From  £3595
per person
Tour Highlights
  • See the Northern Lights in Greenland
  • Fly in a helicopter
  • Go snowshoeing in the mountains
  • Travel by dogsled
  • Enjoy remote stays in mountain huts
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East Greenland Dog Sledding Expedition

12 Day Tour, from £3595 per person
Itinerary Dates
2019
26 Feb  -  07 Mar
05 Mar  -  14 Mar
12 Mar  -  21 Mar
19 Mar  -  28 Mar
02 Apr  -  11 Apr
09 Apr  -  18 Apr
16 Apr  -  25 Apr

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 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 ice fjord with all its icebergs, and also go look for seals with a local Inuit.

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. 

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO REYKJAVIK
FLY TO REYKJAVIK
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.
DAY 2
REYKJAVIK TO TASIILAQ
REYKJAVIK TO TASIILAQ

Make your way to Reykjavik's domestic airport (about 10 minutes by taxi from the city centre) for your flight to Kulusuk where you will transfer to Tasiilaq by helicopter (subject to weather conditions this may be done by boat). The island of Ammassalik is in the remote eastern corner of Greenland and is home to just 2,000 people. You will be met and taken to your guesthouse and after settling in enjoy dinner and discuss the plances for the trip with your guide. If the conditions are right you can step outside with the hope of seeing the northern lights. (B,D)

DAY 3
DOG SLEDDING
DOG SLEDDING

Meet your dog team after breakfast and head out to King Oscar's Fjord via Qordlortoq lake. Head through the mountain valleys, climbing up to 500 metres. Enjoy views of the Sermilik Ice Fjord before descending and expending the night on the shores of the fjord itself. Whilst the accommodation may be basic you will hear nothing but the creaking ice and the voice of your fellow travelleros. (B,L,D)

DAY 4
SERMILIK ICE FJORD
SERMILIK ICE FJORD

Have time free today to explore your local surroundings, or simply relax and take in the majestic beauty of your location. You can sit and watch the icebergs float past whilst being blanketed by the silence of a true wilderness. If you are feeling energetic you could head out of snow shoes and, weather permitting, head out in the evening to see the aurora borealis, one of the best places on earth to see this celestial phenonmenon. (B,L,D)

DAY 5
DOG SLEDDING TO TINITEQILAQ
DOG SLEDDING TO TINITEQILAQ

Head to the settlement of Tiniteqilaq, ascending and descending the steep fells and crossing the Tinit glacier. Stop regularly throughout the day for refreshments and to take photographs of the landscape. Depending on the weather you may have the chance on arrival in the settlement to head out by boat in the fjord before dinner with a local family. (B,L,D)

DAY 6
Tiniteqilaaq - Imiilaa Fjord
Tiniteqilaaq - Imiilaa Fjord
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)
DAY 7
Imiilaa Fjord - Tasiilaq
Imiilaa Fjord - Tasiilaq
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)
DAY 8
Tasiilaq
Tasiilaq
Today is free to enjoy the delights of Tasiilaq - perhaps visit the local museum, have a hot stone massage or simply relax.
DAY 9
Tasiilaq to Reykjavik via Kulusuk
Tasiilaq to Reykjavik via Kulusuk
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.
DAY 10
Reykjavik
Reykjavik
Free day in Reykjavik - we recommend booking one of our SuperJeeps adventures to either the South Coast or the Golden Circle. (B)
DAY 11
FLY TO THE UK

Transfer back to the international airport for your flight to the UK. (B)

DAY 12
FLY to the UK
FLY to the UK
Transfer by shuttle bus to Keflavik Airport for flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

12 day tour, from £3595 per person

Price Includes


  • 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


 


Price Notes

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.


Itinerary Dates  
26 Feb 2019
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07 Mar 2019
05 Mar 2019
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14 Mar 2019
12 Mar 2019
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21 Mar 2019
19 Mar 2019
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28 Mar 2019
02 Apr 2019
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11 Apr 2019
09 Apr 2019
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18 Apr 2019
16 Apr 2019
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25 Apr 2019

Tour Route Map


  1. Iceland, Reykjavik
  2. Greenland, Kulusuk
  3. Greenland, Tasiilaq
  4. Greenland, Kulusuk
  5. Iceland, Reykjavik

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