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From Vikings to Icebergs

(9 days / 8 nights)

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Experience Greenlandic History and Heritage

This unforgettable journey showcases the striking contrasts of Greenland. Picture yourself walking in the fertile green landscapes of the south then exploring the ice-filled fjords of the west coast. The breathtaking scenery of Narsarsuaq, Nuuk, and Ilulissat awaits you. Learn about Greenlandic culture and Norse Viking history while getting a taste of the local way of life. Then, in your free time, you could enjoy optional activities such as guided hikes, kayaking excursions, helicopter tours and iceberg cruises.

9 days / 8 nights

Price p.p. from

The amount will be charged in ISK

Approx 910200 ISK

— Why book this tour

  • Free airport transfer on arrival
  • Seamless travel experience
  • Range of optional activities
  • Great customer reviews
  • 24/7 helpline throughout tour

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Greendland’s colourful capital, Nuuk
  • Admire the glaciers, fjords, tundra and coastline of Greenland
  • Enjoy guided walks in Ilulissat, Nuuk and Qaqortoq
  • Wander through Qaqortoq, often described as the most beautiful town in Greenland
  • Bask in the glow of the midnight sun in the Arctic Circle
  • Learn about the Inuit and Greenlandic way of life
  • Take in the Arctic landscape from a helicopter ride
  • Pick from a wide selection of thrilling optional activities, like whale watching cruises, helicopter tours and more
  • Seamless travel experience with pre-booked itinerary and guided excursions

Travel style

Partially Guided i

Interest

Best Seller i, Hiking i, Icebergs i, Inuit culture i, Midnight sun i

Season

Jun - Sep

Departure

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Interest

Best Seller i, Hiking i, Icebergs i, Inuit culture i, Midnight sun i

Attractions

Just a few of the majestic sights you’ll take in during your trip.

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your arctic adventure.

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  • Day 1: Welcome To Greenland

    Board your flight from Iceland to the Arctic village of Ilulissat in Greenland. Ilulissat is located at the mouth of the 56-kilometre (34-mile) long Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On a sunny day, you’ll have expansive views over the Greenland ice cap from the plane.

    On arrival in Greenland, you will be transferred to your accommodation. Then you will join a guided city walk to learn more about Ilulissat. In the evening, enjoy a 2-course welcome dinner. You will spend the next 3 nights in Ilulissat.

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  • Day 2: ADVENTURES IN ILULISSAT, THE ICEBERG TOWN

    For the next 2 days you can choose your own adventure! You can pick from a wide range of exciting optional excursions, including a helicopter ride over nearby icebergs, a motorboat tour to the Eqi glacier, cultural demonstrations and village walks. Or why not go on a whale watching safari or excursion to the small, remote settlements in the area? Fill your days full of unique activities to make the most of your time in Greenland. 

    Note: We recommend booking the optional activities in advance. Contact your travel consultant at Nordic Visitor for advice. You might be able to book some activities directly from your hotel in Ilulissat during your stay.

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  • Day 3: MORE FREE TIME IN ILULISSAT

    You can explore more of Ilulissat today. Take your opportunity to buy a local souvenir. A popular gift is a “tupilak”, an Inuit version of a talisman or voodoo doll. Traditional tupilaks were sculpted into tiny creatures inspired by Inuit mythology.

    You can also go hiking to the viewing point of the Ilulissat icefjord. Here you’ll get a breathtaking look at the huge icebergs coming from the bottom of the fjord. There are more hiking options if you are interested in exploring the surroundings further.

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  • Day 4: EXPLORE NUUK, THE SMALLEST CAPITAL IN THE WORLD

    Today, you will board a flight to your next Greenlandic stop, the small and friendly capital city of Nuuk. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a city tour on route to your hotel. After settling in at your hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to spend at your leisure.

    For a good overview of Greenlandic history and culture, you could spend some time at the National Museum. It houses a large collection of objects such as kayaks, the similar “umiaks” and ceremonial costumes. The Nuuk Art Museum also contains many traditional artworks. For a taste of more modern culture and art, head to the Katuaq Cultural Centre, which is a great spot for a leisurely coffee break.

    Spend the night in Nuuk.

     

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  • Day 5: WELCOME TO SOUTH GREENLAND

    Board another flight, this time from Nuuk to Narsarsuaq. After landing in Narsarsuaq, you'll be taken from the airport to the local pier to join a boat transfer sailing through Tunulliarfik over to the town of Qaqortog. Upon arrival you'll take a transfer from the pier to your hotel, where you'll be greeted with an information meeting.

