Unknown South Greenland, 2024
Expedition trip from / to Narsarsuaq
Experience the unforgettable beauty of South Greenland on an expedition cruise with the MS “Cape Race”. Start in Narsarsuaq and discover the unique landscape of the area, the warm springs of Uunartoq, the exciting history of the village of Lichtenau, founded in 1774 by the Moravian Church of the Brethren, the Grænlendingar settlement of Hvalsey or Brattahlid, the place where Erik the Red settled Greenland around 985.
On spectacular hikes to the inland ice glacier you will experience the thunder of breaking ice masses. And time and again you will spot ringed seals, reindeer or musk oxen in the fjords protected by winds and swells.
The planned itinerary
Ice conditions and wind determine the daily schedule of the expedition. The itineraries mentioned here are therefore exemplary.
Day 1: Arrival in Iceland
Your Greenland trip starts with your arrival in Iceland. You will fly from your home airport to Keflavik (the airport of Reykjavik) in Iceland, where you will spend one night.
Day 2: Narsarsuaq
Today you fly from Keflavik to Narsarsuaq. Reception at the airport and transfer to your hotel.
Day 3: Embarkation in Narsarsuaq
In the afternoon, the small, cosy MS “Cape Race” with only 12 guests awaits you in the harbour. After a warm welcome from the crew and the obligatory safety briefing, you will move into your cosy cabins and the ship will set off to explore the Eriksfjord for the first time. The fjord was named after Erik the Red, who explored Greenland here around 985. He founded the settlement of Brattahlid with the first church built on Greenland, the foundation walls of which can still be found today. With our robust and manoeuvrable Zodiac boats we sail to the old settlement and visit Tjodhilde’s church.
Days 4 – 9: Exploring South Greenland with Cape Race
Weather and swell determine the course of these days!
They are not only found in Iceland, but also here in Greenland: hot springs. On the small island of Uunartoq, the springs are actually warm enough to bathe in. Three of them converge here in a small pool surrounded by stones. Enjoy the view of high, snow-capped mountain peaks and floating icebergs while relaxing in the warm water. On shore excursions we visit small settlements like Qaqortoq or Narsaq, which not only offer insights into the present existence of the Inuit, but also bring their history closer with exciting museums.
Experience the unforgettable beauty of South Greenland on an expedition cruise with the MS Cape Race. Start in Narsarsuaq and discover the unique landscape of the area, the warm springs of Uunartoq, the exciting history of the village of Lichtenau, founded in 1774 by the Moravian Church of the Brethren, the Grænlendingar settlement of Hvalsey or Brattahlid, the place where Erik the Red settled Greenland around 985.
On spectacular hikes to the inland ice glacier you will experience the thunder of breaking ice masses. And time and again you will spot ringed seals, reindeer or musk oxen in the fjords sheltered from winds and swells.
With the small Cape Race we explore the loneliest bays of the 100-kilometre-long Prins Christian Sound. Here we not only encounter glittering icebergs and visit the glaciers that calve them directly into the sea (the roar that interrupts the silence when a huge piece of ice breaks off is not easily forgotten), but the picturesque sound also presents itself with lush meadows and wild waterfalls thundering from the high mountains. Last but not least, sightings of walruses, seals or whales provide further variety.
Day 10: Return flight from Narsarsuaq to Iceland
Disembarkation on “Cape Race” in Narsarsuaq and return flight to Iceland. Overnight in Keflavik at the airport.
Day 11: Return flight to your home town or extension in Iceland
Today you can take the return flight to your home airport. Alternatively, an individual programme extension in Iceland is possible – we will be happy to advise you.
Time on board: 8 days / 7 nights
|PREIS PRO PERSON IN EURO|
|Triple cabin shower/WC||Double cabin
|26.08.2024 – 05.09.2024
|€ 7.980,-||€ 8.395,-||€ 8.395,-||€ 9.795,-|
|02.09.2024 – 12.09.2024
|€ 7.980,-||€ 8.395,-||€ 8.395,-||€ 9.795,-|
Included in the tour price
Services not included in the cruise price
All scheduled landings are subject to local weather and ice conditions. The itinerary and programme are expressly subject to change. Completion of various questionnaires is mandatory.
We are obliged to point out that this trip is generally not suitable for persons with reduced mobility. In individual cases, please contact us.
- German-speaking guided nature cruise
- Travel months: August and September 2024
- Embarkation: Narsarsuaq (Greenland)
- Disembarkation: Narsarsuaq (Greenland)
- Duration of stay on board: 8 days/ 7 nights
- Maximum number of participants: 12 passengers12 Passagiere