Iceland and Greenland in Winter

Iceland and Greenland in Winter

Depart:
Hosted tour with air from Reykjavik

Sundays-February 14-March 29, 2017

8 Days/ 7 Nights

Reykjavik:
A true blend of the past and the modern world. You will find all facilities of a metropolis as well as the warm friendliness of a small town. 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 and 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 & America meet.
Greenland:
When visiting Greenland, most people want to see the icebergs, and the best destination to see icebergs is without a doubt Ilulissat.
Price per Person:
In a double room $3299
Single supplement $799

Shorter version available.
Package Includes:
7 nights first class accommodation all with private facilities
FLYBUS airport transfers in Reykjavik
Round trip economy class air from Reykjavik to Greenland
Breakfast each morning
3 dinners-drinks not included
Transfers in Greenland
Golden Circle excursion Hotel taxes and service charges
Itinerary
Day 1 Reykjavik
Upon arrival take the Flybus transfer to your centrally located hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure to begin your exploration of the charming Icelandic capital. Overnight Hotel Plaza or similar.

Day 2 Reykjavik-Golden Circle Tour-Reykjavik
Breakfast at the hotel. Today visit the highlights of Iceland. Thingvellir National Park, Geysirs and the Gullfoss waterfall. When back in Reykjavik you will have dinner at Restaurant Reykjavik, one of the oldest houses in town, and you will enjoy their famous Big Icelandic Fish buffet. Overnight Hotel Plaza or similar.

Day 3 Reykjavik-IIulissat
After breakfast self transfer to the Reykjavik domestic airport for your morning flight to Ilulissat. Upon arrival you will be met and taken to the Hotel Arctic. Later you will be taken on a guided city walk of the town. Dinner will be served at the hotel this evening. Overnight Hotel Arctic.

Day 4 IIulissat
Breakfast. Free day to take one of the optional tours on offer. Overnight Hotel Arctic.

Day 5 IIulissat
Breakfast. Free day to take one of the optional tours on offer. Overnight Hotel Arctic.

Day 6 IIulissat
Breakfast. Free day to take one of the optional tours on offer. Overnight Hotel Arctic.

Day 7 IIulissat-Reykjavik
After breakfast morning at leisure until your noon flight back to Reykjavik (domestic Airport). Upon arrival self transfer to the hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure. Overnight Hotel Plaza or similar.

Day 8 Reykjavik -End of Tour
After breakfast Flybus transfer to the airport. Yo can extend your stay in Reykjavik, visit more of Iceland, the Faeroe Islands or Copenhagen.

Additional nights available

Supplement for superior room at the Hotel Arctic $199 per person

Optional Excursions-Must be prebooked.

The Icebergs of Sermermiut-DKK 350 per person including snack-2-3 hours per person-By car as far as the road goes followed by an easy hike to a viewpoint from where the magnificent icebergs at the mouth of the Ice Fjord can be seen.

Hunters Settlement- DKK 2200 per person including lunch-6 hour tour-By boat to the small settlement Rodebay (Oqaitsut), which is only accessible by boat or dog sledge. The settlement has about 40 inhabitants who are entirely dependent on fishing and hunting - a quite different world compared to the nearby town of Ilulissat. Lunch at a local restaurant and time to stroll around in the village before returning to Ilulissat.(In some periods, when restaurant is closed, packed lunch from the hotel)-Operated by boat when open water, expected to be until late November and from mid March, but might also be all winter. When the fjord is frozen the village is only accessible by dog sledge: Please see full day excursion by dog sledge.

Iceberg Cruise-DKK 550 per person including snack-2.5 hour cruise-Ilulissat is world famous for its icebergs and a cruise provides the perfect opportunity to get close to these gigantic sculptures created by nature-Only operated when open water. Expected to be until late November and from mid March, but might also be all winter.

Greenland's Hunters Settlement-DKK 2200 per person including lunch-6 hour tour-By boat to the small settlement of Ilimanaq, which is situated just south of the Kangia Ice Fjord. Ilimanaq has a population of about 80 persons mainly dependent on fishing and hunting. A completely different world compared to the town of Ilulissat. Upon arrival in Ilimanaq guided tour of the settlement before enjoying our lunch with a local family.(In some periods packed lunch from the hotel).

