Winter Tale of Two Cities Reykjavik & Ilulissat | 7 Day Travel Package

From DKK 19800

PRICE P.P. IN DOUBLE ROOM


Price per person in double room

From DKK 19800

TOUR DURATION

7 days

Availability

Mar - Apr

Accommodation

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum or similar in standard room. Hotel Arctic (4-star) in standard rooms.

Winter Tale of Two Cities | Reykjavik & Ilulissat

Located in the North Atlantic Ocean with no land borders with any country, Iceland and Greenland remain mysterious to most people. This 7-day tour combining stays in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik and Town of Icebergs – Ilulissat offers you a unique insight into life in the arctic?

You will have the opportunity to not only get a feel for how Arctic living feels, you will also explore the Arctic nature and well-preserved culture and traditions.

A variety of optional activities are offered to you every day to make your adventure more colourful. You can book this tour by clicking the ‘Book’ button at the bottom of the page. Your dream winter adventure is just one step away!

Highlights:
4-star Hotel Arctic, local traditions, gourmet cuisine, dog sledding, snow mobile, snowshoe walking, Northern Lights

Tour Code: JISW7RKV

If you want to add an extra night in Copenhagen before and/or after your journey at Clarion Hotel, feel free to contact aatour@arctic-adventure.dk for a comfortable upgrade!

Day by day & Tour Map

Day 1 - Arrival Day & City Sightseeing | Reykjavik

Welcome to Reykjavik! A Flybus shuttle bus ticket is included in the tour package to transfer you from Keflavik airport to your hotel without worries. Reykjavik is a clean city with a lot to explore. Today you can discover the city freely or join our optional activities to drive around the city with an experienced local guide.

Reykjavik City Sightseeing by minibus takes around 3 hours and you will see the highlights of Reykjavik in terms of architecture, culture and history. Harpa concert hall and the well-known Hallgrímskirkja church are some of the stops along the way. Pick up service is included in our Reykjavik excursions.

Optional Activities Reykjavik City Sightseeing by Minibus - 3 hours, Difficulty 1

Day 2 - City Walk & Snowmobile | Ilulissat

Flying with Air Iceland Connect from Reykjavik to Ilulissat, your adventure begins as the aircraft flies in low altitude over the Inland Ice Cap in preparation to land in Ilulissat! Our Arctic Adventure tour guide will pick you up at the airport and drive you to Hotel Arctic. After check-in, there will be an informative welcome meeting and a guided city walk in Ilulissat. During the 1.5-hour sightseeing walk, you will see the old town, ancient buildings, the fishing harbour and more.

After that, you should have an overall impression of this small town located deep inside the arctic circle. If you are up an evening adventure you should go on the Snowmobile Tour at Night tour. Supervised by an experienced coach, this tour offers a chance to experience the speed and excitement of driving a snowmobile when the night falls. Travel to remote places that you couldn’t visit during the city walk and get your first taste of an Arctic winter night. Please note that you need to be at least 18 years old and have a valid driving licence to join this excursion. Those who don’t the requirements can join the excursion as passengers.

When you are back to the hotel, a 2-course dinner will be served at Hotel Arctic to ease the tiredness and prepare yourself for new adventures tomorrow!

Optional Activities Snowmobile tour at night – 2.5 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 3 - Sermermiut, Ice fjord, Dog sledding & Snowshoeing | Ilulissat

Ilulissat is known as “town of icebergs” in Greenland, and with no doubt, it is worthy of the name. You may have already witnessed the gigantic icebergs through your hotel windows or during the city walk yesterday. Today you can explore Ilulissat on your own, or you can opt for our optional activities to learn more about the icebergs and snow-covered Ilulissat.

