Luxury Arctic Exploration
Discover the epic icefjords, icebergs, waterfalls and colourful cities of Greenland and Iceland
Personalised journeys from start to finish
Save an acre of rainforest each time you travel
Every detail taken care of
- All internal flights
- All private ground transfers
- Material and/or equipment for some of the technical activities
- A night at Reykjavik’s famous Blue Lagoon
- All inclusive stay at Camp Kiattua
At a glance
First, take a bite out Iceland’s vibrant capital, with a tour of Reykavik’s delicious food scene, before heading out to the cluster of Iceland’s natural beauty spots in the Golden Circle, such as the Thingvellir National Park, the impressive Gullfloss waterfall and the famous geysers, Geysir and Strokkur.
Before hiking up the magnificent Sólheimajökull glacier, jump on the back of a snowmobile for an exhilarating exploration of this expansive landscape. Continuing the exhilaration over in Greenland, you’ll jump aboard a scenic boat transfer through the Nuup Kangerlua ice fjord to your spectacular camp found at its shore. Here you’ll spend an unforgettable few days filled with unparalleled hikes through these serene surrounds, as well as enjoying coffee with the locals at the only remaining settlement in the area.
You’ll then find yourself doing the unimaginable: diving head first into the freezing ice fjord – wearing an insulated suit, of course. Heading to the ever-calving Eqi Glacier you’ll put your hiking shoes back on for a trip to the Delta. After a surreal boat trip under the midnight sun, you’ll finish this epic journey in the comfort of Reykjavik’s Blue Lagoon, to send you off captivated yet rejuvenated by the wonders of the arctic.
Example Trip Itinerary
Transfer to your hotel
Accommodation in Reykjavik
- 65 guest rooms
The Alda Hotel is located on the main shopping street, Laugavegur, in the center of Iceland’s vibrant capital city. 65 spacious, calm and stylishly Nordic rooms are available in a range of sizes, ideal for recharging your batteries after a day of exploring Iceland’s magnificent countryside or returning from the city centre, which is just one step away. Every room features access to high speed internet, HD TV and a walk-in shower in the bathroom. Fourth floor rooms allow access to a great balcony where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the colourful city and beyond to the fullest. A gym is located on the ground floor, with access to an outdoor terrace, and offers top-of-the-line exercise equipment including a treadmill, stationary bikes, free weights and a dry sauna. In-room massages can also be arranged. The hotel’s hip Barber Bar offers offers wine, champagne, fresh draught beer, spirits and cocktails, while a host of restaurants and the city’s vibrant nightlife are just all close by.
Set among snow-topped mountains and volcanic surrounds, Reykjavik is the energetic gateway city to a land of rugged adventures. As the planet's most northerly capital, Reykjavik greets you with a crisp, clean Icelandic breeze before charming you with its blend of small village feel and big city passion. Looking out across the sea to glacier views, this little city is split in half by the brilliant waters of Tjornin Lake and brims with highbrow museums, first-class geothermal pools and stylish restaurants.
Amble around these friendly and colourful streets before uncovering Iceland's more remote and isolated pockets that hold all-natural wonders of otherworldly lava fields and bubbling mud pools.
Get a real taste of this city during a foodie tour, where you will walk in and around downtown Reykjavik with a knowledgable local guide, admiring the city’s most beautiful attractions. First and foremost you will of course be exploring Reykjavik's food scene, and you'll visit some unique restaurants and enjoy delicious Icelandic cuisine.
Accommodation in Golden Circle
- Ten apartments and 24 guestrooms
Idyllically situated among the Golden Circle’s open countryside, close to some of Iceland’s most astounding natural wonders, is Hotel Grimsborgir and its luxury lodgings. Deluxe chalet-style apartments are dotted throughout the grounds, boasting bundles of space and facilities, while the main house’s rooms offer private terraces with hot tubs looking out to snowy mountains. Spend your days on glacier hikes and horseback rides, head out to gems such as Gullfoss and Geysir, before returning to this stylish hotel where the lovely home-from-home feel will welcome you in. Meanwhile, the night and lack of light pollution bring excellent opportunities for magical Northern Lights viewing.
Enjoy time based in the Golden Triangle exploring some of Iceland's most impressive sights. Three main attractions form the dazzling Golden Circle: Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and the geothermally active valley of Haukadalur, which contains the geysers Geysir and Strokkur. The region also serves a fantastic base from which to explore other areas in southern Iceland.
Snowmobile through incredible Icelandic landscapes, enjoying the epic views and adrenaline rush.
At Sólheimajökull glacier tongue, you'll get a chance to observe the amazing glacier and take a hike on the ice. The walk isn't too strenuous and you'll be accompanied by a knowledgeable, certified glacier guide.
Transfer to Reyjavik airport
Flight to Nuuk
Airport meet and greet
Private transfer to Nuuk harbour
Nuup Kangerlua Fjord
Pass by mind blowing landscapes through the iceberg filled waters, towards the one-of-a-kind Kiattua camp site.
