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Iceland & Greenland Discovery

Travel on Iceland's ring road and discover stunning scenery and dramatic landscapes. A local expert guide helps you explore the unspoiled Icelandic countryside with volcanoes, lava fields, hot springs, mountains, fjords, glaciers and waterfalls. This escorted tour takes you both to classic nature hot spots and lesser-known sights, and includes several soft adventures and cultural visits. Continue your discovery tour to Ilulissat in West Greenland, a breathtaking location with huge icebergs, unspoiled wilderness, glittering glaciers, large whales and the exciting mix of authentic Inuit culture and a modern society under the magical light of the midnight sun.

Duration: 13 nights, Summer

Price: From $5,983

Highlights

  • 9 days Iceland and 4 days Greenland
  • 6-day fully escorted coach tour around Iceland's ring road
  • Superior tourist-class hotels at prime locations in Iceland
  • Included are visits to small local museums, cultural experiences and soft adventures
  • 4 guided excursions in Greenland to explore nature and culture
  • First class accommodation in Greenland

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Included:

  • Arrival & departure airport transfer by FLYBUS (no guide)
  • Fully escorted 6-day bus tour in Iceland with an English speaking guide
  • 10 nights accommodation in Iceland, in rooms with shower/wc
  • 3 nights acommodation in Greenland, in rooms with shower/wc
  • 13x breakfast and 2x dinner in Greenland (day 9 and 11)
  • Visit to natural history & seal museum in Hvammstangi
  • Visit to Viðimýri turf church
  • Entrance with towel at Mývatn Nature Baths
  • Admission to Petra’s Stone and Mineral Collection in the East Fjords
  • Multimedia presentation at Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Information Center
  • Visit to Icelandic horse stables & geothermal greenhouse
  • Flight Reykjavik-Ilulissat-Reykjavik including all airport transfers and taxes
  • 4 guided excursions in West Greenland as per itinerary
  • Bus to Blue Lagoon including entrance fee and towel (no guide)

Not Included:

  • Flights to/from Iceland
  • Travel Insurance - ask us and we will send you a free quote
  • Anything not specifically listed under Included

PRE & POST NIGHTS IN REYKJAVÍK: Included in this tour program, ask if you require extension nights.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS: Included in the program and price.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Superior tourist-class hotels in Iceland - in rooms with shower/wc. 4 star hotel in Greenland. 

Reykjavik: Icelandair Hotel Natura total of 5 nights / North Iceland: Icelandair Hotel Akureyri (1 night) and Hotel Sel-Mývatn at Lake Mývatn (1 night) / East Iceland: Icelandair Hotel Hérað (1 night) / Vatnajökull Region: Icelandair Hotel Kirkjubæjarklaustur (1 night) / South Iceland: Icelandair Hotel Flúðir (1 night) / Ilulissat, West Greenland: Hotel Arctic (3 nights). Note that above hotel list is subject to change and that double rooms in Iceland and Greenland are normally twin beds.

NATURE FEES: There is a possibility that some of the nature attractions around Iceland might charge an entrance fee during the trip. These entrance fees are not included in the tour price and need to be paid by all tour members additionally on the spot, when entering any of these nature sites. Locations, amount of entrance fee, form of payment and other details are not known at the present time and are subject to change.

 

 

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Day 1, FRI:

Welcome to Iceland

Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavik Airport to Icelandair Hotel Natura in Reykjavík where you spend the night. We provide you with ideas how to explore Iceland's capital on your own. Dinner suggestions as well!

Driving distance: (50 km/31 mls)

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Day 2, SAT:

Volcano Crater, Seals, Fjords & Mountains

At 09:00 meet our tour guide and depart from Icelandair Hotel Natura. Travel west, passing the town of Borgarnes and climb the Grábrók volcano crater. In the afternoon visit a natural history & seal museum in a small fishing village in Northwest Iceland and stroll around the local harbour. Further north we stop at the turf church of Víðimýri which has been extensively restored to its original form and is widely considered one of the purest and most beautiful examples of traditional Icelandic architecture. We continue along scenic fjord landscape and over several mountain passes until we reach Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland. Overnight at Icelandair Hotel Akureyri.

