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South Greenland Explorer

from £2598 excluding flights

  • 5-6 nights
  • Jun-Sep
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Learn about the first Norse settlers in South Greenland

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Stay in the quaint town of Qaqortoq

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Explore Qooroq ice fjord by boat

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Discover Narsarsuaq with its glaciers and viking ruins

Why this trip...

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This holiday showcases places and experiences away from the usual tourist routes

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Experience local culture and heritage as part of this holiday

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Explore at leisure

With the route, transport and accommodation sorted, each day offers the freedom to explore


This independent touring holiday provides an opportunity to explore Greenland’s extraordinary and unique scenery as well as being able to learn about how some of the most isolated people in the world have not just lived, but thrived, over many hundreds of years on the edge of world’s largest island. Despite its remote location and frigid reputation, temperatures can get surprisingly warm and this ancient land bursts almost unfathomably into life.

Experience the colourful city of Reykjavik before flying to South Greenland for a stay in the quaint town of Qaqortoq via Narsarsuaq, bordering an area which has recently been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. There is plenty to see; from hikes to the Inland Ice Cap to remains from both the Inuit and Viking settlers that once lived in the area.


Fly to Keflavik International Airport and transfer to your accommodation in Reykjavik. Explore the capital city and enjoy dinner at one of the many fabulous restaurants on offer.

Hotel Klettur, Reykjavik

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

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Make your own way to Reykjavik City Airport and fly to Narsarsuaq in South Greenland. Upon arrival at Narsarsuaq Airport, transfer to the pier and travel by boat to Qaqortoq, where you will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel for check in and your welcome meeting.

Hotel Qaqortoq

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Perched on a hill overlooking the harbour, Hotel Qaqortoq offers 4-star comfort in each of its 17 rooms.

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This morning, after breakfast there will be a guided walk around Qaqortoq. Qaqortoq, often described as the most beautiful town in Greenland, has a picturesque setting, between the fiord of Qaqortoq and the lake of Tasersuaq. During the tour you will pass the old beautiful fountain and many of the stone sculptures and stone carvings, “Stone & Man”, which are scattered around town.
This historical insight to the city will give you a greater understanding of the conditions living in the southern and remote part of Greenland. The tour is at your pace and there will be plenty of opportunities for stops and to take pictures.

This afternoon there are several optional excursions area available to pre-book, please contact us to book and enquire about further details.

Today there are several optional excursions area available to pre-book, please contact us to book and enquire about further details.

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After breakfast enjoy a farewell coffee with your guide before you return to Narsarsuaq by boat or helicopter (subject to availability). On arrival transfer to your hotel for an information meeting followed by a guided walk around Narsarsuaq. The area around Narsarsuaq has recently been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status partly due to the many Viking ruins found in the region. Erik the Red was the Viking who settled in Greenland and gave the huge island its name. Remains of his farm Brattahild can be found across Erik’s Fjord from Narsarsuaq, which is also the site of the first Christian church built on the North American continent.
Tonight, a farewell dinner is included in the hotel restaurant.

Spend the morning at leisure before departing Narsarsuaq. Check-in for your flight to Reykjavik Domestic Airport (please check all transfer timings locally). Please ensure that you allow a minimum of 2.5 hours to check-in for your flight. Upon arrival in Reykjavik, take a taxi (payable locally) to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Transfer to Keflavik for your return flight to the UK.

On the 5-night itinerary, you only spend one night in Narsarsuaq. On arrival in Greenland on day 2 you transfer to Qaqortoq for two-nights.

Extend your Stay

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You may wish to add extra nights in Iceland. Speak to our Travel Specialists about extending your itinerary

Prices and Departures

Price from £2598 excluding flights

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport. Note: some holidays to Greenland include domestic flights - please refer to the inclusions below.

What's Included

  • Return flights between Iceland and Greenland
  • Accommodation in rooms with private facilities
  • All breakfasts, 1 dinners
  • Transfers as stated in the itinerary
  • Guided tour of Qaqortoq
  • Guided tour of Narsarsuaq
  • Welcome and farewell meeting with your guide
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

From prices per person

Based in a room with private facilities

Departure Departure day Duration Twin Price
16 Jun - 01 Sep 2023 Fridays 5 nights £2,598
12 Jun - 11 Sep 2023 Mondays 6 nights £2,739


Prices above include flights between Iceland and Greenland only. Airfares to Iceland start from around £250 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.

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