Trekking the Icefjords of East Greenland Tour
Trekking the Icefjords of East Greenland Tour

Trekking the Icefjords of East Greenland Tour

10 days

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Discover the wonders of East Greenland’s landscapes and remote villages

East Greenland beckons adventurers to explore its remote and isolated wilderness. With few inhabitants, most of whom are Inuit, this area draws visitors for its cultural splendour as much as its natural magnificence. The 10-day Trekking the Icefjords of East Greenland Tour pulls you into this enchanting place with cozy communities set among ethereal landscapes.

If you’re looking for an authentic outdoor adventure with comfier-than-tents accommodation, this guided tour of east Greenland is perfect for you. Hike incredible routes along unspoiled terrain, with endless astounding views of mountains, glaciers, fjords, rivers, and lakes. For a glimpse into the local cultures, you’ll visit isolated Inuit settlements, engage with locals, and observe how they live in the harsh Arctic. To reach each settlement, you will embark on breathtaking boat rides that navigate icy waters among icebergs and fjords. Discover how much life there truly is in this isolated part of the world on the Trekking the Icefjords of East Greenland Tour.

Highlights of the Trekking the Icefjords of East Greenland Tour

Learn about the Inuit of the Ammassalik region—their culture, traditions, and how they thrive in the Arctic.
Hike alongside iceberg-filled waters, massive glaciers, high mountains, and mighty rivers.
Unplug and enjoy the unspoiled wilderness, relishing in a timeless natural wonderland.
Spend each night in cozy, rustic accommodation, sheltered from the Arctic weather.

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From $3,475USD
10 days
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Trekking the Icefjords of East Greenland Tour

Trekking the Icefjords of East Greenland Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Reykjavík

Your tour starts at the Reykjavík Airport, where you’ll meet the team and board your 2-hour flight to Kulusuk, Greenland. Once you arrive on the rocky coast, head with your guide to your hostel accommodation to drop your bags. Take a stroll around the village, looking out to see the iceberg-filled bay from the coast. In the evening, gather with your group for dinner, then get a good night’s sleep. Adventure awaits!
Overnight Location: Hostel in Kulusuk
Distance: None
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Explore Kulusuk Island

You have a full day to explore Kulusuk Island today. With your guide, you will take a grand walk, gathering insights on the local culture and traditions, and, of course, taking in the spectacular views. Follow the coastline, looking out to the icy Atlantic Ocean, then return to the village for a group dinner and another night in the cozy hostel.
Overnight Location: Hostel in Kulusuk
Distance: 6–7 hours, 16 km, 300m of ascent/descent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Boat Transfer to Kuummiut Village

After a hearty breakfast in Kulusuk, you will embark on a fantastic boat journey navigating the massive Ammassalik Fjord for more than 50 kilometres through numerous islands. The 1.5-hour boat ride lands on a small peninsula where you’ll find the small Inuit village of Kuummiut. Once in the village, you’ll be welcomed into a local cabin for the night.
Overnight Location: Cabin in Kuummiut
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Hike to Fjord Tunu

Leaving after breakfast, your group will depart on a hike to explore the nearby fjord of Tunu. Today’s route is reasonably flat—it will be easy to enjoy the magnificent views without a challenging walk ahead of you. Enjoy the vistas of the ocean, mountains, and rich vegetation that may surprise you due to Greenland’s remote location. After this lovely hike, return to the cabin in Kuummiut to unwind and catch some zees.
Overnight Location: Cabin in Kuummiut
Distance: 5-6 hours, 16 km
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Ascend Kuummiut Mountain

After two nights in Kuummiut, you probably noticed the imposing mountain acting as the village’s backdrop. Today, you’re going to conquer that mountain! Fuel up on breakfast, then set out for your ascent. Extraordinary panoramic views await—they will be well worth the effort. Get your fill of fjords, mountains, islands, and glaciers and capture these views on your camera. Return to the cabin with a full heart and sense of accomplishment and enjoy a well-earned dinner.
Overnight Location: Cabin in Kuummiut
Distance: 7 hours, 13 km, 1000 m of ascent/descent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Boat Ride to Tiniteqilaaq and Short Walk

