A Different World

A rainy day view over Tasiilaq (Ammassalik) in East Greenland. Image: Visit Greenland

A Different World

Ammassalik (Tasiilaq) is the largest village in East Greenland with about 2,000 residents. The town has a picturesque setting in a fjord surrounded by high mountains and bisected by a small river that flows through the town.Lying just south of the Arctic Circle it offers the long hours of daylight in the summer as well as the Northern Lights in the winter.

The town offers a large variety of summer activities on foot, kayak, by boat or in the air as well as winter adventures like dog sledding, skiing, heliskiing and snowmobiling.


Inuit culture

As it is only just over 100 years since the first Europeans came to the area, the traditional Inuit culture still plays an important role in day-to-day life.

Ammassalik is known to local residents as Tasiilaq which in East Greenlandic means something resembling a lake.




  • Round trip flight to/from Reykjavík domestic airport
  • Airport taxes
  • 10 minute helicopter transfer from and back to Kulusuk
  • 2 nights accomodation at Hotel Ammassalik with private facilities
  • Full board at Hotel Ammassalik




Consider prolonging your stay with an extra night in Ammassalik. You'll get tips for activities and worthwile sights in the vicinity of Ammassalik from your Esja Travel specialist. 



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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.

Northern lights in the winter

The town of Ammassalik lies just south of the Arctic Circle and boasts long hours of daylight in the summer and the splendor of the northern lights in the winter.


Summer and winter activities
During the summer, activities include hiking and climbing for people of all abilities, as well as helicopter trips to the ice sheet or glaciers.

Sea kayaking and sailing on the fjord between icebergs, whale safaris and angling are all popular activities.


Charming weather
No one can control the weather, but if you are properly prepared, you will find that the weather's changeableness can be quite charming when visiting Greenland.

There are many things to consider, before taking a trip to Greenland. On the website Greenland.com you will find practical information when travelling to Greenland.


Check in for flights to Kulusuk begins 90 minutes before departure at Reykjavik Airport, the flight time is 2 hours and when you land you will truly be in another world.

Please be aware to bring Danish currency, as it might not be possible to use a debit card in Kulusuk.

Prices from



Greeenland Tour


All Year

Days / Nights

3 days / 2 nights