Dog Sledding in East Greenland Tour

Dog Sledding in East Greenland Tour

Dog Sledding in East Greenland Tour

Prices

From $3,475USD

Difficulty

Guided

Guesthouses, Mountain huts

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Highlights

Take the trip of a lifetime dog sledding across East Greenland

Dog sled across pristine snowfields between peaks and glaciers stretching to the horizon.

Take advantage of the remote location and disconnect from Wi-Fi—immerse in the white wilderness!

Spend two nights in a cozy cabin with a view of the magnificent Sermilik Icefjord.

Learn about Inuit traditions and how these remote communities survive the arctic year-round.

The Dog Sledding in East Greenland Tour invites you into the unique lifestyle of dog sledding between isolated communities in East Greenland. Greenland has few roads and none that connect the villages, so dog sleds, snowmobiles, boats, and helicopters transport travellers around this icy land. This adventure tour reels you into the traditional way of life. While travelling by dog sled across vast snowy lands, you’ll witness Inuit traditions, visit isolated communities, and very likely get to see the northern lights. The dog team will get a rest mid-week while you will explore the Sermilik Coast on snowshoes. Take this tour as an opportunity to unplug from your connected world—there’s no cell signal out here.

East Greenland fascinates visitors as soon as they land, and the Dog Sledding in East Greenland Tour is your ticket to this enchanting place. With expert local guides operating each 2-person dog sled, you can admire the untouched wilderness around you while holding on tight. Each night, you’ll be welcomed into small mountain huts or guesthouses and all of your meals will be lovingly prepared for you. This once-in-a-lifetime experience hits your reset button. Unforgettable!

Dog Sledding in East Greenland Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Travel to Tasiilaq

Welcome! The tour begins with a bit of travel to reach your destination in East Greenland. From Reykjavík Airport in Iceland, you will depart for Kulusuk, Greenland, then hop in a helicopter transfer to reach Ammassalik Island. The local guide meets you here and accompanies you to the guesthouse for the night. Enjoy a traditional dinner prepared by a local chef and get acquainted with your group of like-minded adventurers. Your guide will provide a short orientation on the days ahead and go over any necessary gear required for the journey. Get a good night’s sleep in the cozy guesthouse.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Tasiilaq
Distance
None
Meals
Dinner

Day 2 Dog Sled Tasiilaq to the Sermilik Coast

Enjoy a hearty breakfast and prepare for today’s big adventure. You’ll be driven to meet the dog team on the outskirts of Tasiilaq. After a short lesson on dog sledding basics, depart north on your two-person sleds. You will pass by incredible fjords and reach the big and beautiful Lake Qordlortoq. Midday, you’ll reach “the coffee shop,” which is actually just a few small huts for those on dog sleds or snowmobiles to fuel up with a cup of coffee and a snack. Continue on the snowy hills overlooking the impressive Sermilik Icefjord, then descend to a riverbed to your accommodation for the next two nights.

Overnight Location
Mountain hut
Distance
Dog sledding: 6 hours
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Snowshoe the Sermilik Coast

Rise and shine for a lovely breakfast in the shared dining cabin and get ready for a day of exploring on snowshoes. Follow your guide across remote, pristine, snow-covered land, attempting to reach a few select peaks to gain unparalleled views of the Sermilik Icefjord. The immense Greenland Icecap stretches to the horizon. The distance of today’s adventure will depend on snow conditions—you can trust your experienced guide to decide on the appropriate route. Return to the same mountain hut as last night and gather for a warm meal before heading to bed.

Overnight Location
Mountain hut
Distance
4–6 hours
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Dog Sled to Tiniteqilaaq

After breakfast, it’s time to get back on the dog sleds. Heading north along the coast for about 4 hours, you will land in the small, isolated Inuit village of Tiniteqilaaq, with a population of 125. You’ll arrive in the early afternoon and have the opportunity to explore the village and learn about Inuit traditions. Find out how they survive and thrive in harsh arctic conditions. Spend the night in a local house with basic amenities.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse
Distance
Dog sledding: 4 hours
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Dog Sled to Pitserpaajik

Once you’ve filled up on breakfast, you’ll get back on the dog sleds to start the return journey south. Your dog team will carry you across the snow-covered land and ride amid some of the most beautiful scenery in the area. The landscape here consists of peaks, glaciers, and fjords, which will fill your view until reaching Pitserpaajik peninsula to find your hut accommodation for the night.

