East Greenland Expedition, 2024

from / to Tasiilaq

Cape Race Greenland East

Experience the lonely east of Greenland with its immense variety of islands and one of the largest fjord systems in the country. From Tasiilaq, the largest town in East Greenland with about 2000 inhabitants and only accessible by ship from July to November, you will explore the imposing Sermilik fjord with its numerous glaciers and high mountains.

The inhabitants of small, picturesque settlements such as Isertoq, Sermiligaaq or Tiilerilaaq are closely connected to this rugged, lonely nature. Immerse yourself in the life of the local communities. A week full of memorable encounters with people and the truly still almost untouched nature of East Greenland awaits you.

The planned itinerary

Ice and wind determine the daily schedule of the expedition. The itineraries mentioned here are therefore exemplary.

Day 1: Arrival in Iceland
Your Greenland trip starts with your arrival in Iceland. You will fly from your home airport to Keflavik (the airport of Reykjavik) in Iceland, where you will spend one night.

Day 2: Tasiilaq
Today you fly from Keflavik to Tasiilaq. Reception at the airport and transfer to your hotel.

Day 3: Embarkation in Tasiilaq
In the morning you explore the traditional town of Tasiilaq with its museum. It offers visitors an insight into the fascinating history and culture of the Inuit people who have lived in this region for centuries. The exhibitions cover topics such as the traditional way of life, hunting and fishing, clothing and the art of the Inuit. A highlight of the collection is an extensive collection of Greenland kayaks that were used for hunting whales and seals. In the afternoon, it’s “Welcome aboard the “Cape Race” and conduct the obligatory safety briefing on board.

Day 4 – Day 9: Expedition-East Greenland
From Tasiilaq we explore the Sermilik Fjord, which is spectacularly shaped by high mountains and glaciers. The shorelines are dotted with icebergs rising from the fjord and drifting through the clear water. The name “Sermilik” means “the one with glaciers” in Greenlandic, which underlines the beauty and importance of the fjord for the local population. The Sermilik Fjord is also known for its biodiversity and abundant wildlife, including countless whales, seals and various bird species. It is also a popular place for fishing cod, salmon and trout.

We also visit small, remote settlements such as Kulusuk, Sermiligaaq, Tiilerilaaq and Isertoq, which is located on a small island and has only about 25 inhabitants. Life here is characterised by a deep connection of the people with nature and a strong community. It is a place where time seems to stand still and the beauty and simplicity of life in harmony with nature can be felt everywhere. Many of the inhabitants still live from hunting and fishing. Or we visit Ikkatteq, a former settlement that is now abandoned. It was founded in the 1920s and was for a long time an important place for hunting seals, whales and fish. There are no roads and the only way to get there is by small boat. The abandoned houses and boats are silent witnesses to the hard work and struggle for survival of the inhabitants. It is a place of remembrance and inspiration that makes clear how hard life in the Arctic can be, but also how incomparably beautiful and fascinating this region of the world is.

Day 10: Return flight from Tasiilaq to Iceland
Disembarkation on the “Cape Race” in Tasiilaq and return flight to Iceland. Overnight in Keflavik at the airport.

Day 11: Return flight to your home town or extension in Iceland
Today you can take the return flight to your home airport. Alternatively, an individual programme extension in Iceland is possible – we will be happy to advise you.

         
DATES 2024
Time on board: 8 days / 7 nights
PRICE PER PERSON IN EURO
Triple cabin shower/WC Double cabin
double bed
shower/WC
Double cabin
twin bed
shower/WC
Single cabin
shower/WC
27.09.2024 – 06.10.2024
(MARE 21-24)
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Services included in the tour price

  • Nature cruise on board the „Cape Race“ (8 days / 7 nights), as described.
  • One overnight stay at the airport in Keflavik before the flights to and from Greenland in a good mid-range hotel, breakfast included.
  • Full board on board incl. soft drinks
  • Flights from / to Germany, Switzerland or Austria in economy class to Keflavik (Iceland ) and return
  • Flight from Keflavik to Tasiilaq and return in Economy Class
  • All shore excursions and excursions during the cruise
  • German-speaking tour guide on board

Services not included in the cruise price

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Any costs for medical tests (for example COVID-19) or vaccinations required either by a government agency or by the tour operator before, during or after the cruise.

Notes

All scheduled landings are subject to local weather and ice conditions. The itinerary and programme are expressly subject to change. Completion of various questionnaires is mandatory.

Mobility notice

We are obliged to point out that this trip is generally not suitable for persons with reduced mobility. In individual cases, please contact us.

 

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Cape Race east greenland
  • German-speaking guided nature cruise
  • Travel month: September 2024
  • Embarkation: Tasiilaq (Greenland)
  • Disembarkation: Tasiilaq (Greenland)
  • Duration of stay on board: 8 days/ 7 nights
  • Maximum number of participants: 12 passengers