Accommodation in Nuup Kangerlua Fjord
- Five tepees
- Mineral-rich hot tub
- Dining tent with private chef
- Open fire
- Eco-bathroom with hot shower
- Wood burning stove inside your private tent
Found 80km from the capital city of Nuuk, near Mount Kinaussak’s base and facing the frozen Nuup Kangerlua, you’ll find the welcome comfort of Kiattua Camp. This all-inclusive camp is nestled in a protective inlet and only accessible by boat or helicopter from the capital. Here, you’ll be fully surrounded by a landscape as indomitable as it is awe-inspiring, featuring the oldest mountains in the world at 3.8 billion years old, icy waters and even a sparkling waterfall. Far from the man-made world, the only touches of human hands outside of the camp can be found in the 800-year-old ruins of a Viking farmstead, bringing you closer to the world of Greenland’s first European inhabitants. The tents offer a touch of glamour to this frozen wonderland, boasting plenty of space to feel at home. Each tent features a double bed, a small table with chairs and, most importantly, a wood stove to keep you cosy during the night. Close by in a separate tent, you’ll find a fully equipped eco-bathroom with a much-desired hot shower. Head over to the dining tent where your chef will prepare cuisine sourced fresh from the sea and served straight out of the fire, along with wines, local beers or, making full use of the surroundings, the purest water nature can offer. There’s no better way to end a day than through soaking in the outdoor hot tub, allowing your muscles some soothing after busy days in the mountains and on the fjord, with the stunning surroundings as your backdrop.
Just north of Greenland’s capital, Nuuk, sits the breathtaking surrounds of Nuup Kangerlua Fjord, also known by its colonial name of Gilbert Sound. Ethereal and surreal, here you’ll find vast mountainous islands cradling the meeting point between glistening glacial waters and the deep blue Arctic sea.
Only by boarding a boat or helicopter from Nuuk can you gain access to the exclusive beauty of this fjord, promising the upmost tranquillity once inside. Yet once you’ve relaxed your mind with a deep breath of the crisp air, you simply won’t able to ignore the promise of adventure found at every turn.
At over 1000 metres tall and found on its own island of the same name, Mount Sermitsiaq is among the most notable mountains to climb here. Found near the mouth of the fjord, less than 20km from Nuuk, its summit is visible from the capital, calling out to you from the very moment you touch down in Greenland.
The fjord waters also beckon. Kayaking is the perfect activity to fully explore the area, allowing you to get up close to the majestic icebergs that decorate the water.
This is truly the adventurer’s paradise. It offers a wonderful paradox to those who visit, leaving you feeling as though you are in the midst of a nature documentary, while also in a land of pure fantasy.
Upon arrival at the camp, stretch your legs with a short hike to a stunning waterfall, with breaktaking views of the Kiattua valley.
This is a mind blowing hike from your camp around the Ice fjord, where you shall find a breathtaking view of the enormous icecap found just inland. It requires only a moderate fitness level and will be followed by gourmet lunch.
Visit the only remaining settlement in the entire Nuuk fjord area where you will meet the locals and see how isolated and self sufficient life is here. You will see the different facilities, private homes and get invited in for coffee with the locals.
Today you will sail upon the magnificent ice fjord, where you will see mountains heavily inhabited by many species of birds as well as other natural sanctuaries. Once you are far out in the ice fjord you will get into an insulated life suit before diving into water for a once in a lifetime swim in the icy water. You shall then return to camp in time for a late lunch with plenty of time to relax and enjoy your last day in the camp.
Closed boat transfer to Nuuk
Enjoy a tour of Nuuk, the capital city of Greenland and the world's northernmost capital, found on the southwest coast. Visit the colonial harbour - the largest port in Greenland, the main street and the fascinating national museum, one of the first museums established in Greenland. The museum has many archaeological, historical, and artistic artefacts and also has information about Greenland's many ruins, graveyards, and buildings.
Flight to Ilulissat
Transfer to your hotel
Accommodation in Ilulissat
- Ninety guestrooms
- Five igloos
- Restaurant and cafe
- Internet access
Experience the wilds of the Arctic nature with a stay at the eco-friendly Hotel Arctic. Sitting on the edge of the Ilulissat ice fjord, sublime front row views of drifting icebergs await you from the guestrooms, restaurant and barbecue terrace. Besides modern furnishings and local artwork, the rooms and suites enjoy town, harbour or sea vistas, while the property’s five igloos offer an extremely unique experience. Inspired by the classic eskimo igloo and providing absolute comfort with contemporary facilities, the igloos offer a truly special stay. Superb dining is also on offer here. From expert chefs serving the finest Greenlandic and international dishes at Restaurant Ulo, to scenic summer buffets and barbecues on the terrace, look forward to feasting on delicious meals alongside those bewitching bay views.
