South Greenland Adventure

from £2206
excluding flights *
5–6 nights Jun-Aug

Overview

Experience one of the world's last great wildernesses and discover its vibrant culture and Viking heritage. Discover historic settlement sites, fertile mountains, sheep farms and beautifully coloured icebergs in this exploration of South Greenland. The small settlement of Narsarsuaq makes a fascinating base for this 5 or 6-night independent holiday including two nights in Iceland.

Highlights

  • Discover iceberg-filled fjords and glaciers
  • Learn about the first Norse settlers in South Greenland
  • Choose from optional activities including boat trips and hikes amongst the ice
  • Take a guided walk around Narsarsuaq, learning about daily life
  • Visit archaeological sites from the Norse and Viking settlers
  • Spend a night in Iceland either side of your Greenland adventure

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private facilities
  • All breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Excursions as per itinerary
  • Return flights from Iceland to Greenland

Full description

World Heritage in South Greenland

Meaning ‘Great Plain’ in Greenlandic, Narsarsuaq is the gateway to South Greenland, an area of great importance for both geographical and cultural reasons. Closeby to Narsarsuaq is the Kujaata farming area recently named as a UNESCO heritage site as the first settlement area for the Norse farmer-hunters that came from Iceland. It was in fact the Vikings first arrival to the area of Narsarsuaq which gave Greenland its name, as Vikings returned home with tales of the fertile land deep in the fjord.

Adventures in the wilderness

Upon arrival in Narsarsuaq, you will be met by a guide who will help you plan activities during your stay. As well as hiking, optional excursions on this trip include a boat trip in the fjord amongst stunning icebergs, a full day hike to a glacier cap or kayaking in the ‘iceberg bay’

Add time in Iceland

With just a two- to three-hour flight separating them, Greenland and Iceland are natural partners. This holiday includes a night in the capital Reykjavik before and after your Greenland adventure. However, if you would like to extend your time in Iceland, our Travel Specialists can easily add extra days to your itinerary – perhaps exploring the waterfalls and black-sand beaches of the South Coast, or heading out west to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

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Prices & Dates *

Airfares start from around £100 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

Departures Duration Accommodation Twin Price (PP) Single Price
Every Friday from 7 June to 23 August 2019 5 nights Hotel Narsarsuaq £2,206 £2,610
Every Monday from 17 June to 19 August 2019 6 nights Hotel Narsarsuaq £2,356 £2,835

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private facilities:
  • 2 nights at Hotel Klettur in Reykjavik on breakfast basis, 3 nights at Hotel Narsarsuaq on half board basis
  • All breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Excursions as per itinerary
  • Orientation tour of Narsarsuaq
  • Return transfers from Keflavik airport to Reykjavik hotel
  • Scheduled return flights and airport taxes from Reykjavik domestic airport to Narsarsuaq
  • Return airport transfers in Greenland

What's Not Included

  • International flights to and from Iceland
  • Transfers between Reykjavik hotel and domestic airport
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: arrive Iceland

Arrive in Iceland and transfer frim Keflavik International Airport to Hotel Klettur. Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis.

Day 2: Reykjavik- Narsarsuaq

Transfer from Hotel Klettur to Reykjavik Domestic Airport (taxi payable locally) for your flight to Narsarsuaq in South Greenland. Meet your guide and after checking in to your hotel, there will be an opportunity for you to find out more about the excursions that are available during your stay. Welcome dinner and overnight at Hotel Narsarsuaq.

Day 3: exploring Narsarsuaq

Day at leisure in Narsarsuaq for optional excursions. In the morning enjoy a complimentary guided walk around the town so you can get acquainted with the Greenland way of life and its people. Overnight and dinner at Hotel Narsarsuaq.

Day 4: exploring Narsarsuaq

Take an optional excursion from Narsarsuaq. Some of the options include a visit to Brattahlid, the farm where famous Viking Erik the Red settled, a cruise amongst Qooroq icebergs, kayaking in the iceberg bay or a full day hike to an inland ice cap. Farewell dinner and overnight at Hotel Narsarsuaq.

Day 5: Narsarsuaq - Reykjavik

Depart on your evening flight from Narsarsuaq to Reykjavik. Upon arrival, transfer to Hotel Klettur (taxi payable locally). Overnight at Hotel Klettur on bed and breakfast basis.

Day 6: return to UK

Transfer to Keflavik for your return flight to the UK.

Hotel Klettur, Reykjavik

Iceland

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Hotel Klettur is situated a short walk from the heart of Reykjavik.

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Hotel Narsarsuaq

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

In the heart of South Greenland's natural attractions, the 93-room Hotel Narsarsuaq is in an inviting area of the country which acts as a crucial hub for much of south Greenland.

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