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South Greenland Adventure
See the mighty Greenlandic ice sheet on this amazing South Greenland adventure. Sail through fjords covered in blue-tinged icebergs, witness glaciers crawling into deep fjords and visit small Inuit settlement.
The landscape here surprises with intense greens and colourful settlements, dotted along the shoreline of the fjords. Camp right next to an impressive glacier and take a guided walk on one of the ancient outlet glaciers of the ice cap, discovering the geology of a glacier such as its crevasses and drains.
During the trip you will also enjoy spectacular hikes through tundra and glacier valleys, see herds of caribou wondering, fish for Arctic salmon or cod and opt to go kayaking in the Bay of Icebergs.
- enjoy panoramic views of the ice sheet
- chance to see Caribou
- hike on the glacier
- go fishing for arctic salmon
- visit small Inuit settlements
- get up close to icebergs
Difficulty level : Easy-Moderate
Day 1: Keflavik or Copenhagen – Narsarsuaq – Qassiarsuk
Today you will be flying from Keflavik or Copenhagen to Narsarsuaq. Our adventure guide will welcome you at the airport and take you by RIB boat through Tunulliarfik Fjord, usually covered by icebergs, to Qassiarsuk. We take a walk through the village visiting Brattahlið. Here Eric the Red settled in 985 at the start of the colonisation. We will visit the original ruins and a replica of the original chapel and longhouse. Accommodation in Hostel
Day 2: Narsaq – Qaleraliq Glacier Camp
On our way to Qaleraliq Camp, we are heading into Tunulliarfik fjord passing many icebergs. We will also stop in Narsaq – with 1500 inhabitants the third most populated town in South Greenland. There enjoy a bit of time on your own. Our recommendations are to visit the local market, go for a walk or do some shopping before we are boarding again and approaching Qaleraliq Glacier Camp.The camp on a sandy beach provides a spectacular view of three glacier fronts from glacier Qaleraliq. This is the perfect place to stay and rest your soul while listening to the sound of cracking ice from nearby icefalls. Accommodation in fixed tents
Day 3: Views to the ice cap
We are hiking towards Tasersuatsiaq Great Lake where we enjoy panoramic views of the ice cap. We find ourselves in a unique desert-like sand valley leading up to a surprisingly quite different landscape of green and thick tundra. Having passed the lake we will climb up a 400 meter high mountain, which provides mesmerizing views over the lake, by the way one of the largest in South Greenland. Here from the top we should also have a great view of the Greenlandic ice sheet with its Nunataks, floating landmarks on the ice sheet. We will also enjoy picking mushrooms and blueberries and meeting a few caribou, which are plentiful in the area. Accommodation in fixed tents
Day 4: Glacier walk
We will board our fast RIB boats, pass many icebergs and navigate along the impressive glacier fronts with their huge vertical ice walls. We will go ashore for an amazing glacier walk on the ancient ice, guided by an expert mountain guide. We will explore crevasses, drains, caves, seracs, and other ice formations, which give an incredible, labyrinthine quality to this glacier. The glacier hike is a truly unique experience, exciting and original, surprising both first-time comers and those used to the peculiarities of the glacier world. Accommodation in fixed tents
Day 5: Igaliku and Qooroq Ice FjordWe leave Camp Qaleraliq behind and navigate to Itilleq via the Tunulliarfik fjord. We cross the Kongevejen, or King’s road, to the idyllic Igaliku, a small Inuit settlement inhabited by not quite 40 people, where one finds the ruins of Gardar, the archdiocese and religious capital of Viking Greenland.After lunch in Igaliku we hike back to Itilleq and take the boat across to Qassiarsuk. On our way to Qassiarsuk we will use the unique opportunity to go and see one of the most active glaciers in all South Greenland – Qooroq Glacier. We will get as close to the ice as we can before hitting the break and returning to Qassiarsuk. Accommodation in Hostel
