Greenland Tours

Dog Sledding & Northern Lights

Explore deep into the arctic world of East Greenland on this winter adventure.

Tour code: GRL69

Discover East Greenland’s Winter Natural Wonders & Traditional Culture

East Greenland’s isolated location has aided in the Inuit community being able to preserve their traditional way of life. During the winter, hunting, ice fishing and dog sledding are necessary activities for surviving in this arctic area. For 8 days you will get a feel for this fascinating culture and witness mind blowing natural wonders. Dog sledding is a great way to immerse in the magnificent unspoiled landscape of this remote region, as well as experience the main type of transportation during winter here. Greenland is known for its long, dark winter nights, which makes it the perfect place to view the alluring Northern Lights.

Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will kick off the tour of Ammassalik Island from Tasiilaq, the largest town in East Greenland. You will see the Sermilik Icefjord, visit the small settlement of Tiniteqilaaq where you will dine with a local family. Before turning back to Tasiilaq, you will have time to visit the town or do an (optional) snowshoe hike to the valley of flowers. Embark on a tour that takes you deep into the arctic world of East Greenland.

Tour Overview

  • Difficulty

    Challenging

    Challenging

    Suites those that are physically active and have some background in basic travelling in mountainous terrain with a backpack. 6 - 7 hrs walks per day.

  • Availability

    Mar - Apr

  • Duration

    8 days

  • Meeting Point

    Kulusuk airport

  • Group Size

    4 - 8 participants

  • Language

    English

  • 12

    Minimum age

    12 yrs

  • Accommodation

    Hut

  • Transport

    Helecopter

Customer Reviews

The trip was absolutely fantastic! I have been on many tours and this was one of the best. Everything exceeded my expectations – from the guest house accommodations in Tasiilaq to the food, the dog sledding, the huts with their amazing views, and the ability to learn about the East Greenlandic culture.
Tracey, USA — 2016-03-01

Tour Highlights

Traditional Inuit Dog Sledding

Change to see the Northern Lights

Meet the locals in a hutner's village

Snowshoeing

Included

  • Guesthouse accommodation (3 nights)
  • Hut sleeping bag accommodation in dormitories (4 nights)
  • Pick up in Tasiilaq
  • Breakfast (7), Lunch (6), Dinner (7)
  • Guided dogsled tour for 4 days (two persons per sled)
  • Snow suit for the dogsled tour
  • Guided snowshoeing tour for 1 day
  • Snowshoes

Not Included

  • Sleeping bag
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Optional Extras

  • Sleeping bag
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