South Greenland Explorer

from £2345
excluding flights *
5–6 nights Jun-Sep

Overview

Experience the colourful city of Reykjavik before flying to South Greenland for a stay in the quaint town of Narsaq, and 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.

Highlights

  • Learn about the first Norse settlers in South Greenland
  • Discover iceberg-filled fjords and glaciers
  • Choose from optional activities including boat trips and hikes amongst the ice
  • Take a guided walk around Narsarsuaq and Narsaq, 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

  • Flights between Iceland and Greenland
  • Accommodation with breakfast in rooms with private facilities
  • 2 Evening meals
  • Transfers as stated in the itinerary
  • Guided tour of Narsaq
  • Guided tour of Narsarsuaq
  • Welcome and farewell meeting with your guide

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Prices & Dates *

Airfares start from around £120 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. Note: some holidays to Greenland include domestic flights - please refer to individual inclusions.

From prices per person in a room with private bathroom

Departure Duration Twin Price Single Price
Fridays from 19 Jun to 18 Sep 2020 5 nights £2,345 £2,742
Mondays from 22 Jun to 21 Sep 2020 6 nights £2,495 £2,945

What's Included

  • Flights between Iceland and Greenland
  • Accommodation with breakfast in rooms with private facilities
  • 2 dinners
  • Transfers as stated in the itinerary
  • Guided tour of Narsaq
  • Guided tour of Narsarsuaq
  • Welcome and farewell meeting with your guide
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Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

South Greenland Explorer 5 nights

Day 1 - Arrive in Iceland

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

Overnight at Hotel Cabin.

Day 2 - Fly from Reykjavik to Narsarsuaq

Take a short taxi ride (payable locally) to Reykjavik City Airport, for your flight to Narsarsuaq in South Greenland. Upon arrival at Narsarsuaq Airport you will be transferred to the pier and travel by boat through Erik's Fjord to Narsaq. Upon arrive you will be taken to your hotel for your welcome meeting.

Overnight at Hotel Narsaq.

Day 3 - Day at leisure in Narsaq

This morning, after breakfast there will be a guided walk around Narsaq. The town of Narsaq offers most modern amenities from several schools, a hospital, an internet café and the recently opened Greenland Brewhouse – the first brewery in Greenland. Several optional excursions area available (pre-bookable) such as a daytrip to the Inland Icecap sailing through waters filled with icy sculptures before landing in front of the Twin Glaciers offering you the opportunity to walk right up to the glacier front and touch the ice!

Overnight at Hotel Narsaq.

Day 4 - Narsarsuaq

After breakfast 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.

Overnight at Hotel Narsarsuaq.

Day 5 - Fly to Iceland

Free time to walk around in the area and visit the local museum which tells the story of Blue West One, the creation of the village of Narsarsuaq and the role it played in the second world war. Check in at Narsarsuaq airport for your flight to Reykjavik. On arrival in Reykjavik make your own way to your hotel by taxi (payable locally).

Overnight at Hotel Cabin.

Day 6 - Depart Iceland

Transfer to Keflavik for your return flight to the UK.

South Greenland Explorer 6 nights

Day 1 - Arrive in Iceland

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

Overnight at Hotel Cabin.

Day 2 - Fly from Reykjavik to Narsarsuaq

Make your own way to Reykjavik City Airport and fly to Narsarsuaq in South Greenland. Upon arrival at Narsarsuaq Airport transfer to your hotel. This afternoon you will have a welcome meeting from your guide then explore the town on a guided tour.

Overnight at Hotel Narsarsuaq.

Day 3 - Transfer to Narsaq

After breakfast transfer to the pier and travel by boat through Erik's Fjord to Narsaq. On arrival you will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel for check in and your welcome meeting, followed by a guided walk around Narsaq. The town of Narsaq offers most modern amenities from several schools, a hospital, an internet café and the recently opened Greenland Brewhouse – the first brewery in Greenland.

Overnight at Hotel Narsaq.

Day 4 - At leisure in Narsaq

Several optional excursions area available (pre-bookable) such as a daytrip to the Inland Icecap sailing through waters filled with icy sculptures before landing in front of the Twin Glaciers offering you the opportunity to walk right up to the glacier front and touch the ice! Please note: All excursions are subject to pack ice and weather conditions and may require minimum numbers to operate. Prices and durations are a guideline only and may vary. Please contact us to book and enquire about further details. Tonight, a farewell dinner is included in the hotel restaurant.

Overnight at Hotel Narsaq.

Day 5 - Transfer to Narsarsuaq

After breakfast enjoy a farewell coffee with your guide before you return to Narsarsuaq by boat or helicopter (subject to availability).

Overnight at Hotel Narsarsuaq.

Day 6 - Depart Narsarsuaq

Spend the morning at leisure before departing Narsarsuaq. Check-in for your flight to Reykjavík 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 Reykjavík, take a taxi (payable locally) to your Hotel for an overnight stay.

Overnight at Hotel Cabin.

Day 7 - Depart Iceland

Transfer to Keflavik for your return flight to the UK.

Notes

You may wish to extend your South Greenland holiday with a stay in Qaqortoq, the largest town in Greenland and home to the Stone and Man art project.

Hotel Cabin, Reykjavik

Iceland

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Superb value for your money, this 252-room hotel is for guests looking for simple yet comfortable accommodation.

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Hotel Narsarsuaq

Greenland

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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Hotel Narsaq

Greenland

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

A small hotel located in the scenic fishing village of Narsaq.

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Excursions

Enhance your holiday by pre-booking a selection of excursions and activities. View or download the pdf below and then talk to our Travel Specialists about how best to fit these into your holiday.

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