From  £4590
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Explore Greenland with a group and local guide
  • Sail through Ice covered fjords and retrace the steps of Eric the Red
  • See remains of Viking settlements
  • Witness glaciers, icebergs and mountain scenery
  • Take a helicopter ride over the South Greenland Fjords
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In the Footsteps of Vikings

9 Day Tour, from £4590 per person

This tour serves two purposes: introducing travellers to the staggering frozen landscapes of South Greenland and following the interesting history of the region’s initial settlers. The Vikings have left their mark, having originally founded many of Greenland’s major settlements. Slip serenely through iceberg-filled fjord systems and set foot on land to discover ancient crumbling Viking churches and farms.

Tour Itinerary

Fly to Narsarsuaq
Fly to Narsarsuaq from the UK, via Keflavik, Iceland. Meet and transfer to the hotel for a welcome meeting and dinner, after which it is possible to hike to the shores of the fjord to spot the northern lights. (D)
Cross the fjord by boat to reach the Viking ruins of Brattahlid, the farm founded by Eric the Red over 1,000 years ago. Visit a reconstructed Norse farm, a turf built church and Quassiarsuk, a sheep breeding settlement, before walking to the area’s best viewpoints. (B,L,D)
Today set sail for Qaqortoq, journeying by boat through Eriksfjord, cruise between towering blue and white icebergs in the beautiful Qoroq Ice Fjord and the narrow Mato Strait. In Qaqortoq, check in to the hotel and explore the town’s fascinating art scene; for the last 35 years, sculptors and Scandinavian artists have each been allocated a large rock, boulder or even mountainside to produce a piece of art from or on, without ever moving it from its original location. (B,L,D)
Head out from the town to hike around the big inland lake, stopping at viewpoints to appreciate the pristine scenery and enjoy a packed lunch next to a small waterfall. To return to the town, choose between a pretty, hilly path or a gentle walk along the flat lake shores. (B,L,D)
Hvalsey Church
After enjoying a morning at leisure exploring Qaqortoq, be sure to stop by the local market as you pass by the pretty colourful houses. In the afternoon, take a boat excursion to the best-preserved ruin from the Viking period; Hvalsey Church, built around 1300, was one of the first Christian churches on the North American continent. (B,L,D)
Spend the day taking a boat tour to a glacier north of Bredefjord. Camera equipment is recommended today; the particularly pretty sailing route will take you through the South Greenland Archipelago, sliding past staggering and contrasting scenery. (B,L,D)
Uunartoq Island
Take a boat excursion to Uunartoq Island where you can soak your muscles with a dip in the healing waters of a natural hot spring. On the return journey, this excursion also stops at the small fishing village of Alluitsup Paa. (B,D)
Narsarsuaq to Keflavik
After a morning at leisure in Qaqortoq, take a spectacular afternoon helicopter flight over the South Greenland Fjord system to Narsarsuaq. In the late afternoon, board your flight to Keflavik, Iceland. Transfer to Hotel Keflavik for one night. (B,L)
Keflavik to UK
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and, depending on your flight time, you have the option to visit Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon and take a dip in the natural, geothermally heated waters. Transfer to Keflavik airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

9 day tour, from £4590 per person
(Single person supplement + £599)

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with Icelandair from London Heathrow to Narsarsuaq via Keflavik Airport
  • All airport taxes
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Guided tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • All transfers and transportation as specified

Price Excludes

  • Additional excursions  - please contact us for details