TASIILAQ - 5 days

from EUR 2610

Tasiilaq is the largest town in East Greenland with about 2,000 inhabitants. The town has a beautiful and picturesque setting in a fjord surrounded by high mountains. As it is only just over a century since the area was discovered by the Europeans, the traditional Inuit culture still plays an important role in day-to-day life. In the summer activities include hiking and helicopter trips to the ice sheet or glaciers. Sea kayaking and sailing on the fjords between the icebergs, whale safaris and angling are all popular activities.

Tour Code: GJ-EGR-4
  • Tour Availability: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
  • Seasons: June to September
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Min. nr of Participants: 1

Tasiilaq by Greenlandic Tourist Board (8).jpg5 days / 4 nights Stay in Tasiilaq, East Greenland 2017

Everything seems a little bigger in Tasiilaq. The mountains, the distances, the adventures, the challenges loom and beckon in East Greenland largest town. The hiking, climbing expeditions, kayak adventures, whale watching, visiting settlements, boat tours to the ice fjord called Sermilik in summer, as well as the cultural events in the town itself, all mix with a layer of local culture, that gets its energy from the numbers of people from the settlements, who come into town throughout the summer. They visit family and friends, participate in the very popular coastal soccer championship and fill the streets with life and activity.

Come experience the true culture of the Greenlandic people in the land of the polar bears on this 5 day tour from Reykjavik! Because of the geographical location of East Greenland, the villages of Kulusuk and Tasiilaq, also known as Ammassalik, have been relatively isolated in relation to the rest of Greenland and the world in general. Here a unique dialect is spoken and the original native "drum dance" is still performed. In fact the area was only "discovered" by Europeans a little over 100 years ago. The savage mountains, spectacular icebergs and picturesque villages will amaze even the most experienced travelers. This trip is a must for those looking for something new!

Tour Code: GJ-EGR-4

5 Days / 4 Nights Stay in Tasiilaq, East Greenland 2017

Ammassalik is known to local residents as Tasiilaq which in East Greenlandic means something resembling a lake. Tasiilaq is the largest village in East Greenland with about 2,000 residents. The town has a picturesque setting in a fjord surrounded by high mountains and bisected by a small river that flows through the town. As it is only just over 100 years since the first Europeans came to the area, the traditional Inuit culture still plays an important role in day-to-day life.

Tasiilaq is only a 10-minute helicopter ride from Kulusuk, but this short flight is one of the most scenic expeditions imaginable as you cross the ice-filled sea separating these two mountainous islands. The town of Tasiilaq lies just south of the Arctic Circle and boasts long hours of daylight in the summer and the splendor of the northern lights in the winter. During the summer, activities include hiking and climbing for people of all abilities, as well as helicopter trips to the ice sheet or glaciers. Sea kayaking and sailing on the fjord between icebergs, whale safaris and angling are all popular activities.

Itinerary for Independent Tour

Day 1: REYKJAVIK – KULUSUK - TASIILAQ
Flight by Air Iceland from Reykjavik (in-town domestic airport) to Kulusuk. Continue on with short helicopter ride to Tasiilaq. Transfer to nearby Hotel Angmagssalik for check in and information meeting. Optional excursions available, only bookable and payable in East Greenland. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 2, 3 & 4: TASIILAQ
Breakfast at the hotel. Your Destination Guide will assist you in choosing among the various optional excursions available, that are only bookable and payable in East Greenland. Lunch and dinner at the hotel. Find here the list of optional tours and activities

Day 5: TASIILAQ – KULUSUK - REYKJAVIK
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the helicopter to Kulusuk and continue on Air Iceland flight to Reykjavik.

Please note that excursions/tours in East Greenland can only be booked and paid at the hotel in Greenland and are subject to weather and ice conditions and availability. Beginning of June there is only a very limited selection of tours, if any at all.

Tour Code: GJ-EGR-4

Time Difference: Please note that there is a two-hour time difference between Iceland and Greenland.

Shopping: Shops are in general closed on Sundays in East Greenland.

Excursions in Greenland: Excursions can only be ordered and paid for during your stay and operate based on weather and capacity restrictions. The front desk staff are on hand to assist you at your hotel with information on the excursions. 

Exploring Tasiilaq: Tasiilaq is built along steep hills and exploring the town means that you need to walk up and down and should be reasonably fit. There is limited taxi service in Tasiilaq.

Airport transfers: Airport transfer in Tasiilaq takes about 2 minutes and is included in the package price. Airport transfer in Reykjavik is not included in the package.

Currency and credit cards: Important to bring Danish Krona to East Greenland. Foreign currency is in general not accepted. Credit cards are accepted only at few locations. i.e. at the hotels and at the local store in Kulusuk. Using credit and debit card, a PIN-code is required.

Important: Trips to Greenland are always subject to weather conditions. Delays and flight cancellations can happen. Therefore we strongly recommend you to buy a travel insurance in the country of residence that would cover any additional travel expenses, should your flights be delayed or cancelled due to weather. We recommend not to book any international flight directly after a trip from East Greenland.

HOTEL ANGMAGSSALIK (formerly Hotel Ammassalik): A pleasant tourist class hotel. It has a total of 30 twin bedded rooms of which 18 superior rooms in the main hotel building have private facilities, shower, WC and TV. The hotel has a restaurant, bar, souvenir shop, currency exchange as well as information service and tour desk. Full board during stay.

