The easy access to Greenland directly from Iceland makes this a perfect combination. Combine your holiday in Iceland and Greenland, getting a taste of what these two exotic arctic islands have to offer. Iceland and Greenland, although very close in distance, are characterized by much different landscapes and culture. This tour allows you to see with your own eyes these differences and experience the unique attractions that they offer.
Depart from Hong Kong at early morning, transfer in Helsinki and arrive to Reykjavik at around 09:00 am. You will stay at Reykjavik city for one night and take a rest in hotel or feel to explore the city CBD.
Welcome to Colourful Nuuk
Fly from the Reykjavik Domestic Airport to Nuuk, Greenland‘s friendly capital city that also happens to the world‘s smallest capital. After arriving you will be transferred to your hotel, and then you can spend the rest of the day exploring the town, perhaps with a walk down to the old city centre by the harbour.
Past and Present in the Capital City, Nuuk
Get to know the capital of Greenland, both its past and present. Today you will join a guided city walk by the old harbour, with great views over the old part of Nuuk. Included in the walk is a visit to the Greenland National Museum, which showcases over 4,000 years of Greenlandic history, including well-preserved Inuit mummies discovered in 1960’s.
The rest of the day is at your leisure. If you’re interested in seeing more of the old vs. new contrasts, check out the architecturally-renowned Katuaq cultural centre that displays various contemporary works by Greenlandic artists. Or you may wish to spend some time exploring the many little shops dedicated to Greenlandic design and crafts.
Icebergs & Greenlandic Home Life
This day is full of adventures, both natural and cultural. Start with a guided boat tour deep into the Nuup Kangerlua fjord, travelling alongside the stunning archipelago. After docking at Kapisillit, a small fishing and hunting village, you will walk on fairly even terrain for about 45 minutes to a breath-taking viewpoint over the Nuuk Icefjord. From there you will be able to see icebergs floating from the inland ice cap. Back in Kapisillit, before the return boat ride, you will visit an Inuit home to enjoy Kaffimik, the Greenlandic tradition of coffee and light conversation with the hosts.
Back to Iceland and welcome to Reykjavik
Today it’s time to say goodbye to this majestic land, but you still have time to do some last-minute souvenir shopping. On the return flight to Reykjavík in the afternoon, enjoy the stunning views over the rugged mountain tops and the Greenland Ice Cap.
After arrive at Keflavik Airport, you will be welcomed by a driver and transferred to your hotel in Reykjavík. After settling in, take the opportunity to explore the vibrant city centre at you own pace. The main downtown street, Laugavegur, offers a variety of shops, galleries, restaurants, coffee houses and bars to suit all tastes—all within an easy walk. Spend the night in Reykjavík.
Golden Circle and Geothermal Farm Visit
The first leg of our journey takes us around the Golden Circle, a popular route containing some of the best-known natural phenomena in Iceland.
Starting at the UNSESCO-listed Þingvellir National Park, we will see the site of the ancient assembly grounds as well as the visible rift where two tectonic plates are slowly separating. We will also visit the Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir geothermal area, where the Strokkur geyser spouts hot water every few minutes. The last stop in this area will be at the Friðheimar farm, where we’ll get to taste geothermally-grown tomatoes from their greenhouse. Spend the night in the Selfoss area.
Volcanic Wonders of the South Coast
You will start the day at the fairy tale-like Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where we can walk behind the misty cascade on a footpath. Further along at the Volcano Visitor Centre at the Þorvaldseyri farm, we will browse the exhibit about the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption and its impact on the local residents. Next is a stop to the magnificent Skógafoss waterfall and the Skógar folk museum that displays interesting artefacts from Iceland’s old farming and fishing days.
The last stop today is at the black volcanic beach near the village of Vík í Mýrdal. Here we will be able to see the spectacular rock arch and bird nesting cliffs of Dyrhólaey and the Reynisdrangar basalt columns rising out of the ocean. Spend the night in the Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.
