Village Adventure In Winter | Ammassalik Island | East Greenland
Join this two-day dogsled trip to a remote East Greenlandic settlement called Tiniteqilaaq. On this dogsled adventure, you are sure to get the full Arctic experience, as you will travel through vast deserts of ice, glaciers and snow in minus temperatures, only disturbed by wildlife.
East Greenland is known for its seclusion from the rest of the world - but this very seclusion is what makes East Greenland the perfect destination for dogsled-expedition. Imagine, travelling hours by dogsled upon glaciers, across frozen lakes and through the valley of snowcovered mountains, without encountering a soul? This is what you will do on this tour, enjoying the wide spaces of nature and immersing yourself in Greenlandic culture - through the dogsled and a visit to the settlement Tinit.
Your tour departs from Tasiilaq in East Greenland and takes you across Ammassalik Island.
A place that will soothe and enchant any traveller coming across this outstanding place. Enjoy the quietness and paradise-like area, before heading back to town.
Join this great adventure and bring your walking sticks and hiking boots. Check the booking availability and book your trip!
Departure from Tasiilaq
You will meet the dogs, musher and guide down at the dog area north of Tasiilaq town. A short greeting of the people that will be joining this adventurous journey will take place, here you also will be taken through the safety instructions that apply for the journey ahead.
The journey by dogsled will take approximately 4-5 five hours, depending on the route and conditions of the terrain. You will bare witness to the beautiful and breathtaking trip across fjords, ascending and descending steep mountain sides and loads of opportunities for stops along the way to take pictures. The journey on a dog sled is an authentic experience, and a good insight to how man and dog suffice each other for survival and travel far and beyond, places that seem impossible to reach. While the dogs do what they do best, you can sit back and relax as you travel further into the arctic paradise. Listen the sound of rhythmic dog paws, moving along the winter ice!
When reaching our destination, you will be taken to your hut of the night. After a short rest inside the cozy hut, take the opportunity to stroll through the village. Being a very small community and very isolated, many of the locals speak very limited English. But they are extremely friendly and eager to meet new people and show you around, and might invite you to their home for a cup of coffee.
East Greenland Tours will prepare a special made dinner for you to enjoy, and a surprise lined up shortly after.
In the event of clear skies, there are great opportunity for scouting the northern lights. Out here you will have the perfect setting for the perfect picture and most scenic adventure imaginable.
Journey back to Town
Today you will head back to Tasiilaq. After breakfast you will pack your things and help get the sled ready for departure. Get the last pictures of the settlement and magnificent Sermilik Icefjord. Short after you will head back the way you came, as the mesmerizing landscape never stops to impress.
When you arrive back in town it is time to say goodbye to the team of East Greenland Tours. Thank you for a great adventure!
- Transport to Tiniteqiilaaq
- Experienced guide
- Experienced dogsled musher
- Food In Tiniteqilaaq
- Accommodation a hut in Tiniteqilaaq
What to bring
- Personal belongings (Only nesceccities, what you can carry i a small backpack)
- Warm clothing and footwear
- Change of clothes for one day
- Mittens and a hat
- When traveling in Greenland it is always a good idea to check the weather forecast for the day of the trip.
- Please not that this tour is weather dependent.
- There is no shower or bathroom in the hut. There is a possibility to use the facilities in the service house, but please choose this when booking this trip, if you want to use the facilities.
- There is no electricity in the hut, so remember to bring extra batteries for your camera and a battery bank for your phone.
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.
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.
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