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Grand Tour of South Greenland

8 days
7 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

Per person:
$ 2,775.00 (double occupancy)
$ 3,600.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

Jul 06, 2017 - Aug 24, 2017 every Thursday
Jun 17, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 every Saturday

Hotels:

Hotel Qaqortoq
Hotel Narsarsuaq

 

Included:

  • Return flights from Keflavik incl. all taxes
  • Transfers
  • Accommodation with private facilities and breakfast
  • Arctic Adventure Destination Guides
  • Qaqortoq guided city walk
  • Narsarsuaq guided walk
  • Welcome and farewell meeting with your guide
  • 2 dinners

Itinerary:

 

This tour of Greenland takes you to Qaqortoq and Narsarsuaq.

Qaqortoq, with its population of over 3000, is the biggest town in South Greenland. It is ocated near the big lake "Storesøen" with rising mountains as a backdrop. Qaqortoq is a student town full of life for most of the year. This is also where FIFA has decided to sponsor the only grass covered soccer field in Greenland. Old Colony houses reflect the history of the town, while new big modern houses rise along the cliff wall, all with splendid views over the open sea.

Narsarsuaq is the place with historic sites from the Viking Age, deep blue fjords, icebergs and glaciers, mountains with sheep farms - all within short range from your hotel. It offers the most diverse excursion program in Greenland: hiking tours to the Inland Ice Cap, Viking ruins, iceberg and glacier cruises, tiny Greenlandic settlements and towns.

Day 1  : Flight from Reykjavik to Narsarsuaq

Arrival and Welcome Dinner

Included in your tour is evening Air Iceland flight from KEF to Narsarsuaq.  Transfer to the pier and then by boat through Erik's Fjord to Qaqortoq where your guide will assist you to the hotel and provide information about your stay. Tonight enjoy welcome dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Narsarsuaq (D)

Day 2  : Qaqortoq

After the breakfast, we will start our tour of Greenland with a guided city walk and then you will explore on your own your or join optional activities. The location of your hotel is ideal for exploring everything Greenland has to offer. Narsarsuaq has a thriving cultural life, popularized by the local artist Aka Høgh who led the Stone & Man project in the 1990s. 18 artists from all over Scandinavia carved 24 sculptures into the rock faces and boulders and transformed the town into an open-air art gallery. Today there are over 40 sculptures in the town, all part of the Stone & Man exhibit. Overnight in Qaqortoq (B)

 

Day 3  : Qaqortoq

Day at leisure, choose from optional activities and tour. Overnight in Qaqortoq (B)

Day 4  : Qaqortoq

Day at leisure, choose from optional activities and tour. Overnight in Qaqortoq (B)

Day 5  : Qaqortoq (Qaqortoq mi)

Day at leisure, choose from optional activities and tour. Overnight in Qaqortoq (B)

Day 6  : Narsarsuaq

After breakfast you will be treated to an amazing experience of flying  in low altitude over the magnificent Arctic landscape as we transfer by helicopter to Narsarsuaq Airport. Your guide will meet you and assist to the hotel, an information meeting will be held followed by a guided walk of the area. Overnight in Narsarsuaq (B)

Day 7  : Narsarsuaq

Breakfast at the hotel. A day at leisure in Narsarsuaq. Today is a perfect opportunity to explore the glacier up close and in Narsarsuaq you can do it either by foot or by boat cruise among the icebergs to the fjord of Qoroq and the Qoroq glacier. We go as close as safety allows and enjoy the sights and sounds of the ‘newborn’ icebergs.
Another arctic adventure to consider is a full day hike to a melting glacier behind Narsarsuaq. You will enjoy the local flora and fauna, do a bit of mountaineering and as a reward – see and touch the glacier directly connected to the Inland Ice Cap.
Tonight you will enjoy your last dinner in Greenland in the hotel restaurant. Overnight in Narsarsuaq (B)

Day 8  : Return to Reykjavik

Breakfast at the hotel. Your Air Iceland flight to Reykjavik departs in the early evening allowing you another day to explore the area. Before transfer to the airport, you will meet your guide for coffee and a chance to talk about your experiences during your stay. Air Iceland evening flight from Narsarsuaq to Keflavik Intl. Airport. Overnight in Reykjavik (B)

Notes:

Tour Code: C8KEF