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Blue Ice Explorer

Narsarsuaq, Greenland
About Blue Ice Explorer
Blue Ice Explorer is your local tour organizer to South Greenland a la carte, for individuals as well as for groups. We are based in Narsarsuaq, but operates in most of South Greenland. Specialized in package tours for individual travelers. Standard packages from 3 to 13 days. Customized tours can also be arranged. Sailing - scheduled boat service and tours - throughout South Greenland Day trips - hiking, boating Rental of equipment for a wide range of activities Information and help with all kinds of logistics
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mary Exeter wrote a review Nov 2019
Devon, United Kingdom22 contributions5 helpful votes
We arrived on the Marco Polo ship and went on a Blue Ice speed boat. Four of us. Asked if we wanted to sit in or out, we naturally sat out. Sat on a bench in front of the cabin - not really big enough for 4 and nothing to hold onto. Feet kept sliding. Boat went at speedboat speed so was really scary as felt any bump would knock us over the low rail. Could not move to attract driver's attention to slow down. I sat inside on way back. Not able to take photos when at speed. Driver could not be a guide as spoke little english. Pretty fjord but scary trip. Don't go on this small boat as not safe. No lifejackets.
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Date of experience: July 2019
Laurie_B_VA wrote a review Oct 2019
Springfield, Virginia366 contributions174 helpful votes
We took this tour during a day stop in Qaqortoq--and we booked way in advance. We got a group of 12 so we could book one whole boat and be guaranteed that the trip would go. At the time of the trip, we walked over to the side of the pier and they were all ready with a sign with our name on it. They were running 2 or 3 trips at the same time. I was so glad when I saw our boat, which was like a little school bus with 12 seats in rows inside the cabin and wheelhouse of the boat. Even in summer, the idea of 100 minutes riding outside to the glacier would have been terrible. However, because i was dressed for the glacier, i was super warm on the boat and had to shed many layers. I was also glad I brought water and a snack. Not much happened on the way out there, we saw some icebergs, but we kept moving. At the ice cap, it is not like a tour that is made for people. We scrambled off the front of the boat and down onto the rocks. We walked around to see the amazing colors of the ice and the cave underneath where it is riding over the top of the rocks. Some in our group scrambled up higher onto the rocks along the glacier. While we were there, 2 other boats pulled up and then a zodiac. It made for a little crowding, but everyone helped each other up and down rocks, etc. This is not for those with mobility challenges--there are no flat spots and there is some scrambling and climbing required. On the way back, we made extensive loops through the icebergs, to a waterfall, to a cave in the cliffs, and looked at many interesting things. We also stopped to meet a fisherman who was using just a handheld length of rope with hooks on it and he just kept dipping it in the water--like he was cleaning the rope--and yet the fish just kept coming up! It was as if they wanted to be caught. These cod were amazing. The seagulls were everywhere hoping he would drop one. Just a local guy but what a great lesson in local culture for us. We returned to the dock dry, happy, and on time. Great trip. As others have noted, it was spare in terms of narration or amenities, but I was warm, safe, and had a great experience.
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Date of experience: September 2019
HoustonMissionTrip wrote a review Sep 2019
Houston, Texas131 contributions32 helpful votes
took a day tour on a cruise with Blue Ice to visit the ice cap. Great visit and scenery. Don't expect a lot of commentary from the boat crew, but they did a great job getting us there and back.
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Date of experience: August 2019
Johnny A wrote a review Jul 2019
Bergen, Norway8 contributions3 helpful votes
This was my second visit to the Narsarsuaq area. I used the services of Blue Ice Explorer during my first stay. Everything is taken care of. Transportation from their HQ (150 m from the airport) to the harbour is included in the boat transport. This is a one stop shop where you can get food, snacks, maps, cold beer and fuel for your primus stove. I had to change my travel plans during my stay - no problem. I got an e-mail with options to choose among within an hour. A great thank-you to the staff at Gardar bygdehotell for your hospitality. And not to forget - the spice cake is awesome. I am very impressed by the can do-attitude of Jacky and his team, and will use their services again the next time I visit the area.
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Date of experience: June 2019
karlyn wrote a review Nov 2018
Dana Point, California112 contributions55 helpful votes
We took the 4 hour boat tour to visit the Greenland Ice Cap. We got off the boat and hiked up a few rocks, pretty easy even for 80-year olds. The blue ice bergs on the way to and from the ice cap were spectacular! Everything about this tour was over the top wonderful. We had a beautiful sunny day which made the best even better! I only want to add, that from what we could tell, there were just 2 boats holding 6 persons each. SO when you sign up for your cruise as soon as you find this excursion, sign up for it that minute. With only 6 or 12 slots, they go very fast and you do not want to miss this one. It is really a life highlight and we have visited over 100 countries and have seen many places. This is really a great adventure. Please DON'T miss this one.
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Date of experience: September 2018