South Greenland Adventure from Iceland 

Friday Departure from Reykjavik

From DKK 22700

PRICE P.P. IN DOUBLE ROOM


Price per person in double room

From DKK 22700

TOUR DURATION

8 days

Availability

Jun - Sep

Accommodation

Hotel Qaqortoq, Hotel Narsarsuaq, Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, standard room (or similar)

Your Best 8-day Adventure in Iceland and Greenland

Iceland and Greenland share a lot of similarities yet enjoy different charms. People are curious about their sceneries, deeply fascinated by the amazing pictures online, and dream about stepping onto the mysterious land one day.

This 8-day adventure includes the essence of Iceland and South Greenland. You can experience the power of nature in Reykjavik through classic excursions and fly to South Greenland to explore its picturesque nature and well-preserved culture.

Too busy to plan the journey? Not familiar with the local experiences? This tour is your worry-free choice. Just pack your luggage and leave the rest to us. 

Flights and hotels are included in this journey. You can also choose to add more optional activities to make it more adventurous.

Departure on Friday during summertime, this South Greenland Adventure is your perfect holiday choice!

Tour Code: GIS8RKV

Photo by Mads Pihl – Visit Greenland

 

Day by day & Tour Map

Day 1 Reykjavik: Arrival day!

Your 8-day adventure starts with the beautiful Reykjavik.

You will be responsible for searching for and purchasing the flight ticket from your home country to Reykjavik. When you land in Keflavik Airport, you can use the Flybus shuttle ticket offered by us to transfer to Hotel Reykjavik Centrum.

Have some rest. Tomorrow we will fly to Greenland and explore Greenland with Arctic Adventure!

Accommodations

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, standard room (or similar) incl. breakfast

Day 2 Head to Qaqortoq with a stop at Narsarsuaq

Today is a busy day! With the local driver, you will go to Reykjavik Domestic Airport by a private car. Then, you can board on the Air Iceland Connect flight to Narsarsuaq. After around 2 hours 20 minutes, you will land on the gateway of South Greenland – Narsarsuaq!

There will be some transfer buses at the airport. You can get on the shuttle bus with the booking ticket to harbour, where you can board the right boat and sail to Qaqortoq through Erik’s Fjord.

During this process, if you have any difficulty or problem, don’t hesitate to contact us. Even though we are not there physically to guide you through, we can be reached easily.

When you arrive at Qaqortoq, Arctic Adventure guide will be there to greet you and transfer you to Hotel Qaqortoq. Arctic Adventure guide will hold an information meeting to you at Hotel Qaqortoq to brief about the Do’s and Don’ts in Greenland.

Tonight, a 2-course dinner is served at Hotel Qaqortoq to ease the tiredness.

Accommodations

Hotel Qaqortoq, standard room incl. breakfast

Day 3 Qaqortoq: City Walk & Hvalsey Church Ruin or Boat Excursion to Inland Ice Cap

Qaqortoq is regarded as the hidden garden and the most beautiful town of South Greenland. Lying between the fjord of Qaqortoq and the lake of Tasersuaq, Qaqortoq enjoys various stone carvings and sculptures.

Today, a City Tour is arranged and included in the itinerary. Arctic Adventure guide will show you the main attractions around this town and tell you some fun facts in this area. The city walk lasts around 2 hours.

After the city tour, you can join one of our boat tours to explore the historical aspect of South Greenland - Hvalsey Church Ruin. During this excursion, we will sail out to a nearby island Hvalsey and visit the Norse ruins there. Arctic Adventure guide will introduce the history, stories and interesting facts behind the ruins.

If you think 3-hour boat tour cannot satisfy you, you can opt to a more extended adventure.

Boat Excursion to Inland Ice Cap starts from the busy harbour of Qaqortoq. We will sail past the fjord and head to the impressive Twin Glacier. As approaching closer to the glacier, we can go ashore on a small rock emerging from the glacier front. In some cases, you can even touch the ice cap on this small rock! On the way back, we will pass by the bird’s cliff and a magnificent waterfall. This excursion lasts around 6 hours and is a must-do activity during your stay in South Greenland. Please note, this excursion is not guided. However, transfer and pick up are included.

Accommodations

Hotel Qaqortoq, standard room incl. breakfast

Optional Activities Hvalsey Church Ruin – 3 hours, Difficulty 2 Boat Excursion to the Inland Ice Cap – 6 hours, Difficulty 3

Narsarsuaq: Short hike to the ridge

Today we will say goodbye to Qaqortoq and head to Narsarsuaq for more adventures! There are two ways to go to Narsarsuaq – by helicopter or by boat – it depends on the availability. If the helicopter is available, we will fly in a low altitude over the magnificent Arctic landscape to Narsarsuaq. It’s going to be a memorable way to start a new day of adventure!

