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Greenland Tours & Cruises from Iceland

Add a trip to Greenland to your Iceland holiday and double your Arctic experience! For the best Greenland tours from Iceland, look to the local travel experts at Nordic Visitor.

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Expert tips for Greenland tours from Iceland

Are you looking for bucket list worthy tours including spotting icebergs and learning about new cultures? You could add an extra wow factor to your itinerary by combining a trip to Iceland with a tour to Greenland.

Imagine sailing between the floating ice at Iceland’s Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and then repeating the experience among even bigger icebergs at Greenland’s UNESCO-listed Ilulissat Icefjord. Beside the bragging rights, you’ll also get to witness ancient volcanoes, hot springs, waterfalls, and more.

Nordic Visitor makes it simple for you to combine a tour of Iceland with a trip to Greenland. Our Icelandic staff is well versed in crafting combo tours of both islands. Located in Reykjavík, we handle all your local arrangements, from your accommodation to flight reservation to Greenland from Reykjavík.

Ready to plan your Arctic island tour? Continue reading below for ideas for tours to Greenland from Iceland.

 

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Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Flexible & customisable tour options
  • Value for your money
  • Professional service from local experts
  • 24/7 emergency helpline during your tour

 

Visit Iceland & Greenland in one trip

These combo packages are specially designed to showcase the amazing natural attractions of Iceland and Greenland. We take care of your accommodations, Iceland-Greenland flights and more.

Iceland & Greenland
Best seller
Self-drive
13 days / 12 nights
Jun - Aug

The Islands of Fire & Ice - Iceland & Greenland

679217ISK

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13 days / 12 nights
Jun - Aug

The Islands of Fire & Ice - Iceland & Greenland

679217ISK

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Iceland & Greenland
Multi-Day Tours
7 days / 6 nights
Jun - Aug

Island Hopping - Iceland & Greenland

543479ISK

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7 days / 6 nights
Jun - Aug

Island Hopping - Iceland & Greenland

543479ISK

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Explore Iceland before hopping over to Greenland

From Reykjavik city breaks to road trips along the Ring Road, there’s plenty of summer adventures to be had in Iceland! All itineraries can be customised with extra nights, day tours and -- of course -- side trips to Greenland on request.

Iceland
10% OFF IN 2021/2022
Best seller
Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Full Circle Classic

184300ISK

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10% OFF IN 2021/2022
Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Full Circle Classic

184300ISK

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Iceland
10% OFF IN 2021/2022
Best seller
Self-drive
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Sep

South & West Iceland Classic

152500ISK

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10% OFF IN 2021/2022
Best seller
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Sep

South & West Iceland Classic

152500ISK

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Iceland
10% OFF IN 2021/2022
Best seller
Self-drive
14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Complete Classic

262588ISK

Eur

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10% OFF IN 2021/2022
Best seller
14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Iceland Complete Classic

262588ISK

ISK

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Iceland
10% OFF IN 2021/2022
Best seller
Self-drive
7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Sep

South Iceland at Leisure

136600ISK

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10% OFF IN 2021/2022
Best seller
7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Sep

South Iceland at Leisure

136600ISK

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Add a Greenland stopover to your Iceland Trip

Need some more ideas about Greenland tours from Iceland? Check out these popular trips to Greenland, which we can build into a custom multi-destination holiday for you.

Greenland
Partially Guided
5 days / 4 nights
Jun - Aug

Above the Arctic Circle

441040ISK

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5 days / 4 nights
Jun - Aug

Above the Arctic Circle

441040ISK

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Greenland
Partially Guided
5 days / 4 nights
Jun - Aug

Colourful Nuuk

352240ISK

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5 days / 4 nights
Jun - Aug

Colourful Nuuk

352240ISK

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Greenland
Best seller
Partially Guided
3 days / 2 nights
Jun - Aug

Express Greenland

367040ISK

Eur

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Best seller
3 days / 2 nights
Jun - Aug

Express Greenland

367040ISK

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Greenland
Best seller
Partially Guided
4 days / 3 nights
Jun - Aug

Icefjord Adventure

404040ISK

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Best seller
4 days / 3 nights
Jun - Aug

Icefjord Adventure

404040ISK

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Local travel agency

As a local travel agency, Nordic Visitor knows how to make the most of your time in Iceland. We offer a variety of tours—both independent and guided—that include the must-see attractions as well as lesser-known highlights that are hand-picked by our own Icelandic travel experts. To ensure a stress-free trip, we handle all the local details for you—accommodations, activities, rental car (for self-drive tours) and other services.
 