Explore the ever changing backlands or, depending on weather conditions, the city. On this tour you'll go in depth with the Sermermiuts 4000-year-long history and the different Inuit cultures and traditions. The area's natural beauty along with the exciting stories is bound to fascinate everyone.
Begin at the old cemetery, where people are still buried today, then follow the walkway to Sermermiut and Nakkaavik - the place to fall (Old Ladies Gorge). Instead of returning, continue along the track to Seqinniarfik 'Where we welcome the sun' (Holms Hill), where every year, on the 13th of January, the people of Ilulissat hike to welcome the sun after the long dark winter. Along the way, your guide will point out the historical sites, which can be hard to find, especially the old Inuit graves which lay hidden a little offtrack. Beautiful icebergs are the setting for the old settlement Sermermiut, located 1.5km south of Ilulissat. For 4000 years, different Inuit cultures lived in the settlement and today you can still see many remains that indicate their presence. A trip to Sermermiut is an absolute must when visiting Ilulissat, hear the guide tell stories about Inuit people's life and traditions before the Europeans came to Greenland. See turf hut ruins and touch the permafrost with your own hands.
Jump on board a boat and sail through the open sea towards Disko Island and for a good chance to spot whales close by. Disko Island has a very different, ever-changing volcanic landscape. When you reach the shore you will go for a hike in a beautiful area surrounded by sea and green vegetation. During the hike you shall pass impressive basalt columns and continue to the island's large glacier, the only place in Greenland where you can enjoy a summer dog sledging. After this unique experience, you shall hike back and enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant before sailing back in the evening sun.
Transfer to harbour
The transportation to and from Glacier Lodge Eqi is by boat, which an excursion by it self. Sail north along the coast in modern and comfortable boats, passing Bredebugt, the settlement of Oqaatsut and the big fiord system called Pakitsoq, where both whales and seals often are seen. Continue further still, through the Ataa Strait, which is surrounded by steep mountains with bird life and waterfalls. The ice secured boats lie approximately 2 hours in front of the glacier and wait for the ice to calve, while a delicious lunch is served.
At approximately 15:00 the boat will arrive at Port Victor, the harbour at Glacier Lodge Eqi. On land the camp guides will lead you to Glacier Lodge Eqi, situated on the rocks, approximately 100m above the water level. Practical information on the area is given in Café Victor and afterwards your guide will show you to your hut. Spend the rest of the day exploring the area or enjoying the view from the huts.
Enjoy a long and varied hike through several landscapes, such as fertile lowlands, wind-swept highlands, moraines and last but not least the inland ice with its crevasses, rivers and wells. Follow the track made by the French expedition leader Paul-Emile Victor, all the way to the ice cap. During the forties and the beginning of the fifties, this track was used by tracked vehicles carrying supplies for the Icecap expedition. Today you can find many remains of old machinery and an old cable car. In the last valley before the icecap, enjoy your lunch before climbing the moraine where you'll see the spectacular view of the ice cap. Return to the Eqi Glacier Lodge for a well-deserved dinner.
This hike will take you to the edge of the Delta with amazing views of the landscape. On the hike there and back you will also get spectacular views of the Eqi glacier.
Boat transfer to Ilulissat
Take a boat trip between the gigantic icebergs, some of which tower up to 100m above the surface of the water. No matter the weather they are beautiful to see, but their blue shades are best observed when it is cloudy and the midnight sun casts its glow on their forms during the night. The sun creates a unique array of colors across the surfaces of the icebergs. The midnight sun in Ilulissat lasts from May 21 to July 24. Remember to wrap up warm as it can get very cold on the boat trip. Coffee and tea will be served on board.
Transfer to Ilulissat airport
Flight to Reykjavik
Accommodation in Reykjavik
- 62 suites
- Wine cellar
Located in the heart of an 800-year-old, moss-covered lava flow, the Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland brings a new level of immersion and luxury to the iconic landmark. 62 suites are wonderful architectural creations, with cool, modern interiors and vast glass walls revealing the dramatic volcanic landscape outside and terraces surrounded by the steaming waters. An astonishing underground spa journey mixes dry heat, steam heat, massage, fire and a cold air well, culminating with the Blue Lagoon Ritual where you experience the geothermal seawater’s revitalizing mineral salt, silica and algae. Rounding out the wellness experience, Moss Restaurant has a menu that moves between Iceland’s mountains, farmlands and sea to show of the best of the island’s cuisine. The restaurant also features a chef’s table, a lounge, and a wine cellar deep in the centuries-old lava.
Private transfer to Reykjavik Airport
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We create fully personalised trips from start to finish, working with you to pick locations, accommodation and guides that suit you.
Each time you travel with us, you preserve an acre of precious rainforest through our partnerships.
From in-depth private tours to restaurant reservations, we take care of every detail so you can make the most of your journey.