Ice Fjords & Remore Villages of Greenland
Ice Fjords & Remore Villages of Greenland
Ice Fjords & Remote Villages of Greenland
10 days – 9 nights
Reykjavík, Kulusuk, Kuummiut, Ammaassalik, Fjord Tunu, Tiniteqilaaq, Camp Qaatu, Sermilik Fjord, Tasiilaq
Hiking, Trekking, Adventure, Discovery, Culture
Operates July through September
Reykjavík domestic airport
5 - 12 participants
Hut and hostel
Walking per day:
5 - 7 hours
Challenging (3 out of 6)
July, August, September
Day 1: Reykjavík, Kulusuk
Your tour starts at the Reykjavík Airport, where you’ll meet the team and board your 2-hour flight to Kulusuk, Greenland. Once you arrive on the rocky coast, head with your guide to your hostel accommodation to drop your bags. Take a stroll around the village, looking out to see the iceberg-filled bay from the coast. In the evening, gather with your group for dinner, then get a good night’s sleep. Adventure awaits! [D]
Day 2: Kulusuk Island
Having a whole day to explore the island of Kulusuk, we will take a walk that will give us insight into the local history and a chance to enjoy the amazing scenery. The view on the coast is amazing and at the most western tip of the island we see out to the Atlantic. Heading back we pass the lakes in the heart of the island. The Great Northern Loon, a bird that inhabits these parts will not be worried by our visit since it is really the best fisherman around! Following the road that leads through the island we arrive back to the village. Night at a hostel in Kulusuk. [B/L/D]
Day 3: Kulusuk, Kuummiut
After a hearty breakfast in Kulusuk, you will embark on a fantastic boat journey navigating the massive Ammassalik Fjord for more than 30 miles through numerous islands. The 1.5-hour boat ride lands on a small peninsula where you’ll find the small Inuit village of Kuummiut. Once in the village, you’ll be welcomed into a local cabin for the night. [B/L/D]
Day 4: Kuummiut (Hike to Fjord Tunu)
Having a whole day to explore the island of Kulusuk, we will take a walk that will give us insight into the local history and a chance to enjoy the amazing scenery. The view on the coast is amazing and at the most western tip of the island we see out to the Atlantic. Heading back, we pass the lakes in the heart of the island. The Great Northern Loon, a bird that inhabits these parts will not be worried by our visit since it is really the best fisherman around! Following the road that leads through the island we arrive back to the village. Night at a hostel in Kulusuk. [B/L/D]
Day 5: Kuummiut Mountain
After two nights in Kuummiut, you probably noticed the imposing mountain acting as the village’s backdrop. Today, you’re going to conquer that mountain! Fuel up on breakfast, then set out for your ascent. Extraordinary panoramic views await—they will be well worth the effort. Get your fill of fjords, mountains, islands, and glaciers and capture these views on your camera. Return to the cabin with a full heart and sense of accomplishment and enjoy a well-earned dinner. [B/L/D]
Day 6: Kuummiut, Tiniteqilaaq, Camp Qaatu
Today we leave Kuummiut and enjoy a boat trip between the icebergs through the Ammassalik Fjord, then a smaller sea street of Ikasartivaq before we reach another, smaller settlement of Tiniteqilaaq. We continue through the Sermilik Fjord (the Ice fjord), an impressive fjord with a lot of ice bergs breaking off several glacier tongues coming down from the main ice cap. Finally reach our hut where we stay for the next two nights. In the afternoon we explore the surroundings of the hut. [B/L/D]
Day 7: Camp Qaatu (Explore Sermilik Fjord)
Get ready for an otherworldly adventure today as you explore the Sermilik Fjord. On the route, you’ll view icy blue seas dotted with icebergs as you hike along rocky terrain. If the weather conditions allow it, you’ll be able to see the major ice cap that covers the majority of Greenland. Find peace and serenity in the small glassy lakes you pass in this unspoiled remote area. Return to the cabins in the small village for another cozy sleep. [B/L/D]
Day 8: Camp Qaatu, Tasiilaq
We start the day with a short boat transfer further south where we start our today’s hike. We hike along a stream and pass by a waterfall before we reach the pass of the Sermilik way. This route has been used for a long time by the locals. We descend on the other side and reach the lake 168. We hike along this bigger lake before we reach some smaller ones; finally, we arrive at the flower valley. It is lush with green and flowers, with butterflies fluttering by and a colorful cemetery with plastic flowers and white crosses. In the late afternoon we reach the biggest town of East Greenland, Tasiilaq with 1800 habitants. Night in private house for the next 2 nights. [B/L/D]
Day 9: Tasiilaq
Enjoy breakfast leisurely—there’s no set itinerary for today. If you have the energy for something active, an optional hike around Tasiilaq is available. Otherwise, you can visit the local museum or browse the small shops for souvenirs from local artisans. In the evening, meet your group and guide for a final dinner together and rehash your highlights of this incredible trip. [B/L/D]
Day 10: Tasiilaq, Reykjavík
Get one last stroll in before starting the journey home. First, catch a boat ride to Kulusuk Island, then catch a flight to Reykjavík Airport. The tour ends in the airport, so say your goodbyes and head home. [B]
[B] = Breakfast | [D] = Dinner | [B/L/D] = Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
· Round-trip airfare New York/Reykjavik/Kulusuk
· Arrival and departure transfers
· Boat transfers between camps
· 9 nights’ accommodation
o Kulusuk 2 nights
o Kuummiut 3 nights
o Camp Qaattu 2 nights
o Tasiilaq 2 nights
o Breakfast daily
o 9 lunches
o 8 dinners
· Transportation during the Tour
· Luggage transfer during the tour
· Activities as per program description
· Experienced & qualified English-speaking guide
· All local taxes
· Airfare relates taxes and fees
· Sleeping bag
· Travel insurance
· Personal equipment
· Personal expenses
· Anything not mentioned as “included”
Accommodations will be confirmed at time of booking
Price from: $5,669 including airfare from New York. Add-ons available from all US gateways.
Price is minimum per person staying in a double room and may change without notice. Prices for different party numbers available upon request.
This program can be customized for individuals and groups.
Changes to this program may be requested by phone (1855-55-TOURS) or using the web FIT Quote Request
We also be glad to adjust the airfare from your gateway so you take advantage of our special discounted leisure fares
You may add or remove;
o Trip days
o Cities and sites
· Other options
o The program was designed with private services, however, we may substitute shared sightseeing where available
o If you prefer deluxe services we may operate this program including private driver, private guide and concierge service.
Once we have designed the program the way you want we'll give you a quote within 2 business days.
Tour Code: GL03REK22IMG
· Lunches and dinners can be arranged for individuals, families and groups at top restaurants or any restaurant requested by you.
· We can revise the itinerary to spend more time and provide more depth in those areas that you are interested on.
· Any other changes to the itinerary will be accommodated depending on the facilities available in the area.
· Private arrival and/or departure transfer
· The options suggested in the itinerary will be quoted at time of booking
· If you wish to use these programs for your group or as the basis for a customized journey please either call us (1-855-55-TOURS or use the web Group Quote Request.
· In either case our specialists will work with to refine all the details and they will get you a quote with 2 business days. Quotes may be obtained for the air and land portions of just for the lad journey.
· Booking both air and land with us will represent savings for you because of our buying power and longtime relationship with the airlines.
· We will also may have the choice between regular fares and special leisure fares not available to the public.
· Sleeping bag rental: $75 per person
· Special diet meals: $25 per day
· Private transfer upgrade in Reykjavik: $135
· Single room supplements
· Extra nights in Reykjavík (including pick-up and drop-off) available upon request