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  • 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
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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

Day 1 - 2

Reykjavik

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Transfer to your hotel

Accommodation in Reykjavik

One night in Reykjavik One night in Reykjavik

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.

Fish tapas in Reykjavic, Iceland
Reykjavik food tour Reykjavik food tour

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.

Days 2 - 4

Golden Circle

Accommodation in Golden Circle

Two nights in the Golden Circle Two nights in the Golden Circle

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.

Snowmobiling in the Golden Circle Snowmobiling in the Golden Circle

Snowmobile through incredible Icelandic landscapes, enjoying the epic views and adrenaline rush.

Glacier hike Glacier hike

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.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Transfer to Reyjavik airport

Flight

Flight to Nuuk

Transfer

Airport meet and greet

Transfer

Private transfer to Nuuk harbour

Days 4 - 7

Nuup Kangerlua Fjord

Scenic closed boat tour to Kiattua camp site Scenic closed boat tour to Kiattua camp site

Pass by mind blowing landscapes through the iceberg filled waters, towards the one-of-a-kind Kiattua camp site.

Accommodation in Nuup Kangerlua Fjord

Two nights in Nuup Kangerlua Two nights in Nuup Kangerlua

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.

Waterfall hike Waterfall hike

Upon arrival at the camp, stretch your legs with a short hike to a stunning waterfall, with breaktaking views of the Kiattua valley.

Hike to Ice-fjord with a view of the Icecap Hike to Ice-fjord with a view of the Icecap

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 to the Kapisillit settlement Visit to the Kapisillit settlement

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.

Icefjord swim Icefjord swim

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.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Closed boat transfer to Nuuk

Days 7 - 8

Nuuk

Guided city tour Guided city tour

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.

Flights & Transfers

Flight

Flight to Ilulissat

Days 7 - 9

Ilulissat

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Transfer to your hotel

Accommodation in Ilulissat

Hike to Sermermiut Hike to Sermermiut

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.

Disko Island adventure Disko Island adventure

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.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Transfer to harbour

 
Boat trip to Glacier Lodge Eqi Boat trip to Glacier Lodge Eqi

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.

Days 9 - 12

Eqi Glacier

Dayhike to the Inland Ice Dayhike to the Inland Ice

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.

Hike to the Delta Hike to the Delta

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.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Boat transfer to Ilulissat

 
Iceberg sightseeing and midnight sun Iceberg sightseeing and midnight sun

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.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Transfer to Ilulissat airport

Flight

Flight to Reykjavik

Days 12 - 14

Reykjavik

Accommodation in Reykjavik

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Reykjavik Airport

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