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Grand Tour of South Greenland from Reykjavik
Experience the ultimate highlights of South Greenland and the Arctic nature. This tour will take you around the 'Golden Triangle' of South Greenland covering most aspects of Greenlandic history and everyday life in the Arctic.
Narsaq (meaning The Plain in Greenlandic) is a charming town known for its colourful wooden houses, where modern living is mixed with ancient traditions. It is the youngest town in Greenland, founded as late as in 1959.
It is an area of great geological and historic interest; several interesting minerals can be found only a short hike from the town in the KvanefjÃ¦ld area as well as the Viking ruins of DyrnÃ¦s and the LandnamsgÃ¥rd which are among the oldest Norsemen ruins found in South Greenland dating back to AD 1000.
The history of the Norsemen is on display at the museum, and a local rock picker has created his own exhibit about minerals and rocks, including the rare mineral, Tugtupit which so far has only been found in very few places worldwide. The mountain known as Qaqqarsuaq behind the town contains coveted minerals and attracts many rock pickers and others who have an interest in geology.
Qaqortoq is the biggest town in South Greenland with a population of just over 3000. Situated near the big lake "StoresÃ¸en" with rising mountains as a backdrop, Qaqortoq is where many students come to study, and therefore the town is full of life for most of the year. This is also where FIFA has decided to sponsor the only grass covered soccer field in Greenland. Old colony houses show the history of the town, while new big modern houses rise up along the cliff wall, all with splendid views over the open sea. A real town of contrasts.
Narsarsuaq is the gateway to South Greenland. Meaning â€˜great plainâ€™ 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 â€“ 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 bordering Narsarsuaq was designated UNESCO World Heritage status in 2017 and there are numerous ancient Viking remains which have played an important part in world history.
Evening flight with Air Iceland from Keflavik to Narsarsuaq Airport.
Transfer from the airport to the pier and by boat through Eric's Fjord to Narsaq where your Arctic Adventure guide will be waiting on the harbor. After check-in, dinner will be served, followed by an information meeting.
Days 2 - 3 NarsaqAccommodation:
Breakfast at the hotel.
Day free for optional excursions:
* THE DYRNÃ†S PENINSULA | 3 HOUR
* BY BOAT TO THE INLAND ICE CAP | 4 HOURS
* HIKE TO KVANEFJELDET | 5-6 HOURS
Breakfast at the hotel.
Continue by boat to the biggest town in South Greenland; Qaqortoq. After check-in your guide will take you on a walk around town so you can get your bearings.
Day 5 QaqortoqAccommodation:
Breakfast at the hotel. Day free at leisure in Qaqortoq.
Breakfast at the hotel. Travel in style by helicopter flying in low altitude over the Arctic landscape to Narsarsuaq where an Arctic Adventure guide will be waiting.
NB! on certain days, if there is no helicopter availability, the transfer Qaqortoq-Narsarsuaq will be by boat!
Transfer to the hotel for check in, information meeting and tour of Narsarsuaq.
Optional excursions available during stay in Narsarsuaq:
* ERIK THE RED'S VIKING RUINS | 3 HOURS
* TASIUSAQ & KAYAKING | 8 HOURS
* THE VILLAGE OF IGALIKU | 8 HOURS
* QOOROQ ICE FJORD | 3 HOURS
* HIKE TO THE ICE CAP | 8 HOUR
* SHORT HIKE TO THE RIDGE | 3 HOURS
Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure in Narsarsuaq. We would recommend going on an Iceberg Safari to the Qooroq Glacier to experience the Arctic nature up close. And don't forget that this was the area where Eric the Red first settled - a visit to the remains of his farm Brattahlid is a must! Farewell dinner at the hotel
Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure before your evening Air Iceland flight back to Keflavik.
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Tour Can Also Be Taken From Copenhagen!
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