evening Iceberg Sailing
Start your free day in Ilulissat with a stroll around the beautiful town of Ilulissat. Explore the church, harbour, museum and cafés. For a free day full of impressive icebergs, our recommendation for you, is to discover the Ilulissat Icefjord with a self-guided hike. A hiking map illustrating the different hiking routes, varying in difficulty, will be provided by us. Right at sundown you will take the boat out to explore the icebergs from close by on the open water. Have your camera ready to capture the artistic sculptures made of ice. Those majestic icebergs have arrived to the Disko Bay from the UNESCO Icefjord Sermeq Kujalleq, which is the most productive glacier of the Northern Hemisphere. Chances are given you might spot a whale. You will spend the night in Ilulissat.
Day 3: Free day Ilulissat
Today the adventure is yours. You have the chance to make this trip your very own and choose from our optional tours, wether you are looking into a sightseeing trip or more active activities. Take a boat tour to the impressive and constantly calving Eqi glacier, visit an old Inuit settlement or try kayaking in Disko Bay among icebergs (have look at our suggestions in the options). You will spend the night in Ilulissat.
Day 4: Flight from Ilulissat to Nuuk
Today you will catch the flight from Ilulissat to Nuuk. This is the start of your conquering from the West to the East coast of Greenland. Nuuk, as the capital of Greenland, provides the best and only direct flight connection to Kulusuk from the West coast. This already gives you a glance at the remoteness of the next stop of your adventure. For now, use this transition to get your very own glimpse at the vibrant Arctic capital Nuuk. Discover the urban Arctic living in the buzzing city centre with locally produced and designed products, or get to know the history of Greenland by wandering around the old harbour and visiting the museums and art galleries. You will spend the night in Nuuk.
Day 5: Flight from Nuuk to Kulusuk & transfer to Tasiilaq
Today you will be flying from Nuuk to Kulusuk. Upon arrival in Kulusuk you can already discover the beauty of diversity in Greenland. Arriving to the East Greenland allows you to deep dive into a different world, which looks nothing alike the West coast in Disko Bay area. Next you will be transferred to Tasiilaq. This short ride will give you the fantastic opportunity to get a first sight at the beautiful and remote location of the small town Tasiilaq. The scenery could not be more opposing to what you have explored so far. You will spend the night in Tasiilaq.
Day 6: Free day Tasiilaq
Today is a free day to venture the area of Tasiilaq in East Greenland. You have time to enjoy the isolation of this area and the beautiful surrounding nature with its spectacular and twisted fjord system. You can use the day to explore the town by yourself, hiking the surrounding mountains or check out our optional tours to customise your trip accordingly to your expectations (see our suggestions in the options). You will spend the night in Tasiilaq.
Day 7: Boat tour to Sermilik Icefjord & Tiniteqilaaq
For this day we have planed an exciting trip through the Sermilik Fjord for you. From a new perspective, you will get the chance to experience an isolated and remote settlement within breathtaking nature and impressive landscape. From the harbour of Tasiilaq we will head north along the Ammassalik Island crossing a fantastic landscape while icebergs in various shapes are floating alongside the boat in the fjord. After around 2 hours, we will reach the small settlement of Tiniteqilaaq which stands for “strait that runs dry at low tide”. This tiny settlement is permanently inhabited by only 110 people. From this location you will have a mesmerising view over the Sermilik Fjord. Use the time to take a stroll around the settlement. While continuing to the Sermilik Fjord, you will enjoy a lunch with a view on the giants icebergs. We continue direction southwards, sailing around Ammassalik Island, before returning to Tasiilaq. You will spend the night in Tasiilaq.
Day 8: Transfer from Tasiilaq to Kulusuk - Departure from Greenland
Today already is the end of your venturing the contrasting East and West coasts of Greenland. After breakfast you will be taken back to Kulusuk airport. Take in the breathtaking landscape for a last time before this trip comes to an end.
All adventure trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Greenland Tours does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realise that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.