Summer Break in South Greenland and Iceland 

 

From DKK 24000

PRICE P.P. IN DOUBLE ROOM


Price per person in double room

From DKK 24000

TOUR DURATION

9 days

Availability

Jun - Aug

Accommodation

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

Monday Departure from Reykjavik

Gentle breeze, abundant sunshine and beautiful flowers. Greenland reveals its unique charm in summer. It is the best time of the year to visit Greenland and Iceland!

Summer Break in South Greenland and Iceland takes you to Reykjavik, Narsarsuaq and Qaqortoq. Located in Iceland and South Greenland respectively, those towns enjoy different summer vibes which will make you feel thrilled every day.

This journey ensures you a trouble-free holiday. Flights and hotels are included in the journey. You can also find many well-organized optional excursions to make your adventures colourful. You can hike in the mountains, sail among the fjords and visit historical sites in South Greenland. You can also explore Iceland through its classic tours.

Starting from Reykjavik and ending at Reykjavik, this 8-day adventure can be added on to your original Iceland travel plan. Isn’t it a memorable upgrade to your holiday?

Tour code: GIS9RKV

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 Narsarsuaq & City Walk

Today, we will get on the plane again and explore Greenland!

A local driver will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to Reykjavik Domestic airport by a private car. Boarding Air Iceland flight, you will land in Narsarsuaq in around 2 hours and 20 minutes.

After check-in, there will be an information meeting hosted by our guide. You can then learn more about the itinerary and details you should pay attention to when you explore Greenland.

Today, a City Tour of Narsarsuaq is 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.

Tonight, you will stay at Hotel Narsarsuaq. Sleep tight!

Accommodations

Hotel Narsarsuaq, standard room incl. breakfast

Day 3 Qaqortoq: City Walk

Today, we will get on the boat and sail to Qaqortoq through incredible Erik’s Fjord. As the boat sailing towards the wide ocean, you can feel the refreshing air, hear the peaceful waves and see the gigantic icebergs.

When we arrive at the pier, Arctic Adventure guide will take care of the transportation and help you check-in at Hotel Qaqortoq. After a short rest, we can step outside to explore the beauty of Qaqortoq through the City Tour.

Qaqortoq is seen 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. This City Tour lasts around 2 hours, and we will walk around the main attractions.

Tonight, a 2-course dinner is served at Hotel Qaqortoq to mark an ending of today’s adventure.

Accommodations

Hotel Qaqortoq, standard room incl. breakfast

Day 4 Qaqortoq: Hvalsey Church Ruin & Hike Around Storesøen

Sailing and hiking are two must-do activities in South Greenland. Today, you can explore South Greenland on your schedule. Instead, you can join our well-organized excursions to experience the fjord and the mountains here fully.

Hvalsey Church Ruin is one of the historical sites in South Greenland. 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.

Hike Around Storesøen is a guided hiking excursion around the big lake Storesøen. This 12-km hiking path leads us through the beautiful Greenlandic nature and offers us a peaceful atmosphere outside the town. Lunch, tea and coffee are included in this excursion.

Accommodations

Hotel Qaqortoq, standard room incl. breakfast

Optional Activities Hike Around Storesøen – 4.5 to 5.5 hours, difficulty 4 Hvalsey Church Ruin – 3 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 5: Narsarsuaq: Explore the Town on Your Own

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, you 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. The local guide will transfer you to Hotel Narsarsuaq after your arrival.

After checking-in at Hotel Narsarsuaq, you can explore the corners of this cosy settlement yourself. Narsarsuaq enjoys great mountains and amazing views. Enjoy your leisure time!

Accommodations

Hotel Narsarsuaq, standard room incl. breakfast

Day 6 Back to Reykjavik & City Sightseeing

Today, you need to go to the airport by yourself. With Air Iceland Connect, you will head back to Reykjavik.

When you arrive at Reykjavik Domestic Airport, a local driver will be there and accompany you back to your hotel with a private car.

After check-in, if you still have time and energy, you can choose to join our city sightseeing in Reykjavik.

With rich natural sites of lava and ice, Reykjavik is a well-organized city with a lot to explore. After checking in at the hotel, you can freely discover the city on your own or join our optional Reykjavik City Sightseeing by minibus. This excursion lasts around 3 hours and will present you with most of the highlights of Reykjavik in terms of architecture, culture and history. Harpa concert hall and the well-known Hallgrímskirkja church are some of the stops along the way. Pick up service is included.

