Qaqortoq Tours

Find the largest selection of tours in Qaqortoq and the surrounding area! Go see the Hvalsey Church, enjoy the hot springs at Uunartoq or find a multi-day itinerary that combines all the beauty of South Greenland.

Qaqortoq Tours

Find the largest selection of tours in Qaqortoq and the surrounding area! Go see the Hvalsey Church, enjoy the hot springs at Uunartoq or find a multi-day itinerary that combines all the beauty of South Greenland.
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Uunartoq Hot Springs | Private Tour | Qaqortoq | South Greenland

Discover the Uunartoq Hot Springs, a hidden treasure of South Greenland with this six-hour excursion! You’ll get to travel through the luscious green landscape of the south, and bathe in the soothing hot springs on Uunartoq Island. On this tour, you will take wellness to another level, as you soak in this warm and natural oasis in South Greenland. Uunartoq Hot Springs are natural hot springs and retain their 38 °Celsius water temperature throughout the whole year. The adventure starts in Qaqortoq harbour, and takes you through an unimaginable vegetated land, among icebergs in all sizes and arctic wildlife. The journey to the hot springs is worth the trip itself. In Qaqortoq harbour you will be welcomed by a local captain, who will safely sail you through the vast waters of South Greenland. Once you are suited with a safety jacket, the tour can begin. Uunartoq is situated on a remote island which you will be able to see from a distance, about 2 ½ hours into the trip. As you reach the island, you will go ashore and walk through the wilderness and explore Uunartoq island. The island is uninhabited but was first discovered by the Norse Vikings. It is said that the island is haunted, and therefore the Inuits did not settle on the warm grounds. Once you arrive at the hot springs, you will change to bathing suits and jump in. As you relax in the hot water, you will be able to enjoy the breathtaking view. The hot springs overlook travelling icebergs and sky-high mountains. At times you will even be able to spot whales playing hide and seek between the waves.   Put on your bathing suit and bring a towel, for this soul balming adventure to Uunartoq Island! Check the booking availability by pressing ''Choose a date'' above.

Duration:
6hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Explore The Norse Viking Ruins | Private tour | Qaqortoq | South Greenland

Jump aboard our ship, and experience, explore and examine the remains of the Norse Vikings with this two-hour boat tour to the Hvalsey church ruins! This tour is perfect for you, who would like to experience the incredible landscapes of South Greenland, and the interesting history of the Norse Vikings.  The luscious landscapes surrounding Qaqortoq are full of interesting historical sites, and on this tour, you will get to experience the remains of a Viking settlement in Greenland.  You will be exploring the area where the Vikings led by Eric The Red, settled when coming to Greenland in the year 985. Eric and his fellow Vikings named the area  Austurbygd, which means the Eastern Settlement. On the same grounds, the first Christian church in the country was built in 1300. Your tour begins at the tourist ponton by Qaqortoq Harbor, here you will be introduced to your captain, who safely will take you through the vast waters of the surrounding fjord. From here a short bot tour into the fjord awaits you! Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of South Greenland, and keep an eye out for the sea creatures, inhabiting the fjord. It is possible to spot seals and whales. The Hvalsey church ruins are said to be the home of an old Inuit legend. The story goes that Austurbygd was the ground for open war between the Norse chief Ungortoq and the Inuit leader K'aissape. According to the legend, the Inuit people led a huge attack on Hvalsey and burned down the Norsemen inside their houses. However, the chief Ungortoq managed to escape with his family but was caught near Cape Farewell after a long pursuit.  At   Austurbygd, you will go ashore and explore the old Norse Viking ruins. Engage yourself in the area's history, examine the 6-meter tall church walls and follow the stone hedge's, surrounding the old churchyard. Hvalsey Church is a standing proof of the Norse Vikings presence in Greenland, and it is said that the Vikings would gather for yearly Christian festivals.  In addition to all the historical sites, you'll get to see, you'll also get to experience the beautiful nature with its bright green, grassy hills in all kinds of different sizes and shapes - some steep and some soft. Safety is important for the crew on the boat "Odin" and they are experienced in sailing in the area as well. Sailing is a nice and easy way to get to some of the top attractions close to the city. You book the trip and the captain will pick you up on one of two spots on the harbor. Book your today,  if you would like to walk in the footsteps of the Norse Viking! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.

