Volcanoes and Ice

Volcanoes and Ice

Depart:
Hosted Tour

9 Days/ 8 Nights

Saturdays from June -August

Iceland-With a stay in Reykjavik you have a perfect tour of South West Iceland including all the main attractions of the area. Staying in the Icelandic capital offers a unique opportunity to explore all what Iceland is about. Waste lava fields, the famous Geysir area, gigantic waterfalls and some of the many geothermal swimming pools spas where you meet the local Icelanders just to mention a few of the things you can experience.

Ilulissat-You will get familiar with a modern Greenlandic town north of the Polar Circle, experience the unique Disko Bay. Calving Glaciers & Gigantic Icebergs: Majestic Icebergs floats in the fiord right outside the town and are experienced at close range on a Midnight Cruise or during full day excursions where you can cruise close to the impressive glacier of Eqip. Home Visit: Get in contact with the local population and learn more about their everyday life.
Price per Person:
Please call or email for prices.
Package Includes:
Round trip economy class flights on Air Iceland from the Reykjavik domestic airport to Ilulissat
Flybus transfers from Keflavik Airport
All transfers in Greenland
8 nights first class accommodation with private facilities
Breakfast each morning
3 Dinners-drinks not included
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Hotel taxes and service charges
Itinerary

Day 1 Reykjavik
Upon arrival Flybus transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure. in charming Reykjavik. Overnight Hotel Reykjavik Centrum.

Day 2 Reykjavik
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning you will enjoy a city tour of Reykjavik including the town of Hafnarfjordur where you briefly visit the Fish Market, the open Air Museum Arbaer, one of the outdoor swimming pools and the towering Hallgrim's Church. Also pass through the old town, the harbor, the summit-meeting house Hofdi and the House of Parliament. Afternoon at leisure in Reykjavik. We recommend an optional excursion to Blue Lagoon. Overnight Hotel Reykjavik Centrum.

Day 3 Reykjavik-Golden Circle Tour-Reykjavik
Breakfast at the hotel. Today's excursion is one of the most popular excursions in Iceland: The Golden Circle where you experience the majestic waterfalls at Gullfoss, the erupting hot springs at Geysir, the national park of Thingvellir and the greenhouse village of Hveragerdi. Dinner will be the famous fish buffet served at the Restaurant Reykjavik. Overnight Hotel Reykjavik Centrum.

Day 4 Reykjavik-Ilulissat
Breakfast at the hotel. Self transfer from Hotel to Airport. Air Iceland flight from Reykjavik Domestic Airport to Iluissat. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel Later you will have an information meeting and guided city walk. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Arctic.

Day 5 Ilulissat
Day at leisure. You may opt to take one of our optional excursions. Overnight Hotel Arctic.

Day 6 Ilulissat
Day at leisure. You may opt to take one of our optional excursions. Overnight Hotel Arctic.

Day 7 Ilulissat
Day at leisure. You may opt to take one of our optional excursions. Dinner and overnight Hotel Arctic.

Day 8 Ilulissat-Reykjavik
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for your Air Iceland from Ilulissat to the Reykjavik Domestic Airport. Self transfer from the airport to the Hotel Reykjavik Centrum for overnight.

Day 9 Reykjavik-End of Tour
After breakfast Flybus transfer to the airport. You may extend your stay in Iceland or take one of our other tours.

Additional nights available

Optional excursions: Can be pre booked.:

Ilulissat:

Icebergs of Sermermiut-3 hours-DKK 325 per person including refreshment-Drive as far as the road goes. A short walk to Sermermiut where traces from the 4 old Eskimo cultures still can be seen. Sermermiut is a fertile valley next to the Ice Fjord, here you can enjoy flowers as well as the fantastic Icebergs.

Sunset Cruise to the Ice Fjord-2.5 hours-DKK 775 per person-The midnight sun and the warm red colors reflecting the gigantic icebergs is a fantastic sight. Cruise between the icebergs and enjoy a late Martini on "the real rocks."

Home Visit-1.5 hours-DKK 350 per person-Visit a Greenland home, enjoy the coffee milk (a cup of coffee which by tradition is served to all visitors), and learn about Greenland and its people.

Fishing Tour-1350 DKK per person- 3 hour tour including lunch-Sail to the fishing spot of the day, most probably near Bredebugt or at the mouth of the Ilulissat Ice Fjord. While waiting for your catch you have time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. By the end of the day you will hopefully bring home different sorts of fish like cod, halibut, red fish and catfish

Visit the Greenlandic Dogs-300 DKK per person-1.5 hour tour-Ilulissat is a sledge-area and the approximately 3500 dogs in town are still used for both work and fun every winter. You are invited to join the feeding of a dog team. You can see, feel, touch and most of all hear the howling of 20 hungry dogs. The owner will demonstrate the sledge and the harness and tell about life as a sledge dog in Greenland. Good shoes advised!

Hike on the Cecily Trail-7-8 hour tour-DKK 1200 per person including packed lunch-drive to the airport where you start your full day hike north along the coast. Discover different Arctic plants and beautiful icebergs floating in the Disko Bay. Your guide tells you about the Cecily trail, named after an annual run from Rodebay to Ilulissat. It is commonly used both by locals and tourists for dog sledding in winter and trekking tours in summer. Don't forget to enjoy the silence or use your time taking photos and collecting flowers. Depending on weather conditions the tour aims to make it to Bredebugt, where the locals have their summer cottages. If you want to experience a real Arctic adventure, how about a quick dip in the ice cold waters of a nearby lake? Hiking boots and mosquito net advised. You have to be in good physical shape to participate in this tour.

Flight of Fantasy-1.5 hours-DKK 4600 per person- This is the ultimate highlight of your trip to Ilulissat. Travel by helicopter in low altitude over the dramatic Arctic landscape. Make 2 stops en route to give you an opportunity to appreciate the magnitude of the Inland Ice Cap. On our way home fly through the Kangia Fjord where you will also do a bit of whale watching. Minimum 4 passengers required.

Glacier Eqi & Rodebay including. lunch or dinner-7 hours-DKK 2975 per person-This excursion combines a visit to the tiny settlement of Rodebay with a cruise in front of the 5-km wide Eqi Glacier, which is very active and there will be many photo opportunities. This area is also excellent for spotting whales and hopefully the gentle giants of the sea will put in an appearance. Lunch or dinner included.

Ilimanaq & Whale safari including lunch-6 hours-DKK 1950 per person-Visit to the picturesque settlement of Ilimanaq combined with a whale safari in the Disko Bay. In the summer time humpback whales (a protected species) come to the Disko Bay to feed on small herring like fish. Please be aware that you are not visiting a zoo, and therefore we cannot guarantee that the whales will be seen. Packed lunch included.



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