 

 

Driving distance: 425 km/264 mls

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Day 3, SUN:

The Capital of North Iceland, Lake Mývatn & Geothermal Baths

In the morning we explore Akureyri, a charming town of 17000 inhabitants, visit the botanical garden and enjoy the panoramic view over Eyjafjörður fjord. In the afternoon we travel to an important spot in Iceland's history, Goðafoss, the waterfalls of the Gods. We continue to Lake Mývatn which is known for its geological wonders and active bird life during summer. We stop at the bizarre lava formations at Kálfaströnd followed by a walk around the many pseudo craters and end an exciting day with a relaxing soak at Mývatn Nature Baths that contain a unique blend of minerals, silicates and geothermal micro-organisms. The warm soothing waters benefit both skin and spirit alike. Overnight at Sel-Hotel, Lake Mývatn.

 

 

Driving distance: 120 km/75 mls

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Day 4, MON:

Lava Labyrinth, Hot Springs & Travel East

In the morning we hike in a lava labyrinth at Dimmuborgir "the dark castles", hoping to get a glimpse of the trolls who are said to live there. After an optional lunch we visit the hot spring area of Námaskarð with bubbling mud pools and steaming solfataras. We head through the uninhabited highlands and moonlike surrounding to East Iceland. With some luck we might spot an Arctic fox or see reindeer. Subject to road conditions, we visit Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall in the northern part of Vatnajökull National Park. Overnight at Icelandair Hotel Hérað.

 

 

Driving distance: 250 km/155 mls

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Day 5, TUE:

Fjords, Glacier and Ice

It's a day to admire the dramatic fjord landscape and its tiny fishing villages at the end of twisty roads in the East Fjords. En route we visit an interesting stone and mineral collection. In the afternoon we see Vatnajökull – Europe's biggest glacier that is visible all over Southeast Iceland. Past the town of Höfn, we stop at Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs, and we explore the extraordinary site and might see seals swimming in arctic waters. You can walk on the black sandy beach where large icebergs get stranded. Depending on the season optional boat trips are available. We travel along the southern part of the glacier Vatnajökull and spend time at Europe's largest national park, which has Iceland's highest mountains, an alpine environment, and Europe's largest glacier. Overnight at Icelandair Hotel Kirkjubæjarklaustur.

 

 

Driving distance: 470 km/292 mls

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Day 6, WED:

South Coast

A beautiful drive with many natural wonders awaits us today. We head across the Eldhraun lava field and cross the sandy desert of the south coast, overlooked by mountainous cliffs, glaciers and waterfalls. We stroll along the black lava beach of Reynisfjara near Vík. In the small village of Skógar there is Skógafoss waterfall which is 60 meters high and is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. Further west we stop at the Eyjafjallajökull Information Center and learn about living next to a glacier and an active volcano. We continue to the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall which plunges over the mountain. There is an interesting trail that goes behind the fall – if you are prepared to get wet! Overnight at Icelandair Hotel Flúðir.

 

 

Driving distance: 240 km/149 mls

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Day 7, THU:

Icelandic Horses & Golden Circle

We explore classics today as we travel the route of the Golden Circle sights. We start the day at Friðheimar, where you learn about the Icelandic horse, its special qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse. Later on we see steam from the Geysir geothermal fields as we arrive. There is a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur "the Churn" which erupts at 5-10 minute intervals. We continue to Gullfoss, "the golden falls", which is a double waterfall that tumbles 34 meters into the Hvítá river and attracts travelers in summer and winter. We travel inland to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site. As we return to Reykjavík, we take you for a short city tour to show highlights of the world's northernmost capital. 2-night stay at Icelandair Hotel Natura.

 

 

Driving distance: 160 km/99 mls

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DAY 8, FRI:

Leisure Day in Reykjavík

Optional super jeep tour to Þórsmörk glacial valley.  Ask us about ideas of other optional tours and/or activities

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Day 9, SAT:

Travel to West Greenland

Airport transfer and flight from Reykjavik to Ilulissat. Transfer and welcome meeting at 4 star Hotel Arctic. Guided city walk of Ilulissat, welcome dinner and midnight sailing trip to the famous Ilulissat Icefiord that is the world's largest ice sculpture park.
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Day 10, SUN:

Hunter's Settlement

By boat to the small settlement Oqaatsut/Rodebay with a local population of about 40 persons totally dependent on fishing and hunting - a quite different world compared to the nearby town of Ilulissat. Guided walk through the village before enjoying lunch at the old trading station.

