Day-By-Day

More avenues for exploration give you more ways to engage


Flexibility is a hallmark of our expeditions, and often the day-by-day Iceland itinerary will change as we take advantage of rare wildlife sightings or photographers linger ashore through the golden hour of light. An extraordinary Iceland to Greenland tour is a guarantee.  

Current

  • DAY 1-2: U.S./ Keflavík, Iceland/
    Reykjavík

    Fly overnight to Reykjavík, the world’s northernmost capital. Choose an excursion to swim in the termal 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 Centre. Check in to the Grand Hotel in Reykjavík for two nights. (Day 2: L)

  • DAY 3: Reykjavík

    Today you may choose from several active options. Take a full-day tour of the Golden Circle, go hiking across the rolling scrublands 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: 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, 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

    Our final day in the scenic fjords to Zodiac cruise, kayak, and 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 the Grand 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)

Please note: All day-by-day breakdowns are a sampling of the places we intend to visit, conditions permitting.

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