4 day hotel Breaks
A four day intense trip through the fjords of South Greenland: exploring some of the largest glacier fronts in the area with our adventurous zodiac boats, helicopter flight with impresive views of the Inlandis or Greenlandic Polar Ice Cap and unique crampon excursion into the ice. Hotel overnight stays, except a magical night in our wilderness Camp surrounded by glaciers.
As trip highlights:
- Speed boat transfers among icebergs
- An overnight stay at the Qaleraliq glacier camp
- Glacier excursion with crampons
- Boat excursion to the glacier fronts of Qaleraliq
- Admire the Inlandis or Greenland’s Polar Ice Cap
- Narsaq town
- Northern lights since mid August
Day 1. Speed boat trip to Narsaq city
Flight from Iceland (Keflavik international airport) or from Copenhagen to Narsarsuaq in South Greenland. Reception at the airport and meeting information. Transfer to the harbor and one hour speed boat trip through the Eriksfjord -where we will meet our first icebergs- to Narsaq, the third most populated city in South Greenland. Your guide will accompany you visiting the local fish market, the fur shop or the Greenlandic museum. Time off to stroll around in the city and enjoy the beauty of its colourful buildings or the harbor.
Overnight stay at the Hotel Narsaq. Twin / Double room with private facilities.
Day 2. Towards the Qaleraliq Glacier Camp
In the morning we will set off for the Qaleraliq Glacier Camp, navigating with our zodiac boat among icebergs towards the ice cap. We will arrive to a magical and isolated camp set on a sandy beach, which contrasts with a spectacular view of the Qaleraliq glacier tongues.
After enjoying some rest in this magical environment we will navigate along the glacier fronts, admiring the beauty of their vertical ice walls and numerous icebergs as we approach them along their more than 10 kilometres descent to the sea. From there we will start the ice excursion. An impressive hike using crampons (organised to be suitable for all travellers) on one of the oldest masses of ice in the planet. We will explore its crevasses, drains, caves, seracs, and other ice formations, which give an incredible, labyrinthine quality to this glacier. An expert mountain guide, specialist in Glacier Science, will be in charge to ensure the safety of the group during the trip. Picnic lunch in the ice or at the camp. Dinner at the camp, allowing our senses to enjoy the unbelievable views and the thunderclap roar of the icefall from seracs.
Accommodation in 4 bedded basic but comfortable rooms of Domo “loft”.
Day 3.Trip back to Narsarsuaq
After enjoying breakfast in this wild, magical place and take a short time to explore the surroundings of the camp, we will head back to Narsaq. Enormous icebergs falling off from the Eqaloruutsit Glacier will surprise us.
You will enjoy the fascinating composition of the Fjords . Reception at the airport and transfer to the Hotel for check-in.
Excursion: at late afternoon, Hike to the Glacier View Point, around one hour from the hotel. Great views of the Tunulliarfik fjord icebergs and the Kiattuut Glacier.
Overnight stay at the Hotel Narsarsuaq. Twin / Double room with private facilities.
Day 4. The Flower Valley hike
We reserve of our last day in Greenland for the most famous hike in the area, the Flower Valley. A spectacular hike with sights of the Kiattut river and glacier. You will enjoy the spectacular view of this valley formed due to the retreat and the consequent glacial sedimentation with plenty of flowers. Hike back to Narsarsuaq, where we can visit the Bluie West One Museum (former US military base frozen in time since the Second World War).
Flight Narsarsuaq-Keflavik (Iceland’s international airport) or Copenhagen.
Please Ask for Departures from Keflavik
Single room supplement: 211€
|From (date)||To (date)||Departure||Price in Euros||Availability|
|Jun 25, 2016||Jun 28, 2016||From Iceland||€1995||Available|
|Jul 02, 2016||Jul 05, 2016||From Iceland||€1995||Available|
|Jul 09, 2016||Jul 12, 2016||From Iceland||€1995||Available|
|Jul 16, 2016||Jul 19, 2016||From Iceland||€1995||Available|
|Jul 23, 2016||Jul 26, 2016||From Iceland||€1995||Available|
|Jul 30, 2016||Aug 02, 2016||From Iceland||€1995||Available|
|Aug 06, 2016||Aug 09, 2016||From Iceland||€1995||Available|
|Aug 13, 2016||Aug 16, 2016||From Iceland||€1995||Available|
|Aug 20, 2016||Aug 23, 2016||From Iceland||€1995||Available|
|Aug 27, 2016||Aug 30, 2016||From Iceland||€1995||Available|
|Sep 03, 2016||Sep 06, 2016||From Iceland||€1995||Available|
|Sep 10, 2016||Sep 13, 2016||From Iceland||€1995||Available|
|Sep 17, 2016||Sep 20, 2016||From Iceland||€1995||Available|
The journey is designed so that it is suitable for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities and goes hiking or trekking on a regular basis. No special physical condition is needed to participate.
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Environmental sustainability. We believe in a responsible tourism with unspoilt nature of Greenland, so all our trips are planned to have the least possible impact on the environment.
Safety. All our guides are expert about Greenland and know when either it is or it is not convinient to carry out an activity. Our safety records are unmatchable.
Local population. Our Inuit Climate Change Patrol ensures the maintanance of Inuit traditions by involving local people in utilization of a sustainable tourism.
To collaborate in the deepest knowledge of the most unfamiliar places on the planet and do so without affecting ecosystems. This is the philosophy that marks the Inuit Windsled Project, the only totally ecological vehicle designed for research in Polar lands.
Based on the ancient knowledge of the Inuit peoples, the Windsled developers have managed to create a means of transportation that combines tradition with modern means through kites that harness aeolian energy.
Inuit Climate Change Patrol;
In Thule today sled dogs are still used and the inhabitants go in search of their livelihood in cloth-lined kayaks, but we are witnessing the last generation of true Inuit hunters. Most of these people are between 45 and 60 years old and the next generation aren’t continuing in these traditions… Are we witnessing the last dynasty of the Kings of Thule?
This fear is the germ of the Inuit Climate Change Patrol, current project led by Ramon Larramendi (founder of Greenland.net)