South Greenland

South Greenland

South Greenland is a truly remarkable destination for adventure travelers seeking a unique and unforgettable experience. With its old blue icebergs, rugged mountains, green meadows and pristine fjords, South Greenland is a place of incredible natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.

One of the best ways to explore South Greenland is by boat. It is so much more than just a way to get from A to B. It is a great opportunity to experience the amazing landscape that surrounds you. Compared to even less densely populated parts of the island farther north, the distances in South Greenland are relatively short, so you can travel quickly and easily between towns and villages. From the deck of your vessel, you’ll be able to witness the beautiful blue icebergs, as well as spot whales, seals, and other Arctic wildlife.

South Greenland is also a prime destination for hiking, with countless trails winding through the rugged mountain landscape. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or just starting out, there’s a trail for every skill level and interest, offering unparalleled views of the stunning natural beauty of the region. Your options are endless down here, where the beautiful, long peninsulas offer the perfect settings for relaxation. South Greenland is sheep-farming country, so you will see a lot of small, white and woollen creatures enjoying life to the full on the green hillsides.

For those interested in history and culture, South Greenland is home to some of the most well-preserved Norse ruins in the world. The settlement of Qassiarsuk, for example, was established by Erik the Red in the 10th century and today offers a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the early Norse settlers.

When in South Greenland don’t miss the hot springs of Uunartoq which is a natural wonder. To reach the hot springs of Uunartoq, you typically go by a boat tour from the nearby town of Qaqortoq. The journey takes approximately two hours and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding fjords and mountains. Once at the hot springs, you can relax in the warm waters and take in the stunning scenery.

South Greenland is home to some of the most spectacular landscape in Greenland with green forests, majestic mountains and beautiful fjord systems that will take your breath away. Especially also take time to visit the Tasermiut Fjord.  

In terms of accommodations, South Greenland offers a range of options from cozy guesthouses to remote a lodge.

You travel to South Greenland directly from Copenhagen, Denmark or Keflavik, Iceland arriving in Narsarsuaq from where your adventure will take part of departure. You also have the possibility to arrive in South Greenland with Sarfaq Ittu or with a flight from Nuuk if you have combined your visit in South Greenland with other destinations.

In conclusion, South Greenland is a destination that offers something for everyone. Whether you’re interested in wildlife, history, culture, or simply soaking up the stunning natural beauty, South Greenland is a must-visit destination that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

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Learn more about the local tour operators in East Greenland below.

Selected tour operators in South Greenland

Sermeq Helicopter

Sermeq Helicopters is a helicopter charter company based in Qaqortoq, South Greenland.

They are committed to provide a wide range of reliable, safe and professional helicopter services and are aiming to be the first choice when it comes to discovering Greenland’s south by helicopter.

Sermeq Helicopters now gives tourists, photographers and travel-lovers easy access to experience the diversity of South Greenland. From the green fields in the fiords to the sharp and tall majestic mountains, we can show you many exciting adventures and activities that South Greenland has to offer.

Blue Ice Explorer

Blue Ice is your ultimate tour operator for custom trips to South Greenland!

Their speciality is tailor-made package tours, for individuals as well as for groups, ranging from one to several days. They have office in Narsarsuaq (the gateway to South Greenland), but they cover most of South Greenland. The company is operating nine passenger boats for tours and transfers.

Moreover, they run the hostel in Narsarsuaq as well as Igaliku Country Hotel in Igaliku. Their knowledge of the area and many years of experience allow them to meet your individual requests and pave the way for an unforgettable experience during your stay in Greenland.

Greenland Sagalands

Greenland Sagalands is a family driven company since 2009, working to make your stay in Greenland as memorable as possible. They are in Qaqortoq and all tours are operated from the harbor.

They will help you explore the Greenlandic culture and visit the almost untouched places. The company provides information and advice, as well as offering fishing trips, hiking trips, boat trips, kayaking, etc., for individuals and groups. The office has a central location in the town of Qaqortoq, with a souvenir shop right next to the office. Greenland Sagalands is also the local tourist office in Qaqortoq.


Tasermiut is the specialist in adventure travel in South Greenland, the best place for adventure due to mild weather conditions and the safest fjords full of icebergs and glaciers fronts.

Tasermiut counts with a multinational Team of Leaders, English, Spanish, French, German and Italian speaking, ready to make of your trip the best ever. The trips include easy hiking, kayak excursion and glacier walk, that can be undertaken by any nature lover, the tours duration are mainly from 5 days or one week to 15 days and the group size from 1 to 12 travellers.

Hunter’s Eye

Hunter’s Eye in South Greenland is small local company based in Qaqortoq. Their mission is to offer foreign trophy hunters an opportunity to go hunting with local hunters and experience the majestic Greenlandic nature at the same time. They specialize in musk ox trophy hunting but also offer their guests hunting for other wildlife such as caribou, seal, king eider and fishing.

With their knowledge of local hunting areas and different wildlife, they can give you the trophy hunting experience that you don’t want to miss in Greenland. As local Greenlandic hunters and as a part of the Inuit culture they strive to and have the experience to use 100% of the wildlife hunted.

Polar-tut Narsarsuaq​

Polar-tut Narsarsuaq is a locally-owned tour company that offers a trifecta of experiences based in Narsarsuaq. Polar-tut Narsarsuaq offers excursions and boat transfers to Qooqqut Icefjord, Itilleq, Narsaq, Qaqortoq and Qassiarsuk as well as Inneruulalik and Sillisit sheep farms.

It is also possible to charter their boat for small groups looking for tailor-made journeys in South Greenland. All excursions begin in Narsarsuaq. They don’t have their own website, but you can learn more about the company through Visit South Greenlands website.

Nanortalik Tourism Service

Nanortalik Tourism Service is local tour provider as well as turist information office in the city of Nanortalik in South Greenland.

Nanortalik Tourism Service has existed since 1999, and thereby has many years of experience of dealing with guests and developing both short trips and trips lasting several days.