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14 days / 13 nights
Availability : June - August
Keflavik international airport
Keflavik international airport
Max People : 30
Tour Code

GJ 92 & WGR-3

Tour Details

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 massive icebergs, rugged wilderness, glittering glaciers, giant whales and the exciting mix of authentic Inuit culture and a modern society under the magical light of the midnight sun.

The price is EUR 5860 per person in a double or twin room.
Single supplement is EUR 1520 if staying in a single room. 

Please note that flight supplement might apply depending on flight availability.

GJ Travel does not offer twin share with other solo travelers.

Departure & Return Location

Keflavik international airport (Flybus shuttle)

Tour dates

Only on Tuesdays & Fridays

Departure Time

Day 2 at 9:00 at Icelandair Hotel Natura, subject to change

Price Includes

  • Arrival & departure airport transfer by Flybus shuttle
  • 6-days fully-escorted bus tour in Iceland with English speaking guide/driver-guide
  • 10 nights accommodation in Iceland, in rooms with private showers
  • 3 nights accommodation in Greenland, in rooms with private showers
  • Daily breakfast, and 2x dinner in Greenland
  • Visit to natural history & seal museum in Hvammstangi (Iceland)
  • Visit to Viðimýri turf church (Iceland)
  • Mývatn Nature Baths, entrance and use of towel (Iceland)
  • Admission to Petra's stone & mineral collection (Iceland)
  • Multimedia presentation at Lava Center (Iceland)
  • Visit to Icelandic horse stable & geothermal greenhouse (Iceland)
  • Blue Lagoon by bus, entrance & use of towel (Iceland)
  • Flight from Reykjavik - Ilulissat - Reykjavik, including all airport transfer & taxes
  • 1-2 hours guided city walk Ilulissat (Greenland)
  • 3 hours easy hike to Sermermiut Inuit settlement (Greenland)
  • 3 hours sunset cruise among giant icebergs (Greenland)
  • 6 hours boat trip to hunter's village Ilimanaq and whale watching in the Disko bay incl. lunch (Greenland)

Price Excludes

  • Any private expenses
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Single supplement (mandatory when traveling in single room)

Important: Trips to Greenland are always subject to weather conditions. Delays and flight cancellations can happen. Therefore we strongly recommend you to buy a travel insurance in the country of residence that would cover any additional travel expenses, should your flights be delayed or cancelled due to weather. We recommend not to book any international flight directly after a trip from Greenland.

Cancellation & payment policies

Highlights & Experiences

This tour is combination of Iceland and Greenland. For Iceland, escorted tour takes you both to classic nature hot-spots and lesser-known sights. The tour includes several soft adventures and cultural visits. Some outdoor activities might differ between seasons depending on weather and road conditions. For Greenland, it’s a 4-day all-inclusive package including return flight from/to Reykjavík.

  • 9 days in Iceland & 4 days in Greenland
  • 6-day fully escorted coach tour around Iceland's Ring Road
  • 4 guided excursions in Greenland to explore nature & culture
  • Comfort tourist-class hotels at prime location in Iceland
  • First-class accommodation in Greenland
  • Included are visit to small local museums, cultural experience and soft adventures
  • Golden Circle
  • Mývatn Nature Baths
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Jökulsárlón, glacier lagoon & diamond beach
  • Sunset cruise among giant floating icebergs
  • Hunter's village Ilimanaq
  • Whale watching in the Disko Bay
Itinerary

Day 1Welcome to Iceland

Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavik international airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik.

Meals: None
Accommodation: Icelandair Hotel Natura or similar / Driving distance: 50km (31mls)

Day 2Volcano Crater, Seals, Fjords & Mountains

At 09:00 meet our tour guide and depart from Icelandair Hotel Natura. Travel west along the scenic Hvalfjörður fjord and the town of Borgarnes. Easy hike on Grábrók volcano crater in the middle of a greenish lava field. In the afternoon visit a natural history & seal museum in the fishing village of Hvammstangi. Further north stop at the turf church of Víðimýri and then continue along scenic fjord landscape and over several mountain passes until we reach Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland. The overnight location at Akureyri allows you to walk around the town.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Icelandair Hotel Akureyri or similar / Driving distance: 425km (264mls)

