Impressive fjord landscapes in South Greenland

Fjords & Vikings

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Guided tour

Fjords & Vikings

15 days exploring South Greenland incl. Tasermiut Fjord, UNESCO sites and Uunartoq Hot Springs

from €3,395

Embark on a breathtaking journey through majestic fjords, glimmering icebergs, and awe-inspiring glacier fronts en route to the towering cliffs of Tasermiut. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Uunartoq hot springs, explore icy terrain with crampons, and kayak amidst floating ice sculptures.

Discover the rich culture and heritage of South Greenland as you step back in time and visit newly recognized UNESCO World Heritage sites and Viking settlements.

Prepare for an adventure of a lifetime that will leave you in awe of the marvels of our planet.

Rough summary

Day 1:

Keflavik - Qaleraliq Glacier Camp

Day 2:

Hike to Lake Tasersuatsiaq

Day 3:

Glacier hike

Day 4:

Narsaq town

Day 5:

Uunartoq Hot Springs

Day 6:

Tasiusaq and Kuusuaq River Camp

Day 7:

Tasermiut Fjord

Day 8:


Day 9:


Day 10:


Day 11:

Alluitsup Paa and Qaqortoq

Day 12:

Igaliku & Qassiarsuk & Qoorooq Glacier

Day 13:

Tasiusaq - kayaking among icebergs

Day 14:

Flower Valley and Kiattut Glacier

Day 15:

Flight to Keflavik

Prices and dates

Price per person:



July 1, 2023 – July 15, 2023 (fully booked)
July 15, 2023 – July 29, 2023 (guaranteed)
July 29, 2023 – August 12, 2023 (guaranteed)
August 1, 2023 – August 15, 2023 (available)
August 12, 2023 – August 26, 2023 (guaranteed)
August 15, 2023 – August 29, 2023 (fully booked)
August 26, 2023 – September 9, 2023 (guaranteed)

Further details

Price includes:

  • Flight Keflavik - Narsarsuaq, return
  • English-speaking adventure guide
  • boat transfers as specified in the program
  • meals on full board basis (except dinner in towns)
  • cooking gear
  • shared accommodation as specified in the program
  • camping and RIB boat travel equipment
  • entrance to the “Museum of Inuit Culture and Traditions” in Nanortalik
  • entrance at Brattahalid reconstructions

Price does not include:

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

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 are included.

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Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Keflavik - Qaleraliq Glacier Camp

Our adventure begins with a flight from Keflavík to Narsarsuaq where we'll get our equipment ready and receive an introduction to the journey ahead. Then, we'll embark on our adventure along Tunulliarfik fjord, weaving through stunning icebergs en route to Qaleraliq camp. Nestled on a sandy beach, this rustic camp boasts awe-inspiring views of three glacier tongues. Imagine spending the night here, taking in the thunderous roar of the icefall against seracs. You'll rest up in comfortable, basic 4-bedded fixed tents.

Day 2: Hike to Lake Tasersuatsiaq

Start your day with a variety of chances to spot caribou in the surrounding landscape. Once you've had breakfast, it's time for a hike up to lake Tasersuatsiaq. At the 400 metres high summit, revel in panoramic views of the expansive Polar Ice Cap and iconic Nunataks atop its glistening surface. Afternoon activities include fishing or harvesting mushrooms and blueberries (from mid-August). Overnight in comfortable, basic 4-bedded fixed tents.

Day 3: Glacier hike

Embarking on a Zodiac boat, we will explore the glacier fronts—once one entirety, but now broken into three due to climate change. From there, our professional glacier guide will guide us through ice cap's glacier tongue as we hike with crampons and observe its crevasses, drains, caves and seracs that create an intricate network of ice. With their knowledge about South Greenland's glaciers at hand our guides ensure everyone's safety throughout this thrilling experience!

Day 4: Narsaq town

On a Zodiac boat, you will traverse between the immense icebergs originating from Eqaloruutsit glacier towards Narsaq, which is the third most inhabited town in South Greenland with roughly 1500 citizens. Upon arriving, taste some of the local culture by touring around and experiencing the museum, an Inuit market or even visiting a leather shop! As night falls over this picturesque region; indulge yourself in one of its restaurants before concluding your evening with drinks alongside friendly locals. Overnight at Kayak Hostel.

Day 5: Uunartoq Hot Springs

As we sail through the outer skerries, our destination is Saarloq village – a tranquil locale almost forgotten by time. We will be able to explore its gems for an hour before setting off towards Uunartoq via a network of fjords fit for Scotland (but with icy bergs!). On route, we'll pass Alluitsup Paa – a delightfully picturesque settlement and hub for whales in South Greenland. Open your eyes wide; you might just spot some during this voyage!

In the afternoon, we are afforded a unique opportunity to relax and soak in Greenland's only accessible thermal springs. Here, locals from all over the country come on holiday to camp and immerse themselves in this rare phenomenon - with floating icebergs just an astonishing 500 meters away in the fjord! We spend the night at Uunartoq Island. Accommodation in tents.

Day 6: Tasiusaq and Kuusuaq River Camp

We head to Tasiusaq, a picturesque village with just 80 people and remnants of its tragic past. Generations ago, the entire community here perished due to famine - but in 1930s, their descendants returned. The beauty of this area is stunning; framed by majestic mountains on all sides one cannot help but be awe-struck at its grandeur!

