Settlement Tour By Dogsled | Tasiilaq | East Greenland
An extravagant tour authenticating your East Greenlandic adventure, an adventure leading to to the beautiful village of Tiniteqilaaq. When staying in Tasiilaq, take the opportunity to book this once in a life time trip. The settlement has a population of only 130 inhabitants and is situated approximately 50 kilometers from Tasiilaq. An Adventure taking you across Tasiilaq fjord towards the coffeehouse or up the steep inland of Ammassalik Island - all depending on the conditions of the terrain.
Plenty of breaks will be arranged, allowing you to take pictures of the mesmerizing winter landscape.
The trip of 12 hours will take you across the beautiful snow covered paradise, towards the charming village Tiniteqilaaq. An arctic journey of untouched landscape with only traces of snowmobiles, cross country skiers and if you are lucky, animal tracks. Astonishing scenery for photographers experienced and less experienced, a wonderland for you to enjoy. The perfect tour for a better understanding of the vastness and demanding nature. As you sit behind your driver, you will feel the cold breeze as you stride along the snow-covered landscape in the presence of magnificent mountain tins.
Stop hesitating and pull out your winter clothing and bring your camera, for this adventurous dogsled experience.
Clear sky days is the absolute perfect trip for you to treasure and enjoy. Check the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above.
You can also add a boat tour on the famous Sermilik Fjord, packed with icebergs of all shapes and sizes, allowing you to get the perfect iceberg picture.
- Available: Jan. - Apr.
- Duration: 2 days
- Activities: Sight Seeing, Dog sledge, Cultural Activity, Seal spotting, Photography, Arctic Wildlife, Iceberg Watching
- Difficulty: Demanding
- Languages: English, Danish, Greenlandic
A beautiful scenic landscape resembling a painting with very sharp colors creating a beautiful background, regardless of the weather conditions. With the fog overlaying the mountain tins, it creates a mystical appeal to the landscape. Explore the mystic lands of Tasiilaq and the surrounding fjord system, holding treasures deep within its veins.
East Greenland is known for these beautiful and breathtaking mountains surrounding the lands and especially in Tasiilaq town. Tasiilaq is well known for it's steep hills inside and outside of town, which also makes it so unique.
Tasiilaq is the biggest town on the east coast and is situated approximately 102 km south of the Arctic Circle, with a population of 2000 people. The town is located on an island called Angmagssalik, and inherited the name due to the large amount of the chapelin fish in the area. Tasiilaq is translated to “like a lake”, because of the many rivers surrounding the island.
Originating from Tasiilaq are the best artists, found in the country. Enroute to the local hotel, it is inevitable to not come across Skæven & Stunk. The souvenir shop displays greenlandic handicrafts and enchant every explorer, with its mystical Tupilaks, telling stories as old as man.
The museum is established in an old church, with a characteristic and well known potato house. The buildings tell a story of their own, as the cores display the unforgiving nature of the east coast, on their trite walls. Explore the authentic pea hut. Tasiilaq preserves ancient history, with its peat hut, manifesting the living conditions of inuit families dating back to before the colonization of Greenland.
The museum is famous for its unusual, yet artistically beautiful shape and interior. The pentagonal church was constructed in 1986 and the inside-interior is designed by the famous greenlandic artist, Aka Høegh. The alter carefully decorated with east greenlandic motives and made of sealskin. Hanging from the ceiling is the well known women’s boat also made of sealskin and wood.
Action packed helicopter tours are promised, on the journey to remote glaciers. Stand in the reflection of crystal blue nuances and explore the ice, that hides vanished ages within its deep. Join a helicopter tour to the astonishing Johan Petersen Fjord and fly among the snow covered mountains, resting on the mainland near the breathtaking glacier, while watching the packice move across the water.
Fly close to the Helheim Glacier, that covers 200 kilometer of land. It is the most active glacier generating icebergs from the Greenland ice sheet.
Fjords of Tasiilaq
The surrounding fjords, has great conditions for adventure. With small settlements, sky high mountains and glaciers, the mesmerizing lands will enchant every explorer with its beauty.
