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Dog Sledding Expedition East Greenland
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 East Greenland trip will take you on a journey through the magnificent Ammassalik island.You will 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 where you can learn about the way of life in this very remote part of the world, go snowshoeing up mountains where you have an exquisite view over the Sermilik fjord with its huge icebergs, meet Inuit hunters and see how they hunt and fish for seal, halibut, redfish and sea cat.
This trip is an opportunity to explore the magnificent, raw and icy wilderness in the most authentic way possible.
To start this Dog Sledding Expedition East Greenland trip a helicopter will take you on a scenic ride from Kulusuk to Tasiilaq. In Tasiilaq we will welcome you and take you to your accommodation. You will spend the first night in a well-appointed house in town. After you have settled in, we will go together shopping for food for the trip and then go back to the accommodation to pack all the food and equipment needed for the big adventure. In the evening you will enjoy dinner with the rest of the group. If the night is clear you are highly likely to see the breathtaking northern lights.
After breakfast the real adventure begins! You meet the dogs, hop on the sledge and ride off into the wild. With two persons per sledge and a musher you head north. The luggage will be transported by snowmobile to your next accommodation. After a two hour ride through the beautiful landscape you take the first break at a beautiful spot in the middle of the Ammassalik island. There you will have lunch and a hot drink. An hour later you will go up a 500 m high mountain just to go down on the other side where you have a breathtaking view of the Sermilik fjord with all its amazing icebergs. The Qaattu Hut will be your home for the following two nights.
Today will be devoted to the exploration of the surrounding area and mountains. The group will be split in two. One group goes snowshoeing in the mountains where you have a fantastic view over the stunning icefjord. The other group will go with a local hunter to the ice edge and look for seal. After lunch the first group goes with the hunter and the second group goes snowshoeing. The night will be spent in the Qaattu Hut. If the night is clear you are highly likely to see the breathtaking northern lights.
Depending on the conditions of the ice in the Sermilik fjord, the guide will choose one of three possible routs, which are all equally stunning. After a 5 hour beautiful dogsledding ride you arrive in Tiniteqilaaq, a small remote settlement of 120 people. You will have the afternoon at leisure and can explore this traditional settlement and learn about the way of life in this remote part of the world. We spend the night in a small hut on a hill behind the settlement, where we have a 360 degree view of the whole fjord and the icecap in all its glory. You might see the breathtaking northern lights on a clear night.
Today will be the hardest day of the trip. You will go up a glacier and now and then you will have to get off the sledge to help the dogs get up the steep hills. But, your hard work will be rewarded with the amazing landscape, the glacier, the mountains and the valleys. Your next stop will be a hut which lies at the Imiilaa Fjord, where the locals go hunting and fishing for seal, halibut, redfish and sea cat.
Today we will go up a 700 m glacier and down hill all the way to Langes. The whole way you can enjoy the beautiful icy landscape of Ammassalik and now and then you get a great view of the icepack and Tasiilaq. When you arrive in Tasiilaq you will be picked up by car and brought to the house. You have the rest of the day at leisure. In the evening dinner will be served for the whole group.
You have today at leisure. You could take a walk through town and visit the museum. Or just relax after the adventurous trip and even have a hot stone massage.
Today the helicopter takes you back to Kulusuk.
- February 21th, 2018 – February 28th, 2018
- March 03th, 2018 – March 10th, 2018
- March 10th, 2018 – March 17th, 2018
- March 17th, 2018 – March 24th, 2018
- March 24th, 2018 – March 31th, 2018
- April 07th, 2018 – April 14th, 2018
- April 14th, 2018 – April 21st, 2018
Tailored private tours also available – enquire for details and prices.
- international flight Reykjavík – Kulusuk (return)
- return helicopter flight Kulusuk / Tasiilaq incl. airport taxes
- accommodation in hostel in Tasiilaq and in huts during the dogsledding trip
- full board from dinner day 1 to dinner day 6 and breakfast on day 7 and 8
- an English speaking guide
- all the activities described in the detailed itinerary (2 persons per sledge)
- snowmobile service for the transfer of the food and the luggage
4 (with a small fee we can already guarantee the trip with 2 people)
Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, sleepingbag.
Warm shoes and socks:
Add airport transfers from/to international airport Keflavík & to/from domestic airport in Reykjavik, visit of the Blue Lagoon on arrival day in Iceland and 3 nights in a three star hotel in Reykjavík (one night before the dogsledding trip and two nights after) for €310 per person. Contact us for individual extensions.
How to get there:
To get to Greenland we reccomend flying via Iceland. Please contact us for further information.
If your journey to Greenland takes you through Iceland, ask us about our fantastic Iceland extensions.
This great operator in Greenland found its roots in a group of professional, fun, qualified and energetic guides, whose passion for the Arctic outdoors runs deep and whose standards in service quality and safety are unmatched.
All the guides are certified in wilderness first aid, hold rescue and leadership qualifications and have gathered an impressive depth of international experience.
But, cutting to the chase, the thing we most love about them is that they are a bunch of outdoor enthusiasts that get their kicks exploring the great outdoors, just like you.
Dog Sledding Expedition East Greenland
- Trip Code: AWA110
- Dates: Feb- April
- Price: From 3,599 Eur
- Depart: Raykjavik, Iceland
- Arrive: Raykjavik, Iceland
- Length: 8 Days
- Adventure: 8 Day Dogsledding Expedition in East Greenland