Multi-day Dogsledding from Tasiilaq | East Greenland

Tour Type
Multi-day Tour
Duration
8 days
Difficulty
Demanding
Start town
Tasiilaq
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Description

Get the full package of winter experience! An eight-day journey through the arctic landscape, giving you the ultimate feel of winter landscapes and challenges.

As you will be well prepped and joined at all times by the very experienced mushers and guides. Allowing you to try out personal boundaries and pushing yourself in the safe hands of the local guides. This trip will take you far and beyond any place you have seen before. The winter landscape will enchant and give you chills at the same time. The package tour allows you to try every winter activity there is to experience, dogsledding, visit villages and sleep in huts and try out ice fishing. You will also get an gastronomic experience one this marvelous trip. Get to try local specialities made of either fish, seal and other animal meat.

You will most likely travel through good and bad weather, where you will get a better understanding of the roughness of the Greenlandic conditions. A demanding journey that will require hard work and dedication, but in the end extremely rewarding.

As you and your fellow travelers, will get a strong bond throughout the trip, you might end up having some new friends for life. A once in a life time experience through the hardship of the Greenlandic nature.

The beautiful snow covered landscape will mesmerize you beyond belief. So stop hesitating and start gathering the things you might need for this adventurous journey back in time. Check out the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above and book your adventure now.

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Activities

Dog Sledding

Fishing

Food Tasting

Northern Lights

Settlement Visit

Attractions

Sermilik Fjord

Day 1

Arriving to the Arctic

You will be arriving at Kulusuk Airport, mainly known as the gateway to East Greenland where you will journey on with an 8-minute helicopter trip to Tasiilaq. The helicopter flight is a great and unique experience, especially over the Greenlandic landscape.

Tasiilaq is the largest town on the East Coast with about 2000 inhabitants and founded in 1894. A charming small town with many hills outside and inside of town. When you arrive, you will be greeted by guide and be taken to your accommodation. Houses situated all over Tasiilaq, all very neatly decorated and fully equipped with all the necessities.

You will have time to unpack and explore the town on your own. In the evening, you will have dinner with your guide, made by a local chef. At dinner you will be informed about the next couple of days, rental equipment so you are fully set for the days ahead.

 

Day 2

Start of Your Adventure

Today you will meet guide at 9 AM and be introduced to the musher who will guide and transport you throughout the whole trip. He will tell you about the safety when traveling with dogsled, and start preparing the sled for take-off. The journey will shortly after the introduction, start taking us over Kong Oscars Fjord and up the large inland lake of Qordlortoq. When arriving at the lake there will be a short break to enjoy the scenic view. Continuing the adventure through mountain valleys before arriving at three huts. This is known as “Kaffebaren”, as it is used for breaks by hunters and people traveling through or in the event of bad weather. Another break is deserved with some refreshments to get you ready for the journey to continue.

We will then head up a hill about 500 meters above sea level, and this is a great chance for you to see how man and a pack of dogs work together to reach unimaginable places. When finally at the top you will get the most majestic view of the second largest fjord in Greenland, the Sermilik Icefjord. The descent will be through a narrow path, a frozen stream leading to the edge of the Icefjord, where we will be spending the night.

 

Day 3

Out in the Arctic Terrain

Waking up in the paradise of snow you can sit back and enjoy your breakfast, in the calm and silent surroundings. Today is a day for you to enjoy at your own expense, to hike around the area and take pictures. A chance to go snowshoeing with the experienced guide, allowing you to go places you usually can’t reach with regular hiking boots. But from where the hut is located, you have the perfect location to the inland ice cap. So if a day of relaxing is all you have the energy for, you will still have views that will take your breath away.

If the chance of clear skies later in the evening, a great idea is to put on your warm clothing and head out of the hut. Witnessing the northern lights is not something you want to miss out on. A great way to end another spectacular day.

 

Day 4

Heading Onwards to Tiniteqilaaq

After breakfast we will start packing for the continuing journey. Today we will be heading to the charming and very scenic situated settlement Tiniteqillaq. The journey to Tiniteqillaq however, will be a demanding trip ascending and descending steep hills and mountains with the sledges. It will require a lot of team work, and is not for the fainthearted. We will be crossing the magnificent Tinit Glacier, as mentioned above, it’ll be hard but extremely rewarding, because the view will be worth the effort. Of course, of the exhaustion we will have a well-deserved break with refreshments. Continuing on into the vast white landscape on the way to Tiniteqilaaq. When after a long journey, we will finally be arriving at the village where we will be spending the night. The accommodation will be in a newly built hut just at the edge of Tiniteqilaaq. If the conditions allows, you will have the opportunity to join the hunters on a boat ride, in the fjord among icebergs and if you are lucky, see the local hunters hunt. Around evening you will be invited to a local family’s home, where you will be sharing a homemade feast, most likely a Greenlandic delicacy. A chance to taste seal or whale meat, whatever they will be serving for you this evening. Then you will have the rest of the evening at your leisure, a small walk or just to go back to the hut and get some rest.

Day 5

Venturing Out On The Fjord

Today we will be leaving the beautiful village Tinit and venture on, behind the settlement. Up the 10-kilometer-long kugarmit valley in which we yet again will encounter great viewpoints and scenic landscape. Crossing large glaciers numerous frozen over lakes to reach our destination at the end of the valley. Steep slopes and descents will be conquered before we hit Imaila Fjord, which we will also cross. At some point we will finally arrive at an abandoned village called Qernetivartivit, that we will have a chance to look around. The abandoned settlement consists of 5 houses, and close to this settlement is the hut we will be spending the night, situated. When we have settled in, we will try our luck with ice fishing. If we are lucky we might be able to catch Greenlandic halibut or redfish, that we then later can eat for dinner. Nothing is better than freshly caught fish in the presence of the arctic wilderness.

