Tasiilaq in East Greenland
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3 days in the amazing nature of East Greenland

from 1,260.00 €
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3 days in the amazing nature of East Greenland

from 1,260.00 €

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Tasiilaq: Glacier walk & ice cave tour (Jul-Sep 15, 5-6h, €255)

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Tasiilaq in East Greenland
Equipment list Greenland Break

3 days in the amazing nature of East Greenland

Equipment list Greenland Break

3 days in the amazing nature of East Greenland

Below is an equipment list with items we highly recommend you bring on the journey. To enjoy the trip to the fullest, comfortable and good equipment is essential. So be a bit picky about what you bring on our trip, make sure it is adequate for arctic conditions.

Clothing & Footwear

  • Non-cotton, wool long sleeves and tights (base layer)

    Base layers are designed to keep you warm despite they might be wet from sweating, for example - therefore they must not be cotton but instead a lightweight wool or other fast-drying fiber. Base layers will also keep you warm if, for example, your outer layers are not entirely windproof or waterproof. If there is one thing to stress, it is that having several light layers to choose from, or use in combination with each other, is far more valuable for regulating body temperature than having one or two heavy layers that might make you too cold or too hot, but never just right. It is recommended to bring a selection of long-sleeve shirts and pants for lightweight base layers, so you have a few extras.

  • Wool sweater, fleece or PrimaLoft jacket (mid layer)

    A wool layer is always nice to have as additional warmth. It should not be your heaviest winter sweater, but just something you feel could make you warm and cosy if you had a persistent chill. It is recommended to bring a light- to medium-weight wool sweater or a fleece or prima loft jacket.

  • All-purpose or fleece pants (mid layer)

    When you are on land, and if it’s dry, the waterproof pants (outer layer) layer won’t be necessary, but you’ll need more than a base layer. It is recommended to bring a pair of light, loose breathable pants as a sort of all-purpose pants. Fleece pants can be useful if you easily feel cold. Jeans are strongly discouraged.

  • breathable light jacket (outer layer)

    When you’re on land, and if it’s dry, the waterproof jacket layer won’t be necessary, but you’ll need more than a base layer. It is recommended to bring a light jacket, or even a vest. Lightweight puffy jackets work well.

  • windproof & waterproof jacket and pants (outer layer)

    Whether it’s to protect you from wind and rain on land or from ocean spray while sailing, having good outer layers to protect against the elements will make the difference between a pleasant and unpleasant trip. It is recommended to bring both a windproof/waterproof jacket and a pair of windproof/waterproof rain pants. Gore-Tex is a leading manufacturer of breathable and waterproof layers.

  • warm hat and light (fleece) gloves

    A bit of wind, a mammoth iceberg nearby, and even fog can have more effect on the air temperature than you might imagine, and it can be magnified when sailing or standing a few hundred meters above sea level. Even though it is summer and there is not a single patch of snow to be found, you still need to be prepared with a few of the more ‘wintery’ items. It is recommended to bring a warm hat and gloves. As a light version, a buff to wear around the head or neck is also useful.

  • hiking boots

    Footwear is of the utmost importance in Greenland. It must be comfortable yet supportive, as it is what protects your feet and will keep you going all day long. So bring your favourite hiking boots, that you will likely use across all sailing and hiking activities, on all days. Good hiking boots have high ankles support, are waterproof or water-resistant and are non-skid / have a sole with good traction (good for both rocky terrain and wet boat decks). It is good if they are worn-in as it is not ideal to break in brand new shoes and have blisters on the first day.

  • comfort footwear

    We recommend supportive sneakers/running shoes, that you will use on arrival and departure day, as well as for the evenings.

Other gear

  • 60-80 litre backpack or duffle bag

    It is recommended to pack your gear in a backpack. Many of the towns have simple dirt- or rocky roads which are not exactly ideal for pulling luggage with wheels. If you do not own a backpack, prefer a duffle bag over a hard shell suitcase.

  • 20-30 litre daypack

    For maximum versatility, it is recommended to also bring a small foldable daypack to hold an extra layer or two and your water bottle during short hiking excursions, so that you don’t have to bring everything along.

  • sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses, base-cap

    In summer in Greenland, the midnight sun is out 24 hours a day. Couple this never-ending daylight with the fact that there are no trees for shade - as well as with the reflection off the water and nearby icebergs - and you’ve got yourself the equation for some fierce sun exposure. It is recommended to bring sunscreen, lip balm and sunglasses, and, if you like, a hat with a visor.

