Sermilik fjord is a must visit place in East Greenland. It is a one hour boat journey from Tasiilaq and the ocean is studded with so many icebergs along the way that finally you get tired of them.
There are two major operators in Tasiilaq who arrange a boat trip to Sermililk and Tiniteqilaaq.
Red House – Excerpts from their emails regarding the trip –
“The boat trips we offer to Tiniteqilaq or any other tour are daytours and we charge 1.050.-DKK p.P. The boat must be filled with at least 6 persons. But usually we put on the wall in our house the planned trip and some guests agree everytime. Should’nt be a problem.”
Travellodge – Excerpts from their emails regarding the trip –
“The trip to Tinit starts at 9 am and go up to Tinit. Here you have 1 to 1,5 hour to walk around, after we sail into the icefjord and will go to land and have lunch. It is white bread , dark bread, all kind of cheese and other things for bread, the coffee chocolate and soda, there is a English speaking guide.
After 1 hour, we go down through the icefjord, passing icebergs. On the last part to Tasiilaq, we shall look for whales now and then they are inn the area. Back to Tasiilaq habour at 5 pm. Price – 1200 dkr pr person”
I chose Lars after some recommendations and his tour seemed more interesting. But then the scheduled boat trip got cancelled as there was no one else in the trip. I was very disappointed with the cancellation as this was something I was really looking forward to. Fortunately, he had to go to Semilik Fjord the next day to bring back some trekkers. So he asked me join as a guest (paid 500 dkk). Though this was not exactly as per the planned trip but I was still happy that I was atleast going to see Sermilik Fjord.
Some pictures from the Sermilik Fjord trip:
The Greenland Icecap, which is spread over till Kangerlussuaq on the western side.