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Greenland & Iceland Midnight Sun Wilderness Break

Break Available: Available June - end of August.
7 Night Break

From £4,195 (Incl Flights)

This incredible break takes you to 2 remote destinations with some of the most stunning landscape on this planet. You will see Icebergs, Volcanoes, Glaciers, Geysers and Whales – all under the evocative pink midnight sunset!

Going out on a midnight sunset boat cruise to see the Icebergs is an incredible memory you will talk about for many years. That is before I mention that you also have an extremely high chance of seeing Whales fluke in front of the Icebergs in Disko Bay.

The pink hues of “sunset” contrasting against the white of the icebergs and the blue of the sky are incredibly beautiful and “good for the soul”.

The long daylight hours mean you can pack in seeing so much of the dramatic wild country of Iceland. Prepare for extraordinary Volcanic scenery and Superjeep tours that take you into the heart of wilderness and away from the summer crowds. Stay in your own private wilderness cabin with the backdrop of Eyjafjallajökull Volcano to please your eye!

Highlights

  • Midnight Cruise to see the Icebergs in the sunsets glow
  • 3 nights in Private Wilderness Cabin in Iceland
  • Calving Glacier Cruise and visit tiny hunting settlement in Greenland
  • Choice of guided SuperJeep trips – Up Eyjafjallajökull Volcano or through Þórsmörk Valley
  • Easy hike to see the UNESCO protected Sermermiut Icebergs
  • Blue Lagoon visit
  • Feed Huskies and meet a Innuit family in their home
  • Golden Circle 4WD Highlights Tour to experience Strokkur Geyser, Gullfoss Waterfall, Volcanoes and Volcanic valleys
  • One private meal cooked by the guide at your cabin
  • 1 night to explore the vibrant Icelandic capital Reykjavik

 

Transfers and private options

Private Activities

The SuperJeep Adventure and Golden Circle 4WD Tour can be upgraded to Private if you wish. Please ask at time of enquiry.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DAY 1: Friday
Fly to Iceland

DAY 1: Friday
Fly to Iceland

Fly to Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland to start your amazing Greenland and Iceland Midnight Sun Adventure. A flybus will take you to the centre of Reykjavik.

Afterwards we would recommend you try one of the many delicious and very high quality seafood restaurants in Reykjavik. Overnight in Reykjavik.

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DAY 2: Saturday
Fly to Greenland. Visit Ilulissat. Midnight Sunset Cruise.

DAY 2: Saturday
Fly to Greenland. Visit Ilulissat. Midnight Sunset Cruise.

The flight to Greenland is breathtaking, taking you over the seemingly never ending Ice-Cap. You will be mesmerized as you spot the bright blue melt-water contrasting with the blinding white of the Ice-Cap and Glaciers.

On arrival a transfer will take you to Hotel Arctic, the most northerly 4 star hotel in the world!

This afternoon you will be taken on a guided Ilulissat City orientation walk to visit the old part of town and learn its history. You will see the original Danish trading station, the busy fishing harbour and the old church.

Tonight, after a welcome dinner, take a magical night cruise to see the Icebergs. During the Evening Iceberg Cruise the sunset warm red colours and the gigantic icebergs reflecting in the icy waters is an unforgettable sight. Cruise between the icebergs and enjoy a late Martini on “the real rocks”!

Until about the 24th July this cruise will run as a midnight sun cruise with all the beauty and eeriness of the Polar Sun. Overnight in Ilulissat.

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DAY 3: Sunday
Boat Trip to Eqip Calving Glacier, Visit tiny Hunting Settlement.

DAY 3: Sunday
Boat Trip to Eqip Calving Glacier, Visit tiny Hunting Settlement.

The Eqip glacier is the only glacier in the area where you often experience a glacier calving. We cruise in front of the 5km wide glacier for approximately one hour and hope for the unique sight of an iceberg “delivery”.

However, the boat trip there is also beautiful as you pass immense icebergs, Oqaatsut, (a settlement of about 50 inhabitants), before going through the beautiful Ataa Strait with cliffs to the west and bird colonies to the east where you will likely see colonies of Fulmars and Arctic Skuas.

Afterwards you will continue to the tiny hunting settlement of Rodebay for lunch. There will be time for a short wander around so you can get a feel for the isolation the Innuits are living in before returning to Ilulissat. Dinner and overnight in Ilulissat.

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DAY 4: Monday
Walk to Sermermiut Icebergs, Visit Innuit Home & Feed Huskies

DAY 4: Monday
Walk to Sermermiut Icebergs, Visit Innuit Home & Feed Huskies

Today take an easy guided hike along a broad-walk to see the UNESCO protected Sermermiut Icebergs in the Ilulissat Ice Fjord. This is an extraordinarily beautiful place and if you take the time to sit you will be able to hear the icebergs creaking and grinding as they slowly move along.