Overnight Location
Mountain hut
Distance
Dog sledding: 6 hours
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Dog Sled to Tasiilaq

Enjoy breakfast with your crew and prepare for your last day on the dog sled. Complete the loop around Ammassalik Island over bright white snowfields until arriving at the small town of Tasiilaq. You’ll bid farewell to your dog team here, which may be a little heart-wrenching after spending almost a week with them. Your guide will lead you to your guesthouse accommodation for the night in Tasiilaq.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse
Distance
Dog sledding: 6 hours
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 Explore Tasiilaq

Have a leisurely breakfast, indulging in your last full day of the tour. You have free time to explore Tasiilaq, which is the administrative heart of East Greenland. Check out some shops and the museum. If you feel up for some more activity, take the optional snowshoe tour to the Valley of Flowers, gaining a view overlooking the town once you reach the summit. Return to your guesthouse to gather for a final dinner with your group.

Overnight Location
Guesthouse
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8 Return to Reykjavík and Farewell

After breakfast, the group will take a helicopter transfer to Kulusuk to board the return flight to Reykjavík. Say your goodbyes at the airport and continue to the next stretch of your trip. Head home or keep travelling!

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Dog Sledding in East Greenland Tour Price and Dates

This guided tour in Greenland is always run as a group tour on fixed departure dates and the price is fixed.

Prices below are per person:

  • Group of 2-10: 479,925ISK per person
  • Important note: This tour is not available in 2022. Please contact us for availability of 2023.

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Accommodation on the Dog Sledding in East Greenland Tour

This tour is based in traditional mountain huts and guesthouses. The huts are basic but do provide running water, flushable toilets or outhouses, and fully equipped kitchens. You can choose to bring your own sleeping bag or rent one from the tour company. The huts are divided into dormitories with single and twin beds.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Single rooms are not available on this tour as mountain huts only have shared dormitories.

Night 1

Hostel in Kulusuk

Enjoy a night in a hostel with shared dormitories, a large kitchen, a living room, toilets, and a warm shower. Make sure to check out the view from the balcony.

Night 2-3

Camp Qatoo on the Sermilik Icefjord

Five 2-person cabins and a shared dining cabin with a fully-equipped kitchen sit adjacent to the Sermilik Icefjord. Enjoy a cozy stay with a view!

Night 4-5

Mountain huts in Greenland

Stay in a shared mountain hut. You’ll have access to basic amenities and shared dormitories for a comfortable night in the wilderness.

Night 6-7

Hostel in Kulusuk

Enjoy a night in a hostel with shared dormitories, a large kitchen, a living room, toilets, and a warm shower. Make sure to check out the view from the balcony.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Dog Sledding in East Greenland Tour?

Meals

All 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 7 nights is included on the tour.

Transportation during the Tour

Helicopter transfers to and from Kulusuk to Tasiilaq are included. On the dog sled, you can bring 10 kg of personal belongings—if you have more, you can leave it in the guesthouse in Tasiilaq. Return flights from Reykjavík to Kulusuk are not included and you should budget around 600 Euros + taxes for these flights. You are allowed to check 20 kg of luggage and 6 kg of hand luggage on the plane.

Also Included

  • English-speaking dog sled guide
  • Snowshoe guide
  • Snowshoe rental

Not included

  • Sleeping bag (available to rent)
  • Flights to/from Kulusuk
  • Personal equipment
  • Personal expenses and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Anything not mentioned as “included”

Optional Extras

  • Sleeping bag rental
  • Extra nights in Reykjavík before or after the tour
  • Snowshoe hike on day 7

Frequenty Asked Questions about Dog Sledding in East Greenland Tour

How hard is the Dog Sledding in East Greenland Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You should be comfortable on a dog sled for up to 6 hours and snowshoeing for up to 6 hours.

Do I need a visa to travel to Iceland and Greenland?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Dog Sledding in East Greenland Tour?

All 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Reykjavík to start this tour?

You can reach Reykjavík by plane from many major European and North American airports. You will make your own way to the bus station in Reykjavík to start the tour.

Is the Dog Sledding in East Greenland Tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English-speaking.

Where does the Dog Sledding in East Greenland Tour end?

The tour ends at Reykjavík Airport, where you can catch your flight home.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Iceland and Greenland?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Iceland and Greenland?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

Icelandic Mountain Guides are a boutique adventure tour company that has been sharing the best of Iceland’s beautiful wilderness since 1994. Their passion for nature and adventure drives them to provide quality, fun and educational experiences for their guests. They are also committed to the environment, carbon neutralizing all of their day tours.

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Prices

From $3,475USD

Difficulty

Guided

Guesthouses, Mountain huts

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You should be comfortable on a dog sled for up to 6 hours and snowshoeing for up to 6 hours.


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