These breaks are really quite special as they take you to the Land of the Midnight Sun in Iceland & Greenland at the best time of the year to experience and see as much as possible. In Greenland in June the sun never sets, and in Iceland, being that little bit further south, the longest daylight hours are 21 hours on the summer solstice which is the 21st June.
Without doubt Summer is the time to go to Greenland as you can get out on the boats to experience Icebergs and Whales up close and cruise to the Calving Equip Glacier. To do this with the backdrop of the pink hue of the midnight sunset contrasting against the brilliant white of the icebergs is something really quite stunning and a image that will stay in your memory forever.
Midnight Sun breaks in Iceland work so well as you can pack so much more in and really get to the heart of Iceland so you can experience the wilderness in solitude. All of these breaks get you off the beaten track to some real natural gems that have to be seen to be believed.
You will NOT see the Northern Lights on any of these midnight sun breaks as you need darkness to see the Aurora Borealis, but we just felt it was a mistake not to share with you the beauty of these destinations at the other end of the year!
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Wonderful Midnight Sun Break where you will see a plethora of Volcanoes on exciting SuperJeep Adventure Tours and you have a very high chance of seeing whales too!Click for More Details
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On these trips we guarantee you will NOT see the Northern Lights! Yes you did read that right you will not see the Auroras!
We understand that on a Northern Lights website that is a bit odd to read but we have such an incredible range of Midnight Sun Breaks we just couldn’t resist putting them in ! In fact many people don’t realise that the Northern Lights can actually be year round including the summer, but you will never see them in the summer as there is too much daylight to see them. With up to 22 hours daylight in Iceland and Greenland in June it never gets dark so the Northern Lights may be out but you will not be able to see them.
Iceland in the summer can get busy which can spoil the wilderness atmosphere that you are searching for, and so these breaks have been crafted to get you away from others, staying in small cabins in stunning locations with superjeep tours timed to miss the crowds or taking you to places that others just don’t have access to. The North of Iceland is noticeably quieter and less visited and is a wonderful location with volcanic wonders around every bend to delight and intrigue you.
If you pushed us to recommend just one Midnight Sun Holiday then it would have to be the Greenland and Iceland Midnight Sun Wilderness Break which combines everything that is special in South Iceland staying in your own private cabin, with the incredible beauty of the Icebergs and Glaciers of West Greenland staying in Ilulissat, renowned for its Unesco protected Serermiut Icebergs.
There are so many different ways you can experience the Icebergs and their beauty will live in the memory for years to come. What may come as a surprise is the stunning pink glow that the midnight sun creates at 11pm sunset! Our trips include an evening sunset cruise to see the icebergs and it is highly likely you will see whales as well as they come close up to the icebergs to feed off the krill that gather beneath the icebergs to feed in their meltwater. The pure frozen fresh water will shine bright blue out of the white iceberg and the effect is mesmerising.
For those who have a calving glacier on their bucket list then a cruise to the Equip Glacier is a must. Listen out for the incredible thundering noise which precedes the fall! Sightseeing flights over the Glaciers, easy Hikes to see the Icebergs and even Kayaking in amongst the Icebergs is all on offer. Don’t forget just the flight from Iceland to Greenland is stupendous in itself as you fly over miles and miles of the icecap that that feeds into the glaciers. There is no way to drive around Greenland as all roads finish about a mile outside each town so boats and flights are the only way to get around in the summer.
If you are short of time, or have visited Iceland before then there is a shorter break Greenland’s Icebergs under the midnight Sun which cuts out the visit to the South of Iceland. However as you fly through Iceland to get to Greenland if you do have time to stop and explore a bit of Iceland then we would highly recommend it.
We should also mention that you will be staying in a 4 star hotel that serves delicious food. In fact it is the most northerly 4 star hotel on the planet and we always include a sea fjord view room in our breaks so you can even watch the changing scenery as the icebergs drift past from your bedroom. It is surprising how the wind can move the Icebergs overnight to present a different scene to you in the morning!
As you would imagine capacity in terms of flights and hotels in Greenland are limited so early booking is essential for this location.
If you wished to stay in Iceland only on your midnight sun journey then we would be hard pushed not to strongly recommend our Whale and Volcano Extravaganza. You will visit the North of Iceland and take a superjeep tour to the extraordinary Askja Volcano with its warm geothermal lake. The trip there is an adventure in itself as you travel through lava flows, pumice fields, rivers with basalt columns and an ash desert complete with oasis, but the icing on the cake is of course the actual volcano. This is indeed where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin trained for their lunar landing as it was believed the terrain was the closest to what they would experience on the moon.
As the name implies the break includes a whale watching trip on a converted barge out of Husavik. Husavik is called the whale watching capital of Europe, and with a 98% success rate since 1995 you can see why! Staying in the most gorgeous little cabin with views across the estuary to the mountains this is one of the most restful and beautiful places you will ever see. You have time to self-explore the stunning volcanic scenery of the Dimmuborgir lava tubes, the bubbling hot pools of Hverir, the birders paradise of Myvatn and Europe’s most powerful waterfall Dettifoss.
The beauty of this midnight sun trip is that we go out of our way to ensure you are experiencing Iceland away from others and when back in the South of Iceland you will take a superjeep tour around the back of Hekla Volcano, nicknamed the “Gateway to hell” as it is one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes. Be prepared for spectacular view after spectacular view as the superjeep climbs higher and higher on mountain tracks with a high probability you will not come across another vehicle on the whole trip!
For those looking to treat themselves then In the FootSteps of the Astronauts Break visits many of the same areas in the North of Iceland but is a privately guided trip throughout with transfers and no need to self-drive. The guides go out of their way to tailor to your interests, and enthusiasm on your part is often rewarded with an extended tour so you can see even more!