Oh, and all of our itineraries can be customised! So if you decide you want to spend more than the number of days specified in the packages or add some activities, for example, your personal Nordic Visitor travel consultant will be happy to make suggestions and modify your itinerary.

Different ways you can experience Iceland

We have tours for all varieties of travel styles and interests. See our options for exploring Iceland below.

What is the best way to add a Greenland trip to an Iceland holiday?

Greenland has very limited international flight connections, so plan to start your journey in Iceland. From Europe and North America there are many airlines with flights to Keflavík International Airport in Iceland, which is just 45 minutes by car from Reykjavik. Then from Reykjavik Domestic Airport in Iceland you can fly direct to towns in southern and western Greenland, including the iceberg town of Ilulissat.

How long does it take to fly to Greenland from Iceland? From Reykjavik it’s just 3 hours and 20 minutes to Nuuk, Greenland’s capital city. When you consider that Greenland is the largest island in the world – and that Iceland and Greenland are both fairly remote – that’s not so long!



Nordic Visitor’s Iceland tours generally start and end in Reykjavik, so we recommend spending the first leg of your trip in Iceland. On a multi-day tour with day trips, or on a self-drive tour around Iceland, you can start off by taking in the top attractions of Iceland. Make sure to include day tours or a drive with your rental car along Iceland’s south coast so you can visit the glacial sites that are comparable to Greenland.



Another advantage of starting your Arctic adventure in Iceland is the relaxing, convenient amenities available to you after an international flight. Soak off your jet lag in the Blue Lagoon, the famous geothermal spa surrounded by lava fields on Reykjanes Peninsula, close to Keflavik Airport.

Then spend some time in the Reykjavik city centre, sampling the variety of local and international cuisines. To get into adventure mode, take a day trip to the Golden Circle route, where you can visit iconic highlights like Gullfoss waterfall, the Geysir hot springs and Þingvellir National Park.



Short on time with your travel plans? You can just do a day trip to Greenland! From Reykjavik the flight to to the small village of Kulusuk in East Greenland is just 2 hours, and on an 8-hour day tour you’d have some time for hiking, checking out Greenlandic handicrafts and getting insights into Inuit culture and traditions.

When is the best time for Greenland tours from Iceland?

Iceland and Greenland both have extreme seasonal differences in daylight hours and weather conditions. So the attractions and activities you can enjoy will vary quite a bit by month, but especially so in Greenland.

In Iceland you can enjoy most of the famous attractions year-round, as most highlights are located just off the Ring Road, Iceland’s main highway. Of course, the pavements can get slippery in winter – and the daylights hours are short between November and January – but this is prime northern lights season in both countries. Furthermore, in Greenland the winter months – namely February to April – offer the best snow for dog sledding.



Please note, however, that Greenland tours from Iceland in wintertime require a lot of flexibility with travel dates. Due to unpredictable and fast-changing winter weather conditions over both Greenland and Iceland, there’s a higher likelihood of flight cancellations in wintertime. That being said, we highly recommend the summer months, primarily June through August, for combining Iceland and Greenland in one holiday.

Summertime is, ironically, the best time for enjoying the ice in Greenland. With the nearly 24-hour daylight at this time of year, you’ll have plenty of time to watch huge icebergs floating off the coasts of small villages. And nothing beats the experience of getting close up to these massive chunks of ice on a guided boat tour, which is only possible in summer. You can even sail on the Ilulissat Icefjord, a World Heritage Site, under the midnight sun!



