Vikings, Fjords and Multi-colored Glaciers
*Price is per person for a double room according to departure point – additional price variations listed below.
*Departure: Every Tuesday from 18 Jun-20 Aug from Reykjavik Domestic Airport
5 days visiting the best of Narsarsuaq
Visiting 1 country: Greenland
A UNESCO World Heritage with historic sites from the Viking Age, the Inland Ice Cap, fertile mountains with sheep farms, deep blue fjords with multi-coloured icebergs and calving glaciers all around – and all of this within short range of your hotel. Welcome to Narsarsuaq.
With the recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage status, this experience invites you to delve into the fascinating history of the Vikings and visit the very spot where the Norse colonization began more than 1000 years ago. Sail in the deep blue fjords and enjoy the sight of blue and white icebergs or go for a walk in the area, one of the tracks leads all the way to the Inland Ice Cap!
Narsarsuaq is the gateway to South Greenland. Meaning ‘great plain’ in Greenlandic it is today the site of a small international airport. Formerly a US airbase it is now a small settlement which is largely preoccupied working for the local tourism industry – primarily at the hotel and the airport.
The area is offering a huge diversity of experiences from iceberg cruises, to easy hikes in a nearby valley or perhaps a full-day trek to the Inland Ice Cap. The area around Narsarsuaq is also Viking Country and there are numerous ancient remains from these first Europeans on the American continent.
Air Iceland Connect flight from Reykjavik Domestic Airport to Narsarsuaq. Your guide will be waiting for you in the small airport. Transfer to the hotel for check-in and information meeting where you will be introduced to the guide team and hear more about the excursions that are available during your stay.
Vikings called this country Greenland
Narsarsuaq and its immediate surroundings in Tunulliarfik Fjord hold incredible significance to Greenland’s history, for the land where Narsarsuaq now stands earned Greenland its name. The Norse Vikings settled in this vicinity many centuries ago and gave Narsarsuaq a name that hints that an Arctic forest covered the large plain. Taking tales of verdant nature in a deep fjord home to their Nordic brethren, the Vikings called this country Greenland.
Day 2, 3 and 4
Start your day after breakfast with a guided walk around the settlement so you can get acquainted with the area. Days at leisure in Narsarsuaq for optional excursions. The area surrounding Narsarsuaq was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status in 2017 and with good reason!
Viking settlements and Erik the Red
There are several Viking sites which have played an important part in world history – the most important being Brattahlid in the small settlement of Qassiarsuk, where the Viking Erik the Red settled in Greenland and gave the huge island its name. Remains of his farm are still visible and a replica of the first Christian church built on the North American continent can also be found on the site.
No visit to Greenland is complete without seeing a glacier up close, and in Narsarsuaq you can do just that. Cruise among the icebergs to the fjord of Qooroq where the glacier of the same name is found. We go as close as we safely can and enjoy the sights and sounds of the ‘newborn’ icebergs.
For a real Arctic adventure join us for a full day hike to a melting glacier in the area behind Narsarsuaq; there will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy the local flora and fauna, do a bit of mountaineering and as a reward – see and touch the glacier which is directly connect to the Inland Ice Cap.
Before your transfer to the airport your guide will invite you for coffee and a chance to talk about your experiences during your stay.
Air Iceland Connect flight from Narsarsuaq to Reykjavik Domestic Airport.
Less than 1 week
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South Greenland guaranteed departures South Greenland from Reykjavik guaranteed departures
|Tour Name||No. of days||Departure day(s)||Availability||Double room p.p.||Single supplement||Dinner supplement||Flight deposit*||Extra nights Dbl p.p/sgl|
|Vikings, Fjords and Multi-colored Glaciers||5||Tue||18JUN-20AUG||EUR 1625||EUR 260||EUR 105||EUR 755||EUR 170|
Guaranteed departures from Reykjavik Domestic Airport every Tuesday from 18 JUN-20 AUG
- Mentioned flights with all taxes
- Mentioned transfers
- Accommodation with private facilities and breakfast
- 2 dinners
- Arctic Adventure destination guide
- Guided tour of Narsarsuaq
- Welcome and farewell meeting with your guide
- Travel Insurance
4 nights in Hotel Narsarsuaq