Tasiilaq, Greenland

Boudicca in Tasiilaq, Greenland

Introduction to Tasiilaq

Tasiilaq is the largest town in Eastern Greenland and makes the perfect starting point to explore this beautiful area of the country, known by many as Greenland's 'face towards the world'.

Set within a stunning fjord and surrounded by tall mountain peaks and impressive icebergs, the tiny town of Tasiilaq is one of Greenland’s most beautiful destinations. Home to over 2,000 people, it is also one of the country’s fastest growing towns and as you wander through town centre you’ll find colourful, traditional houses and delightful amenities including a charming bakery, restaurant, pretty post office and an interesting museum.

Thanks to its incredible surroundings, Tasiilaq is perfect for those with an adventurous side. Head off on foot and go hiking through the rugged landscapes in search of breathtaking views, live like a local and explore the island on a dog sled, or if you prefer a more relaxed approach, head out on to the water on a kayak and watch seals and whales as they play in the glorious ice-filled waters. Be sure to take a short boat ride across the fjord to the renowned Flower Valley and see the beautiful Kiattut Glacier, enjoy breathtaking panoramic views and watch arctic hares, foxes, sea eagles and other birds in the stunning, untouched natural habitat.

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ICEBERG CRUISE (TOUR B)

• Be bewitched by one of Greenland’s natural wonders
• Marvel at the amazing icebergs
• Enjoy the tranquil waters of this stunning setting
 

Boat Tour
Price£80.00 - £90.00
DurationApproximately 2 hours
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking

Set sail for a memorable cruise along the coast of East Greenland and come close to nature’s masterpieces – have your camera to hand to capture the breathtaking photo opportunities.

Get up close to the amazing icebergs of East Greenland. The ice floating along the East Greenlandic coast originates from the Polar Sea and from the many glaciers along the coast. Greenland’s inland icecap produces 250 million tonnes of icebergs every summer. Their final journey begins when they break off from glaciers.
Cruise between these amazing pieces of nature’s own art, providing you with numerous opportunities for taking unique and memorable photographs.  

DESCRIPTION CORRECT FOR 2017 CRUISES

Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? Please note that you cannot get close to the glacier, as icebergs are packed for several miles in front of it. A degree of mobility is required for getting on and off the boat. Boats used will carry between 6 and 20 passengers; they may not be covered and will probably not have toilet facilities. Guests may be required to stand on deck to get the best view of the ice. Waterproof and warm clothing is recommended, in layers. Please note that during our call the tide will change, therefore the gangplanks to reach the floating platforms, where the boats are located, can be quite steep. The handrails will be roped. Therefore this tour is not suitable for wheelchair users.


Tasilaq, Greenland

TASIILAQ INFORMATION

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Please note that the main language is Greenlandic, and the secondary language spoken here is Danish. People in Tasiilaq do not speak much English, however they are very friendly and will try to communicate as well as they can. In July and August there can be many mosquitoes and small flies, so insect repellent is a handy addition to your bag. On the outskirts of town you may see packs of dogs chained. They are used in winter for dog sledding. The Greenlandic sled dog is not a pet, they are working dogs - please do not go to pet them.

Activity Tour
DurationN/A

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Please note that the main language is Greenlandic, and the secondary language spoken here is Danish. People in Tasiilaq do not speak much English, however they are very friendly and will try to communicate as well as they can. In July and August there can be many mosquitoes and small flies, so insect repellent is a handy addition to your bag. On the outskirts of town you may see packs of dogs chained. They are used in winter for dog sledding. The Greenlandic sled dog is not a pet, they are working dogs - please do not go to pet them.

Is this tour right for you?

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Please note that the main language is Greenlandic, and the secondary language spoken here is Danish. People in Tasiilaq do not speak much English, however they are very friendly and will try to communicate as well as they can. In July and August there can be many mosquitoes and small flies, so insect repellent is a handy addition to your bag. On the outskirts of town you may see packs of dogs chained. They are used in winter for dog sledding. The Greenlandic sled dog is not a pet, they are working dogs - please do not go to pet them.Please also be aware that the ship will be at anchor in Tasiilaq


Flower Valley, Tasilaq , Greenland

THE FLOWER VALLEY (TOUR A)

  • Discover the majestic Flower Valley
  • The sheltered valley is surrounded by hills, making it perfect for the growth of native plants
  • Enjoy the tranquillity of the Arctic landscape
Activity Tour
Price£30.00 - £50.00
DurationApproximately 2 Hours
Walking level 2 - moderate walkingModerate walking

Gain a glimpse into the real Greenland as you discover the Flower Valley and marvel at the spectacular scenery.

Your route will take you along a path beside the river to a lake in the Flower Valley. During your walk, you may see many different flowers endemic to the area, such as Arctic thyme, Arctic bluebell, Arctic dandelion, the national flower - broad-leafed willow herb - and many others. Your local guide will provide you with information about the flora and fauna of the area, as well as an insight into the local culture.

Continue along the small, curved path along the river, until you reach a small but pretty waterfall. During summer you may see many locals with their families swimming in the lakes and relaxing.  Here you will pause for a while and enjoy the beautiful landscape and tranquility before heading back to Tasiilaq and your awaiting ship.

TOUR DESCRIPTION IS CORRECT FOR 2017 GREENLAND & NORWAY CRUISES

Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? Please note that there are no toilets on this tour – there are no buildings in the Flower Valley.  There will be a moderate amount of walking – approximately two miles (three kilometres) over sandy, rocky and grassy terrain. Therefore this tour is not considered suitable for guests with limited mobility or wheelchair users. On previous summer visits there have often been flying insects so repellent is advisable. A bottle of water would be a handy addition to your bag. For reference, we cannot guarantee what flora or fauna may be seen.


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