Northern Lights Explorer | South Greenland

Flights Included
Tour Type
Vacation Package
Duration
8 days
Difficulty
Easy
Start town
Narsaq
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Description

Not many lets their chances of seeing northern lights pass by. Do you?

Not many lets their chances of seeing Greenland pass by. Do you?

Northern lights are one of the most amazing things nature can create. And where are one of the best places in the world to see it? That’s right – Greenland.

This tour will aim to see the northern lights. It will take you to the exact same spot as where astronomers go to study the night sky – and the northern lights. Note that this, of course, can’t be guaranteed. But note also, that Greenland, and this tour, has a lot more to offer than the beautiful northern lights. 

This tour will also take you to places, placed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. It will take you to small villages and towns. It will take you to lakes, valleys and to mountains with perfectly beautiful viewpoints. 

The land, covered by ice being more than 400.000 years old, will also take you to see some of the incredible things nature can create by being cold and snowy. When we can’t promise you to see the northern lights with a 100% chance (even though the chances are high) – then we have to promise you something else with a 100% chance. You will definitely get to see the Inland Ice, huge Icebergs and massive glaciers. 

Would you let your chance of seeing this pass by? Really? No, so click on the Itinerary tab to read more information about each day of the tour, and then reserve your place on this exploration of the northern lights and South Greenland by clicking on Book Now.

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Activities

Camping

Glacier Hiking

Glacier Views

Hiking

Iceberg Views

Kayaking & SUP

Northern Lights

Settlement Visit

Attractions

Ice Sheet

Igaliku

Norse Ruins

Qassiarsuk

Qooroq Icefjord

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Day 1

Qassiarsuk – Viking Ruins

You arrive by flight from Keflavik (Iceland) or Copenhagen to Narsarsuaq (south Greenland). We meet at the reception in the airport and transfer by zodiac boat to Qassiarsuk (former Brattahlid, capital of Viking Greenland), that was inscribed in 2017 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. We will do a walkthrough of the settlement of about 50 inhabitants and guided tour of 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.

Dinner and overnight stay at the Leif Eriksson Hostel.

Day 2

Narsaq town and Qaleraliq glacier camp

We will set off for Qaleraliq camp navigating along Tunulliarfik fjord among icebergs. We will stop at Narsaq to visit the third most populated town in South Greenland (about 1,500 inhabitants). You will have free time to visit the museum, fish market, fur shops etc., before boarding the boat again to navigate towards the Inland Is (The Greenland Ice Sheet). We will arrive at our camp set on a sandy beach, which contrasts with a spectacular view of three glacier tongues. We will spend the night at the camp, allowing our senses to enjoy the thunderclap roar of the icefall from seracs. and, obviously, enjoying the absence of light pollution. Lecture about the Northern Lights from a scientific point of view.

Accommodation in 4 bedded basic but comfortable rooms of Domo “loft”.

Day 3

The Great Ice Cap View

After breakfast, we will be hiking to the Tasersuatsiaq lake and climb up a mountain, that is 400 metres high, from which we will have the view of the immense Polar Ice Cap and the Nunataks or floating landmarks on the ice sheet. We will have many opportunities to see caribou, polar fox and hare, which are plentiful in the area. In the afternoon we will have time for fishing or pick mushrooms and blueberries.  We can also do a lecture and discussion on climate change and its effects on the country.

Accommodation in 4 bedded basic but comfortable rooms of Domo “loft”.

Day 4

Glacier fronts and Ice hiking

We will navigate along the vertical glacier fronts on a zodiac boat. These glacier fronts were extended in only one, but the dramatic progress of climate change has divided it into three glacier fronts. From there we will start the Inlandis tongue hiking. An impressive hike using crampons where we will explore its crevasses, drains, caves, and seracs which gives a labyrinthine quality to this glacier. An expert mountain guide will be in charge of the excursion to ensure the safety of the group, while he shares with us his knowledge about the characteristics of the glaciers in the South of Greenland. Lecture about the Northern Lights from a mythological point of view.

Accommodation in 4 bedded basic but comfortable rooms of Domo “loft”.

Day 5

Igaliku and Qooroq ice fjord navigation

Return navigation from Qaleraliq to Qassiarsuk, reaching the pontoon of Itilleq first. Easy hike to cross the Path of the Kings to the idyllic Igaliku, a small Inuit settlement where one finds the ruins of Gardar, the archdiocese of Viking Greenland. In the afternoon, on our way to Qassiarsuk, we will visit the Qooroq Fjord, one of the most active glaciers in southern Greenland, navigating to the area where iceberg density will make it impossible to carry on… The Endurance! After staying and enjoying a hot shower at the hostel, lecture on the history and evolution of the Greenlandic people through time.

