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At a glance…

Take in South Greenland's unique heritage and spectacular natural world on a range of curated activities

» 10 day independent tour

» Accommodation: Superior A higher standard of accommodation with a better range and quality of facilities, often in a good location (typically 4 stars)

» Price from: £3,995 pp incl. flights

Take in the very best of South Greenland on this comprehensive tour. You'll immerse yourself among the spectacular Arctic scenery with a boat trip and helicopter ride, linking the colourful towns of Qaqortoq and Narsarsuaq. From here, your Arctic guide will bring you out on optional excursions to discover lost Viking ruins, thermal hot springs and great glaciers that creak off mighty icebergs. You can even kayak and hike right among them. You'll also find out why the region is referred to as the 'Garden of Greenland' with a pair of gourmet dinners and the chance to walk through the spectacular 'Flower Valley'. Lastly, bookend your flights with stays right in Copenhagen's historic centre.

Day by day itinerary

  • Day 1 » UK/Copenhagen

    Relax with your airport lounge access before you fly out to Copenhagen to spend a night in the ultra-cool chic of a converted Napoleon-era warehouse. It's the best place to stay to immerse yourself in the waterfront buzz of the Danish capital. Here, spectacularly colourful houses remember its mercantile past, while the imposing Kronborg Castle and the glass chandeliers of the opulent Christiansborg Palace evidence the city's historic wealth.

    Stay: 71 Nyhavn, Copenhagen

  • Day 2 » Qaqortoq

    Flying into Greenland, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to Erik's Fjord. Cruising its waters, it's the perfect introduction to this sublime country with the greenery of its rolling banks framed by snow-capped mountains. On arrival in Qaqortoq you'll be met by your Arctic Adventure guide who'll give you a guided tour of the town. You'll wander along hilly streets lined with colourful houses to reach views over its pretty, waterside setting. Watch as dramatic icebergs float past and whales frolic in deeper sections. It's a view best taken in from your cosy accommodation where you'll enjoy a welcome dinner cooked from fresh, Greenlandic produce.

    Stay: Hotel Qaqortoq (Standard)


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Days 3-6 » Qaqortoq

    While Qaqortoq's historic, colonial buildings and its thriving cultural scene impress with no fewer than 40 sculptures, you'll want to get out and explore. Your Arctic guide will put on a selection of optional excursions, ranging from archaeological sites to pretty walks. Perhaps learn about life in this isolated community with a visit to a local family, take a boat trip out through the Arctic waters to enjoy a soak in a natural hot spring or simply enjoy a guided walk around the dramatic Storesøen Lake. There's also the opportunity to board a boat trip out to the great inland ice cap and disembark right next to the mighty glaciers. Lastly, you can learn about Greenland's human side with a visit to the Hvalsey Church ruins, the region's best-preserved example of Old Norse settlements.

    Stay: Hotel Qaqortoq (Standard)


    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 7 » Narsarsuaq

    After breakfast, you'll enjoy a true highlight of your trip – a short helicopter flight north to Narsarsuaq. Flying at low altitude you'll watch as the Arctic landscape unfolds, fjords shooting off in all directions. On arrival, you'll be met by your local guide who'll give your a tour of a former US airbase, backdropped by rising stone peaks and fronted by yet more ice floes. You'll then have some time for an optional excursion, detailed below, before checking into your comfortable accommodation. Perhaps end the day at the bar where you can enjoy a local craft brew with the welcoming locals.

    Stay: Hotel Narsarsuaq (Superior)


    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 8 » Narsarsuaq

    Today, you'll have some time to explore with a host of optional activities available. For a real Arctic adventure, hike out past the colourful sub-Arctic flora of the affectionately termed 'Flower Valley' to reach the mighty ice cap and its melting glaciers. Or, for something more genteel, cruise out among the fjord's icebergs to arrive at Qoroq and its homonymous fjord. You'll be able to get right up to this great glacier, watching as icebergs calve off into the icy waters below with an almighty crash. You might also want to visit the region's viking ruins with boat rides bringing you to village cathedral ruins and the farm of Erik the Red – Greenland's 10th-century settler. And, along with the first Christian church built on the American continent, you can even take to the waters themselves with a dramatic kayak trip among the floating icebergs.

    End your time in Greenland with a farewell dinner at the hotel's restaurant. Here, gourmet Greenlandic cuisine – including superb seafood – is served up to spectacular fjord views.

    Stay: Hotel Narsarsuaq (Standard)


    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 9 » Copenhagen

    After breakfast and a morning at leisure, you'll fly back to Copenhagen to spend the night at 71 Nyhavn. Perhaps end by sampling the city's famous Scandi chic with design museums, hip bars, craft studios and candlelit cafés all competing for your attention. However, it's perhaps Copenhagen's restaurant scene that impresses most; the city hosts 18 Michelin stars.

    Stay: 71 Nyhavn, Copenhagen

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 10 » Departure

    After a morning at leisure, make your way to the airport for your flight home.

    Meals: Breakfast

To book call us on:

020 7664 2239

Make an enquiry

At a glance…

Take in South Greenland's unique heritage and spectacular natural world on a range of curated activities

» 10 day independent tour

» Accommodation: Superior A higher standard of accommodation with a better range and quality of facilities, often in a good location (typically 4 stars)

» Price from: £3,995 pp incl. flights

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