Duration:
2hours
Available:
May. - Aug.
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Duration:
8days
Available:
Jul. - Sep.
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UNESCO package +1 | South Greenland

See one of the more charming sides of Greenland, South Greenland. A big part of South Greenland was recently accepted on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which presents a unique history of farming in the Arctic that begins with Norse settlement in Greenland in the 900s. On this package, you’ll have a great opportunity to see 3 of the UNESCO sites: Hvalsey, where you can see the best preserved Norse church - Igaliku, which is a beautiful family friendly sheep farmer village - and Qassiarsuk, which is an ideal area to hike. You will also be staying in Qaqortoq which is the biggest city in South Greenland. Qaqortoq is full of life with traditions, culture, and history and the city is decorated with the permanent art exhibition “Stone and Man” consisting of more than 30 sculptures all over town. The artworks were created by 18 Nordic artists, and the artworks were made directly from the cliffs and bedrocks, permanent indeed! While here you can visit Great Greenland, which is a place where sealskin is made into fine mittens or bags for men and women. In the center of the town you’ll find the one and only fountain in the whole country, right nearby the local museum which has an exciting collection of tupilaks original kayaks and other things. During this 5 day trip, you’ll get to experience the charming southern part of Greenland. Once you've landed in Narsarsuaq you’ll be sailing to Qaqortoq (2 hours), amongst icebergs and possibly even whales and seals. The day after you’ve arrived in Qaqortoq you’ll get to see the first of the UNESCO sites, the church ruin in Hvalsey.  Your exploration has just begun and over the next few days you’ll be out and discovering more Norse ruins in the prettiest landscapes, including a tour to the famous Qooroq Icefjord. We’ve made a unique itinerary just for you so go ahead and check out your opportunity for this by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.

Duration:
5days
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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UNESCO package | South Greenland

See one of the most charming sites of Greenland, South Greenland. There are 5 specific places in South Greenland that are part of the new UNESCO World Heritage Site, which presents a unique history of farming in the Arctic that begins with Norse settlement in Greenland in the 900s. On this package, you’ll have a great opportunity to see 3 of the UNESCO sites: Hvalsey, where you can see the best preserved Norse church - Igaliku, which is a beautiful family friendly sheep farmer village - and Qassiarsuk, which is an ideal area to hike. You will also be staying in Qaqortoq which is the biggest city in South Greenland. The city is decorated with the permanent art exhibition “Stone and Man” consisting of more than 30 sculptures all over town. The artworks were created by 18 Nordic artists, and the artworks were made directly from the cliffs and bedrocks, permanent indeed! Qaqortoq is full of life with traditions, culture, and history. While here you can visit Great Greenland, which is a place where sealskin is made into fine mittens or bags (etc.) for him and her. In the center of the town you’ll find the one and only fountain in the whole country, right nearby the local museum which has an exciting collection of tupilaks and other things. During this 4 day trip, you’ll get to experience the charming southern part of Greenland. Your first meet with South Greenland will be Narsarsuaq from which you’ll be sailing to Qaqortoq (2 hours), amongst icebergs and possibly even whales and seals. The day after you’ve arrived in Qaqortoq you’ll get to see the first of the UNESCO sites, the church ruin in Hvalsey. Before you sail back to Qaqortoq there’ll be plenty of time to take a walk and enjoy nature. Your exploration has just begun and over the next few days you’ll be out and discovering more Norse ruins in the prettiest landscapes. We’ve made a unique itinerary just for you so go ahead and check out your opportunity for this by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.

Duration:
4days
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Duration:
8days
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Duration:
2hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Experience The Fascinating Igaliku Settlement | Private tour | Qaqortoq | South Greenland

