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GIS8RKV: Unesco Heritage Explorer / 8 days
Departures from Reykjavik

This tour celebrates the UNESCO sites of Iceland and South Greenland. Start in Iceland with included visit to the Golden Circle area including the World Heritage site of Thingvellir. In Greenland, explore UNESCO World Heritage gems such as Qassiasuk and Igaliko where you will find remains from the area's proud Viking settlements.

Iceland's Golden Circle combined with historic South Greenland with fertile fjords, the Inland Ice Cap and icebergs.

Reykjavik (Iceland)

A true blend of past and present. You will find all facilities of a metropolis as well as the warm friendliness of a small town.

This programme suits clients who do not want to change accommodation every day and those who like to have several options of evening restaurants and city facilities within close range.

Reykjavik is the ideal base for excursions to the most famous highlights of South Iceland:

  • The Blue Lagoon.
  • The majestic waterfall Gullfoss.
  • The Geysir area with erupting hot springs.
  • The National Park of Thingvellir; a historic site through centuries and a masterpiece of nature with a scenic lake and rifts which mark where the continental plates of Europe and America meet.

Narsarsuaq (Greenland)

Narsarsuaq is the gateway to South Greenland. Meaning ‘great plain’ in Greenlandic. Today the site serves as a small international airport and a small settlement, largely preoccupied working for the local tourism industry.

The area is offering a huge diversity of experiences from iceberg cruises to easy hikes in a nearby valley and a full-day trek to the Inland Ice Cap.

The area around Narsarsuaq is also Viking Country and there are numerous ancient remains from these first Europeans on the American continent. Erik the Red was the Viking who settled in Greenland and gave the huge island its name. Remains of his farm Brattahild can be found across Erik’s Fjord from Narsarsuaq, which is also the site of the first Christian church built on the North American continent. Other evidence of Viking settlements are easily accessible in the area, e.g. the ruins of the Viking Cathedral and Bishop’s Farm in the nearby village of Igaliku.

No visit to Greenland is complete without seeing a glacier up close, and in Narsarsuaq you can do just that in two different ways; by foot or (if you prefer to relax) by boat. Cruise among the icebergs to the fjord of Qooroq where the glacier of the same name is found. We go as close as we safely can and enjoy sights and sounds of the ‘newborn’ icebergs.
For a real Arctic adventure – join us for a full day hike to a melting glacier in the area behind Narsarsuaq. There will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy the local flora and fauna, do a bit of mountaineering and as a reward – see and touch the glacier, directly connected to the Inland Ice Cap.

 

Day 1

Arrival to Keflavik Airport. Transfer by FLYBUS to your hotel in Reykjavik. 

Included meals: None
Accommodation: Hotel Reykjavik Centrum 

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning city sightseeing of Reykjavik including the town of Hafnarfjordur where we visit the Fish Market, the open air museum Arbær, one of the outdoor swimming pools and the towering Hallgrim's Church. We also pass through the old town, the harbour, the summit-meeting house Höfdi and the House of Parliament.

Afternoon at leisure in Reykjavik.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Reykjavik Centrum

Day 3

Breakfast at hotel.

Today's excursion is one of the most popular day trips in Iceland: The Golden Circle. We experience the majestic waterfalls at Gullfoss, the erupting hot springs at Geysir, the national park of Thingvellir and the greenhouse village of Hveragerdi.

Tonight dinner is included at one of the oldest restaurants in town, Restaurant Reykjavik. We invite you to sample their famous Iceland Fish buffet.

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Reykjavik Centrum

Day 4

Breakfast at hotel. 

Taxi transfer to Reykjavik Domestic Airport for flight with Air Iceland from to Narsarsuaq.

Meet and greet by Arctic Adventure destination guide.
Transfer to the nearby Hotel Narsarsuaq for check-in and information meeting.

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner at the hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel Narsarsuaq

Day 5

Breakfast at the hotel. 

Start the day with a guided walk around the small settlement (included).

Day at leisure in Narsarsuaq for optional excursions.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Narsarsuaq

Day 6

Breakfast at hotel.

Day at leisure in Narsarsuaq.

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Narsarsuaq

Day 7

Breakfast at the hotel.

Farewell coffee with your guide. Transfer to the airport for Air Iceland flight to Reykjavik Domestic Airport. Transfer to your hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Reykjavik Centrum

Day 8

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer by FLYBUS from the hotel to Keflavik Intl. Airport. 

Be aware that you need to be in Keflavik Airport no later than 2 hours before your flight departs. Please seek advice from the hotel reception no later than the night before your departure regarding when your coach transfer should be booked.

Included meals: Breakfast

NOTE: Please contact us for a quote if you wish to book a Private Taxi Transfer from/to Keflavik Airport via Krysuvik Geothermal Area and/or the Blue Lagoon.

Route map

Departures

  • 2019: Guaranteed departures from Reykjavik every Wednesday from 05 June to 21 August

Included

  • Return flights Reykjavik-Narsarsuaq with all taxes
  • Transfers and accommodation with private facilities and breakfast
  • Arctic Adventure destination guide in Greenland and local guide in Iceland
  • Guided walk of Narsarsuaq
  • Golden Circle excursion
  • City tour of Reykjavik
  • 1 dinner in Iceland
  • 2 dinners in Greenland

Not Included

  • Travel insurance

Trip sheet

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