Qaleraliq Glacier Camp in South Greenland

South Greenland Adventure

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Guided tour

South Greenland Adventure

8 days full of adventure in South Greenland

from €2,595

We invite you to explore amazing South Greenland. Come with us on an active adventure and discover the wonders of South Greenland. We will sail through fjords covered in blue-tinged icebergs, witness glaciers crawling into deep fjords and feel the mighty Greenlandic ice sheet omnipresent.

The landscape here surprises with intense greens and colourful settlements, dotted along the shoreline of the fjords. We will find camp right next to an impressive glacier and take a guided walk on one of the ancient outlet glaciers of the ice cap, discovering the geology of a glacier such as its crevasses and drains.

During the trip you will also enjoy spectacular hikes through tundra and glacier valleys, see herds of caribou wondering, fish for Arctic salmon or cod and opt to go kayaking in the Bay of Icebergs.

Rough summary

Day 1:

Keflavik or Copenhagen - Narsarsuaq

Day 2:

Narsaq - Qaleraliq Glacier Camp

Day 3:

Views to the ice cap

Day 4:

Glacier walk

Day 5:

Igaliku and Qooroq Ice Fjord

Day 6:

Tasiusaq or the Bay of Icebergs

Day 7:

Flower Valley and Kiattut Glacier

Day 8:

Back to Keflavik or Copenhagen

Prices and dates

Price per person from:

2,595 Euro from Keflavik
2,695 Euro from Copenhagen


June 2023 (from Keflavik and Copenhagen)

From 27 June to 04 of July (fully booked)

July 2023 (from Keflavik and Copenhagen)

From 04 to 11 of July (fully booked)
From 11 to 18 of July (only Keflavik)
From 18 to 25 of July (fully booked)
From 25 of July to 01 of August (fully booked)

August 2023 (from Keflavik and Copenhagen)

From 01 to 08 of August
From 08 to 15 of August
From 15 to 22 of August (fully booked)
From 22 to 29 of August (fully booked)

September 2023 (from Keflavik only)

From 29 of August to 05 of September
From 02 to 09 of September (Northern Lights) (fully booked)
From 05 to 12 of September (Northern Lights)
From 09 to 16 of September (Northern Lights)
From 12 to 19 of September (Northern Lights)
From 16 to 23 of September (Northern Lights)
From 19 to 26 of September (Northern Lights)

Further details

Price includes:

  • Flight Keflavik/Copenhagen - Narsarsuaq, return
  • English-speaking adventure guide
  • boat transfers
  • meals on full board basis
  • cooking gear
  • shared accommodation in dorm tents and hostel
  • camping and RIB boat travel equipment

Price does not include:

  • airport taxes and fees (230€ from Keflavik and 250€ from Copenhagen)
  • lunch on flight days
  • Accommodation, transfers and food in Keflavik or Copenhagen

Min / max participants:

4 / 12

Minimum age:



Feel free to add one or more of our tour options to make them part of your request.

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Kayaking in Tasiusaq Bay  - the bay of icebergs

Kayaking in Tasiusaq

  • Tasiusaq
  • 2h
  • €85
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It is possible to go on an optional kayak excursion in Tasiusaq Bay. The bay is very sheltered and covered with icebergs. It is one of the safest places in Greenland to try kayaking.

Flight connections

Flights to Greenland from Keflavik/Iceland or Copenhagen/Denmark are included.

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Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Keflavik or Copenhagen - Narsarsuaq - Qassiarsuk

Today you will be flying from Keflavik or Copenhagen to Narsarsuaq. Our adventure guide will welcome you at the airport and take you by RIB boat through Tunulliarfik Fjord, usually covered by icebergs, to Qassiarsuk. We take a walk through the village visiting Brattahlið. Here Eric the Red settled in 985 at the start of the colonisation. We will visit the original ruins and a replica of the original chapel and longhouse.

Accommodation in Hostel

Day 2: Narsaq - Qaleraliq Glacier Camp

On our way to Qaleraliq Camp, we are heading into Tunulliarfik fjord passing many icebergs. We will also stop in Narsaq - with 1500 inhabitants the third most populated town in South Greenland. There enjoy a bit of time on your own. Our recommendations are to visit the local market, go for a walk or do some shopping before we are boarding again and approaching Qaleraliq Glacier Camp.

The camp on a sandy beach provides a spectacular view of three glacier fronts from glacier Qaleraliq. This is the perfect place to stay and rest your soul while listening to the sound of cracking ice from nearby icefalls.