But, in the days that the helicopters are not available, we will take the boat and sail through the beautiful fjords.

After checking-in at Hotel Narsarsuaq, we can join the optional activity – Shore Hike to the Ridge. Alternatively, you can rest or explore the settlement yourself.

Short Hike to the Ridge is a 3-hour guided hiking excursion. We will walk past a flower valley and hike up to a 300-metre highland. From there, we can overlook streams, fjord and the glacier in the distance.

Accommodations

Hotel Narsarsuaq, standard room incl. breakfast

Optional Activities Short Hike to the Ridge – 3 hours, Difficulty 3

Day 5: Narsarsuaq: City Tour & Back to Reykjavik

Today is the last you in South Greenland. Before heading to the airport, a City Tour of Narsarsuaq is arranged and included in the itinerary.

Together with Arctic Adventure guide, we will walk around in this small yet amazing settlement. You can immerse yourself in the UNESCO historical sites, ruins from centuries ago, sheep farms, green fields and icebergs floating in the fjord. You can get to know the nature and history essence of this settlement.

Later, Arctic Adventure Guide will transfer you to the airport. After 2 hours and 25 minutes, you will land in Reykjavik. The local driver will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel from Reykjavik Domestic Airport.

Accommodations

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, standard room (or similar) incl. breakfast

Day 6 Reykjavik: Golden Circle

Reykjavik is a metropolis with truly small-town charm to it. Today you can explore Reykjavik on your own or join one of our classic tours showcasing the highlights on Iceland.

We recommend the Golden Circle Classic tour which takes around 7 hours. We drive northeast and stop at the most famous attractions along the way - Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site of Gullfoss Waterfall; and the Great Geysir. Pick-up and drop-off service are included, please check with the hotel reception for the pick-up point near you.

Accommodations

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, standard room (or similar) incl. breakfast

Optional Activities The Golden Circle Classic – 7 hours, Difficulty 2

The South Iceland Explorer Tour is another optional tour you can join. We drive south through unique farmlands, mountains, glaciers, extinct (hopefully) volcanos, and the roaring Atlantic Ocean. Seljalandsfoss waterfall, the black sand beach in Vik and Reynisdrangar are some of the attractions you will see on this trip of approximately 10 hours. Travel in a comfortable bus as you explore the South Coast on Iceland.

Tomorrow will be the departure day. Please inform the hotel reception about your flight time tonight to get your airport shuttle bus booked.

Accommodations

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, standard room (or similar) incl. breakfast

Optional Activities South Iceland Explorer Tour – 10 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 8: Departure day & Goodbye Reykjavik

All good things must come to an end, and today is the time to say goodbye to the North Atlantic. We will provide you with a Flybus ticket which will take you from the hotel to Keflavik Airport. Please inform the hotel reception about your flight schedule the night before departure to reserve a seat on the correct Flybus departure.

Day 1 Reykjavik: Arrival day!

Your 8-day adventure starts with the beautiful Reykjavik.

You will be responsible for searching for and purchasing the flight ticket from your home country to Reykjavik. When you land in Keflavik Airport, you can use the Flybus shuttle ticket offered by us to transfer to Hotel Reykjavik Centrum.

Have some rest. Tomorrow we will fly to Greenland and explore Greenland with Arctic Adventure!

Accommodations

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, standard room (or similar) incl. breakfast

Day 2 Head to Qaqortoq with a stop at Narsarsuaq

Today is a busy day! With the local driver, you will go to Reykjavik Domestic Airport by a private car. Then, you can board on the Air Iceland Connect flight to Narsarsuaq. After around 2 hours 20 minutes, you will land on the gateway of South Greenland – Narsarsuaq!

There will be some transfer buses at the airport. You can get on the shuttle bus with the booking ticket to harbour, where you can board the right boat and sail to Qaqortoq through Erik’s Fjord.

During this process, if you have any difficulty or problem, don’t hesitate to contact us. Even though we are not there physically to guide you through, we can be reached easily.

When you arrive at Qaqortoq, Arctic Adventure guide will be there to greet you and transfer you to Hotel Qaqortoq. Arctic Adventure guide will hold an information meeting to you at Hotel Qaqortoq to brief about the Do’s and Don’ts in Greenland.

Tonight, a 2-course dinner is served at Hotel Qaqortoq to ease the tiredness.

