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.
Choose from 4 or 5 day tours from Reykjavik. The itinerary shown below is the 4 day tour. Details of the 5 day tour are below.
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Day 1 Reykjavik - Narsarsuaq
Air Iceland flight from Keflavik Airport to Narsarsuaq. On arrival, meet your local destination guide and transfer to the nearby Hotel Narsarsuaq for check-in, and an information meeting. In the evening enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel. Accommodation at Hotel Narsarsuaq
Day 2 Narsarsuaq: Viking Ruins of Erik the Red
After a short guided tour of the town, visit the 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.
Day 3 Narsarsuaq: Qooroq Glacier
Today enjoy the spectacular Qooroq 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.
Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner at the hotel.
Day 4 Farewell Greenland
After breakfast at the hotel have a farewell coffee with your guide, then transfer to the airport for your Air Iceland flight from Narsarsuaq to Keflavik Airport.
4 days from Reykjavik: Wednesdays from 02 - 30 August, and Saturdays from 17 June - 26 August.
5 days from Reykjavik: Tuesdays from 20 June -29 August and Saturdays from 29 July to 26 August.
The 5 day tour has an extra day in Narsarasuaq for time at leisure or some extra optional excursions.
Includes: return flights Reykjavik- Narsarsuaq inc taxes, airport transfers in Greenland, accommodation incl. daily breakfast, dinner first and last nights, local destination guide, guided town walking tour of Narsarsuaq, excursion to Qooroq Glacier and excursion to the Viking Ruins.
Excludes: optional excursions, transfers in Reykjavik or Copenhagen.
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. The order of the excursions may also be changed due to weather and availability factors.
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Includes: return flights Reykjavik- Narsarsuaq inc taxes, airport transfers in Greenland, , accommodation incl. daily breakfast, dinner first and last nights, local destination guide, guided town walking tour of Narsarsuaq, excursion to Qooroq Glacier and excursion to the Viking Ruins