Nature Adventure | South Greenland

Flights included
Tour Type
Vacation Package
Duration
8 days
Difficulty
Moderate
Start town
Reykjavik
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Description

Discover the Land of Ice in a more luxurious manner on this multi-day hotel adventure.

Summing up in a few lines some of what you’ll experience: massive glacier fronts, walking on a glacier tongue millions of years old, boat trips, and kayaking among icebergs. In addition, you will meet locals, and visit idyllic towns that will give you an insight into the Greenlandic way of life.  It is a week of exploration and adventure that will allow you to know both the natural beauty and cultural aspects of Greenland.

Your experienced guide will take you to all the key places and explain their significance while you travel through these amazing landscapes, ensuring that you get the most from your holiday experience. 

Click on the Itinerary tab to read more information about each day of the tour.

Come join us and explore a small corner of the world’s largest island by selecting your preferred date of travel and clicking on Book Now.

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Activities

Boat Tour

City Tour

Glacier Hiking

Glacier Views

Hiking

Iceberg Views

Settlement Visit

UNESCO Site

Attractions

Norse Ruins

Qooroq Icefjord

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Day 1

Narsarsuaq and view point

The first day of your holiday will start off with a flight from either Reykjavik or Copenhagen. You’ll be flying to Narsarsuaq in South Greenland. Narsarsuaq is a popular town due to its unusually beautiful nature. Narsarsuaq takes you close to The Inland Ice as it’s only 9 km away from this town.

You’ll be transferred straight to the hotel where you’ll be checking in – and shortly after you’re invited to an information meeting.

Already on your first day, you will get the feels of Greenland as you can hike to the Glacier View Point, which is only one hour from the hotel. It has great views of the Tunulliarfik Fjord icebergs and the Kiattuut Glacier.

Accommodation at Hotel Narsarsuaq. Twin/double room with private facilities.

Day 2

Viking ruins of Qassiarsuk (optional kayak)

Wake up for the first time on Greenland soil. You’ll be transfered by boat from Narsarsuaq to Qassiarsuk. On a guided tour you’ll walk through the village that holds 50 inhabitants. What’s better than taking a step away from tourism?

The tour will take you to the Viking ruins of Brattahlid, learning the history of the arrival of Eric the Red from Iceland at this small settlement in 985. Of particular interest are the reconstructions of a Viking house (spacious but cold) and an inuit dwelling (small but warmer), transporting us back in time to the harsh conditions in which these people lived and it definitely shows us how the Inuit knew how to adapt better to the progressive cooling of the climate.

We will also take a 4×4 trip to the beautiful Tasiusaq farm where you can book an optional kayaking excursion of 1 hr through the icebergs if you would like.

Accommodation at Hotel Narsarsuaq. Twin/double room with private facilities.

Day 3

Narsarsuaq – Qaqortoq

Day 3 will take you to a new town in Southern Greenland. Today you’ll be transfered from Narsarsuaq to Qaqortoq through the fjords and among countless of Icebergs. To be in the middle of this incredibly fine nature, on sea, is a must-do while visiting Greenland. An Iceberg is minimum 5 meters high – but many are the double height. While spotting all the Icebergs remember that you can only see the top 10%. 90% of an Iceberg is hidden under water.

When arriving in Qaqortoq you’ll go on another guided tour through this new town. Qaqortoq is the capital of South Greenland. It was founded in 1775 and today 3000 people lives here. If I should describe the town with only two words it would be: charming and real/authentic. Many says it’s the most charming town in all of Greenland. 

Accommodation at Hotel Qaqortoq. Double room with private facilities.

Day 4

  Qaqortoq and boat transfer to Narsaq

The 4th day you’ll get time on your own to do whatever you prefer doing. You can go for a stroll around the city, while enjoying the beauty of Qaqortoq’s colourful buildings and nearby landscapes. Explore on your own the museum, the fur shops, the traditional kayak club, the church or the only fountain in all of Greenland.

You can also book an optional excursion to Hvalsey Church. This is the best-preserved of the churches in Greenland from that period, as it was built in the 14th century. People are gathered here from near and far to attend Christian festivals throughout the year. The fells and the fjord, which surrounds the church, has not changed a single bit over the centuries.

In the afternoon, you will take a zodiac boat transfer to the third most populated town in southern Greenland – Narsaq.

Accommodation at Hotel Narsaq. Twin/Double room with private facilities.

Day 5

Qaleraliq glacier camp and ice hike

Next stop will be the greenlandic nature. In the morning we will set off towards Qaleraliq camp. The camp is right next to the Polar Ice Cap which will give you incredible views. The tent camp is based on a sandy beach and with a view to three glacier tongues.

After a little rest we will start walking our way through the glacier fronts. We’ll be walking right next to massively tall ice walls and icebergs. And now the 10 km trekking will start. It’s an impressive trek using crampons on the ice cap, exploring its crevasses, drains, caves, and seracs. An expert mountain guide will follow along to ensure the safety during the trek. He will also share his knowledge with us and learn us a lot about the things we’ll be passing. Depending on weather conditions, we’ll either be eating picnic lunch in the nature or back at the camp.

A zodiac boat will take you back to Narsaq in the afternoon. We will be surprised by enormous icebergs falling off from the Eqaloruutsit glacier and floating throw all the Sermilik Fjord. Sometimes, they are blocking the access to the harbor of Narsaq.

