See the ultimate highlights of South Greenland on this holiday combining the 3 main settlements of Narsarsuaq, Qaqortoq and Narsaq. Explore Viking ruins, learn about modern Greenlandic life and see stunning Arctic land and seascapes.
Narsaq is based in an area of geological and historic interest with minerals to be found in the ground and Viking ruins to be found on the surface. Qaqortoq is the region's largest town with a population of just over 3,000 people and stunning views over the sea whilst Narsarsuaq borders a UNESCO World Heritage site due to the number of former Viking settlements.
Fly from Reykjavik to Narsarsuaq where you will be met and transferred to the pier to board your boat to sail through Erik's Fjord and the village of Qaqortoq, with its 3,000 or so inhabitants it is South Greenland's largest town and known as one of the most charming and beautiful towns in all of Greenland. It has a pleasant town centre with a small square and Greenland's oldest fountain. There are also strikingly beautiful colonial buildings, dating from the establishment of the town in 1775. (D)
Have a day at leisure to explore the settlement or book an optional excursion. (B)
Transfer from Qaqortoq by boat through Eric's Fjord to Narsaq where you will be met and transferred to your hotel before embarking on a walking tour of this charming town known for its colourful houses. (B)
From Narsaq take a boat across the ice-filled Bredefjord into a fjord system leading up to theimpressive Twin Glaciers. Go ashore and enjoy a picnic lunch in front of the glacier. Continue to another fjord and see a cliff face teeming with birds and an impressive waterfall. (B,L)
Greenlanders are a proud people who enjoy socialising. Take the opportunity to visit a local Narsaq home for a traditional 'Coffee Mik' where tea and coffee is served along with cake and a side of local gossip. (B)
Today transfer from Narsaq to Narsarsuaq by helicopter - a stunning low level trip over the landscape. (NB due to helicopter availability and adverse weather conditions this transfer may be by boat.) On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel and have a walking tour of the town. (B)
The area around Narsarsuaq is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site, in part due to the many Viking ruins found here. Cross Erik's Fjord by boat and go ashore at the sheep breeding settlement Qassiarsuk, situated on the very spot where Erik the Red settled in 985 AD and named his farm "Brattahlid". Visit the ruins of Erik's farm and Thorhildur's church, the first Christian church on the American continent. In the evening have a 3-course farewell dinner in the hotel. N.B. please ask if you would prefer different excursions such as sea kayaking amongst the icebergs or a cruise on the Qoorog Ice Fjord. (B,D)
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight back to Reykjavik. (B)