Fairy Tale of Two Cities in the Arctic

From DKK 22000

PRICE P.P. IN DOUBLE ROOM


Price per person in double room

From DKK 22000

TOUR DURATION

5 days

Availability

Jun - Aug

Accommodation

Hotel Arctic, Grand Hotel Reykjavik

7 Day Adventures in Iceland and Greenland

Exploring the Arctic may be the dream of many people. And here we are! Arctic Adventure is here to make your dreams come true! With this 7-day Fairy Tale of Two Cities journey, Greenland and Iceland are not only the pictures you see on the computer, they will be the most magical lands that you ever set foot in.

Iceland enjoys a quite systematic travel industry and we have included its most classic tours – Golden Circle and South Iceland Day tour as optional activities for you to choose from.

Greenland is unexplored by mass tourism yet, which makes it perfect to enjoy the authentic nature and enjoy the calm town in the summertime. With Arctic Adventure guide and our new boat, you will have the chance to both explore the nature and experience its unique culture.

Hotel and flight tickets are included in the price. Scroll down to read more!

JIS7RKV- Photo by Julie Skotte – Visit Greenland

Day by day & Tour Map

Day 1 Join us in Reykjavik

Join us on a 7-day adventure of Iceland and Greenland! When you arrive at Keflavik Airport, you can use the shuttle bus ticket provided by us to board on the bus and head to the hotel in Reykjavik.

In this journey, the hotel we choose is Grand Hotel Reykjavik. However, a similar hotel with the same range will be provided if Grand Hotel is not available. Have some rest, we will explore Greenland tomorrow!

Day 2 Fly to Ilulissat, City Walk & Sunset Cruise

Today, we will travel to Greenland! A local driver will pick you up with a private car and transfer you to Reykjavik Domestic Airport. The direct flight from Reykjavik will take you to Ilulissat within 3.5 hours. While you are waiting for your luggage, you can spot our Arctic Adventure guide in the red uniform awaits you at the airport.

After a smooth check-in at Hotel Arctic with our guide, you can learn the details of this itinerary and dos and don’ts in Greenland at the warm Welcome Meeting.

When you are ready, our guide will show you around Ilulissat through a 1-hour long City Walk of Ilulissat. We will walk around the cosy Ilulissat and explore its main attractions - the church, old fishing harbour, the old part of town with its colonial buildings, local museum and more. An entrance ticket of the local museum is included in this excursion, you can choose to visit today or later during this journey.

Around dinnertime, you can enjoy a 2-course dinner at Hotel Arctic.

When it is about the sunset time, if you are interested, you can join our optional activity – Sunset Cruise to the Ice fjord. You will board on the boat with Arctic Adventure guide and sail out into the ocean to enjoy the breath-taking view of Arctic sunset. White and pure icebergs reveal its special pinkish charms under the glory of the sunset. What a picturesque view!

Optional Activities Sunset Cruise to Ice Fjord inc Refreshment 3 hours, Difficulty 1

Day 3 Glacier Eqi & Rodebay

Ilulissat means “town of icebergs” in Greenlandic. The gigantic icebergs nurture the local people year after year. Today, you can explore Ilulissat and its nature by yourself. Alternatively, you can join our 7-hour optional excursion “Glacier Eqi & Rodebay”. This excursion combines a visit to the small settlement of Rodebay with a cruise to the 5-km wide Eqi glacier. You can experience typical settlement in Greenland and enjoy the magnificent nature.

Arctic Adventure guide will pick you up at Hotel Arctic and drive to the harbour. From there, we will sail further north to Rodebay. On the way, we will sail through numerous icebergs and enjoy the beautiful view of Eqi glacier. On Rodebay, you will have time to walk around. This small settlement has only around 37 residents, but it has all the facility people needs. You will be amazed at how locals live their life in the Arctic circle.

The area of this excursion is excellent for spotting whales. If you are lucky, you may hopefully spot the appearance of the gentle giants – Whales! Lunch or dinner is included in the itinerary depending on the departure time.

Optional Activities Glacier Eqi & Rodebay 7 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 4 Back to Reykjavik

Today is the last day of this short trip in Greenland. Arctic Adventure guide will pick you up at Hotel Arctic and drive you to the airport.

The flight leaves for Reykjavik usually departure around 12. If you still have to explore Ilulissat and join some optional activities in the morning, you can contact the tour guide at any day during your stay.

Upon your arrival at Reykjavik Domestic Airport, the local driver will pick you up and accompany you to your hotel. Tonight, you can have some rest or explore the city on your own.

Day 5 Reykjavik – Classic Golden Circle

As the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik is the melting pot of modern and traditional. Today, you can explore the city by yourself. Alternatively, you can join the Classic Golden Circle tour to explore the natural sites around Reykjavik.

The Golden Circle Classic tour which takes around 7 hours. We drive northeast and stop at the most famous attractions along the way - Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site of Gullfoss Waterfall; and the Great Geysir. Pick-up and drop-off service are included, please check with the hotel reception for the pick-up point near you.

