Volcanoes and Ice: Winter

Iceland & Ilulissat, West Greenland
7 or 8 days
Feb - Apr
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This tour offers you the chance to see 2 unique destinations in winter - Iceland and Greenland. Start from Reykjavik where you will enjoy a guided tour of the fabulous Golden Circle including Thingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area and amazing, Gullfoss waterfall. Continue on to UNESCO listed Ilulissat, Greenland. This town is the perfect destination to see icebergs, with breathtaking views over the Inland Ice Cap and fjords, as you fly in. Witness the majestic beauty of Greenlandic nature and enjoy winter activities such as dog-sledding with an Inuit hunter, a cruise on the Fjord to see gigantic icebergs, enjoying the Northern Lights on a clear night and much more. Then return to Reykjavik for one further night.

This tour is available as a 7 or 8 day tour. The itinerary shown below is for the 7 day tour. The 8 day tour has an extra day in Ilulissat.

Day 1 Reykjavik Arrrival
On arrival at Keflavik International Airport transfer to your hotel with the airport coach. Time at leisure to explore. The city centre is a small area characterised by eclectic and colourful houses, good shopping, dining and drinking. Reykjavík has recently established itself as a haven for food lovers, with numerous restaurants taking advantage of the abundance of local seafood, meat and game. Reykjavik also has many wonderful museums including the National Museum displaying artefacts from the first settlement to the modern age, giving an excellent overview of Iceland’s history and culture, the Reykjavik 871+2 Settlement Museum, an archaeological museum based around a 10th-century Viking longhouse unearthed in 2001, the Reykjavik Art Museum and the National Gallery. Overnight in Reykjavik at Hotel Plaza or similar.

Day 2: Golden Circle  
Today we visit the 3 most famous natural attractions in Iceland: Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir geothermal area and the amazing waterfall Gullfoss, collectively known as the Golden Circle. Tonight enjoy a traditional Icelandic Fish Buffet dinner at Resturant Reykjavik.

Day 3: Reykjavik -  Ilulissat, Greenland
Breakfast at your hotel. Then transfer to Reykjavik Domestic Airport for your Air Iceland morning flight to Ilulissat. On arrival, meet your guide and transfer to the hotel for an information meeting followed by a guided city walk. Visit the old part of town to see the original buildings dating from the early settlement of this former Danish trading station, the busy fishing harbour, the old Zion Church and the museum. Overnight at Hotel Arctic, with a welcome dinner at the hotel.

Days 4 & 5 Ilulissat.
Today and tomorrow enjoy some of the wonderful optional excursions that can only be done in Ilulissat. Experience ice and snow, meet the locals and gaze in awe at the magnificent scenery and the awe inspiring icebergs.

These great optional excursions are:

* Search for the Northern Lights by snowshoe or snowmobile

* Cruise to the Icefjord (depending on the amount of open water left as winter progresses)

* Visit the Hunters Settlements at Ilimanaq or Rodebay for a glimpse into traditional Greenlandic life

* Take a dog-sled safari of 2 or 5 hrs.

* Enjoy a snow shoe walk for the best views of the icebergs

Please enquire for further details.

On Day 5 enjoy a Farewell to Greenland dinner at the hotel.

Day 6: Ilulissat - Reykjavik
Morning at leisure before you transfer to the airport around noon, for your flight back to Iceland. On arrival at Reykjavik Domestic Airport, transfer to your hotel for overnight.

Day 7 Farewell
Your tour arrangements end today with your transfer to Keflavik Airport.

2018 departures:
7 day tour from Reykjavik
: every Thursday from 15 February-29 March
8 day tour from Reykjavik: every Sunday from 18 February-25 March

Includes: Return economy class flights, airport/hotel transfers in Iceland, airport/hotel transfers in Greenland, 6 nights accommodation in a standard room with daily breakfast, dinner in Iceland Day 2, dinner in Greenland Days 2 & 5, Golden Circle guided excursion, Ilulissat guided city walk, services of a local destination guide in Greenland.

Excludes: Optional excursions

The price is based upon a certain class on flights to and from Greenland. If this class has sold out, the final price may increase, depending on the availability and cost of other classes at the time of booking.

Nordic Travel is 100% Australian owned and operated

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 4270.00
Single AUD$ 5149.00

Includes: return economy class flights, airport/hotel transfers in Iceland, airport/hotel transfers in Greenland, 6 nights accommodation in standard room with daily breakfast, dinner days 2 & 5, Golden Circle excursion, Ilulissat city walk, services of local destination guide in Greenland.

The prices shown are for the 7 day/6 night tour - please enquire for the prices for the 8 day/7 night tour. Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.