14 Day Greenland and Half Ring Tour of Iceland
- Unique Camping experience
- Perfect combination of two beautiful countries
- Local life
Day 1 – Arrival – Nuuk (Greenland)
Greenland’s capital Nuuk is a city of vitality, surrounded by immense nature and filled with vibrant Greenlanders leading fascinating lives of old traditions, modern twists, and diverse influences.
Sightseeing in Nuuk. The landmark of Nuuk, the Sermitsiaq mountain, gives you an majestic welcome and the fantastic fjord system reflects the wild nature, which provides the most incredible setting for the small metropolis. Although the town is busy, nature is not far away, and most citizens use nature actively all year round. The local guide will introduce you the largest attractions, including the Greenland National Museum, the beautiful arts center Katauaq – whose façade is shaped like the northern light – and the equally beautiful old district with the statue of Hans Egede looking across the old colonial harbor, the fjord, and the mountain range in the distance.
Day 2 – Nuuk – Glamping Trip
Our secluded kiattua camp is located in Nuuk, accessible only by boat or helicopter. 4 days package. It includes luxury tents and all meals, beverages and transportation.
A guide will make final briefing about the next coming days and check that everyone has the gear needed and repack your belongings in waterproof duffel bags. When everything is ready we head to the pier where our boat is ready to bring you to the camp. Then we will take a short hike to the beautiful waterfall behind the camp. It is designed to give us an idea of the group’s overall physical abilities, and is well worth it: the breathtaking view of the Kiattua valley is one you won’t forget.
Overnight at tent.
Day 3 – Inuit way of life
After breakfast in the camp, we embark the RIB boat. Our boat will cruise to the Kapisillit area which is the only Greenlandic Salmon breeding spot. Here we will be introduced to fishing with both traditional rods but also bare hand techniques – it’s a guaranteed memorable fishing experience – catching Arctic Char.
We will enjoy our lunch box next to the river and then walk to the settlement of Kapisillit. 50 inhabitants, one shop, a school and a church, makes this is a typical Greenlandic settlement that exists scattered all over the country.
You will have rich opportunity to explore and get hands-on experience with settlement life, visiting the locals and walking the length of this tiny settlement. The boat will pick us up and return us to the camp just in time for dinner.
Overnight at tent.
Day 4 – Power of the Ice
On this day, the boat cruises east deep into to the Nuuk fjord. Our boat will stop on the way to the ice fiord, letting you get the thrilling experience of swimming in the arctic waters and standing on an ice flake dressed in our survival suits. After capturing this, our boat sails on to the most productive glacier in our region before heading back for the camp, sailing close by high peaks and waterfalls.
Overnight at tent.
Day 5 – Foraging in the wildness
Learn about Greenlandic plants and wildlife.
This activity is for everyone who enjoys the art of cooking and would like to learn more about the herbs, mushroom, seaweed, berries, fish and game found in our stunning nature.
We have managed to attract the best chefs rooted in the Scandinavian kitchen. One of the incentives is that we don’t have a fixed menu, but allow the chef time to be creative and forage in the wild pantry around the camp. Many dinners served in camp has found it’s way back to the busy city life and is now a part of the menus in some of the finest dining places.
Based on your desire, our chef will take you out to learn and collect the delicacies hidden in the great, wild Greenlandic nature… this is a foraging walking tour to de-stress you from modern life and reconnect you once again with the wild mother nature.
At the end of the day, you will experience that food always taste better when you’ve found it yourself. Our chef prepares the “catch” of the day for your delicious dinner and you are most welcome to join the cooking if you like.
Overnight at tent.
Day 6 – Nuuk/Keflavik – Reykjavik
Take the flight to Iceland.
Reykjavík is the world’s northernmost capital, with a population of only 123,000 (approx..), but what it lacks in terms of the populace, it makes up for in culture and excitement. Reykjavík has a vibrant cultural and design scene, with plenty of exciting adventure tours, museums, galleries, shops and bars for you to explore throughout your stay.
Day 7 – Reykjavik
Visit Árbær open air museum in the morning. It was an established farm well into the 20th century, and the museum opened there in 1957. Árbær is now an open air museum with more than 20 buildings which form a town square, a village and a farm. Most of the buildings have been relocated from central Reykjavik.
Árbær Open Air Museum tries to give a sense of the architecture and way of life and lifestyles of the past in Reykjavík and during summer visitors can see domestic animals. There are many exhibitions and events held at the Museum which highlight specific periods in Reykjavik’s history. These include craft days, vintage car displays, Christmas exhibitions and much more.
Leisure time in the afternoon in Reykjavik. Explore the city by yourselves.
In our local food, city & history tour you’ll experience Reykjavik like a local, learn about our ways & visit 5-6 brilliant Icelandic restaurants. (3.5 hours.)
See the landmarks of Reykjavik
Experience the city with a local friend & learn about Iceland
Get to know authentic Icelandic restaurants, bars & establishments.
Amazing food doesn’t just happen. Behind it are hard working families, fascinating stories, ambitious restaurants, and age-old traditions. We are a small group of proud local food lovers who are passionate about sharing Iceland’s incredible cuisines with fun, hungry and curious travellers!
