Trekking the Icefjords of East Greenland Tour

Trekking the Icefjords of East Greenland Tour

Trekking the Icefjords of East Greenland Tour

Prices

From $3,225USD

Difficulty

Guided

Cabin, hostels, guesthouses

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Highlights

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Hotels on Standard Tour

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 95,025ISK per person (depending on availability)
  • Sleeping bag rental: 7,025ISK per person
  • Special dietary: 1,525ISK per day
  • Single room supplements
  • Any additional nights before or after tour in Reykjavík

Frequenty Asked Questions about Trekking the Icefjords of East Greenland Tour

How hard is the Trekking the Icefjords of East Greenland Tour?

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.

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 Trekking the Icefjords of East Greenland Tour?

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

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover hiking. 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 Trekking the Icefjords of East Greenland Tour guided?

Yes, you will have an English- and French-speaking guide for the duration of the tour.

Where does the Trekking the Icefjords of 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.

When is the best time to travel to Greenland for this tour?

The Trekking the Icefjords of East Greenland Tour is available in July and August when the summer weather makes hiking most enjoyable.

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 $3,225USD

Difficulty

Guided

Cabin, hostels, guesthouses

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 hiking up to 7 hours daily and sleeping in rustic and remote accommodation.


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