East Greenland is an isolated and very special place. Although it is just a short flight from Iceland here you come closest to original Greenland. The town of Tasiilaq lies just South of the Arctic Circle and offers plenty of possibilities to travelers. Visit breathtaking ice fjords, go on an unforgettable whale watching tour, see an impressive fjord filled with icebergs or go on a wonderful day hike and explore the area around Tasiilaq. There are numberless reasons to go for unforgettable holidays to Greenland.
We recommend booking a Greenland tour as early as possible as availability is limited and prices for flights normally raise during the year. Please note that the flights to/from Greenland are the most expensive part of this tour package. You can also add extra nights to make the most out of your Greenland holiday.
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Please note that this itinerary can be adjusted and customized to meet your travel needs and preferences. The package can also be offered as a privately guided tour if a self-drive option is not what you had in mind for your Iceland experience.
Jun - Aug
4 Days / 3 Nights
In the morning you take a flight from Reykjavík to Kulusuk located on Greenland’s beautiful East Coast. The flight takes only 90 minutes and on a clear day you can see icebergs from above. A helicopter brings you from Kulusuk to Tasiilaq which is only 20 kilometers away. Have a look at your hotel and explore the charming town in the afternoon. We recommend to visit the Ammassalik Museum located in the town‘s old church. The museum has a collection of traditional artifacts ranging from Kayaks to wooden masks. Enjoy the colorful Greenlandic houses and have a look at the small harbor in the city center. Interesting is also a visit of the local supermarket. In the evening you will have a welcome dinner in the restaurant of your accommodation.
Highlights of the day: Flight from Reykjavik to Kulusuk, Helicopter tour from Kulusuk to Tasiilaq, Tasiilaq
You have two full days to explore the highlights of East Greenland. We highly recommend to join a guided tour. Plenty of different tours are available and our local partner will arrange everything for you based on your interests and also the weather. We highly recommend a boat tour to a glacier and you should also visit the floating ice in the Sermilik Fjord. Interesting is also a whale watching tour where you have the chance to see minke whales, humpback whales and fin whales. You can also go on hike and explore the surroundings of Tasiilaq on your own. Hiking maps are available at your accommodation and your local host will assist you with everything needed.
Highlights of the day: Tasiilaq, boat tour to the glacier (optional), boat tour to the floating ice in Sermilik Fjord (optional), whale watching (optional), hiking and more
Today it is time to say good bye to the little town Tasiilaq dominated by the ice cap and steep mountain ranges. In the morning you can stroll for a last time around the city. Everywhere you will see the Greenland dogs which are so important for the locals especially during winter time. A boat brings you from Tasiilaq back to the airport in Kulusuk and you can enjoy once more the huge and impressive icebergs. Enjoy a hot dog in the airport (yes, Greenland belongs to Denmark), get a stamp in your passport and fly back to Reykjavik – hopefully with many unforgettable memories and some great photos.
Highlights of the day: Tasiilaq, boat transfer from Tasiilaq to Kulusuk, flight from Kulusuk to Reykjavik
Budget accommodations include shared facilities in guest houses, country hotels, farmhouses, etc. In some cases, the rooms might be equipped with a TV and a washbasin. The in-room amenities are limited and basic but they all adhere to a high standard of cleanliness.
Breakfast is included.
Comfort accommodations offer access to private facilities (shower and toilet). This type of lodges belongs to the 3-star hotel category. Most of these properties have an in-house restaurant. This section offers an upgrade in comfort and service compared to the budget category. Breakfast is included.