Hiking around UNESCO Ice fjord and Sermermiut is a classic experience Ilulissat for both locals and tourists. This 2-hour journey combines natural beauty and historical aspects of Ilulissat. Ilulissat ice fjord is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Packed with floating icebergs, the ice fjord showcases natural beauty that is hard to describe – you will find yourself taking pictures at every turn! Walking on the wooden track through Sermermiut Valley, your guide will tell you about the small Inuit settlement which once called the valley home. Continue the journey, we will hike on hilly terrains to appreciate the beauty of icebergs from different angles and experience the sense of achievement of conquering the wild land.

After the hiking, you may want to experience traditional Dog Sledding in Ilulissat. People say Ilulissat is home to as many as sledge dogs as residents (and it is probably true!). Sledge dogs are not pets, instead, they are the most loyal friend and trusted buddies. Sitting on the sledge, you will experience a sense of freedom as you travel through the Arctic winter wonderland on this most authentic of transport modes in Greenland. The breed of sledge dogs in Greenland, unlike other parts of the world, is pure Greenlandic dog who is well-known for its wild instant and strength. You should not approach them without having permission from their owner.

If you wish to go on a longer hike into the ice-covered world, you can choose our 4-hour Snowshoe Hiking to the Ice Fjord in Ilulissat. This is a unique opportunity to wear snowshoes and hike around the UNESCO World Heritage Ice Fjord and get a more in-depth adventure in Ilulissat.

Optional Activities Hiking around UNESCO Ice fjord and Sermermiut– 2 hours, Difficulty 2 Dog Sledding in Ilulissat – 2 hours, difficulty 2 Snowshoe Hiking to the Ice Fjord - 4 hours, difficulty 3

Day 4 - Ice Fishing, Snowmobile & Night Sky | Ilulissat

After breakfast at the hotel, a brand-new day of adventure awaits you. Today you can join our optional activities, for example, ice fishing, snowmobile or a night sky photo shoot. Alternatively, you can opt to walk around in the town or perhaps just lounge at the hotel watching the icebergs slowly floating by.

Everyone can enjoy Ice fishing in Ilulissat, as no previous experience in needed to have a great day out. Travel with an experienced guide to find a perfect spot on the thick, frozen sea ice, bore a hole, throw in your fishing line – and wait! The crisp, cold air and white-covered land may give the impression of a tranquil and lifeless world, but under the ice it is teeming with fish and hopefully some of them will grab the bait on your line. Ice fishing tour takes around 3 hours, and it a unique opportunity to experience a side to local life that few tourists get.

At night, you can join our Night Sky photography tour to learn how to take professional pictures at night. Capture the white moon and snow, as it glistens in the Arctic darkness and hopefully get a few shots of the splendid northern lights.

If ice fishing is not your cup of tea, you can join a Snowmobile tour in Ilulissat at daytime. This is the perfect way to feel the exhilaration of speeding through a seemingly untouched winter landscape as we take you to the remotest corners in Ilulissat under the guidelines of our experienced coach.

Tonight, Hotel Arctic will prepare you with a 3-course dinner to mark a satisfactory ending to your last night stay in Ilulissat.

Optional Activities Ice Fishing in Ilulissat – 3 hours, Difficulty 2 Snowmobile tour in Ilulissat – 3.5 hours, Difficulty 3 Night Sky Photography (on request) – 2.5 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 5 - Kaffemik & Goodbye Ilulissat | Ilulissat

Today it’s time to say goodbye to charming Ilulissat and fly back to Reykjavik around lunchtime. Before our guide drives you to the airport, you may want to experience local life in Greenland. Kaffemik takes around 1.5 hours and is a great way of meeting the locals. Over a cup strong coffee and a piece of cake, you will hear about recent gossip, family history, traditions and much more. It is the perfect way to round off your time in Greenland!

Upon your arrival at Reykjavik Domestic Airport, the local guide will take you to Hotel Reykjavik Centrum in a private car. You can have a rest and prepare yourself for tomorrow’s adventure.

