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"After more than 10 years of exploration in the southern region of Greenland, having explored the fjords, peaks, valleys, glaciers and Inlandis, the new exploration area lies, not on the large island full of ice, but under the water Icy blue and turquoise."
Day 1: Viking Greenland
Flight Reykjavik - Narsarsuaq.
Reception in the airport and transfer in motorboat through the Tunulliarfik Fjord, usually covered by icebergs, to Qassiarsuk. Visit to the church ruins and the settlement of Eric the Red comprising the old Brattahlid, capital of Viking Greenland, and where Eric the Red settled in 985 at the start of the colonisation of the Vikings.
Walk through the town of about 100 inhabitants, mostly farmers. Lodging in the Leif Eriksson Hostel in Qassiarsuk. Dinner in the hostel.
Transfer by zodiac from Qassiarsuk towards Ipiutaq area. Immersion point on the surrounding islands, depending on currents and visibility, and possible blockage of ice in the area.
Day 2: Ipiutaq Strait. First and second inmersions
The aim of this immersion and following in the area will be the location of a sunken ship 50 years ago in the Strait.
Break for lunch, feedback and 2nd dive in this area (Islet mikisoq).
Back at the hostel, free time until dinner. Angling from the harbour.
Video Documentary and panel discussion on cold water diving.
Dinner and overnight at the Leif Eriksson Hostel.
Day 3: 3rd inmersion and Narsaq
3rd inmersion will take place between Ipiutaq Strait and Narsaq Peninsula, diving through the channels of the islets.
In the afternoon, transfer by zodiac to Narsaq, the third most populated city in South Greenland, with a population of about 1,700 inhabitants. Free time to visit the city, shopping and visit the hunters market, fur shops,...
Home/Hostel accommodation in Narsaq.
Day 4: Qaleraliq Glacier and Walk on Ice
Transfer to Qaleraliq Glacier. We will navigate along the glacier fronts on a zodiac boat, admiring the beauty of their vertical ice walls and numerous icebergs as we approach them along their more than 10 kilometres descent to the sea. From there we will start the ice excursion. An impressive trek using crampons (organised to be suitable for all travellers) on one of the oldest masses of ice in the planet. We will explore its crevasses, drains, caves, seracs, and other ice formations, which give an incredible, labyrhyntine quality to this glacier.
An expert mountain guide, a specialist in Glacier Science, will be in charge to make sure we are provided with the appropriate equipment, and to ensure the safety of the group during the trip, while he shares with us his knowledge about the special characteristics of the glaciers in the South of Greenland. A unique experience, exciting and original, surprising both first-time comers and those used to the peculiarities of the glacier world. One of the most impressive sights and one of the best excursions in all Greenland. Night at Qaleraliq Camp, just in front of the Glaciers.
Day 5: Qooroq Ice Fjord and 4th inmersion
Navigation from Qaleraliq to Narsaq, where we will get ready for our next dive. Zodiac transfer to the base of Mount Nunasarnaq, where we will dive in the vicinity of Punta Karra. Place of special interest because of the possible sighting of whales and seals. In the afternoon, en route to Qassiarsuk, visit of Qooroq Ice Fjord, home to one of the most active glacier fronts in southern Greenland. We will navigate to the place where the density of icebergs is such that makes it impossible to continue the navigation. Without doubt, one of the best pictures of Greenland.
Dinner and overnight at the Leif Eriksson Hostel.
Day 6: Tasiusaq, "Kayak with Icebergs"
Walk to Tasiusaq farm, where seven people live in notable isolation next to Sermilik fjord, which is almost always blocked by the ice from icebergs coming from Eqaloruutsit glacier.
Arrival to Tasiusaq Camp, with its replica of a traditional Eskimo tent. Preparation of kayak materials, and contact with our new means of transport. Instructional session on the kayak, basic safety tips.
Travelling by kayak through the foothills of the Nordre Sermilik Fjord, which is always filled with icebergs of indescribable colours and textures from the Egaloruutsit glacier. This is an area in which the kayak is the only vehicle possible at this time of the year, due to the ice which blocks access to the area by the rest of the boats.
While navigationg with the kayaks, we will be looking the spot for our next dive.
Angling in the fjord.
Dinner and overnight at Camp Tasiusaq.
Day 7: Immersion on "Iceberg Bay"
Breakfast at Tasiusaq Camp, while we plan the 5th dive, this time in the bay. We will try to discover the best kept secrets in these fjords. Dive from shore. Picnic in Tasiusaq after immersion. Back to Qassiarsuk in ATV.
Hot shower and coffee "get-together" before dinner.
Typical eskimo dinner, with all products available at the time: seal, whale, mattak, caribou ...
Night at the Leif Eriksson Hostel.
Day 8: Reykjavik
Transfer Qassiarsuk-Narsarsuaq on a zodiac boat. Free time to visit Narsarsuaq. Flight Narsarsuaq-Reykjavik