Although Greenland is just a 2-hour flight from Iceland, in many ways it is a world apart.
Heading west over the pack ice, this trip will land guests at Kulusuk, home to the Ammassalik Inuit community on the island’s remote and rugged east coast. On clear days, stunning views reach inland to the country’s famous ice-cap as the aircraft comes in to land.
The village of Kulusuk lies on a small rocky island between saw-toothed mountains and extensive fjords, and it is almost always surrounded by icebergs and a glittering Arctic Ocean.
On arrival, a guide will escort visitors the short distance from the airport to the village of Kulusuk, where there is time to explore the village itself, purchase handmade crafts or to sit and enjoy a coffee with one of the villages 360 inhabitants. Weather permitting, demonstrations can be arranged of traditional kayak rowing and the ancient drum dance, which disappeared long ago on Greenland’s west coast, but is still kept alive today by a few in the east. Return to Reykjavik by air.
Sturdy hiking boots are recommended for participants.
STAY LONGER It is also possible to spend a few nights or more in Kulusuk, or even combine a visit to this remote community with Tasiilaq (which is reached by short helicopter flight from Kulusuk). Take a look at our Traditional East Greenland itinerary, or please contact our specialist team to discuss your travel plans.
Duration: 8 hours
Price: from £707 per person
Departures: 10:00 daily, except Sunday, June-September
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