Day 6

Journey Back To Tasiilaq

After hopefully a pleasant breakfast we will make our last journey, heading back to Tasiilaq town. Again crossing numerous glaciers which also will be demanding. But after approximately 4-5 hours we will start to have the town at sight.

When back in Tasiilaq you will yet again be staying in a cozy house. In the evening we will all gather together for dinner prepared by a local chef. A chance to reflect over the days that has passed of great adventures and struggles along the journey.

Then you will have the rest of the evening at your leisure, to take a stroll through the town an maybe take a visit to the local bars and pubs. A great chance to get to know the locals over a cold beer.

 

Day 7

Tasiilaq Town At Your Leisure

After 6 days of hard work you have the whole day to relax and gather energy. So take a stroll through town and visit the many shops and why not visit Hotel Angmagssalik for a cup of coffee whilst overlooking the town. Take a visit down at the tourist office/souvenir shop Skæven, and buy presents for friends and family at home. Located just behind Skæven is the church located, a beautiful pentagonal building with a breathtaking interior. While at the church, walk the last bit to the cane situated just left of the church. A very beautiful view over the snow-covered town, and enjoy the view.

Journey down to the big grocery store Pilersuisoq, where you will be able to get a chat with a local or two. Very few places in the world will you be able to walk into a store with groceries, just like any other store, except with guns and rifles on your left as you walk into the store. A peculiar experience to say the least, and then you will really know you have entered the world of Greenland.

Whatever you decide to do with your free time, will guarantee it won’t be a boring one.

 

Day 8

Time To Say Your Goodbye To The Wonderful East Coast

Today, we say out final goodbyes before you board the helicopter that will bring you to Kulusuk, where you will board your international flight back to Iceland. A short chance to do the last souvenir shopping in the airport tax free shop. The journey is at it’s end, hopefully with few souvenirs and a backpack full of great adventures and memories for life.

Included

  • Transfer to and from the heliport in Tasiilaq
  • All accommodation in Tasiilaq and when on tour
  • Rent of dog sled and musher for the duration of the trip
  • Food on the whole dogsled journey
  • Dinner with a local family in Tiniteqilaaq
  • All food in Tasiilaq Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.
  • Snowshoes hike

What to bring

  • Warm clothing and footwear
  • Mittens and hat (Two pairs)
  • Change of clothes
  • Personal belongings (Only necessities, what you can carry in a backpack)
  • Long underwear
  • Fleeces and thick jumpers
  • Sunglasses & sunscreen
  • Lip balm (not water based)
  • Headlight for the dark nights
  • Thermo for hot watter

Additional Information

  • Remember to pack enough warm clothing with you. Going on dog sled is a cold journey. It is a good idea to follow the onion principle.
  • Airfare to and from Greenland (Service provided by Air Iceland from Reykjavik and Air Greenland from Copenhagen)
  • Helicopter transportation between Kulusuk airport and Tasiilaq (Service provided by Air Greenland)
  • We strongly recommend that you arrange a travel insurance in your home country, before leaving to Greenland.

Our customers are the foundation of Guide to Greenland so we make great efforts to provide you with the best possible service.

We are located in Greenland and cooperate with everyone involved in the Greenlandic tourism industry.  We are therefore perfectly placed to quickly react to changes or new wishes you may have to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime.

BOOK EARLY
The earlier you book your trip, the better the prices will be, and the more likely you will be able to book the tour you want for the dates/times you want.

Package tours can be sold out more than half a year in advance (note that Guide to Greenland does not include international flights in packages, except where indicated from Iceland or Denmark).  Day trips may sell out closer to your arrival date, but for popular destinations, certain dates/times can also sell out months in advance. We recommend that you secure all of your experiences by booking them well in advance of your trip.

CANCELLATIONS
All cancellations must be made via e-mail.

Although Guide to Greenland is committed to ensuring the best protection and service for our customers in the event of a cancellation, we are obliged to charge cancellation fees. This is in accordance with Greenland travel industry business practices. Details can be found in our general cancellation policy

Note: Due to COVID-19, a temporary cancellation policy applies. You can find it in the footer of the website under the "Terms & Conditions".

Description

Get the full package of winter experience! An eight-day journey through the arctic landscape, giving you the ultimate feel of winter landscapes and challenges.

As you will be well prepped and joined at all times by the very experienced mushers and guides. Allowing you to try out personal boundaries and pushing yourself in the safe hands of the local guides. This trip will take you far and beyond any place you have seen before. The winter landscape will enchant and give you chills at the same time. The package tour allows you to try every winter activity there is to experience, dogsledding, visit villages and sleep in huts and try out ice fishing. You will also get an gastronomic experience one this marvelous trip. Get to try local specialities made of either fish, seal and other animal meat.

You will most likely travel through good and bad weather, where you will get a better understanding of the roughness of the Greenlandic conditions. A demanding journey that will require hard work and dedication, but in the end extremely rewarding.

As you and your fellow travelers, will get a strong bond throughout the trip, you might end up having some new friends for life. A once in a life time experience through the hardship of the Greenlandic nature.

The beautiful snow covered landscape will mesmerize you beyond belief. So stop hesitating and start gathering the things you might need for this adventurous journey back in time. Check out the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above and book your adventure now.

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15 900 DKK

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Children (8 – 11 years)
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15 900 DKK