Optional Excursions with tour



Optional Excursions with tour

31.01.2012
Hildur Fjóla Svansdóttir

Optional excursions from Narsarsuaq:

Northern lights in Greenland

Eric the Red's Viking Ruins

We cross Eric's Fiord by boat and go ashore at the sheep breeding settlement Qassiarsuk, situated on the very spot where Eric the Red in year 985 settled and named his farm "Brattahlið". We visit the ruins of Eric's Farm and Thorhildur's church, the first christian church on the american continent.
Duration: 3 hours
Price: € 74 per person

Qooroq Ice Fiord

The Greenland Ice Cap is producing 250 mill. tons of ice every year when icebergs are breaking off the glaciers. Close to Narsarsuaq the Qooroq Glacier is filling up the fiord with beautiful white and blue icebergs. We cruise in between the icebergs and go as close to the calving glacier as possible. Here we turn off the engine to enjoy the silence only disturbed by the creaking ice.
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
Price:  € 89 per person including refreshment

Short Hike to the Ridge

We drive by bus to the beginning of the ridge. Here we find a great varity of flowers and plants. From the top we have an amazing view over the Flower Valley, the river, the fiord and the Narsarsuaq Glacier.
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
Price: € 37 per person

 

Optional excursions from Qaqortoq:Children in Greenland

Hike around Storesøen

Hike around the big lake "storesøen" located right outside the town. Enjoy the beautiful Greenlandic nature on this 12 km hike. Coffee and tea will be served in route, while enjoying the view of the nature and the backside of the town.

Duration: 4-5 hours (approx.)
Price: 70 € pr person including lunch.


Hvalsey Church Ruin

Beautiful sailing into the Hvalsey Fiord around the Arpatsivik island to Hvalsey, where we visit the old norse ruins inclusive the church ruin which is the best preserved from the Norse period. A wedding in the church in 1309 is the last written confirmation that we have from the Norse settlement in Greenland.
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
Price: 77 € per person including refreshment.

Hot springs of Uunartoq

Visit to the hot springs in Uunartoq includes an amazing boat trip in the arctic nature, before arriving to the hot springs. 1-1,5 hours stop gives you time to enjoy the hot pools and the contrast of icebergs floating by.
Duration: 4-5 hours (approx.)
Price: 166 € per person
Town in Greenland

Boat excursion to Inland Ice Cap

By boat to the inland ice cap. If the weather permits we go ashore very close to glaciers. From here we get the chance to see the Ice cap from below, and fell the massive power of nature.
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
Price: 166 € per person

Coffee mik

Come join a local family for a cup of coffee. The Greenlanders are famous for opening up their houses, inviting everyone over for a cup of coffee and a piece of cake. The latest gossip is shared and it will also be possible to see the national suit and learn about a life so very isolated from the rest of the world.
Duration: 1,5 hour (approx.)
Price: 19 € per person

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