Narsaq, pearl of the south

Narsaq, the charming Norse village of south Greenland
4 or 5 days
Jun - August
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South Greenland is an area offering many Arctic experiences, from iceberg-filled fjords to dramatic glaciers, archaeological remains from the Inuit and Viking settlers, and unique access to the pristine countryside. This tour takes you to 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. The Inland Ice Cap and several glaciers are also located not far from the town.

The tour is offered as  a 4 or 5 day package. The itinerary shown below is for the 4 day tour. The 5 day tour has an overnight in Narsarsuaq upon arrival there on Day 1, and continues on to Narsaq on Day 2.  

Day 1 Reykjavik - Narsarsuaq - Narsaq
Make your own way to Reykjavik airport, for your flight 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.

Days 2 and 3 Narsaq Days at Leisure
Today and tomorrow 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

On Day 3 dinner at the hotel is included.

Day 4: Narsaq - Narsarsuaq - Reykajvik
Today transfer by boat back through the fjord to Narsarsuaq. Then take the return flight back to Reykjavik; on arrival at the airport, your tour arrangements end.

Departures 2018:  

4 days from Reykjavik Saturdays from 16 June to 25 August

5 days from Reykjavik Tuesdays from 19 June to 21 August

Includes: return flights Reykjavik - Narsarsuaq, boat transfers in Greenland, airport transfers in Greenland, accommodation with private facilties and daily breakfast, 2 dinners, local destination guide in Narsaq, guided town walk in Narsaq.

Excludes: optional excursions, airport transfers in Reykjavik. 

The price is based upon a certain class on flights to and from Greenland- if this class has sold out, the final price may increase, depending on the availability and cost 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$ 3589.00
Single AUD$ 4285.00

Includes: return flights Reykjavik - Narsarsuaq, boat transfers in Greenland, airport transfers in Greenland, accommodation with private facilties and daily breakfast, 2 dinners, local destination guide in Narsaq, guided town walk in Narsaq.

The price shown is for the 4 day tour. All prices are based upon a certain class on flights to and from Greenland- if this class has sold out, the final price may increase, depending on the availability and cost of other classes at the time of booking

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