Accommodations

Hotel Qaqortoq, standard room incl. breakfast

Day 3 Qaqortoq: City Walk & Hvalsey Church Ruin or Boat Excursion to Inland Ice Cap

Qaqortoq is regarded as the hidden garden and the most beautiful town of South Greenland. Lying between the fjord of Qaqortoq and the lake of Tasersuaq, Qaqortoq enjoys various stone carvings and sculptures.

Today, a City Tour is arranged and included in the itinerary. Arctic Adventure guide will show you the main attractions around this town and tell you some fun facts in this area. The city walk lasts around 2 hours.

After the city tour, you can join one of our boat tours to explore the historical aspect of South Greenland - Hvalsey Church Ruin. During this excursion, we will sail out to a nearby island Hvalsey and visit the Norse ruins there. Arctic Adventure guide will introduce the history, stories and interesting facts behind the ruins.

If you think 3-hour boat tour cannot satisfy you, you can opt to a more extended adventure.

Boat Excursion to Inland Ice Cap starts from the busy harbour of Qaqortoq. We will sail past the fjord and head to the impressive Twin Glacier. As approaching closer to the glacier, we can go ashore on a small rock emerging from the glacier front. In some cases, you can even touch the ice cap on this small rock! On the way back, we will pass by the bird’s cliff and a magnificent waterfall. This excursion lasts around 6 hours and is a must-do activity during your stay in South Greenland. Please note, this excursion is not guided. However, transfer and pick up are included.

Accommodations

Hotel Qaqortoq, standard room incl. breakfast

Optional Activities Hvalsey Church Ruin – 3 hours, Difficulty 2 Boat Excursion to the Inland Ice Cap – 6 hours, Difficulty 3

Narsarsuaq: Short hike to the ridge

Today we will say goodbye to Qaqortoq and head to Narsarsuaq for more adventures! There are two ways to go to Narsarsuaq – by helicopter or by boat – it depends on the availability. If the helicopter is available, we will fly in a low altitude over the magnificent Arctic landscape to Narsarsuaq. It’s going to be a memorable way to start a new day of adventure!

But, in the days that the helicopters are not available, we will take the boat and sail through the beautiful fjords.

After checking-in at Hotel Narsarsuaq, we can join the optional activity – Shore Hike to the Ridge. Alternatively, you can rest or explore the settlement yourself.

Short Hike to the Ridge is a 3-hour guided hiking excursion. We will walk past a flower valley and hike up to a 300-metre highland. From there, we can overlook streams, fjord and the glacier in the distance.

Accommodations

Hotel Narsarsuaq, standard room incl. breakfast

Optional Activities Short Hike to the Ridge – 3 hours, Difficulty 3

Day 5: Narsarsuaq: City Tour & Back to Reykjavik

Today is the last you in South Greenland. Before heading to the airport, a City Tour of Narsarsuaq is arranged and included in the itinerary.

Together with Arctic Adventure guide, we will walk around in this small yet amazing settlement. You can immerse yourself in the UNESCO historical sites, ruins from centuries ago, sheep farms, green fields and icebergs floating in the fjord. You can get to know the nature and history essence of this settlement.

Later, Arctic Adventure Guide will transfer you to the airport. After 2 hours and 25 minutes, you will land in Reykjavik. The local driver will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel from Reykjavik Domestic Airport.

Accommodations

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, standard room (or similar) incl. breakfast

Day 6 Reykjavik: Golden Circle

Reykjavik is a metropolis with truly small-town charm to it. Today you can explore Reykjavik on your own or join one of our classic tours showcasing the highlights on Iceland.

We recommend the Golden Circle Classic tour which takes around 7 hours. We drive northeast and stop at the most famous attractions along the way - Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site of Gullfoss Waterfall; and the Great Geysir. Pick-up and drop-off service are included, please check with the hotel reception for the pick-up point near you.

Accommodations

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, standard room (or similar) incl. breakfast

Optional Activities The Golden Circle Classic – 7 hours, Difficulty 2

The South Iceland Explorer Tour is another optional tour you can join. We drive south through unique farmlands, mountains, glaciers, extinct (hopefully) volcanos, and the roaring Atlantic Ocean. Seljalandsfoss waterfall, the black sand beach in Vik and Reynisdrangar are some of the attractions you will see on this trip of approximately 10 hours. Travel in a comfortable bus as you explore the South Coast on Iceland.

Tomorrow will be the departure day. Please inform the hotel reception about your flight time tonight to get your airport shuttle bus booked.

