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We propose a short but full of adventure break in Greenland that will help us to intensively know both sides of Greenland. On the one hand his last nature: navigation close to some of the largest glacier fronts in South Greenland, the opportunity of taking an impressive kayak excursion surrounded by icebergs, the Flower Valley hike and the great Kiattut glacier view… Secondly, its people and traditions when visiting the idyllic village of Qassiarsuk and its viking ruins.
The treks are quite easy, approximately 3 or 4 hours walking, and suitable for most abilities. For the kayak optional excursion, previous experience in kayaking is not required.
Flight from Keflavik (Iceland’s international airport) or Copenhagen to Narsarsuaq-Greenland. Reception at the airport and transfer to the Hotel for check-in and briefing. Afterwards, speed boat excursion to the Qooroq Fjord, where one of the most active glaciers in Southern Greenland can be found, navigating to the area where iceberg density will make it impossible to carry on, and which is, with no doubt, one of Greenland’s best sceneries.
Accommodation at Hotel Narsarsuaq. Twin/double room with private facilities.
Boat transfer from Narsarsuaq to Qassiarsuk (former Brattahlid, capital of Viking Greenland). Walk through the village of about 50 inhabitants and guided tour of the Viking ruins of Brattahlid, learning the history of the arrival of Eric the Red from Iceland at this small settlement in 985. Of particular interest are the reconstructions of a Viking house (spacious but cold) and an inuit dwelling (small but warmer), transporting us back in time to the harsh conditions in which these people lived and it definitely shows us how the Inuit knew how to adapt better to the progressive cooling of the climate.
After the cultural visit it’s time to action: 4×4 trip to the beautiful Tasiusaq farm, where seven people live in notable isolation next to Sermilik fjord, which is almost always blocked by the ice from icebergs coming from Eqaloruutsit glacier. Pic nic at the Tasiusaq Hostel or outdoors if weather permitting.
Optional Excursion: Kayak Excursion in the “Iceberg Bay”, a 2 hour sea kayaking trip for beginners among icebergs in one of the safest and nicest places in Greenland. Way back to Qassiarsuk and boat transfer to Narsarsuaq. Accommodation at Hotel Narsarsuaq. Twin/double room with private facilities.
We reserve the morning for the most famous hike in south Greenland, the Flower Valley. A spectacular hike with sights of the Kiattut river and glacier. You will enjoy the spectacular view of this valley formed due to the retreat and the consequent glacial sedimentation with plenty of flowers.
Afterwards, we can visit Bluie West One museum in Narsarsuaq. This visit is strongly recommended as the reflection of the town history from ancient times and, more specifically, its role in the Second World War.
Optional: Helicopter excursion. Wherever you flight, a helicopter trip in South Greenland is an unforgettable experience. Over viewing the Fjord system, the Inland Ice, Icebergs as tiny clouds and green hills and lakes all around. This is a 32 minutes flight with a 30 minutes ground stop on a fantastic and unique view point, very close to the Inlandis. Group: minimum 4 people. Price: 400 € per person. The helicopter trip depends entirely upon availability of the aircraft. Need to be reserved some days in advance.
Flight from Narsarsuaq to Keflavik (Iceland’s international airport).
(Departures from Keflavik or Copenhagen, return to Keflavik)
From 30th of June to 02nd of July
From 07th to 9th of July
From 14th to 16th of July
From 21st to 23rd of July
From 28th to 30th of July
From 04th to 06th of August
From 11th to 13th of August
From 18th to 20th of August
From 25th to 27th of August
From 01st to 03rd of September
From 8th to 10th of September
From 15th to 17th of September
From 22nd to 24th of September
11,137 DKK (1,495 €) from Keflavik (Iceland)
Supplement for open jaw flights to Greenland (Copenhagen/Greenland/Iceland): 1,266 DKK (170€)
Single room supplement: 1,043 DKK (140 €)
Registration date: Up to 60 days before the journey’s departure date.
Registration after that date: Depending on flight availability.
Reservation: 40% deposit of the total price, excluding airport taxes.
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* It’s recommended to confirm Optional Excursions in advance before arrival to Greenland.