Afterwards you will meet some Innuit people in their home, and whilst enjoying a “Coffee-Mik“, learn about Greenland and its people and their way of life.

There are more huskies in town than people, numbering about 3,500 husky dogs and today we invite you to join the feeding of a dog team, where you can see, feel, touch and hear the howling of 20 hungry dogs. The owner will also demonstrate the sledge and the harness used in the winter to get them around, and tell you about life as a sled dog.

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DAY 5: Tuesday
Fly to Reykjavik. Transfer to Wilderness Cabin. Guide cooked meal at the Cabin.

DAY 5: Tuesday
Fly to Reykjavik. Transfer to Wilderness Cabin. Guide cooked meal at the Cabin.

Fly to Reykjavik and on arrival your guide will be waiting to transfer you to your Wilderness Cabin in South Iceland. You will have pre-chosen your menu for your stay here so all ingredients are waiting for you, but tonight your guide will cook for you so you have a night off! We would particularly recommend his BBQ lamb but he can cater for vegetarians too! Afterwards he will leave you to enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the views from the Cabin.

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DAY 6: Wednesday
Golden Circle Highlights 4WD Tour

DAY 6: Wednesday
Golden Circle Highlights 4WD Tour

Help yourself to breakfast and then your next adventure awaits you on a guided 4WD to some of the highlights of the Golden Circle Tour.

You will experience the famed Strokur Geyser which erupts every 5 mins, the magnificent Gullfoss Waterfall as well as the beautiful area of Pjorsardalur behind Mount Hekla. This area is full of waterfalls, including Háifoss, Iceland’s tallest and is a quiet and beautiful place.

The maximum number of people will be 8, (though it is often 4), which is in sharp contrast to the bus companies who offer a similar trip. The guide will also time it so as to beat the bus trips so you can enjoy the sights in all their beauty and “at one” with nature.

Tonight you will cook for yourself with the ingredients already awaiting your return.

Afterwards why not relax outside with a drink in your private hot tub and enjoy the silence of the midnight sun in the evening – it’s a bizarre feeling!

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DAY 7: Thursday
Choice of Superjeep Tour: Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Tour OR Þórsmörk Adventure

DAY 7: Thursday
Choice of Superjeep Tour: Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Tour OR Þórsmörk Adventure

Help yourself to breakfast before your Superjeep off-road adventure – for many the highlight of their time in Iceland and we get some superb feedback.

We have had excellent feedback on how much clients enjoy this personalised and relaxed guided day. You will be in a Superjeep of up to 8 people, though normally it is 4 and is in sharp contrast to the coach tours offered by other companies, which also cannot venture to many of the places that you will be taken to. This is serious off roading!

Your choice is

EITHER

Þórsmörk Valley Tour

Your guide will take you up between the three glaciers; Myrdalsjokull, Eyjafjallojokull and Tindfjallojokull. In your specially adapted Superjeeps you will have the thrilling drive of fjording glacial rivers and driving across the flood plain to see the lasting effects and landscape changes following Eyjafjallajökull’s 2010 eruption.

You will be surrounded by an imposing mountain ridge and see spectacular landscapes. Stop at the stunning Seljalandsfoss waterfall , which you can walk behind and be mesmerised looking back through the falling water. If you wanted to see the “Raw Iceland” this is hard to beat!

We work only with local guides who have lived their whole life in this area, are very experienced and belong to the Mountain Rescue Team. They all have fascinating stories to tell of their experiences during the 2010 volcanic eruption!

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Eyjafjallajökull’s Volcano Tour

This tour will take you as close as is possible to the new large crater in Eyjafjallajökull Volcano from the 2010 eruption and to places where no hire car can go. We drive up the slopes of the glacier in a highly equipped Superjeep and on our way take in the astonishing view over the whole South coast of Iceland with it’s glaciers, and back across the Atlantic including the Westman-Islands. This tour gives you the perfect glacier experience; an exciting Superjeep drive in the snow, walk on the glacier and the magnificent view over the south. This is real adventure.

Tonight you will cook for yourself. Options to upgrade to eat out are possible, but many people just love having the place to themselves to relax in their own space.

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DAY 8: Friday
Visit the Blue Lagoon and Fly Home

DAY 8: Friday
Visit the Blue Lagoon and Fly Home

On your final day your guide will take you to the Blue Lagoon (@ 2 hrs) so you can experience swimming in the bright blue geothermal waters. The guide will wait for you whilst you take your time. In addition to bathing there is a sauna with a view of the lagoon, a steam bath with white walls that resemble silica mud, and a cosy steam bath carved into a lava cave.

