Iceland & Greenland Adventure

7 days from $7,749 pp*
  • Get close to icebergs on a cruise in Greenland inside the Arctic Circle.
  • Descend into the heart of Iceland’s Thrihnukagigur, a dormant volcano.
  • Discover the famed Golden Circle and snowmobile on a glacier.
  • Enjoy private transfers throughout.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of premium accommodations.
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Forged by fire and ice, the rugged domains of Iceland and Greenland feel more fiction than fact — moonscapes crowned with jagged volcanoes; sprawling glaciers that reshape the land an inch at a time; baby-blue lagoons that soothe the muscles; and a dazzling array of geysers and waterfalls spread across acres of stunning landscape.

It starts in Reykjavík, the quirky Icelandic capital where, after a morning spent exploring the city on your own, you’ll explore the geothermal valleys of Haukadalur and come face-to-face with the great Geysir and the breathtaking Gullfoss waterfall before a visit to the UNESCO-protected splendor of Þingvellir National Park. Later, descend 400 feet into the lava chamber of Thrihnukagigur, a dormant volcano, before flying to Ilulissat, the gateway to western Greenland. Get to know the town on a guided walking tour, then fill your day with your choice of optional activities: fjord hikes, helicopter-assisted glacier tours, whale-watching excursions, visits to hunters’ settlements and Inuit villages, and much more. Icebergs are a constant presence in Ilulissat (the town’s name is literally Greenlandic for “icebergs”), and all travelers are encouraged to join the iceberg cruise while in this town more than 100 miles inside the Arctic Circle. After bidding Greenland adieu, head back to Reykjavík and soothe your muscles at the famed Blue Lagoon, where the geothermally heated waters are said to have healing properties. The top of the world is closer than you think. Discover Earth’s outer reaches with us. ... Show More »

Please note: This itinerary is only available for select travel dates between June and August each year.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Reykjavik
    Reykjavik
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    • Iceland - Welcome Pack
    Alda Hotel (B) (Deluxe)
  • Day 2 Reykjavik
    Reykjavik
    • Small Group Tour - Golden Circle by Super Jeep with Snowmobiling (10 hrs) - Super Jeep/Guide
    Alda Hotel (B) (Deluxe)
  • Day 3 Reykjavik
    Reykjavik
    • Small Group Tour - Descend into the Volcano, Thrihnukagigur (with Lunch, 6 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    Alda Hotel (B) (Deluxe)
  • Day 4 Reykjavik to Ilulissat
    Reykjavik to Ilulissat
    • Private Transfer - Domestic Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Approx. 3hr 15 mins
    • Shared Transfer - Meet & Greet with Local Representative & Hotel Transfer
    • Shared - Orientation & Guided walking tour of town
    • Welcome dinner at Hotel Arctic
  • Day 5 Ilulissat
    Ilulissat
    • Day at leisure
    • Optional Activities
    • Shared Tour - Iceberg Cruise (2.5 hrs) - Boat
    • Farewell dinner at Hotel Arctic
  • Day 6 Ilulissat to Reykjavik
    Ilulissat to Reykjavik
    • Shared Transfer - Airport
    • Air - Flight to Reykjavik - aprox. 3hrs15mins
    • Private Transfer - Domestic Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    Alda Hotel (B) (Deluxe)
  • Day 7 Reykjavik
    Reykjavik
    • Private Transfer - International Airport - via Blue Lagoon - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Reykjavik

Meet your private driver-guide and vehicle for an airport transfer. For your added comfort, your English-speaking guide will help you with your hotel check-in, and take you through your travel documents.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful, will be provided to you on your first day in destination.

Accommodation: Alda Hotel (B) (Deluxe)

Situated in the heart of downtown Reykjavik, Alda Hotel (4*) is found on Laugavegur, a premier street in the capital’s vibrant shopping district. Steps away from many museums and restaurants, Alda Hotel is perfectly positioned for your stay in Reykjavik, while its well-situated guestrooms featuring Nordic design and modern amenities offer the perfect blend of both comfort and style. Whether you're turning in for the night after a long day of exploring Iceland's magnificent countryside, or resting in between visiting some the city sights literally just steps away from the property, guests at Alda Hotel can be guaranteed one thing – a thoroughly relaxing sleep.

