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Iceland Greenland Tour for 12 Days

Double your adventure and combine a tour to Iceland & Greenland. This Iceland Greenland Tour includes a self-drive tour around Iceland with a 3 days trip to Ilulissat in West Greenland. Visit the highlights of the small volcanic island Iceland and explore the glacier world of Greenland. This tour is ideal for travelers with limited time who are looking for unforgettable holidays in the Arctic region.

We recommend booking a Greenland tour as early as possible as availability is limited and prices for flights normally raise during the year. Please note that the flights to/from Greenland are the most expensive part of this tour package. You can also add extra nights to make the most out of your Greenland holiday.

If you are interested in receiving more information about this tour, please click on the “Request a quote” widget on the left side of the page. A quick form will open up where you will provide us with more information about your travel expectations. You will then be connected with your specialized travel agent who will assist you throughout the planning a provide a fully detailed quote.

Please note that this itinerary can be adjusted and customized to meet your travel needs and preferences. The package can also be offered as a privately guided tour if a self-drive option is not what you had in mind for your Iceland experience.

Tour Code

GT-05

Season

June - Sept

Travel Style

Self-Drive (by plane Greenland)

Duration

12 Days / 11 Nights

Location

Iceland & Greenland

Accessibility

Not Recommended

Included

  • 11 nights accommodation (Budget-Comfort or Quality) with breakfast in Iceland & Greenland
  • Rental car of your choice for 7 days with unlimited mileage, CDW & VAT
  • GPS unit for easier navigation
  • WiFi hotspot in your rental car for easy internet access
  • Unlimited drivers for the rental car
  • Transfer from Keflavik International Airport to your accommodation in Reykjavík on arrival
  • Optional private information meeting with our travel consultant in Reykjavik before your tour starts
  • Return flight between Reykjavík and Ilulissat
  • Return transfer from Ilulissat Airport to your accommodation in Ilulissat
  • Boat tour in Ilulissat Icefjord
  • Transfer to Keflavík airport with pickup at your accommodation in Reykjavik upon departure
  • Written guides of the regions you will be visiting
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes & service fee

Not Included

  • Flights to/from Iceland
  • Meals & drinks at restaurants apart from what’s stated in the itinerary
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gasoline
Day 1 | Welcome to Iceland

Welcome to your Iceland Greenland Tour! On arrival at Keflavik Airport, you will be greeted by our driver who will take you to your accommodation in Reykjavík. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the northernmost capital of the world. The capital of Iceland with its 120,000 inhabitants is relatively small and the highlights in the city center are all in walking distance. Visit the impressive Hallgrims Church and have a look over the city from the church tower, have a look at Harpa Concert Hall or visit a museum. Relax in one of the cozy cafés or discover Scandinavian design on Laugavegur – the main shopping street. You stay for the night in the city center.

Day 2 | Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysers

Collect your rental car in the morning and begin your tour on the classic „Golden Circle“ route. Visit Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the great Geysir geothermal area where the powerful geyser Strokkur erupts every few minutes and have a look at the beautiful Gullfoss waterfall. In the afternoon you can take an optional dip in the warm waters of the Secret Lagoon and dine inside a greenhouse at Friðheimar restaurants. Top off your day with a visit to the volcanic crater Kerið which is 270 meters wide and 55 meters deep. You will find your accommodations for the night in the Golden Circle area.

Day starts in

Reykjavík

Day ends in

Golden Circle area

Driving distance

~ 225 km / 140 miles

Day 3 | The Beautiful South Coast

Today you will be exploring the South Coast of Iceland, known for its plethora of beautiful sights. Start your day with an (optional) visit to the LAVA Centre in Hvolsvöllur where you can learn more about the volcanos in this area. Afterward visit Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss waterfall, at the latter you can also visit the Skógar Folk museum and view reconstructed Icelandic turf houses. Here you can also enjoy optional activities such as a snowmobile or ATV tour. In the afternoon, make your way to the Dyrhólaey stone arch which is home to thousands of seabirds during the summer months. Enjoy a stroll on the Reynisfjara black sand beach with views to the Reynisdrangar rock pinnacles before finding your accommodations for the night in the Vík/Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.

Day starts in

Golden Circle area

Day ends in

Vík

Driving distance

~ 160 km / 100 miles

Day 4 | Experience the Glaciers and Icebergs of Iceland

Today it’s time continue to Skaftafell National Park and have a look at Vatnajökull the largest glacier in Europe. It is possible to go on a guided glacier walk where you can see the different shades of the glacier – white ice, blue ice, and plain clear ice. Interesting is also the short hike to the beautiful waterfall Svartifoss waterfall. In the afternoon you visit the Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon, and the more famous glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón where icebergs slowly float around. Here you can enjoy an optional boat tour or a kayak tour on the lagoon. Continue to the area of Höfn where you will stay for the night.

Day starts in

Vík

Day ends in

Höfn

Driving distance

~ 205 km / 130 miles

Day 5 | The Tranquil East Fjords

Today you will have the opportunity to explore the wonderful East Fjords of Iceland. This is one of the least-visited region of Iceland, as many visitors prefer to bypass the beautiful fjords on their way to North Iceland. For a more relaxed day you can make a shortcut to the town of Egilsstaðir by driving over Mt. Öxi, but we highly recommend driving along the fjords and exploring highlights such as Petra’s Stone Collection in Stöðvarfjörður, discovering some French charm in the village of Fáskrúðsfjörður and visiting the colourful village of Eskifjörður. In this area you will also find plenty of beautiful waterfalls and interesting hiking trails. You will stay the night in the Egilsstaðir area. 

