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Iceland and Greenland

Route 66th Parallel North

9 NIGHTS FROM £23,550 per person

With some of the most remarkable landscapes on the planet, Iceland and Greenland are coveted year-round travel destinations. On this tailor-made tour, relax in Iceland’s mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon, tour the Golden Circle and expect a warm welcome in the capital city of Reykjavik. You will also stay in the coastal town of Ilulissat in western Greenland, famed for its giant icebergs and dog-sledding.

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Enjoy a private super Jeep tour of Thorsmork Valley and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Thingvellir National Park

Take a boat ride around the Fjord of Ilulissat in Greenland under the midnight sun

Head to Greenland’s five kilometre-wide Eqi Glacier, the most carving glacier in the northern hemisphere

Stay in true five-star luxury at The Retreat at Blue Lagoon, where you can bathe in mineral-rich waters

Authentic Experience

Get off the beaten track in a 4WD in Thorsmork Valley in Southern Iceland. Surrounded by majestic mountain ridges and filled with contrasting forests and lava fields, you will spend a thrilling few hours crossing glacial rivers, visiting a glacier tongue from the Eyjafjallajokull eruption and discovering a stunning canyon that is a ‘Game of Thrones’ filming location.

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TOUR DETAILS

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    DAY 1-4 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Upon arriving at Keflavik airport, your first stop is the fascinating Viking World Museum. Continue along the Reykjavik Peninsula - recognised as a UNESCO Global Geopark - before stopping at Lake Kleifarvatn, one of the deepest in Iceland. Continue to Krýsuvíkurbjarg, where the North Atlantic Ocean breaks on the great stretch of cliffs and an array of birdlife circles above. After settling into your hotel, the next three days will be spent further exploring the southern Icelandic Highlands. Enjoy a private super Jeep tour of Thorsmork Valley and explore the South Shore, famous for its black-sand beaches and waterfalls, some of which you can walk behind. Tour the world-famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano, try ice-climbing and visit an Icelandic horse farm, meeting local farmers and witnessing special training techniques.

    TRANSFERS

    Take a private car transfer to Hotel Borg, Reykjavik.

    Skálakotkeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Boutique Hotel
    • Summary: Family owned art-deco inspired boutique hotel
    • Feature: Set on a farm with horses for guided rides
    • Rooms: 14 rooms
    • Location: South Shore, Iceland
    MEAL BASIS

    Breakfast

    DAY 4-6 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    While based in Iceland’s colourful and creative capital city Reykjavik, your adventures continues with a scenic, guided tour of the Golden Circle, an area of three of Iceland’s most impressive natural sites – the Geysir geothermal area, home to the energetic spouting spring Strokkur; the spectacular 150-foot Gullfoss (Golden Falls) Waterfall; and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir National Park, which became the first national park of Iceland.

    TRANSFERS

    Take a private car transfer to Reykjavik Airport for your flight to Ilulissat, Greenland. From here, take a private car transfer to Hotel Arctic.

    Hotel Borgkeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Hotel
    • Summary: Stunning Art Deco luxury hotel in central Reykjavik
    • Feature: Amazing location on the central Austurvöllur Square
    • Rooms: 99 Guest Rooms & Suites
    • Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
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    Room only

    DAY 6-9 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Take a private walk with your host around the coastal town of Ilulissat in western Greenland, famed for its giant icebergs and home to the World Heritage Site, Ice Fjord. Following dinner at Hotel Arctic, take a boat ride around the fjord in the midnight sun. You will also visit Eqi, the most calving glacier in the northern hemisphere. Beautiful icebergs are also the setting for the old settlement of Sermermiut, located one and a half kilometers south of Ilulissat. For 4,000 years, different Inuit cultures lived in the settlement and today you can still see many remains that indicate their presence. Later, you will meet a local hunter and his pack of Siberian and Greenlandic Huskies, learning all about dog-sledding and its long history in the country.

    TRANSFERS

    Take a private car transfer to Ilulissa Airport for your flight back to Reykjavik. From here, take a private car transfer to The Retreat at Blue Lagoon.

    Hotel Arctic
    • Summary: A contemporary hotel with great views
    • Feature: An enviable location on the UNESCO-listed Ilulissat Icefjord
    • Rooms: 9 suites
    MEAL BASIS

    Breakfast

    DAY 9-10 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    The world-famous Blue Lagoon is a beautiful geothermal spa set in the heart of the Icelandic landscape. Carved into the volcanic earth, The Retreat at Blue Lagoon focuses on spa and wellness, and offers the perfect relaxing end to your trip. Make time to bathe in the healing, mineral-rich waters surrounded by pure Icelandic air – a unique experience for the body and mind.

    TRANSFERS

    Take a private car transfer to Reykjavik Airport for your flight to the UK.