Accommodation in fixed tents

Day 3: Views to the ice cap

We are hiking towards Tasersuatsiaq Great Lake where we enjoy panoramic views of the ice cap. We find ourselves in a unique desert-like sand valley leading up to a surprisingly quite different landscape of green and thick tundra. Having passed the lake we will climb up a 400 meter high mountain, which provides mesmerizing views over the lake, by the way one of the largest in South Greenland. Here from the top we should also have a great view of the Greenlandic ice sheet with its Nunataks, floating landmarks on the ice sheet. We will also enjoy picking mushrooms and blueberries and meeting a few caribou, which are plentiful in the area.

Accommodation in fixed tents

Day 4: Glacier walk

We will board our fast RIB boats, pass many icebergs and navigate along the impressive glacier fronts with their huge vertical ice walls. We will go ashore for an amazing glacier walk on the ancient ice, guided by an expert mountain guide. We will explore crevasses, drains, caves, seracs, and other ice formations, which give an incredible, labyrinthine quality to this glacier. The glacier hike is a truly unique experience, exciting and original, surprising both first-time comers and those used to the peculiarities of the glacier world.

Accommodation in fixed tents

Day 5: Igaliku and Qooroq Ice Fjord

We leave Camp Qaleraliq behind and navigate to Itilleq via the Tunulliarfik fjord. We cross the Kongevejen, or King's road, to the idyllic Igaliku, a small Inuit settlement inhabited by not quite 40 people, where one finds the ruins of Gardar, the archdiocese and religious capital of Viking Greenland.

After lunch in Igaliku we hike back to Itilleq and take the boat across to Qassiarsuk. On our way to Qassiarsuk we will use the unique opportunity to go and see one of the most active glaciers in all South Greenland - Qooroq Glacier. We will get as close to the ice as we can before hitting the break and returning to Qassiarsuk.

Accommodation in Hostel

Day 6: Tasiusaq or the Bay of Icebergs

From Qassiarsuk we hike to Tasiusaq farm, where seven people live in isolation. Tasiuasaq is next to Sermilik Fjord, which is almost always blocked by icebergs calving of the productive Eqaloruutsit Glacier. But Tasiusaq farm is not the only sheep farm of the area. We will continue our hike to Nunataaq Farm, where we can discover Viking ruins.

We continue to explore the area, discover hidden lakes in the tundra while enjoying impressive views of Tasiusaq Bay filled with many icebergs. We head back to Tasiusaq Farm, where we can go fishing for arctic salmon or enjoy a short walk in the area.

Accommodation in Tasiusaq or Qassiarsuk Hostel

Day 7: Flower Valley and Kiattut Glacier

With our fun zodiac boats we will cross to Narsarsuaq to further explore South Greenland. We will hike through Flower Valley, formed by retreating glaciers and consequent sedimentation. As the name implies, we will find plenty of flowers in the valley. We hike until we can see Kiattut Glacier and enjoy stunning panoramas of the ice sheet and its Nunataks. Back in Narsarsuaq we enjoy a Greenlandic farewell dinner with typical Inuit products, such as whale, seal, caribou and mattak.

Accommodation in Hostel

Day 8: Back to Keflavik or Copenhagen

We take you back to Narsarsuaq where you have time to walk around in the area and visit the local museum before you are flying back to Keflavik or Copenhagen.

Hike: Distance (km) Duration (h) Accumulated height (m) Maximum height (m)
Tasersuatsiaq Lake 15 5 500 410
King's Way 9 3 200 100
Tasiusaq 13 5 375 200
Flower Valley 14 7 550 300
Glacier walk 3 4 220 150

What our customers say

It was a wonderful adventure

Great range of activities - kayaking, hiking, glacier walk and boat rides - taking us to great places to appreciate the beautiful landscapes. Antonio was a fantastic guide and chef! Overall it was a wonderful adventure.

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Davina (United Kingdom, July 2019)

Grönland eben

Hervorragend organisiert. Gute Guides, prima Equipment, interessante Ziele und - Grönland eben.

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Fritjof (Deutschland, July 2019)

impressively well organised

Overall the trip was impressively well organised, especially given the remoteness of some locations. The food was excellent and plentiful. The group leader Antonio was amazing and took everyone needs into account when organising activities. The kayaking was majestic, the glacier walk was spectacular, and Greenland in general was awe inspiring. Everyday on this trip was better and more unbelievable than the day before. Don't forget the icebergs, so many icebergs.

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Gemma Mickleborough (United Kingdom, August 2018)

All adventure trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Greenland Tours does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realise that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.