Optional Activities Experience Local life in Ilulissat (Kaffemik) – 1.5 hours, Difficulty 1

Day 6 - Golden Circle or South Iceland | Reykjavik

Reykjavik is a city with a vibrant feel to it and today you can explore Reykjavik one your own or join one of our classic tours to explore the capital region.

One optional activity is the Golden Circle Classic. This popular tour takes around 7 hours. We will drive northeast and stop at the most famous attractions along the way - Thingvellir National Park, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Gullfoss, a majestic waterfall; and the Great Geysir – to name a few. Pick up service is included for a more comfortable journey.

Our South Iceland excursion is another great daytrip. On this tour, we drive southeast to visit unique farmlands, mountains, glaciers, volcanos, and the roaring Atlantic Ocean. Seljalandsfoss waterfall, the black sand beach in Vik, Reynisdrangar are some of the attractions you will see along the way. This tour is around 10 hours in a comfortable coach, and pick-up service is included.

Tomorrow will be the departure day. Please inform the hotel reception about your flight time tonight to get your airport shuttle bus ticket.

Optional Activities The Golden Circle Classic – 7 hours, Difficulty 2 South Iceland, Waterfalls and Black Sand Beach – 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 to ensure your transfer 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 - Arrival Day & City Sightseeing | Reykjavik

Welcome to Reykjavik! A Flybus shuttle bus ticket is included in the tour package to transfer you from Keflavik airport to your hotel without worries. Reykjavik is a clean city with a lot to explore. Today you can discover the city freely or join our optional activities to drive around the city with an experienced local guide.

Reykjavik City Sightseeing by minibus takes around 3 hours and you will see the highlights of Reykjavik in terms of architecture, culture and history. Harpa concert hall and the well-known Hallgrímskirkja church are some of the stops along the way. Pick up service is included in our Reykjavik excursions.

Optional Activities Reykjavik City Sightseeing by Minibus - 3 hours, Difficulty 1

Day 2 - City Walk & Snowmobile | Ilulissat

Flying with Air Iceland Connect from Reykjavik to Ilulissat, your adventure begins as the aircraft flies in low altitude over the Inland Ice Cap in preparation to land in Ilulissat! Our Arctic Adventure tour guide will pick you up at the airport and drive you to Hotel Arctic. After check-in, there will be an informative welcome meeting and a guided city walk in Ilulissat. During the 1.5-hour sightseeing walk, you will see the old town, ancient buildings, the fishing harbour and more.

After that, you should have an overall impression of this small town located deep inside the arctic circle. If you are up an evening adventure you should go on the Snowmobile Tour at Night tour. Supervised by an experienced coach, this tour offers a chance to experience the speed and excitement of driving a snowmobile when the night falls. Travel to remote places that you couldn’t visit during the city walk and get your first taste of an Arctic winter night. Please note that you need to be at least 18 years old and have a valid driving licence to join this excursion. Those who don’t the requirements can join the excursion as passengers.

When you are back to the hotel, a 2-course dinner will be served at Hotel Arctic to ease the tiredness and prepare yourself for new adventures tomorrow!

Optional Activities Snowmobile tour at night – 2.5 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 3 - Sermermiut, Ice fjord, Dog sledding & Snowshoeing | Ilulissat

Ilulissat is known as “town of icebergs” in Greenland, and with no doubt, it is worthy of the name. You may have already witnessed the gigantic icebergs through your hotel windows or during the city walk yesterday. Today you can explore Ilulissat on your own, or you can opt for our optional activities to learn more about the icebergs and snow-covered Ilulissat.

Hiking around UNESCO Ice fjord and Sermermiut is a classic experience Ilulissat for both locals and tourists. This 2-hour journey combines natural beauty and historical aspects of Ilulissat. Ilulissat ice fjord is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Packed with floating icebergs, the ice fjord showcases natural beauty that is hard to describe – you will find yourself taking pictures at every turn! Walking on the wooden track through Sermermiut Valley, your guide will tell you about the small Inuit settlement which once called the valley home. Continue the journey, we will hike on hilly terrains to appreciate the beauty of icebergs from different angles and experience the sense of achievement of conquering the wild land.