Tour Code: GJ-EGR-4

Flight Information:

Flight time Reykjavik-Kulusuk by Air Iceland: about 2 hours. Aircraft used: Fokker aircraft with 45 or 50 seats
Flight time Kulusuk-Tasiilaq by Helicopter Air Greenland: 10 minutes. Aircraft used: Helicopter capacity 7-9 persons.
Check-In time in Reykjavik Domestic airport, Tasillaq airport and Kulusuk airport 1 hour prior to departure.

Flight schedule (subject to change):

Date 
Week days 
Reykjavik departure 
Kulusuk arrival 
...  Kulusuk departure 
Reykjavik arrival 
01.06.-30.06.17 Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 10:45 10:25 14:25 18:05
01.06.-30.06.17 Thu 10:45 10:25 11:10 14:50
01.06.-30.60.17 Sat 11:30 11:20 15:20 19:10
01.07.-31.07.17 Mon, Tue, Sun 10:45 10:25 14:25 18:05
01.07.-31.07.17 Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat  10:45 10:25 11:10 14:50
01.07.-31.07.17 Wed 14:00 13:40 14:25 18:05
01.07.-31.07.17 Sat 14:10 13:50 14:35 18:15
01.08.-31.08.17 Mon 13:45 13:25 14:10 17:50
01.08.-31.08.17 Tue, Sun 10:45 10:25 14:25 18:05
01.08.-31.08.17 Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat  10:45 10:25 11:10 14:50
01.08.-31.08.17 Wed 14:00 13:40 14:25 18:05
01.08.-31.08.17 Sat 14:10 13:50 14:35 18:15
01.09.-08.09.17 Mon, Tue, Thu 10:15 09:55 13:50 17:30
01.09.-08.09.17 Sat 11:15 10:45 15:00 18:40
09.09.-30.09.17 Sat 12:00 11:50  12:35 16:25
14.09.-30.09.17 Thu 11:00 10:50 11:35 15:25

No flights to Greenland on public holidays

If there are two flights per day between Iceland and East Greenland, in general for this tour package the second flight will be booked from Reykjavik to Kulusuk and the first flight will be booked from Kulusuk to Reykjavik. The other flight is mainly reserved to passengers going on the day trip to Kulusuk only.

Tour Code: GJ-EGR-4

Price list 2017:

Rooms with private facilities:
EUR 2,610 per person* / Single supplement: EUR 220  ...  DKK 19,400 per person* / Single supplement: DKK 1,640 
Panorama rooms with private facilities: 
EUR 2,870 per person* / Single supplement: EUR 320   DKK 21,300 per person* / Single supplement: DKK 2,400
Prices are subject to change due to exchange rates

*Depending on availability flight supplements up to EUR 500/DKK 3700 per person might apply

Included:

  • Flight: Reykjavik - Kulusuk - Reykjavik including airport tax
  • Helicopter transfer Kulusuk - Ammassalik/Tasiilaq - Kulusuk
  • Four nights at Hotel Angmagssalik in double room with shower/wc and full board (starting with dinner first night and ending with breakfast last day)
  • Transfer between hotel and airport in Greenland

Not included:

  • Optional tours & activities in Greenland (only bookable and payable in Greenland)
  • Transfer to/from airport in Reykjavik
  • Any services that not listed under "included"

Important: Trips to Greenland are always subject to weather conditions. Delays and flight cancellations can happen. Therefore we strongly recommend you to buy a travel insurance in the country of residence that would cover any additional travel expenses, should your flights be delayed or cancelled due to weather. We recommend not to book any international flight directly after a trip from Greenland.

Bookings to be sent to email: Either via our international tour operator network -see here 

or directly by email gjtravel@gjtravel.is and we process your booking by personal email communication. All bookings are on request. We need full names of all travellers to Greenland, nationality and travel dates to/from Greenland. After we receive your reservation by email, you will get a short reconfirmation from us that we will work on your booking. The final confirmation will be sent within 2-4 working days after booking receipt. Unfortunately for Greenland packages there is no instant availability system and online booking & payment system. Payment is due latest 8 weeks prior to arrival; we accept international bank transfer or payment by Visa or MasterCard. Vouchers and detailed itinerary will be sent after receipt of final payment. We provide you also with many practical information in regards to your stay in Greenland and how to prepare for a trip to Greenland.

Cancellation policy for Greenland

  • 72 hours after booking and up to 8 weeks prior to departure: Changes (of ANY kind) will cost 10% of the tour package price. Cancellation will cost 20% of tour package price. In order to finalize a booking and issue the flight ticket, a deposit of DKK 7000 (EUR 1000) per person is required within 72 hours of booking confirmation.
  • If reservation is cancelled within 8 weeks of departure there will be a charge of 40% of the tour package price.
  • If reservation is cancelled within 6 weeks of departure there will be a charge of 60% of the tour package price.
  • If reservation is cancelled within 4 weeks prior to departure there will be a charge of 80 % of the tour package price.
  • If reservation is cancelled within 2 weeks prior to departure there will be a charge of 100% of the tour package price.
  • If reservation is cancelled on day of departure or in case of no show there will be a charge of 100% of the tour package price (no refund at all).
Tour Code: GJ-EGR-4