Skaftafell and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Today’s drive takes us to some of Iceland’s most photogenic attractions, including a visit to the beautiful Skaftafell area of Vatnajökull National Park, named for Iceland’s largest glacier. Here you have the option of hiking to the beautiful Svartifoss waterfall, which drops over a wide cliff of basalt columns that resemble organ pipes. After lunch, the journey continues to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where we will sail among the floating icebergs on a guided boat tour. Afterwards we will begin driving along the majestic East Fjords on our way to our next accommodation. Spend the night the in Breiðdalsvík area.
Rugged East Fjords to Moon-like North Iceland
This is a long day with a lot of diverse sights! Today’s scenery in East Iceland includes tranquil fishing villages, narrow fjords, rugged tundra and sweeping landscapes. After reaching North Iceland, prepare to be amazed by the roaring Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall. Next we will explore the natural beauty of Lake Mývatn and its lunar landscapes with visits to the Námaskarð pass and the Skútustaðagígar pseudo craters. This is a great day for geology enthusiasts! Our journey ends in the seaside village of Húsavík, known locally as “Europe’s Whale Watching Capital”. Spend the night in Húsavík.
Ásbyrgi Canyon and the Whale Village
We start the day by driving to Jökulsárgljúfur National Park. Here we will visit the horseshoe-shaped Ásbyrgi canyon, which according to legend was formed by a footprint from the Norse god Odin's eight-legged horse.
In the afternoon we will return to Húsavík, where you can enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. You can relax and stroll around the harbour or perhaps join one of the excellent whale watching tours. Dinner will also be on your own this evening in the village.
Capital of North Iceland - Akureyri
Leaving the Húsavík area today, our first highlight of the journey is Goðafoss, “The Waterfall of the Gods”. We will then make our way to the charming town of Akureyri, where we will take a stroll through the town centre that is always full of life during summer.
After lunch you will have some free time to explore on your own for a while, and then we will continue onwards through the tranquil farmlands of Skagafjörður on our way to our next accommodation. Spend the night in the Skagafjörður area.
Hidden Gems of West Iceland
Today our drive takes us down through West Iceland, with a few stops at some lesser-known attractions along the way. On return to Reykjavik, you will be dropped off at your hotel. The rest of the evening is at your leisure. Spend the night in Reykjavik.
Depart to Helsinki
When it’s time to depart, you will transfer from the hotel to Keflavik Airport transfer by bus about three hours before your flight. If your departure is in the afternoon, you have the option of visiting the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa to relax in the warm mineral waters before continuing to the airport.
Moomin World, Finland and depart to Hong Kong
Today will be full day in Moomin World and Turku Market Square. In the late afternoon, you go back to Helsinki and take a late flight back to Hong Kong.
The theme park was founded from the Moomin cartoon producer Dennis Livson's initiative to create experiences for children and their families. It's aim is to implement Moomin philosophy: family unity, non-violence, friendliness, environmental awareness, safety and adventure, as well as values promoting parenting. Muumimaailma Oy operates geographically in three places: In Kailo island, Väski island and in the Naantali town centre, where Moomin Shop and Moomin Car park are situated.
DetailsEnquire about this itinerary
- One night stopover hotel in Reykjavik
- Airport transfer to Hotel
- Flights from Reykjavik to Nuuk with economy class, return
- Meet and greet transfer from Nuuk Airport to hotel on arrival
- Information meeting upon arrival
- Accommodation (comfort/quality) for 3 nights, includes breakfast
- Guided Historical city walk in Nuuk (2,5 hours)
- Icefjord boat tour, includes light hiking and Kaffimik (8-10 hours)
- Transfer to Nuuk Airport on departure
- 24-hour emergency service
- Meet-and-greet service (24/7) upon arrival at Keflavik International Airport and transfer to Reykjavík
- Accommodation for 8 nights, includes breakfast
- 5 evening dinners
- Professional English-speaking driver-guide from day 2 through 8
- Transportation in a high-quality van with free Wi-Fi from Day 2 to Day 8
- Entrance to Friðheimar Farm
- Entrance to Skógar Folk Museum
- Entrance to the Volcano Centre at Þorvaldseyri
- Boat tour at Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon
- Group information meeting with your tour guide on Day 1
- Transfer by bus to Keflavik Airport on departure
- Train ticket from Helsinki to Turku, return
- 1 night 4 stars hotel in Turk (Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel or same grading), with breakfast
- 1 day pass to Moomin World