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1 800 €
  • Introduction
  • Programme
  • Périodes & budget
  • Infos pratiques
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This adventure includes 3 nights on board the coastal boat Sarfak Ittuk and is ideal for travellers who want to explore the beautiful South West of Greenland. The trip includes visits to a variety of interesting Greenlandic towns and settlements, fantastic hiking opportunities and several boat trips through Greenlands iconic ice-filled seas. A chance to discover stunning landscapes from comfortable accommodation options and to explore fjords, glaciers and mountains.

Points forts
  • Our smooth logistics include luggage transportation, several boat trips and accommodation in a range of remote Greenlandic settlements
  • Includes 3 nights on board the fantastic Sarfak Ittuk and enjoy panoramic views as you cruise through Greenlands stunning seas
  • Colourful villages, mountains & glaciers; hiking, sailing & exploring; icebergs, wildlife & local food...
En résumé
12 jours
2 à 8 personnes


  • Jour 1
  • Jour 2
  • Jour 3
  • Jour 4
  • Jour 5
  • Jour 6-8
  • Jour 9
  • Jour 10-11
  • Jour 12
  • Jour 1

    Welcome to Greenland

    Flight to Narsarsuaq and boat trip from Narsarsuaq to the tiny sheep farming Greenlandic settlement of Qassiarsuk where you will spend the night.
  • Jour 2

    Qassiarsuk / Itilleq / Igaliku

    Qassiarsuk, also known as Brattahlíð, is where Eric the Red settled in 982. The tiny village has Norse ruins to explore as well as a church, school and shop. This afternoon a scenic boat trip will take you to Itilleq, from here a short walk (less than 3 miles) along the 'Kings Path' to Igaliku awaits. The path was named after the Kind of Denmark, Frederick the 9th who visited this stunning area in 1952. Igaliku is one of the most beautiful villages in Greenland with its stone houses, fertiles lands and a bright blue fjord; it is surrounded by rugged golden mountains.
    Qassiarsuk / Itilleq / Igaliku
  • Jour 3


    Igaliku was the religious heart of 12th-century Norse Greenland and is best known for the impressive ruins of Garðar found here. In 1782 the Norwegian Anders Olsen settled in Igaliku with his Greenlandic wife Tuparna to raise cows in the meadows. This was the beginning of a new era for the village, there is a small museum inside the church which details this story. Nowadays Igaliku us a small sheep farming village with stunning hiking opportunities. You can hike along the river leading to Lake 90 and uncover stunning views of Qooroq fjord. Observe icebergs stranded on the moraines and the huge glacier at the bottom of the fjord, there is a good chance that you will find rock crystals and shimmering moonstone (Labradorit) on this hike.
  • Jour 4

    Igaliku / Itilleq / Narsaq

    Walk back to Itilleq (less than 3 miles) and take a scenic boat trip to Narsaq, an inland Southern Greenlandic town with around 1700 inhabitants. Narsaq is located between two beautiful ice fjords and is surrounded by high mountains. Kvanefield mountain, known for its geology and concentration of rare minerals including pink Tugtupit is found here. Wherever you are in Narsaq you have views of the icebergs and ice cap.
    Igaliku / Itilleq / Narsaq
  • Jour 5

    Hiking Narsaq / Embark on board Sarfak Ittuk (Wednesday)

    This evening boarding is at 9.30pm. Today there are ample hiking opportunities for all levels. If you want to climb Kvanefjeld we recommend taking a taxi to and from the nearby farm, from there it is a 12 - 15 mile hike. There is a beautiful 4 mile hike along the fjord up to Narsaq Point or you can summit Tasiigaaq, a small peak just behind the city with exceptional views. Do not miss the Narsaq Museum.
    Hiking Narsaq / Embark on board Sarfak Ittuk (Wednesday)
  • Jour 6-8