Witness one of South Greenland's most beautiful destinations, with this five-hour excursion - taking you to the incredible spell-binding settlement, Igaliko! On this tour, you can experience the mythical and enchanting beauty of South Greenland, and walk in the footsteps of the Norse Vikings.  Igaliko is a farm settlement in Erik The Reds fjord. Here the beautiful surroundings consist of rolling green hills, where the higher snow-covered mountaintops peek over, creates a stunning scenery. Due to the spectacular setting, Igaliko is known as Greenlands most beautiful place.  Your tour starts by the tourist ponton, in Qaqortoq Harbour. Here you will be welcomed by a local captain, who safely will sail you through Erik The Red's fjord. As you venture out on the vast waters of the fjord, enjoy the magical surroundings and keep an eye out, for Arctic wildlife.  Apart from the beautiful nature and today's farm-life, it is also a place with Norse-Viking history. Igaliko is where the Norsemen around the year 1100 founded the Gardar Cathedral for the bishop. Today you can still see the ruins of this impressive place. Later Igaliko became the home to Greenland's first modern agriculture when the Norwegian farmer Anders Olsen in 1782 settled down here with his Greenlandic wife, Tuperna. We will dock near Igaliko, but to get to the settlement you will have to conquer a 45-minute hike - but in these beautiful surroundings, it is easily done. Strolling down the 'Kingsroad' will bring you to the small settlement. Once you arrive in Igaliko, you are free to do whatever your heart desires. Explore the Gardar Cathedral, hike the surrounding grass hills, drink a cup of coffee or chat with a local.  Do not miss out on this excursion, taking you to South Greenland's top attraction! Check the booking availability by pressing 'Choose a date' above. 

Duration:
5hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Duration:
5hours
Available:
All year
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Duration:
5hours
Available:
All year
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Duration:
60minutes
Available:
All year
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Duration:
90minutes
Available:
All year
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Fjord Safari | Private tour | Qaqortoq | South Greenland

Experience and learn the history of the Norse Viking, Erik Thorvaldsson, also known as Erik the Red on this exciting 6-hour fjord safari!  Grab this amazing opportunity, and experience the historical pearls and incredible nature of South Greenland.  You will be cruising the sea of Erik The Red's fjord, visiting his former home and going to a remote settlement. The captain will take you to the settlement Brattahlid. Here you will see a replica of the home of Erik the Red and his wife, Tjodhilde, and Tjodhildes church. Your tour starts by the docks in Qaqortoq Harbor, where you will be introduced to your local captain and professional guide. After being suited with a safety vest, your captain will seat you and your co-travelers in the closed cabin boat. From here, the captain will set the course towards the fjord. Sailing through the fjord is an experience in itself, as the green hills and passing icebergs create unforgettable sceneries.  In Qassiarsuk, you will go ashore and explore, examine and experience what the small settlement, has to offer. Go on a historic visit in the open-air museum, and check out Tjodhildes church. In addition to learning about the Norse Vikings in Greenland, the guide will tell you about sheep farming in Greenland, and even what role, Greenland had in world war II. Qassiarsuk is definitely worth the visit, as it is one of the most charming farm settlements of South Greenland.  You will return to Qaqortoq, and on the way back,  you might be lucky to see a whale, playing hide and seek between the waves. Travel back in time with us and experience Greenland as it was back in the year 985! Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
6hours
Available:
May. - Aug.
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Hot Spring & Glacier by Helicopter | Qaqortoq | South Greenland

Enjoy the relaxation of soaking yourself in a hot spring with icebergs in view.  Then fly up through fascinating fiord landscape, and stand beside a mighty glacier.  Bring your bathing suit and venture out for the contrasts with us!   We fly over green valleys and farms, fiords with fishermens’ boats working among icebergs, and make a landing at the hot spring of Uunartoq.  There are simple dressing, but nothing else.  Pure nature surrounds you on this small island with icebergs floating by.  The hot springs are a cozy 38°C (100°F) all year round.  Enjoy the view and the silence.   You can just relax, swim or cover yourself in the healthy silica mud from the springs.   From here, we continue on to explore the fiords and landscape. Waterfalls tumble down steep mountain sides, and we fly through beautiful U-shaped valleys carved by glaciers many thousands of years ago.  Just imagine, these valleys used to be beneath a huge flow of ice.   Our next stop is right beside an inland glacier.  From the vast inland ice sheet, rivers of ice are pushed down towards the valleys.  You will witness first hand, the vast scale and powerful movements of nature.   On our way back we fly over ruins from the time of the Viking settlements, 1000 to 500 years ago.  Many are well preserved and their structures can be spotted from the air.  This whole landscape, of green farmland thriving at the edge of the ice sheet, has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.   Join us on this tour, to experience the contrasts of South Greenland.  Check the availability by pressing ' Choose a date' above.  

