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AMMASSALIK (3 days or more) East Greenland

Visit Ammassalik, the largest village in East Greenland, just south of the Arctic Circle. Enjoy taking long and short walks in the beautiful surrounding valley.

Type of tour:Greenland
Season:01 May - 30 September
Duration:3 Days/2 Nights
Departure:All days

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Ammassalik is the largest town in East Greenland with about 1,400 residents. It lies just south of the Arctic Circle, boasting long hours of daylight in summer and the splendour of the Northern Lights in winter.

The town is beautifully situated in a protective fjord with high mountains on all sides. It is split in two by a river, which flows through the valley of flowers behind the town. This valley has a unique variety of Arctic flora, and is an ideal place for walks of all lengths.

Ammassalik is only a 10-minute helicopter ride from Kulusuk, but this short flight is one of the most scenic expeditions imaginable as you cross the ice-filled sea separating these two mountainous islands.


Sometimes Ammassalik (or Angmagssalik to use the old Greenland spelling) is called Tasiilaq.  The last one is the original East Greenlandic name for the town.

Minimum stay for this package are 2 nights, however you can extend your stay as you like. 



April & May: Wednesdays & Saturdays

June, July, & August: All Days (except Sundays)

September 01 - 05: All Days (except Sunday)

September 09 - 30: Wednesdays & Saturdays


A note about travel to Greenland

Greenland offers a somewhat different type of travel experience than you might expect. Its remote location and island status means that virtually all items must be imported; hence, even everyday items cost more than they do even in Iceland or Denmark (which Greenland is a part of).

Also, accommodations tend to be small in size (again, because of high cost of importing building materials), and service often is more relaxed than you will find elsewhere.

Still, Greenland is a fascinating and breathtaking destination, and we’re confident that its amazing natural wonders will mitigate any minor inconveniences you may experience during your brief stay.


  • Return flights Reykjavik-Kulusuk (excluding airport tax)
  • Return helicopter flight Kulusuk-Ammasslik
  • Accommodation for 2 nights with facilities, full board
  • Transfer to/from hotel in Ammassalik



Day 1: Arrival in Ammassalik

Air Iceland flight from Reykjavik Domestic Airport to Kulusuk (please note that you need to take care of your own transfer to the domestic airport, but it is easy to take a taxi).  The flight is about 2 hours and the time difference is 2 hours.

Enjoy a short 10 minute transfer to Ammassalik by helicopter.  Please be prepared for some waiting time, as the helicopter can only hold a few people each time.

Transfer to Hotel Ammassalik for check-in.

The hotel offers twin bedded rooms with private facilities, shower, WC, TV, restaurant, bar, internet access (at a small cost), souvenir shop with fine local arts and crafts, currency exchange, as well as information service.

Upon arrival in Ammassalik you can choose from a number of exciting guided excursions.


Day 2: Free day at leisure

Free day for optional excursions.

Please note that optional excursions are weather dependent and therefore only bookable and payable on site.

Optional Tours:

  • Valley of Flowers Hike (1-2 hours)
  • Iceberg Boat Tour (2 hours)
  • Mittivakkat Glacier Helicopter Flight (20 minute flight, 20 minute ground stop)
  •  Boat Tour to the remote and uninhabited hunting village of Ikateq (5 hours)

Day 3: Departure

The hotel will advise about exact pick-up time for the transfer to the airport, followed by a helicopter flight to Kulusuk, and then you continue with an afternoon flight to Reykjavik.

Travel in Greenland is an independent travel without guidance, except for optional tours.


Price per person EUR

Valid 1 May - 30 Sept 2017

Ammassalik Hotel Low Season* High Season*
3 Days/2 Nights 1269 1299 1343 1391

*High Season: 01.June - 30.August.
*Low Season: 1.May - 31.May & 01.September - 30.September


Additional nights per person per night:

Ammassalik Hotel Low Season* High Season*
3 Days/2 Nights 152 182 190 237

*High Season: 01.June - 30.August.
*Low Season: 1.May - 31.May & 01.September - 30.September


Airport tax (01.05.16): Round trip Greenland EUR 152 adult and EUR 141 child.

Children rate

  • Children 0-12 years old sharing a room with 2 adults: 35% discount




Prices may change without prior notice. If an incorrect price has been listed, we reserve the right to refuse, cancel or limit any order placed at the incorrect price.


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Our economy self-drives offer you the chance to travel around Iceland in a worry free spirit, staying in accommodation with private facilities without stretching your budget. Throughout your stay you'll be residing in a combination of standard hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. Your final night will be in a 3 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Our comfort self-drive holidays allow you to spend your days exploring rural Iceland, knowing your nights will be spent in the most comfortable accommodation each area has to offer. Throughout the tour you'll stay in quality hotels and guesthouses where all rooms have private facilities. Your final night will be in a 4 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Upgrade your comfort car rental holiday to the best possible accommodation with premium amenities, either for the full duration of your stay or only selected nights. The upgrade can either be to a superior room in a comfort hotel, or a standard room in an upscale hotel.
The cost for a superior upgrade is 84 EUR per room per night (on prices in comfort category).
This upgrade is only available upon request. Let us know during the booking process just how superior you want your holiday to be, and we'll customize your trip!

Late Arrival Supplement

Late Arrival Supplement for passengers arriving late evening/night. Stay at Airport Hotel Smari at Keflavik International Airport for your pre night instead of Hveragerdi Area. Supplement per room per night is 48 EUR in Category Comfort and 63 EUR on prices in Economy and Budget.


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