Land of Erik the Red | South Greenland

Come along this adventure to the land of Erik The Red! This adventure is for anyone interested in the hidden arctic gems, searching for vanished ages within Greenland, from the ice filled passages to the ancient Norse ruins!

South Greenland is famous for its fruitful arctic tundra, blue and white nuanced ice azures and norse history, that you will get to experience, explore and examine in the wild, wonderful and vast South Greenland.

Erik The Red was declared lawless in both Norway and Iceland, therefore his crimes lead him to Greenland. From here Erik The Red created Brattahlid – the bishopric and lured around 4000 norsemen to Greenland, due to the enchanting name he gave the country. Today marks of their existence are visible and Erik The Red still haunts the surrounding fjord, as his name lives on.

You are going to travel through the Qooroq Icefjord to a branch of the Greenland ice cap. The wonders of the arctic will drain you emotionally with its beauty, as you travel through the the bodies of frozen waters. Furthermore you will be exploring vanished ages!

Erik The Reds fjord, is famous for being one of the most beautiful and charming places in all of Greenland, and the journey to destinations are worth the trip itself.

The itinerary is described below.

Pull on your warmest hat and tie your hiking boots on this mesmerizing South Greenlandic adventure! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jun. - Sep.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Activities: Hiking, Sight Seeing, Boat Trip, Bird watching, Glacier Watching, City Walk, Photography
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Greenland Ice Cap , Narsarsuaq , Igaliku , Qassiarsuk , Qooroq Ice Fjord , Eriks Fjord , South Greenland
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : Afternoon departure

You meet us at the departure location.
Keflavík International Airport
Included:
  • Flights Keflavik-Narsarsuaq-Keflavik with airport taxes

  • Airport and boat transfers in Greenland as per itinerary

  • Double/twin room with shared facilities 

  • Guided boat trip to to Qooroq Ice fjord

  • Breakfast

  • Dinner

  • Lunch


What to bring:
  • Outdoor wear

  • Good hiking shoes

  • Clothes Insulating the body from cold

  • Water- & windproof Garments

  • Gloves & warm caps

  • Binoculars

  • Sun lotion

  • Sun glasses

  • Summer season extras

  • Camera equipment


Good to know:

Please note: Schedules may change in case of unfavourable weather conditions.

Credit cards are widely used, but some cash [Danish Kroner] is advisable to have on hand.

NOTICE: Terms and conditions for this tour, can be found in the supplier description.



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Narsarsuaq


Land of Erik the Red | South Greenland


Today your adventure starts with departing from Keflavik International Airport, where a 3 hour flight is ahead of you. Feel the excitement and find your inner explorer as you set out into the clear Icelandic sky. The journey from Keflavik to Narsarsuaq is always mesmerizing, as you venture high above the fruitful arctic tundra and the ice filled fjords.

When arriving in Narsarsuaq, you will stay overnight.

Narsarsuaq is a former military base, and today an airport settlement. Situated in the Erik The Reds fjord, Narsarsuaq is the gate to South Greenland. With Narsarsuaq as your first destination, you are set for the adventure. Today you and your fellow explorers will hike ''The big plain'', that is the meaning of the name Narsarsuaq.

There is easy access to the Greenland ice sheet, as it is only 6 kilometers away from the settlement. Furthermore traces of the second world war are scattered across the area, explore abandoned factories and get an insight to the involvement of Greenland in the second world war. If not interested in history, explore the beautiful surroundings. Narsarsuaq has its own forrest, planted by the inhabitants of the settlement. The arctic forrest is to be explored by you, in the presence of arctic hares, foxes and eagles.


Day 2 - Daytrip to Qassiarsuk


Land of Erik the Red | South Greenland


Your adventure starts with sailing across the bay, to Qassiarsuk. It is a small journey to the charming village, but the beauty of the tour, will leave you longing for more of the South Greenlandic Nature.

Centuries of sheep farming and agriculture both by the norsemen and the Greenlandic people, is to be explored.

The village Qassiarsuk was established by Erik the red and became the Norsemen's stronghold, Brattahlíð. The establishment of agriculture and sheep farming, is still in continuance today.

Qassiarsuk holds an open air museum, that is the reconstruction of Erik The Reds Farm and Thjodhild's church. Explore the reconstruction, hike the surrounding area and chat with a local.


Day 3 - Daytrip to Igaliku


Land of Erik the Red | South Greenland


Igaliku is known, as the most beautiful settlement in all of Greenland. At the bottom of its very own fjord, lies the charming village surrounded by sky high mountain tins, fruitful arctic tundra and passing icebergs.

When going a shore you will be enchanted by the beautiful surroundings. Your adventure starts by hiking the Kings road, that will lead to Igaliku. Sky high mountain tins with powder white snow resting at their peaks, colorful flowers and grassing sheep, is to be taken in on this breathtaking excursion.

The settlement is a popular vacation destination for the Greenlandic people, as the stunning surroundings provide balm for the soul, and so does the wonderful people of the settlement. Rent a kayak and paddle to the rhythm of the ocean or search for vanished ages!


Day 4 - Departure day


Land of Erik the Red | South Greenland


Today your adventure ends, but not before exploring Qooroq ice fjord. Store your luggage at the hotel, before setting out on your adventure. You will be sailing on a guided tour, in the presence of majestic icebergs with the mission of reaching a branch of the Greenland ice cap. When traveling Qooroq ice fjord, you are moving between chunks of ice, that will provide you with your need of adrenaline rushes. Stand on deck and let the arctic winds slip through your finger tips, as you enjoy your last moments in Greenland.

You will depart with an evening flight for Keflavik international airport.


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