 

 

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Day 11, MON:

Inuit Settlement at Ilulissat Icelfjord

Guided walking tour to the old Inuit settlement in the Sermermiut valley on the famous Ilulissat Icefiord that was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2004. Learn about local history and Inuit customs and admire the views across the majestic icebergs. Rest of the day free at leisure to hike along the ice fjord and explore the town of Ilulissat. Farewell dinner at Hotel Arctic.

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Day 12, TUE:

Travel Back to Iceland

Spend some time in the morning to explore the town of Ilulissat and last minute Greenland shopping. Return by flight to Reykjavik and stay 2 nights in Iceland’s capital at Icelandair Hotel Natura.

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Day 13, WED:

Bus & Entrance to the Blue Lagoon

Non-guided return bus transfer to the famous Blue Lagoon where you get to soak off our travels in the warm mineral waters.

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Day 14, THU:

Departure Home

Individual transfer by Flybus airport shuttle to Keflavík Airport.

Driving distance: 50 km/31 mls

Price per Person in Summer 2017:

    Per person in Twin or Triple room: USD 5,741

    Single room supplement: USD 1,480

    Price is subject to change (mainly due to exchange rate)

Available Dates:

Date Availability Date Availability
May 26-Jun 08, 2017 Yes Jul 14-Jul 27, 2017 Yes
Jun 02-Jun 15, 2017 Yes Jul 21-Aug 03, 2017 Yes
Jun 09-Jun 22, 2017 Yes Jul 28-Aug 10, 2017 Yes
Jun 16-Jun 29, 2017 Yes Aug 04-Aug 17, 2017 Yes
Jun 23-Jul 06, 2017 Yes Aug 11-Aug 24, 2017 Yes
Jun 30-Jul 13, 2017 Yes Aug 18-Aug 31, 2017 Yes
Jul 07-Jul 20, 2017 Yes Aug 25-Sep 07,2017 Yes
    Sep 01-Sep 14 2017 Yes

- If you like to have more time to explore Reykjavik then we suggest adding a pre- or post night in Iceland's capital

DEPARTURES: Every Friday starting 26th of May and last departure 01st of September, 2017

DURATION: 14 days / 13 nights

TOUR START: Arrival in Iceland is on Fridays. Guided bus tour in Iceland starts on Saturdays at 09:00

END OF TOUR: On Wednesday in the afternoon. Departure from Iceland is on Thursdays.

LANGUAGES: English only

GROUP SIZE: Maximum 30 persons in Iceland / only small groups in Greenland due to logistic.

 

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Views from Iceland & Greenland Discovery

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  • Eyjafjallajökull glacier and volcano.JPG
  • Dimmuborgir, Lake Myvatn.JPG
  • Around Lake Myvatn, Iceland.JPG
  • Glacier Lagoon Jökulsarlon.JPG
  • Golden Circle - Geysir.JPG
  • Golden Circle - Gullfoss waterfall.JPG
  • Hike to Ilulissat Icefjord (1).JPG
  • Golden Circle - Geysir (1).JPG
  • Golden Circle - Thingvellir.JPG
  • Horses in West Iceland.jpg
  • Ilulissat Images (10).JPG
  • Ilulissat Images (20).JPG
  • Ilulissat by Greenland (20).jpg
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  • Midnight sailing at the Icefjord (29).JPG
  • Local Restaurant in Ilulissat (2).JPG
  • Midnight sailing at the Icefjord (16).JPG
  • Mývatn - hot springs and lava fields.jpg
  • Nature Baths Myvatn (1).jpg
  • Rodebay Boat Tour (5).JPG
  • Moss in Iceland.JPG
  • Reindeer Iceland (6).jpg
  • Reynisfjara beach with view to Dyrholaey.JPG
  • Rodebay Boat Tour (6).JPG
  • Vatnajökull national park (5).jpg
  • Skogarfoss waterfall, South Iceland.JPG
  • Rodebay Boat Tour (25).JPG

Highlights

  • 9 days Iceland and 4 days Greenland
  • 6-day fully escorted coach tour around Iceland's ring road
  • Superior tourist-class hotels at prime locations in Iceland
  • Included are visits to small local museums, cultural experiences and soft adventures
  • 4 guided excursions in Greenland to explore nature and culture
  • First class accommodation in Greenland

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