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The Islands of Fire & Ice - Iceland & Greenland

(14 days / 13 nights)

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Experience the North like no way before

See the best highlights of volcanic Iceland and glacial Greenland on this exciting combination tour. Spend 3 days in the Arctic town of Ilullissat in Greenland before making the full loop around Iceland by car. The is a great way to explore at your own pace. You can also enjoy optional activities like helicopter rides, hiking, glacier tours, boat rides among icebergs and more..

14 days / 13 nights

Price p.p. from

The amount will be charged in ISK

Approx 857146 ISK

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— Why book this tour

  • Free airport transfer on arrival
  • Seamless travel experience
  • Range of optional activities
  • Great customer reviews
  • 24/7 helpline throughout tour

Tour Highlights

  • Experience Iceland and Greenland for a memorable Nordic stay
  • Bask in the glow of the midnight sun in the Arctic Circle
  • Wander through Reykjavík, Iceland’s vibrant capital city
  • Learn about the Inuit and Greenlandic way of life in Ilulissat
  • See the massive floating icebergs at the glacier lagoon
  • Explore the famous Golden Circle route
  • Enjoy the cascading waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss & Skógafoss
  • Traverse Iceland’s beautiful national parks – VatnajökullÞingvellir and Snæfellsnes
  • Photograph jagged basalt columns & sweeping black sand beaches
  • Roam the tranquil villages of the East Fjords

Travel style

Self-Drive i

Interest

Best Seller i, Classic i, Icebergs i

Season

Jun - Sep

Departure

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Driving distance

1880/1168 km/mi

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

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  • Day 1: Welcome to the North

    On arrival to Keflavik International Airport, you will be greeted by a driver who will bring you to your accommodation in Reykjavík. After settling in, the rest of the day is free for you to explore the vibrant city centre with its abundance of museums, restaurants and bars to suit all tastes. If you're interested in checking out Icelandic design or experiencing the city's thriving coffee culture, head to the main street, Laugavegur, and enjoy its various shops and cosy cafes.

    Spend the night in Reykjavik.

    Attractions Optional Extras
  • Day 2: From Iceland to Ilulissat

    Join a transfer to the Airport to board your flight from Iceland to the Arctic village of Ilulissat in Greenland. Ilulissat is located at the mouth of the 56-kilometre (34-mile) long Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On a sunny day, you’ll have expansive views over the Greenland ice cap from the plane.

    On arrival in Greenland, you will be transferred to your accommodation. Then you will join a guided city walk to learn more about Ilulissat. You’ll see the historic part of town, the working fishing harbour, and more. In the evening, enjoy a 2-course welcome dinner.

    Spend the next three nights in Ilulissat.

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  • Day 3: EXPLORING ILULISSAT

    For the next 2 days you can choose your own adventure! You can pick from a wide range of exciting optional excursions, including a helicopter ride over nearby icebergs, a motorboat tour to the Eqi glacier, cultural demonstrations and village walks. Or why not go on a whale watching safari or excursion to the small, remote settlements in the area?

    Note: We recommend booking the optional activities in advance. Contact your travel consultant at Nordic Visitor for advice. You might be able to book some activities directly from your hotel in Ilulissat during your stay.

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  • Day 4: CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURES

    You can explore more of Ilulissat today. Take your opportunity to buy a local souvenir. A popular gift is a “tupilak”, an Inuit version of a talisman or voodoo doll. Traditional tupilaks were sculpted into tiny creatures inspired by Inuit mythology.

    You can also go hiking to the viewing point of the Ilulissat icefjord. Here you’ll get a breathtaking look at the huge icebergs coming from the bottom of the fjord. There are more hiking options if you are interested in exploring the surroundings further.

  • Day 5: TRAVEL DAY BACK TO ICELAND

    Today it’s time to say goodbye to majestic Greenland. On the return flight to Iceland, enjoy the stunning views over the beautiful landscapes. As we say in Greenland, “angalalluarina” (have a good trip)!