    Spend the night in Qaqortog.

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  • Day 6: EXPLORING QAQORTOQ

    Today, enjoy exploring Qaqortoq by yourself and with a guided city walk. Qaqortoq is often described as the most beautiful town in Greenland and that's thanks to its stunning surroundings, as the town is nestled between the Tasermiut fjord and the lake of Tasersuaq.

    During your guided tour, you'll get to admire stone sculptures and carvings dotted around the town. You'll also get an insight into the history of Qaqortoq, giving you a greater understanding of the living conditions in southern Greenland.

    Spend another night in Qaqortog.

    Attractions
  • Day 7: RELAXING IN QAQORTOQ

    You have a free day to explore more of Qaqortoq or join thrilling excursions depending on your interests. You could take a boat tour to Eriksfjord, also known as Tunulliarfik. The fjord is named after Erik the Red, a Norse explorer whose farm you can even visit here. Erik controlled the Nordic settlements in Greenland and his son, Leif, went on to be the first European explorer in North America. You could also head further afield on a boat tour to see Qooroq icefjord. If you enjoy hiking, guided walks on the ice cap are also available.

    Spend another night in Qaqortog.

  • Day 8: TRAVEL BY HELICOPTER TO NARSARSUAQ

    Today you'll enjoy a helicopter flight over to Narsarsuaq. You’ll fly at low altitude over the magnificent Arctic landscape so don’t forget your camera. The rest of the day is at your leisure. 

    Stay the night in Narsarsuaq.

    Attractions
  • Day 9: RETURN TO ICELAND

    Today it’s time to say goodbye to this majestic island. On the return flight to Iceland, enjoy the stunning views over the beautiful landscapes. As we say in Greenland, “angalalluarina” (have a good trip)!

Map

Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.

Reviews

We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

Professionalism

We loved the sailing among the icebergs tour in Ilulissat. We felt the airline bookings and hotel bookings were all as explained to us. Also they would have been difficult for us to coordinate from the States. It was such a relief to have every part of our trip proceed as planned with Nordic Visitor. There were no glitches at all, and we appreciate the professionalism. I asked Helga many questions beforehand, and she was always very pleasant and responsive. We would definitely recommend Nordic Visitor and Helga.

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

Comfort Plus

Standard rooms in good quality and comfortable three-star hotels in combination with well-appointed guesthouses or country hotels.

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Price per person from

The amount will be charged in ISK

Approx 910200 ISK

Monthly price comparison

Our best price per person when booking for two.

2023

Tour Information

Please note: Quoted price may vary based on third party services.

Deposit payment & Cancellation Charges
This tour package requires a non-refundable deposit payment of 50% of the total price at the time of booking. View more information on deposit payments and cancellation charges here.

Customisations
We highly recommend arranging nights in Iceland before and after your tour to Greenland. We are happy to assist you with booking extra nights in Iceland or to plan a complete Iceland and Greenland package for you.

Departure and return to Iceland
This tour originates and ends in Iceland. Due to flight times between Iceland and Greenland, passengers may need to spend a night before departure and/or on return in Reykjavík. Your travel consultant can assist with booking accommodation in Iceland on request.

Summer travel & weather in Greenland
The summer climate in Greenland is generally mild and dry with average daytime temperatures of 5–7° C (41–45° F). Due to the Arctic conditions and possible sudden weather changes, we suggest bringing warm, weatherproof outerwear, thermal layers, and good walking boots (and/or rubber boots).

You may also want to bring mosquito repellent, sunglasses and a sleeping mask due to long daylight hours.

Please note that the itinerary can change without notice due to weather conditions. In the rare event that an activity is cancelled, you will be refunded for that activity.

Currency in Greenland
The currency in Greenland is the Danish Krona (DKK). As Greenland is quite remote, we recommend bringing some Danish currency as well as debit and credit cards with a 4-digit PIN number for cash withdrawals at ATM machines.

Local tips
Before your arrival in Iceland and Greenland you’ll receive Nordic Visitor’s Greenland Travel Guide. In this, you can read more information about weather conditions, what to pack, currency and other practical information about travelling in Iceland and Greenland.

We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance before you depart on your travels.

Currency rate
All bookings are billed in Icelandic Króna (ISK), the official currency of Iceland, where this tour departs from. Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate as issued by the Central bank of Iceland. That means that conversions from ISK to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.

After booking with Nordic Visitor
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within 2 working days by one of our travel consultants. They will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday.

Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday

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