Optional Activities The Golden Circle Classic – 7 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 6 Reykjavik – South Iceland Explorer Tour

The systematic travel industry in Iceland enables travellers to experience more natural sites within a relatively shorter period of time. South Iceland Explorer tour is one of the classic routes. You can join this optional activity today or explore the city.

In the South Iceland Explorer Tour, we drive south through unique farmlands, mountains, glaciers, extinct (hopefully) volcanos, and the roaring Atlantic Ocean. Seljalandsfoss waterfall, the black sand beach in Vik and Reynisdrangar are some of the attractions you will see on this trip of approximately 10 hours. Travel in a comfortable bus as you explore the South Coast on Iceland.

Optional Activities South Iceland Explorer Tour – 10 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 7 Departure day & Goodbye Reykjavik

All good things must come to an end, and today is the time to say goodbye to the North Atlantic. We will provide you with a Flybus ticket which will take you from the hotel to Keflavik Airport. Please inform the hotel reception about your flight schedule the night before departure to reserve a seat on the correct Flybus departure.

Day 1 Join us in Reykjavik

Join us on a 7-day adventure of Iceland and Greenland! When you arrive at Keflavik Airport, you can use the shuttle bus ticket provided by us to board on the bus and head to the hotel in Reykjavik.

In this journey, the hotel we choose is Grand Hotel Reykjavik. However, a similar hotel with the same range will be provided if Grand Hotel is not available. Have some rest, we will explore Greenland tomorrow!

Day 2 Fly to Ilulissat, City Walk & Sunset Cruise

Today, we will travel to Greenland! A local driver will pick you up with a private car and transfer you to Reykjavik Domestic Airport. The direct flight from Reykjavik will take you to Ilulissat within 3.5 hours. While you are waiting for your luggage, you can spot our Arctic Adventure guide in the red uniform awaits you at the airport.

After a smooth check-in at Hotel Arctic with our guide, you can learn the details of this itinerary and dos and don’ts in Greenland at the warm Welcome Meeting.

When you are ready, our guide will show you around Ilulissat through a 1-hour long City Walk of Ilulissat. We will walk around the cosy Ilulissat and explore its main attractions - the church, old fishing harbour, the old part of town with its colonial buildings, local museum and more. An entrance ticket of the local museum is included in this excursion, you can choose to visit today or later during this journey.

Around dinnertime, you can enjoy a 2-course dinner at Hotel Arctic.

When it is about the sunset time, if you are interested, you can join our optional activity – Sunset Cruise to the Ice fjord. You will board on the boat with Arctic Adventure guide and sail out into the ocean to enjoy the breath-taking view of Arctic sunset. White and pure icebergs reveal its special pinkish charms under the glory of the sunset. What a picturesque view!

Optional Activities Sunset Cruise to Ice Fjord inc Refreshment 3 hours, Difficulty 1

Day 3 Glacier Eqi & Rodebay

Ilulissat means “town of icebergs” in Greenlandic. The gigantic icebergs nurture the local people year after year. Today, you can explore Ilulissat and its nature by yourself. Alternatively, you can join our 7-hour optional excursion “Glacier Eqi & Rodebay”. This excursion combines a visit to the small settlement of Rodebay with a cruise to the 5-km wide Eqi glacier. You can experience typical settlement in Greenland and enjoy the magnificent nature.

Arctic Adventure guide will pick you up at Hotel Arctic and drive to the harbour. From there, we will sail further north to Rodebay. On the way, we will sail through numerous icebergs and enjoy the beautiful view of Eqi glacier. On Rodebay, you will have time to walk around. This small settlement has only around 37 residents, but it has all the facility people needs. You will be amazed at how locals live their life in the Arctic circle.

The area of this excursion is excellent for spotting whales. If you are lucky, you may hopefully spot the appearance of the gentle giants – Whales! Lunch or dinner is included in the itinerary depending on the departure time.

Optional Activities Glacier Eqi & Rodebay 7 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 4 Back to Reykjavik

Today is the last day of this short trip in Greenland. Arctic Adventure guide will pick you up at Hotel Arctic and drive you to the airport.

The flight leaves for Reykjavik usually departure around 12. If you still have to explore Ilulissat and join some optional activities in the morning, you can contact the tour guide at any day during your stay.

Upon your arrival at Reykjavik Domestic Airport, the local driver will pick you up and accompany you to your hotel. Tonight, you can have some rest or explore the city on your own.

Day 5 Reykjavik – Classic Golden Circle

As the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik is the melting pot of modern and traditional. Today, you can explore the city by yourself. Alternatively, you can join the Classic Golden Circle tour to explore the natural sites around Reykjavik.

The Golden Circle Classic tour which takes around 7 hours. We drive northeast and stop at the most famous attractions along the way - Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site of Gullfoss Waterfall; and the Great Geysir. Pick-up and drop-off service are included, please check with the hotel reception for the pick-up point near you.

