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Narsarsuaq - Viking Heritage Tour

5 days
4 nights

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Dates

Rates:

PER PERSON IN USD:

$ 3,575.00 (double occupancy)
$ 3,915.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

Jun 19, 2018 - Aug 21, 2018 every Tuesday

Hotels:

Hotel Narsarsuaq

Included:

  • Flights with all taxes
  • Transfers
  • Accommodation with private facilities and breakfast
  • 2 dinners, 1 lunch
  • Arctic Adventure destination guide
  • Guided tour of Narsarsuaq
  • 3-hour tour to Erik the Red's Viking Ruins
  • 3-hour Qooroq Ice Fjord Cruise
  • 3-hour trip to The Village of Igaliku by boat
  • 3-hour hike to the Ridge

Highlights & Experience:

  • 3-hour tour to Erik the Red's Viking Ruins
  • 3-hour Qooroq Ice Fjord Cruise
  • 3-hour trip to The Village of Igaliku by boat
  • 3-hour hike to the Ridge

Itinerary:

Greenland travel doesn't have to be a dream! Learn about the fascinating history of the Vikings and visit the very spot where the Norse colonization of North America began more than 1000 years ago. Enjoy the sights of blue and white icebergs, cruise in the deep fjords and or go for a walk on a trail leading all the way to the Inland Ice Cap!

Narsarsuaq is a gateway to South Greenland. Its name means ‘great plain’ in Greenlandic. Today it is the site of a small international airport and a small settlement working in tourism industry. The area offers a diverse range of experiences from iceberg cruises to easy walks and full-day hikes to the Inland Ice Cap.

Learn about the fascinating history of the Vikings and visit the very spot where the Norse colonization of North America began more than 1000 years ago. Enjoy the sights of blue and white icebergs, cruise in the deep fjords and or go for a walk on a trail leading all the way to the Inland Ice Cap!

The area around Narsarsuaq is also Viking country, with many ancient sites from the first Europeans on the American continent. Here you will find remains of Erik the Red's Brattahild farm, the site of the first Christian church built on the North American continent, the ruins of the Viking Cathedral and Bishop’s Farm in the nearby village of Igaliku.

No visit to Greenland is complete without seeing a glacier up close and in Narsarsuaq you can do just that in two different ways: by foot or if you prefer to relax, by boat. Cruise among the icebergs to the fjord of Qoroq and Qoroq glacier.

A full day hike to a melting glacier in the area behind Narsarsuaq is a great Arctic adventure. You will enjoy the local nature, do a bit of mountaineering and as a reward – see and touch the glacier directly connect to the Inland Ice Cap.

Day 1  : Flight from Keflavik Intl. Airport to Narsarsuaq

Air Iceland midday flight from Keflavik Intl. Airport to Narsarsuaq. Meet and greet by Arctic Adventure destination guide. Transfer to the nearby Hotel Narsarsuaq for check-in, information meeting and guided tour of Narsarsuaq. Overnight in Narsarsuaq (D)

Day 2  : Narsarsuaq

Breakfast at the hotel. Today the following activities are included in your program:

ERIK THE RED'S VIKING RUINS | 3 HOURS
We cross Erik's Fjord by boat and go ashore at the sheep breeding settlement 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 American continent. This tour is guided.

QOOROQ ICE FJORD | 3 HOURS
The Greenland Ice Cap produces 250 millions tons of ice every year when icebergs break off the glaciers. Close to Narsarsuaq the Qooroq Glacier fills up the fjord with beautiful icebergs. We cruise between the icebergs and go as close to the calving glacier as possible. Here we turn off the engine to enjoy the silence only disturbed by the creaking ice. Guide service and light refreshments included.

Overnight in Narsarsuaq (B)

Day 3  : Narsarsuaq

Breakfast at the hotel. The whole day is dedicated to an exciting trip to Igaliku Village

THE VILLAGE OF IGALIKU | 8 HOURS
By boat through the ice-filled Erik's Fjord to Itilleq. We walk with our guide the 3 km (transportation can be arranged at a surcharge) to Igaliku - a beautiful village where the ruins of the Vikings' Cathedral and the Bishop's farm are situated. After lunch (included) we walk through the village back to Itilleq and by boat back to Narsarsuaq.

Overnight in Narsarsuaq (B, L)

Day 4  : Return to International Keflavik Airport

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we are going on a short hike:

SHORT HIKE TO THE RIDGE | 3 HOURS
We drive by bus to the beginning of the ridge. Here we find a great varity of flowers and plants. From the top we have an amazing view over the Flower Valley, the river, the fjord and the Narsarsuaq Glacier. This tour is guided.

Afternoon at leisure. 

Overnight in Narsarsuaq (B)

Day 5  : Flight from Narsarsuaq to Keflavik Intl. Airport

Breakfast at the hotel. Farewell coffee with your guide. Transfer to the airport.
Air Iceland afternoon flight from Narsarsuaq to Keflavik Intl. Airport. (B)

Notes:

Tour Code: E5KEF