About the Author
Rasmus Poulsen, the owner of Tasiilaq Tours, has a deeply rooted connection to Greenland. In 2013, he embarked on a journey to Greenland to pursue his studies in Arctic Engineering. Little did he know that this adventure would lead to a lifelong love affair with this remote corner of the world. Within no time after his arrival to Greenland, Rasmus found himself at the helm of his very first dog sled team, an experience that would forever change his perspective on life in the Arctic. As time passed by, Rasmus moved to Tasiilaq together with his girlfriend, who was born and raised in Tasiilaq. Soon after settling down, he founded Tasiilaq Tours, a venture that has been his love for dog sledding at heart. Over the years, he has seamlessly juggled multiple roles, from museum work to police duties, all while nurturing his growing tour company. Rasmus finds solace and rejuvenation on the sled trails, where the hustle and bustle of everyday life melt away. Riding through the untamed beauty of the Arctic landscape, he revels in the uncertainty of each journey – whether it’s encountering a polar bear, witnessing a mesmerizing display of northern lights, or experiencing something entirely unexpected. For him, there’s no better place to unwind than surrounded by the stark yet stunning wilderness, with the warm glow of a campfire and the promise of adventure in the air.
Prepare to delve into a world of enchantment and wonder as we invite you to join us on an extraordinary journey through the heart of Greenland’s winter wonderland. Over the course of five immersive days, we will lead you through a mesmerizing sequence of experiences, meticulously crafted to capture the essence of Tasiilaq in winter. From thrilling dog sledding expeditions to secluded saunas under the northern lights, and from breathtaking mountain climbs to the cozy comforts of a private rental, this journey will awaken your senses and leave you with indelible memories of the Arctic’s splendor. So, prepare to be transported to a realm of frosty enchantment, where each day unfolds a new chapter in your Arctic adventure. Tasiilaq beckons, promising an unforgettable winter wonderland experience that will linger in your heart long after you’ve bid farewell to this captivating Arctic paradise.
Day 1: Sauna Adventure Across the Fjord
Your Arctic adventure begins as you touch down in Tasiilaq, East Greenland, via a thrilling helicopter ride that offers a bird’s-eye view of this remote and mesmerizing landscape from Kulusuk. After landing, you’ll quickly settle into your home for the next few days, a cozy private rental provided by Tasiilaq Tours. Located in town, your accommodation boasts a picturesque view that will leave you in awe. This self-catering house is equipped with modern amenities, including running water, a shower, and even Wi-Fi to keep you connected to the world beyond the Arctic. Before you fully immerse yourself in the Arctic experience, don’t forget to make a pit stop at the local supermarket to stock up on essentials. You’ll want to have everything you need to make your stay comfortable and convenient.
In the afternoon, prepare for a unique and rejuvenating experience as you embark on a journey to a secluded sauna on the opposite side of the fjord from Tasiilaq. Your mode of transport? A trusty snowmobile that will whisk you away to this hidden gem. Upon arrival, you’ll find the sauna all to yourself for a few blissful hours, making it the perfect setting for witnessing the enchanting northern lights. Stepping outside into the crisp, snowy landscape, you’ll be grateful for the warmth of the sauna. After your time in the sauna, you’ll be picked up once again by a snowmobile and transported back to your cozy haven in Tasiilaq. There, you can enjoy a relaxing evening filled with homemade meals and steaming cups of tea while basking in the comfort of your accommodation.
Day 2: Dog Sledding and Mountain Retreat
Prepare for a thrilling multi day adventure as you embark on an unforgettable dog sledding expedition through the rugged terrain of Ammassalik Island. Your journey begins with a departure from Tasiilaq, crossing the picturesque fjord that surrounds the town. As you reach the fjord’s base, the real adventure begins with an exhilarating ascent, climbing higher and higher until you reach an astounding 950 meters above sea level. At the summit, take a well-deserved break to savor the breathtaking views of glacier-covered mountains while indulging in some delectable snacks and warming beverages. After the rest, you’ll continue your trek, crossing the glacier with a descent and ascent, eventually leading to the huts where you’ll spend the night. Nestled amidst this pristine wilderness, you’ll unwind, enjoy hearty meals, and keep an eye out for the elusive northern lights dancing across the Arctic skies.
Day 3: Breakfast with a View and Return to Tasiilaq
Awake to a hearty breakfast with a panoramic view of the Arctic surroundings from the hut. After enjoying a warming cup of coffee or tea, it is time to head out to a nearby viewpoint to gaze at the stunning Sermilik Icefjord packed with icebergs. We might even catch a glimpse of a seal in the distance. Then it’s time to get the dogs ready, hop onto the dogsled and start our journey back to Tasiilaq, relishing the incredible winter landscapes that unfold before you. Soon you can see the lights of the town show up on the other end of the fjord. Time for the last stretch to cross the frozen fjord and make it back to the town. Upon your return, you’ll have the evening at your leisure to rest and reflect on your Arctic adventures.
Day 4: Exploring Tasiilaq’s Charms
After your exhilarating backcountry expedition, it’s time to discover the unique charms of Tasiilaq itself. Spend the day exploring this charming small town, where you can visit the local museum and take in the breathtaking vistas from one or more of the town’s viewpoints. Immerse yourself in the captivating winter ambiance as you soak up the serene beauty of the surrounding landscapes. This is your opportunity to connect with the heart of Greenland and its rich cultural heritage.
Day 5: Farewell to Tasiilaq
As your unforgettable Arctic journey comes to a close, savor one last night in your private apartment, where you can reminisce about the extraordinary experiences you’ve had in Tasiilaq. The next day, it’s time to bid farewell to this Arctic paradise, leaving with cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Tasiilaq, with its natural wonders and welcoming community, has offered you a glimpse into the beauty and majesty of Greenland during the winter months. As you depart, you carry with you the magic of the Arctic and the promise of future adventures to come.
About Tasiilaq Tours
At Tasiilaq Tours, guests are cordially invited to uncover the hidden gems of East Greenland through a diverse selection of meticulously crafted tours, each designed to captivate and mesmerize. But the allure doesn’t end there; Tasiilaq Tours extends its hospitality to provide comprehensive travel solutions, including logistical support and rental equipment, all conveniently housed under one roof. Since 2016, Rasmus has offered tours around Ammassalik island in East Greenland. One distinctive feature that sets Tasiilaq Tours apart is its pioneering approach to wellness in East Greenland. Envision immersing yourself in a sauna, nestled in an idyllic landscape where panoramic vistas of majestic mountains unfold before you. Picture the sensation of hot steam enveloping you as your eyes feast upon the unspoiled beauty of your surroundings. And then, consider the exhilaration of cooling off in a pristine lake, either immediately after your steamy session or even amid the crisp embrace of winter. These are the remarkable and unique experiences that Tasiilaq Tours promises to deliver, transforming your journey through East Greenland into a collection of indelible moments that will stay with you forever.