  • bug repellant, head net & after bite

    The Arctic summer is notorious for small pesky insects like mosquitos and flies. They will not be a problem when sailing, but once we hit land, they’ll surely find us soon enough. Only a light breeze will give natural respite from the bugs. It is recommended to bring bug repellent, after bite and a mosquito head net. Not very fashionable, but oh-so-functional. Please note: it should be possible to purchase bug repellent in the local Pisiffik grocery store, pending product availability, however it will be the strong, chemical, non- environment-friendly stuff. If you prefer a natural-based product, you should bring your own.

  • water bottle

    Make sure you stay hydrated. So it is recommended to bring your own water bottle or CamelBak to fill up with the freshest, cleanest, tastiest water you can find at convenient streams and waterfalls - or at the faucet, if you want to be like the rest of the world.

  • camera/binoculars

    There’s going to be no less than 10,000 amazing things to see and remember - icebergs that look different from every angle, diving whale flukes, flocks of birds gathering around a fishing boat for free giveaways, small colourful houses perched at the edge of the hill and the world and fantastic geological rock formations. It is recommended to bring whatever camera or looking device you wish, whether that’s a smartphone, snazzy camera, or selfie stick.

In case you have any further questions regarding the equipment to bring to the tour please do not hesitate to contact us.

Individual tour

Greenland Break

3 days in the amazing nature of East Greenland

Difficulty level: Easy from 1,260.00 €

We arrive in Kulusuk from where a helicopter takes us on a breathtaking, scenic ride to Tasiilaq. You can spend the afternoon in the picturesque town of Tasiilaq learning about the way of life in this remote part of Greenland and hiking in the mountains around the town, where you have a breathtaking view over the area. The next morning we take a boat trip up the Ammassalik fjord with our guide (optional). With a little bit of luck we might even spot some whales deep in the fjord. The first stop on this trip is Ikatek, the fascinating, deserted American base. From there we sail further into the fjord to the Knud Rasmussen Glacier, where we will turn off the engine in order to enjoy the captivating glacier view. On the following day the helicopter will take you back to Kulusuk where your plane leaves for Reykjavík.

Rough summary

Day 1:

Reykjavík - Kulusuk - Tasiilaq

Day 2:

Tasiilaq - Optional boat tour to Knud Rasmussen Glacier

Day 3:

Tasiilaq - Kulusuk - Reykjavík

Prices and dates

Price per person from:

Package based on: Double Single
Guesthouse 1260 1335
3* hotel 1370 1495

Dates:

June 01, 2019 – September 30, 2019 (available)

Further details

Price includes:

  • return flight Reykjavík/Kulusuk
  • airport taxes
  • helicopter transfer Kulusuk/Tasiilaq/Kulusuk
  • accommodation in Tasiilaq

Minimum age:

8

Options

Tasiilaq in East Greenland

Glacier walk & ice cave tour

  • Tasiilaq
  • Jul-Sep 15
  • 5-6h
  • €255

This adventure is 5-6 hours long and starts with a boat trip that will get us in front of Apusiajik glacier. During the 40 minutes sailing from Tasiilaq it is possible to see wildlife, such as humpback and fin whales, orcas and seals. Arriving at the glacier your guide will provide all the gear and will lead you safely on the glacier. During the walk on the ice you will be able to explore an ice cave, see all the features of a glacier and admire the calving front of the glacier that sits on top of the ocean. On the way back by boat, we will have another opportunity to see wildlife and gaze at the impressive icebergs of East Greenland.

Flight connections

Flights from Reykjavik to Kulusuk are included.

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Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Reykjavík - Kulusuk - Tasiilaq

Your Greenland adventure starts from the domestic airport of Reykjavík from where you will take your flight to the remote East Greenland. After only 2 hours flight, you arrive in Kulusuk. You will then continue with a short helicopter transfer to Tasiilaq, the main town of East Greenland. In the afternoon, you could visit the town or go hiking to have a great view over the bay. Night in Tasiilaq.

Day 2: Free day in Tasiilaq or optional sailing to Knud Rasmussen Glacier

Today we will sail into the Ammassalik Fjord. With a little luck we will spot some whales on our tour. Our first stop will be the deserted American army base Ikateq. From there we continue to the Knud Rasmussen glacier where we will turn of the engine and enjoy the great view. Lunch will be served on board the boat. Night in Tasiilaq.

Day 3: Tasiilaq - Kulusuk - Reykjavík

After breakfast, you will fly back to Iceland with a stop in Kulusuk.

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.