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 email@example.com.
Hotel Ammassalik is one of Greenland's most established tourist hotels. Located overlooking the picturesque town, it offers spectacular views out over the ice-filled fjord and high mountains. The property offers a mixture of well-appointed en-suite rooms, panorama suites and shared facility accommodations as well as its own restaurant, lounge and bar. A range of weather dependant optional activities can be booked at the hotel...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.