Day 2: Reykjavik

Discover Iceland’s renowned Golden Circle route today, departing as a small group in a Super Jeep, for an off-the-beaten-track approach to Iceland’s most famous natural wonders. Along with your guide, and no more than 15 other participants, you’ll head out of Reykjavík, setting course through scenic Thingvellir National Park, site of the Viking parliament, and home to over 1,000 years of human history. Take in the brilliance of the picture-perfect Gullfoss Waterfall, and the great Geyser geothermal area, where the reliable Strokkur geyser spouts hot water as high as 100 feet in the air. End your day with a thrilling snowmobiling experience (2 riders per machine) on Langjökull, the second largest glacier in all of Iceland.

Accommodation: Alda Hotel (B) (Deluxe)
Iceland & Greenland Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Geyser Geothermal Area
Geyser Geothermal Area

Day 3: Reykjavik

With a pickup from your hotel, embark on a small group tour today to the dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano, a unique natural phenomenon offering the only place on earth where a huge volcanic magma chamber is accessible to humans! Once arriving to a hiking access point outside of Reykjavik, your guide will lead you and a group of up to 16 participants on a moderately challenging 2-mile hike through a hilly, rugged and pitted lava field, lasting 45-60 minutes. The hike is an integral part of the day, not only because of its impressive scenery, but also because it's the only way to reach the volcanic chamber opening aside from arriving by helicopter. After the last 10 minutes ascending the mountain path, you'll arrive to the Thrihnukagigur crater base, from where you'll break into smaller groups for a descent of 400 feet to the bottom of the magma chamber in an open cable lift, exposing a whole new world of subterranean wonder. A true delight for curious minds, you'll spend around 30 minutes on the ground of the volcano exploring and admiring this once-in-a-lifetime environment. Back on the surface, a tasty bowl of traditional Icelandic meat or vegetable soup will be provided along with a hot beverage, while you wait for the other members of your group to experience the chamber floor. Afterward, you'll hike back out to your transportation for a return to Reykjavik.

Accommodation: Alda Hotel (B) (Deluxe)
Iceland & Greenland Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Thrihnukagigur Volcano
Thrihnukagigur Volcano

Day 4: Reykjavik - Ilulissat

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer.

Realx on your flight fro Reykjavik to Ilulissat. The flight time is approximately 3 hr and 15 mins.

Upon arrival at Ilulissat, you will be met by a local representative and transfered to your hotel to check in.

You'll be briefed by your local guide before being brought on a guided walking tour of Ilulissat this afternoon.

Enjoy a welcome dinner this evening at Hotel Arctic.

Accommodation: Hotel Arctic (4*)

Hotel Arctic (4*) is the world’s most northerly 4 star hotel, located right on the edge of the Ilulissat Ice Fjord - a wonder of the world which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The property has 87 rooms - all of which have a view of the Ice Bank, Disko Bay or Ilulissat town. Room facilities  include a television and radio, two video channels, a telephone and a hair dryer, and there is a restaurant and bar onsite.

Iceland & Greenland Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Town of Ilulissat
Town of Ilulissat

Day 5: Ilulissat

Enjoy the day at leisure today.

Choose from many optional activities today depending on your interests. Options include whale watching, fishing, visiting a hunter's settlement, meeting locals with a home visit, Taking a walk along the UNESCO designated Ilulissat Ice Fjord, taking a midnight cruise, enjoying a helicopter ride to get a bird's eye view of the area and glaciers, or visiting the Inuit settlement of Ataa. Please let your Sales Advisor know if you would like to include any of these activities during your stay in this magical place.

Ilulissat is world famous for its icebergs and a cruise provides the perfect opportunity to get close to these gigantic sculptures created by nature. It is only after you have marveled at their chiseled shapes while sailing past them the UNESCO World Heritage Site that you can grasp the full character of Ilulissat’s icebergs. The shared cruise is only operated when there is open water, expected to be from mid-March until late November, but might also be all winter. Polar suite & light refreshments are included.

Enjoy a farewell dinner this evening at Hotel Arctic.

Accommodation: Hotel Arctic (4*)
Iceland & Greenland Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Optional: Fishing in Ilulissat
Optional: Fishing in Ilulissat
Iceland & Greenland Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Iceberg Cruise
Iceberg Cruise

Day 6: Ilulissat - Reykjavik

You will be transfered the short distance to the airport in time for your flight.