Is the Greenland Ice Cap on your bucket list? As it covers about around 80% of the island’s landmass, It’s pretty hard to miss on a trip to Greenland! This massive glacier, the second largest ice sheet in the world, can be experienced via guided day tours in many of Nordic Visitor’s summer travel packages in Greenland.

If your heart is set on whale watching, then you’re in luck! Both destinations are rich in marine life, with June through August being the peak whale watching months in Iceland and Greenland. For a glimpse of minke, fin and humpback whales in Greenland, we recommend taking a whale watching day tour in the Nuuk Fjord from the city of Nuuk. Whale watching tours are also available from the harbours of Reykjavik and Húsavík in Iceland.



Nordic Visitor offers a wide range of tours in Iceland and Greenland that can be combined and customised to your liking, such as with extra nights and optional activities added to your itinerary.

 

What do our customers say?

The reviews speak for themselves. See what Nordic Visitor travellers said about their experience with us.

Susan, United States

Icefjord Adventure, July 2017

Wonderful experience

Thank you for a wonderful experience. We are already working with our travel consultant to book a return trip to Greenland!

Nancy and Charles, United States

From Vikings to Icebergs, August 2015

Professionalism

We loved the sailing among the icebergs tour in Ilulissat. We felt the airline bookings and hotel bookings were all as explained to us. Also they would have been difficult for us to coordinate from the States. It was such a relief to have every part of our trip proceed as planned with Nordic Visitor. There were no glitches at all, and we appreciate the professionalism. I asked Helga many questions beforehand, and she was always very pleasant and responsive. We would definitely recommend Nordic Visitor and Helga.

Mary Taylor, United States

Arctic Winter Adventure, March 2017

Greatly appreciated!

I had a two day weather delay in Iceland getting to Greenland, and Dagny my travel consultant was fantastic! She made sure that I knew what was happening with the airline, helped to make arrangements with the hotel, and made great suggestions for things for me to do while waiting on a flight. The second day you even sent me to a massage, which was greatly appreciated! 

Brandon, United States

Island Hopping - Iceland & Greenland, August 2015

Best booked tour I've taken

The service from your company was extraordinary.  We appreciated all of the materials provided. All in all, this was the best booked tour I've taken anywhere in the world. Great job! 

Barbara, United Kingdom

Arctic Winter Adventure, March 2016

Awe inspiring

We had a fabulous time, didn't want to leave. Best was the 5 hour husky sled day, lovely, dog loving men guiding us, felt quite safe. The massive icebergs were so impressive and awe inspiring our strong little boat fell silent. The guided walk round Ilulisaat was so informative, would loved to have been taken to the old settlement. Such a different way of thinking about how we live our lives. A real travel experience that will stay with us. Thank you.

Carol and Dawna, United States

West Greenland By Land and Sea, July 2015

A fabulous experience

It was a fabulous experience and loved everything about Greenland, especially the Ilussiat Ice Fiord and sailing among the icebergs at midnight.  The local people were very friendly and welcoming.  The helicopter ride to the Ilulissat glacier was also a highlight and standing on the ice cap by the glacier was an unforgettable experience.

Dan and Elaine, China

Nuuk - Heart of Greenland, September 2015

Wonderful

In September, hiking in Ice fiord area is wonderful. The area turned from green to reddish colours within two weeks. A lot of wild berries lied along the undulating hillside. On the far hillside, we saw the first snow and winter was round the corner.

Margarete, Sweden

Custom Booking, June 2015

Good service

You provide a good service to people like us who come from so far away and don't know how to get accommodation etc., and so we depend on your advice. We decided to go to Greenland because we saw a blog on your website written by Alexandra who had been there herself. We wanted to do what she had done. Alexandra had booked and organised a self drive holiday around Iceland for us in 2011 

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Be prepared for just about anything on your Icelandic adventure.

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Whether you choose a guided tour or a self-drive vacation, all customers receive personalised service with a designated travel consultant, tailor-made quality travel documents, and our self-drive clients receive a hand-marked map that outlines their route, overnight stays and highlights along the way. Furthermore, Nordic Visitor has long-standing professional relationships with local tour operators, which are carefully selected by our staff and are recognized for consistent, quality service.

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