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    Wonders of Greenland, 8 days

    * You can combine this trip with a 4 day kayaking trip

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    Enjoy our glacier camp and experience a unique glacier hike using crampons; visit the most picturesque towns and villages of South Greenland like Igaliku, Narsaq or Qassiarsuk, former Brattahlid when the vikings arrived to Greenland. You’ll explore this remote and unspoilt landscape on foot and also navigating by speed boat in a sea filled with icebergs… An active and unforgettable week in the land of the inuit
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    Expedition Highlights

    Glacier & tundra hikes. Kayak optional excursion. 3 Camp & 4 Hostel nights. Admire the Inlandis or Greenland’s Polar Ice Cap
    Greenlandic dinner. Viking & Inuit ruins. Boat transfers among icebergs. Visit of Narsaq, Igaliku and Qassiarsuk settlements
    Arctic fauna. Helicopter optional excursion. Northern lights since mid August

     

    Wonders of Greenland.  Travel Diary

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    Day 1. Qassiarsuk, former Brattahlid

    Flight from Reykjavík (Iceland’s domestic  airport) or from Copenhagen to Narsarsuaq in southern Greenland. Reception at the airport and zodiac boat transfer to Qassiarsuk (former Brattahlid, capital of Viking Greenland). Walk through the village of about 50 inhabitants and guided tour of the Viking ruins of Brattahlid, learning the history of the arrival of Eric the Red from Iceland at this small settlement in 985. Of particular interest are the reconstructions of a Viking house (spacious but cold) and an inuit dwelling (small but warmer), transporting us back in time to the harsh conditions in which these people lived and it definitely shows us how the Inuit knew how to adapt better to the progressive cooling of the climate. Overnight stay at the Leif Eriksson Hostel.

    Greenland adventure tours, Qassiarsuk

    Day 2. Narsaq city and Qaleraliq glacier camp

    We will set off for Qaleraliq camp, our base near the polar ice-sheet, navigating along the Tunulliarfik fjord among icebergs. Halfway we’ll make a stop in Narsaq to visit the third most populated town in South Greenland. Free time to visit the museum or the local fish market before boarding the boat again to navigate towards the Inlandis. We will arrive to our camp set on a sandy beach, which contrasts with a spectacular view of three glacier tongues. We will spend the night at the camp, allowing our senses to enjoy the thunderclap roar of the icefall from seracs. Accommodation in 4 bedded basic but comfortable rooms of Domo “loft”.greenland adventure tours, camp

    Day 3. Sighting the Inlandis

    In the morning we will have many opportunities to see caribou, which are plentiful in the area. After breakfast,  hiking to the Tasersuatsiaq lake and climb up a mountain 400 metres high, from which we will have the view of the immense Polar Ice Cap and the “nunataks”, floating landmarks on the ice sheet. In the afternoon we will have time for fishing or pick mushrooms and blueberries (from mid august). Accommodation in 4 bedded basic but comfortable rooms of Domo “loft”.

    Greenland adventure tours Inlandis sighting

    Day 4. Glacier fronts navigation and hike with crampons

    We will navigate along the vertical glacier fronts on a zodiac boat. These glacier fronts extended in only one, but the dramatic progress of climate change divided it in three glacier fronts. From there we will start the Inlandis tongue hiking. An impressive trek using crampons where we will explore its crevasses, drains, caves, and seracs which give an labyrinthine quality to this glacier. An expert mountain guide will be in charge of the excusion to ensure the safety of the group, while he shares with us his knowledge about the characteristics of the glaciers in the South of Greenland. Accommodation in 4 bedded basic but comfortable rooms of Domo “loft”.

