2017 - Horseback riding in southern Greenland, 8
Using the Icelandic horse we will be making a six day trip
by horseback between different sheep farms and experience
icebergs and the lush nature in the area around Qassiarsuk
in southern Greenland.
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The areas where we will be travelling are
historical lands with many traces of the old Norse settlers.
It was here that Erik the Red once lived. He was the one who
originally named Greenland and the origin of the name is
abundantly clear during summertime when the valleys are
overflowing with life.
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The trip will take place over eight days, of which
be spent on horseback. The Icelandic horses used during the
trip are of local stock and are used as workhorses by the
local sheep farmers in the area during the fall to gather
the herds. Exotic local wildlife that thrive in the area and
that we might encounter include the sea eagle.
In the village of Qassiarsuk we will visit the ruins and the
reconstructed farm of Erik the Red. We will stay at a hostel
and try out our horses and gear before starting our six day
long adventure on horseback. During the days we will be
travelling between different hostels and sheep farms who
will serve dinner upon arrival. One of the places we will be
passing by is called Tasiusaq and presides over the
beautiful, ice fjord Sermilik. We will finish the journey
with a Greenlandic barbeque in Qassiarsuk (that might be
changed to one of the other days).
What do previous travellers say?
"We would like to give some feedback from
our Greenland tour with horse back riding 2013. We had eight
fantastic days together with three new friends from Germany
The horses was incredibly talented. We noted that the
relation to the horse is different in Greenland compared to
A special tribute would've give to our eminent guide, Jytte.
She really is the right person in the right place.
Knowledgeable, responsive, sympathetic and helpful. Take
care of her.
Jytte has in a delightful way healed our lack of knowledge
The arrangement to live at the sheep farms, the homes of our
hosts, was perfect.
Best regards from two satisfied travellers
Charlotte Bjäreborn and Richard Wigvall"
"We are very pleased by the trip. The
hospitality, the guides, the food and the riding itinerary
were all great. We would love to make the same trip again!
The Greenlandic nature was radiantly beautiful and on top of
which we were fortunate enough to enjoy constant sunshine
throughout the entire trip."
"I would like to start by expressing my gratitude for a
fantastic trip! It revolves in my mind perpetually and I am
in no way finished with the Greenlandic experience." /Kajsa
||2017: (Availability updated Feb 18, 2017)
July 20 - 27 (Fully booked!)
July 27 - August 3 (4 seats left)
August 7 - 14 (Fully booked!)
If you are a group between 4-6
persons we might be able to open up an additional group.
Minimum 4 and maximum 6 participants per trip
| Price (Euro)
||2 900 €
You can also combine this trip with other
tours or more time in Greenland. You can also come to
Greenland via Reykjavik. Contact us for more info.
| Price includes
||• Airfare Copenhagen - Narsarsuaq return incl. all
taxes and fees. Ask for price from Reykjavik.
• Boat transfer Narsarsuaq - Qassiarsuk return
• Riding trip according to itinerary
• Full board from dinner, day 1 to breakfast day 8
• Luggage transfer between the different farms
• Overnight at sheep farm/hostel, 7 nights
• Local guide/horse handler during the ride
To book the tour or to contact us for any queries, just send
us an email at
or give us a call at +46-8-55626970
Day 1 -
We will be flying from Copenhagen to Narsarsuaq in the
morning. From Narsarsuaq we will be travelling by ship to
Qassiarsuk. We will then proceed to testing the horses and
gear that we will be bringing along on the actual horse
riding trip. During the day we will also visit the ruins as
well the reconstructed farm of Erik the Red before having
dinner. The night will be spent in a hostel.
Day 2-6 – On horseback
Each separate day we will spend
five to six hours travelling by horseback. We will bring
packed lunches each day and when we arrive to the sheep
farms/hostels our luggage will be there and dinner will be served before we retire.
Photo: Pamela & Sven Eckelhardt
Day 7 – Riding and Greenlandic barbeque .
We return late in the afternoon to Qassiarsuk where we
celebrate our arrival with a nice Greenlandic barbeque. The
night will be spent at hostel.
Day 8 - Flight home
After breakfast we make the short boat ride over the fjord
to Narsarsuaq. In the afternoon our flight will leave back to Copenhagen