GREENLAND

South Greenland Explorer

Narsaq Fjord, South Greenland
from £1,453 5 or 6 nights | Jun - Sep Exc. flights See price details
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Overview

This holiday, taking in Narsarsuaq and its surroundings, is an opportunity to hike amongst extraordinary and unique scenery as well as being able to learn about how some of the most isolated people in the world have not just lived, but thrived, over many hundreds of years on the edge of Earth's largest island. Travelling via Iceland, there is also the chance to visit the famous Blue Lagoon.

Highlights

  • The remarkable multi coloured landscape of the south with its bright blooms of wild flowers, alongside a bounty of juicy berries
  • A spectacular background of sparkling white icebergs
  • Explore the unique and rugged scenery on foot
  • Get a glimpse into the lives of native Greenlanders in some of the world's most isolated communities

Greenland is often thought of as a desolate and remote ice sheet stranded in the North Atlantic, only accessible to the hardiest of explorers, but between late June and early September, flights are regular, temperatures can get surprisingly warm and this ancient land bursts almost unfathomably in to life.

Travelling via Keflavik you can take some time to visit one of Iceland's most popular attractions, the Blue Lagoon, on route to South Greenland's primary international gateway, Narsarsuaq.

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Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Keflavik - Northern Light Inn
Fly from London to Keflavik and transfer to the Northern Light Inn, where you overnight on a breakfast basis and have the option to visit the nearby Blue Lagoon, (entrance fee at additional cost).
Day 2: Keflavik - Narsarsuaq
Take a transfer back to keflavik for a spectacularly scenic flight to Narsarsuaq, the gateway to southern Greenland (flight takes approximately 3 hours, a light snack will be provided on board).

Upon arrival at Narsarsuaq Airport meet your local contact and transfer to the hotel where you will check in for 3/4 nights on a breakfast basis (plus a welcome and farewell dinner - usually a 2 course set menu). Shortly afterwards you will be invited for a quick welcome meeting and a guided village walk.
Day 3: Narsarsuaq
Today you are free to explore your surroundings or take part in one of the many optional excursions available, including;

At leisure to enjoy one of the many optional excursions and activities available including:

Visit Eric the Red's viking ruins
Cross Eric's Fjord by boat and go ashore at the sheep breeding settlement Qassiarsuk, situated on the very spot where Eric the Red settled in 985 AD. Visit the ruins of Eric’s farm and Thorhildur’s church.
Duration: Approximately 3 hours

Tasiusaq and Kayaking
Take a rib boat from Narsarsuaq to Qassiarsuk. Visit the Viking ruins followed by a 4x4 trip to Tasiusaq, In the afternoon, enjoy a kayak excursion in the “Iceberg Bay”..
Duration: Approximately 8 hours

The village of Igaliku
Travel by boat through the ice filled Eric's Fjord to Itilleq. Walk to Igaliku - a beautiful village where the ruins of the Vikings’ Cathedral and the Bishop’s farm are situated.
Duration: Approximately 8 hours

Qooroq Ice Fjord
Cruise between the icebergs and go as close to the calving glacier as possible. Here turn off the engine to enjoy the silence only disturbed by the creaking ice.
Duration: Approximately 3 hours

Hike to the Ice Cap
Travel by bus as far as the road goes and continue by foot through the Flower Valley where the colourful sub-arctic flora can be experienced. Lunch at the top of a 300 m high mountain with views over the ice.
Duration: Approximately 8 hours

Short Hike to the Ridge
Take the bus to the beginning of the ridge where there is a great variety of flowers and plants. From the top there is an amazing view over the Flower Valley, the river, the fjord and the Narsarsuaq Glacier.
Duration: Approximately 3 hours

Please note that all excursions are subject to pack ice and weather conditions and may require minimum numbers to operate. For these reasons we are not able to pre-book them before you travel. All activities must be booked and paid for locally.
Day 4: Narsarsuaq
Day at Leisure with farewell dinner
Day 5: Narsarsuaq - Keflavik
Late in the morning transfer to Narsarsuaq Airport for your afternoon flight to Keflavik international Airport. Upon arrival transfer back to the Northern Light Inn, where you will stay for one night on a breakfast basis.
Day 6: Northern light Inn - Keflavik - UK
After breakfast, transfer to Keflavik Airport for your flight back to the UK.
Notes
  • Please note that the above itinerary is a guideline only. It can be tailored to meet your specific requirements - subject to flight schedules and availability.

Accommodation Options

Northern Light Inn

  • Grade: Standard
  • Type: Hotel

This delightful 32-room hotel sits on the volcanic Reykj…

Prices & Dates

2016 Departures

5 nights
17 June - 23 September: every Friday
Prices in £ per person from
Twin £1,453
Single £1,733

6 nights
13 June - 19 September: every Monday
Prices in £ per person from
Twin £1,526
Single £1,860

Price includes scheduled return flights between Keflavik Airport and Narsarsuaq; return transfers from Keflavik Airport to the Northern Light Inn; 2 nights at the Northern Light Inn on bed and breakfast basis, return transfers from Narsarsuaq Airport to Hotel Narsarsuaq; stated number of nights at Hotel Narsarsuaq on breakfast basis (plus a welcome and farewell dinner); airport taxes.

Prices exclude return flights between UK and Iceland.

Airfares between UK and Iceland are quoted separately to ensure you the best price and are not included in prices below. find out more »

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