For thousands of years dogs have played a crucial role in hunting communities in East Greenland and they still play an important part for local hunters today. This dog sledding expedition travels on an amazing journey through the magnificent Ammassalik island. Explore explore the island with native mushers and their dogs, driving up and down glaciers and mountains and riding on the icy fjords whilst enjoying the breathtakingly beautiful icy scenery. Visit a small settlement and experience the way of life in this very remote part of the Greenland. Go snowshoeing up mountains for a magnificent view over the Sermilik with all its icebergs, and also go look for seal with a Inuit hunter.
This trip is a unique opportunity to explore the magnificent, raw and icy wilderness in the most authentic way possible so conditions are quite basic. Travellers should be in good physical condition and be physically active on a regular basis (i.e. 2-4 hours per week). Nights are spent in mountain huts and a full packing list will be given to you.
Arrive Reykjavik and transfer by bus to the Blue Lagoon. Spend time in this incredible geothermal spa located in the middle of a lava field. Transfer to the hotel and check in for 1 night.
Transfer from the hotel to the domestic airport in Reykjavik for the flight to Kulusuk, Greenland. Transfer for the scenic helicopter ride from Kulusuk to Tasiilaq. On arrival in Tasiilaq meet your local hosts and accommodation is in a well-appointed house in the village. Go shopping with the local guide to purchase food for the trip and prepare and pack everything for the journey ahead. After dinner with the rest of the group, keep your eyes peeled for the Northern Lights. (B,D)
This morning meet the dogs and mushers and set off on this unique Greenland adventure! There are 2 persons per sledge along with a musher (Your main luggage will be transported by snow mobile to the next accommodation). After a 2 hour ride take a break for lunch and a hot drink in the middle of Ammassalik Island. After lunch travel up a 500 metre mountain (please note that you may need to walk up mountains) for a breathtaking view of Sermilik Fjord with all its amazing icebergs. Stay 2 nights at the huts at Qaattu. (B,L,D)
Spend the day exploring the surrounding area and mountains, where the group will be split in two. One group will go snowshoeing in the mountains for amazing views over the stunning icefjord. The second group will go with a local hunter to the ice edge and look for seals. After lunch the groups will swap. Overnight in Qaattu huts, where perhaps the Northern Lights may make an appearance. (B,L,D)
Take a 5 hour visually stunning dogsledding ride to Tiniteqilaaq, a small remote settlement of 120 people. In the afternoon relax and explore this traditional settlement and learn about the way of life in this remote part of the world. Spend the night in a hut on a hill behind the settlement with a 360 degree view of the whole fjord and the icecap. This will be an amazing spot to see the Northern Lights on a clear night. (B,L,D)
Today is the toughest day of the trip as you need to get off the sleigh and help the dogs up the steep hills but the hard work will be worth it when you see the landscape of glaciers, mountains and valleys laid out before you. The overnight stop is at a hut near the Imiilaa Fjord, where the locals go hunting and fishing for seal and fish. (B,L,D)
Today travel up a 700m glacier and then down to Langes. En route enjoy the icy landscape of Ammassalik and a great view of the icepack and Tasiilaq. On arrival in Tasiilaq transfer by car to a local house. The rest of the day is free to relax. (B,L,D)
Today is free to enjoy the delights of Tasiilaq - perhaps visit the local museum, have a hot stone massage or simply relax.
Take the helicopter back to Kulusuk for flight to Iceland. On arrival transfer from Reykjavik City Airport to your hotel and check in for 2 nights.
Free day in Reykjavik - we recommend booking one of our SuperJeeps adventures to either the South Coast or the Golden Circle. (B)
Transfer by shuttle bus to Keflavik Airport for flight back to the UK. (B)
11 day tour, from £3745 per person
- Return flights in economy class with Icelandair from London Heathrow
- All airport taxes
- Return airport transfers by the ‘Flybus’ + Shuttle
- 3 nights accommodation in three-star hotel in Reykjavik
- Return flights in economy class with Air Iceland from Reykjavik City Airport
- Return helicopter flight Kulusuk to Tasiilaq
- Accommodation in hostel in Tasiilaq and in huts during the dogsledding trip
- Meals as specified (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=Dinner)
- English-speaking guide in Greenland
Please note that accommodation in Greenland will be in hostels and mountain huts with limited shared facilities. We will send you a helpful packing list for this holiday to Greenland.
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