Dinner and overnight stay at the Leif Eriksson Hostel.

Day 6

Tasiusaq, the kayaking amid icebergs spot

Hiking to Tasiusaq farms, next to Sermilik fjord which is almost always blocked by icebergs. This is not the only sheep farm of the area and we can continue our walk to reach the idyllic Nunataaq with sights of the Eqaloruutsit glacier. Later, after the picnic, it’s time for action: optional kayak excursion in the “Iceberg Bay”, a 2-hour kayaking trip for beginners among icebergs in one of the safest and nicest spots in southern Greenland.

Accommodation at the Tasiusaq hostel or hike back to Qassiarsuk and accommodation at the Leif Eriksson Hostel.

Day 7

Flower Valley hiking and Kiattut glacier

In the morning we will cross the fjord towards Narsarsuaq area. Then, after a short transfer by car, we will walk through the Flower Valley until we can see the Kiattut glacier and the landscape around it, with superb panoramic view of the Polar Ice Cap and its nunataks (floating landmarks on the ice sheet). Flower Valley is one of the most renowned excursion in all Greenland. Farewell dinner will be made of inuit dishes as whale, seal, caribou, etc.

Night at the Leif Eriksson Hostel.

Day 8

Return to Denmark

Once in Narsarsuaq we have time to visit the local museum, the Bluie West One, former US military base untouched since the Second World War. Flight from Narsarsuaq to Copenhagen

Included

• Return flights between Reykjavik Domestic Airport-Narsarsuaq (excl. taxes).

• Or return flights between Copenhagen-Narsarsuaq (excl. taxes) if you book the supplement for Copenhagen departure.

• English speaking expedition guide.

• Transfers in Greenland according to daily itinerary (according to itinerary).

• Full board (all meals during tour, except lunch on flight days).

• Accommodation according to the itinerary (tent and hostel).

• Camping equipment.

• RIB boat travel equipment.

• Tour of Brattahlid ruins.

• Greenlandic farewell dinner.

Not included

  • Airport taxes and fees (approx. 200€)
  • 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
  • Any other aspect not listed as “Included”

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
  • Prescription medicine if necessary
  • Toiletries
  • Mosquito repellent and net

Additional Information

  • ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy The treks are quite easy, approximately 3 or 4 hours walking, and suitable for most abilities. The excursion on ice with crampons will be guided by a mountain guide and is also suitable for anyone physically active and with an adventurous attitude. For the kayak optional excursion, previous experience in kayaking is not required. The tour will only be confirmed if there are between 6 and 12 participants. Trips to Greenland are always subject to weather conditions. Delays and flight cancellations can happen. Therefore we strongly recommend you to buy travel insurance in the country of residence that would cover any additional travel expenses, should your flights be delayed or cancelled due to weather. In Greenland the currency used is Danish Kroner (DKK), foreign currency is not widely accepted. It is recommended to bring Danish Kroner. Using credit and debit card, a PIN-code is required. From mid-August, there are chances of seeing northern lights.

  • Please note that optional tours have a minimum requirement of 2 persons.

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

Not many lets their chances of seeing northern lights pass by. Do you?

Not many lets their chances of seeing Greenland pass by. Do you?

Northern lights are one of the most amazing things nature can create. And where are one of the best places in the world to see it? That’s right – Greenland.

This tour will aim to see the northern lights. It will take you to the exact same spot as where astronomers go to study the night sky – and the northern lights. Note that this, of course, can’t be guaranteed. But note also, that Greenland, and this tour, has a lot more to offer than the beautiful northern lights. 

This tour will also take you to places, placed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. It will take you to small villages and towns. It will take you to lakes, valleys and to mountains with perfectly beautiful viewpoints. 

The land, covered by ice being more than 400.000 years old, will also take you to see some of the incredible things nature can create by being cold and snowy. When we can’t promise you to see the northern lights with a 100% chance (even though the chances are high) – then we have to promise you something else with a 100% chance. You will definitely get to see the Inland Ice, huge Icebergs and massive glaciers. 

Would you let your chance of seeing this pass by? Really? No, so click on the Itinerary tab to read more information about each day of the tour, and then reserve your place on this exploration of the northern lights and South Greenland by clicking on Book Now.

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16 550 DKK

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16 550 DKK