2 hour Dog Sledge Adventure-DKK 900 per person on own sledge-2 hour tour-To leave the civilized world and enter the Arctic Wonderland of low passes, ice covered fjords where icebergs raise like sculptures is like traveling back in time into the world of the old polar explorers - all you hear is the sound of the sledge moving over the ice and the shouts of encouragement your driver makes to control his dogs. The route will depend on actual snow and ice conditions. This tour can also be taken with 2 people on same sledge for DKK 650 per person.You have to be in good physical shape to join a dog sledge tour. 5 hour Dog Sledge Adventure-DKK 2200 per person on own sledge including lunch and fur clothes and boot rental-5 hour tour-To leave the civilized world and enter the Arctic Wonderland of low passes, ice covered fjords where icebergs raise like sculptures is like traveling back in time into the world of the old polar explorers - all you hear is the sound of the sledge moving over the ice and the shouts of encouragement your driver makes to control his dogs. The route will be in the mountains and fjords close to Ilulissat and will depend on actual snow and ice conditions. You have to be in good physical shape to join a dog sledge tour. 2 persons on one sledge is not available on full day tours.

Ice Fjord Photo Sightseeing-DKK 1795 per person-35 minute tour-This unforgettable short tour offers a flight in low altitude to the outer area of Ilulissat town and the underwater moraine at the mouth of the Ilulissat Ice Fiord, where huge icebergs are stranded while waiting to get out further into Disko Bay. Window seat is guaranteed for the best photo opportunity and every passenger is provided with Active Noise Reduction Headset.

Fur clothes and boots rental-DKK 300 per person per day- For special cold days and for dog sledge tours. The outside temperature might drop to minus 25 degrees Celsius - a cold but also unique experience! Luckily genuine Greenlandic seal skin Anorak and trousers as well as polar boots are possible to rent.

Ice Fjord Photo Sightseeing-35 minute tour-1795 DKK per person-AirZafari Greenland present an entirely new service in Ilulissat, sightseeing flights and photo safari in a 5-seat quiet and comfortable aircraft. This unforgettable shorter tour offers a flight in low altitude to the outer area of Ilulissat town and the underwater moraine at the mouth of Ilulissat Ice Fjord, where huge icebergs are stranded while waiting to get out further into Disko Bay. Window seats are guaranteed for the best photo opportunity and every passenger is provided with an Active Noise Reduction Headset.

Deluxe Flight Over Ilulissat Ice Fjord-1 hour tour-2695 DKK per person-AirZafari Greenland present an entirely new service in Ilulissat, sightseeing flights and photo safari in a 5-seat quiet and comfortable aircraft. We fly in low altitude to the very end of Ilulissat Ice Fjord. After cruising above the glacier front and getting as close to it as safety allows head towards the underwater moraine in front of Ilulissat, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of huge icebergs and sky-blue lakes on the top of them. Window seats are guaranteed for the best photo opportunity and every passenger is provided with an Active Noise Reduction Headset.

Master Explorer Flight-95 minute tour-4695 DKK per person-AirZafari Greenland present an entirely new service in Ilulissat, sightseeing flights and photo safari in a 5-seat quiet and comfortable aircraft. Fly in low altitude to the calving Glacier of Eqi, passing the very end of Ilulissat Ice Fjord. After cruising above the glacier front and getting as close to it as safety allows head towards the underwater moraine in front of Ilulissat, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of huge icebergs and sky-blue lakes on the top of them. Window seats are guaranteed for the best photo opportunity and every passenger is provided with an Active Noise Reduction Headset.

Snow shoe expedition-2 hour tour-600 DKK per person-Do you want to enjoy the most exclusive views of the Kangia and its gigantic famous icebergs stocked in the sea? Enjoy a comfortable and safe 2-hour snowshoe walk with an experienced local guide following the trail from the power plant around the point to enjoy the panoramic view of the Sermermiut Valley, the icebergs and the Disko Bay. No previous experience is required, and everybody can learn how to move safely into the winter terrain with the snowshoes.

Northern Light Snow Shoe Walk-2 hour tour-600 DKK per person-Experience the amazing Northern Light on this guided snow shoe walk. Provided with a headlight you will walk safely into the landscape. No previous experience is required, and everybody can learn how to move in the dark with the snowshoes and a headlight. Your guide will tell you about this natural phenomenon and the Inuits legends and traditions. Light refreshments included.

Northern Lights Night Rider-2 hour tour-DKK 1300 per person-This is a REAL Arctic Adventure. Experience the arctic sunset and enjoy breathtaking views driving on snow scooters into the wilderness to watch the Northern Lights.No previous experience is required. You will be provided the equipment and taught to ride completely safely with your experienced guide into the dark. Light refreshments included.



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