South and West Greenland | 6 Days

Come along this spectacular exploration of South- and West Greenland. The adventure is paired with sailing the arctic seas from location to location and suits both the urban traveler and the outdoor person. This tour is for you, looking for an arctic introduction and a need for satisfying your curiosity of Greenland – from the daily life to the spectacular nature.

Your journey starts in Iceland, where you will be departing from. Here a 6 day adventure of nature and city discovering awaits you. The flight to Greenland is one of the most scenic journeys imaginable, as you will travel high above the Greenland Ice Cap and the arctic mountain tins.

The discovery of the urban cities and the remote villages, will create a sharp contrast between the paces and tempos, furthermore the diverse culture that you will get to experience on first hand.

Culture, nature and history is to be explored on this West- and South Greenlandic expedition. On your days off, you plan what you would like to experience, explore and examine in wonderful, wild and vast Greenland. 

The itinerary is described below.

Pack your suitcase and bring your binoculars for this adventure! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘’Choose a date’’ above.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jul. - Aug.
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Activities: Hiking, Whale Watching, Sight Seeing, Boat Trip, Cultural Activity, Bird watching, Glacier Watching, City Walk, Seal spotting, Photography, Arctic Wildlife
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Narsaq, Qaqortoq, Paamiut, Arsuk, Igaliku, Qassiarsuk, Qooroq Ice Fjord, Qooroq Glacier
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 11:30

You meet us at the departure location.
Reykjavík domestic airport.
Included:
  • Flights Reykjavík-Nuuk/Narsarsuaq-Keflavík, with airport taxes

  • Airport and harbour transfers in Greenland

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in double rooms with private facilities, with breakfast

  • 2 nights in country hotel in double room/cabin without private facilities, with breakfast

  • Ferry transport Ilulissat-Qaqortoq with with 1 night in double cabin with private facilities on board the ferry

  • Boat transfer Qaqortoq-Itilleq-Qassiarsuk-Narsarsuaq

  • Admission fee to Brattahlid open-air museum

  • Flybus airport shuttle in Iceland

  • Meals on board Sarfaq Ittuk (can be ordered and purchased on the spot)


What to bring:
  • Camera equipment: Greenland is a photographer’s paradise and you should ensure to have enough memory cards with you.

  • Binoculars: to scout for wildlife.

  • Moisture Transportable Clothing

  • Insulating Clothing

  • Wind and Waterproof Outdoor Clothing

  • Hat & Gloves

  • Good Walking Shoes/Boots

  • Sun Glasses

  • Sun lotion

  • Summer Season Extras


Good to know:

Most airlines allow 20kg of language weight.

A 3-layer structure is adequate for this adventure, whereby each has its own specialized purpose: a moisture transfer base layer next to your skin, then one or more adjustable insulating layers, and finally an outer shell to protect you from rain and wind.

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

Please note: although during summer months the weather in Greenland is relatively stable there is always a possibility of delayed flights due to unfavourable weather conditions.

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



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Arriving in Greenland


South and West Greenland | 6 Days


You will depart with the 11:30 flight from Reykjavik domestic airport. The most scenic journey imaginable waits you, as you will travel high above the Greenland icecap and the arctic mountain tins.

Upon arrival in Nuuk at 12:50, you and your fellow explorers will be transferred to your hotel for a 1 night stay. You have the rest of the day, to explore the worlds smallest capital for yourself.

Nuuk is the national home of gourmet food, boutiques of all sorts, cultural venues, modern architecture and the leading conductor in Greenland of modern lifestyle, with an extension of traditional culture.

Entertainment is to be found in all of Nuuk, visit the local brewery and taste beer made of Greenlandic commodities or the national museum to explore vanished ages. Seek shelter from the Arctic winds in one of Nuuk's cozy cafés and get the heat with a cup of something good. The day is yours to explore, but spend its wisely as you would not like to miss the very best of Nuuk. Search for Nuuk in the search field, and wide range of opportunities will appear.

Explore the wild, vast and wonderful nature of Greenland, if you would like to venture into the Nuuk fjord system. Deep into the veins of fjord you can visit abandoned settlements, go fishing, explore ancient Inuit ruins and retracting glaciers, in the presence of cold arctic winds and wildlife. The city offers a wide range of excursions, regarding guided tours by boat, helicopter or by foot.

Nuuk offers the best opportunity to experience old traditions perfectly entwined with the twenty-first century.


Included

Accommodation

Flight


Not Included

Meals


Day 2 - Traveling the Greenlandic Seas


South and West Greenland | 6 Days


You will have the morning and afternoon for yourself to explore. Explore what you did not get to explore yesterday, and go on an optional city tour for the hidden gems and corners of Nuuk. The capital was founded in 1728 by the Norwegian missionary Hans Egede, so history is to be found all over town. Nuuk city tours offers a historical walk, a hike back in time and a cultural walk, that will provide satisfaction to your curiosity. You will be departing from Nuuk 14:30, with the ferry Sarfaq Ittuk. You will be sailing south along the coastline, and on your journey down south you will be traveling in the presence of migrating icebergs and traveling humpback whales. The ferry will home you and your fellow explorers for the night.