    The Retreat at Blue Lagoonkeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Hotel
    • Summary: Contemporary chic in a dramatic setting
    • Feature: Underground spa
    • Rooms: 62 suites
    • Location: Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland
    MEAL BASIS

    Breakfast

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DAY 1-4ACCOMMODATION
The South Shore, Iceland

Upon arriving at Keflavik airport, your first stop is the fascinating Viking World Museum. Continue along the Reykjavik Peninsula - recognised as a UNESCO Global Geopark - before stopping at Lake Kleifarvatn, one of the deepest in Iceland. Continue to Krýsuvíkurbjarg, where the North Atlantic Ocean breaks on the great stretch of cliffs and an array of birdlife circles above. After settling into your hotel, the next three days will be spent further exploring the southern Icelandic Highlands. Enjoy a private super Jeep tour of Thorsmork Valley and explore the South Shore, famous for its black-sand beaches and waterfalls, some of which you can walk behind. Tour the world-famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano, try ice-climbing and visit an Icelandic horse farm, meeting local farmers and witnessing special training techniques.

TRANSFERS

Take a private car transfer to Hotel Borg, Reykjavik.

Skálakotkeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Boutique Hotel
  • Summary: Family owned art-deco inspired boutique hotel
  • Feature: Set on a farm with horses for guided rides
  • Rooms: 14 rooms
  • Location: South Shore, Iceland
MEAL BASIS

Breakfast

DAY 4-6ACCOMMODATION
Reykjavik and the Golden Circle, Iceland

While based in Iceland’s colourful and creative capital city Reykjavik, your adventures continues with a scenic, guided tour of the Golden Circle, an area of three of Iceland’s most impressive natural sites – the Geysir geothermal area, home to the energetic spouting spring Strokkur; the spectacular 150-foot Gullfoss (Golden Falls) Waterfall; and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir National Park, which became the first national park of Iceland.

TRANSFERS

Take a private car transfer to Reykjavik Airport for your flight to Ilulissat, Greenland. From here, take a private car transfer to Hotel Arctic.

Hotel Borgkeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: Stunning Art Deco luxury hotel in central Reykjavik
  • Feature: Amazing location on the central Austurvöllur Square
  • Rooms: 99 Guest Rooms & Suites
  • Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
MEAL BASIS

Room only

DAY 6-9ACCOMMODATION
Ilulissat, Greenland

Take a private walk with your host around the coastal town of Ilulissat in western Greenland, famed for its giant icebergs and home to the World Heritage Site, Ice Fjord. Following dinner at Hotel Arctic, take a boat ride around the fjord in the midnight sun. You will also visit Eqi, the most calving glacier in the northern hemisphere. Beautiful icebergs are also the setting for the old settlement of Sermermiut, located one and a half kilometers south of Ilulissat. For 4,000 years, different Inuit cultures lived in the settlement and today you can still see many remains that indicate their presence. Later, you will meet a local hunter and his pack of Siberian and Greenlandic Huskies, learning all about dog-sledding and its long history in the country.

TRANSFERS

Take a private car transfer to Ilulissa Airport for your flight back to Reykjavik. From here, take a private car transfer to The Retreat at Blue Lagoon.

Hotel Arctic
  • Summary: A contemporary hotel with great views
  • Feature: An enviable location on the UNESCO-listed Ilulissat Icefjord
  • Rooms: 9 suites
MEAL BASIS

Breakfast

DAY 9-10ACCOMMODATION
Blue Lagoon, Iceland

The world-famous Blue Lagoon is a beautiful geothermal spa set in the heart of the Icelandic landscape. Carved into the volcanic earth, The Retreat at Blue Lagoon focuses on spa and wellness, and offers the perfect relaxing end to your trip. Make time to bathe in the healing, mineral-rich waters surrounded by pure Icelandic air – a unique experience for the body and mind.

TRANSFERS

Take a private car transfer to Reykjavik Airport for your flight to the UK.

The Retreat at Blue Lagoonkeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: Contemporary chic in a dramatic setting
  • Feature: Underground spa
  • Rooms: 62 suites
  • Location: Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland
MEAL BASIS

Breakfast

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TOUR EXCURSIONS

Viking World Museum
Guided Visit

Ideally located near Keflavik airport, visit the fascinating Viking World Museum, where engaging exhibitions shed light on the history of the Norse Vikings in the area. It also houses Viking ship, the Icelander, built in 1996 as an exact replica of the famous Gokstad ship - a remarkable archaeological find of an almost completely intact Viking ship, excavated in Norway in 1882. Your visit also includes a delicious breakfast buffet in the café, including some typical Icelandic food products.

Reykjanes Peninsula
Guided Tour

Join a knowledgeable guide to explore the rugged beauty of the Reykjanes Peninsula, an area marked by a lack of vegetation and bubbling hot springs, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highlights on the tour include Kleifarvatn Lake, located on the fissure zone of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. During a large earthquake in 2000, the lake began to diminish and about 20 percent of its surface disappeared, though it has recently regained its previous surface level. You can also visit the Krysuvikurbjarg Cliff, known for its active birdlife and spellbinding natural beauty. Marking the boundary of the Eurasian and North American continental tectonic plates, the Alftagja rift valley near Grindavik is an area rich for its folk heritage. It is believed that the many rocks and cliffs here were once the homes of elves and giants.

