Your home in East Greenland: THE RED HOUSE
Hotel The Red House
The Red House is more than just a hotel. It is the contact point for information and advice about activities, routes and weather conditions in East Greenland. Locals and travellers from all over the world – challenge seeking sports freaks, expedition teams, backpackers, artists and silence seeking nature lovers - meet here. It is located on a quiet hill above the city centre of Tasiilaq in between the colourful Greenland houses.
With wonderful views over the Kong Oscar Fjord, surrounded by the mighty mountains and glaciers, it’s the ideal start point for hiking, climbing and skiing tours.
The little red house which was originally set up as social station by Robert Peroni in 1986 has now grown into a destination hotel with 5 units and own restaurant.
We offer different categories of accommodation
Our standard rooms are furnished cosily and functionally despite their small dimensions. Cold and hot water from the tap, as well as common showers and WCs (all a real luxury in Greenland) are available. The self-service kitchen, lounges with a library full of Greenland literature and a sauna are open to all guests. Our superior rooms with in-suite washroom facilities (EU standard 3-4 stars) accommodate guests that desire a higher level of comfort. You may choose between bed & breakfast, half or full board in the hotel’s restaurant. Our menu combines Italian recipes with Greenlandic specialities like fish and meat and we may proudly call it unique. In the summer, dishes are refined with herbs, berries and wild salad from the surrounding hills.
Standard single-, double-/twin-, triple- and quadruple room
Superior single-, double-, twin- and triple-room
Dormitory, single- and double-room / self-service kitchen
Our pricelist 2020 (per room and day in DKK/Danish Croner;
1 DKK approx. 0,15 EURO):
- Superior double / twin room including breakfast: 1.400 DKK
- Superior single room including breakfast: 950 DKK
- Standard double / twin room: 820 DKK
- Standard single room: 650 DKK
- Basic dormitory, price per person: 380 DKK
- Basic dormitory (with own sleeping bag), price per person: 280 DKK
- Breakfast (huge self-service buffet): 90 DKK
- Lunch (cold pack from breakfast buffet): 70 DKK
- Dinner (menu): 280 DKK
- Dinner (main course only): 150 DKK
- Halfboard: 370 DKK
- Fullboard: 440 DKK
Our camp ground is located close by the city and directly at the Kong Oscar fjord. It’s the popular start and end point for tours in the district. Water and basic sanitary facilities are present. There is also a large common tent with cooking stoves, shelter, and storage for supplies.
Price per person per day: 70 DKK
Huts in the villages
If you would like to spend time in one of the villages of the Ammassalik district, we can arrange to rent accommodations in a hut. These huts are very simple. There is no water from the tap, generally no electricity, and usually dry toilets only. Heating is with petroleum stoves. Drinking water must be collected from the public tap in the village. Despite their simplicity, these huts are a good alternative to the tent and allow you to stay right in the centre of the village to experience the daily life of the local population.
Price per person per day: 350 DKK
How to get there
The journey from Europe to Tasiilaq is by airplane directly or via Copenhagen to Keflavik, the international airport of Iceland (approximately 40 km outside from Reykjavik). Except for the high summer season, there is always the need for an overnight stop-over in Reykjavik. The two hour flight to Kulusuk, the international Greenlandic airport, takes off at the national airport in Reykjavik (the city airport). For the transfer from Kulusuk to Tasiilaq there are two possibilities. Depending on the season, you can take the helicopter (flight time approx. 10 min.) or the boat shuttle (approx. 1 hour). The boat shuttle is the authentic Greenlandic way of transportation in a land where no roads connect the settlements, only water routes. Besides, it is more cost-effective and environmentally friendly than the helicopter.
We are happy to help you book the flights from Europe to Greenland and the transfer to Tasiilaq.