The Village of Igaliku

 

 

From DKK 1600

PRICE per person


Price per person in double room

From DKK 1600

TOUR DURATION

8 hrs

Difficulty

Moderate

Meeting Point

Pick Up Included

Availability

Jun - Sep

A perfect tour to combine sailing and hiking in South Greenland!

Igaliku is one of the most beautiful villages in South Greenland. The colourful houses, green valleys and fantastic fjord altogether make this picturesque destination. This excursion will bring you to Itilleq by boat from Narsarsuaq and walk around 3 kilometres to Igaliku. Lunch, transfer and English-speaking guide are included.

The harbour of Narsarsuaq is always busy, and we will start our 8-hour adventure from there. We sail from there to Itilleq through Erik’s Fjord. From Itilelq, we walk around 3 kilometres to Igaliku. In summer, the surroundings are covered in green. It is quite pleasant and relaxing to take a walk in the lively summer vibes. If walking for a rather long distance is not favoured by you, transportation can be arranged at a surcharge if you notify us beforehand.

Igaliku means “the crossing place” in Greenlandic. Back to the old times, this place used to be a place for crossing so that boats and people can save time sailing around. Together with Arctic Adventure Guide, we will visit some Viking and Inuit ruins, Cathedral ruins, farm ruins and cemetery. You can experience the marks of history vividly there.

After lunch, we walk through the village back to Itilleq, and from there we will sail back to Narsarsuaq to mark an ending to today’s adventure.

Sheep holding is essential in South Greenland, and there is no exception for Igaliku. In this excursion, we will pass by groups of sheep in some areas. Don’t you wonder how the locals maintain the grass field? In Greenland, the youth must volunteer to do some community service, and planting fields is one of them! The areas you will pass by in this excursion might be planted by those young volunteers!

In Greenland, Igaliku is regarded as a more exclusive area. Why? One reason accepted by most people is that many prominent personalities in Greenland live, or have vacation homes here (former Greenlandic members of parliament, the artist Aka Høegh and the Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau – known from the HBO-series Game Of Thrones).

Don’t you want to experience this cosy, isolated village yourself?

Tour code: U3

Cover Picture by Aningaaq R Carlsen – Visit Greenland

 

Please Note

1. Make sure to wear proper clothing and footwear for the tour. It is quite a hike

2. Bring some water and sun protection

3. Please follow the safety rule and guidelines during the excursion.

4. The transfers and pick-up service are included in this excursion. To facilitate a smooth transfer, please email us which hotel you are staying at.

5. Arctic Adventure tour guide will contact you before departure. Please make sure your phone and email are reachable in Greenland.

6. If there are any last-minute changes, Arctic Adventure will contact you using your contact information and phone number. Please make sure your phone is reachable in Greenland.

7. Arctic Adventure will do its utmost to reach you, but in the case that you fail to meet at the starting point in due time or you fail to participate in the excursion, Arctic Adventure has no obligations and do not make any refund.

Please Note

1. Make sure to wear proper clothing and footwear for the tour. It is quite a hike

2. Bring some water and sun protection

3. Please follow the safety rule and guidelines during the excursion.

4. The transfers and pick-up service are included in this excursion. To facilitate a smooth transfer, please email us which hotel you are staying at.

5. Arctic Adventure tour guide will contact you before departure. Please make sure your phone and email are reachable in Greenland.

6. If there are any last-minute changes, Arctic Adventure will contact you using your contact information and phone number. Please make sure your phone is reachable in Greenland.

7. Arctic Adventure will do its utmost to reach you, but in the case that you fail to meet at the starting point in due time or you fail to participate in the excursion, Arctic Adventure has no obligations and do not make any refund.

What’s Included

  • Lunch
  • Pick-up and Transfer
  • English-speaking Guide

Not Included

  • Travel Cancellation Insurance
  • Clothing

Practical Information

FAQ

For this excursion, we receive booking till the 4 days 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.

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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