Accommodations

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

Optional Activities Reykjavik City Sightseeing by Minibus - 3 hours, Difficulty 1

Day 7 Reykjavik: Golden Circle

Reykjavik is a metropolis with a 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

Day 8: Reykjavik: South Iceland

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 9: 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 Narsarsuaq & City Walk

Today, we will get on the plane again and explore Greenland!

A local driver will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to Reykjavik Domestic airport by a private car. Boarding Air Iceland flight, you will land in Narsarsuaq in around 2 hours and 20 minutes.

After check-in, there will be an information meeting hosted by our guide. You can then learn more about the itinerary and details you should pay attention to when you explore Greenland.

Today, a City Tour of Narsarsuaq is 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.

Tonight, you will stay at Hotel Narsarsuaq. Sleep tight!

Accommodations

Hotel Narsarsuaq, standard room incl. breakfast

Day 3 Qaqortoq: City Walk

Today, we will get on the boat and sail to Qaqortoq through incredible Erik’s Fjord. As the boat sailing towards the wide ocean, you can feel the refreshing air, hear the peaceful waves and see the gigantic icebergs.

When we arrive at the pier, Arctic Adventure guide will take care of the transportation and help you check-in at Hotel Qaqortoq. After a short rest, we can step outside to explore the beauty of Qaqortoq through the City Tour.

Qaqortoq is seen 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. This City Tour lasts around 2 hours, and we will walk around the main attractions.

Tonight, a 2-course dinner is served at Hotel Qaqortoq to mark an ending of today’s adventure.

Accommodations

Hotel Qaqortoq, standard room incl. breakfast

Day 4 Qaqortoq: Hvalsey Church Ruin & Hike Around Storesøen

Sailing and hiking are two must-do activities in South Greenland. Today, you can explore South Greenland on your schedule. Instead, you can join our well-organized excursions to experience the fjord and the mountains here fully.

Hvalsey Church Ruin is one of the historical sites in South Greenland. 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.

Hike Around Storesøen is a guided hiking excursion around the big lake Storesøen. This 12-km hiking path leads us through the beautiful Greenlandic nature and offers us a peaceful atmosphere outside the town. Lunch, tea and coffee are included in this excursion.

Accommodations

Hotel Qaqortoq, standard room incl. breakfast

Optional Activities Hike Around Storesøen – 4.5 to 5.5 hours, difficulty 4 Hvalsey Church Ruin – 3 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 5: Narsarsuaq: Explore the Town on Your Own

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, you 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. The local guide will transfer you to Hotel Narsarsuaq after your arrival.

After checking-in at Hotel Narsarsuaq, you can explore the corners of this cosy settlement yourself. Narsarsuaq enjoys great mountains and amazing views. Enjoy your leisure time!

Accommodations

Hotel Narsarsuaq, standard room incl. breakfast

Day 6 Back to Reykjavik & City Sightseeing

Today, you need to go to the airport by yourself. With Air Iceland Connect, you will head back to Reykjavik.

When you arrive at Reykjavik Domestic Airport, a local driver will be there and accompany you back to your hotel with a private car.

After check-in, if you still have time and energy, you can choose to join our city sightseeing in Reykjavik.

With rich natural sites of lava and ice, Reykjavik is a well-organized city with a lot to explore. After checking in at the hotel, you can freely discover the city on your own or join our optional Reykjavik City Sightseeing by minibus. This excursion lasts around 3 hours and will present you with most of the highlights of Reykjavik in terms of architecture, culture and history. Harpa concert hall and the well-known Hallgrímskirkja church are some of the stops along the way. Pick up service is included.

Accommodations

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

Optional Activities Reykjavik City Sightseeing by Minibus - 3 hours, Difficulty 1

Day 7 Reykjavik: Golden Circle

Reykjavik is a metropolis with a 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

Day 8: Reykjavik: South Iceland

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 9: 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 Narsarsuaq
  • Hotel Qaqortoq, standard room for 2 nights
  • Hotel Narsarsuaq, standard room for 2 nights
  • Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, standard room (or similar) for 4 nights
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 2-course dinner on Day 3

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