    Upon your return in Iceland, you will join a transfer into Reykjavík. You have the afternoon to explore more of the Icelandic capital, maybe visit a museum or go up the tower of Hallgrímskirkja.

    Spend the night in Reykjavík.

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  • Day 6: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

    Collect your rental car in the morning and begin your journey on the classic Golden Circle route, home to some of Iceland’s most popular attractions. Start with a visit to the fascinating Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you can walk in the rift valley between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Next on the route is the Haukadalur geothermal area, where you can see Geysir – the original “geyser” – and its more active neighbour, Strokkur, which spouts water every few minutes. End the circle with visits to the majestic Gullfoss waterfall and the old implosion crater of Kerið

    Spend the night in the Hvolsvöllur area.

    Driving distance approx. 230 km / 143 mi.

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  • Day 7: WATERFALLS AND VOLCANIC BEACHES

    Start with visits to the fairytale-like Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can experience walking right behind the misty cascade, and the gorgeous 60-metre (197-foot) high Skógafoss waterfall just a short drive down the road. Further ahead at Vík, you can make a stop at the black volcanic beach south of the village, from where you can view the rock formations Dyrhólaey and Reynisdrangar. The last stop of the day is to the stunning Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon. 

    Spend the night in Kirkjubæjarklaustur/Skaftafell area.

    Driving distance approx. 157 km / 97 mi.

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  • Day 8: GLACIERS AND ICEBERGS

    Enjoy Skaftafell, part of the immense Vatnajökull National Park, and a place of great natural beauty. Here you’ll find many interesting hiking trails, including a short path to the beautiful Svartifoss waterfall. This area is also full of opportunities for more adventurous pursuits, such as guided glacier-walking or ice-climbing excursions. Then, head to the amazing Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can join a boat ride among the maze of floating icebergs (optional). 

    Spend the night in the Höfn or Djúpivogur area. 

    Driving distance approx. 208 km / 129 mi.

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  • Day 9: FJORDS AND FISHING VILLAGES

    Your drive along East Iceland today is characterised by spectacular fjords, tranquil fishing villages, rugged tundra and sweeping landscapes. On arrival to the otherworldly Lake Mývatn, you have an abundance of unusual natural wonders to explore, including the Krafla volcano, the curiously coloured Námaskarð pass, the massive crater of Hverfell and the lunar-like pseudo-craters at Skútustaðir. 

    Spend the night in the Lake Mývatn area.

    Driving distance approx. 430 km / 267 mi

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  • Day 10: LUNAR LANDSCAPES OF LAKE MÝVATN

    Take advantage of today to further explore the surroundings of Lake Mývatn. You can start with an optional whale-watching trip from the village of Húsavík, “The Whale Watching Capital of Europe”. Then, drive through Jökulsárgljúfur; part of Vatnajökull National Park, visiting such sights as the hoof-shaped Ásbyrgi canyon and the most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss. End the day by bathing in the relaxing geothermal waters of the Mývatn Nature Baths, where you can experience the glow of the midnight sun. 

    Spend another night in the Lake Mývatn area.

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  • Day 11: EXPLORE NORTH ICELAND

    Spend the first half of the day around Lake Mývatn. We recommend a visit to Goðafoss (“The Waterfall of the Gods”) on your way to the charming town of Akureyri. Here you will find interesting shops and museums as well as the world's most northerly botanical garden.

    After your break in Akureyri, you can head straight to Skagafjörður. Or take a detour on the way there to Tröllaskagi (“The Peninsula of the Trolls”), where you can enjoy fantastic scenery of beautiful mountains, cliffs and fjords. Then, continue through Siglufjörður, which was once the centre of Iceland’s herring fleet, and make a stop at Hofsós to relax in the thermal pool (optional) before arriving to Skagafjörður, an area known for its abundance of purebred Icelandic horses. 

    Spend the night in Northwest Iceland. 