Thorsmork Glacial Valley by Super Jeep
Guided Excursion

Board a Super Jeep for a day exploring the striking Thorsmork Valley, named after the Norse god Thor and characterised by rugged mountains, striking glaciers and winding rivers. Thanks to the expertise of your skilled driver and guide, you can thrillingly traverse the glacial waters in your vehicle, before reaching the Thorsmork area, home to more than 170 species of plants, moss and lichen. Stop to marvel at your stunning surroundings, as well as enjoying a barbecue lunch.

South Shore and Ice Walk
Guided Tour

The South Shore of Iceland is well known for its breathtaking beauty, wondrous waterfalls and endless beaches, as well as its striking glaciers. Join a private guide as you visit the impressive Seljalandsfoss waterfall, followed by the unique Reynisdrangar basalt sea stacks in the North-Atlantic Ocean. Legend has it that the stacks originated when two trolls dragged a three-master ship to land unsuccessfully and, when daylight broke, they became needles of rock. As well as a visit to one of the country’s most beautiful waterfalls Skogarfoss, your tour includes an incredible opportunity to hike on the Solheimajokull glacier. Nothing quite compares to the beauty and excitement of walking across this mighty ice formation.

Icelandic Horse Riding
Guided Excursion

Pay a visit to a local horse farm, meeting friendly farmers who will introduce you to their stunning Icelandic horses, a 'five-gaited' breed known for its sure-footedness and ability to cross rough terrain. Learn more about the breed and how they are trained, before heading out for a gentle, scenic stroll on horseback. Afterwards, the farmers welcome you to enjoy delicious Icelandic food made by the family, while sharing stories about life in the area.

Thrihnukagigur Volcano
Guided Excursion

A fairly strenuous but short hike – of around 50 minutes - takes you from Blaffoll mountain to the famed Thrihnukagigur volcano, directly translating to the ‘Three Peaks Crater’. Following a thorough safety briefing, you can enter the crater of the dormant volcano (that last erupted over 4,000 years ago) by open elevator, always accompanied by expert guides. Prepare to be wowed by the beautiful colourings of the crater, as well as its sheer size – the width of around three full-sized basketball courts and the height of New York’s Statue of Liberty!

Thingvellir National Park, Strokkur Geyser and Gulfoss Waterfall
Guided Tour

Head by road to Thingvellir, the first national park in Iceland and one of the few places where the Mid-Atlantic Ridge comes to the surface, making visible the boundary between tectonic plates. As well as its fascinating geological value, the area was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status due to it housing the Althing, the national parliament of Iceland and the oldest surviving parliament in the world. After enjoying lunch at the Fridheimar greenhouses - where geothermal energy is used to grow tasty produce – continue to the Strokkur geyser, watching as it erupts high into the air. Your tour ends with a visit to the Gullfoss waterfall, a stunning sight to behold, fed by the river of the second largest glacier in Europe, Langjokull.

Explore Ilulissat
Guided Walking Tour

Join a private guide for a stroll around Ilulissat, a coastal town in western Greenland, known for its UNESCO World Heritage Icefjord, giant icebergs and traditional Inuit culture. Your tour includes a trip to a museum, where you can learn more about the area’s history, heritage and natural delights.

Ilulissat Fjord Midnight Cruise
Evening Excursion

Ilulissat is renowned for its striking UNESCO-listed Icefjord, which you can get closer to on an enchanting “midnight” boat cruise in the late evening. Prepare to be blown away by the sheer beauty of your surroundings, watching as the icebergs change from white and blue to shades of orange and red when struck by the midnight sun.

Eqi Glacier and Inuit Settlement
Guided Tour

Measuring approximately five kilometres in width, Eqi is the most calving glacier in the northern hemisphere, the process by which large pieces of ice frequently break off the main ice mass. Pass by this natural spectacle by boat, perhaps even spotting chunks of ice splash dramatically into the water below. On your way back to Ilulissat, visit a small Inuit settlement, home to only around 40 people. Enjoy a private walking tour of the remote village, learning more about its dependence on fishing and hunting – before enjoying a local dinner here.

Icefjords and Eskimo Ruins at Sermermiut
Guided Excursion

Transfer to the old heliport and begin your privately guided hike to the shores of the Icefjord and the Eskimo Ruins at Sermermiut. The pre-colonial history of Sermermiut was pieced together by a series of archaeological excavations during the 20th century, with findings suggesting that it dated back to around 600–200 BC, before being abandoned in 1850. After a look around and a warming refreshment, visit a local hunter and his dog team, learning more about dog sledding in the area and perhaps helping to feed these incredible animals.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

Depending on your preferences, these are year-round destinations. The light summer months offer plenty of outdoor adventures and brilliant whale watching in Iceland. Winter boasts the most impressive ice displays and northern light sightings.

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9 NIGHTS FROM £23,550 per person

Price based upon economy flights from London, transfers, UK airport lounge passes and meals and excursions as specified.

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