Accommodations

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, standard room (or similar) incl. breakfast

Optional Activities South Iceland Explorer Tour – 10 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 8: Departure day & Goodbye Reykjavik

All good things must come to an end, and today is the time to say goodbye to the North Atlantic. We will provide you with a Flybus ticket which will take you from the hotel to Keflavik Airport. Please inform the hotel reception about your flight schedule the night before departure to reserve a seat on the correct Flybus departure.

Optional Activities

What’s Included

  • Return flights with Air Iceland Connect from Reykjavik Domestic Airport to Narsarsuaq
  • Boat transfer from Narsarsuaq to Qaqortoq
  • Helicopter (or boat) transfer from Narsarsuaq to Narsarsuaq
  • Private transfer from hotel to Reykjavik Domestic Airport on Day 2
  • Private transfer from Reykjavik Domestic Airport to hotel on Day 5
  • Flybus ticket from Keflavik Airport to hotel on Day 1
  • Flybus ticket from hotel to Keflavik Airport on Day 8

What’s Included

  • Guided City walk of Qaqortoq with Arctic Adventure Guide
  • Guided City walk of Narsarsuaq with Arctic Adventure Guide
  • Information Meeting at Hotel Qaqortoq
  • Hotel Qaqortoq, standard room for 2 nights
  • Hotel Narsarsuaq, standard room for 1 nights
  • Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, standard room (or similar) for 4 nights
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 2-course dinner on Day 2

Not Included

  • Flights to/from Iceland
  • Travel Cancellation Insurance
  • Clothing
  • Optional Activities
  • Lunches and Dinners (apart from the ones mentioned above)

Practical Information

FAQ

For this multi-day tour, we receive booking till the 5 weeks prior to the departure time of the excursion. However, please note that limited seats are provided. Late booking may be unavailable. 

Weather in Greenland can be quite unpredictable, thus, cancellations and reschedule may occur.

If the excursion is cancelled due to weather conditions, failure to reach the minimum number of participants or other unpredictable situations, Arctic Adventure ApS reserves the right to cancel the excursion. For excursions cancelled by Arctic Adventure ApS under this situation, our customers will get a 100% refund.

Please go to “Practical Information” –>” Terms and Conditions” to view the detailed cancellation policy.

For excursions in Kangerlussuaq, transfers from and to Hotel Kangerlussuaq are included. 

For excursions in Ilulissat and Nuuk, please refer to the “Included” and “Not Included” section for detailed information.

For excursions in Sisimiut, transfers starting from Hotel Sisimiut are included.

For excursions and tours in Iceland (apart from Whale Watching), pick-up and transfer from the nearest pick-up spot are included. Please check with the reception for detailed pick-up spot.

We strongly advise you to read the “Included” and “Not included” section for detailed information. If there should be any discrepancies about the transfer, the information under “included” and “not included” shall prevail.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.

Please Note

Please read carefully before booking

  • 1. Arctic Adventure guide will contact you through the phone number and email address you left during booking. Please make sure you are reachable in Greenland.
  • 2. For optional activities in Reykjavik, pick-up services are included. Please consult at the Hotel reception for the nearest pick-up point.
  • 3. Please follow safety regulations and the guidelines of tour guides throughout the journey.
  • 4. We suggest you book the optional activities when booking this tour since a limited number of seats are provided.
  • 5. If the tour is cancelled due to weather conditions, failure to reach the minimum number of participants or other unpredictable situations, Arctic Adventure ApS reserves the right to cancel the tour. For tours cancelled by Arctic Adventure ApS under this situation, our customers will get a 100% refund.
  • 6. If participants fail to participate the excursions based on their personal reasons (for example: no show), Arctic Adventure ApS will not provide any refund.
  • 7. Please note the decision to cancel is made through evaluation of actual weather situation, number of participants, and other unpredictable factors, not the customer.
  • 8. Detailed Terms and Conditions

EQUIPMENT LIST

  • Other clothing should be picked according to weather that day, you will not get much colder on the glacier as on the ground.
  • Sturdy Hiking Boots – waterproof with good ankle support.
  • Shirts, both short and long sleeves
  • Mosquito Masks and Mosquito repellent. Mosquito season in Greenland runs from mid-June to mid-August
  • Sunscream with high SPF
  • Lip balm, cream and moisturizer
  • Woollen/or thermal windproof hat, which covers your neck (alternatively, thermal face mask);
  • Woollen/or thermal gloves (ideal as a base layer under waterproof gloves or mittens);
  • Woollen/or thermal socks
  • Warm, insulated winter jacket

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