Hiking Greenland – Icefjords and Remote Villages – Tasiilaq

Day 9 of the Icefjords and Remote Villages trip with Greenland Adventures  was a free day to explore Tasiilaq and its surroundings.  Despite the less-than-stellar weather, Andrea offered to guide whoever was interested on a short hike out into the Flower Valley – it turned out that we were all interested 🙂

A wet start to our hike around Tasiilaq - East Greenland
Geared up for a wet hike through the Flower Valley near Tasiilaq

I had actually done this hike last year when I visited Tasiilaq but was happy to join with the group to do it again.

The start of the Flower Valley hike near Tasiilaq - East Greenland
The start of the Flower Valley hike near Tasiilaq

We hiked past the small waterfalls

Waterfalls in the Flower valley - near Tasiilaq - East Greenland
Waterfalls of the Flower Valley

and as far as the end of the second lake (still with ice floating in it this year)

Hiking along the lakes in the flower valley - near Tasiilaq - East Greenland
Hiking along the lakes in the Flower Valley. They were completely ice-free this time last year!

before returning to town and a lunch of reheated frozen pizzas!  Lots of brownie points, Andrea 😀  Lots of brownie points!

The weather cleared up dramatically after lunch as I met a local Instagrammer I had connected with for coffee, investigated souvenirs at both the artists workshop and the information center

Tupilaks in Tasiilaq - East Greenland
Tupilaks are one of the most common souvenirs in Greenland. The best are made in East Greenland.

and then spent several hours wandering around town exploring.

Views from around Tasiilaq - East Greenland
Views from around Tasiilaq. It is a beautiful part of East Greenland

All up, a very nice and relaxed day in East Greenland’s largest town.

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Hiking Information

Distance = 7.3 km

Time taken = 3 hours 10 minutes

Strava Linkhttps://www.strava.com/activities/1704299361

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