From South to North By Air

Narsaq, Nuuk and Ilulissat.
6 or 9 days
Jun - Aug
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Discover the immense variety of nature on this tour of Greenland, seeing the beautiful and fertile south with the fascinating history of the Vikings. Start in Narsaq, on the the shore of Tunulliarfik Fjord, where people have lived for thousands of years, and remains of the old Norse settlements can be found. Narsaq is known as the Pearl of South Greenland and it is a charming village, where you can get a feel for the real Greenland and enjoy Arctic nature up close. 

Then on to Nuuk, Greenland's capital and a fascinating town of contrasts with old Greenlandic culture and beautiful Arctic nature. Nuuk has plenty to offer, with high quality art and craft work, the Greenland National Museum which houses a wonderful collection of artifacts and exhibits related to Greenland's archaeology, history, art, and handicrafts, and the famous Qilakitsoq mummies. Finally, visit llulissat, town of the Icebergs, with dramatic views of the World Heritage Site of Ilulissat Ice Fjord.

Choose from 6 or 9 day tours, with departures from Reykjavik or Copenhagen. The 6 day tour is shown  below - the 9 day tour has an extra day in Narsaq plus 2 extra days in Ilulissat.

Day 1 Copenhagen or Reykjavik -  Narsarsuaq - Narsaq
Make your own way to the airport for your flight from Copenhagen or Reykjavik to Narsarsuaq. On arrival, meet your local guide at the airport and transfer to the pier, to continue by boat through Eric's Fjord to Narsaq. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. After check-in, a welcome meeting, followed by a guided walk around the town. Dinner at the hotel tonight.

Day 2 Narsaq Day at Leisure
Today there is time for you to explore Narsaq or to take one of the great  guided optional excursions offered in Narsaq as follows:

Easy Hike to The Dyrnæs Peninsula: A leisurely hike with highlights including a visit to a non-excavated Viking ruin with remains from the Inuit people, and beautiful Arctic scenery. This hike is easy to moderate.3hrs

Boat Trip to the Inland Ice Cap: By boat across the ice-filled Bredefjord to a fjord system northwest of Narsaq leading up to the impressive Twin Glaciers, where we go ashore on a small rock emerging from the glacier front. Here we will enjoy our packed lunch before continuing into another fjord with bird's cliffs and a big waterfall. 4hrs

Hike to Kvanefjeld: We drive to the end of the road before beginning a slightly demanding hike to the mountain Kvanefjeldet, which is famous for its great variety of minerals. Explore the area and discovery the rich diversity of flora and fauna. Your guide will tell you about the history of this area. 5.5hrs

Day 3 Narsaq - Narsarsuaq - Nuuk
Weather permitting, today fly by helicopter from Narsaq to Narsarsuaq (if the weather is unfavourable this transfer will be done by boat). From there, continue by plane to Nuuk, Greenland’s small capital city, a charming town with traditional, brightly coloured houses.Transfer to your hotel for check-in, then enjoy a tour of the city including the Colonial Harbour, the National Museum, the beautiful Our Saviours Church built in 1894, the Parliament, and the Atlantic harbour, which is usually full of life. Remainder of the day at leisure to explore the town.

Day 4 Nuuk – Ilulissat; Town Walk
Transfer to the airport for your flight from Nuuk to Ilulissat. Then transfer to your hotel, followed by a welcome  meeting and a guided town walk - your guide will tell you about the history of Ilulissat and you will visit the old part of town and see buildings from the very start of the Danish trading station, the busy fishing harbour, the old church and the museum. Dinner at your hotel tonight. 

Day 5 Ilulissat: Day at Leisure
Today you may choose to enjoy some of the great optional excursions offered in Ilulissat such as:

Walk to the Icebergs of Sermermiut: Travel by bus as far as the road goes then enjoy a beautiful guided walk along the UNESCO designated Ilulissat Ice Fjord to Sermermiut, where traces from the 3 old Inuit cultures can still be seen. Sermermiut is a fertile valley next to the Ice Fjord and here you can enjoy the flowers as well as the fantastic icebergs. Light refreshments included. 3hrs.

Midnight Cruise Amongst the Icebergs: Tonight enjoy a midnight cruise amongst the icebergs. The midnight sun and the warm red colours reflecting in the gigantic icebergs is a fantastic sight. Cruise between the icebergs and enjoy a late drink on "the real rocks" ! The cruise includes light refreshments. 3hrs.

