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Greenland Highlights

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An amazing sightseeing adventure that is two parts boat tour and one part cultural immersion.

Tour code: GRL78

Greenland Highlights
Price from: 227.000 199.000  ISK

Experience the Best of East Greenland’s Nature & Culture

Disconnect from the distractions of everyday life and immersive yourself in the remote and wild beauty of East Greenland on this multi-day tour. Your knowledgeable and friendly guide will show you impressive ice-filled fjords, calving glaciers, and some insight into the Inuit way of life. During the four nights that you spend in Tasiilaq, the main town of East Greenland, you will experience a perfect combination of culture and nature. Learn some Greenlandic history by visiting a museum, an old church and an American World War II airfield.

Spend two days sailing among icebergs and through remote fjords were one majestic mountain peak is followed by the next. You might even spot seals and whales as you glide across the water from one village to the next. One afternoon, you will enjoy your lunch at the foot of the famous Knud Rasmussen glacier; the calving from the glacier making thunderous sounds as ice breaks off into the water. On another afternoon, you will visit one of the small hunting settlements situated at the incredible Sermilik Icefjord. Cap off your experience with a walk to the Flower Valley just outside of town. An incredible once in a lifetime experience.

Tour Overview

  • Meeting point

    Kulusuk airport

  • Group size

    2 - 10 participants

  • Language

    English

  • Accommodation

    Guesthouse or hotel

  • Transport

    Helicopter or boat

  • Difficulty

    Moderate

    Difficulty

    Moderate

  • Availability

    Jun - Aug

  • Duration

    5 days

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Included

  • Guesthouse or hotel accommodation (4 nights)
  • Boat or helicopter transfer
  • Breakfast (4), Lunch (3), Dinner (4)
  • Day tours by boat

Not Included

  • Flights Reykjavík - Kulusuk - Reykjavík

Optional Extras

  • Flights Reykjavík - Kulusuk - Reykjavík

Tour Map and Itinerary

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Greenland Highlights

MAP & ITINERARY

Day 1

Flight to Kulusuk

The tour starts with our flight to Kulusuk, a village named after the island of Kulusuk. Departure and arrival are at the same time, so it is some kind of time-travel: two hour’s flight and two hours’ time difference! Kulusuk is a small village clinging to the rocky coast, surrounded by iceberg-filled water. We take a quick look at the island we will be spending a night on, before boarding our boats to Karale fjord. We sail for about 2 hours to one of the most serene campsites in the world, surrounded by pointy peaks and dramatic glaciers. This beautiful place will be our camp for the next 3 nights.
Sailing time: 2 hrs

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Practical Information

Study this FAQ in details before contacting us with your questions.

Icelandic Mountain Guides have taken out extra fee for single use of kayak. There is a maximum to how many kayaks can be on each tour per guide. The guide will for each tour find out the best solution according to the ability and interest of the group.

We recommend a long sleeve clothing in order to separate your skin from the dry suit. Avoid bulky clothing they might restrain your ability to put on the dry suit. Usually worrying about temperature is unnecessary since this is a summer tour and also guests need to walk to the lagoon and paddle during the tour. Extra socks might come in handy if your feet get wet. Also for more information you can have a look at our equipment list.

We always recommend to book as soon as you are ready especially if you have a strict travel schedule or a large group. It is easy to change or cancel 24 hours before departure by emailing us ([email protected]). Tours can also be purchased the day of as long as there are spaces available.

There are no official addresses on our meeting points but you can see directions and GPS points if you click the map above.

Before we head to the glacier for the tour we need to get everyone fitted with the equipment, crampons and harnesses. The crampons need to be adjusted to each persons shoe size so it is important that people arrive 20 minutes before so everyone is ready at the departure time.

Please read this text below in order to know better what to expect when you arrive to our sales office at Sólheimajökull.

Best is to wear long sleeve clothing and not to bulky. Basically just comfortable clothing. The long sleeve clothing separate the skin from the suite and provide nicer and warmer feeling. We recommend leaving watches and keys behind if possible. This makes it easier to put on the dry suite and less change of puncturing it. Even tho dry suits should keep you dry, it is best to expect to get wet feet. We do recommend to have extra spare socks to change after the tour.

You will leave your shoes in our sales office. We provide you with special shoes in order to protect the dry suit. If you own a water proof bag for your phone/camera, this is moment to use it.

Guests are provided with dry suit. Wearing this suite usually keeps guests warm enough, with the clothing mentioned before. It takes about 10 min to walk from our sales office to the starting point of the tour and guest usually warm up during this walk. In order to protect the suite special light shoes are provided that go over the suite.