4 Days in the land of Erik the Red
Norse history and breathaking nature , this tour takes you to the south of Greenland, where you can see why it´s called Greenland! You will explore the historic sites of Igaliku and Qassiarsuk and take a boat ride into the Qooroq ice fjord which you are not likely to forget, as 200,000 tons of ice calves from the glacier front every day!
- Narsarsuaq – the gateway to South Greenland
- Sailing through Erik’s fjord
- Igaliku village
- Boat tour in Qooroq ice fjord
- Icebergs and glaciers
- Guaranteed accommodation and flights – instant confirmation on published departure dates
Day 1 – Saturday: Reykjavik – Narsarsuaq
Check in at Reykjavik domestic airport (Reykjavik city) for the international flight to South Greenland. Transfer to your accommodation at Hotel Narsarsuaq where you stay all 3 nights.
In the afternoon guided boat trip from to the Qooroq Ice Fjord, sailing towards the glacier amongst the icebergs. As the boat nears the glacier, the boat engine is stopped, so you can enjoy the view in silence before it is time to return to Narsarsuaq.
Day 2 – Sunday: Qassiarsuk /Brattahlid
Daytrip to Qassiarsuk: By boat there is a short sail across the fjord to Qassiarsuk (Brattahlid) where you have time to explore the surroundings, visit the Brattahlid open air museum (recunstructed farm of Erik the Red) and Thjodhild’s church.
Return to Narsarsuaq in the afternoon.
Day 3 – Monday: Igaliku /Gardar
Daytrip to Igaliku: By boat to Itilleq harbour from where there is a 4-km hike to the village along the King’s Road, named after Danish kings‘s visit in 1952. Igaliku is a small historic settlement (Gardar) and one of the most beautiful villages in Greenland. The view from the top of the road is of colourful houses, green hills and milky-blue fjord and Mt Illerfissalik accross the fjord. During the Norse period Igaliku was the episcopal seat and we may still see impressive ruins from that time. Sheep farming is thriving in the village. There is a school, a church and a shop. After time to explore the village and the surroundings we return the same way to Itilleq and by boat back to Narsarsuaq.
Day 4 – Tuesday: Narsarsuaq – Reykjavik
Morning free for a short hike in the area or relax before it is time to check out of the hotel and get ready for transfer to the airport and check in for your flight to Iceland.
12:20 – the flight for Iceland departs from Narsarsuaq, arriving at RKV airport 16:45.
Date and prices
Package price per person from EUR 1.700
Single room supplement. EUR 335
- Flights Reykjavík-Narsarsuaq-Reykjavík, incl. airport taxes
- 3 nights Hotel accommodation in double/twin room with private facilities, including breakfast and airport/hotel transfers upon arrival/departure
- Return boat transfers Narsarsuaq-Qassiarsuk & Narsarsuaq-Itilleq as per itinerary
- Guided boat tour to Qooroq icefiord
Good to know
Flight duration 3 hrs 15 min between Greenland and Iceland.
From June to August, flights depart Reykjavik at 14:50 and arrive in Narsarsuaq at 15:10 local time.
In September, flights depart from Reykjavik at 11:15 and arrive in Narsarsuaq at 11:35 local time
Flights depart Narsarsuaq at 12:20, from June to September, and arrive in Reykjavik at 16:45.
Please note: Schedules may change in case of unfavorable weather conditions
Bring warm clothes and good hiking shoes.