Arctic Wildlife Safari | 8 Days | East Greenland

Come along this journey to the remote and distant Ittoqqortoormiit nature, which is paired with dog sledding, snowmobiling and arctic wildlife scouting in the vast, wild and wonderful East Greenlandic nature. This tour is for anyone who loves Greenland, from the spectacular arctic creatures to the frozen tundra!

Situated on the east coast of Greenland, lies the small village in endless miles of Arctic Tundra.

The next 8 days will be spent with traveling through the arctic tundra, in the presence of various arctic wildlife. You will experience muskox’s, seals, polar bears and walruses in their natural habitat, while the Inuit hunter escorting you, commands the direction of the journey.

Each adventure is planned in cooperation with the locals hunters, to maximize the possibility of spotting arctic wildlife. The hunters knows the lands, like the palms of their hands. They and their ancestors has used the lands for hunting and survival for hundreds of year - and are always aware of when and where to spot the large variety of wildlife. 

The itinerary is described below.

Polar bears are not strangers to this part of the world – so meet the giant and come along this adventure! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ and book your tour now!


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Mar. - May.
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Activities: Snowmobile, Whale Watching, Sight Seeing, Dog sledge, Bird watching, Glacier Watching, City Walk, Seal spotting, Photography, Arctic Wildlife
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Ittoqqortoormiit, Snowmobiling , Dogsledding, Cape Tobin, Cape Hope, Greenland Ice Cap, Snowmobiling, Arctic Wildlife, Apusiajik Glacier, East Greenland
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : Morning departure

You meet us at the departure location.
Reykjavík domestic airport
Included:
  • Flights from and return - Reykjavik via Akureyri to/from Constable Point

  • Helicopter transport Constable Point – Ittoqqortoormiit & snowmobile transport back to airport

  • 7 nights accommodation with full board in a privately owned house at Kap Tobin

  • Activities and transportation as described in itinerary

  • Private guide & cook during your stay

  • Accommodation in Iceland with double room, including breakfast: 1 night before and 1 night after Greenland


What to bring:
  • Dress after onion-principle of multilayers

  • Insulated winter jacket

  • Insulated snow pants

  • Multiple pairs Wool or synthetic wool socks

  • Scarf & Balaclava

  • Supportive insulated waterproof winter boots above the ankle

  • Warm toque/beanie/hat that covers your ears

  • Insulated winter mittens or gloves

  • Wool/silk/synthetic wool under-layers

  • Goggles or sun glasses

  • Sunscreen

  • Lip balm/chap-stick

  • Water Proof Garments

  • Binoculars: to scout for wildlife

  • Camera equipment: Greenland is a photographer’s paradise and you should ensure to have enough memory cards with you


Good to know:

Schedules may change due to weather conditions. The tour operator does not take responsibility for any extra expenses because of delays due to weather, or any other reasons of force majeure, that are entirely the responsibility of the passenger himself.

The itinerary do not necessary follow the exact days as described but is just described with the different activities of the tour.

Helpful hints Credit cards are widely used, but some cash [Danish Kroner] is advisable to have on hand. Slippers or thick socks: Greenlanders take off their shoes entering a private house and even in many guesthouses.

Most airlines allow 20kg of luggage weight.

NOTICE: Terms and conditions for this tour, can be found in the supplier description.



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Wednesday


Arctic Wildlife Safari | 8 Days | East Greenland


Today you depart with the morning flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri. In Akureyri you and your fellow explorers  change to a smaller aircraft (Twin Otter or King Air B200) to continue your journey to Greenland. Enroute to constable point, enjoy the peaky mountain tops and the Greenland Icecap. 

After you arrive in Constable Point (Nerlerit Inaat) there is another adventurous and adrenaline rushing adventure waiting for you - a 15-minute helicopter flight to Ittoqqortoormiit village. Your guide Árni Valur will greet you in the village and transport you by snowmobile to your final destination of the day, Kap Tobin. In Kap Tobin you will stay for the duration of your visit in a privately owned house.