Optional Activities The Golden Circle Classic – 7 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 6 Reykjavik – South Iceland Explorer Tour

The systematic travel industry in Iceland enables travellers to experience more natural sites within a relatively shorter period of time. South Iceland Explorer tour is one of the classic routes. You can join this optional activity today or explore the city.

In the South Iceland Explorer Tour, we drive south through unique farmlands, mountains, glaciers, extinct (hopefully) volcanos, and the roaring Atlantic Ocean. Seljalandsfoss waterfall, the black sand beach in Vik and Reynisdrangar are some of the attractions you will see on this trip of approximately 10 hours. Travel in a comfortable bus as you explore the South Coast on Iceland.

Optional Activities South Iceland Explorer Tour – 10 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 7 Departure day & Goodbye Reykjavik

All good things must come to an end, and today is the time to say goodbye to the North Atlantic. We will provide you with a Flybus ticket which will take you from the hotel to Keflavik Airport. Please inform the hotel reception about your flight schedule the night before departure to reserve a seat on the correct Flybus departure.

Optional Activities

What’s Included

  • Return flights with Air Iceland Connect from Reykjavik Domestic Airport to Ilulissat
  • Airport transfer between hotel and airport in Ilulissat
  • Private transfer from hotel to Reykjavik Domestic Airport on Day 2
  • Private transfer from Reykjavik Domestic Airport to hotel on Day 4
  • Flybus ticket from Keflavik Airport to hotel on Day 1
  • Flybus ticket from hotel to Keflavik Airport on Day 7

What’s Included

  • 4 nights’ accommodation at Grand Hotel Reykjavik, Atrium View or similar
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Arctic, Puisi Standard room
  • Welcome meeting at Hotel Arctic on Day 2
  • City Walk in Ilulissat on Day 2 with Arctic Adventure Guide
  • Entry ticket to Ilulissat Museum
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 2-course dinner on Day 2

Not Included

  • Flights between Iceland and your home country
  • Travel Cancellation Insurance
  • Clothing
  • Optional Activities
  • Lunches and dinners (apart from the ones mentioned above)

Practical Information

FAQ

For this multi-day tour, we receive booking till the 5 weeks prior to the departure time of the excursion. However, please note that limited seats are provided. Late booking may be unavailable. 

Weather in Greenland can be quite unpredictable, thus, cancellations and reschedule may occur.

If the excursion is cancelled due to weather conditions, failure to reach the minimum number of participants or other unpredictable situations, Arctic Adventure ApS reserves the right to cancel the excursion. For excursions cancelled by Arctic Adventure ApS under this situation, our customers will get a 100% refund.

Please go to “Practical Information” –>” Terms and Conditions” to view the detailed cancellation policy.

For excursions in Kangerlussuaq, transfers from and to Hotel Kangerlussuaq are included. 

For excursions in Ilulissat and Nuuk, please refer to the “Included” and “Not Included” section for detailed information.

For excursions in Sisimiut, transfers starting from Hotel Sisimiut are included.

For excursions and tours in Iceland (apart from Whale Watching), pick-up and transfer from the nearest pick-up spot are included. Please check with the reception for detailed pick-up spot.

We strongly advise you to read the “Included” and “Not included” section for detailed information. If there should be any discrepancies about the transfer, the information under “included” and “not included” shall prevail.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.

Please Note

Please read carefully before booking

  • 1. Arctic Adventure guide will contact you through the phone number and email address you left during booking. Please make sure you are reachable in Greenland.
  • 2. Please follow safety regulations and the guidelines of tour guides throughout the journey.
  • 3. We suggest you book the optional activities when booking this tour since a limited number of seats are provided.
  • 4. If the tour is cancelled due to weather conditions, failure to reach the minimum number of participants or other unpredictable situations, Arctic Adventure ApS reserves the right to cancel the tour. For tours cancelled by Arctic Adventure ApS under this situation, our customers will get a 100% refund.
  • 5. If participants fail to participate the excursions based on their personal reasons (for example: no show), Arctic Adventure ApS will not provide any refund.
  • 6. Please note the decision to cancel is made through evaluation of actual weather situation, number of participants, and other unpredictable factors, not the customer.
  • 7. Detailed Terms and Conditions
  • 8. For optional activities in Reykjavik, pick-up services are included. Please consult at the Hotel reception for the nearest pick-up point.

EQUIPMENT LIST

  • Other clothing should be picked according to weather that day, you will not get much colder on the glacier as on the ground.
  • Sturdy Hiking Boots – waterproof with good ankle support.
  • Shirts, both short and long sleeves
  • Mosquito Masks and Mosquito repellent. Mosquito season in Greenland runs from mid-June to mid-August
  • Sunscream with high SPF
  • Lip balm, cream and moisturizer
  • Woollen/or thermal windproof hat, which covers your neck (alternatively, thermal face mask);
  • Woollen/or thermal gloves (ideal as a base layer under waterproof gloves or mittens);
  • Woollen/or thermal socks
  • Warm, insulated winter jacket