Among the rugged and mountainous grandeur of the remote and isolated eastern coastline, old traditions and practices live on within the region's tiny population. Many of the area's people are still subsistence hunters and fishermen, and still gather food for their families by dogsled, boat and kayak. The village of Tasiilaq also known as Ammassalik is considered one of Greenland's most scenic villages, a short 10-minute helicopter flight from Kulusuk, the village was the main settlement of the Ammassalik Inuit who were only discovered in 1884.
Today, the picturesque village supports approximately 2,000 people and is the largest population centre on the east coast. Separated from the mainland by the Sermilik fjord to the west and the Ikaasartivaq strait to the north-east, Ammassalik lies in a fjord surrounded by mountains and the imposing Greenland ice sheet, which rises to a height of 2,500 metres. This 3-day itinerary to Ammassalik offers a taste of the amazing natural beauty of the area, including the spectacular helicopter flight from Kulusuk, which must rate as one of the most scenic flights anywhere in the world.
Fly from the domestic airport in Reykjavik to
Kulusuk, a flying time of 2 hours. On arrival, you will be transferred by
helicopter to Ammassalik. Rest of the day at leisure or optional excursions
Stay 2 nights at Hotel Ammassalik. (D)
Day at leisure or optional activities, weather
dependent, booked and payable locally. (B)
Morning at leisure before your transfer back to the
airport for your flight back to Reykjavik. On arrival in Reykjavik, you will be
under your own arrangements. (B)
As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
In remote areas, Cox & Kings uses the best available accommodation. However, accommodation and facilities in Greenland should be regarded as basic and comfortable.
Departures to Kulusuk: Wed & Sat (Apr & May), Mon-Sat (Jun, Jul, Aug & 1-5 Sep) and Wed & Sat (9-30 Sep)
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7808 6785 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.