For East Greenland we
offer 4-day tours with a combination of Ammassalik and Kulusuk, 3- day
tours to Tasiilaq and 2-day tours to Kulusuk. We also offer the one-day
excursion to Kulusuk allowing a visit to Greenland without ever checking
out of your hotel in Reykjavik.
There are many local
excursions to choose from in East Greenland. Please see the list
following the tour. These excursions can only be ordered and paid for
during your stay and operate based on weather and capacity restrictions.
Your “Destination Guides” are on hand to assist you at your hotel with
information on the excursions.
Please note there is a
two-hour time difference between Iceland and Greenland. The flight time
between Reykjavik and Kulusuk is about 2 hours.
Because of the geographical
location of East Greenland, the village of Kulusuk and the town of
Ammassalik are and have always been relatively isolated in relation to the
rest of Greenland. - East Greenland is the destination if you want to
experience traditional Greenlandic culture and the original drum dance.
Explore "Tunu" - The backside of the
country - which the Greenlanders name the East Coast of Greenland.
Amongst other things, the deserted location has left its mark in the
special East Greenland dialect and the original culture has not been
affected by the western influence to the same degree as in other parts of
Greenland. Actually it is only a little more than 100 years since the
first Europeans "discovered" this area! Old Traditions are still very
much a live in East Greenland; During the winter hunting trips with dog
sledges (several weeks in duration) are still common and many families
choose to live at isolated spots, to improve their hunting of seals, polar
Once the summer comes and the ice breaks
up, the families are fetched by ship and return to town to sell the
winters booty and buy new supplies of cartridges, coffee and other
necessities. In addition to its grandiose nature, the East coast is
particularly known for its exceptional and beautiful production of
handicraft that, like the drum dance, is rooted in traditional culture.
HOTEL ANGMAGSSALIK (formerely Hotel Ammassalik): A
pleasant tourist class hotel. It has a total of 30 twin bedded rooms of
which 18 superior rooms in the main hotel building have private
facilities, shower, WC and TV. The hotel has a restaurant and a bar. Our
guests stay mainly in the superior rooms. Full board during stay.
A new tourist class hotel near Kulusuk Airport. All rooms with private
facilities. Restaurant and bar with a fantastic view over the ice filled
sea. Full board during stay.
DAY 1 REYKJAVIK – KULUSUK - TASIILAQ
Morning flight by Air Iceland from Reykjavik (in-town domestic
airport) to Kulusuk. Continue on with short helicopter ride to Tasiilaq.
Transfer to nearby Hotel Angmagssalik for check in, information meeting
and lunch. Optional excursions available. Dinner at the hotel.
DAY 2 TASIILAQ
Breakfast at the hotel. Your Destination Guide will assist you in
choosing among the various optional excursions available. Lunch and dinner
at the hotel.
DAY 3 TASIILAQ – KULUSUK
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the helicopter to Kulusuk. You
will be met and transferred to the Hotel Kulusuk. Lunch at hotel and
optional excursions available. Dinner at the hotel.
DAY 4 KULUSUK – REYKJAVIK
Depart on afternoon Air Iceland flight to Reykjavik. Arrive in
Reykjavik early evening.
Number of nights in Tasiilaq & Kulusuk
based on availability