Narsarsuaq Easy 5 days Package | South Greenland
Explore one of Greenland’s most attractive locations! On this package, you will, above all, get to experience the impressive Greenlandic nature decorated in fine blue and green colors, by icebergs and mountains.
South Greenland is especially known for its past as a former settlement of Norse people, it is right here, where the outlaw Viking, Eric the Red, fled from Iceland and settled here, thus marking the beginning of the Norse era in Greenland.
On this tour you’ll get to see South Greenlands greatest attractions. You’ll land in Narsarsuaq which is in the center of all the attractions, and already your adventure has begun. If you go up to the Signal Hill (1 hour walk) you’ll see a glimpse of the 1,8 mio. square km ice sheet. No better way to start your tour and it’s only going to get better.
You’ll visit the place where the word Greenland was used for the first time, at the place called Qassiarsuk - at the time known as Brattahlid. In spite of his temper he fell in love with Greenland and built his village that he named Brattahlid. After some hesitance with christianity, and eventually convinced by his wife, he built the first church and today its known as an open-air museum (entrance fee not included). This is going to be your first visit to a village, the next one is called one of the most beautiful villages in Greenland, Igaliku. Igaliku has plenty of hiking opportunities.
But you can’t leave Greenland without seeing icebergs, and we’ll make sure that you do so. You’ll go on a tour to the Qooroq icefjord by boat, where you can enjoy a drink that is cooled with ice, more than a 1000 years old, amongst white and blue icebergs. Check out the dates by clicking on “Book Now” above.
When you’ve arrived you can immediately begin with one of the first must-see locations.
You can hike up to Signal Hill (226 meters high) which is located 4 km from the airport (1-2 hour walk). During the hike, you will be surrounded by bushes, planted trees various mushrooms, which is a rare view in Greenland! From the top, you can enjoy the view of the ice sheet and the city.
Of course, you always have the option to just relax by the café and enjoy a cup of coffee.
Qassiarsuk is located just across the fjord (in the bottom of the Tunulliarfik fjord), only 15 min. by boat from Narsarsuaq. This is the place where sheep farmers chose to settle, the exact same spot Eric the Red did more than a 1000 years ago. Here agriculture is the main income and has a population of about 40 people. The old buildings of the Norse era are today known as impressive open-air museum (fee not included). Learn more about it when you’re there!
You can also choose to go on a short hike to Sermilik fjord. Sermilik means “the place with ice” in Greenlandic, which you’ll understand as you get closer!
Since 2010 they annually arrange the ‘Leif the Happy Marathon’ and in 2018, 92 people participated.
After your day tour we will return to Narsarsuaq.
You’ll be picked up by boat and sail to Itilleq, where you’re going hiking on “Kings Road”, it’s about 4 km to one of the most beautiful sheep farming villages of Greenland, Igaliku.
The village is right on the opposite side of the iconic Illerfissalik mountain and is more or less surrounded by mountains, which makes this area a bit warmer in the summer - that’s why it has the name Igaliku which means “the place like a pot” in Greenlandic. 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.
On the way back to Narsarsusaq we will be sailing to the Qooroq ice fjord. Here you’ll see a gigantic wall of ice more than a 1000 years old! While you enjoy the view of the glacier the crew will take the most crystal clear ice from the sea for you to cool your drink.
After the fantastic day, we will come back to Narsarsusaq!
Free day in Narsarsuaq
If you relaxed on the first day now it is time to explore the surroundings of Narsarusaq! Today we don't have any plans so you can plan your day as you wish.
Visit the local museum, go and have a cup of coffee, visit the hotel and get a great lunch or dinner.
As you have all day you can challenge yourself and go on bit longer hikes such as the Ridge hike (8km) or the whole day hike to Narsarsuaq glacier which is 16 km long and takes about 5-7 hours. Both paths are marked and qualify as easy-moderate hiking routes.
You’ll say farewell to South Greenland by going on a boat tour to Qooroq ice fjord! It is 2 hours tour peacefully sailing among the icebergs and enjoying majestic views of the glacier.
When you’re back in Narsarsuaq you can enjoy the rest of your stay by sitting in the café with a cup of coffee or taking a last-minute visit to the local museum.
- All accommodation with shared facilities (4 nights in Narsarsuaq)
- Boat trip to Qassiarsuk
- Boat trip to Igaliku
- Boat trip to Qooroq Icefjord
- All boat transfers
- Airport transfers
- Flights to and from Narsarsuaq
- Personal travel Insurance (recommended)
- 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 base price is for a double room with shared facilities, you can upgrade during the booking process. It is mandatory to book the Single Supplement if you're travelling on your own.
The itinerary is subject to change according to the weather.
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