Day 2 - Thursday


Arctic Wildlife Safari | 8 Days | East Greenland


Enjoy the stay in the small village of Kap Tobin, that holds  no permanent inhabitants except for during the spring months, when the hunters use the houses as a base for their daily hunting trips to the ice edge. The location offers superb views of the distant mountains in Scoresby Sund fjord.

From the house in Kap Tobin you are uniquely situated to observe the hunters as they go about their daily routines - checking seal holes, or preparing to start a hunting trip. Being so close to the ice edge offers great opportunities to spot polar bears on their migration route further north along the coast. The hunters are always on the look out and so should you!


Day 3 - Friday


Arctic Wildlife Safari | 8 Days | East Greenland


On this adventure you will venture on daily dogsledding trips, with a local Inuit hunter. 

Dogsledding is an adored means of transportation, as the arctic tundra lets you and the sled reach almost in accessible places. The hunter will take you as close to the ice edge, as safety allows. But no matter how close you get, you are promised spectacular memories and views of the East Greenlandic nature. The hunter will keep up with his main occupation as you travel along the frozen ice. Participate in the art of catching a seal (if this is acceptable to you).

Lay back and enjoy the sounds of the rhythmic dog paws, moving along the winter ice. 


Day 4 - Saturday


Arctic Wildlife Safari | 8 Days | East Greenland


During your stay we will use snowmobiles as a means of transportation to explore the amazing Arctic nature. Snowmobiling lets you travel as fast as you can on the arctic frozen tundra. It is a great way of spotting polar bears - as you can escape fast, if the polar bears get to close to you and your fellow explorers. The snowmobiling tours will provide your need for adrenaline rushes and spice up your adventure!

Polar Bears are not strangers to this part of the world. When you decide to go off on your own, please let someone know about your program, and at all times carry signal flares when walking alone. They can be purchased at the local KNI store.


Day 5 - Sunday


Arctic Wildlife Safari | 8 Days | East Greenland


You will venture towards Cape Hope. Cape Hope is like traveling back in time, as the houses stands untouched and in complete silence. Cape hope is also known as Itterajivit, and the last inhabitant of the village, left in 2005. Furthermore the settlement was the last remaining settlement, outside  Ittoqqortoormiit. Let the arctic winds slip through your hair, as you explore, experience and examine the abandoned houses.

Another destination you are going to explore is the Apuseq glacier. Venturing upon the glacier, is an adrenaline rushing experience. You will be walking on what was a former branch of the Greenland Icecap. When conquering the summit, you will be rewarded with a mesmerizing view of the east coast and Liverpool land!

Each adventure is planned in cooperation with the locals hunters, to maximize the possibility of spotting arctic wildlife. The hunters knows the lands, like the palms of their hands. They and their ancestors has used the lands for hunting and survival for hundreds of year - and are always aware of when and where to spot the large variety of wildlife. 


Day 6 - Monday


Arctic Wildlife Safari | 8 Days | East Greenland


A village tour around Ittoqqortoormiit village, visit the museum and other places of interest and take the chance to observe the Inuit village at its daily routine.

Ittoqqortoormiit is famous for being the village at the end of the world, as it is the most northern town on the east coast. The locals of the town, are very chatty and always happy to help - if you have any questions or need help planning your day in Ittoqqortoormiit.


Day 7 - Tuesday


Arctic Wildlife Safari | 8 Days | East Greenland


You will get the chance to taste local food, such as muskox, polar bear, walrus etc (type of meat depending on availability each time). With the greenlandic nature, you are never certain of anything, but it is promised that each wildlife taste, marvelous!


Day 8 - Wednesday


Arctic Wildlife Safari | 8 Days | East Greenland


Today you return to Iceland, from your wildlife safari. Your inner explorer will be decorated with polar bears, seals, muskox, walruses and arctic foxes. You return the same way you came, as the mesmerizing surroundings never stops to impress.


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