Bid farewell to Kuummiut Village and embark on a 3-hour boat journey to another fantastic part of East Greenland. On the journey, you’ll witness the supernatural landscapes of the Ammassalik Fjords replete with icebergs and cliffs. Landing in the small hamlet of Tiniteqilaaq, you’ll disembark and walk to tonight’s accommodation in a rustic cabin.
Overnight Location: Hut in Camp Qaattu
Distance: 1 hour, 6 km
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 Explore Sermilik Fjord

Get ready for an otherworldly adventure today as you explore the Sermilik Fjord. On the route, you’ll view icy blue seas dotted with icebergs as you hike along rocky terrain. If the weather conditions allow it, you’ll be able to see the major ice cap that covers the majority of Greenland. Find peace and serenity in the small glassy lakes you pass in this unspoiled remote area. Return to the cabins in the small village for another cozy sleep.
Overnight Location: Hut in Camp Qaattu
Distance: 6 hours, 10 km, 300 m of ascent/descent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8 Long Hike to Tasiilaq

Begin the day with a short boat ride to today’s trailhead. Get your cameras ready as you walk past waterfalls, streams, and several lakes. Interestingly, the trail you walk on today is frequented by locals, so nod hello if you pass any. The terrain transforms from rocky plains to lush fields with blooming flowers. By the late afternoon, you’ll complete the hike in East Greenland’s largest settlement of Tasiilaq. You’ll appreciate a hearty dinner tonight after the day’s long journey. Get a well-deserved sleep in a lovely guesthouse.
Overnight Location: Guesthouse in Tasiilaq
Distance: 7 hours, 21 km, 365 m of ascent/descent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 9 Free Day to Explore Tasiilaq

Enjoy breakfast leisurely—there’s no set itinerary for today. If you have the energy for something active, an optional hike around Tasiilaq is available. Otherwise, you can visit the local museum or browse the small shops for souvenirs from local artisans. In the evening, meet your group and guide for a final dinner together and rehash your highlights of this incredible trip.
Overnight Location: Guesthouse in Tasiilaq
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 10 Return to Reykjavík and Farewell

Get one last stroll in before starting the journey home. First, catch a boat ride to Kulusuk Island, then catch a flight to Reykjavík Airport. The tour ends in the airport, so say your goodbyes and head home.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Trekking the Icefjords of East Greenland Tour Price and Dates

This guided tour of East Greenland is always run as a group tour on fixed dates and the price per person is fixed.

Important note: This tour is not available in 2022. Please contact us for availability of 2023.

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Accommodation on the Trekking the Icefjords of East Greenland Tour

This tour is based in huts, hostels, and guesthouses. The accommodations offer basic amenities for a comfortable stay. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travellers will pay a supplement.

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.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Night 1-2

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 3-5

Cabin in Kuummiut

This cozy cabin is the perfect place to rest after a day of hiking.

Night 6-7

Camp Qaatuu

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 8-9

Guesthouse in Tasiilaq

Kick back and relax in this comfortable guesthouse after your adventures.

What’s Included in the Trekking the Icefjords of East Greenland Tour?

Meals

8 breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 8 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 9 nights is included.

Transportation during the Tour

Personal and luggage transfer during the tour is included. Flights to and from Kulusuk are not included but can be added during booking.

Also Included

  • Experienced English- and French-speaking guide
  • Boat transfers between camps

Not included

  • Sleeping bag (available to rent)
  • Travel insurance
  • International flights
  • Tourist taxes and visa if applicable
  • Personal equipment
  • Anything not mentioned as “included”

Optional Extras

  • Flights Reykjavík – Kulusuk – Reykjavík: from $750 USD per person (depending on availability)
  • Sleeping bag rental: $75 USD per person
  • Special dietary: $25 USD per day
  • Single room supplements
  • Any additional nights before or after tour in Reykjavík

Frequently Asked Questions about Trekking the Icefjords of East Greenland Tour

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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We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You should be comfortable hiking up to 7 hours daily and sleeping in rustic and remote accommodation.

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