    Driving distance approx. 301 km / 187 mi.  

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  • Day 12: JOURNEY TO SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA

    Today you head to the Snæfellsnes peninsula. On the way you’ll see the countless mounds of Vatnsdalshólar and the beautiful Þingeyrakirkja church. You may also wish to make stops to the living museum at Eiríksstaðir, home of famous Viking “Erik the Red”, and the hot geothermal pool of Guðrúnarlaug. Or pay a visit to Stykkishólmur, a picture-perfect fishing village overlooking Breiðafjörður Bay. Here, you can take a walk up to the small hill overlooking the harbour, Súgandisey, for a wonderful panoramic view over the town, sea and surrounding mountains. 

    Spend the night on Snæfellsnes Peninsula / Borgarfjörður area.

    Driving distance approx. 335 km / 208 mi.

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  • Day 13: SNÆFELLSJÖKULL NATIONAL PARK AND SNÆFELLSJÖKULL GLACIER

    Experience the unique Snæfellsjökull National Park, with its amazing birdlife, lush valleys and lava fields. Driving around the peninsula is the ideal way to see its highlights. Explore Dritvík Cove, see the Lóndrangar cliffs and visit Hellnar and other small villages along the coast. And don’t miss the impressive Arnarstapi cliffs bursting with birdlife. You might also wish to test your strength at the stones of the black volcanic beach of Djúpalónssandur like the seamen in past times.

    Spend the night in Reykjavík.

    Driving distance approx. 219 km / 136 mi. 

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  • Day 14: DEPARTURE

    On your day of departure, a shuttle bus will collect you from your hotel in Reykjavík and deliver you back to Keflavík International Airport ahead of your scheduled flight.

    If your flight is in the afternoon, you can fit in a relaxing visit to the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa or even take a short, guided tour of the volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula (optional; not included).

    Attractions Optional Extras

Map

Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.

Reviews

We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

Exceptional company

We received excellent service from start to finish. This is an exceptional company to deal with and I would recommend anyone considering travelling to Iceland to use Nordic Visitor.

Wonderful support!

Nordic Visitor is a great tour agency. We first contacted them, Alexandria listened to what we wanted to do and arranged exactly what we wanted for our trip. They do a wonderful job of providing information, not only general information on the area but also you get a personalized itinerary and a cell phone to use. We did a ring road trip and a two day excursion to Greenland. We have traveled all over the world and I would recommend this agency to anyone planning a trip to the Nordic countries.

Thank you!

We tell everyone we know to go to Iceland and to use your company if they go. Even met people in Iceland who were with another company, and after listening to us, they took down your information. We have enjoyed every tour we've taken with your company. Thank you.

Dream vacation with the grandchildren

Our hotels were perfect. We enjoyed wonderful dinners, some in the hotels, and others along the way. We were pleasantly surprised that even the smallest hotels served gourmet meals, great food and beautiful presentation. This was the vacation of our dreams and we were blessed to travel with our daughter and two granddaughters, ages 8 and 11. We were still in Iceland when the granddaughters talked of "when we come back to Iceland". We then knew the trip was a success and we can't thank Gudrun and Nordic Visitor enough.

Very well organized

From first contact, Nordic Visitor was responsive, friendly and helpful. Everything was very well organized. I enjoyed having just the right amount of guided tours balanced with plenty of time to explore on my own.

Accommodation

Stay in well-located hotels and guesthouses that are highly rated by visitors and handpicked by local travel experts.

Look forward to getting a good night’s sleep after each day of driving in Iceland. All your accommodation will be conveniently located near your driving route, with ample parking. Rest assured that you’ll stay in the best possible properties, which have all received excellent reviews from previous customers.

Comfort Plus

Standard rooms in good quality and comfortable three-star hotels in combination with well-appointed guesthouses or country hotels.

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Superior

Standard rooms in four-star hotels in combination with Deluxe or Superior rooms in premium three-star hotels.