In the tastiest sightseeing tour in Iceland, we explore downtown Reykjavik through delicious local cuisines that you would never come across in your typical “to-do in Iceland” itinerary! We will stroll around the city and visit 5-6 wonderful local restaurants with a fun & knowledgeable guide by your side. You will visit everything from well-known ‘must visit restaurants’ to small family run businesses and secret local hangouts. While everything we will have on the tour is traditional Icelandic in some way we decided to leave the fermented shark, rams testicle s and sheep head off the menu. Instead we explore why, we Icelanders are indeed proud of our local food by focusing on the absolute most delicious traditional cuisines – That we still enjoy today!
Day 8 – Reykjavik/Akureyri
Domestic flight: Reykjavík/Akureyri
Whale watching tour,
Here is your chance to see the incredible Eyjafjord Humpbacks in their natural habitat. The warmth of the summer sun brings vibrant life and plentitude of food to the fjord and following it, in a feeding frenzy, come the larger-than-life Humpbacks. Our specially trained whale watching guides are experts at spotting them and telling you all about their behaviour. We commit to acquiring knowledge on the environmental impact of its operations and to reducing any impact.
Day 9 – Akureyri – Godafoss – Lake Myvatn
In the morning, we will take a kayak tour with the local family company. The Tour takes you along Akureyri waterfront and over the fjord to a brand new waterfall where natural warm water flows from the mountain down to the sea. A unique experience.
Then we drive from Akureyri along the coast of Eyjafjordur fjord to Lake Mývatn, with a chance to stop at Godafoss waterfall. Goðafoss is one of Iceland’s true pearls and one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland. Its fed by the river Skjálfandafljót which runs in a 7000-year-old lava field from the Trölladyngja volcano.
In the evening, relax at Myvatn natural bath. The 2 steam baths are built on top of a geothermal area and the sulfur steam rises up through holes in the floor. The water of the Mývatn Nature Baths is drawn from a borehole that goes 2,500 meters into the ground. The water has a high concentration of minerals, is basic in nature and well suited for bathing.
Day 10 – Myvatn
At Lake Mývatn you will have time to explore volcanic craters at Skutustadir and lava labyrinths at Dimmuborgir. There are also opportunities to see the rich birdlife of the lake and surrounding wetlands where over 115 species have been recorded.
Continuing from Dimmuborgir your drive will include opportunities to stop and explore more geological wonders, including the lava fields of Grjotagja, Krafla caldera, enjoy views of the geothermal zone from Viti and the fumarole fields of Hverarond.
Day 11 – Thingvellir – Reykjavik
Glaumbær – the historic turf farm in Skagafjörður
The old turf buildings at Glaumbær are a fine example of building construction on the larger farms in Iceland in times past. See the household of bygone era in their natural setting. In the farmhouse are bedrooms, living room, kitchen, pantry, storage rooms and smithy. The living room is most recent, dating from the 1879.
The sagas relate that Snorri Þorfinnson, son of Þorfinnur karlsefni and Guðríður Þorbjarnardóttir farmed at Glaumbær in 11th Century. He was born in the wilds of Vin-land, the first child born to European parents in the New World. He built the first church at Glaumbær.
There are two old timber houses near Glaumbær, also open for visitors. Gilsstofa is a reception house from 1849. It was reconstructed at Glaumbær in 1997. In Áshús, built 1883 -1886, are exhibitions and Tea room. If you fancy a pan-cake and hot chocolate in a cosy old tea room, you should visit Áshús.
Day 12 – Laugarbakki – South Snaefellnes
Explore the sights along the southern side of Snaefellsnes Peninsula:
Ytri Tunga is a beach by a farm of the same name on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Unlike many of the beaches in Iceland, Ytri Tunga has golden sand, rather than black.
Arnarstapi – a must is a stroll from the harbour along the coastline on top of the cliffs with nesting sea birds and amazing columnar bazalt formations. On clear day you may get a good view of Snæfellsjökull glacier. At Arnarstapi or the nearby Hellnar there is also a possibility to purchase refreshments at lunch break.
Buðir – black wooden church of Búðir stands in the middle of the Búðahraun lava field – from here there is a short trek to the beach where the red sand meets with the black lava formations.
Further along the way you will pass the Ölkelda mineral water spring – the only place in Iceland where you can try drinking water from a natural mineral spring.
Gerðuberg Cliffs – a wall of basalt columns with a backdrop of volcanic mountains and craters
crater Eldborg rises about 60m above its surroundings. There is a possiblity for a hike to the crater which starts close to Snorrastaðir farm.
Day 13 – Hellnar – Olafsvik – Stykkisholmur – Reykjavik
Continue along to the northern coast area of the Snaefellsnes peninsula, travelling through small fishing towns and villages towards west and around the Snæfellsjökull glacier/volcano. Along the way you have a chance for a stop at the most iconic spot Kirkjufelsfoss waterfall with the most photographed view of Mt Kirkjufell.
At Hellissandur you can visit the maritime museum and also get the best view over the Snæfellsjökull glacier which covers the volcano which is supposed to be the entrance to the centre of Earth – according to the novel by Jules Verne.
Dritvík and Djúpalónssandur – the pearly black beach from where fishermen used to go on their fishing trips in former times.
Londrangar cliffs on the beach come into view further along the way.
Day 14 – Reykjavik – Keflavik – Departure
2.5 hours check in time for international flights
Dates & prices
From May to September
Included in the package price:
- 14 days transportation service
- 13 nights accommodation in double/twin rooms with private facilities, breakfast included
- Service and VAT
Not included in the package price:
- Optional tours
- Admissions fees
- Meals other than breakfast