Duration:
2.5hours
Available:
All year
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Best of South Greenland by Helicopter | Qaqortoq | South Greenland

Join this tour that shows you the diverse highlights of South Greenland!  Fiords full of ice, steep mountain sides and waterfalls, glaciers, green hills, settlement sites from the time of Vikings, and the lively sheep farms of today.   Departing Qaqortoq with its colourful houses clustered on hillsides, we fly above the panoramic Sermilik Ice Fiord.  Waterfalls tumbling down walls of 5000-feet flank one side of the fiord, with rows of glaciers on the other side.  We make a landing beside a wall of ice 2 miles wide.  Here at Jack’s Point, listen to the rumbling sounds of the glacier as it moves to release icebergs into the sea.   This is a place where you can come only be helicopter, as the fiord full of ice is not navigable by boat.   We continue our flight through green valleys, to land at the village of Qassiarsuk.  This is where the famous Viking, Erik the Red settled as the first European more than 1000 years ago, and named the land Greenland.  A reconstruction of the first Christian church in the Americas, a replica of a Norse longhouse, and various ruins of buildings from the Norse era can be seen in this area.  Today, the village is populated by Inuit farmers.  Enjoy the flowers among the lush green, and horses passing by.   This area, including our next stop, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, representing the earliest introduction of farming to the Arctic, and the Norse expansion of settlement beyond Europe.  The lush farming landscape at the edge of the ice sheet has been developed by both Norse and Inuit populations over the centuries.   We fly on over the next fiord and the beautiful settlement of Igaliku, to land at our last stop Hvalsey Church ruins, a large and very well preserved Norse site. Vikings thrived in Greenland for 500 years, and then mysteriously disappeared.  It is known that they not only farmed and kept livestock, but also adapted to Arctic conditions quite well too.  However the reason they disappeared is still debated.   This helicopter tour with stops at a glacier, farmland and historical ruins, will show you all the highlights of South Greenland.  Marvel at the landscape carved by ice from millions of years ago, and let your thoughts wander on life in the fiords.  Seeing Greenland from above is an exceptional experience. 

Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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Duration:
60minutes
Available:
All year
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Glacier Cruise | Qaqortoq | South Greenland

Witness the incredible icebergs and glaciers of Qalerallit Imaa Fjord with this four-hour glacier cruise! You’ll travel 80 kilometers north of Qaqortoq, cruise between gigantic icebergs and be rewarded with amazing views of a glacier branch of the Greenland ice sheet.  In Qaqortoq Harbor, you will be met by a local captain, who safely will sail you through the vast waters of South Greenland. Once you are suited with a safety vest, you can jump aboard the boat! Enjoy the mesmerizing views of vegetated landscapes and passing icebergs – it is also possible to spot seals and whales, so keep an eye out for the gentle giants. Qalerallit Imaa Fjord holds three active and productive glacier branches, of the Inland Icecap. The glaciers calve beautiful icebergs into the waters of the fjord, creating spell-binding sceneries of white and blue nuanced ice azures, contrasting the dark blue sea.  As you make your way through the fjord, you will be met the fjords large bird colonies, and complete silence, once in a while disturbed by calving icebergs. We will cruise in between the icebergs, to get the best views of the glacier. Cruising through the icebergs, is quite an extraordinary experience, that you would not like to be without.  Once we arrive at one of the three glacier branches, the captain will stop the boat, so you can enjoy the calming sound of melting icebergs. If you are lucky, you can experience the dramatic, but beautiful sight and sound of calving icebergs. The captain and his crew will tell you about how their life as sailors have been affected by climate change and rising temperatures. Come along, and experience wonders of the Arctic, icebergs, and glaciers! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.

Duration:
4hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Qaqortoq Tours

Find the largest selection of tours in Qaqortoq and the surrounding area! Go see the Hvalsey Church, enjoy the hot springs at Uunartoq or find a multi-day itinerary that combines all the beauty of South Greenland.

Qaqortoq Tours

Find the largest selection of tours in Qaqortoq and the surrounding area! Go see the Hvalsey Church, enjoy the hot springs at Uunartoq or find a multi-day itinerary that combines all the beauty of South Greenland.
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Uunartoq Hot Springs | Private Tour | Qaqortoq | South Greenland

