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South Greenland Explorer

from £4203 excluding flights

  • 5-6 nights
  • Jun-Sep
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Highlights

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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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Off-the-beaten-track

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

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Culture

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

Overview

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.

Itinerary

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 Keflavik International Airport and fly to Narsarsuaq in South Greenland. Upon arrival at Narsarsuaq Airport, transfer to your hotel for the night. The area around Narsarsuaq has recently been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status partly due to the many Viking ruins found in the region.

Hotel Narsarsuaq

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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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Travel by boat to Qaqortoq where you will be taken on 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. You may wish to spend the afternoon on an optional excursion.

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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Spend the next couple of days at leisure to explore the charming town and enjoy additional optional activities.

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Return to Narsarsuaq by boat or helicopter (subject to availability).  Check-in for your flight to Keflavik International Airport and transfer to your hotel in Reykjavik.

Hotel Klettur, Reykjavik

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iceland reykjavik hotel klettur reception

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

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Transfer to Keflavik for your return flight to the UK.

The itinerary detailed is based on the 6-night trip. 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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Iceland

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

Prices and Departures

Price from £4203 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
  • Transfers as stated in the itinerary
  • Guided tour of Qaqortoq
  • 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
Jun - Sep Fridays 5 nights £4,203
Jun - Sep Mondays 6 nights £4,353

Flights

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.

Tailor made trips

As independent destination specialists, we are able to tailor make holidays to suit you, be that customising the itineraries shown on this website or creating something bespoke.

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