Accommodation at Hotel Narsaq. Twin/Double room with private facilities.

Day 6

City of Narsaq and the idyllic Igaliku

The morning of day 6 will be spent back in Narsaq. In the morning you can do what you prefer. You will have free time to visit the museum, fur shops or the fish market.

Later this day we will go for yet another hike. We want to show you as much as possible of what this land holds. Therefore we will be heading to the pontoon of Itilleq, where an easy hike to cross the Path of the Kings begins. Igaliku will be our destination. It is a little Inuit settlement inhabited by no more than 40 people. Igaliku, home of the ruins of Gardar (religious capital of Viking Greenland), is famous for being the most beautiful settlement in Greenland.

Accommodation and dinner (included) at Igaliku Country Hotel. Twin/Double room with shared facilities.

Day 7

Igaliku and Qooroq Ice Fjord excursion

So what does Igaliku has? It has green hills, views of Einarsfjord and much more. It is such a peaceful little town and we can’t wait to show this idyllic place.

You will have a relaxing morning in the quiet environment before hiking back to Itilleq’s pontoon.

An excursion to take a sea route to Qooroq Ice Fjord. Here we will find the most active glacier in southern Greenland. We will be sailing among blocks of ice until the density of ice is such that we can no longer continue. Just imagine the sight of huge icebergs floating everywhere around us!

From Qooroq we will continue the navigation to Narsarsuaq. Accommodation at Hotel Narsarsuaq. Twin/double room with private facilities.

Day 8

 The Flower Valley hike before flight departure

Saving the best for last: the most famous hike in the area, the Flower Valley. This is what we’ll be doing today. A breathtaking hike with sights of the Kiattut river and glacier. You will enjoy the view of this valley which got formed due to the retreat and the consequent glacial sedimentation with plenty of flowers.

We’ll be hiking back to Narsarsuaq. In Narsasuaq you’ll get time to visit the Blue West One Museum (former US military base frozen in time since the Second World War), or to prepare for the travels which’s ahead of you.

You take a flight from Narsarsuaq – Copenhagen Airport.

Included

  • Return flight: Reykjavik Domestic Airport – Narsarsuaq (excl. taxes). If you wish to depart from Copenhagen, please select the supplement in the booking process
  • English speaking expedition guide
  • Transfers in Greenland according to the daily itinerary
  • Accommodation according to the daily itinerary
  • 4×4 trip to Tasiusaq
  • Picnic lunch in Tasiusaq and Qaleraliq Glacier
  • City tour in Qaqortoq
  • Guided visit to Brattahlid in Qassiarsuk
  • Equipment for the glacier hike

Not included

  • Airport taxes and fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch on flight days
  • Optional excursions
  • Unexpected expenses as a result of weather conditions (including difficulties or cancellations due to ice or weather conditions) or flight or boat delays
  • Accommodation, transfers, and food in Reykjavík or Copenhagen

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 and gloves, regardless of the weather.
  • Sturdy shoes (e.g. hiking boots)
  • Warm hat, gloves, buff or scarf
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen & sun hat (depending on weather)
  • Camera and spare batteries
  • Drinking water and snacks
  • Optional: binoculars
  • Prescription medicine if necessary

Additional Information

  • The hikes are quite easy, approximately 3 or 4 hours walking, and suitable for most abilities. The excursion on ice with crampons will be led by a mountain guide and is suitable for anyone who is physically active and has an adventurous attitude.  The optional kayaking tour does not require previous kayaking experience.
  • From mid-August there is the chance of seeing northern lights.
  • The tour will only be confirmed if there are between 4 and 12 participants.
  • If traveling alone, you must choose the single room supplement when booking this tour.
  • Depending on the availability of flights to Greenland, a flight supplement may apply.
  • Trips to Greenland are always subject to weather conditions. Delays and flight cancellations can happen. We therefore strongly recommend that you do not book onward international flights directly after your trip to Greenland. Give yourself at least one extra day to make an international connection. We also recommend purchasing travel insurance that will cover any expenses should your flights be delayed or cancelled due to bad weather.
  • The airlines that fly to Greenland only allow 20 kg of checked-in baggage. If you go over this limit, there is a fee (often strictly enforced) for the extra weight.
  • It is important to bring cash in the form of Danish Krona to Greenland. While credit cards are accepted in larger locations (eg hotels, supermarkets), they may not be accepted elsewhere. Foreign currency is often not accepted.
  • There is a 4-hour time difference between Denmark and West Greenland. There is a 3-hour time difference between Iceland and West Greenland in the winter and a 2-hour time difference in the summer.

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".

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Description

Discover the Land of Ice in a more luxurious manner on this multi-day hotel adventure.

Summing up in a few lines some of what you’ll experience: massive glacier fronts, walking on a glacier tongue millions of years old, boat trips, and kayaking among icebergs. In addition, you will meet locals, and visit idyllic towns that will give you an insight into the Greenlandic way of life.  It is a week of exploration and adventure that will allow you to know both the natural beauty and cultural aspects of Greenland.

Your experienced guide will take you to all the key places and explain their significance while you travel through these amazing landscapes, ensuring that you get the most from your holiday experience. 

Click on the Itinerary tab to read more information about each day of the tour.

Come join us and explore a small corner of the world’s largest island by selecting your preferred date of travel and clicking on Book Now.

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