Volcanoes and Ice: Winter

Independent , Northern Lights
Iceland & Ilulissat, West Greenland
7 days
Feb & Mar
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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 World Heritage 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 optional winter activities such as dog-sledding, a cruise on the Fjord to see gigantic icebergs, searching for the Northern Lights on a clear night and much more. Then return to Reykjavik for one further night.

Day 1 Reykjavik Arrrival
On arrival at Keflavik International Airport take the coach transfer to your hotel. 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. 2 nights in Reykjavik.

Day 2 Reykjavik: Golden Circle Thingvellir National Park, Gulfoss Waterfall and Geysir Geothermal Area  
Today visit the 3 most famed natural attractions in Iceland: Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir geothermal area and the amazing waterfall Gullfoss, collectively known as the Golden Circle. Start by driving around southern Iceland's fertile lands to visit one of the most magnificent waterfalls, Gullfoss. Onwards to the erupting geysirs, bubbling mud pols and hot springs in the Geysir area, before arriving at beautiful Þingvellir National Park. Here, the world's oldest parliament was founded in the year 930AD and the European and American tectonic plates almost meet in a spectacular setting.Tonight enjoy a traditional Icelandic Fish Buffet dinner at Resturant Reykjavik. 2nd overnight in Reykjavik.

Day 3 Reykjavik -  Ilulissat, Greenland
Breakfast at your hotel. Then transfer to the Reykjavik Domestic Airport for your flight to Ilulissat. On arrival, meet your local guide and transfer to the hotel, for a welcome meeting followed by a guided town 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. 3 nights in Ilulissat, with a welcome dinner at the hotel tonight.

Day 4 Ilulissat: Snowmobile Safari
Today enjoy the  excitement of snowmobiling! Choose from a day safari (3hrs) or an evening safari (2hrs). Experience the arctic landscape and enjoy breathtaking views, driving on snowmobiles out into the wilderness. Hot drinks are included and 2 persons share each snowmobile. All drivers must have a valid, unrestricted driver's license. 

Day 5 Ilulissat: Day at Leisure
A day for you to choose what you would like to do. Relax at the hotel, take a walk or add one of the great optional excursions offered. These are :

Search for the Northern Lights by snowshoe 2hrs: Experience the amazing Northern Light on this guided snow shoe walk. Provided with a headlight we will walk safely into the landscape, and your guide will tell you all about this natural phenomenon and the inuits legends and traditions. 

Husky Safaris 2 hrs or 5 hrs:  leave the civilized world and enter an Arctic wonderland of low passes and ice covered fjords, where icebergs raise like sculptures and you feel you could have travelled back in time into the world of the old polar explorers. 2 persons share each dog sled. 

Snowshoe Walk  to View the icebergs 5 hrs: A guided snowshoe walk following the Yellow Trail to enjoy the panoramic view of the Sermermiut Valley, the icebergs and Disko Bay. Duration 5 hrs.

The Icebergs of Sermermiut 2-3hrs: Travel by bus as far as the road goes then enjoy a beautiful guided walk along the UNESCO designated Ilulissat Ice Fjord to Sermermiut, where traces from the 3 old Inuit cultures can still be seen. Sermermiut is a fertile valley next to the Ice Fjord and here you can enjoy the snowy landscapes as well as the fantastic icebergs. (Only operated in March). 

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

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

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

2019 departures: every Thursday from 15 February - 30 March 
 

Includes: Return economy class flights Reykjavik - Ilulissat; transfers as specified in the itinerary; 6 nights accommodation in standard rooms with private facilities (3 nights in Reykjavik and 3 nights in Ilulissat); daily breakfast; dinner in Iceland Day 2; dinner at the hotel in Ilulissat Days 2 & 5; guided Golden Circle excursion;  Ilulissat guided town walk; snowmobile safari; 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. Solo driving supplements apply for dogsledding and snowmobiling excursions. Please note flights to Greenland may depart from/return to Keflavik International Airport, or Reykjavik Domestic Airport.

Nordic Travel is 100% Australian owned and operated

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 5399.00
Single AUD$ 6983.00

Includes: Return economy class flights Reykjavik - Iulissat; transfers as specified in the itinerary; 6 nights accommodation in standard rooms with private facilities (3 nights in Reykjavik and 3 nights in Ilulissat); daily breakfast; dinner in Iceland Day 2; dinner at the hotel in Ilulissat Days 2 & 5; guided Golden Circle excursion;  Ilulissat guided town walk; snowmobile safari; services of a local destination guide in Greenland.

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.

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 5198.00
Single AUD$ 6441.00

The prices shown here are for the 8 day / 7 night tour, Feb - Apr 2019

Includes: Return economy class flights Reykjavik - Iulissat; transfers as specified in the itinerary; 7 nights accommodation in standard rooms with private facilities (3 nights in Reykjavik and 4 nights in Ilulissat); daily breakfast; dinner in Iceland Day 2; dinner at the hotel in Ilulissat Days 2 & 6; guided Golden Circle excursion;  Ilulissat guided town walk; services of a local destination guide in Greenland.

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.

 

 

 

 

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