World Heritage Hvalsey by Helicopter | Qaqortoq | South Greenland

Tour Type
Day Tour
Duration
1 hour
Difficulty
Easy
Start town
Qaqortoq
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Description

This helicopter tour will take you over the UNESCO World Heritage area Kujataa.   The landscape represents the earliest introduction of farming to the Arctic and the Norse expansion of settlement beyond Europe.  We fly low over the rich farmland with glaciers in view, which have been cultivated from a thousand years ago.

Hvalsey Church was first erected in the 12th century and is the largest and best-preserved Norse ruins in Greenland.  Nearby, you can see the remains of a large residential complex, stables, and a banquet hall.  Close your eyes, smell the lush green surroundings, and imagine life in the place that the Vikings called “Greenland”. 

These people were the first Europeans who arrived here, hundreds of years before Columbus set foot on the American continent further south.  The last documented event during the Norse era is a wedding at this church in 1408.  During the next century, the Norsemen mysteriously disappear from Greenland.

After our stop at the Hvalsey Church ruins, we fly back above the dramatic mountain range of Killavaat, a comb-shaped, knife-sharp, 5300 feet high ridgeline – weather permitting.  Enjoy the view of glaciers in the distance as we return to town. 

To walk in the footsteps of the Norse Vikings, select your date of travel and click Book Now.

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Activities

Scenic Flights

UNESCO Site

Included

  • Airport taxes

Not included

  • Pick up & drop off
  • Weight fee

What to bring

In the winter

  • Warm winter wear. Ideally, you should dress in layers: at least one thermal underwear layer (top and bottom), activity layer (e.g. hiking pants and shirt), and insulation layer (e.g. fleece or down jacket). The outer layer must be proper winter gear which typically has lots of insulation and is windproof. Think ski jacket and pants if you come from a warmer climate.
  • Warm hat, thick windproof gloves, buff or scarf
  • Insulated winter boots
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen – snow is very bright and even the winter sun can cause sunburn
  • Camera with extra batteries (the cold drains the batteries faster)
  • Day pack Water bottle

In the summer:

  • 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) Day Pack
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Day pack
  • Water bottle

Additional Information

  • For your safety and comfort, we require you to buy and occupy what’s equal to 1,5 seats if you weigh 115 kg (254 lbs) or more. You will be charged an addition 1200 DKK, after booking.
  • The departure time for this tour is flexible. However, if your booking does not meet the minimum number of passengers required for the tour to run, we may need to move your chosen departure time to match you up with the next possible tour. In this case, we will contact you by email to verify the change of time.
  • This tour has a minimum requirement of 4 passengers.
  • Please meet at the departure point 10 minutes before departure time.

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".

Description

This helicopter tour will take you over the UNESCO World Heritage area Kujataa.   The landscape represents the earliest introduction of farming to the Arctic and the Norse expansion of settlement beyond Europe.  We fly low over the rich farmland with glaciers in view, which have been cultivated from a thousand years ago.

Hvalsey Church was first erected in the 12th century and is the largest and best-preserved Norse ruins in Greenland.  Nearby, you can see the remains of a large residential complex, stables, and a banquet hall.  Close your eyes, smell the lush green surroundings, and imagine life in the place that the Vikings called “Greenland”. 

These people were the first Europeans who arrived here, hundreds of years before Columbus set foot on the American continent further south.  The last documented event during the Norse era is a wedding at this church in 1408.  During the next century, the Norsemen mysteriously disappear from Greenland.

After our stop at the Hvalsey Church ruins, we fly back above the dramatic mountain range of Killavaat, a comb-shaped, knife-sharp, 5300 feet high ridgeline – weather permitting.  Enjoy the view of glaciers in the distance as we return to town. 

To walk in the footsteps of the Norse Vikings, select your date of travel and click Book Now.

Additional information

Difficulty

Activities

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Destinations

Duration

Tour Type

Available months

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2 600 DKK

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2 600 DKK