Kayaking among blue icebergs in South Greenland
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June September Guided tour

Among Fjords and Glaciers

8 days of kayaking and glacier exploring in South Greenland incl. flights from Copenhagen or Keflavik

from €2,825 per person
Difficulty level: Challenging

Lose touch with civilisation and join us on this remote kayak and glacier adventure in South Greenland. You will explore several fjords by kayak, discovering a labyrinthine system of islands and headlands. To top it all off, you will take a spectacular hike onto the ice sheet at the exact spot where all major crossings of the Greenland Ice Sheet from south to north begin.

Rough summary

Day 01:

Keflavik or Copenhagen – Narsarsuaq

Day 02:

Icebergs near Narsaq and Nuulussuaq peninsula

Day 03:

Naajaat Sermiat

Day 04:

Qaleraliq Glacier

Day 05:

Glacier hike

Day 06:

Qaleraliq and Ikerssuaq Fjords - Maniitsoq

Day 07:

Qingaarsup - Narsaq

Day 08:

Narsarsuaq and back to Keflavik or Copenhagen

Prices and dates

Price per person from:

€2,825

Dates:

June 25, 2024 – July 2, 2024 (fully booked)
July 2, 2024 – July 9, 2024 (fully booked)
July 9, 2024 – July 16, 2024 (fully booked)
July 16, 2024 – July 23, 2024 (fully booked)
July 23, 2024 – July 30, 2024 (fully booked)
July 30, 2024 – August 6, 2024 (fully booked)
August 6, 2024 – August 13, 2024 (fully booked)
August 13, 2024 – August 20, 2024 (fully booked)
August 20, 2024 – August 27, 2024 (available)
August 27, 2024 – September 3, 2024 (fully booked)
September 3, 2024 – September 10, 2024 (fully booked)
September 7, 2024 – September 14, 2024 (available)
September 10, 2024 – September 17, 2024 (available)

Further details

Price includes:

  • Flight Keflavik/Copenhagen - Narsarsuaq, return
  • English-speaking adventure guide
  • RIP boat transfers Narsarsuaq - Narsaq - Narsarsuaq
  • meals on full board basis (except dinner last day in Narsaq)
  • rental of kayaks and navigation equipment
  • accommodation in South Greenland as stated in detailed itinerary
  • camping and RIB boat travel equipment

Price does not include:

  • lunch on flight days and last day dinner in Narsaq
  • Accommodation, transfers and food in Keflavik or Copenhagen

Registration:

You can register up to 45 days before the departure date. Registration after this period is subject to flight availability.

Min / max participants:

4 / 12

Minimum age:

18

Remark:

There are good chances to see the Northern Lights in September.

Options

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Flight connections

Flights to Greenland from Keflavik/Iceland or Copenhagen/Denmark are included. Departures in September are only available from Keflavik/Iceland.

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Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Keflavik or Copenhagen – Narsarsuaq

You arrive in Greenland and will be met by your guide at the airport. Afterwards you will depart by RIB boat to Narsaq, which is one of the largest towns in South Greenland with about 1,500 inhabitants. Here you will prep the equipment with your guide and discuss the days ahead. You will spend the night in the local hostel.

Day 2: Icebergs near Narsaq and Nuulussuaq peninsula

After a technical introduction by the guide, we will go by Zodiac to Qingaarsuup Nunaa, where we will start our kayak expedition. With our kayaks we will follow the coastline of the island, between large and small icebergs originating from the Eqalorutsit glacier. Along the way we will pass an area full of ringed seals. There is usually a lot of ice here as well, which slows down the paddling and even blocks our access in some places. On the way to the Nuulussuaq peninsula we get our first views of the ice sheet. Once we arrive in Nuulussuaq, we set up our camp. Night in the tent.

Day 3: Naajaat Sermiat

We dive into a labyrinthine system of islands and headlands. We enjoy the fantastic view of the inland ice and several glaciers. We paddle through a landscape of flat islands with waterfalls and green tundra, which stands in stark contrast to the blue and white of the icebergs. This magical landscape already attracted the Vikings, who established settlements here in various coastal areas.

Afterwards we paddle further through Maniitsup Tunua Fjord, surrounded by Maniitsop Island and Nuulussuaq Peninsula. We camp not far from Qaleraliq Fjord, one of the most spectacular places in South Greenland. Here we have time to enjoy the incredible view of one of the oldest ice masses in the world. Night in the tent.

Day 4: Qaleraliq Glacier

Today we paddle around Akuliaruseq Island to admire the fauna on the coast or visit the glacier front. Then we continue along Qaleraliq Fjord and reach Qaleraliq Glacier with its three glacier tongues, almost 10 km wide here - probably one of the most spectacular glacier landscapes in South Greenland.

Weather and time permitting, we will climb up to a viewpoint and, if we are lucky, we will be able to observe caribou, which feed here on the salt of the fjord. At night we enjoy the thunderous sound of the seracs breaking the magical silence of the area. Night in the tent.

Day 5: Glacier hike

We paddle directly to the ice. And at the very spot where the rare south-north expeditions across the ice cap begin, we hike across the glacier and discover a small part of its immensity. A unique experience. Back in the kayaks, we continue our journey along the glacier fronts, marveling at the beauty of the vertical ice walls and the numerous icebergs.

We will spend the night in the same camp as the day before. During the night we will be surprised by the thunderous roar of the ice breaking from the seracs. Night in the tent.

Day 6: Qaleraliq and Ikerssuaq Fjords - Maniitsoq

We kayak back to the Qaleraliq Fjord through the Ikerssuaq Fjord. Afterwards we will paddle to Maniitsoq Island, where we will spend the night. Night in the tent.

Day 7: Qingaarsup - Narsaq

We continue our way back to Qingaarsuup Nunaa Island and paddle through Ikerssuaq Fjord. In this area the chances of seeing whales are the best. Large icebergs adorn the Ikerssuaq Fjord. These huge ice blocks come from the Eqalorusit and Qorooq fjords. Sometimes a Greenlandic seal surprises us by getting in our way or resting on the icebergs. Our kayak tour ends in Qingaarsuup Nunaa. From here we will be transferred to Narsaq. We have free time to visit the town, the Inuit market, the hunter's harbor, the church, handicraft stores, the museum, etc. Night at the hostel.

Day 8: Narsarsuaq and back to Keflavik or Copenhagen

We will take you back to Narsarsuaq. You will have time to explore the town on foot and visit the local Bluie West Museum, which reflects the history of Narsarsuaq's origins and especially its role as a military base during World War II. Or you can ascend to "View Point," an easy hike of about an hour that starts near Hotel Narsarsuaq and offers views of the fjord and Kiattut Glacier. Afterwards, you will return by plane from Narsarsuaq to Keflavik or Copenhagen.

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