Included

Accommodation

Breakfast

Boat Transfer


Not Included

Lunch & Dinner

Optional Tours


Day 3 - Midnight exploring


South and West Greenland | 6 Days


Enjoy the breathtaking scenery enroute to Qaqortoq. You will be traveling among vast mountains, along untouched and remote nature. The whole day will be spend at sea, but short stops will be made in Paamiut, Arsuk and Narsaq, before arriving in colorful, charming and radiant Qaqortoq.

You will be arriving in Qaqortoq at midnight, but luckily the midnight sun dominates the sky - so take advantage and explore the lovely town.

Qaqortoq, regardless winter or summer, is the quintessence of charm.

From the top of the mountain hills, down the small Spanish passages routing through colorful houses to the harbor of charming, colorful and radiant Qaqortoq, will enchant every explorer to fall in love with the city.

The town is famous for its urban, avant-garde and creative city life, as artists and explorers resides the town, creating a south european and relaxing atmosphere, overlaying the beautiful landscape. Qaqortoq is specked with history, as the grounds that the town rests on, was a former trading ground for inuits.

Qaqortoq is to be explored by foot, and when strolling through the colourful town, be attentive of stone carvings, made by the famous south greenlandic artist Aka Høegh and fellow nordic artists


Included

Accommodation

Boat Transfer


Not Included

Meals


Day 4 - The Great Outdoors


South and West Greenland | 6 Days


Today you will depart from Qaqortoq at 09:00 Am. You will be traveling in between luxuriant vigorous plains and peaky mountain tops. Let the arctic winds slip through your hair, as you venture towards delight of quite-ness, warmth and balming nature.

Igaliku is famous for being Greenlands most beautiful village. In its own bay lies the village, surrounded by sky high mountain tins, with powder white snow resting on their tins and on the resting grounds you will find the most colorful flowers and green grass.

Your adventure starts with you and your fellow explorers hiking the ''Kings Road''. The Kings road is a path of 4 kilometers, that will lead you to Igaliku.

Once you have settled into your accommodation, you have the rest of your day to explore the vigorous lands. Rent a kayak and paddle to the rhythm of the neighboring sea, in the presence of migrating icebergs and playful humpback whales.

If you are not rather strong at sea - hike the surrounding arctic tundra. As you hike through the vast, wild and wonderful nature, you will get a sense of the never ending nature and sky of Greenland.


Included

Accommodation

Boat Transfer

Luggage Transport


Day 5 - Free day in Igaliku.


South and West Greenland | 6 Days


Igaliku holds an impressive collection of history, venture down to the former Episcopal seat, Gardar from the Norse era. Gardar was the episcopal seat from 1100-1400 and the ruins stand well preserved. After have explored the ruins of the Norsemen, head to the church for late colonial history.

Igaliku was established in 1782 by Anders Olsen and his wife Tuperna. The beginning of Igaliku's history was farming and is to this day - in continuance. The permanent exhibition in the church, will give you a deeper understanding of Igaliku's presence, by learning about its past. Furthermore is Igaliku well-known for its strong characters of summer residents and its mesmerizing surroundings. Take an optional hike of 17 km with the mission of reaching a magnificent view of the Qooroq Icefjord. If interested in a shorter hike, visit the stunning waterfall that beautifully strives down into Tunulliarfik fjord. When arriving at the waterfall let the arctic winds slip through your hair, and feel the small pebbles lightly touch your cheeks.


Included

Accommodation

Breakfast


Not Included

Optional Tours

Lunch & Dinner


Day 6 - Erik The Reds Fjord


South and West Greenland | 6 Days


Return by the King's Road to Itilleq harbour from where the boat will take you to Qassiarsuk. Qassiarsuk is also known as Brattahlid, as the settlement was the Norse Vikings strong hold. You will be experiencing, exploring and examining the well preserved ruins and an open air museum. The Norsemens existence is deeply imprinted in the culture of the inhabitants. The agriculture Erik the Red established, is still in continuance to this day - as agriculture is the main occupation of the town.

Qassiarsuk is also surrounded by splendid and mesmerizing surroundings, that will enchant every explorer to fall in love with the small settlement. Hike the surrounding fields and tundra, and you will get a sense of this infinite beautiful country.

Once you are done with exploring Qassiarsuk, you will travel across the bay to Narsarsuaq. Narsarsuaq is the gate to South Greenland - but it is also much more than just an airport settlement. The settlement is famous for its history and surrounding nature. The settlement is a former military base, used by the Americans during the second world war - traces of the americans are scattered all over the area, from factories to abandoned machines.

But Narsasuaq is definitely also the hikers paradise. Conquer the ''Signalhøjen'', where you will be rewarded with a sublime view of the Greenland Ice cap - the hike has a duration of 1 hour. Let the arctic winds, slip through your hair as you enjoy the unique and rare sight of the majestic ice azure.

You decide how your last afternoon in Greenland is spent! You and your fellow explorers will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Iceland 18:55, the flight departs from Narsarsuaq and arrives in Keflavik international airport 23:25.


Included

Breakfast

Luggage Transport

Boat Transfer

Flight To Iceland


Not Included

Museum Tickets

Lunch & Dinner


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