Icebergs and Glaciers

Highlights of South Greenland
4 days
Jun - Sep
Itinerary
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Visit the highlights of South Greenland – see glaciers, fjords, Viking settlements and icebergs on this relaxed and enjoyable tour. You will find yourselves in a new world, waiting to be discovered, where roads are the exception and where nature is practically untouched. Stay each night in comfortable hostel accommodation.

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Day 1. Iceland- Greenland
Flight from Keflavik International Airport, Iceland to Narsarsuaq, Greenland. After a welcome at the airport, transfer by RIB boat through Tunulliarfik Fjord (Eriksfjord), usually covered by icebergs, to Qassiarsuk. Walk through the village of about 50 inhabitants, mostly farmers. Accommodation at the Leif Erikson Hostel.

Day 2: Flower Valley and Qooroq Ice Fjord
Cross to Narsarsuaq on a RIB boat, then walk through the Flower Valley, enjoying the spectacular view of a valley formed due to the retreat and consequent glacial sedimentation, where many lovely flowers can be seen. We continue walking until we can see Kiattut glacier and the landscape around it, with superb panoramic views of the ice sheet and its Nunataks. This is one of the most renowned views in all of Greenland. Then return to 
Narsarsuaq and start an exciting Icebergs Safari to the Qooroq Ice Fjord, one of the most active glaciers in southern Greenland. It offers one of Greenland's best images with spectacular views either from the fiord or green mountains and valleys. Here you will be surprised by a wide variety of both small and enormous icebergs floating in the water. We will navigate among these impressive and abundant white and blue-tinged blocks of ice, while surrounded by green leafy tundra and rocky-mountains, a complete contrast of Polar landscapes. Accommodation at the Leif Erikson Hostel.

Day 3: Tasiusaq, the “Iceberg’s Bay”
Walk to Tasiusaq farm, where seven people live in notable isolation next to Sermilik fjord, which is almost always blocked by the ice and icebergs coming from Eqaloruutsit glacier. Continue to Nunataaq Farm, a former Viking settlement where some ruins are still to be found and enjoy impressive views of Tasiusaq Bay and the numerous icebergs. Then return to Tasiusaq Farm. In the afternoon you can join an optional easy 2 hour kayak excursion in the “Iceberg's Bay” or your can take a peaceful walk in the surrounding region.  Accommodation at the Tasiusaq Hostel or the Leif Erikson Hostel

Day 4 Tasiusaq - Qassiarsuk - Iceland
Today we trek back to Qassiarsuk and see Brattahlid, the old capital of Viking Greenland, where Eric the Red settled in 985 at the start of the colonisation of the barbarian peoples. Guided visit of the original ruins from Erik the Red, and a replica of the original chapel and longhouse. Then transfer to Narsarsuaq. Time to walk around in the area and visit the local museum, Narsarsuaq Museum Blue West ,which reflects the history of the area. Or you may wish to have a fantastic final  view of Greenland on an optional helicopter flight to the Qooroq Ice Fjord, before the flight from Narsarsuaq to Keflavik Airport, Iceland. 

Departures 2017 from Iceland: 24 June; 01, 08, 15, 22 and 29 July; 05, 12, 19 and 26 August; 02, 09, 16 and 23 September.

Maximum group size 12 persons.

Includes:  return flights Reykjavk (from Keflavik International Airport) - Narsarsuaq; airport taxes and fees;  transfers from the airport and to the harbour in Narsarsuaq; 3 nights accommodation in sleeping bag at the Leif Eriksson Hostel with shared facilities;  English speaking guide; RIB boat transfers and excursions in Greenland; guided visit to Brattahlid reconstructions; meals on a full board basis except lunch on departure day; RIB boat travel equipment; Icebergs Safari,  Greenlandic dinner on Day 3.

Excludes:  optional excursions, lunch on departure day, unexpected expenses due to waeather delays.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2500.00

Includes:  return flights Reykjavk (from Keflavik International Airport) - Narsarsuaq; airport taxes and fees;  transfers from the airport and to the harbour in Narsarsuaq; 3 nights accommodation in sleeping bag at the Leif Eriksson Hostel with shared facilities;  English speaking guide; RIB boat transfers and excursions in Greenland; guided visit to Brattahlid reconstructions; meals on a full board basis except lunch on departure day; RIB boat travel equipment; Icebergs Safari,  Greenlandic dinner on Day 3.

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