Get close to the Ice Sheet from Narsaq and Narsarsuaq
The ice sheet has covered large parts of Greenland during the last 2-3 million years. Active glaciers and constant melting ensure that new ice continues to appear. You can hike, sail or fly by helicopter to the Ice Sheet with Blue Ice Explorer from Narsarsuaq.
In South Greenland you can hike to the Ice Sheet without any problem. Blue Ice Explorer has hiking trips to the ice and a boat trip which has particular focus on the Ice Sheet as the only destination.
Choose the trip that suits you best or consult the company. On our website you can find many examples of exciting trips with the ice as the main attraction. The huge cap of ice has covered large parts of Greenland during the last 2-3 million years.
The aging ice cap is a few metres thick at its edge, but more than 3,200 metres high at its highest point, as well as containing 10 percent of the world’s freshwater resources.
Tourist flights in Narsaq and Narsarsuaq
Blue Ice Explorer has sightseeing flights and longer trips with stops on the ground. Experience South Greenland’s delights from the air by means of a small helicopter that is ideal for reconnaissance of the ice (Eurocopter C120 4 seats).
Glaciers, fjord systems and magnificent valleys can be more or less impossible to get to. When seen from on high the landscape opens up and is certainly no less impressive.
Blue Ice Explorer offers helicopter trips on the small Eurocopter C 120 helicopter, which could have been designed specifically to study the landscape from on high.
You can choose between flights only or trips with landings that enable you to take a closer look at the area. This will allow you to get close to glacial crevices and blue ice and experience the huge dimensions from a different perspective.
River fishing in Narsaq and Narsarsuaq
Go on a daytrip to fishing spots or longer package tours with overnight stays at hotels or hostels with Blue Ice Explorer.
The area near Narsarsuaq is a paradise for anglers who love fishing for char in rivers..
The countless rivers around Erik’s fjord are perfect. Some of the rivers are crystal clear and ideal for fly-fishing, whilst others come directly from the glaciers and are therefore more turbid, in which case it’s best to fish with a spinner.
One thing’s for sure – the rivers are teeming with fish! Blue Ice Explorer has trips lasting several days with overnight stays at hotels or hostels. You can also put together your own trip.
Our personnel will help you with advice, provide information about fishing licences and good spots from where to fish.
Trophy hunting in Narsaq and Narsarsuaq
Blue Ice Explorer collaborates with Lax-á travel agency, which has established a first-class wilderness camp close to the Ice Sheet west of Narsaq.
The dream of a unique hunt for one of Greenland’s iconic land mammals such as the reindeer or musk ox is no more than a 4½-hour flight from Europe (Denmark) – and the wildlife in South Greenland is ideal for hunting trips. Blue Ice Explorer collaborates with Lax-á travel agency, which has established a first-class wilderness camp close to the Ice Sheet west of Narsaq. From here guides will accompany you on a hunt for reindeer or musk oxen.
Accommodation in Igaliku and Narsarsuaq
Blue Ice owns the hostel in Narsarsuaq. Additionally we own the charming Igaliku Country Hotel as well as the hostel “Gardar Hostel” in Igaliku.
Gardar Hostel is a cosy hostel located near the shop and harbour. Bring your own sleeping bag, cook your own meal and spend the night here. You can also order meals at the Igaliku Café.
There are 15 beds, split between a number of double rooms and a family room. There are separate toilets and bathrooms. The hostel has a large general-purpose kitchen with an adjoining and cosy dining room and sitting area.
Igaliku Country Hotel
Igaliku Country Hotel offers cosy and comfortable accommodation and delicious Greenlandic meals served in the café.
The hotel has 8 double rooms. There are separate bathroom and toilet facilities in the corridor, as well as a lounge overlooking the settlement of Igaliku. There are also 6 cabins, each with 2 beds (an extra bed can be provided). The cabins also have separate bathroom and toilet facilities in the service cabin.
The hotel is open from mid-May to mid-September. At either end of this period (i.e. from 1st May to 15th June and from 1st September to 1st October), companies and organisations can book the hotel’s facilities for meetings and conferences, etc.
Igaliko is a story in itself and provides a fantastic backdrop for the settlement’s little café. The settlement of Igaliko is situated at the end of the beautiful Igaliko fjord.
The café treats guests to cooked meals, coffee, tea and other refreshments in a setting that has played a key role in the country’s history.
The Norsemen’s Episcopal residence comprising a cathedral and a large farm was based here during the settlement of Greenland by the Norsemen 1000 years ago.
Narsarsuaq Youth Hostel
is a modern hostel with a large kitchen and living room. It can sleep 36 people in nine 4-room dormitories. There are 2 separate bathrooms, a terrace and barbecue area.
You also have the option of pitching a tent outside in which case you can pay for use of the kitchen, bathroom and washing machine.
The youth hostel is located on a plateau overlooking the fjord 600 metres from the airport.
It is not far from Blomsterdalen and Hospitalsdalen, where your luggage will be taken upon arrival and departure.