From  £3475
per person
Tour Highlights
  • See Viking ruins
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Learn about modern Greenlandic life
  • See Arctic landscapes and seascapes
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Grand Tour of South Greenland

8 Day Tour, from £3475 per person
Itinerary Dates
2019
06 Aug  -  13 Aug
13 Aug  -  20 Aug
20 Aug  -  27 Aug
27 Aug  -  03 Sep

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.

 

 

 

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
REYKJAVIK TO NARSAQ
REYKJAVIK TO NARSAQ

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 Narsaq, a charming town where modern life sits alongside ancient traditions. The area is of both geological and historic interest with minerals to be found in the nearby Kvanefjaeld area and Viking ruings dating back to AD 1,000 can also be found. On arrival in Narsaaq you will be met by your guide and taken to your hotel to check-in before having a guided city walk. Enjoy a 2-course meal in the hotel's restaurant in the evening. (D)

 

 

 

 

DAY 2
NARSAQ
NARSAQ

Narsaq offers all the amenities you would expect of a modern settlement, including Greenland's first brewery - the Greenland Brewhouse. Today head to the harbour and board your boat to cross the ice-filled Bredefjord to a fjord system northwest of Narsaq leading to the impressive twin glaciers, going ashore on a small rock emerging from the glacier front where you can enjoy your packed lunch before continuing into another fjord with bird cliffs and a large waterfall, and from where you will return to Narsaq. (B,L)

 

 

 

 

DAY 3
NARSAQ
NARSAQ

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 an update on the local gossip. Have the rest of the day free to explore the town or book another excursion. (B)

 

 

 

 

DAY 4
NARSAQ TO QAQORTOQ
NARSAQ TO QAQORTOQ

After breakfast head to the harbour to board your boat to the town of Qaqortoq. On arrival meet your guide and transfer to the hotel to check-in before heading out on a walking tour of the town, which has a different atmosphere compared to the more tranquil village of Narsaq. Qaqortoq has a thriving cultural scene, first made popular by the local artist Aka Hogh who in the 1990s led the "Stone and Man" project designed to transform the town into an open-air art gallery. Today there are over 40 sculptures in the town carved into the town's rock faces and boulders, by artists from all over Scandinavia. (B)

 

 

 

 

DAY 5
QAQORTOQ
QAQORTOQ

Have a free day in Qaqortoq exploring the settlement. You could go for a hike in the mountains behind the town, getting close to the Greenlandic nature, or arrange an optional boat trip in the fjord system to the atmospheric site of Havlasey Church ruins, part of the area recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. (B)

 

 

 

 

DAY 6
QAQORTOQ TO NARSARSUAQ
QAQORTOQ TO NARSARSUAQ

After breakfast travel to Narsarsuaq by boat through the ice-fjord, or, if there is availability, take the helicopter. Check-in to your hotel before having an information meeting with you guide followed by a walking tour of the town. Narsarsuaq, which means 'great plain' in Greenlandic is the gateway to South Greenland and is home to a small international airport. (B)

 

 

 

 

DAY 7
NARSARSUAQ
NARSARSUAQ

The area around Narsarsuaq is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site, in part due to the many Viking ruins founds 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)

 

 

 

 

DAY 8
FLY TO REYKJAVIK

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight back to Reykjavik. (B)

 

 

 

 

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £3475 per person
(Single person supplement + £555)

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class from Reykjavik
  • All airport taxes
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Meals as specified (B=breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Tours as per the itinerary

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Additional excursions - please contact us for details

Price Includes

Price Excludes

Itinerary Dates From Price Single Room Supp.  
06 Aug 2019
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13 Aug 2019
£3475 £555
13 Aug 2019
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20 Aug 2019
£3475 £555
20 Aug 2019
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27 Aug 2019
£3475 £555
27 Aug 2019
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03 Sep 2019
£3475 £555

Tour Route Map


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

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