This unforgettable journey showcases the striking contrasts of Greenland. Picture yourself walking in the fertile green landscapes of the south then exploring the ice-filled fjords of the west coast. The breathtaking scenery of Narsarsuaq, Nuuk, and Ilulissat awaits you. Learn about Greenlandic culture and Norse Viking history while getting a taste of the local way of life. Then, in your free time, you could enjoy optional activities such as guided hikes, kayaking excursions, helicopter tours and iceberg cruises.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Enjoy guided walks in Ilulissat, Nuuk and Qaqortoq
  • Learn about the Inuit and Greenlandic way of life
  • Take in the Arctic landscape from a helicopter ride
  • Admire the glaciers, fjords, tundra and coastline of Greenland
  • Explore Greendland’s colourful capital, Nuuk

What’s included

  • Private tours for most included activities
  • Meet & greet airport service
  • Luxury or boutique accommodation at your chosen level
  • Expert guides in each destination


This is an example itinerary. It is fully flexible; you can add or detract days and include hotels at your chosen budget. It departs daily.



Price Guide


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Day 1

Fly to Ilulissat

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Day 1

WELCOME TO Greenland

On arrival in Greenland, you will be transferred to your accommodation. Then you will join a guided city walk to learn more about Ilulissat. In the evening, enjoy a 2-course welcome dinner. You will spend the next 3 nights in Ilulissat.

Greenland - Vikings to Icebergs
Greenland - Vikings to Icebergs
Day 2


For the next 2 days you can choose your own adventure! You can pick from a wide range of exciting optional excursions, including a helicopter ride over nearby icebergs, a motorboat tour to the Eqi glacier, cultural demonstrations and village walks. Or why not go on a whale watching safari or excursion to the small, remote settlements in the area? Fill your days with unique activities to make the most of your time in Greenland.

Day 3


You can explore more of Ilulissat today. Take your opportunity to buy a local souvenir. A popular gift is a “tupilak”, an Inuit version of a talisman or voodoo doll. Traditional tupilaks were sculpted into tiny creatures inspired by Inuit mythology.

You can also go hiking to the viewing point of the Ilulissat icefjord. Here you’ll get a breathtaking look at the huge icebergs coming from the bottom of the fjord. There are more hiking options if you are interested in exploring the surroundings further.

Greenland - Vikings to Icebergs
Greenland - Vikings to Icebergs
Day 4


Today, you will board a flight to your next Greenlandic stop, the small and friendly capital city of Nuuk. Upon arrival, you will take a taxi to your hotel. After 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, you could spend some time at the National Museum. It houses a large collection of objects such as kayaks, the similar “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 a great spot for a leisurely coffee break.

Spend the night in Nuuk.

Day 5


Board another flight, this time from Nuuk to Narsarsuaq. After landing in Narsarsuaq, take a bus 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, then enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Spend the night in Qaqortog.

Greenland - Vikings to Icebergs
Greenland - Vikings to Icebergs
Day 6


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 Tasermiut fjord and the lake of Tasersuaq.

During your guided 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 in southern Greenland.

Spend another night in Qaqortog.

Day 7


You have a free day to explore more of Qaqortoq or join thrilling excursions depending on your interests. You could take a boat tour to Eriksfjord, also known as Tunulliarfik. The fjord is named after Erik the Red, a Norse explorer whose farm you can even visit here. Erik controlled the Nordic settlements in Greenland and his son, Leif, went on to be the first European explorer in North America. You could also head further afield on a boat tour to see Qooroq icefjord. If you enjoy hiking, guided walks on the ice cap are also available.

Spend another night in Qaqortog.

Greenland - Vikings to Icebergs
Greenland - Vikings to Icebergs
Day 8


Today you’ll enjoy a boat ride over to Narsarsuaq. Enjoy sailing among the magnificent Arctic landscape so don’t forget your camera. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Stay the night in Narsarsuaq.

fly home
Day 9

Fly home

A note on price

The prices outlined above are a rough guide to give you an idea of costs and enable you to budget for your trip.

Guide prices are generally for private arrangements based on twin share, in well located, good quality accommodation (excluding international flights).

Please note costs are indicative and may vary due to a number of factors such as; travel date, hotel choice, room category, number of people travelling and prevailing exchange rates.

Price Guide $POA

When to travel

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Greenland weather is highly unpredictable and varies greatly depending on the region. Generally, the best time to visit is during the summer months of June to August when the weather is milder and there is adequate sunlight for sightseeing and outdoor activities. However, visitors should still prepare for cold temperatures and sudden weather changes as the weather can be quite unpredictable. It is important to pack appropriate clothing and gear for the trip to ensure a comfortable and safe experience. Additionally, travelers should also be aware of the midnight sun phenomenon during the summer months when the sun remains visible for 24 hours in some parts of Greenland. Overall, with proper planning and preparation, a trip to Greenland can be an unforgettable and breathtaking experience.

Add on’s

There are many add-on holiday options for this Greenland itinerary. Iceland: Just a short flight from Greenland, Iceland is a popular destination known for its stunning natural beauty, geothermal hot springs, and unique culture. Norway: With its rugged coastline, majestic fjords, and charming towns, Norway is a great place to continue your Nordic adventure. Canada: If you’re looking for more wilderness and outdoor adventure, consider heading to Canada. From the Rocky Mountains to the coastal rainforests of British Columbia, there’s no shortage of natural beauty to explore.

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