Day 3The Capital of North Iceland, Lake Mývatn & Geothermal baths

In the morning we explore the town of Akureyri: visit the botanical garden, walk the streets and admire the panoramic view over the Eyjafjörður fjord. In the afternoon we travel to Goðafoss – the waterfalls of the Gods. Then we explore Lake Mývatn, famous for its strange lava formations at Kálfaströnd, its pseudocraters at Skútustaðir and its tephra cone Hverfjall. We end the afternoon relaxing in the geothermal Mývatn Nature Baths with a fantastic view over the whole area.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sel-Hotel Mývatn or similar / Driving distance: 120km (75mls)

Day 4Lava 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 moon-like surrounding to East Iceland. With some luck, we might spot an Arctic fox or see reindeer. From June to August the tour includes a detour to Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall in the northern part of Vatnajökull National Park. Overnight in Borgarfjörður-Eystri, a tiny village, at the end of the road at one of the most beautiful fjord settings in Iceland.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Álfheimar Guesthouse in Borgarfjörður-Eystri or similar / Driving distance: 250km (155mls)

Day 5East Fjords

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 and on 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. We overnight in the town of Höfn.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Höfn or similar / Driving distance: 260km (161mls)

Day 6Vatnajökull Glacier, Ice Lagoon, Diamond Beach & South Coast

In the morning we start with a 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, the so-called Diamond 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 second-largest largest national park, which has Iceland’s highest mountains, an alpine environment, and Europe’s largest glacier. A beautiful drive with many natural wonders awaits us in the afternoon as we head across the Eldhraun lava field, cross the sandy desert of the south coast, overlooked by rugged cliffs, glaciers, and waterfalls. The world-famous Reynisfjara shore, near the village Vík, is widely regarded as the most impressive black sand and pebble beach in Iceland and features an amazing cliff of regular basalt columns resembling a rocky step pyramid. Out in the sea are the spectacularly shaped basalt sea stacks Reynisdrangar. In the small village of Skógar, there is Skógafoss waterfall which is 62 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 65-meter 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!

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Eyjafajallajökull or similar / Driving distance: 380km (236mls)

Day 7Icelandic 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 unique 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 travellers all year round. We venture inland to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, and an area of exceptional geological and historical interest. The Þingvellir area is part of a fissure zone running through Iceland, situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The faults and fissures make evident the rifting of the earth’s crust. As we return to Reykjavík, we take you for a short city tour to show highlights of the world’s northernmost capital. Overnight is Icelandair Hotel Natura or similar.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Icelandair Hotel Natura or similar / Driving distance: 160km (99mls)

Day 8 Leisure day in Reykjavik

Leisure day in Reykjavik or optional super jeep tour to Þórsmörk glacial valley

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Icelandair Hotel Natura or similar

Day 9Travel to Ilulissat, West Greenland, Sunset Cruise at the Ilulissat Icefiord

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 sunset cruise among giant icebergs in the the famous Ilulissat Icefiord, a UNESCO world heritage site, which is the world’s largest ice sculpture park.

Meals: Breakfast & welcome dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Arctic, subject to change

Day 10Boat trip to Hunter's Settlement & Whale Watching tour

We sail south along Ilulissat Icefiord, where we admire the huge icebergs and the local fishermen in their small boats. We reach Ilimanaq settlement, still dependent on hunting and fishing. When we arrive at the pier we will see wooden houses from the old Danish trading station, dated back to 1730. After a walk through the settlement we visit a small local restaurant, where we enjoy a lunch (included) based on Greenlandic specialties. On the return, we cruise the Disko Bay to spot for migrating whales before we reach Ilulissat.

Meals: Breakfast & lunch
Level of difficulty: easy
Accommodation: Hotel Arctic, , subject to change

Day 11Inuit Settlement at Ilulissat Icefiord

Guided walking tour to the old Inuit settlement in the Sermermiut valley, located at 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 Icefiord and explore the town of Ilulissat. Farewell dinner at Hotel Arctic.

Meals: Breakfast & Farewell dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Arctic, subject to change

Day 12Travel 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 two nights in Iceland’s capital.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Icelandair Hotel Natura or similar

Day 13Blue Lagoon

Non-guided return bus transfer to the famous Blue Lagoon where you get to soak off your travels in the warm mineral-rich waters. Entrance fee and towel included.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Icelandair Hotel Natura or similar

Day 14Departure Home

Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle (no guide) to Keflavik Airport

Note: Excursion days may alter depending on weather and a minimum number of participants.

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