    Greenland adventure tours, ice hiking

    Day 5. Viking Igaliku and Icefjord navigation

    Return navigation from Qaleraliq to Qassiarsuk, reaching Itilleq first. Easy hike to cross the Path of the Kings to the idyllic Igaliku, a small inuit settlement where one finds the ruins of Gardar, the archdiocese of Viking Greenland. In the afternoon, on our way to Qassiarsuk, we will visit the Qooroq Fjord, one of the most active glaciers in southern Greenland, navigating to the area where iceberg density will make it impossible to carry on… one of Greenland’s unforgettables. Overnight stay at the Leif Eriksson Hostel.

    greenland adventure tours Qooroq glacier navigation

    Day 6. Kayaking among icebergs

    Hiking to Tasiusaq farms, next to Sermilik fjord which is almost always blocked by the icebergs coming from Eqaloruutsit glacier. This is not the only sheep farm of the area and we can continue our walk to reach the idyllic Nunataaq. Then, after the picnic, it’s time for action: optional kayak excursion in the “Iceberg Bay”, a 2 hour kayaking trip for beginners among icebergs in one of the safest and nicest spots in southern Greenland (85€ , minimum 2 participants). Accommodation at the Tasiusaq hostel or hike back to Qassiarsuk and accommodation at the Leif Eriksson Hostel.

    Greenland adventure tours, kayaking among icebergs

    Day 7. Hiking until the Kiattut glacier

    In the morning we will cross the fjord towards Narsarsuaq area. Then, after a short transfer by car, we will walk through Flower Valley until we can see Kiattut glacier and the landscape around it, with superb panoramic view of the Polar Ice Cap and its nunataks (floating landmarks on the ice sheet). Flower Valley is one of the most renowned excursion in all Greenland. Farewell dinner will be greenlandic dinner with traditional Inuit products: fish, whale, seal, caribou, etc. Overnight stay at the Leif Eriksson Hostel.

    Greenland adventure tours kiattut

    Day 8. Helicopter optional excursion before flight back home

    Boat transfer to Narsarsuaq, where we have time to walk around in the area or visit the Bluie West One museum. It’s about a former US militay base frozen in time since the world war.

    Flight Narsarsuaq-Reykjavík (Iceland’s Domestic airport) or Copenhaguen.

    Greenland adventure tours, helicopter

     

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    Group travel: 4 to people groups

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    Summer Dates 2019

    A trip of 8 days and 7 nights in Greenland

    June

    Departures from Reykjavík

    From 25th of June to 02nd of July

    Special discount for June’s departures: -100€!

    July

    Departures from Copenhagen and Reykjavík

    From 02nd to 09th of July

    From 09th to 16th of July

    From 16th to 23rd of July

    From 23rd to 30th of July

    From 30th of July to 06th of August

     August

    Departures from Copenhagen and Reykjavík

    From 06th to 13th of August

    Special Northern Lights

    From 13th to 20th of August.

    From 20th to 27nd of August. 

    From 27th to 03rd of September.

    September

    Departures from Reykjavík

    Special Northern Lights

    From 03rd to 10th of September. 

    From 10th to 17th of September

    From 14th to 21st of September. 

    From 17th to 24th of September. 

    From 21st to 28th of September. 

     

     

     

    Price

    2,195 € per traveler
      • From Iceland 

     

    2,495 € per traveler
      • From Copenhagen

    Included

    • Flight Reykjavík/Copenhagen – Narsarsuaq. Return.
    • Guide (English speaking)
    • Transfers in Greenland, as specified on this program
    • Meals on a full board basis
    • Accommodation in Greenland, as specified on this program
    • Camping and RIB boat travel equipment
    • Brattahlid reconstructions
    • Greenlandic farewell dinner

    Not included

    • Airport taxes and Fees (approx. 165-200 € from Reykjavík and 200 € from Copenhagen)
    • Travel insurance
    • Lunch on flight days
    • Accommodation, transfers and food in Reykjavík or Copenhagen
    • Optional excursions
    • Unexpected expenses as a result of weather conditions (including difficulties or cancellations due to ice or weather conditions) or flight or boat delays
    • Any other aspect not listed in “What is included”

    Physical level required

    Easy: the hikes are quite easy, approximately 3 or 4 hours walking, and suitable for most abilities. The excursion on ice with crampons will be guided by a mountain guide, and is also suitable for anyone physically active and with an adventurous attitude. For the kayak optional excursion, previous experience in kayaking is not required.

    Trip Details

    If you want to know more details of the trip (passenger information, payment method, recommendations, equipment, etc.) please ask for the Trip Details.

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