When venturing into the fjord, Tinit (Tiniteqilaaq) is an excellent place to start. With its 100 inhabitants, the small settlement is famous for its breathtaking views. Passing icebergs, rest on the neighbouring sea, resembling the Ilulissat icefjord. A piece of modern history, hides between Ammassalik island and Tasiilaq. Dominated by peacefulness, lies the village Ikateq abandoned. It is an insight rarely accounted, providing balm for passing adventurers.
Nature & Hikes
For the active explorers, there are great conditions for climbing, both adored by local and professionals. The in town adrenalin rushes, can be found at the seamen’s- and priest mountain. Seamen’s mountain, is often conquered by the locals of Tasiilaq. With it steep mountain sides, the mountain provides exercise for the body. When conquering the summit, a well-deserved view overlooking the town and fjord, to be enjoyed.
For the less experienced hiker, the Priest Mountain contributes with great views over the town, fjords and backdrop of Tasiilaq. Travel the bumpy road towards the hydroelectric power plant, and you will find the Priest Mountain. From start to end of the adventure, there is stunning and untouched nature to be found.
Between these two mountains, the flower valley is a must to explore. A place for all ages, lies 3 lakes with outstanding herb- and flower life, known for the breathtaking views and peaceful atmosphere. Pleasurable strolls alongside the lakes, decorates all visitors with beauty.
For the more experienced climbers, the hallmark of the town, Polheim mountain is great provider for adrenalin rush. With its high mountain tin, the summit can only be reached by rope climbing and action is promised from the start, as the remote mountain can only be accessed by boat. The summits holds confronting clouds and a view over the veins of the fjord.
Winter activities consist of snowmobiling and dogsledding. The snow, allows the vehicles to travel places, almost unreachable by man and imagination. It is a unique way of travelling, when sitting on a sled venturing into the wilderness. Explore inuit culture, in traditional winter attire, and see how man and dog has sufficed each other for survival.
Tasiilaq is treasure, found nowhere else on the coast of Greenland, with its charming inhabitants and its mesmerizing lands.
What to see & what to do in Tasiilaq
- Boat tours
- Helicopter tours
- Mittivakat Glacier
- Johan Petersen Fjord
- Helheim Glacier
- Flower Valley
- Dog sledding
Departure time : 09:00
By the dog area north of the city
Experienced dogsled musher
Overnight arrangements in Tiniteqilaaq
Food when staying in Tiniteqilaaq, but can be arranged if requested
Accomation in Tasiilaq
What to bring:
Warm clothing and footwear
Mittens and a hat
Personal belongings (Only nesceccities, what you can carry i a small backpack)
Scarf / Neck tube / face mask
Danish Kroner makes paying for souvenirs etc. easier and faster
Good to know:
All Greenland Vacation tours are weather dependent.
When traveling in Greenland, it is always good to check the weather forecast before going on a trip.
Please note that traveling by dog sled can be hard for your body, therefor this tour is not recommended if you have any physical aches and pains. When packing for the stay-over, keep in mind you will have to carry your own baggage, so don't bring too much.
Day 1 - Journey Through The Arctic Landscape to Tiniteqilaaq
The exiting journey through the arctic wilderness starts by the dog area north of town. Out on the ice is where the dogs and the musher be waiting for you. After a quick introduction and briefing about the journey ahead, will the musher place your bags on the sled and get ready to start. You will be seated on the sled where you will travel across the Kong Oscar Fjord towards the Coffeehouse through narrow passages of frozen landscape and steep hillsides. You will get to experience the teamwork of man and dog of the trials of the arctic terrain as they climb steep mountains and hills to reach a destination. This will though sometimes require you to walk beside the sled or if you are willing to learn and help, to push the sled up hills. Along the journey there will be plenty of opportunities to stop for pictures and short breaks, as the journey is long and demanding. The tour allows you to push your boundaries in the safe company of the musher, and learn some of the techniques of the art on controlling a dogsled. The 12 hour trip to the wonderful Tiniteqilaaq, will mesmerize you beyond your belief.
Arriving in the charming little settlement of Tinit, you will be met by the friendly locals and taken to your hut.
Day 2 - Return to Tasiilaq
After eating breakfast to the outstanding view outside it is time to pack up the sled and head back the same way you came. But don't worry, the journey back will be equally as mesmerizing and stunning as the journey to Tinit. Still plenty of stops to take pictures and catch your breath before continuing through the arctic tundra of the winter paradise.