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Traditional East Greenland

from £619 excluding flights

  • 4-5 nights
  • May-Sep

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Highlights

In pictures
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Experience life on the edge of the habitable world

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Explore the town of Tasiilaq with its colourful houses

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Enjoy breathtaking views from a helicopter

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Explore the dramatic untouched wilderness

Why this trip...

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Add-on

This itinerary is intended to be an add-on to a longer holiday - speak to our specialists for recommendations

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Off-the-beaten-track

This holiday showcases places and experiences away from the usual tourist routes

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Culture

Experience local culture and heritage as part of this holiday

Overview

Locked in by pack ice for most of the year, East Greenland is one of the last frontiers of the modern world. Virtually the only populated area on the vast east coast, the district of Ammassalik, encompasses Tasiilaq and Kulusuk. It is only a two hour flight from Reykjavik and is a great base for an introduction to Greenland as well as being an ideal extension on a trip to Iceland.

The attractive town of Tasiilaq on the island of Ammassalik, has a population of around 1600. It is ringed by huge jagged peaks, some of the highest mountains in the country.

Several smaller settlements are scattered all over the district, amongst them Kulusuk, where the local Inuit population live from fishing and sealing, sometimes being away from home for a large part of the year. Here, more than anywhere else in Greenland, the traditional skills of carving have survived.

Itinerary

The suggested itineraries we offer include a pre and post night in Reykjavik, however it is possible to tailor-make your stay in Iceland to include a self-drive or longer city break itinerary, or to add further nights in Greenland – simply call us to discuss your options.

Day 1 arrive in Iceland

Fly to Keflavik Airport and transfer to your accommodation in Reykjavik for an overnight stay. This evening take in the sights of the capital and enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants offering a variety of options and cuisines (payable locally).

Fly to Keflavik Airport and transfer to your accommodation in Reykjavik for an overnight stay. This evening take in the sights of the capital and enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants offering a variety of options and cuisines (payable locally).

Day 2 Reykjavik - Kulusuk/Tasiilaq

After breakfast take a short taxi ride (payable locally) to Reykjavik City Airport, for your flight to Greenland. If you are staying in Tasiilaq you will have an onward helicopter transfer from Kulusuk. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your accommodation.

After breakfast take a short taxi ride (payable locally) to Reykjavik City Airport, for your flight to Greenland. If you are staying in Tasiilaq you will have an onward helicopter transfer from Kulusuk. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your accommodation.

Day 3 at leisure

Today perhaps follow one of the walking trails exploring the stunning Arctic scenery, or choose an optional excursion such as a boat trip to a glacier or helicopter flight to the icecap.

Today perhaps follow one of the walking trails exploring the stunning Arctic scenery, or choose an optional excursion such as a boat trip to a glacier or helicopter flight to the icecap.

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Day 4 Kulusuk/Tasiilaq - Reykjavik

Those staying in Tasiilaq will transfer by helicopter back to Kulusuk, then onwards to the airport for return flight to Reykjavik. Take a short taxi ride (payable locally) to your accommodation in Iceland’s capital.

Those staying in Tasiilaq will transfer by helicopter back to Kulusuk, then onwards to the airport for return flight to Reykjavik. Take a short taxi ride (payable locally) to your accommodation in Iceland’s capital.

Day 5 depart Iceland

Transfer from Reykjavik to Keflavik for your flight home.

Transfer from Reykjavik to Keflavik for your flight home.

Accommodation Options

This itinerary is based on staying at Hotel Cabin in Reykjavik and Hotel Kulusuk and/or Hotel Angmagssalik in Greenland.

With a wide choice accommodation in Reykjavik we can change to suit your personal preference. Accommodation options in East Greenland are limited, but we are happy to adapt where possible.

Discuss your options with our Travel Specialists.

Optional Excursions

Prices and Departures

Price from £619 excluding flights

Airfares to Iceland start from around £120 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private facilities
  • Breakfast basis in Reykjavik
  • Full board in Greenland (buffet style)
  • Helicopter transfers between Kulusuk and Tasiilaq (if applicable)
  • Keflavik and Greenland transfers
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

From prices per person

Departure Duration Accomodation Twin Price Single Price
May - Sep 2020 4 nights 2 nights Reykjavik, 2 nights Kulusuk £619 £1,494
May - Sep 2020 4 nights 2 nights Reykjavik, 2 nights Tasiilaq £964 £1,809
May - Sep 2020 5 nights 2 nights Reykjavik, 1 night Kulusuk, 2 nights Tasiilaq £1,114 £1,982

Flights

Airfares start from around £250 per person to Iceland and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

Meet our expert

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One of our specialists
Meet Eric

5 Successful whale watching trips

34 Countries visited

4 Shooting stars with northern lights

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