Day 1 – Reykjavik
Arrival in Iceland and group dinner in Reykjavik.
Day 2 – Reykjavik – Kulusuk – Tasiilaq
We fly from Reykjavik, Iceland and arrive in Kulusuk in East Greenland at noon. From Kulusuk we sail to our “base camp” town Tasiilaq which lies just south of the Arctic Circle. It’s the largest settlement in East Greenland, with about 2000 inhabitants. When we sail the fjords we have the opportunity to photograph floating icebergs and steep mountains. Each day we will take day-tours from Tasiilaq to explore new locations in Greenland.
Day 3 – Ikateq – Knud Rasmussen Glacier
We visit the old abandoned American base in Ikateq, a very interesting place with a lot of subjects to photograph with the backdrop of amazing Arctic scenery. Another location is the Knud Rasmussen Glacier, a large and scenic glacier. In the late afternoon, we return to Tasiilaq.
Day 4 – Ikasartivaq
Sail the Ammassalik fjord with a stop at the desert settlement Qernertorvetit and though the long fjord Ikasartivaq, just on the shore of the Sermerlik Icefjord, we visit the settlement Tinit, with 125 inhabitants who are mainly hunters. Old winter settlement (old earth huts) with a view of big icebergs and the historic earth huts we will have lunch. We cruise between big icebergs and keep an eye on whales in the Atlantic.
Day 5 – Tiniteqilaaq
We sail to a settlement in the icy fjord – Tiniteqilaaq we stay there overnight in a local Inuit house with a view over the icy fjord. Old Inuit hamlet located on the shore of the fjord Sermilik. This is one of the most interesting places in Eastern Greenland. The fjord has the 4th largest linguistic output of Main Greenland ice cap, and almost always packed with large sculpture icebergs .“
Day 6 – Kuummiut
Sailing the fjords the first stop is at Inuit hamlet Kuummiut, walk around the settlement, meet the locals, photograph the coastline, and if lucky see some Inuits returning from their hunting trip. We sail to the narrow fjord of Ikassa, to a location with icebergs on the rocky coastline. We can hike to the tongue of a glacier, and get the feel of the ice. After our picnic-style lunch, we returning back to Tasiilaq and hope to be among floating icebergs.
Day 7 – Kulusuk – Reykjavik, Iceland
We sail from Tasillaq to Kulusuk. Walk around the town and surroundings. The flight back to Reykjavik around noon.
Day 8 – Reykjavik.
Check out of our hotel in Reykjavik, transfer to Keflavik airport for departure.