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Hot Springs and Icebergs: Iceland to West Greenland

Iceland and Greenland Cruise

  • National Geographic Explorer
  • Luxury Expedition Ship
  • 148 Capacity
  • 9 Days
  • 2018 View Departure>
    • 2018
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Summary : Go by land, sea, and air to experience Iceland and Greenland on a wide-ranging adventure. Soak in the heat of Iceland’s thermal baths, feel the spray of its thunderous falls, and explore the cool urban capital of Reykjavík. See Greenland’s epic ice cap that covers 80% of the country by air, then sail along its ice edge with glaciers that can stretch over 100 miles and calve some of the largest icebergs on Earth. Venture into Greenland’s long fjords choked with massive bergs and call at small communities to meet the hardy inhabitants.

Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Culture, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography, Dedicated Solo Cabins, Triple/Quad Cabins

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Itinerary
Day 1
U.S. / Fly to Reykjavík

Fly overnight to Reykjavík, the world’s northernmost capital.

Day 2
Reykjavík

Choose an excursion to swim in the thermal baths of the Blue Lagoon or learn about the hot springs and volcanic activity at the Geothermal Power Plant. Experience an Icelandic horse show at the Eldhestar Farm and Riding Center. Check in to your hotel in Reykjavík for two nights. (L)

Day 3
Reykjavík

Today you may choose from several active options. Go hiking across the rolling hills just outside the city, ride an Icelandic horse through the Hafnarfjörður lava field, or join a cooking class at the Salt Kitchen. Tonight, a special treat: ride a ferry to scenic Viðey Island, where an exclusive dinner and musical performance awaits. (B,L,D)

Day 4
Reykjavík / Kangerlussuaq, Greenland / Embark

Choose a walking or biking tour of Reykjavík in the morning followed by a chartered flight to Greenland and take in stunning views over the Greenland icecap. Embark National Geographic Explorer. (B,L,D)

Day 5
Greenland’s West Coast & Sisimiut

Dozens of deep fjords carve into Greenland’s west coast, many with glaciers fed by the ice cap that covers 80% of the country. Trace this ragged coastline, and search for humpback and minke whales. At Sisimiut, a former whaling port, visit the museum and wander amid a jumble of wooden 18th-century buildings, and learn from locals the tradition of creating Greenlandic national clothing. (B,L,D)

Day 6
Disko Bay & Ilulissat

Sail into Disko Bay and set out to explore a tongue of the Greenland ice cap. Take an extraordinary cruise among towering icebergs. Explore the archaeological site at Sermermiut, and view the Jakobshavn Icefjord and its immense, calving glacier. (B,L,D)

Day 7
Exploring Greenland’s West Coast

Enjoy your final day in the scenic fjords with a Zodiac cruise, kayak, or hike across the tundra. (B,L,D)

Day 8
Kangerlussuaq / Disembark / Reykjavík, Iceland

Disembark in Kangerlussuaq, fly by charter for the second time over the Greenland icecap to Reykjavík and check-in to your hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 9
Reykjavík / Keflavík / U.S.

Have a guided tour of Reykjanes Peninsula, learn first-hand about the country’s innovative approach to geothermal energy, or if you haven’t yet experienced the Blue Lagoon, now’s your chance! Transfer to Keflavík for flights home. (B,L)

Notes

This itinerary is subject to change. ExpeditionTrips.com is not responsible for itinerary changes.

Travel Insurance:
ExpeditionTrips strongly recommends Emergency Medical/Evacuation coverage for trips which includes coverage for cancellation, trip disruption, baggage and personal property. Other conditions may apply based on pre-existing conditions. ExpeditionTrips can assist U.S. residents with travel protection options.

Lindblad-National Geographic Certified Photo Instructor:
On all departures, a certified photo instructor will be at your side and at your service to inspire and assist you. Take advantage of talks, presentations, slideshows and “laptop gallery” sharing events. All skill and interest levels are welcome; the instructors can meet you wherever you are on your journey. All you need to participate is a camera—point-and-shoot, smartphone, DSLR, whatever—and a sense of adventure. And you’re sure to return home with amazing photos.

Included:

Hotel nights in Reykjavík as per the itinerary; ship accommodations; meals and some alcoholic beverages as indicated; excursions; use of kayaks; port charges and service taxes; and services of your expedition staff. Subject to change without notice.

Not Included:
Airfare; extensions; passport and visa/immigration fees; travel insurance; items of a personal nature such as email, laundry, voyage DVD etc.; gratuities to to ship’s crew at your discretion; fuel surcharge may apply.

Photo Credit: © Ralph Lee Hopkins (birds, Blue Lagoon, hikers, whale); Elisa Locci (horses); Sven-Olof Lindblad (Zodiac); Michael S. Nolan (house)

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