Old hunter's Settlement of Rodebay: travel by boat to the small settlement Oqaatsut, also known as Rodebay, with a local population of less than 40 people, largely dependent on fishing and hunting - a quite different world compared to that of Ilulissat. Oqaatsut in Greenlandic means " the cormorants" and the village was then named Rodebay by Dutch whalers in the 18th century. The settlement is about 20km north of Ilulissat on a little peninsula facing the island of Disko. Your tour includes lunch. 6hrs

Old hunter's Settlement of Ilimanaq: travel by boat to the small settlement  of Ilimanaq, situated just south of Kangia Ice Fjord. The settlement was founded around 1741 and the current population is approx 80 inhabitants. The boat tour to Ilimanaq itakes you among the massive icebergs that lie at the mouth of the Ilulissat icefjord. Your tour includes lunch. 6hrs

Home Visit: Come join a local family for a cup of coffee. The Greenlanders are famous for welcoming visitors into their homes, inviting everyone over for a cup of coffee and a piece of cake. The latest gossip is shared, and it will also be possible to see the national costume and learn about life so very isolated from the rest of the world. 2 hrs.

Cruise to Eqi Glacier: cruise in front of the 5 km wide glacier. The Eqi Glacier is very active so we hope for the unique sight of an iceberg “delivery”! This area is also an excellent place for spotting whales and hopefully the gentle giants of the sea will put in an appearance. Lunch included. 6-7hrs.

Visit the Huskies: Ilulissat is a dogsledding area in winter and the dogs in town are very happy to have summer visitors! Join in the feeding of a family of dogs; their owner will demonstrate the sledding equipment and tell you all about the lives of the sled dogs in Greenland. 1hr.

Whale Safari: cruise into the Disko Bay to spot whales- humpback whales come to the Disko Bay to feed on capelin, a small herring-like fish and as they are a protected species, they are very trusting and can often be enjoyed at close range. Packed lunch included. 5hrs.

Hike the Cecily Trail: Discover the different Arctic plants and beautiful icebergs floating in the Disko Bay on this guided full-day hike along the coast. Your guide tells you about the Cecily trail, named after an annual run from Rodebay to Ilulissat, used both by locals and for dog sledding in winter. Packed lunch included. Please note you have to be in good physical shape to participate in this medium level hike. 8hrs.

Sightseeing by plane 35 or 45 minutes or 1 hour: This unforgettable tour offers a flight in a 5-seat aircraft cruising in low altitude over the Ilulissat area. Window seats guaranteed. Minimum 4 persons.

Kayaking: Try your hand at kayaking with a local instructor. Kayaking has been a vital way of hunting in the Arctic for centuries and this tour will give you the opportunity to navigate amongst the icebergs like an Inuit hunter! No previous experience needed as your local instructor will be with you at all times. All equipment and clothing and lunch included. 6hrs inc 2hrs kayaking and transfers.

Evening Kayaking: witness the overwhelming beauty of the icebergs coming from the Ilulissat Icefjord, under the light of the midnight sun, as you paddle nearby. No previous experience needed as your local instructor will be with you at all times. 3hrs.

Dinner at your hotel tonight. 

Day 6 Ilulissat - Reykjavik or Copenhagen
Transfer to the airport for the flight Ilulissat - Reykjavik, or Ilulissat - Copenhagen via Kangerlussuaq. Upon arrival at Reykjavik or Copenhagen airport, your tour arrangements end.

Departures 2018:

6 days from Reykjavik every Tuesday from 26 June to 21 August
6 days from Copenhagen  every Tuesday from mid - June until late August

9 days from Reykjavik every Tuesday from 19 June to 14 August
9 days from Copenhagen  every Tuesday from mid - June to late August

Includes: flight Reykjavik or Copenhagen - Narsarsuaq; flight Narsarsuaq - Nuuk; flight Nuuk - Ilulissat; flight Ilulissat - Reykjavik or Copenhagen; transfer Narsaq - Narsarsuaq by helicopter or boat; airport transfers in Greenland; accommodation in standard rooms with private facilities and daily breakfast; welcome and farewell meetings; guided walks in Narsaq, Nuuk and Ilulissat; 2 dinners at the hotel in Ilulissat; one dinner at the hotel in Narsaq.

Excludes: Optional excursions, transfers in Reykjavik or Copenhagen.

Please note the tour costs are based upon a certain package price class on the included flights – if this class has sold out, the final price may be higher and will depend upon the availability of other classes at the time of booking.  Flights may depart from / return to Reykjavik Domestic Airport or Keflavik International Airport, Iceland.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 7151.00
Single AUD$ 8097.00

Includes: flight Reykjavik or Copenhagen - Narsarsuaq; flight Narsarsuaq - Nuuk; flight Nuuk - Ilulissat; flight Ilulissat - Reykjavik or Copenhagen; transfer Narsaq - Narsarsuaq by helicopter or boat; airport transfers in Greenland; accommodation in standard rooms with private facilities and daily breakfast; welcome and farewell meetings; guided walks in Narsaq, Nuuk and Ilulissat; 2 dinners at the hotel in Ilulissat; one dinner at the hotel in Narsaq.

The prcies shown are for the 6 day tour from Reykjavik. Please note the tour costs are based upon a certain package price class on the included flights – if this class has sold out, the final price may be higher and will depend upon the availability of other classes at the time of booking.  The price shown is for the 6 day tour from Reykajvik.

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