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C8KEF: Grand Tour of South Greenland / 8 days
Departures from Keflavik

ONLY 5 DEPARTURES IN 2018! Experience the ultimate highlights of South Greenland and the Arctic nature. This tour will take you around the 'Golden Triangle' of South Greenland covering most aspects of Greenlandic history, the great variety of nature and everyday life in a modern town as well as in a traditional hunter’s village. The perfect combination of history, Arctic nature and Inuit culture.

South Greenland

Experience the ultimate highlights of South Greenland and the Arctic nature. This tour will take you around the 'Golden Triangle' of South Greenland covering most aspects of Greenlandic history and everyday life in the Arctic.

Narsaq

Narsaq (meaning The Plain in Greenlandic) is a charming town known for its colourful wooden houses, where modern living is mixed with ancient traditions. It is the youngest town in Greenland, founded as late as in 1959.

It is an area of great geological and historic interest; several interesting minerals can be found only a short hike from the town in the Kvanefjæld area as well as the Viking ruins of Dyrnæs and the Landnamsgård which are among the oldest Norsemen ruins found in South Greenland dating back to AD 1000.

The history of the Norsemen is on display at the museum, and a local rock picker has created his own exhibit about minerals and rocks, including the rare mineral, Tugtupit which so far has only been found in very few places worldwide. The mountain known as Qaqqarsuaq behind the town contains coveted minerals and attracts many rock pickers and others who have an interest in geology.

Qaqortoq

Qaqortoq is the biggest town in South Greenland with a population of just over 3000. Situated near the big lake "Storesøen" with rising mountains as a backdrop, Qaqortoq is where many students come to study, and therefore the town is 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 show the history of the town, while new big modern houses rise up along the cliff wall, all with splendid views over the open sea. A real town of contrasts.

Narsarsuaq

Narsarsuaq is the gateway to South Greenland. Meaning ‘great plain’ in Greenlandic it is today the site of a small international airport.

Formerly a US airbase it is now a small settlement which is largely preoccupied working for the local tourism industry – primarily at the hotel and the airport. The area is offering a huge diversity of experiences from iceberg cruises, to easy hikes in a nearby valley or perhaps a full-day trek to the Inland Ice Cap.

The area bordering Narsarsuaq was designated UNESCO World Heritage status in 2017 and there are numerous ancient Viking remains which have played an important part in world history.

PLEASE NOTE: This tour requires a minimum of 4 pax to guarantee departure. Please contact us to get an up-to-date booking status.

Day 1

Evening flight with Air Iceland from Keflavik to Narsarsuaq Airport.
Transfer from to the hotel for check-in. After check-in, dinner will be served, followed by an information meeting.

Included meals: Welcome dinner at hotel
Accommodation: Hotel Narsarsuaq

Day 2 

Breakfast at the hotel. 

Travel by boat through Eric's Fjord to Narsaq, where your guide will wait for you at the pier and take you to your hotel. After check-in at the hotel, there will be time to go for a walk with your guide around Narsaq. 

There will be several optional excursions available during your stay.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Narsaq

Day 3 and 4

Breakfast at the hotel. Days free at leisure in Narsaq. You can explore the area on your own or join one of the available excursions.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Narsaq

Day 5

Breakfast at the hotel.

Continue by boat to the biggest town in South Greenland; Qaqortoq. If availability permits, we will use a helicopter for this transfer.

After check-in your guide will take you on a walk around town so you can get your bearings.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Qaqortoq

Day 6

Day free at leisure in Qaqortoq. Optional excursions in Qaqortoq.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Qaqortoq

Day 7

Breakfast at the hotel. Travel in style by helicopter flying in low altitude over the Arctic landscape to Narsarsuaq where an Arctic Adventure guide will be waiting.

NB! on certain days, if there is no helicopter availability, the transfer Qaqortoq-Narsarsuaq will be by boat!

Transfer to the hotel for check in, information meeting and tour of Narsarsuaq.

Optional excursions available during stay in Narsarsuaq.

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Narsarsuaq

Day 8

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure before your evening Air Iceland flight back to Keflavik.

Included meals: Breakfast

Route map

Departures

  • Please note! This tour must have a minimum of 4 participants to run
  • 2018: Departures from Keflavik: 03 July, 17 July, 21 July, 14 August and 28 August

Included

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

Not Included

  • Travel insurance

Trip sheet

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