10 days hiking in East Greenland
The Ammassalik region is one of the most isolated inhabited region on the planet. Mountains, icebergs, huge glaciers and rivers form the beautiful landscape we will explore. We will stay at a mountain hut at the incredible Sermilik ice fjord and enjoy the view of the spectacular icebergs in the sea. We will visit three isolated villages with colourful houses, friendly people and howling sled dogs and spend the nights in the middle of the settlements. This is an unforgettable tour for those who want an insight into life in this remote part of the world, who enjoy relatively easy hikes in beautiful nature and prefer inside accommodation.
Arrival in Kulusuk. Night in Kulusuk.
Hiking on Kulusuk Island. Night in Kulusuk.
Boat transfer to Kuummiut. Night in Kuummiut.
Hiking in Tuno fjord. Night in Kuumiut.
Mt. Kuummiut. Night in Kuummiut.
From Kuummiut to Tiniteqilaaq. Night at Camp Qatoo.
Hiking at the Sermilik Fjord. Night at Camp Qatoo.
Hiking the Sermilik Path to Tasiilaq. Night in Tasiilaq.
Day at leisure in Tasiilaq. Night in Tasiilaq.
Boat transfer back to Kulusuk.
Prices and dates
Price per person:
July 04, 2019 – July 13, 2019 (available)
July 18, 2019 – July 27, 2019 (available)
August 01, 2019 – August 10, 2019 (available)
August 15, 2019 – August 24, 2019 (available)
August 28, 2019 – September 06, 2019 (available)
- English speaking guide
- full board from lunch day 1 to lunch day 10
- boat transfers
- 9 nights in hostel
- 2 nights in hut
Walking per day: 5-7 hours
Total distance: 70 kilometres (44 miles)
Altitude: 0–1000 meters (165 - 3600 feet)
Maximum ascent: 500 meters (1600 feet)
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.
Day 1: Kulusuk
We will spend the day in the small settlement of Kulusuk which is situated at the rocky coast of Kulusuk Island. The sea in full of stunning icebergs. We will explore the colourful settlement and the beautiful surroundings. Night at a hostel in Kulusuk.
Day 2: Kulusuk Island
Today we will hike on Kulusuk island and enjoy the amazing scenery. We will see remains of a wall used to hunt reindeer centuries ago and also visit the coast where Nordic settlers set their mark on the land. The view from the coast is beautiful and from the most western tip of the island we can see all the way out to the Atlantic. On our way back to town we will pass the lakes in the heart of the island. Night at a hostel in Kulusuk.
Walking: 6-7 hours
Day 3: Kulusuk - Kuummiut
We sail from Kulusuk into the great Ammassalik Fjord to the small settlement of Kuummiut. Kuummiut is situated at the end of a peninsula and offers a spectacular view. We will stay at a house in the village.
Day 4: Tuno Fjord
Our hike to Illitsiartik in the fjord of Tuno will be relatively easy, but we will have to ford a river or two on the way. The vegetation here is surprisingly rich and the scenery absolutely stunning. We will spend the night in Kuummiut.
Walking: 5-6 hours in total
Day 5: Mt. Kuummiut
Today we will climb Kuummiut Mountain (1050 m). The altitude is quite modest, but we have to start from sea level which makes this a full day hike. At the top of the mountain an extraordinary view awaits us. We will see fjords, islands, mountains, glaciers and icebergs. We will spend the night in Kuummiut.
Walking: 7 hours
Day 6: Kuummiut – Tiniteqilaaq
Today we leave Kuummiut and enjoy a boat trip among the icebergs through the Ammassalik Fjord, then continue onto a smaller sea street of Ikasartivaq before we reach another, smaller settlement of Tiniteqilaaq. From here we will have an incredible view over Sermilik Icefjord. After visiting the settlement, we continue to the beautiful Camp Qatoo where we stay for the next two nights. Camp Qatoo is a constellation of five small 2-persons cabins and a collective cabin with a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and a lounge. Additionally, there is a service cabin where we have access to a hot shower. The cabins are rustic and cosy, and very comfortable. The camp is located by the marvellous Icefjord Sermilik and each cabin has an icefjord view. In the afternoon we explore the surroundings of the camp.
Day 7: Sermilik Fjord
Today we hike for an entire day in this remote area. We hike along streams, over barren, rocky land always enjoying the fantastic views over the Sermilik icefjord with its icebergs. In good weather we can see the main ice cap which covers approx. 80% of Greenland. We see the traces of the glacier, pass small lakes and enjoy the wilderness and remoteness of this country. Night at Camp Qatoo. Walking: 6-7 hours
Day 8: Sermilik Vejen to Tasiilaq
We start the day with a short boat transfer further south where we start our today´s hike. We hike along a stream and pass by a waterfall before we reach the pass of the Sermilik way. This route has been used for a long time by the locals. We descend on the other side and reach the lake 168. We hike along this bigger lake before we reach some smaller ones; finally, we arrive at the flower valley. It is lush with green and flowers, with butterflies fluttering by and a colourful cemetery with plastic flowers and white crosses. In the late afternoon we reach the biggest town of East Greenland, Tasiilaq with 1.800 habitants. Night in private house for the next 2 nights.
Walking: 5-7 hours
Day 9: Tasiilaq – Prestefjeld
Today the choice is yours. For those who want to go for a hike in the surroundings of Tasiilaq this will be an option. When back in Tasiilaq we can stroll around the town, visit possibly the local museum (depending on opening hours) or the local shop with artistic local products.
Day 10: Tasiilaq - Kulusuk
We will go on a short walk in the morning before we return to Kulusuk.
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