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 🙂
I had actually done this hike last year when I visited Tasiilaq but was happy to join with the group to do it again.
We hiked past the small waterfalls
and as far as the end of the second lake (still with ice floating in it this 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
and then spent several hours wandering around town exploring.
All up, a very nice and relaxed day in East Greenland’s largest town.
Read more about the Icefjords and Remote Villages Tour
- Day 1 – Kulusuk
- Day 2 – Hike to DYE-4 radar station
- Day 3 – Kulusuk to Kuummiut
- Day 4 – Hike to Illitsiartik in the Tunu fjord
- Day 5 – Hike up Mt Kuummiut
- Day 6 – Kuummiut to Tiniteqilaaq
- Day 7 – Hike near Tiniteqilaaq
- Day 8 – Tiniteqilaaq to Tasiilaq, hiking the “Sermilik Way”
- Day 9 – Tasiilaq
- Day 10 – Tasiilaq to Reykjavik
If it has sparked an interest in Greenland more generally, learn more about this amazing country at Visit Greenland, and check out the wide range of tours of all kinds (not just hiking and trekking) at Guide to Greenland.
Distance = 7.3 km
Time taken = 3 hours 10 minutes
Strava Link = https://www.strava.com/activities/1704299361