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Great East

5 days visiting the highlights of East Greenland

from 1,450.00 €

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Great East

5 days visiting the highlights of East Greenland

from 1,450.00 €

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Great East

5 days visiting the highlights of East Greenland

from 1,450.00 €
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On this adventure you will explore with our local guide the highlights of one of the most remote areas of Greenland. Upon arrival in Kulusuk, you will be taken to beautiful Tasiilaq across the fjord. Tasiilaq, the largest town of East Greenland, will show you insights of its Inuit culture. We explore the colourful town, visit the local museum and hike into the nearby flower valley. By boat we will discover impressive fjords around Ammassalik Island, surrounded by steep and high mountains emerging from the ice-filled sea. We will visit the remote Knud Rasmussen Glacier, explore a remote hunting settlement and cross the Sermilik Fjord covered by giant icebergs to reach far-away Tiniteqilaaq.

Rough summary

Day 1:

Transfer by boat or helicopter from Kulusuk to Tasiilaq.

Day 2:

Boat tour to Ikateq & Knud Rasmussen glacier.

Day 3:

City walk in Tasiilaq & hike to the flower valley.

Day 4:

Boat tour to Sermilik Icefjord & Tiniteqilaaq.

Day 5:

Transfer back to Kulusuk. End of the trip in Kulusuk.

Prices and dates

Price per person:

1,450.00 Euro

Dates:

June 28th, 2017 – July 02th, 2017 (available)
July 02th, 2017 – July 05th, 2017 (available)
July 05th, 2017 – July 09th, 2017 (available)
July 12th, 2017 – July 16th, 2017 (available)
July 15th, 2017 – July 19th, 2017 (available)
July 19th, 2017 – July 23th, 2017 (available)
July 23th, 2017 – July 27th, 2017 (available)
July 26th, 2017 – July 30th, 2017 (available)
August 02th, 2017 – August 06th, 2017 (available)
August 06th, 2017 – August 10th, 2017 (available)
August 09th, 2017 – August 13th, 2017 (available)
August 13th, 2017 – August 17th, 2017 (available)
August 16th, 2017 – August 20th, 2017 (available)
August 23th, 2017 – August 27th, 2017 (available)
August 30th, 2017 – September 03th, 2017 (available)
September 06th, 2017 – September 10th, 2017 (available)
September 13th, 2017 – September 17th, 2017 (available)
September 20th, 2017 – September 24th, 2017 (available)
September 27th, 2017 – October 01th, 2017 (available)

Further details

Price includes:

  • Boat or helicopter transfers Kulusuk / Tasiilaq / Kulusuk
  • 4 nights in Tasiilaq in guesthouse (double room)
  • full board from dinner day 1 to breakfast day 5 (incl. a barbecue)
  • boat tour to Ikateq & Knud Rasmussen (7-8 hours)
  • City walk & hike to the flower valley ( 4-5 hours)
  • boat tour to Sermilik Fjord & Tiniteqilaaq (7-8 hours)

Min/max participants:

2/10

Minimum age:

14

Bring along:

Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing.

Flight connections

Flights to Greenland are not included.
Best way to fly to Kulusuk is via Reykjavík/Iceland.
Return flight from 795 EUR per person can be added to your package.

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Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Kulusuk - Tasiilaq - Welcome Barbecue

Today you arrive in Kulusuk in East Greenland. At the airport, you will be picked up and taken to colorful Tasiilaq, the biggest town in East Greenland. For the next four nights you will be staying at a local guesthouse. We will hold a short meeting on how your trip is organised the following days and have our first dinner together as a group. If the weather gods are with us our chef will prepare a welcome BBQ on the terrace. We spend our first night in Tasiilaq.

Day 2: Boat tour to Ikateq & Knud Rasmussen Glacier (7-8 hours)

We leave in the morning from the harbour and sail into the impressive Ammassalik fjord. After about an hour of sailing, the fjords are getting more narrow and the surrounding mountain peaks even more breathtaking. Shortly after we will stop in Ikateq, an old American military base, also known as "Bluie East Two" during war times. The airbase was operational from 1942 to 1947 and was placed in this strategic spot to facilitate transatlantic air traffic, navigation, search-and-rescue operations as well as weather forecast. When the airport was moved to Kulusuk the US army left considerable fuel drums, vehicles and buildings behind. The rusted relics of the past offer an interesting and disputed contrast to the beautiful wilderness surrounding Ikateq. Our journey continues towards Fjord Sermiligaaq. Sermiligaq in Greenlandic means "beautiful glacier". And this is exactly where we are heading. At the end of the fjord the two majestic glaciers Karale and Knud Rasmussen calve into the sea. With our safe boats we will try to get as close as save to Knud Rasmussen Glacier. Here we will also go ashore and enjoy our lunch break with a mesmerizing view. We spend 1-2 hours in the area before heading back to Tasiilaq.

Day 3: City walk in Tasiilaq & hike to the flower valley (4-5 hours)

We start with a city walk of Tasiilaq. We will first have a look to the Skunk, the workshop where local artists manufacture the most beautiful and renowned handicraft. We continue with a visit of the museum located in the old church built in 1903, where you could learn about the live and history of East Greenland. We walk then up to the new church from where we will have a beautiful view over the whole town. From up there you can see the oldest houses of the town. We will head further to the beautiful Flower Valley. On the way, we could see as the name indicates, many different flowers, such as arctic thyme, arctic bluebell, arctic dandelion, the national flower broad-leafed willow herb, and many others. We will continue the small curved path along the river, until we will reach a small waterfall. Here we will stop for a while and enjoy the beautiful landscape and quietness, before heading back to Tasiilaq. Night in Tasiilaq.

Day 4: Tiniteqilaaq - Sermilik Fjord (7-8 hours)

We start in the harbor of Tasiilaq and sail north along the Ammassalik Island trough a breathtaking landscape, passing floating ice that looks like sculptures. After 1–2 hours, we will arrive in a small settlement called Tiniteqilaaq (which means in Greenlandic “the strait that runs dry at low tide”). The settlement has a spectacular view on the Sermilik Fjord (in Greenlandic “Icefjord”) with colossal icebergs and on the horizon the Greenland ice sheet touches the sky. Roughly 110 people live permanently in Tiniteqilaaq. You will have the possibility for a stroll around the settlement by your own. Afterwards we will continue to Sermilik Fjord and enjoy our lunch with a view on the gigantic icebergs. We will continue our journey in the Sermilik Fjord southwards and sail around the Ammassalik Island passing more icebergs and return to Tasiilaq. Night in Tasiilaq.

Day 5: Tasiilaq - Kulusuk

After breakfast, we will be transferred back to Kulusuk. End of the trip in Kulusuk.

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