Narsarsuaq Easy 4 days Package | South Greenland
Go to South Greenland which is famous for its ancient monuments from the Norse settlements in the colorful nature and the blue ice in the fjords. You can easily come to those places by boat from Narsarsuaq, and that’s why you’ll begin your journey from here, in the center of several attractions.
On the tour you’ll get to a place where the name Greenland came to be and used for the first time by the outlaw and notorious viking, Eric the Red, more than a 1000 years ago. Despite of his savage temper he fell in love with Greenland and build his farm in what we know today as Qassiarsuk, which he called Brattahlid. You can visit the open-air museum of the early farm of the Norse (fee not included). The whole history of farming in the Arctic started right there and many of the places where the Norse settled are today the exact same places for modern sheep farmers.
The Norse had their episcopal in present days village Igaliku, which they called Gardar. Because Igaliku is in the bottom of the Igaliku fjord and surrounded by beautiful mountains this place usually gets a bit warmer in the summer, which is why it has the Greenlandic name Igaliku - “The place like a pot”.
You’ll find hundreds of fjords in the whole cost of Greenland with their own characteristics of beauty and soul. But in South Greenland, you can find the unique Qooroq icefjord, which is also located nearby Narsarsuaq. On the tour to Qooroq icefjord you’ll have a fantastic experience and most likely get thousands of pictures of icebergs in all shapes, sizes, and colours. The Qooroq glacier in the fjord calves more than 200.000 tons of ice, every day, and the ice is shaped to beautiful sculptures which only adds to the beauty of the desitantion.
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When you’ve arrived at Narsarsuaq you check-in.
While you’ve got the time you could go for a small hike, there are few options for short hikes.
Signal hill hike where you will get to the viewpoint where you can see the ice cap and the city from above. The hike leads you to through Greenlandic Arboretum, so you hike up between bushes and planted trees.
If you are into flowers you can go on a Ridge hike with a beautiful view of the river valley and the possibility to see various wildflowers. It is a bit longer hike 8 km hike.
Today you’ll go on a little tour by boat (about 15 min.) to Qassiarsuk. Here you’ll get to see the meeting between historical and modern ways of sheep farming and agriculture. Today Qassiarsuk is a village that is mainly inhabited by sheep farmers and it was right here where the first Norse settlement was founded.
The Norwegian viking Eric the Red with his savage temper and red beard was the first Norse man that settled here, and named the land Greenland and the new village for Brattahlid. After some resistance to christianity, but eventually persuaded by his wife, Eric the Red built the first church, that you’ll still find today as a open-air museum (fee not included). On the day there is time enough to go for a hike along the fjord called Sermilik, here you’ll see a lot of ice slowly wandering through the fjord. If you follow the road to the bottom of the fjord you’ll eventually reach another sheep farm called Tasiusaq (16 km long walk getting there and back).
Today you’ll sail to Itilleq through Tunulliarfik fjord (Eric’s fjord) to a harbour connected to the village named Igaliku. You’ll go for a 4 km long hike through the Kings Road (named after the visit of a Danish King in 1952) to Igaliku. It is gravel road to small sheep-farming community.
When you get to the highest point of the road to Igaliku there is a seat where you can enjoy the fantastic view towards the whole village and the amazing landscape on the other side of the village. The village has a school, shop, church and a hotel with a café, where you can get lunch.
Here you’ll find special Norse ruins, the Norse bishopric was here and the Norse called their farm Gardar, this farm was the biggest of all, in Greenland. By 2950 the population counted 150 people who were living in farming. Nowadays there are about 30 people living in Igaliku.
Later in the afternoon, you’ll sail back to Narsarsuaq.
You’ve seen a small glimpse of the icefjord on the first day from the top of Narsarsuaq’s viewpoint, and now you get to sail through the Qooroq icefjord!
Here you’ll find amazing white and blue colored ice that is shaped into beautiful sculptures by nature itself. When the ice sheet is in sight the captain will stop the engine so you can enjoy a drink that is chilled by 1000-year-old ice! The rest of the day you’ll have time to either enjoy a cup of coffee or take a quick visit to the local museum.
After the tour, you will have time to pack and go to the airport.
- 3 nights accommodation in Narsarsuaq with shared facilities
- Boat tour to Igaliku
- Boat tour to Qassiarsuk
- 2 hours boat tour to Qooroq Icefjord
- Transport of luggage
- Flights to and from Narsarsuaq
- Personal Insurance (recommended while travelling in Greenland)
- Single supplement if traveling alone
What to bring
- Layered clothing. Ideally, you should pack 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. You should always bring a windproof jacket, regardless of the weather.
- Warm hat, gloves, buff or scarf, gloves
- Sturdy shoes (e.g. hiking boots)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen & sun hat (depending on weather)
- Camera with extra batteries
- Day pack
- Water bottle
The itinerary is subject to change according to the weather.
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