Day starts in

Höfn

Day ends in

Egilsstaðir

Driving distance

~ 295 km / 185 miles

Day 6 | Lake Mývatn

Continue from Egilstaðir to the amazing are of lake Mývatn. On arrival to Lake Mývatn you have numerous natural wonders to explore, including Dettifoss waterfall, Námaskarð pass with boiling mud pools and colorful mountains, Krafla volcano with the interesting crater Víti, Dimmuborgir lava park and the pseudo-craters at Skútustaðir. In the evening we recommend a relaxing bath in the Mývatn Nature Bath. Stay for the night in this area.

 

Day starts in

Egilsstaðir

Day ends in

Mývatn

Driving distance

~ 255 km / 160 miles

Day 7 | Akureyri and the North of Iceland

Visit Goðafoss waterfall (the waterfall of the gods) in the morning before heading for Akureyri, the largest town in the North of Iceland. Visit the beautiful Botanical Garden and have a look at the church overlooking the town. It is possible to join a horseback riding tour or a whale watching boat tour. The Laufás turf houses in Eyjafjörður are also a must visit while traveling in North-Iceland. Continue to the area of Sauðarkrokkur where you will stay for the night.

Day starts in

Mývatn

Day ends in

Sauðarkrókur

Driving distance

~ 225 km / 140 miles

Day 8 | Waterfalls and Hot Springs

On the way back to Reykjavik you will visit the natural highlights of the West of Iceland. Visit the Grábrók volcanic crater and the Icelandic Settlement Centre in Borgarnes. Head to the Borgarfjörður district to see Deildartunguhver hot spring, the largest hot spring in Europe, and visit the beautiful waterfalls Barnafossar and Hraunfossar. In the afternoon we highly recommend to join an optional tour into a 300 meters long man-made ice tunnel. This ice tunnel is the largest in Europe. Drop-off your rental car in the evening and spend the night in Reykjavik.

Day starts in

Sauðarkrókur

Day ends in

Reykjavík

Driving distance

~ 340 km / 215 miles

Day 9 | Flight to Ilulissat in West Greenland

Today the second part of your Iceland Greenland tour is starting! In the morning you take a flight from the domestic airport in Reykjavik to Ilulissat on the Westcoast of Greenland. This charming arctic village is situated at the mouth of the UNESCO listed Ilulissat Icefjord and on a clear day you will have a wonderful view over the ice cap from the plane. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the surroundings. If you are interested you can also go on an optional tour like a helicopter tour over the glacier, a whale watching safari or an excursion to a remote settlement in the area. You spend the night in Illulisat.

Highlights of the day: Flight from Iceland to Greenland, Ilulissat, Ilulissat Icefjord, And more

Day starts in

Reykjavík

Day ends in

Ilulissat

Day 10 | Ice Fjord Boat Cruise

Today you will go on a boat tour among the huge icebergs of the Ilulissat Icefjord. You will see huge pieces of ice which had broken off from the most productive glacier in the Northern hemisphere. The glacier flows about 30 meters a day and the icebergs get to the open sea just in front of the village Ilulissat. In the afternoon you can go on a hiking tour or we can also book a guided village tour or a kayaking adventure for you. You stay for a second night in Ilulissat.

Day 11 | Flight back to Reykjavik

Spend your last morning in Greenland with its colourful houses and Greenland dogs all around the city. We recommend to visit the Knud Rasmussen museum which gives an insight into local history and the life of this well known polar explorer and his many expeditions. The house which accommodates the museum dates from 1848 and was originally North Greenland’s first teaching college. In the early afternoon you fly back to Reykjavik where you stay for the night.

Highlights of the day: Ilulissat, flight from Greenland to Iceland, Reykjavik, And more

Day starts in

Ilulissat

Day ends in

Reykjavík

Day 12 | Departure day

Unfortunately, this is the last day of your Iceland Greenland tour. Transfer to the airport by bus. If your flight is in the afternoon we recommend to visit the famous Blue Lagoon situation only 20 minutes from the airport. There you can relax in the warm water before flying home. Have a safe flight and thanks for traveling with Iceland Unlimited.

Highlights:

  • The Blue Lagoon
  • Budget

    Budget accommodations include shared facilities in guest houses, country hotels, farmhouses, etc. In some cases, the rooms might be equipped with a TV and a washbasin. The in-room amenities are limited and basic but they all adhere to a high standard of cleanliness.
    Breakfast is included.

    Comfort

    Comfort accommodations offer access to private facilities (shower and toilet). This type of lodges belongs to the 3-star hotel category. Most of these properties have an in-house restaurant. This section offers an upgrade in comfort and service compared to the budget category. Breakfast is included.

    Quality

    Quality accommodations offer private rooms with en-suite shower/bath and toilet. These rooms are the best available accommodations in 4-star hotels or the highest quality lodges in each region. Luxury accommodations - the highest class of lodges, suites, and penthouses - are available upon request. Breakfast is included.

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