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Round trip 5 days – Narsaq

This trip showcases the contrasts of South Greenland, from the lush green and cool blue of the landscape and fjords, to the region’s modern towns and the peaceful village of Igaliku. In Narsaq you can experience the ice in the fjords and at nearby glaciers. In Igaliku and Qassiarsuk you follow in the steps of the Vikings before you finish with an unforgettable boat ride into the Qooroq Ice Fjord.

Arrivals/Departures in 2019
From Tuesday to Saturday from Iceland
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Accommodation
Accommodation at hotel with private or shared facilities.

Meals
Breakfast included.
Dinner and lunch packets can be ordered at the hotels.

Difficulty
No special requirements on this trip.

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Detailed itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Narsarsuaq and boat transfer to Qassiarsuk. Qassiarsuk is also known as Brattahlid, the place where Eric the Red settled in 982. The Norse ruins are well preserved and the open-air museum (Brattahlid) can be visited on your own (admission fee is not included). The approx. 40 inhabitants earn their livelihoods from sheep farming, but the village also has a school, a shop and a church. Late afternoon boat transfer to Narsaq (duration about 1 hour).
Accommodation in Narsaq for 2 nights.

Day 2
Narsaq is a medium-town in South Greenland with about 1,500 inhabitants. It is beautifully situated at the foot of a mountain and next to a sound, which is always filled with icebergs from the surrounding glaciers. In the backcountry are high mountains, including the famous Kvanefjeld, which contains over 200 different minerals (including the beautiful, pink gemstone Tugtupit) and is a Mecca for anyone interested in geology. The museum is housed in the historic colonial houses around the old harbour, and is definitely worth a visit. From Narsaq you can also buy a tour by boat to the ice cap (Twin Glacier) or an Iceberg safari. We recommend that you book the tour in advance.

There are several shorter and longer hiking tours around Narsaq: If you want to visit Kvanefjeld, we advise that you take a taxi to the sheep farm in the valley (about 7 km). Otherwise it is quite a long day hike (20-25 km), and you have less time to look for stones! The walks to Dyrnæs and Narsaq Point are also recommended (7-8 km), as well as to the summit of Tasiigaaq (the smaller of the two mountains near the town that serve as a landmark for Narsaq). Ask for more information at the tourist office, near the museum.

Day 3
Boat transfer from Narsaq to Itilleq, followed by a 4 km hike along the “King’s Road” (named after the Danish King Frederik 9th’s visit in 1952) to Igaliku. Igaliku is one of the most beautiful villages in Greenland! The colourful houses are situated on lush grassland next to a milky-blue fjord. On the other side of the fjord the landmark Illerfissalik (Burfjeld) Mountain towers over a rough and desolate landscape.
Accommodation in Igaliku for 1 night.

Day 4
Boat transfer Itilleq – Narsarsuaq. Boat trip to the Qooroq Ice Fjord. A boat trip among icebergs of all colours, sizes and shapes. When the glacier is in view, the boat engine is stopped, so you can enjoy the absolute silence and a drink chilled with glacier ice – more than 1000 years old!
Accommodation in Narsarsuaq for 1 night.

Day 5
Check out of the room. You can spend the rest of your stay enjoying a cup of coffee at the cosy Blue Ice Café and/or visiting the museum in Narsarsuaq.
Departure Narsarsuaq.

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Prices

Private facilities
Double room: EUR 760 / DKK 5,510 per person
Single room: EUR 1,030 / DKK 7,470 per person

Shared facilities
Double room: EUR 617 / DKK 4,470 per person
Single room: EUR 789 / DKK 5,720 per person

25% discount for children 2-11 years

Price includes

  • All accommodation incl. breakfast
  • Transport of luggage
  • All boat transfers
  • Boat trip to the Qooroq Ice Fjord

Note! Flights are not included

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Narsarsuaq. Boat transfer Narsarsuaq – Qassiarsuk – Narsaq
Day 2
Narsaq
Day 3
Boat transfer Narsaq – Itilleq (Igaliku)
Day 4
Boat transfer Itilleq – Narsarsuaq. Boat trip to Qooroq Ice Fjord
Day 5
Departure Narsarsuaq

Please note! Due to limited capacity at some overnight accommodations, the order of the itinerary may change.

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