Highlights of South Greenland

Package tour to South Greenland visiting the main highlights of the area.

Highlights of South Greenland

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Tour ID: GS34

Experience the life in the pretty towns Narsaq and Qaqortoq. Narsaq lies amongst luxuriant hills surrounded by glacier ice, and Qaqortoq is a mix of old charming colony houses and young students living a modern life. The four days filled with "urban life" makes a sharp contrast to the delightful quietness, warmth and undisturbed paradise of Igaliku village. You will also have time to visit the historic site Brattahlid and a boat cruise among the amazing blue icebergs of the Qooroq Ice Fjord.

Highlights

  • Narsaq and the surroundings
  • Colourful town of Qaqortoq
  • Igaliku (Gardar) village
  • Hiking options and panoramic views
  • Views of icebergs and glaciers
  • Qassiarsuk /Brattahlid historical site
  • Sailing amongst the icebergs

 

Departures 2017
Tuesdays and Saturdays: 17 June - end September
Thursdays: 6 July - 5 September
Wednesdays: 1 - 31 August

Tour duration: 8 days / 7 nights

Double/twin room with private facilities in Narsaq, Qaqortoq, Narsarsuaq & cabin with shared facilities in Igaliku
Price per person:

In double room EUR 2.970
Single supplement EUR 530

Double/twin room with shared facilities in all locations
Price per person from:
In double room EUR 2.640
Single supplement EUR 400

Price includes:
- Flights Keflavik-Narsarsuaq-Keflavik with airport taxes
- 2 nights in Narsaq with breakfast
- 2 nights in Qaqortoq with breakfast
- 2 nights in Igaliku with breakfast
- 1 night in Narsarsuaq with breakfast
- Car transfer to/from airport – harbour – accommodation
- All boat and airport transfers in Greenland as per itinerary
- Leaflet with a map in Qassiarsuk and entrance Museum (Brattahlid)
- Guided boat trip to the Qooroq Ice Fjord


Discount may apply on some departure dates, depending on lower airfare availability.

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Day 1:
17:25 Depature of flight Reykjavík (Keflavik Intl) - Narsarsuaq, arriving 18:10 (local time, flight duration 3 hrs 15 min)
Check-in time is at least 2 hours before flight departure from Keflavik international airport.
Upon arrival at Narsarsuaq airport transfer to the harbour and by boat to Narsaq (approx. 1 hour sailing).
Accommodation in Narsaq for the first 2 nights.


Day 2:
Free day in Narsaq.
Narsaq is a middle-sized town in South Greenland with about 1700 inhabitants. It is beautifully situated on a fertile flat area that ends abruptly at the feet of the large mountains. One of them, named "Kvanefjeld", is famous due to the large concentration of rare stones and minerals. Here you can find the beautiful, pink gemstone "Tugtupit". There are several shorter and longer hiking tours around Narsaq, but Narsaq is also surrounded by ice! From the town itself you can see the ice cap in the horizon, and the fjord is always filled up with icebergs from the surrounding glaciers; an amazing sight. The museum is housed in some of the old colony houses around the old harbour, and is definitely worth a visit.
Possibility for an additional optional boat tour to the "Twin Glacier" or an Evening Iceberg Safari. 

Day 3:
Boat transfer from Narsaq to Qaqortoq (duration about one hour). Afternoon free to explore the colourful town.
Accommodation in Qaqortoq for the next 2 nights.

Day 4:
Free day in Qaqortoq.
Qaqortoq, which means "The White", is the biggest town in South Greenland with 3500 inhabitants. Qaqortoq is the education centre for South Greenland with grammar school, school of commerce and folk high school. Furthermore, the town has several fair-sized companies such as Great Greenland with tannery and sewing facilities for creating beautiful sealskin clothes. Around the town, the visitor will meet sculptures being a part of the famous project "Stone & Man", where different sculptors have made the town a big sculpture park. Greenland's oldest fountain is situated at the town square next to the harbour. Here you can sit and watch the hunters and fishermen arriving with today's catch for the market.
Possibility for an additional optional boat tour to the old ruins of Hvalsey Church or boat tour to the Twin Glacier.

Day 5:
Boat transfer from Qaqortoq to Itilleq. From here you walk the 4 km along the "King's Road" (named after the Danish King Frederik 9th's visit in 1952) to Igaliku. The hike is easy, but you can also get a ride with the car, which is transporting your luggage. Igaliku is one of the most beautiful villages in Greenland! The colourful houses are situated in a green bay with luscious grassland. On the other side of the fjord towers the landmark Illerfissalik (Burfjeld).
Accommodation in Igaliku for the next 2 nights.

