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Discover Iceland and Greenland Tour

14 days
13 nights

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Dates

Rates:

Per Person in USD:

$ 6,050.00 (double occupancy)
$ 7,585.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

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

Hotels:

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)
Lake Mývatn: 
Hotel Reynihlíð 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.

Included:

13x breakfast and 2x dinner in Greenland
Arrival & departure airport transfer by FLYBUS (no guide)
Fully escorted 6-day bus tour in Iceland with an English speaking guide
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)
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
Visit to Viðimýri turf church

Itinerary:

Iceland and Greenland tour combines the ring road in Iceland and discovery trip to Ilulissat in West Greenland

 

Day 1  : Reykjavik (31 mi)

Upon arrival transfer by Flybus shuttle to Icelandair Hotel Natura. Hotel check-in and free day. Explore Iceland's capital on your own. Overnight in Reykjavik (B)

Day 2  : Volcano Craters, Fjords and Mountains, and Seals (264 mi)

Today we begin our Iceland and Greenland tour. 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.

Day 3  : Akureyri, Lake Myvatn and Geothermal Baths (75 mi)

After breakfast, we explore Akureyri, a small town with a population of 170000, enjoy the view over Eyjafjörður fjord and visit the local botanical garden.

In the afternoon we drive to a prominent landmark in the history of Iceland, Goðafoss, the waterfalls of the Gods. Then, continue to the geological wonder Lake Mývatn, the habitat of many kinds of lake and marsh birds.

Our next stop is lava formations at Kálfaströnd and an easy walk around, exploring pseudo craters and bird life. This exciting day ends with a time to relax soaking at Mývatn Nature Baths containing healing blends of minerals, silicates, and geothermal micro-organisms. Overnight at Lake Mývatn area.

Day 4  : Lava Labyrinth and Hot Springs, continue East (155 mi)

Morning hike in a lava labyrinth at the Nature Reserve Dimmuborgir, „The Dark Castles.” It is among the most visited spots in Lake Myvatn area resembling a maze where trolls live according to a local legend.

In the afternoon we visit the hot spring area of Námaskarð and to watch steaming solfataras and bubbling mud pools.

Now we are heading to East Iceland through the uninhabited highlands and moonlike surrounding. If we are lucky, we might spot a reindeer or Arctic fox. If road conditions allow, we will visit Dettifoss in the northern part of Vatnajökull National Park. Dettifoss is Europe's most powerful waterfall. Overnight at Icelandair Hotel Hérað. (B)

Day 5  : Fjords, Glacier and Ice (292 mi)

We will spend the day in East Fjords admiring the landscape and small fishing villages, exploring local stone and mineral collection.

In the afternoon we see Europe's biggest Vatnajökull glacier visible all over Southeast Iceland. We pass the town of Höfn, stop at the glacial lagoon Jökulsárlón, filled with floating icebergs. We will explore this extraordinary site and might meet local seals swimming in the Arctic waters. Stroll on the black sandy beach where large icebergs get stranded or take an optional boat trip (depending on the season).

Explore the southern part of the glacier Vatnajökull, in Europe's largest national park with Europe's largest glacier, Iceland's highest mountains, an alpine environment, Overnight at Icelandair Hotel irkjubæjarklaustur (B)

Day 6  : South Coast (149 mi)

An exciting drive among Iceland's natural wonders is planned for today. We pass the Eldhraun lava field and the sandy desert of the south coast with rugged cliffs, glaciers, and waterfalls in the backdrop. We will walk on the black lava sand beach of Reynisfjara by Vík.
Another natural wonder you will see today is a 60-meter-high Skógafoss waterfall in the small village of Skógar.

Further west we will visit the Eyjafjallajökull Information Center where we learn about living next to an active volcano and a glacier. Next is Seljalandsfoss, arguably Iceland's most famous waterfall. Its robust cascade drops 200 feet from rocks into a quiet little pool below. An interesting train goes behind the fall if you are ready to get wet!
Overnight at Icelandair Hotel Flúðir (B)

Day 7  : Icelandic Horses and Golden Circle (99 mi)

Today we travel the famous Golden Circle route starting at Friðheimar, where you learn about Icelandic horses, and visit a geothermal greenhouse.
We continue to the Geysir geothermal fields steaming from the hot springs and bubbling pools. The original Geysir is now dormant. It has been replaced by "the Churn" Strokkur which erupts every 5-10 minutes. Our next stop is the golden falls, or Gullfoss, a waterfall tumbling 34 meters down into the Hvita River, and attracting tourists all-year round. We continue inland, to UNESCO designated Thingvellir National Park. We will take a short city tour when we return to Iceland's capital and will stay for two nights in Reykjavik Icelandair Hotel Natura (B)

Day 8  : Free day in Reykjavik

Explore on your own or join an  optional super jeep tour to Þórsmörk glacial valley. Overnight at Iceland air Hotel Natura (B)

Day 9  : Flight to West Greenland

our Iceland and Greenland tour continues to Greenland. Transfer to the airport and flight from Reykjavik to Ilulissat. Transfer from the airport to the hotel and welcome meeting at 4 star Hotel Arctic. In the evening city walk of Ilulissat, dinner and midnight cruise to the famous Ilulissat Icefiord. Overnight in Ilulissat (B, D)

Day 10  : Local Settlement

Travel by boat to a small settlement of Oqaatsut/Rodebay.  The local population of about 40 persons providing for themselves by hunting and fishing, We will take a guided walk through the village and enjoy lunch at the old trading station. Overnight in Ilulissat (B)

Day 11  : Inuit Settlement at Ilulissat Icefjord

In the morning we will drive by bus to the end of the road, then take a guided walk along the UNESCO World Heritage landmark Ilulissat Ice Fjord until we reach old Inuit settlement in the Sermermiut valley. We will learn about Old Inuit cultures, their history, and customs and admire majestic icebergs and take pictures. Rest of the day free to wlak, or hike along the Icefiord and explore the town. Farewell dinner at Hotel Arctic. Overnight in Ilulissat (B, D)

Day 12  : Return to Iceland

Free morning to explore the town of Ilulissat and last minute Greenland shopping. In the afternoon we fly back to Reykjavik where we spend our last two nights at Icelandair Hotel Natura (B)

Day 13  : Transfers and entrance to Blue Lagoon

After such a rigorous exploration of Iceland, you deserve a free day to soak off your tiredness in the healing warm mineral rich waters of the famous Blue Lagoon. Overnight in Reykjavik (B)

Day 14  : Departure (31 mi)

Individual transfer from your hotel to the airport by Flybus shuttle.

Notes:

English only

Maximum 40 persons in Iceland / only small groups in Greenland due to logistic.