Afterwards your guide will take you to the airport for your flight home.

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Accommodation

Where You'll Stay

Hotel Arctic - Greenland

Hotel Arctic in Ilulissat Greenland. Copyright Mads Phil and Visit Greenland
View from Hotel Arctic in Ilulissat in Greenland. Copyright Mads Phil and Visit Greenland
Hotel view from Hotel Arctic in Ilulissat in Greenland. Copyright Mads Phil and Visit Greenland
Hotel Arctic in Ilulissat in Greenland. Copyright Mads Phil and Visit Greenland

Hotel Arctic - Greenland

The Arctic Hotel is the world’s most northerly 4 star hotel, located right on the edge of the Ilulissat Ice Fjord. There are 87 rooms, with the superior rooms having views across the sea and drifting icebergs.

The restaurant has a good reputation for Haute Cuisine with wonderful fresh seafood.

Please note if you are vegetarian or have any food allergies it is important you tell us beforehand as many of the ingredients are shipped in specially.

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Saeli Icelandic Cabin

Saeli Icelandic Cabin in Iceland
Saeli Icelandic Cabin in Iceland
Saeli Icelandic Cabin in Iceland
Saeli Icelandic Cottage in Iceland

Saeli Icelandic Cabin

This cosy log cabin is well located with wonderful mountain views to the north, and the famed Eyjafjallajökull Volcano that erupted in 2010, and is in a great place to see the Northern Lights.

It is perfect for a family or two couples with a separate living/eating area and two main bedrooms and an attic bedroom which kids will love. There are two separate bathrooms, one with a shower and one with a bath.

This has been refurbished very recently and is a wonderful place to relax and look out for the Northern Lights, after the excitement of the day adventure SuperJeep tours. A brand new hot tub has just been added outside which comfortably fits 6 people. What a wonderful place to be if the Northern Lights are out!

There is Wi-Fi and mobile signal, TV with very limited channels (probably in Icelandic). The beds are set up as a double in one room, a double with a combined single bunk bed above and then the attic has a mattress on the floor. We would therefore suggest it is perfect for 4 adults and 2 children.

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Hotel Reykjavik Centrum

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum in Reykjavik Iceland
Hotel Reykjavik Centrum Standard Double room
Double deluxe room in Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, Iceland
Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, Iceland

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum is a relatively new hotel in the heart of the city, opened on April 1st 2005. It is located on one of Reykjavik’s oldest streets, Adalstraeti, right in the heart of Reykjavik in a newly renovated building, the oldest part of which was built in 1764.

The hotel has 89 rooms, each fitted with modern amenities, such as satellite TV, telephone, Internet access, mini-bar, radio, iron and board, hair dryer, safe and tea & coffee set. All rooms have ensuite bathroom with either a shower or a bath.

During its construction, the remains of a Viking longhouse from the Settlement Period were found. Among the finds excavated at the site were Iceland’s oldest human remains, dating from approximately 870 AD.

 

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Reviews & Feedback

“We had a great time in both Greenland and Iceland. Everything went smoothly and without any pitfalls. The hotels were great and our stay was very enjoyable. Both countries were absolutely stunning, and we would have liked to spend much longer there! We are very satisfied with your service, and would recommend you to everyone! ”

"The Tour was meticulously prepared and accompanied with perfect logistics. Due to the ideal planning of the Tour we were able to enjoy and gain a profound impression of Greenland and Iceland in spite of the very short stay. We felt professional logistics and an organizational approach was used throughout the whole Tour. Thank you again for the experience that will hold a special place in our memory."

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What's included & departure airports

What's Included?

What’s Included?

  • Flights with one hold bag (from the UK)
  • 7 nights Accommodation with breakfast (Cabin, Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, Arctic Hotel)
  • Ilulissat Tour
  • Eqip Calving Glacier Boat Trip
  • Evening Iceberg Cruise
  • Visit Ilulissat Home and Feed Huskies
  • Golden Circle 4WD Tour
  • Transfers where indicated
  • 1 SuperJeep Adventure Tour
  • 1 Dinner cooked by the guide at the cabin
  • 2 Dinners cooked by yourself
  • 3 dinners in Greenland

Departure Airport

  • Gatwick
  • Heathrow
  • Manchester
  • Luton
  • Glasgow (Mon departure only for direct flights)
  • Edinburgh
  • Dublin (Mon departure only for direct flights)

 

  • Chicago
  • New York
  • Washington
  • Boston
  • Orlando
  • Minneapolis
  • Seattle
  • Denver

Our international clients are welcome to book their own international flights to Iceland and we will organise the ground arrangements and book the flights to and from Greenland from Iceland.

5 June-28th August:       Monday or Tuesday Departure
2 June -25 August:           Friday only departure

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