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A short trip separates Iceland – the well-known European natural enclave – from Greenland, an island – the largest in the world – blessed with an extraordinary and untamed beauty located on the edge of the unexplored Arctic. After a short three-hour airplane trip, we will find ourselves in a new world, waiting to be discovered, where roads are the exception and where nature is practically untouched.
Suitable for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities, not needing a special physical condition. The excursion on ice with crampons will be guided by a mountain guide, and is also suitable for anyone with an adventurous attitude.
Flight Reykjavik (Domestic Airport ) – Narsarsuaq
Reception at the airport and after that we will navigate to Itilleq.
Once we disembark from the boat, we will start and easy hike to cross the “Kongevejen”, or Path of the Kings.
Our destination will be the idyllic Igaliku, a small Inuit settlement inhabited by no more than 40 people. This town is famous for being the most beautiful settlement in Greenland, and where we can discover the ruins of Gardar, the archdiocese and religious capital of Viking Greenland, the Norse bishop’s farm – the largest in all of Greenland- and the setting of Anders Olsen’s farm, the unique architecture of the Igaliku stone houses. The area has been recently declared part of the Unesco World Heritage List
Accommodation and dinner at Igaliku Country Hotel. Twin/Double room with shared facilities.
In the morning, we can enjoy the spectacular views of Einarsfjord, a surprising fjords which is one of the fewest in Greenland that can’t impress visitors with big icebergs. However, green hills provide guests a warm relax in a quiet environment.
Hike back to Itilleq.
Return to Narsarsuaq and start of an icebergs Safari:
We will get a boat excursion the Qooroq Ice Fjord, and be surprised by small and enormous icebergs floating in the water. We will navigate among impressive and abundant white and blue-tinged blocks of ice.
Surrounded by green leafy tundra and rocky-mountains; you became part of Greenland remarkable wild nature and enjoy the colour contrast of this Polar landscape.
Qooroq is one of the most active glaciers in southern Greenland. It offers one of Greenland’s best images with spectacular views either from the fiord or green mountains and valleys.
We will continue the navigation on our zodiac boat to Narsarsuaq. Car transfer to Hotel Narsarsuaq.
Accommodation at Hotel Narsarsuaq. Twin/Double room with private facilities.
Transfer to Qassiarsuk through Tunulliarfik Fjord .
Later on, 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.
Picnic at Tasiusaq farm.
Optional: Kayak excursion in the “Iceberg Bay”
A 2 hour sea kayaking trip for beginners among icebergs and ice in one of the safest and best place in the whole Greenland.
Way back by jeep to Qassiarsuk which was the old Brattahlid, capital of Viking Greenland, and where Eric the Red settled in 985 at the start of the colonisation of the barbarian peoples.
Cultural visit: Brattahlid reconstructions. Guided visit to the original ruins from Erik the Red, and a replica of the original chapel and longhouse.
Dinner in the Leif Erikson Hostel
Transfer to Narsarsuaq.
Accommodation at Hotel Narsarsuaq. Twin/Double room with breakfast and private facilities.
Free time to walk around in the area and visit the local museum visit by your own the local museum Bluie West One. It is recommended as it reflects the history of the creation of the village of Narsarsuaq from the past and especially its role played in the Second World War,
Flight Narsarsuaq – Reykjavík (domestic airport)
2,600 € per person from Reykjavík (round-trip ticket included)
Single room supplement: 225€
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