Day 6:
Free day in Igaliku.
Igaliku was the Episcopal seat (named Gardar) during the Norse period, and the ruins from that time are very impressive. In 1782 Anders Olsen and his Greenlandic wife Tuperna established themselves as farmers and that was the beginning of Igalikus newer history. There is a small museum in the church, which is worth visiting. Today the village thrives on sheep farming. An optional day hike (15-20 km) goes to the Plateau, from where there is a superb view of the Qooroq Ice fjord, the stranded ice bergs on the moraine and the enormous glacier at the head of the fjord. On the way back, you can be lucky to find minerals and stones, for instance the shining "moon stone" (Labradorit).

Day 7:
Return by the King's Road to Itilleq harbour from where the boat will take you to Qassiarsuk. Qassiarsuk is also known as Brattahlid, the place where Eric the Red settled in 982. The Norse ruins are well preserved and the open-air museum (Brattahlid) can be visited on your own (admission is included). The approx. 40 inhabitants earn their livelihoods from sheep farming, but the village also has a school, a shop and a church. Late afternoon boat transfer to Narsarsuaq.
Accommodation in Narsarsuaq for 1 night.

Day 8:
Check out of the room.
Boat trip to the Qooroq Ice Fjord. A boat trip among icebergs of all colours, sizes and shapes. When the glacier is in view, the boat engine is stopped, so you can enjoy the absolute silence and a drink chilled with glacier ice – more than 1,000 years old! You can spend the rest of your stay enjoying a cup of coffee at the cosy Blue Ice Café and/or visiting the museum in Narsarsuaq.
18:55 the flight for Iceland departs from Narsarsuaq, arriving at Keflavik international airport 23:25.


 

map south greenland

Optional tours from Narsaq that can be booked at the local tourist office

Boat tour to the ice cap (Twin Glacier)
We cross the wide fjord Sermilik, making our way among drifting icebergs, and sail to, what the locals call the Twin Glacier. This is an amazing spot, where you can get ashore and literally touch the ice cap! This is also one of the places where you can actually see, that glaciers have withdrawn during the last 30 years! In the 1980's the Twin Glacier was calving lots of icebergs into the fjord. Today, the ice breaks off on land! However, it is a beautiful place, and you feel particularly small standing next to the giant mass of ice!
On the return we pass by bird-cliffs and a scenic waterfall.
Duration:
4 hours
Price: DKK 900/- per person
A minimum of 4 persons is required for this tour

Iceberg cruise and Inuit settlement
Narsaq is the perfect setting for iceberg cruising, as very active glaciers in Sermilik Fjord sends numerous icebergs towards the sea passing by Narsaq. The trip is a photo safari, where you get all opportunities to get close to the icebergs; see, hear, feel and taste them! Just opposite Narsaq at the island Tuttutooq, we make a stop and go ashore for about ½ hour. Here you can walk around the former Inuit settlement Tugtutoq Isua (also called Stephensens Havn).
Duration:
2 hours
Price: DKK 500/- per person
A minimum of 4 persons is required for this tour

Narsaq city walk
Join in on a guided walk through Narsaq. Learn about the history of the town, which goes more than 1000 years back to when the Norse arrived, and settled at the Landnáma Farm and later at Dyrnæs. The history of modern Narsaq, shows you how Greenland has gradually developed from a society of hunters to its present-day status as a modern society part of the global world. On the tour you will visit all major places of interest including; the church, the open fish market, the culture house and of course the museum.
Duration: 1 hour
Price: DKK 185/- per person
A minimum of 4 persons is required for this tour

Optional tours from Qaqortoq that can be booked at the local tourist office

Hvalso
Visit Hvalso Church ruin, which is one of the best preserved Norse ruins in the area. Walk around the historic site, particularly known for the wedding that took place in September 1408, which is the last written testimony of the Vikings in South Greenland.
Duration: 2.5 hrs.
Price: DKK 550/- per person
A minimum of 4 persons is required for this tour

Hvalso & Upernaviarsuk
Visit Hvalso together with the agricultural research station and education center for sheep farmers. The farm area houses cows, sheep and horses and gardens and greenhouses with all kinds of plants. See what global warming makes possible in South Greenland
Duration:
3.5 hrs.
Price: DKK 650/- per person
A minimum of 4 persons is required for this tour

Unartoq (the hot springs)
Enjoy a few hours of relaxation in 38 degrees natural hot water while icebergs slowly drift by. The hot springs are a couple of lovely pools situated amongst wild flowers on a small isolated island.
Duration:
 4.5 hrs.
Price: DKK 1250/- per person
A minimum of 4 persons is required for this tour

Note: Flight schedules may change due to unfavourable weather conditions.

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