Explore East Greenland - true frontier country. The small settlements dotted around can only be reached by boat, helicopter or dog-sled. The seas are filled with icebergs and the mountain valleys with glaciers. You will have the chance of seeing whales and seals, meet local people, eat the distinctive food and walk in the incredible landscapes.
Fly from Reykjavik to Kulusuk where you will meet your helicopter for the short transfer to Tasiilaq on the island of Ammassalik, tucked into the remote eastern corner of Greenland, with a population of just 2,000 people. Transfer to your guesthouse for an information meeting and dinner - if the weather is suitable the chef will arrange a barbeque on the terrace. (D)
Head from Tasiilaq harbour into the Ammassalik Fjord, surrounded by mountain peaks. Visit the US WWII airfield Bluie East Two, and see the icebergs from the Karale and Knud Rasmussen Glaciers, stopping as close to the latter as the ice allows for lunch. (B,L)
Head north along the coast of Ammassalik Island surrounded by huge icebergs rising out of the water like sculptures. Visit the settlement of Tiniteqilaaq, home to just over 100 people. Stroll around the town and enjoy views over the Sermilik Fjord, stretching up to the Greenlandic Ice Shield, before returning to the water and enjoying lunch amidst the icebergs. (B,L)
Today head on to the land and explore the settlement of Tasiilaq and its surroundings. Start at a local workshop where artists carve the Tulipak sculptures - unique designs intended to protect their owners from attack. Continue to the museum where you can learn about life and culture in East Greenland. From here head out of town into the Flower Valley where you will hopefully see thyme, bluebells, arctic dandelion and Greenland's national flower, the broad-leafed willow herb. (B)
Transfer by boat or helicopter (depending on the day and weather) back to Kulusuk for your flight back to Reykjavik. (B)
We would like to thank www.visitgreenland.com and their photographer Mads Pihl of Visit Greenland for the kind use of some of their photographs.