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

10 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

Fly to Reykjavik and transfer to your hotel in the city centre. Spend the evening exploring one of the world's most northerly capital cities, filled with a cosmopolitan mix of museums, galleries, restaurants cafes and bars.

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 plans 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 spending 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 voices of your fellow travellers. (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 on 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 phenomenon. (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
DOG SLEDDING TO QERNETIVARTIVIT
DOG SLEDDING TO QERNETIVARTIVIT

Leave Tiniteqilaq behind and head up the 10km long Kugarmit Valley, passing large glaciers, crossing lakes and descending to the Imaila Fjord. Stay over night in the settlement of Qernetivartivit where the accommodation may be basic but the setting next to the sea ice is unbeatable. (B,L,D)

DAY 7
QERNETIVARTIVIT TO TASIILAQ
QERNETIVARTIVIT TO TASIILAQ

The return journey to Tasiilaq takes you over high glaciers and involves hard work for the dogs, mushers and passengers alike. Return to Tasiilaq and take advantage of the more modern facilities before enjoying a hearty dinner with your travelling companions whilst reflecting on your adventure. (B,L,D)

DAY 8
TASIILAQ
TASIILAQ

Have a free day to explore Tasiilaq - there are walking trails leading from the settlement, craft workshops and the town museum gives you the chance to learn about local history and culture. (B,D)

DAY 9
FLY TO REYKJAVIK
FLY TO REYKJAVIK

Take the helicopter back to Kulusuk for flight to Iceland. On arrival transfer from Reykjavik City Airport to your hotel and check in for a night. (B)

DAY 10
FLY TO THE UK
FLY TO THE UK

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

Pricing Information

10 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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