Around the Viking settlements - GRL212

Photo:  Mads Phil


town center

Photo:  Josepha Katarina Thomsen


Photo:  Mads Phil



Photo:  Josepha Katarina Thomsen
Photo:  Josepha Katarina Thomsen


Photo:  Mads Phil


church ruins

Photo:  Josepha Katarina Thomsen

The hot spring


Photo:  Josepha Katarina Thomsen


at Twin Glacier


Photo:  Josepha Katarina Thomsen
Photo:  Josepha Katarina Thomsen




Photo:  Mads Phil


football field

Tour type: Self-guided tour visiting different town and villages in South Greenland, including boat excursions and transfer.

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Adult: 243.000

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What's included: Flight between Reykjavík and Narsarsuaq, accommodation, boat transfers and excursions.

Departures: Thursdays and Saturdays - only in August. 4 and 5 days version available June - August.

Duration: 6 days

Accommodation: Hostels

Language: English

Note: Tours of 4 and 5 days are also available

  • Tour Description

    Highlights of the Tour

    • Hvalsey Church ruins
    • Visit the magnificent plateau
    • Boat excursion to Qooroq Icefjord

    6 Day tour in Greenland - Around the Viking settlements

    Your trip begins with your flight landing from Reykjavik in Narsarsuaq. From there you will take a boat transfer to Qaqortoq. You will stay for two nights here with a free day to explore the area, rest up, and prepare for this amazing adventure. After, you take another boat transfer to visit the Hvalsey church ruins and then head towards Igaliku for two days. On the first day, you will visit the magnificent plateau just North of Igaliku and walk the King road (3km) followed by a boat transfer to Brattahlíð (Qassiarsuk). You will then take another boat transfer to Narsarsuaq, and stay in a hotel for the night. On your last day, you will take a boat trip to Qooroq Icefjord in the morning and head back to Reykjavik in the evening.

    This tour is self guided. You enjoy the freedom of travelling on you own while we take care of your travel plans. You get arranged transfers and accommodations reserved just for you! Plus, you get a day-to-day itinerary, maps and a detailed road book where we'll throw in some great tips that only our certified professional guides know!

    Included in tour: Flight from Reykjavík to Narsarsuaq and back to Reykjavík, accommodation during trip, boat and car transfer as described, accommodation in hostels, boat excursion to Ice fjord, maps and walking itinerary descriptions and 2 nights in Qaqortoq incl. breakfast.

    The price depends on the flight rate available on the date concerned.

    Thanks for your interest in this tour! However, we need to verify flight availability on your selected dates. Please indicate your preferred dates below and we'll contact you with verification within 48 hours.


  • Tour Itinerary

    Day 1: Arrival Narsarsuaq. Info in the airport, and boat transfer to Qaqortoq (duration about two hours).
    Accommodation at Qaqortoq Guesthouse for two nights.

    Day 2: Qaqortoq, which means "The White", is the biggest town in South Greenland with 3500 inhabitants. Qaqortoq is the education centre for South Greenland with grammar school, school of commerce and folk high school. Furthermore, the town has several fair-sized companies such as Great Greenland with tannery and sewing facilities for creating beautiful sealskin clothes. Around the town, the visitor will meet sculptures being a part of the famous project "Stone & Man", where different sculptors have made the town a big sculpture park. Greenland's oldest fountain is situated at the town square next to the harbour. Here you can sit and watch the hunters and fishermen arriving with today's catch for the market. From Qaqortoq you can visit the famous Norse ruin Hvalsey Church Or Uunartoq hot spring (not included, cost approx. EUR 83 / DKK 600 per person).

    Day 3: Boat transfer from Qaqortoq to Itilleq. From here you walk the 4 km at the "Kings Road" (named after the Danish King Frederik 9th's visit in 1952) to Igaliku. The hike is easy, but you can also get a ride with the car, which is transporting your luggage. Igaliku is one of the most beautiful villages in Greenland! The colourful houses are situated in a green bay with luscious grassland. On the other side of the fjord towers the landmark Illerfissalik (Burfjeld) in a rough and desolate landscape.
    Accommodation at Igaliku Youth Hostel for two nights.

    Day 4: Igaliku was the Episcopal seat (named Gardar) during the Norse period, and the ruins from that time are very impressive. In 1782 Anders Olsen and his Greenlandic wife Tuperna established themselves as farmers and that was the beginning of Igalikus newer history. There is a small museum in the church, which is worth visiting. Today the village thrives from sheep farming. An optional day hike (15-20 km) goes to the Plateau, from where there is a superb view of the Qooroq Ice fjord, the stranded ice bergs on the moraine and the enormous glacier at the head of the fjord. It is the perfect place for picnic! On the way back, you can be lucky to find minerals and stones, for instance the shining "moon stone" (Labradorit).

    Day 5: Boat transfer from Itilleq to Qassiarsuk also known as Brattahlid, the place where Erik the Red settled in 982. The trip includes the entrance to the Norse reconstructions of Erik the Red's farm and Tjodhilde's Church, where a guide will show you around. Late afternoon boat transfer to Narsarsuaq.
    Accommodation in Youth hostel in Narsarsuaq for one night.

    Day 6: 9.00 - 12.00 Boat trip to the Qooroq Ice Fjord. A boat trip among icebergs of all colours, sizes and shapes. When the glacier is in view, the boat engine is stopped, so you can enjoy the absolute silence and a drink chilled with glacier ice - more than 1000 years old!
    Departure to Reykjavik (check in one hour before).


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Optional extra services - These items can be purchased later

    1. Just a tip - You can convert the currency here!