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From Vikings to Icebergs

(8 days / 7 nights)

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Experience the history and heritage of incredible Greenland

This unforgettable journey showcases the striking contrasts of Greenland, from the fertile green landscapes and Norse Viking history in the south to the ice-filled fjords and rich Greenlandic culture on the west coast. With overnight stays in three towns— Narsarsuaq, Nuuk, and Ilulissat—you will get a taste of the local way of life along with free time to enjoy optional activities such as hiking, kayaking, helicopter tours and iceberg cruises.

Greenland bookings are closed for 2022.
Dates for 2023 will open later this year.

Travel style

Partially Guided i

Interest

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

Season

Jun - Aug

Departure

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Interest

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

Itinerary

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

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  • Day 1: Welcome To Greenland

    Board a morning flight from Iceland to Narsarsuaq in Greenland. 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 in the afternoon.

    Spend the night in Qaqortog.

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  • Day 2: 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 fjord and the lake of Tasersuaq.

    During the 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 living in southern Greenland.

    Spend another night in Qaqortog.

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  • Day 3: Travel by helicopter to Narsarsuaq

    Today you'll enjoy a helicopter flight over to Narsarsuaq, flying low altitude over the magnificent Arctic landscape. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Tonight, you'll be treated to an included 2-course dinner at Hotel Narsarsuaq. 

    Stay the night in Narsarsuaq.

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  • Day 4: Explore Nuuk, the Smallest Capital in the World

    You have the morning to relax, sleep-in or to do some last-minute sightseeing. In the afternoon, you will board a flight to your next stop, the small and friendly capital city of Nuuk. After arriving and 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, it is recommended to spend some time at the National Museum, which houses a large collection of objects such as kayaks, 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 also a great place to enjoy a leisurely coffee break.

    Spend the night in Nuuk.

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  • Day 5: Icebergs Under the Midnight Sun in Ilulissat

    Start the day with a flight to the charming Arctic village of Ilulissat, beautifully situated at the mouth of the 56 kilometre-long Ilulissat Icefjord. After being transferred to your accommodation, you'll be greeted with an information meeting at your hotel and a city walk around Ilulissat. In the evening, relax at your hotel and enjoy an included dinner.

    Spend the next three nights in Ilulissat.

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  • Day 6: Choose your Own Adventures in Ilulissat

    For the next few days, the sky’s the limit! You can choose from an array of exciting optional excursions in the Ilulissat region, including helicopter rides over the ice cap, boat rides among the icebergs, tours to remote settlements or whale watching, just to name a few options. 

    Note: We strongly recommend booking optional activities well in advance with your travel consultant at Nordic Visitor. Please note that some activities are subject to a minimum number of participants along with having specific travel departure dates. Contact your travel consultant for more details.

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  • Day 7: Leisurely Morning

    Today, have a relaxing day or plan some fun optional activities in Ilulissat. For a truly incredible experience, we recommend an evening boat tour along the idyllic Icefjord, where you will sail among towering icebergs as big as office buildings under the rosy glow of the midnight sun. And for hiking enthusiasts, the Sermermiut Valley is just a few kilometres from town, offering spectacular views from several well-marked trails.

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  • Day 8: Return to Iceland

    Today it’s time to say goodbye to this majestic island, but you still have time to do some last-minute souvenir shopping. On the return flight to Iceland in the afternoon, enjoy the stunning views over the Ilulissat Icefjord and its surrounding 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.

Beyond our expectation

My husband and I have travelled to over 40 countries mostly self planned but some with booking assistance and a few tours. We found the services of Nordic Visitor beyond our expectation. The thoroughness and quality of service was the finest we have ever encountered. We received the ease of having our essential needs planned with the freedom to personally choose our activities along the way. Quality, efficiency, reliability -- words that apply to Nordic Visitor.

Good value for money

The accommodation was always good, breakfasts were excellent, I was very happy with the overall package and felt I got very good value for money.

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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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 nights in Iceland or a complete package.

Other
  • This tour originates in Iceland. Due to flight times between Iceland and Greenland, passengers may need to spend a night before departure and/or on return in Reykjavik. Our travel consultants can assist with booking accommodation in Reykjavik on request.
  • The summer climate in Greenland is generally mild and dry with average daytime temperatures of 5 -7° Celsius. But due to 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 and sunglasses. 
  • Please note that the itinerary can change without notice due to weather conditions.
  • The currency in Greenland is Danish Krona (DKK). We recommend bringing some Danish currency or a debit card (bank card) with a 4-digit PIN number for cash withdrawals at ATM machines.
  • See our Travel Guide for more information about weather conditions, what to pack, currency and other practical information about travelling in Greenland.
  • We strongly recommend buying travel insurance.

Currency rate
All bookings are charged in Icelandic Króna (ISK), the official currency of Iceland. Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate as issued by the Central bank of Iceland. Therefore, 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 two working days by one of our travel consultants, who 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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