Discover the Uunartoq Hot Springs, a hidden treasure of South Greenland with this six-hour excursion! You’ll get to travel through the luscious green landscape of the south, and bathe in the soothing hot springs on Uunartoq Island. On this tour, you will take wellness to another level, as you soak in this warm and natural oasis in South Greenland. Uunartoq Hot Springs are natural hot springs and retain their 38 °Celsius water temperature throughout the whole year. The adventure starts in Qaqortoq harbour, and takes you through an unimaginable vegetated land, among icebergs in all sizes and arctic wildlife. The journey to the hot springs is worth the trip itself. In Qaqortoq harbour you will be welcomed by a local captain, who will safely sail you through the vast waters of South Greenland. Once you are suited with a safety jacket, the tour can begin. Uunartoq is situated on a remote island which you will be able to see from a distance, about 2 ½ hours into the trip. As you reach the island, you will go ashore and walk through the wilderness and explore Uunartoq island. The island is uninhabited but was first discovered by the Norse Vikings. It is said that the island is haunted, and therefore the Inuits did not settle on the warm grounds. Once you arrive at the hot springs, you will change to bathing suits and jump in. As you relax in the hot water, you will be able to enjoy the breathtaking view. The hot springs overlook travelling icebergs and sky-high mountains. At times you will even be able to spot whales playing hide and seek between the waves.   Put on your bathing suit and bring a towel, for this soul balming adventure to Uunartoq Island! Check the booking availability by pressing ''Choose a date'' above.

Duration:
6hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Explore The Norse Viking Ruins | Private tour | Qaqortoq | South Greenland

Jump aboard our ship, and experience, explore and examine the remains of the Norse Vikings with this two-hour boat tour to the Hvalsey church ruins! This tour is perfect for you, who would like to experience the incredible landscapes of South Greenland, and the interesting history of the Norse Vikings.  The luscious landscapes surrounding Qaqortoq are full of interesting historical sites, and on this tour, you will get to experience the remains of a Viking settlement in Greenland.  You will be exploring the area where the Vikings led by Eric The Red, settled when coming to Greenland in the year 985. Eric and his fellow Vikings named the area  Austurbygd, which means the Eastern Settlement. On the same grounds, the first Christian church in the country was built in 1300. Your tour begins at the tourist ponton by Qaqortoq Harbor, here you will be introduced to your captain, who safely will take you through the vast waters of the surrounding fjord. From here a short bot tour into the fjord awaits you! Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of South Greenland, and keep an eye out for the sea creatures, inhabiting the fjord. It is possible to spot seals and whales. The Hvalsey church ruins are said to be the home of an old Inuit legend. The story goes that Austurbygd was the ground for open war between the Norse chief Ungortoq and the Inuit leader K'aissape. According to the legend, the Inuit people led a huge attack on Hvalsey and burned down the Norsemen inside their houses. However, the chief Ungortoq managed to escape with his family but was caught near Cape Farewell after a long pursuit.  At   Austurbygd, you will go ashore and explore the old Norse Viking ruins. Engage yourself in the area's history, examine the 6-meter tall church walls and follow the stone hedge's, surrounding the old churchyard. Hvalsey Church is a standing proof of the Norse Vikings presence in Greenland, and it is said that the Vikings would gather for yearly Christian festivals.  In addition to all the historical sites, you'll get to see, you'll also get to experience the beautiful nature with its bright green, grassy hills in all kinds of different sizes and shapes - some steep and some soft. Safety is important for the crew on the boat "Odin" and they are experienced in sailing in the area as well. Sailing is a nice and easy way to get to some of the top attractions close to the city. You book the trip and the captain will pick you up on one of two spots on the harbor. Book your today,  if you would like to walk in the footsteps of the Norse Viking! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.

Duration:
2hours
Available:
May. - Aug.
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Duration:
8days
Available:
Jul. - Sep.
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UNESCO package +1 | South Greenland

See one of the more charming sides of Greenland, South Greenland. A big part of South Greenland was recently accepted on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which presents a unique history of farming in the Arctic that begins with Norse settlement in Greenland in the 900s. On this package, you’ll have a great opportunity to see 3 of the UNESCO sites: Hvalsey, where you can see the best preserved Norse church - Igaliku, which is a beautiful family friendly sheep farmer village - and Qassiarsuk, which is an ideal area to hike. You will also be staying in Qaqortoq which is the biggest city in South Greenland. Qaqortoq is full of life with traditions, culture, and history and the city is decorated with the permanent art exhibition “Stone and Man” consisting of more than 30 sculptures all over town. The artworks were created by 18 Nordic artists, and the artworks were made directly from the cliffs and bedrocks, permanent indeed! While here you can visit Great Greenland, which is a place where sealskin is made into fine mittens or bags for men and women. In the center of the town you’ll find the one and only fountain in the whole country, right nearby the local museum which has an exciting collection of tupilaks original kayaks and other things. During this 5 day trip, you’ll get to experience the charming southern part of Greenland. Once you've landed in Narsarsuaq you’ll be sailing to Qaqortoq (2 hours), amongst icebergs and possibly even whales and seals. The day after you’ve arrived in Qaqortoq you’ll get to see the first of the UNESCO sites, the church ruin in Hvalsey.  Your exploration has just begun and over the next few days you’ll be out and discovering more Norse ruins in the prettiest landscapes, including a tour to the famous Qooroq Icefjord. We’ve made a unique itinerary just for you so go ahead and check out your opportunity for this by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.

