Volcanoes & Ice: Iceland & Greenland

A taste of both the city and an iceberg town – what a contrast! As Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik (literally meaning “Smokey Bay”) is the northernmost capital city of the world. It is home to under 200,000 inhabitants, yet it boasts a plethora of sights and activities that will appeal to everyone. Clearly visible from wherever you are in the city, Hallgrímskirkja Church, stands proud at 74.5m. At the top of the building is a 360° viewing platform giving you views of the entire city and is well worth taking the time to visit.

Ilulissat, with its sprawling icebergs and dramatic landscape is in sharp contrast to Reykjavik. Yet there is more to Ilulissat than you might think. Nicknamed the Gastronome’s Getaway, you can enjoy different cuisine every night of the week. The start of the winter season is the time for dog sledding and there are no less than 3500 sled dogs. Remarkable when you think that there are only 4530 residents!

A Bespoke Tour

Our adventure-packed break includes a range of exciting excursions, giving you the opportunity to explore some of the world’s most impressive natural wonders, as well as taking in the sights of the city. Spending time in both Iceland and Greenland you’ll get to explore Reykjavik and the extraordinary landscapes of the Golden Circle before flying north and embarking on the second leg of your journey, Greenland’s west coast.

This 7-day tailor made tour is an experience you won’t want to miss out on:

  • Explore the exciting city of Reykjavik
  • Wonder at the impressive geysers
  • Witness Iceland’s greatest waterfall
  • Join the hunt for the Northern Lights
  • Visit the vast Ice Fjord
  • Close your eyes and listen to the cracking and rumbling echoes of the icebergs

Our itinerary will give you a few ideas about what you can expect to experience.

Day 1: Reykjavik

The City That Never Sleeps

Fly in from London to Iceland’s capital Reykjavik and pick up your transfer to the Hotel Reykjavik Centrum. Comfortable, stylish and boasting a bountiful seafood menu, the hotel is situated in one of the city’s oldest streets. If you are visiting Reykjavik in the winter, a Super Jeep tour in search of the Northern Lights is a must!

Day 2: Reykjavik and its Perimeter

An Impressive Natural Phenomena

Dramatic geysers, imposing waterfalls and impressive natural wonders – just some of the experiences waiting for you as you head outside of the city on our included tour of the Golden Circle. You will also get to enjoy the vast landscapes of Thingvellir National Park, the site of Iceland’s first parliament.

You’re bound to have worked up an appetite after all that exploring and the city is renowned for its wide choice of restaurants. There is also an excellent fish market, offering multi-course tasting menus. Guaranteed to tickle any palette.

Day 3: Ilulissat

Days 3 – 5: The Crack of the Icebergs

After a leisurely breakfast, you’ll transfer to the airport to pick up your flight to Ilulissat, on Greenland’s west coast. Your local guide will be waiting to greet you and take you to Hotel Arctic, your base for the next 3 nights. Literally on the edge of the Ilulissat Ice Fjord, it takes in the striking views of the town and the iceberg littered bay.

Once you’ve settled in, you’ll get the chance to familiarise yourself with your surroundings with our short-guided tour. A prelude to what lies ahead, it will give you an insight into the area before exploring the mountains and glaciers in detail. For the more adventurous there’s everything from helicopter flights and iceberg cruises to scenic hikes, all providing a fascinating glimpse of life in the Arctic. A welcome and farewell dinner is included in your stay.

Day 4: Reykjavik

Day 6: The City Beckons Once Again

As we return to Reykjavik, you’ll get the chance to explore this vibrant city once more before heading home. If you haven’t already, why not take a soak in the geothermal water of the Blue Lagoon, or get a glimpse of the local wildlife with a cruise out to the Westman Islands, before enjoying your final evening.

Day 5: Reykjavik / Departure

Day 7: We Bid You Farewell

The morning is yours to enjoy and take in any last-minute shopping or sight-seeing before making your way to the airport for your return flight home.

What's included

Included in your experience:

  • Return economy class flights to Reykjavik from London
  • Flights from Reykjavik to Ilulissat
  • 3 nights’ stay at the Hotel Reykjavik Centrum (bed and breakfast)
  • 3 nights’ stay at the Hotel Arctic, Ilulissat (bed and breakfast)
  • Golden Circle excursion
  • Ilulissat information meeting and guided walk of Ilulissat
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Ilulissat

Not included in Your Experience:

  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions with local partners

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