World of the Vikings

Narsarsuaq, South Greenland - nature & history
4 or 5 days
Jun - Aug
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South Greenland has it all - historic sites from the Viking Age, the Inland Ice Cap, fertile mountains, sheep farms, deep blue fjords with multi-coloured icebergs and calving glaciers - all within short range of your hotel. Visit Narsarsuaq, the area where Eric the Red chose to settle and where he found inspiration to name the new land Greenland. Your tour arrangements include flights, accommodation, transfers in Greenland and a guided tour of Narsarsuaq.

Choose from 4 or 5 day tours from Reykjavik. The itinerary shown below is the 4 day tour. The 5 day tour has one extra day in Narsarsuaq.

Day 1 Reykjavik, Iceland - Narsarsuaq  
Make your own way to the airport for your flight from Reykjavik to Narsarsuaq. On arrival, meet your local destination guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in, and a welcome meeting. In the evening enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Days 2 and 3 Narsarsuaq: Days at Leisure
Today and tomorrow there is time for you to explore Narsarsuaq, or to take one of the great guided optional excursions offered as follows:

Qooroq Ice Fjord and Glacier: The Greenland Ice Cap produces 250 millions tonnes of ice every year, when icebergs break off the glaciers. Close to Narsarsuaq, the Qooroq Glacier fills the fjord with beautiful icebergs. We cruise between these icebergs and go as close to the calving glacier as possible. Here, we turn off the engine to enjoy a silence only disturbed by the creaking of the ice. Light refreshments are included.

Viking Ruins of Erik the Red:  We cross Erik's Fjord by boat and go ashore at the sheep breeding settlement of Qassiarsuk, situated on the very spot where Erik the Red settled in 985 AD and named his farm "Brattahlið". We visit the ruins of Erik's farm and Thorhildur's church, the first Christian church on the continent.

Tasiusaq & Kayaking: Transfer in RIB boats from Narsarsuaq to Qassiarsuk. Visit the Viking ruins here, followed by 4WD trip to Tasiusaq, where 7 people live in almost complete isolation near Sermilik Fjord. Lunch in Tasiusaq is included, then there’s free time to explore. In the afternoon, enjoy a 2 hour sea kayak excursion in the Iceberg Bay, paddling among icebergs in one of the safest places in Greenland (suitable for beginners). 8hrs 

The Village of Igaliku: Transfer by boat through the ice-filled Eric's Fjord to Itilleq, where we go ashore next to some of the biggest agricultural fields in South Greenland. Walk for 3 km (transport can be arranged at a surcharge) to Igaliku - a beautiful village where ruins of the Vikings' Cathedral and the Bishop's farm are situated. After lunch, we walk through the village back to Itilleq, then go by boat back to Narsarsuaq. 8hrs

Short Hike to the Ridge: By bus to the beginning of the ridge, for a great variety of flowers and plants. Then hike to the top for an amazing view over Flower Valley, the river, fjord and Narsarsuaq Glacier. 3hrs

Hike to the Ice Cap: Suitable for those who can walk at least 6km in mountain terrain. By bus as far as the road goes, then continue by foot through the Flower Valley, where colourful sub-arctic flora may be seen. Lunch at the top of a 300m high mountain, with a fantastic view over the glacier and Ice Cap. For participants in good physical shape, it may be possible to walk down and touch the Ice Cap. 8hrs

Dinner at the hotel on Day 3.

Day 4 Narsarsuaq - Reykjavik, Iceland 
After breakfast at the hotel have a farewell coffee with your guide, then transfer to the airport for your flight from Narsarsuaq back to Reykjavik. 

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; airport transfers in Greenland; accommodation incl. daily breakfast; 2 dinners, welcome meeting with local destination guide; guided town tour of Narsarsuaq.

Excludes: optional excursions, transfers in Reykjavik.

Please note all 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 to Greenland may depart from / return to Reykjavik Domestic Airport or Keflavik International Airport.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 3116.00
Single AUD$ 3534.00

Includes: return flights Reykjavik- Narsarsuaq; airport transfers in Greenland; accommodation incl. daily breakfast; 2 dinners, welcome meeting with local destination guide; guided town tour of Narsarsuaq.

The price shown is for the 4 day tour. Please note all 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 to Greenland may depart from / return to Reykjavik Domestic Airport or Keflavik International Airport.

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