Relax on your flight from Ilulissat to Reykjavik. Flight time is approximately 3:15.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer.

Accommodation: Alda Hotel (B) (Deluxe)
Iceland & Greenland Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Reykjavik
Reykjavik
Iceland & Greenland Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Ilulissat

Day 7: Reykjavik

Meet your private English-speaking driver and vehicle for an airport transfer. Along the way, your driver will make a stop at the world-famous Blue Lagoon, where you can enjoy the renowned healing properties of the mineral waters as you soothe your soul. A towel rental is included along with your admission.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

Iceland & Greenland Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Alda Hotel (B) (Deluxe): Reykjavik

Situated in the heart of downtown Reykjavik, Alda Hotel (4*) is found on Laugavegur, a premier street in the capital’s vibrant shopping district. Steps away from many museums and restaurants, Alda Hotel is perfectly positioned for your stay in Reykjavik, while its well-situated guestrooms featuring Nordic design and modern amenities offer the perfect blend of both comfort and style. Whether you're turning in for the night after a long day of exploring Iceland's magnificent countryside, or resting in between visiting some the city sights literally just steps away from the property, guests at Alda Hotel can be guaranteed one thing – a thoroughly relaxing sleep.

Hotel Arctic (4*): Ilulissat

Hotel Arctic (4*) is the world’s most northerly 4 star hotel, located right on the edge of the Ilulissat Ice Fjord - a wonder of the world which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The property has 87 rooms - all of which have a view of the Ice Bank, Disko Bay or Ilulissat town. Room facilities  include a television and radio, two video channels, a telephone and a hair dryer, and there is a restaurant and bar onsite.

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Sandra S — August 11, 2019 — Europe

    Fantastic tour that met all our special requests! Our anniversary celebration was perfect! Our grandchildren made so many memories from playing in the fields of the farm to sailing through the fjords and eating desserts at all the bakeries! A marvellous intergenerational experience!

  • Julie S — July 05, 2019 — Europe

    Thank you to Daniel for making our family’s trip to Greece so enjoyable and memorable. We asked him for an “Instagram” worthy trip, and he delivered! The hotels on the islands were stunning, and our private tour guides at each stop easily accommodated our individual wishes. Our trip was the perfect mix of relaxation and exploration.

  • Elizabeth B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was five stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

  • Kimberly E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    It was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my rooms, and tours, but after this experience, I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10), but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

  • Lisa B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was 5 stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

  • Kim E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    This was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my own rooms, and tours, but after this experience I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10) but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

  • Keith M — July 13, 2019 — Europe

    There is so much to say about this amazing family trip to northern Spain we just came home from, but in short, the trip was even more than we could have hoped for - From the planning to the tour guides, drivers and accommodations our needs were met and in most cases surpassed. There is no way the trip could have been as successful without the help of Maryanne from Kensington Tours and her team.

  • Sara L — June 29, 2019 — Europe

    Our Iceland trip was fantastic. From planning with Melissa (many times over until we had it right) to being greeted in Iceland and all of the wonderful tours we took, we had a fabulous time. Our guide, Sigga, was excellent. She guided us, told us tales of Iceland, was extremely accommodating with my elderly mom. We enjoyed being with her very much. Inke, our guide to the glacier, was also wonderful. We had a great time and felt Kensington did a fabulous job. Thanks!

  • Dawn K — July 18, 2019 — Europe

    The trip overall was amazing and all the activities and travel plans went so very smoothly. Our whole familiy really enjoyed every day of the trip. Patrick McCallion, the expert from your agency who helped us, was awesome! He not only set up everything perfectly for us but helped us with reservations for dinners at fine dining places and answered many questions we had in advance. We did leave our glasses in the van at one point in Barcelona and had to contact the local agent who quickly retrieved the glasses for us without any problem. We highly recommend this agency given the quality of the experience, the smoothness of the itinerary, and the flexibility to tailored the experience to our needs. Thank

  • Diana B — June 23, 2019 — Europe

    This was our 6th Kensington tour. We have gone as a couple on trips and taken our children sometimes to destinations all over the world. We have never been disappointed and have had the most personal and professional service. We would not even consider using anyone else. Thank you Alania for everything! Our most recent trip to Russia and Scandinavia was fabulous and perfectly planned!

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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