Introduction to South Greenland - Narsarsuaq

Visit Narsarsuaq in South Greenland and the historical sights of Qassiarsuk, Eric the Red's .

South Greenland Introduction

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 Qassiarsuk  © blueice.gl

Tour ID - GS30

Experience South Greenland on a 3 days getaway from Iceland. Explore the historic site Qassiarsuk (Brattahlid), the place where Eric the Red settled, and discover why he named it Greenland! The last day you go on an unforgettable boat ride in the ice fjord of Qooroq, where 200.000 tons of ice is calving from the active glacier every day.

Highlights

  • Narsarsuaq
  • Historic sights of Qassiarsuk (Brattahlid)
  • Qooroq ice fjord boat tour
  • the "blue ice"
  • Glacier views
  • Possibilities for short hikes

 

Departures: Tuesdays and Thursdays in July & August 2017

Tour duration: 3 days / 2 nights

Price per person from:
In room with private facilities:
In double/twin room: EUR 1490
Single supplement: EUR 195

In room without private facilities:
In double/twin room: EUR 1360
Single supplement:  EUR 95

Price includes:
- Flights Keflavik-Narsarsuaq-Keflavik with apt. taxes
- 2 nights accommodation with breakfast
- Harbour and airport transfers in Greenland in connection with flights /boat transfers
- Boat transfers Narsarsuaq-Qassiarsuk-Narsarsuaq
- Guided boat trip to Qooroq Ice Fjord

 

Day 1
Check in at Keflavik international airport for a late afternoon flight to Greenland, departing at 17:25. Arrival in Narsarsuaq at 18:10. Transfer to hotel upon arrival. In the early evening you can take a short hike to the Signal Hill viewpoint (about 1 hour). From the top you can admire an impressive view of the glacier.
Accommodation Narsarsuaq for 2 nights.

Day 2
Day trip to Qassiarsuk. The village of Qassiarsuk is situated across the fjord approx. 15 minutes by boat from Narsarsuaq. Today sheep farmers cultivate exactly the same land that the Viking Eric the Red chose for his settlement more than 1,000 years ago. Take a stroll through the village, which beautifully combines ancient history and modern living, and visit the Brattahlid open-air museum (entrance fee is not included), which consists of the replicas of Tjodhild’s Church and a Norse longhouse. You can also take an enjoyable hike from Qassiarsuk towards Sermilik Fjord on the other side of the peninsula. Halfway there you can enjoy an amazing view over both fjords; Sermilik is usually filled with ice floes. If you follow the gravel road all the way to the end, you will reach the Tasiusaq sheep farm (16 km return).

Day 3
Check out of hotel.
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.
Departure of flight Iceland at 18:55 (check-in one hour before your flight), arriving at Keflavik international airport at 23:25.

 

Map of South Greenland

Please note: flight schedules may change due to unfavourable weather conditions

 

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