After the hiking, you may want to experience traditional Dog Sledding in Ilulissat. People say Ilulissat is home to as many as sledge dogs as residents (and it is probably true!). Sledge dogs are not pets, instead, they are the most loyal friend and trusted buddies. Sitting on the sledge, you will experience a sense of freedom as you travel through the Arctic winter wonderland on this most authentic of transport modes in Greenland. The breed of sledge dogs in Greenland, unlike other parts of the world, is pure Greenlandic dog who is well-known for its wild instant and strength. You should not approach them without having permission from their owner.

If you wish to go on a longer hike into the ice-covered world, you can choose our 4-hour Snowshoe Hiking to the Ice Fjord in Ilulissat. This is a unique opportunity to wear snowshoes and hike around the UNESCO World Heritage Ice Fjord and get a more in-depth adventure in Ilulissat.

Optional Activities Hiking around UNESCO Ice fjord and Sermermiut– 2 hours, Difficulty 2 Dog Sledding in Ilulissat – 2 hours, difficulty 2 Snowshoe Hiking to the Ice Fjord - 4 hours, difficulty 3

Day 4 - Ice Fishing, Snowmobile & Night Sky | Ilulissat

After breakfast at the hotel, a brand-new day of adventure awaits you. Today you can join our optional activities, for example, ice fishing, snowmobile or a night sky photo shoot. Alternatively, you can opt to walk around in the town or perhaps just lounge at the hotel watching the icebergs slowly floating by.

Everyone can enjoy Ice fishing in Ilulissat, as no previous experience in needed to have a great day out. Travel with an experienced guide to find a perfect spot on the thick, frozen sea ice, bore a hole, throw in your fishing line – and wait! The crisp, cold air and white-covered land may give the impression of a tranquil and lifeless world, but under the ice it is teeming with fish and hopefully some of them will grab the bait on your line. Ice fishing tour takes around 3 hours, and it a unique opportunity to experience a side to local life that few tourists get.

At night, you can join our Night Sky photography tour to learn how to take professional pictures at night. Capture the white moon and snow, as it glistens in the Arctic darkness and hopefully get a few shots of the splendid northern lights.

If ice fishing is not your cup of tea, you can join a Snowmobile tour in Ilulissat at daytime. This is the perfect way to feel the exhilaration of speeding through a seemingly untouched winter landscape as we take you to the remotest corners in Ilulissat under the guidelines of our experienced coach.

Tonight, Hotel Arctic will prepare you with a 3-course dinner to mark a satisfactory ending to your last night stay in Ilulissat.

Optional Activities Ice Fishing in Ilulissat – 3 hours, Difficulty 2 Snowmobile tour in Ilulissat – 3.5 hours, Difficulty 3 Night Sky Photography (on request) – 2.5 hours, Difficulty 2

Day 5 - Kaffemik & Goodbye Ilulissat | Ilulissat

Today it’s time to say goodbye to charming Ilulissat and fly back to Reykjavik around lunchtime. Before our guide drives you to the airport, you may want to experience local life in Greenland. Kaffemik takes around 1.5 hours and is a great way of meeting the locals. Over a cup strong coffee and a piece of cake, you will hear about recent gossip, family history, traditions and much more. It is the perfect way to round off your time in Greenland!

Upon your arrival at Reykjavik Domestic Airport, the local guide will take you to Hotel Reykjavik Centrum in a private car. You can have a rest and prepare yourself for tomorrow’s adventure.

Optional Activities Experience Local life in Ilulissat (Kaffemik) – 1.5 hours, Difficulty 1

Day 6 - Golden Circle or South Iceland | Reykjavik

Reykjavik is a city with a vibrant feel to it and today you can explore Reykjavik one your own or join one of our classic tours to explore the capital region.

