From  £1825
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Take a boat trip to the Ice Cap
  • Hike along the Dyrnaes Peninsula
  • See calving glaciers
  • Bathe in the Hot Springs of Unnartoq
  • Cross Eric's Fjord by boat
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Explore South Greenland

8 Day Tour, from £1825 per person

Experience the ultimate highlights of South Greenland and Arctic nature on this holiday that combines the 3 main settlements of Narsarsuaq, Qaqortoq and Narsaq. Explore the Golden Triangle of South Greenland and learn about Greenlandic history, marvel at the large variety of nature and witness everyday life in both modern towns as well as traditional hunter’s villages. This tour offers the perfect combination of history, Arctic nature and Inuit culture.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO NARSARSUAQ
FLY TO NARSARSUAQ
Arrive at Narsarsuaq and transfer from the airport to the pier and by boat through Eric's Fjord to Narsaq. Meet the guide and enjoy a city tour.
DAY 2
NARSAQ
NARSAQ
After breakfast, why not book an optional excursion and embark on a leisurely guided hike to a non-excavated Viking ruin, exploring remains from the Inuit as well as the beautiful Arctic scenery. Or take a boat across the ice-filled Bredefjord to a fjord system northwest of Narsaq that leads up to the impressive Twin Glaciers, and go ashore on a small rock emerging from the glacier front. Explore another fjord with bird's cliffs, a large waterfall and stunning Arctic scenery. (B)
DAY 3
NARSAQ
NARSAQ
Day free to explore at leisure or book optional excursions. Why not embark on a medium grade hike to the mountain Kvanefjeldet which is famous for its great variety of minerals. There will be plenty of opportunity to explore the area and discovery the rich diversity in flora and fauna whilst the guide will tell you about the previous and current plans for mining in this area. Ask our Greenland specialists for more information on this and other optional excursions to enjoy in Narsaq. (B)
DAY 4
NARSAQ TO QAQORTOQ
NARSAQ TO QAQORTOQ
After breakfast transfer to the pier for boat transfer to Qaqortoq. Transfer to hotel and meet with local guide for walk around the settlement. Enjoy an optional excursion and embark on a guided hike around the beautiful lake Storesoen located just outside the town. Enjoy the beautiful Greenlandic nature on this 12 km hike. Coffee and tea will be served en route, while enjoying the view of the nature and the outskirts of town. (B)
DAY 5
QAQORTOQ
QAQORTOQ
After breakfast why not embark on an optional excursion into the Hvalsey Fjord, travelling around Arpatsivik Island to Hvalsey. Visit the old Norse ruins as well as the church ruin which is the best preserved from the Norse period. A wedding in the church in 1408 is the last written evidence that exists from the Norse settlement in Greenland. Or take a boat trip to the Inland Ice Cap and the Twin Glaciers. Our Greenland specialists can advise on their preferences. (B)
DAY 6
QAQORTOQ TO NARSARSUAQ
QAQORTOQ TO NARSARSUAQ
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer by boat through the icefilled Eric's Fjord to Narsarsuaq. Enjoy an information meeting and why not book an optional excursion, ask our Greenland specialists for their recommendations. Why not take a trip to Erik the Red's Viking ruins and immerse yourself in Viking history. Crossing Erik's Fjord by boat, step ashore and arrive at the sheep breeding settlement Qassiarsuk which is situated on the very spot where Erik the Red settled in 985 AD and named his farm "Brattahlið". Visit the ruins of Erik's farm and Thorhildur's church, the first Christian church on the American continent. (B)
DAY 7
NARSARSUAQ
NARSARSUAQ
Day free to explore at leisure or book optional excursions. Why not take a boat to Qassiarsuk and explore the Viking ruins, followed by a 4x4 jeep trip to Tasiusaq, where seven people live in almost complete isolation. Embark on a kayaking excursion or enjoy a hike through Flower Valley and marvel at its colourful sub-Arctic flora. Enjoy stunning views of glaciers and the Ice Cap from the top of a 300 metre high mountain. (B)
DAY 8
FLY TO REYJAVIK
Transfer to airport for flight back to Reykjavik. (B)

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £1825 per person

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with Air Iceland from Keflavik Airport
  • All airport taxes
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Transfers by boat to each settlements
  • Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Guided walking tour in each settlement

 


Price Excludes

  • Additional excursions  - please contact us for details
  • Upgrade to half board from £260 per person

Price Notes

This holiday is available on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 14 June - 20 Sep.

Please note that we can offer this Greenland holiday departing from Copenhagen until 23rd August for a supplement of £260 per person

Tour Route Map


  1. Greenland, Narsarsuaq
  2. Greenland, Qaqortoq
  3. Greenland, Narsaq
  4. Greenland, Narsarsuaq

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