Duration:
5days
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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UNESCO package | South Greenland

See one of the most charming sites of Greenland, South Greenland. There are 5 specific places in South Greenland that are part of the new UNESCO World Heritage Site, which presents a unique history of farming in the Arctic that begins with Norse settlement in Greenland in the 900s. On this package, you’ll have a great opportunity to see 3 of the UNESCO sites: Hvalsey, where you can see the best preserved Norse church - Igaliku, which is a beautiful family friendly sheep farmer village - and Qassiarsuk, which is an ideal area to hike. You will also be staying in Qaqortoq which is the biggest city in South Greenland. The city is decorated with the permanent art exhibition “Stone and Man” consisting of more than 30 sculptures all over town. The artworks were created by 18 Nordic artists, and the artworks were made directly from the cliffs and bedrocks, permanent indeed! Qaqortoq is full of life with traditions, culture, and history. While here you can visit Great Greenland, which is a place where sealskin is made into fine mittens or bags (etc.) for him and her. In the center of the town you’ll find the one and only fountain in the whole country, right nearby the local museum which has an exciting collection of tupilaks and other things. During this 4 day trip, you’ll get to experience the charming southern part of Greenland. Your first meet with South Greenland will be Narsarsuaq from which you’ll be sailing to Qaqortoq (2 hours), amongst icebergs and possibly even whales and seals. The day after you’ve arrived in Qaqortoq you’ll get to see the first of the UNESCO sites, the church ruin in Hvalsey. Before you sail back to Qaqortoq there’ll be plenty of time to take a walk and enjoy nature. Your exploration has just begun and over the next few days you’ll be out and discovering more Norse ruins in the prettiest landscapes. We’ve made a unique itinerary just for you so go ahead and check out your opportunity for this by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.

Duration:
4days
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Duration:
8days
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
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Duration:
2hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Experience The Fascinating Igaliku Settlement | Private tour | Qaqortoq | South Greenland

Witness one of South Greenland's most beautiful destinations, with this five-hour excursion - taking you to the incredible spell-binding settlement, Igaliko! On this tour, you can experience the mythical and enchanting beauty of South Greenland, and walk in the footsteps of the Norse Vikings.  Igaliko is a farm settlement in Erik The Reds fjord. Here the beautiful surroundings consist of rolling green hills, where the higher snow-covered mountaintops peek over, creates a stunning scenery. Due to the spectacular setting, Igaliko is known as Greenlands most beautiful place.  Your tour starts by the tourist ponton, in Qaqortoq Harbour. Here you will be welcomed by a local captain, who safely will sail you through Erik The Red's fjord. As you venture out on the vast waters of the fjord, enjoy the magical surroundings and keep an eye out, for Arctic wildlife.  Apart from the beautiful nature and today's farm-life, it is also a place with Norse-Viking history. Igaliko is where the Norsemen around the year 1100 founded the Gardar Cathedral for the bishop. Today you can still see the ruins of this impressive place. Later Igaliko became the home to Greenland's first modern agriculture when the Norwegian farmer Anders Olsen in 1782 settled down here with his Greenlandic wife, Tuperna. We will dock near Igaliko, but to get to the settlement you will have to conquer a 45-minute hike - but in these beautiful surroundings, it is easily done. Strolling down the 'Kingsroad' will bring you to the small settlement. Once you arrive in Igaliko, you are free to do whatever your heart desires. Explore the Gardar Cathedral, hike the surrounding grass hills, drink a cup of coffee or chat with a local.  Do not miss out on this excursion, taking you to South Greenland's top attraction! Check the booking availability by pressing 'Choose a date' above. 