Day 6: Tasiusaq or the Bay of IcebergsFrom Qassiarsuk we hike to Tasiusaq farm, where seven people live in isolation. Tasiuasaq is next to Sermilik Fjord, which is almost always blocked by icebergs calving of the productive Eqaloruutsit Glacier. But Tasiusaq farm is not the only sheep farm of the area. We will continue our hike to Nunataaq Farm, where we can discover Viking ruins. We continue to explore the area, discover hidden lakes in the tundra while enjoying impressive views of Tasiusaq Bay filled with many icebergs. We head back to Tasiusaq Farm, where we can go fishing for arctic salmon or enjoy a short walk in the area. Accommodation in Tasiusaq or Qassiarsuk Hostel
Day 7: Flower Valley and Kiattut GlacierWith our fun zodiac boats we will cross to Narsarsuaq to further explore South Greenland. We will hike through Flower Valley, formed by retreating glaciers and consequent sedimentation. As the name implies, we will find plenty of flowers in the valley. We hike until we can see Kiattut Glacier and enjoy stunning panoramas of the ice sheet and its Nunataks. Back in Narsarsuaq we enjoy a Greenlandic farewell dinner with typical Inuit products, such as whale, seal, caribou and mattock. Accommodation in Hostel
Day 8: Back to Keflavik or CopenhagenWe take you back to Narsarsuaq where you have time to walk around in the area and visit the local museum before you are flying back to Keflavik or Copenhagen..
Price per person from:
2,095.00 Euro from Keflavik
2,395.00 Euro from Copenhagen
- Flight Keflavik/Copenhagen – Narsarsuaq, return
- English-speaking adventure guide
- boat transfers
- meals on full board basis
- cooking gear
- accommodation camping and RIB boat travel equipment
Price does not include:
- airport taxes and fees (between 165€-200€ from Keflavik and 200€ from Copenhagen)
- lunch on flight days
- Accommodation, transfers and food in Keflavik or Copenhagen
- June 2018 (from Keflavik only)
- From 16th to 23th of June
- From 23th to 30st of June
- From 30th of June to 07th of July
July 2018 (from Keflavik and Copenhagen)
- From 03rd to 10th of July
- From 10th to 17th of July
- From 17th to 24th of July
- From 24th to 31st of July
August 2018 (from Keflavik and Copenhagen)
- From 07th to 14th of August
- From 14th to 21st of August (Northern Lights)
- From 21th to 28nd of August (Northern Lights)
- From 28th to 4th of September (Northern Lights)
September 2018 (from Keflavik only)
- From 04th to 11th of September (Northern Lights)
- From 08th to 15th of September (Northern Lights)
- From 11th to 18th of September (Northern Lights)
- From 15th to 22nd of September (Northern Lights)
- From 18th to 25th of September (Northern Lights)
- From 22nd to 29th of September (Northern Lights)
Tasiusaq Kayaking (2h, 85€)
It is possible to go on an optional kayak excursion in Tasiusaq Bay. The bay is very sheltered and covered with icebergs. It is one of the safest places in Greenland to try kayaking.
Min / max participants:4 / 12
Bring along:Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, sleeping bag (-10° Celsius, can be rented)
Discount:special discount for June departures, -100 EUR
Flights to Greenland from Keflavik/Iceland or Copenhagen/Denmark are included.
This great operator in Greenland found its roots in a group of professional, fun, qualified and energetic guides, whose passion for the Arctic outdoors runs deep and whose standards in service quality and safety are unmatched.
All the guides are certified in wilderness first aid, hold rescue and leadership qualifications and have gathered an impressive depth of international experience.
But, cutting to the chase, the thing we most love about them is that they are a bunch of outdoor enthusiasts that get their kicks exploring the great outdoors, just like you.
South Greenland Adventure
- Dates: Various in July, Aug & Sept
- Price: from 2,095.00
- Depart: Narsarsuaq, Greenland
- Arrive: Narsarsuaq, Greenland
- Length: 8 days