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We propose you the most complete Iceland Greenland getaway: exploring some of the largest glacier fronts in south Greenland with our adventurous RIB’s, unique crampon excursion into the inland, the most famous hike in south Greenland, the Flower Valley, a spectacular hike with sights of the Kiattut glacier…. In just a few days you will gain first-hand knowledge of the home of the Inuit, the history of the first settlers, its most beautiful valleys, the most impressive glaciers and its waters dotted with blue-tinged ice.… Enough!
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. For the kayak optional excursion, previous experience in kayaking is not required.
Flight from Reykjavík (domestic airport) to Narsarsuaq. Reception at the airport and meeting information.
Excursion: Hike to the Glacier View Point, around one hour from Narsarsuaq Hotel. Great views of the Fjord, the plain of Narsarsuaq and the Kiattut Glacier.
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 glacier. You will enjoy the spectacular view of this valley formed due to the retreat and the consequent glacial sedimentation with plenty of flowers.
After enjoying Transfer from Narsarsuaq to Qaqortoq through the complex system of fjords and among numerous icebergs, admiring the beauty of their vertical ice walls.
A guided City Tour in Qaqortoq. The capital of South Greenland was founded in 1775 and nowadays has more than 3.000 inhabitants. It’s described as the most charming and attractive town in all Greenland.
We will discover the beauty of its colourful buildings, the awe-inspiring landscapes and some of its thirty different rock sculpture designs, spread over the town. As well as the museum, the fur shops, the traditional kayak club, the church, the only fountain in the country. Free time to have dinner in one of its restaurants or enjoy a drink with the local people.
Accommodation at Hotel Qaqortoq. Double room with private facilities.
Time off to walk around this charming town and explore on your own a city which is considered a sub-arctic Riviera.
Also you can join our wonderful optional excursion.
– Excursion to Hvalsoy Church
Boat transfer to “Hvalsoy” or Whale Island, with the ancient Norse name “Hvalseyfjordur”, where we will found the ruins of Hvalsoy Church. Built in the 14th century, Hvalsoy is the best preserved of the churches in Greenland from that period.
The fells and the fjord which surround the church have not changed at all over the centuries. Southern Greenland holds the ruins of the Norse Settlements and their Inuit neighbours. Recently, UNESCO inscribed this old Viking farming landscape as World Heritage In the afternoon, transfer by zodiac boat to Narsaq city.
Accommodation at Hotel Narsaq. Twin/Double room with private facilities.
In the morning we will set off for Qaleraliq camp towards the Inlandsis or Greenland’s ice cap. We will arrive to a cosy, enchanting camp set on a sandy beach, which contrasts with a spectacular view of three glacier fronts from Qaleraliq’s glacier.
Glacier fronts and excursion on ice
We will navigate along the glacier fronts on a RIB boat, admiring the beauty of their vertical ice walls and numerous icebergs as we approach them along their more than 10 kilometres descent to the sea. These glacier fronts extended in only one but the dramatic progress of climate change has divided it in three separated tongues.
From there we will start the ice excursion. An impressive trek using crampons (organised to be suitable for all travellers) on one of the oldest masses of ice in the planet. We will explore its crevasses, drains, seracs, and other ice formations, which give an incredible, labyrinthine quality to this glacier.
An expert mountain guide, will be in charge to make sure we are provided with the appropriate equipment, and to ensure the safety of the group during the trip, while he shares with us his knowledge about the special characteristics of the glaciers in the South of Greenland. A unique experience, exciting and original, surprising both first-time comers and those used to the peculiarities of the glacier world. One of the most impressive sights and one of the best excursions in all Greenland.
Picnic lunch in the ice or at the camp depending on conditions.
In the afternoon, transfer back by zodiac boat. We will be surprised by enormous icebergs falling off from the Eqaloruutsit Glacier and floating throw all the Sermilik Fjord. .
Accommodation at Hotel Narsaq or Narsarsuaq. Twin/Double room with 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,
Free time to visit and walk around in the area.
Flight Narsarsuaq – Reykjavík (domestic airport)
*If you don’t have enough time to stay in Greenland, don’t hesitate to ask us for the detailed program of shorter itineraries:
Greenland, Hotel Adventure Break, Icebergs and Glaciers 4 Days (2850€ from Reykjavík)
2,950 € per person from Reykjavík (round-trip ticket included)
Single room supplement: 275€
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