Explore South Greenland | 6 Days

Explore South Greenland | 6 Days
Explore South Greenland | 6 Days
Explore South Greenland | 6 Days
Explore South Greenland | 6 Days
Explore South Greenland | 6 Days
Explore South Greenland | 6 Days
Explore South Greenland | 6 Days

South Greenland has many adventures to offer. Fjords and glaciers calving blue icebergs, fields of green grass and small areas of trees, a rare sight in the Arctic.

In South Greenland one also finds archaeological remains from both the Inuit and Viking settlers.

Narsarsuaq is the gateway to South Greenland, with a small international airport and a hotel.

The Narsarsuaq area offers a huge diversity of experiences as boat tours, hikes in the nearby valley and to the Inland Ice Cap.

The City of Narsaq is typical Greenlandic, and charming with its old colourful houses. Here a modern western lifestyle is mixed with more traditional life, and fishermen still arrive in the harbor each day.

Founded in 1959, Narsaq is the youngest town in Greenland, although some of the oldest Norse ruins, dating back to AD 1000, are found in the backcountry here.

A local rock picker has created his own exhibit about minerals and rocks in the city center, and the history of South Greenland including the history of the Norsemen.

The daily itinerary is described below. Check the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jun. - Sep.
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Culture, City Walk, Sailing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Danish
  • Highlights: Narsarsuaq
Pickup information:
    You meet us at the departure location.
    Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup
    • Return flights from Copenhagen incl. all taxes

    • Transfer between Narsaq and Narsarsuaq (boat and helicopter)

    • 1 dinner at Hotel Narsarsuaq and 1 dinner at Hotel Narsaq

    • Destination guide in Narsarsuaq and Narsaq

    • Guided walk in Narsarsuaq and Narsaq

    • Accommodation with private facilities (Hotel Narsarsuaq and Hotel Narsaq)

    • Breakfast

    • Personal travel insurance

    What to bring:
    • Warm and light clothes, ideally dress in layers so you can regulate the temperature

    • Wind and waterproof outer layer

    • Good shoes or boots for walking

    • Hat and gloves

    • Sunglasses and sunscreen lotion

    • Personal prescription drugs if necessary

    Good to know:

    The price per person is based on double room/cabin prices. If traveling alone make sure to choose the single room supplement when booking this tour.

    Trips to Greenland are always subject to weather conditions. Delays and flight cancellations can happen. Therefore we strongly recommend you to buy a travel insurance in the country of residence that would cover any additional travel expenses, should your flights be delayed or cancelled due to weather.

    In Greenland the currency used is Danish Kroner (DKK), foreign currency is not widely accepted. It is recommended to bring Danish Kroner. In the towns credit cards are accepted in most stores. Using credit and debit card, an PIN-code is required. It is however handy to have some cash, in case of problems and if you for example wish to buy souvenirs directly from local artists.

    Make sure to bring suitable clothes and footwear. The Greenlandic summer can be mild, but also cold. It can get cold at sea, as there is more wind. Bring light clothes that you can wear in layers and a wind/waterproof outer layer is advisable. As the sun can shine bright, so make sure to bring sunglasses and sunscreen.

    Please note that the distances in Greenland are big and there are no roads connecting towns and settlements. You have the option to book optional tours when you are in Narsaq and Narsarsuaq. When you book optional day tours, make sure they are in the Narsaq and Narsarsuaq area and that you have time for it in regards to the itinerary.

    NOTICE: Terms and conditions can be found in the supplier description.

    Daily itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrival in Greenland - Narsarsuaq

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    Today your adventure starts with a morning flight from Copenhagen, Denmark, straight to Narsarsuaq in southern Greenland.

    The airport in Narsarsuaq is an old American airbase from second World War, that was used as a stop when flying from America to Europe. Today it serves as one of Greenlands few international airports. It is a small village with around 150 inhabitants.

    At the airport you will be met by your guide and go to the hotel, where you will be spending the night. After check in you will have an information meeting with the guide, who will make sure you know everything you need for the tour. The guide will then take you on a guided tour in the Narsarsuaq area.

    In the evening you are invited to have dinner at the hotel restaurant.

    Day 2 - Explore Narsarsuaq

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    Before todays adventures have breakfast at the hotel. Today you can either go out and explore Narsarsuaq on your own or maybe go on an optional day tour.

    There are plenty of beautiful walks in the nature around Narsarsuaq. There are some shorter and longer walks that are marked by different colors. Ask your guide or in the hotel for information about these routes.

    If you would like to do a day tour it could be something like an Iceberg Safari to the great Qooroq Glacier or visit Brattahlid, the ruins of Eric the Red's farm - now included in the Unesco World Heritage site.

    Day 3 - From Narsarsuaq to Narsaq

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    After breakfast at the hotel a boat lies ready at the harbour to take you to the town Narsaq. You will sail through the great Erik's Fjord! Stand on the deck of the boat and enjoy the view and fresh, crisp air. All around you will see the rough, yes gentle nature. South Greenland both has green rolling hills and steep mountains, you might even pass an iceberg on your way.

    In Narsaq the destination guide awaits you and will take you to Hotel Narsaq, where you will spend the next couple of nights. At the hotel you will have a information meeting with the guide about Narsaq. After the

    Day 4 - Explore Narsaq

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    Start the day with a good breakfast at the hotel before you venture out on new adventures. There might be some places that you would like to get back to after yesterdays tour or maybe some new places to see.

    Today you can try and learn more about the local history by visiting the local museum, that is located by the old harbour. At the museum the history of the Norsemen, who inhabited the area thousand years ago, is on display.

    Another interesting exhibition is to be found in the center of town, where a local rock picker displays his collection of rare rocks and minerals in his house. Here you can also see the rock Tugtupit, which so far only has been found in very few places worldwide.

    In the evening you can just lean back and enjoy the arctic nature and the quietness.

    Day 5 - Explore Narsaq

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    Today you will have breakfast at the hotel before you can go out and explore Narsaq, on your last whole day in the town. If you would like to get an overview of the are you can hike to the top of the smallest mountain behind the town.

    There are also many historical places to explore, as Narsaq is one of the places where the norsemen - vikings - settled when they came to Greenland more than thousand years ago. On the outskirts of the town you can find ruins from the old Dyrnæs church and on the other side of town, the ruins from the Landnám farm area.

    From Narsaq it is also possible to go on day tours to some of the surrounding settlements, for example Qassiarsuk and Igaliku, where you can visit Greenlandic farms but also see some very well preserved Norse ruins.

    Tonight you are also invited to have a farewell dinner at the hotel.

    Day 6 - Return to Copenhagen

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    After breakfast at the hotel it is time to get back to Narsarsuaq. If the circumstances allow it, you will be flown by helicopter. If it is not possible to go by helicopter you will sail back, like when you arrived. 

    At midday your flight to Copenhagen leaves!

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