8 day dogsledding trip in East Greenland
For thousands of years dogs have played a crucial role in hunting communities in East Greenland and they still play an important part for local hunters today.
This dog sledding trip will take you on an amazing journey through the magnificent Ammassalik island. You will explore the island with native mushers and their dogs, driving up and down glaciers and mountains and riding on the icy fjords whilst enjoying the breathtakingly beautiful icy scenery. You will visit a small settlement where you can learn about the way of life in this very remote part of the world. You will go snowshoeing up mountains where you have an exquisite view over the Sermilik with all its icebergs, and also go look for seal with a Inuit hunter. This trip is a unique opportunity to explore the magnificent, raw and icy wilderness in the most authentic way possible.
Kulusuk - Tasiilaq
Tasiilaq - Sermilik Coast - Qaattu
The Sermilik Coast
Sermilik Coast - Tiniteqilaaq
Tiniteqilaaq - Imiilaa Fjord
Imiilaa Fjord - Tasiilaq
Day at leisure in Tasiilaq
Tasiilaq - Kulusuk
Prices and dates
Price per person from:
February 27, 2019 – March 06, 2019 (fully booked)
March 06, 2019 – March 13, 2019 (fully booked)
March 13, 2019 – March 20, 2019 (available)
March 20, 2019 – March 27, 2019 (available)
April 03, 2019 – April 10, 2019 (available)
April 10, 2019 – April 17, 2019 (available)
April 17, 2019 – April 24, 2019 (available)
- return helicopter flight Kulusuk / Tasiilaq incl. airport taxes
- accommodation in guesthouse in Tasiilaq and in huts during the dogsledding trip
- full board from dinner day 1 to dinner day 6 and breakfast on day 7 and 8
- an English speaking guide
- all the activities described in the detailed itinerary (2 persons per sledge)
- snowmobile service for the transfer of the food and the luggage
Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, sleeping bag. Please request equipment list.
Equipment can be rented on the spot. Please request.
Flights to Greenland are not included.
Best way to fly to Kulusuk is via Reykjavík/Iceland.
Return flight from 775 EUR per person can be added to your package.
Day 1 : Kulusuk - Tasiilaq
A helicopter will take you on a scenic ride from Kulusuk to Tasiilaq. In Tasiilaq we will welcome you and take you to your accommodation. You will spend the first night in a well-appointed house in town. After you have settled in, we will go together shopping for food for the trip and then go back to the accommodation to pack all the food and equipment needed for the big adventure. In the evening you will enjoy dinner with the rest of the group. If the night is clear you are highly likely to see the breathtaking northern lights.
Day 2: Tasiilaq - The Sermilik Coast - Qaattu
After breakfast the real adventure begins! You meet the dogs, hop on the sledge and ride off into the wild. With two persons per sledge and a musher you head north. The luggage will be transported by snowmobile to your next accommodation. After a two hour ride through the beautiful landscape you take the first break at a beautiful spot in the middle of the Ammassalik island. There you will have lunch and a hot drink. An hour later you will go up a 500 m high mountain just to go down on the other side where you have a breathtaking view of the Sermilik fjord with all its amazing icebergs. The Qaattu Hut will be your home for the following two nights.
Day 3: The Sermilik Coast
Today will be devoted to the exploration of the surrounding area and mountains. The group will be split in two. One group goes snowshoeing in the mountains where you have a fantastic view over the stunning icefjord. The other group will go with a local hunter to the ice edge and look for seal. After lunch the first group goes with the hunter and the second group goes snowshoeing. The night will be spent in the Qaattu Hut. If the night is clear you are highly likely to see the breathtaking northern lights.
Day 4: The Sermilik Coast - Tiniteqilaaq
Depending on the conditions of the ice in the Sermilik fjord, the guide will choose one of three possible routs, which are all equally stunning. After a 5 hour beautiful dogsledding ride you arrive in Tiniteqilaaq, a small remote settlement of 120 people. You will have the afternoon at leisure and can explore this traditional settlement and learn about the way of life in this remote part of the world. We spend the night in a small hut on a hill behind the settlement, where we have a 360 degree view of the whole fjord and the icecap in all its glory. You might see the breathtaking northern lights on a clear night.
Day 5: Tiniteqilaaq - Imiilaa Fjord
Today will be the hardest day of the trip. You will go up a glacier and now and then you will have to get off the sledge to help the dogs get up the steep hills. But, your hard work will be rewarded with the amazing landscape, the glacier, the mountains and the valleys. Your next stop will be a hut which lies at the Imiilaa Fjord, where the locals go hunting and fishing for seal, halibut, redfish and sea cat.
Day 6: Imiilaa Fjord - Tasiilaq
Today we will go up a 700 m glacier and down hill all the way to Langes. The whole way you can enjoy the beautiful icy landscape of Ammassalik and now and then you get a great view of the icepack and Tasiilaq. When you arrive in Tasiilaq you will be picked up by car and brought to the house. You have the rest of the day at leisure. In the evening dinner will be served for the whole group.
Day 7: Day at leisure in Tasiilaq
You have today at leisure. You could take a walk through town and visit the museum. Or just relax after the adventurous trip and even have a hot stone massage.
Day 8: Tasiilaq - Kulusuk
Today the helicopter takes you back to Kulusuk.
The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, thus we cannot guarantee that you will see them during your trip. However, if you are traveling in Greenland from end of August to end of March, chances are good that you will be able to observe them, but best deep in the winter (from mid November to mid March). If you travel in April it is unlikely to see the Northern Lights as days are already to bright.
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.