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JNS4KEF: Narsaq; An Arctic Village / 4 days
Departures from Keflavik

Narsaq is known as the Pearl of South Greenland. It is a charming village, where you can get a feel for the real Greenland and enjoy the Arctic nature up close with a fertile plain suitable for easy hikes and walks. There are also excellent day tour options available as the Inland Ice Cap and several glaciers are located not far from the town.

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.

Not far from the town you will be able to visit the Inland Ice Cap and several glaciers. They are all easily accessed by boat on one of our many excursions in the area. In the outskirts of the village you will see Kvanefjeldet tower majestically - a mountain which is known to be teeming with different minerals, it may well play an important role in Greenland's future focus on the mining industry.

Also of interest are 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.

Day 1

Air Iceland afternoon flight from Keflavik Intl. Airport to Narsarsuaq.
Transfer to the pier and by boat through Eric's Fjord to Narsaq. Meet and greet by Arctic Adventure guide.

Transfer to the hotel for check-in, information meeting and guided city walk.

Optional excursions during stay in Narsaq.

Included meals: Welcome dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Narsaq

Day 2 and 3

Breakfast at hotel.

Day at leisure in Narsaq for optional excursions.

Included meals: Breakfast (and farewell dinner on Day 3)
Accommodation: Hotel Narsaq

Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel. There is time for farewell coffee with your guide and a chance to talk about your experiences in Greenland before we back to Narsarsuaq. If availability permits we will arrangement for a helicopter to do this – alternatively we will cruise through the ice-filled fjord system. 

Transfer from pier to airport for Air Iceland afternoon flight from Narsarsuaq to Keflavik Intl. Airport.

Included meals: Breakfast

Hotel Narsaq

Route map

Departures

  • 2018: Guaranteed departures from Keflavik every Saturday from 16 June to 25 August

Included

  • Mentioned flights with all taxes
  • Transfers and accommodation with private facilities incl. breakfast
  • 2 dinners included
  • Arctic Adventure destination guide
  • City walk in Narsaq
  • Welcome and Farewell meeting with your guide

Not Included

  • Travel Insurance

Trip sheet

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