    Sarfak Ittuk Cruise

    Stops will be made in the following towns and villages: Qaqortoq, Arsuk, Paamiut, Qeqertarsuatsiaat, Nuuk (5h stopover), Maniitsoq, Kangaamiut, Sisimiut (2h30 stopover) & Aasiaat
    Sarfak Ittuk Cruise
  • Jour 9

    Ilulissat (Sunday)

    Arrive in Ilulissat 1.30pm. Located approximately 220 miles north of the Arctic Circle Ilulissat is an interesting place - it has many sled dogs as people! Discover more about the local culture, history and traditions on a walking tour of this iconic Greenlandic city.
    Ilulissat (Sunday)
  • Jour 10-11


    Explore Ilulissat at leisure, we have lots of recommendations and optional excursions for your two days in Ilulissat. - Guided tour of Ilulissat city - Guided hiking in the Semermiut Valley - Helicopter flight over the glacier hich covers most of the northern hemisphere in ice - A Greenlandic fishing excursion - Whale-watching outing, picnic included - A three hour evening kayaking excursion Please see a full list of Optional Activities under 'Dates & Prices'
  • Jour 12

    Farewell Greenland

    Transfer to airport and flights to Reykjavik or Copenhagen
    Farewell Greenland

Périodes & budget

Cette expérience propose des dates et tarifs personnalisés. Vous pouvez vous y aventurer durant les mois suivants :
  • Juin
  • Juillet
  • Août
  • Septembre
Cette expérience est disponible à partir de 1800€
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Infos pratiques

  • Détails du voyage
  • équipement
  • Formalité et santé
  • Pays et climat
  • Encadrement

    This is a self-guided trip. Armed with an abundance of experience and a wealth of expert knowledge our professional Greenland team are always on hand. All activities are lead by our qualified guides - all English speaking outdoor practitioners with a passion for everything Greenlandic. Please note that this adventure takes place in an isolated polar environment which can be hostile - safety rules must be followed.


    There are grocery stores in Qassiarsuk, Igaliku and Narsaq where you can buy canned, dried and frozen food, plus some fresh products. In the smaller towns of Qassiarsuk and Igaliku please be aware that shop opening hours are generally restricted to 10am-3pm on weekdays and 10am - 12pm saturdays, closed Sundays.
    Igaliku hotel accommodation options include hotel restaurants and cafes where you can purchase Greenlandic meals.
    On board Sarfak Ittuk Cruise Ship there is a cafeteria which serves hot &  cold meals, tea, coffee, snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks. Meal prices range from 60DKK- 90DKK. You can pay with Mastercard, Eurocard, Visa, Visa Electron, Akiliut or cash in Danish Kronas.
    In Ilulissat breakfasts are provided if you choose B&B or hotel accommodation. No meals are provided if you choose our mini-apartment option but you will have a fully equiped kitchen. You will find shops, markets, small cafes and restaurants nearby (~260DKK per meal). We recommend a budget of ~150DKK per day if you intend to buy food from local supermarkets and we recommend checking out the local fish market 'Brættet'.


    In Greenland accommodation is scarce and often limited in terms of capacity so durng the summer season reservation long in advance is necessary. Please be aware that because of this, your accommodation may differ from what is stated in the itinerary.
    Hostel in Qassiarsuk (shared facilities) / Hotel in Igaliku / Hostel in Narsaq (shared facilities)
    On board Sarfak Ittuk Cruise Ship: Built in 1992 Sarfak Ittuk is 73 metres long and 11 metres wide, she can cruise up to  speeds of13 knots. The crew consists of 22 people and the ship has a cafeteria, a living room with panaramic windows and a games room and an infirmary. The ship can sleep up to 249 passengers and is organised as follows...
    -104 beds in single, twin and quadruple cabins: each cabin has its own bathroom and toilet and bedding is included
    -85 beds in 4 people compartments: bathrooms and toilets found in the hallway, bedding is included
    -60 berths: bedding not included
    Internet is available on board for a small fee.
    In Ilulissat you can stay in rustic B&B accommodation run by a local Greenlandic families. All B&Bs have heating, hot showers and shared toilets plus a kitchen area. Blankets, sheets and pillows are provided. We can also arrange hotel or mini apartment accommodation with private or shared facilities subject to availabilities, please contact us for more informtaion.

