Arctic Cross Country Expedition

The Perfect Mixture of Nature and Culture

Tour code: EXPG62

Explore Both of Best Worlds of Greenland

The Ammassalik region on the scanty populated east coast of Greenland is a jewel in the Arctic crown. It is among the world´s most recently known civilizations, discovered only a mere hundred years ago. During this expedition, we follow the traditional dog sledding routes between the small hunting villages of the Ammassalik area.

With sharp granite peaks rising up to 2000 m from the narrow fjords we make our way between the gigantic icebergs, frozen into the sea ice, and into beautiful valleys and over mountain passes. On our way, we sleep in tents under the northern lights or in cozy cabins, but in community houses in the four villages that we visit before we arrive at the colorful capital town of the area, Tasiilaq. During the tour, we keep our sleds light by getting good quality fresh food and resupply in every town.

During the winter there are few people other than the local Inuit hunters that still use dog sleds for their seal hunting. With two nights in each village, we witness the daily life and culture of the local Greenlandic people.

This is the perfect mixture of nature and culture.

Tour Overview

  • Difficulty



    Demanding some effort and certain endurance. Good health and some hiking experience is required. 6-8 hours walk per day. Often involves carrying your own gear.

  • Availability


  • Duration

    12 days

  • Meeting Point

    Reykjavík domestic airport

  • Group Size

    4 - 12 participants

  • Language


  • 18

    Minimum age

    18 yrs

  • Accommodation

    Hostel and camping

  • Skiing per day

    6 - 8 hrs

  • Total Distance

    135 km (85 mi)

  • Max. Ascent

    450 m (1475 ft)

Customer Reviews

“...Based on these three bookings, I would trust Icelandic Mountain Guides 100% with any activity they offer up there. Our Iceland/Greenland trip has been a great success, an unforgettable memory to last a lifetime, and that's definitely also thanks to the great work these guys do. I'd do the same activities again with them any day.”
Knarz, The Netherlands — 2017-08-09

Tour Highlights

Following old dog sledding trails

Towering Icebergs in the Frozen Sea

Visiting inuit villages

Skiing in the Arctic world


  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Helicopter or boat transport
  • Hostel sleeping bag accommodation in dormitories
  • Camping accommodation
  • All food and cooking equipment

Not Included

  • Sleeping bag
  • Skiing equipment
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