Glacier Landing by Helicopter | Qaqortoq | South Greenland

Tour Type
Day Tour
Duration
1.5 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Start town
Qaqortoq
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Description

Land directly on top of an otherwise inaccessible glacier in this scenic helicopter adventure from Qaqortoq.

Taking off from the Qaqortoq helipad, we will fly over the fjords and mountains of South Greenland en route to our remote landing place. Keep an eye out for icebergs, fishermen, sheep farms and small settlements from your birds eye view of this relatively lush part of Greenland.

Once we reach Qalerallit (an area with several calving glaciers), we will hover in front of one of the massive ice walls before climbing up to land directly on top of the glacier. Here you will have the chance to walk on the ice itself (part of the world’s 2nd largest Ice Sheet) while your pilot explains how the glacier and the landscape has changed over recent years. Enjoy thousands of years old water complete with ice cubes you chip directly off the glacier as you enjoy the silence of this remote location that can only be reached in this manner.

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Activities

Glacier Views

Iceberg Views

Scenic Flights

Included

  • Land directly on the glacier
  • Experience local pilot
  • Airport taxes

What to bring

  • Layered clothing. Ideally, you should have a thermal underwear layer (top and bottom), activity layer (e.g. hiking pants and shirt), insulation layer (e.g. fleece or down jacket), and outer layer of windproof clothing (top and bottom). You may not need all of this on any particular day, but you should have it available.
  • Trekking boots
  • Warm hat, gloves, buff or scarf, gloves
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen & sun hat (depending on weather)
  • Waterbottle

Additional Information

  • Unless you have a ready-made group of 4 passengers, your departure time will be based on the time you have chosen but may be altered so that you are scheduled with the nearest group of people. We will try our best to match you with the closest departure.
  • This tour has a minimum requirement of 4 passengers. If there are fewer than 4 passengers on your chosen date, we will re-book you on another departure. If it is not possible to re-book your tour, you will receive a full refund.

Our customers are the foundation of Guide to Greenland so we make great efforts to provide you with the best possible service.

We are located in Greenland and cooperate with everyone involved in the Greenlandic tourism industry.  We are therefore perfectly placed to quickly react to changes or new wishes you may have to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime.

BOOK EARLY
The earlier you book your trip, the better the prices will be, and the more likely you will be able to book the tour you want for the dates/times you want.

Package tours can be sold out more than half a year in advance (note that Guide to Greenland does not include international flights in packages, except where indicated from Iceland or Denmark).  Day trips may sell out closer to your arrival date, but for popular destinations, certain dates/times can also sell out months in advance. We recommend that you secure all of your experiences by booking them well in advance of your trip.

CANCELLATIONS
All cancellations must be made via e-mail.

Although Guide to Greenland is committed to ensuring the best protection and service for our customers in the event of a cancellation, we are obliged to charge cancellation fees. This is in accordance with Greenland travel industry business practices. Details can be found in our general cancellation policy

Note: Due to COVID-19, a temporary cancellation policy applies. You can find it in the footer of the website under the "Terms & Conditions".

Description

Land directly on top of an otherwise inaccessible glacier in this scenic helicopter adventure from Qaqortoq.

Taking off from the Qaqortoq helipad, we will fly over the fjords and mountains of South Greenland en route to our remote landing place. Keep an eye out for icebergs, fishermen, sheep farms and small settlements from your birds eye view of this relatively lush part of Greenland.

Once we reach Qalerallit (an area with several calving glaciers), we will hover in front of one of the massive ice walls before climbing up to land directly on top of the glacier. Here you will have the chance to walk on the ice itself (part of the world’s 2nd largest Ice Sheet) while your pilot explains how the glacier and the landscape has changed over recent years. Enjoy thousands of years old water complete with ice cubes you chip directly off the glacier as you enjoy the silence of this remote location that can only be reached in this manner.

Reserve your place by selecting your date of travel and clicking on Book Now.

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3 900 DKK

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3 900 DKK