    Déplacement et portage

    In Greenland we use local boats, specially adapted for ice navigation, to cross fjords. Please see 'Accommodation' for more information about the cruise ship used in this trip.

    Budget et change

    The currency in Greenland is the Danish Krone (DKK)
    Please budget for:
    • Food, drinks and personal expenses
    We recommend a budget of around 3000DKK for food on this trip but this is widely variable. This number is based on a mixture of restaurant and supermarket food options. Alcohol is very expensive in Greenland, if you want to enjoy an evening drink after your days adventures, we recommend buying Duty Free alcohol in the airport.
  • Equipements

    If you choose to participate in activities which require specialist equipment (like kayaking) all technical equipment will be provided.
    We prefer that you do not wear cotton clothing, including underwear, when participating in activities. When cotton gets wet from water or sweat it ceases to insulate and it does not dry fast. The best materials for outdoor activities are fast drying materials like polyester or materials which are warm when wet like wool. The most powerful materials against the wind and rain are 'breathable' materials like Gore-Tex or Nikwax.
    Our advice for keeping warm
    Winter in Greenland can be very cold, please think carefully about what clothes you bring, although we will provide warm outer layers, the layers you wear next to your skin make the biggest difference. We recommend:
    • No cotton
    • Bring dry spares of everything, even underwear and gloves
    • Wear multiple layers including:
      1. A warm breathable base layer
      2. A second thermal layer
      3. Wind and waterproof protective out layer (we provide an additional quality jacket and over trousers)


    Please bring a small rucksack to use as a day bag. You can bring this as hand luggage on the aeroplane. You will carry your lunch, water, spare layers and any personal medication with you each day in this bag. You will also need a larger bag to store your other clothes and belongings in, please ensure that this is a soft bag like a ruckack or holdall rather than a hard cased suitcase because it is more practical. We recommend packing all of your clothes in plastic bags so that they stay dry in the event of bad weather.


    Your guide is a trained first-aider and will carry a full first aid kit at all times during the trip. We recommend that you bring a small personal first aid kit containing any medication you may need such as inhalers, plasters, antiseptic and painkillers.
  • Passeport

    Most travellers require a passport that is valid for at least three months after the return date. It is your responsibility to confirm your specific passport requirements and please be aware that proof of onwards travel may be required.


    Most travellers do not need a VISA to travel to Greenland but proof of onwards travel may be required. It is your responsibility to confirm your specific visa requirements.


    There are no specific health risks.


    It is your responsibility to check that your personal health insurance covers everything in this trip. A consultation with your doctor is a prerequisite for any trip.
  • Météo

    Year round the temperatures in Greenland can range from -25°C to more than 20°C (-13°F to +68°F). The air is low in humidity which means that the temperatures do not feel as cold as you might imagine and that the views are amazing, it appears that you can see further. Generally speaking Greenland is not very windy and the warmest months are June - August.
    The length of the day varies significantly throughout the year. The shortest day of the year is 21st December with no sunlight! The longest day, with 24 hours of sunlight, is 20th June. You can see the midnight sun from May - July and the Northern Lights in the darker months.


    Greenland uses Northern European electrical standards (50Hz/220 volts)  and the standard Europlug socket with two round prongs.


    Most of Greenland uses Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)/ Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) -3; most areas use Daylight Saving Time (DST).


    Area: 836,300 mi²
    Population: 56,186 inhabitants (2016)
    Capital: Nuuk
    Languages: Kalaallisut or West Greenlandic, Danish is also widely used
    Regime: Part of the Kingdom of Denmark but politically autonomous
    Part of the continent of North America, Greenland is the largest island on Earth and it is covered by the largest ice sheet in the world outside of antarctica.

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