Region: Arctic

Destinations: Greenland

Narsarsuaq, gateway to the Viking Trails

​The population of Narsarsuaq is around 200 and their main occupation is the local airport and in tourism. In Viking times, between 1000 and 1500 AD, the area around this fjord saw many settlements.

Erik the Red

It was near present-day Narsarsuaq that the Icelandic Viking Erik the Red decided to stay. In Gardar and Brattahlíð traces of these Vikings can still be seen.

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Explore the remote fjords and shorelines of East Greenland, seeing remains from Thule, Norse, and Viking cultures in addition to Arctic wildlife

PLA11-25 East Greenland is among the most remote and least populated areas of the Arctic, a wild place of dramatic fjords, small Inuit settlements, and ancient remains from Viking and Thule cultures. Sail and explore the coastlines of this ruggedly beautiful...

m/v Plancius

m/v Plancius

Cruise date:

13 Aug - 2 Sep, 2025

Berths start from:

11000 USD