One optional activity is the Golden Circle Classic. This popular tour takes around 7 hours. We will drive northeast and stop at the most famous attractions along the way - Thingvellir National Park, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Gullfoss, a majestic waterfall; and the Great Geysir – to name a few. Pick up service is included for a more comfortable journey.

Our South Iceland excursion is another great daytrip. On this tour, we drive southeast to visit unique farmlands, mountains, glaciers, volcanos, and the roaring Atlantic Ocean. Seljalandsfoss waterfall, the black sand beach in Vik, Reynisdrangar are some of the attractions you will see along the way. This tour is around 10 hours in a comfortable coach, and pick-up service is included.

Tomorrow will be the departure day. Please inform the hotel reception about your flight time tonight to get your airport shuttle bus ticket.

Optional Activities The Golden Circle Classic – 7 hours, Difficulty 2 South Iceland, Waterfalls and Black Sand Beach – 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 to ensure your transfer 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 from Reykjavik Domestic Airport to Ilulissat
  • Airport transfer between hotel and airport in Ilulissat
  • Transfer by Private Car from hotel to Reykjavik Domestic Airport on Day 2
  • Transfer by Private Car from Reykjavik Domestic Airport to hotel on Day 5
  • Flybus ticket from Keflavik Airport to hotel on Day 1
  • Flybus ticket from hotel to Keflavik Airport on Day 7

What’s Included

  • 3 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Reykjavik Centrum or similar in standard room
  • 3 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
  • Breakfast daily
  • 2-course dinner on Day 2
  • 3-course dinner on Day 4

Not Included

  • Flights between your home country and Iceland
  • Travel Cancellation Insurance
  • Clothing
  • Meals apart from the ones mentioned above
  • Optional activities
  • Transfers from Hotel Arctic to departure location of optional activities in Ilulissat (transfer for optional excursions"Kaffemik" "Hiking around UNESCO Ice Fjord and Sermermiut"and "ice fishing in Ilulissat" are included)​​

Practical Information

FAQ

1. For optional activities in Ilulissat, transfer from Hotel Arctic to departure location before and after the tour is NOT included in the price. Please contact your tour guide if you wish to book pick-up and drop-off transfers.
2. For optional activities in Reykjavik, pick-up services are included. Please consult at the Hotel reception for the nearest pick-up point.
3. For snowmobile, dogsledding tours and ice fishing tours, certain thickness of snow and ice are required. Based on the actual conditions of snow and ice, Arctic Adventure reserve the right to cancel or reschedule the tours.
4. For snowshoe hiking, the tour guide will decide whether snowshoes and hiking poles are necessary or not based on the actual conditions of snow and ice.
5. For snowmobile tours, all participants in this tour must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid driving license. If you don’t meet those requirements, you can join the excursions as a passenger.
6. For dogsledding tours, you should always keep a safe distance with them and never approach, pet or feed them, no matter what!
7. Please follow safety regulations and the guidelines of tour guides throughout the journey.
8. We suggest you book the optional activities when booking this tour since limited number of seats are provided.
9. 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.
10. If participants fail to participant the excursions based on their personal reasons (e.g. no show), Arctic Adventure ApS will not provide any refund.
11. Please note the decision to cancel is made through evaluation of actual weather situation, number of participants, and other unpredictable factors, not the customer.
12. For more information about cancellation policies, please check here.

For this excursion, we receive booking till 10 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.

Transfers from Hotel Arctic to departure location of optional activities in Ilulissat (transfer for optional excursions”Kaffemik” “Hiking around UNESCO Ice Fjord and Sermermiut”and “ice fishing in Ilulissat” are included)​​

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.
  • 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 and snow trousers or salopettes;
  • Woollen long sleeved shirts/or thermal shirts
  • Thick sweater and woollen pullovers;
  • Heat pads for hands and feet (especially for dog sled tours).
  • Lip balm, cream and moisturizer