Duration:
5hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Duration:
5hours
Available:
All year
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Duration:
5hours
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All year
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Duration:
60minutes
Available:
All year
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Duration:
90minutes
Available:
All year
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Fjord Safari | Private tour | Qaqortoq | South Greenland

Experience and learn the history of the Norse Viking, Erik Thorvaldsson, also known as Erik the Red on this exciting 6-hour fjord safari!  Grab this amazing opportunity, and experience the historical pearls and incredible nature of South Greenland.  You will be cruising the sea of Erik The Red's fjord, visiting his former home and going to a remote settlement. The captain will take you to the settlement Brattahlid. Here you will see a replica of the home of Erik the Red and his wife, Tjodhilde, and Tjodhildes church. Your tour starts by the docks in Qaqortoq Harbor, where you will be introduced to your local captain and professional guide. After being suited with a safety vest, your captain will seat you and your co-travelers in the closed cabin boat. From here, the captain will set the course towards the fjord. Sailing through the fjord is an experience in itself, as the green hills and passing icebergs create unforgettable sceneries.  In Qassiarsuk, you will go ashore and explore, examine and experience what the small settlement, has to offer. Go on a historic visit in the open-air museum, and check out Tjodhildes church. In addition to learning about the Norse Vikings in Greenland, the guide will tell you about sheep farming in Greenland, and even what role, Greenland had in world war II. Qassiarsuk is definitely worth the visit, as it is one of the most charming farm settlements of South Greenland.  You will return to Qaqortoq, and on the way back,  you might be lucky to see a whale, playing hide and seek between the waves. Travel back in time with us and experience Greenland as it was back in the year 985! Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
6hours
Available:
May. - Aug.
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Hot Spring & Glacier by Helicopter | Qaqortoq | South Greenland

Enjoy the relaxation of soaking yourself in a hot spring with icebergs in view.  Then fly up through fascinating fiord landscape, and stand beside a mighty glacier.  Bring your bathing suit and venture out for the contrasts with us!   We fly over green valleys and farms, fiords with fishermens’ boats working among icebergs, and make a landing at the hot spring of Uunartoq.  There are simple dressing, but nothing else.  Pure nature surrounds you on this small island with icebergs floating by.  The hot springs are a cozy 38°C (100°F) all year round.  Enjoy the view and the silence.   You can just relax, swim or cover yourself in the healthy silica mud from the springs.   From here, we continue on to explore the fiords and landscape. Waterfalls tumble down steep mountain sides, and we fly through beautiful U-shaped valleys carved by glaciers many thousands of years ago.  Just imagine, these valleys used to be beneath a huge flow of ice.   Our next stop is right beside an inland glacier.  From the vast inland ice sheet, rivers of ice are pushed down towards the valleys.  You will witness first hand, the vast scale and powerful movements of nature.   On our way back we fly over ruins from the time of the Viking settlements, 1000 to 500 years ago.  Many are well preserved and their structures can be spotted from the air.  This whole landscape, of green farmland thriving at the edge of the ice sheet, has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.   Join us on this tour, to experience the contrasts of South Greenland.  Check the availability by pressing ' Choose a date' above.  

Duration:
2.5hours
Available:
All year
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Best of South Greenland by Helicopter | Qaqortoq | South Greenland

Join this tour that shows you the diverse highlights of South Greenland!  Fiords full of ice, steep mountain sides and waterfalls, glaciers, green hills, settlement sites from the time of Vikings, and the lively sheep farms of today.   Departing Qaqortoq with its colourful houses clustered on hillsides, we fly above the panoramic Sermilik Ice Fiord.  Waterfalls tumbling down walls of 5000-feet flank one side of the fiord, with rows of glaciers on the other side.  We make a landing beside a wall of ice 2 miles wide.  Here at Jack’s Point, listen to the rumbling sounds of the glacier as it moves to release icebergs into the sea.   This is a place where you can come only be helicopter, as the fiord full of ice is not navigable by boat.   We continue our flight through green valleys, to land at the village of Qassiarsuk.  This is where the famous Viking, Erik the Red settled as the first European more than 1000 years ago, and named the land Greenland.  A reconstruction of the first Christian church in the Americas, a replica of a Norse longhouse, and various ruins of buildings from the Norse era can be seen in this area.  Today, the village is populated by Inuit farmers.  Enjoy the flowers among the lush green, and horses passing by.   This area, including our next stop, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, representing the earliest introduction of farming to the Arctic, and the Norse expansion of settlement beyond Europe.  The lush farming landscape at the edge of the ice sheet has been developed by both Norse and Inuit populations over the centuries.   We fly on over the next fiord and the beautiful settlement of Igaliku, to land at our last stop Hvalsey Church ruins, a large and very well preserved Norse site. Vikings thrived in Greenland for 500 years, and then mysteriously disappeared.  It is known that they not only farmed and kept livestock, but also adapted to Arctic conditions quite well too.  However the reason they disappeared is still debated.   This helicopter tour with stops at a glacier, farmland and historical ruins, will show you all the highlights of South Greenland.  Marvel at the landscape carved by ice from millions of years ago, and let your thoughts wander on life in the fiords.  Seeing Greenland from above is an exceptional experience. 

Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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Duration:
60minutes
Available:
All year
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Glacier Cruise | Qaqortoq | South Greenland

Witness the incredible icebergs and glaciers of Qalerallit Imaa Fjord with this four-hour glacier cruise! You’ll travel 80 kilometers north of Qaqortoq, cruise between gigantic icebergs and be rewarded with amazing views of a glacier branch of the Greenland ice sheet.  In Qaqortoq Harbor, you will be met by a local captain, who safely will sail you through the vast waters of South Greenland. Once you are suited with a safety vest, you can jump aboard the boat! Enjoy the mesmerizing views of vegetated landscapes and passing icebergs – it is also possible to spot seals and whales, so keep an eye out for the gentle giants. Qalerallit Imaa Fjord holds three active and productive glacier branches, of the Inland Icecap. The glaciers calve beautiful icebergs into the waters of the fjord, creating spell-binding sceneries of white and blue nuanced ice azures, contrasting the dark blue sea.  As you make your way through the fjord, you will be met the fjords large bird colonies, and complete silence, once in a while disturbed by calving icebergs. We will cruise in between the icebergs, to get the best views of the glacier. Cruising through the icebergs, is quite an extraordinary experience, that you would not like to be without.  Once we arrive at one of the three glacier branches, the captain will stop the boat, so you can enjoy the calming sound of melting icebergs. If you are lucky, you can experience the dramatic, but beautiful sight and sound of calving icebergs. The captain and his crew will tell you about how their life as sailors have been affected by climate change and rising temperatures. Come along, and experience wonders of the Arctic, icebergs, and glaciers! Check the booking availability by pressing ‘Choose a date’ above.

Duration:
4hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Find the largest selection of tours in Qaqortoq and the surrounding area! Go see the Hvalsey Church, enjoy the hot springs at Uunartoq or find a multi-day itinerary that combines all the beauty of South Greenland.

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Find the largest selection of tours in Qaqortoq and the surrounding area! Go see the Hvalsey Church, enjoy the hot springs at Uunartoq or find a multi-day itinerary that combines all the beauty of South Greenland.
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Uunartoq Hot Springs | Private Tour | Qaqortoq | South Greenland

Discover the Uunartoq Hot Springs, a hidden treasure of South Greenland with this six-hour excursion! You’ll get to travel through the luscious green landscape of the south, and bathe in the soothing hot springs on Uunartoq Island. On this tour, you will take wellness to another level, as you soak in this warm and natural oasis in South Greenland. Uunartoq Hot Springs are natural hot springs and retain their 38 °Celsius water temperature throughout the whole year. The adventure starts in Qaqortoq harbour, and takes you through an unimaginable vegetated land, among icebergs in all sizes and arctic wildlife. The journey to the hot springs is worth the trip itself. In Qaqortoq harbour you will be welcomed by a local captain, who will safely sail you through the vast waters of South Greenland. Once you are suited with a safety jacket, the tour can begin. Uunartoq is situated on a remote island which you will be able to see from a distance, about 2 ½ hours into the trip. As you reach the island, you will go ashore and walk through the wilderness and explore Uunartoq island. The island is uninhabited but was first discovered by the Norse Vikings. It is said that the island is haunted, and therefore the Inuits did not settle on the warm grounds. Once you arrive at the hot springs, you will change to bathing suits and jump in. As you relax in the hot water, you will be able to enjoy the breathtaking view. The hot springs overlook travelling icebergs and sky-high mountains. At times you will even be able to spot whales playing hide and seek between the waves.   Put on your bathing suit and bring a towel, for this soul balming adventure to Uunartoq Island! Check the booking availability by pressing ''Choose a date'' above.

Duration:
6hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
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