THE WOMEN’S TRACK

The name “Women’s Track” comes from the name of a dog sled race that takes place every year over Easter here in Tasiilaq. The route that we are taking is the route that the local women compete to become the female musher champion.

DAY ITINERARY

We meet the dogs and mushers at the outskirt of town where they will be ready to take us on an adventure. Each sled with carry 2 passengers and the musher.

As we set off, we start with the traversing of the frozen Kong Oscar’s fjord, leaving the town of Tasiilaq behind us. As we again drive up on land we continue into a valley up a frozen river, which leads up in between the jagged peaks for which Ammassilaq is well known. The track now takes us up a steep hill where you will really see the strength of the dogs, as they easily pull the sled up the narrow track to the top of the hill. From the top of the hill we will continue on a frozen river bed for a couple of kilometres ’til we reach the second deepest lake in East Greenland, Lake Qorlortoq. The lake reaches a depth of a 100 meters, however in winter the ice cover on the lake is around a meter thick and provides a safe passage over the lake for both dog and men.

Up until this point of our journey we have been travelling on the traditional route, used by hunters and fishermen in the area, but at this point we will now leave the traditional track behind and take to the shores around the lake. The tour takes us around the shores up to an island on the north ide of the lake, where we will make a stop for photography and refreshments in form of hot chocolate, tea and coffee.

From our stop we can, in clear weather, enjoy views of the surrounding mountains, most significantly Mt Polheim, a 1,990 meter high mountain dominating the skyline. Here you will also have the opportunity to stretch your legs on a short walk up a neighbouring hill for scenic views of the lake.

When we have finished enjoying some hot drinks and photographing, we will set off once again. After a short while we will join the traditional track back to Tasiilaq. As we are travelling this track on our return journey, we will very likely meet several other local dog teams, as the local hunters and fishermen go by their daily business.

As we return over Kung Oscar’s fjord, the town of Tasiilaq will once again return in view in the horizon, with its picturesque setting on the mountain side.

 

– Rent of dog team and professional musher

– Hot drinks at refreshment stop

– Flights to and from Greenland (Service provided by Air Iceland from Reykjavik and Air Greenland from Copenhagen)

– Helicopter fight to and from Kulusuk airport (Service provided by Air Greenland)

Dogsledding can be very cold as the speeds we travel at means a chill factor from the wind, on top of the outside temperature. Also you may sit still for long period of times on the sled, which can make you feel cold. Good clothing, hats and gloves are essential. Also a large scarf, balaclava and ski googles provides comfortable protection from the wind.
Trip length: 2 – 3 hours (10km)
Minimum: 1 clients

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