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Rental car

Enjoy the journey in the rental car of your choice, with two authorised drivers and free in-car Wi-Fi.

Toyota Yaris
(Manual)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x2
  • M

Toyota Yaris
(Manual)
or similar

  • Description: Economy
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 2
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Manual*
  • *upgrade to automatic available upon request

Volkswagen Golf (Automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x2
  • A

Volkswagen Golf (Automatic)
or similar

  • Description: Compact
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 2
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Automatic

Toyota Corolla Sedan (Automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x3
  • A

Toyota Corolla Sedan (Automatic)
or similar

  • Description: Intermediate
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 3
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Automatic

Toyota Corolla Station (Automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x4
  • A

Toyota Corolla Station (Automatic)
or similar

  • Description: Intermediate Wagon
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 4
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Automatic

Hyundai Tucson AWD (Automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x3
  • A

Hyundai Tucson AWD (Automatic)
or similar

  • Description: Intermediate SUV
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 3
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Automatic

Mitsubishi Outlander AWD (Automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x3
  • A

Mitsubishi Outlander AWD (Automatic)
or similar

  • Description: Standard SUV, AWD
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 3
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Automatic

Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4 (Automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x5
  • A

Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4 (Automatic)
or similar

  • Description: Premium SUV, 4WD
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 5
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Automatic

Land Rover Discovery 4x4 (Automatic)
or similar
limited availability

  • x5
  • x5
  • x4
  • A

Land Rover Discovery 4x4 (Automatic)
or similar
limited availability

  • Description: 4x4
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 4
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Automatic

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Approx 857146 ISK

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Our best price per person when booking for two.

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Tour Information

Please note: Quoted price may vary based on third party services.

Deposit payment & Cancellation Charges
This tour package requires a non-refundable deposit payment of 50% of the total price at the time of booking. View more information on deposit payments and cancellation charges here.

Accommodation
Please note that due to fewer accommodation options being available in Greenland, we only offer Comfort Plus in this destination. When you select the accommodation type of your choice for this package, this is applicable to your stay in Iceland.

For example, if you pick the Superior category, you’ll stay in Superior accommodation while in Iceland and in Comfort Plus in Greenland.

Customisations
You can customise this tour depending on your needs and interests. We are happy to assist you with booking extra nights in Iceland or Greenland. Just get in touch with or ask your dedicated travel consultant.

Departure and return to Iceland
This tour originates and ends in Iceland. Due to flight times between Iceland and Greenland, passengers may need to spend a night before departure and/or on return in Reykjavík. Your travel consultant can assist with booking accommodation in Iceland on request.

Summer travel & weather in Greenland
The summer climate in Greenland is generally mild and dry with average daytime temperatures of 5–7° C (41–45° F). Due to the Arctic conditions and possible sudden weather changes, we suggest bringing warm, weatherproof outerwear, thermal layers, and good walking boots (and/or rubber boots).

You may also want to bring mosquito repellent, sunglasses and a sleeping mask due to long daylight hours.

Please note that the itinerary can change without notice due to weather conditions. In the rare event that an activity is cancelled, you will be refunded for that activity.

Currency in Greenland
The currency in Greenland is the Danish Krona (DKK). As Greenland is quite remote, we recommend bringing some Danish currency as well as debit and credit cards with a 4-digit PIN number for cash withdrawals at ATM machines.

Local tips
Before your arrival in Iceland and Greenland you’ll receive Nordic Visitor’s Greenland Travel Guide. In this, you can read more information about weather conditions, what to pack, currency and other practical information about travelling in Iceland and Greenland.

We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance before you depart on your travels.

Currency rate
All bookings are billed in Icelandic Króna (ISK), the official currency of Iceland, where this tour departs from. Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate as issued by the Central bank of Iceland. That means that conversions from ISK to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.

After booking with Nordic Visitor
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within 2 working days by one of our travel consultants. They will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday.

Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday

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