We then hike along the majestic Kuusuaq River, the most renowned Salmon River in South Greenland. Venture through Saputit path, constructed by Tasiusaq's locals to access Tasersuaq Lake and marvel at its alpine backdrop. To cap off this unforgettable experience, rest for a night in tents alongside Kuusuak River Camp before enjoying a camp dinner there! Overnight in tents.

Day 7: Tasermiut Fjord

As you take a journey down the Tasermiut fjord, prepare to be enchanted by Greenland's Big Walls: Ulamertorsuaq (1,830 meters tall and comparable to Yosemite's El Capitan), Nalumasortoq (2,054 meters high and shaped like an open book), and Ketil's titanic granite pyramid of 2,010 meters. Then there is the breathtaking view of the Tasermiut Glacier descending 1,400 metres in only three kilometres; a hanging glacier! When night falls we'll rest easy at our Tasermiut camp. Overnight in tents.

Day 8: Nalumasortoq

Embark on a moderate trek to the base of the magnificent Nalumasortoq granite formation. Its two perfectly smooth walls entice climbers from all over, providing us with an incredible vista of Ketil's south face and Ulamertorssuaq's north face. As dusk falls, take advantage of this prime location by fishing or collecting mussels while admiring Ulamertorssuaq's west face as it is illuminated by the setting sun. Overnight at the camp in tents.

Day 9: Ulamertosuaq

Ascending to the base of Ulamertorssuaq, known as one of the greatest Arctic bigwalls and recognized among the world's top ten most remarkable climbing walls. Its pristine beauty is truly unparalleled. Overnight at the camp in tents.

Day 10: Nanortalik

Set sail towards Nanortalik, a stunning town with approximately 2,300 inhabitants - the southernmost community in Greenland. Explore the Museum of Inuit Culture and Traditions amidst your free time; it is arguably one of the greatest museums in all of Greenland! Take some time to explore the quaint town, go shopping, sample the local goods from the hunter's market or even cozy up with a drink in the town where the polar bears are - at least that is the direct translation of "Nanortalik". Overnight at the local hostel.

Day 11: Alluitsup Paa and Qaqortoq

Journey with us to Alluitsup Paa, a little fishing and hunting village surrounded by the endless sea. Afterwards we will visit Qaqortoq, the capital of South Greenland that was founded in 1775 and now has almost 3,000 people living there. Referred to as one of the most attractive towns in all of Greenland, it is easy to see why when taking a leisurely walk around town! Appreciate its vibrant buildings or be awestruck by its breathtaking scenery; explore on your own some areas such as their museum, the fur shops or even the traditional kayak club - plus don't forget about being able to experience what could very well be Greenland's only fountain! Overnight at the local hostel.

Day 12: Igaliku & Qassiarsuk & Qoorooq Glacier

Our first stop this morning is the pontoon of Itilleq, where a scenic trek along the Path of Kings awaits us. Then, we'll make our way to Igaliku; an isolated Inuit settlement that's home to no more than 40 people and renowned for its picturesque landscape. Furthermore, it also houses the iconic ruins of Gardar - which formerly served as Greenland's religious capital during Viking times - and has just been added to Unesco’s World Heritage List!

In the afternoon, on our way to Qassiarsuk, we will visit the Qooroq Fjord, one of the most active glaciers in southern Greenland, navigating until the amount of icebergs will make it impossible to carry on. Overnight at the Leif Eriksson Hostel in Qassiarsuk.

Day 13: Tasiusaq - kayaking among icebergs

We head out on a hike to the Tasiusaq farms, situated near Sermilik fjord that is commonly filled by icebergs originating from Eqaloruutsit glacier. Once we're finished with lunch there, how about heading out for some fishing of gorgeous arctic salmon or take a stroll around the area?

Optional: For those seeking an adventure, why not go on a kayak excursion in the "Iceberg Bay?" This two-hour journey is ideal for beginners and will take you amongst majestic icebergs. It's one of the safest places to paddle in Southern Greenland - all that combined with it only being 85€ per person (minimum 2 participants) makes this experience simply irresistible!

As we return to Qassiarsuk, formerly known as Brattahlid, let us embark on a guided tour of the historic Viking ruins. Particularly noteworthy are reconstructions of both a spacious yet cold Viking house and an even smaller but warmer Inuit home - together they paint an accurate picture for us about just how difficult life was then for these people. Moreover we can also see how the Inuit adapted better with regards to climate changes over time.

In 2017, the Norse and Greenlandic core farming area was added to UNESCO's World Heritage list with the name Kujataa Greenland: A Norse and Inuit Farming Landscape on the Edge of Ice Cap. Overnight at the Leif Eriksson Hostel in Qassiarsuk.

Day 14. Flower Valley and Kiattut Glacier

Our adventure will begin in the morning as we cross over to Narsarsuaq area. A short car transfer later and we'll continue our journey into Flower Valley, where you can marvel at the stunning Kiattut Glacier, its Nunataks, along with a spectacular view of Greenland's Polar Ice Cap. To end off on a high note tonight - feast on traditional Inuit delicacies like fish, whale meat and seal. Overnight at the Leif Eriksson Hostel in Qassiarsuk.

Day 15. Flight to Keflavik

We leave by boat to Narsarsuaq, where we can visit the Bluie West One Museum, a former US military base that has remained untouched since World War II. You'll have time to explore this unique attraction before you board your flight back to Keflavik International Airport.


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.