Fly from Keflavik to Narsarsuaq. Situated amidst the great fertile plains from where Greenland got its name, the town of 140 residents was an American air base up to 1941.

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Fly from Keflavik to Narsarsuaq. Situated amidst the great fertile plains from where Greenland got its name, the town of 140 residents was an American air base up to 1941.

Today it is the gateway to South Greenland from where you can take a boat trip to get closer to the ice cap at Qooroq, visit the sheep farming village where Erik the Red had once settled and the interesting Narsarsuaq Museum.

You will also visit the eastern settlement of Qaqortoq where you can experience the art, culture and lives of people; relax in the Uunartoq hot springs and take a boat trip to the best preserved Norse ruins at Hvalsey.

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Trip summary

  • Departure Reykjavik
  • End Qaqortoq
  • Countries
    • Iceland
    • Greenland
  • City
    • Narsarsuaq
    • Qaqortoq
  • Theme Adventure and trekking
  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Narsarsuaq & Qooroq ice fjord
    Day 1 Transfer by airplane

    Take a 2 and a half hour flight from Keflavik to Narsarsuaq, the gateway to South Greenland.

    You can visit the interesting museum to learn more about life through the ages.

    In the evening you have a boat tour to the Qooroq ice fjord to enjoy the midnight sun and fantastic views of the glacier. You will also enjoy a cocktail made with glacial ice.

    Overnight at Hotel Narsarsuaq.

    Visited places:
    • Reykjavik
    • Narsarsuaq
  • 2
    Qassiarsuk & Qaqortoq
    Day 2

    In the morning transfer by boat to the ancient Viking settlement of Qassiarsuk. Settled by Eric the Red over 1000 years ago, farmers still cultivate the same lands today. You will also visit the Brattahlid open-air museum.

    Later transfer by boat from Qassiarsuk to Qaqortoq where your local guide will take you on a walking tour of the town and to the Great Greenland tannery.

    Overnight at Hotel Qaqortoq.

    Optional add-ons:

    • Kaffemik and drum dance show
    • Qassiarsuk hiking tour
    Visited places:
    • Narsarsuaq
    • Qaqortoq
  • 3
    Uunartoq hot springs
    Day 3

    Take a boat tour to the island of Uunartoq where you can relax in the famous hot springs and enjoy spectacular views of the sea and icebergs floating by.

    Optional add-ons:

    • Whale watching tour
    Visited places:
    • Qaqortoq
  • 4
    Hvalsey church ruins & departure
    Day 4 Transfer by airplane

    In the morning take a boat tour to the Hvalsey Fjord to visit the best-preserved Norse ruins in Greenland and get an insight into Viking history.

    Once back in Qaqortoq, you will have a boat transfer back to Narsarsuaq from where you can catch your flight back to Iceland.

    Visited places:
    • Qaqortoq
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Return flight from Keflavik to Narsarsuaq
    • Return boat transfer Narsarsuaq to Qassiarsuk
    • Return boat transfer Narsarsuaq to Qaqortoq
    • 3 night accommodation in a 3-star hotel (double or twin room with private bath and breakfast)
    • Qaqortoq walking tour with tannery visit
    • 2-hour Midnight sun boat tour to Qooroq including a drink
    • 2-hour Boat tour to Hvalsey
    • 4.5 hour Uunartoq Hot springs tour
    Price does not include
    • tips
    • extras
    • optional excursions
    • everything not included in the "price includes" section