Immerse yourself in the beauty of Iceland, and fit in a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Greenland, on this incredible seven-day package. This tour is perfect for those with a week in Iceland, seeking to fit in as much as possible without having to stress over organising trips for each day.
Your time in Iceland will take you around the most well-known sites. You will see the Snæfellsnes Peninsular, the many locations along the South Coast including the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and the Golden Circle. This trip promises to provide you with opportunities to see the most well-known places, as well as some unique hidden gems. You will also have the opportunity to take several tours, such as a glacier hike, snorkel, snowmobile and horse-ride.
On your fifth day, however, your Icelandic tour will be interrupted to visit the settlement of Kulusuk off of East Greenland. This charming town is steeped in Inuit culture and surrounded by incredible nature; very few have the opportunity to visit such a remote and stunning location.
Do not hesitate to book this tour. Witness the wonders of Iceland and Greenland in just a week. Check availability by choosing a date.
On your first day, you will land at the International Airport in Keflavík, and make your way over to the capital of Iceland, Reykjavík. You can spend your time enjoying the culture of the city, or else exploring the surrounding area. You could visit the Reykjanes Peninsula, renowned for its stark, volcanic landscapes and geothermal areas, or even use the opportunity to go to the world-famous Blue Lagoon Spa.
Spend the night in Reykjavík.
On day two, you will visit the incredible Snæfellnes Peninsula. Often called ‘Iceland in Miniature’ due to the wealth of scenery spread across the 90-kilometre stretch, today will be packed with sightseeing adventures.
You will visit the crown-jewel of the peninsula, Snæfellsjökull glacier. This enormous, dormant volcano is best known as the setting for the Jules Verne novel ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’. You will also see the black-sand beach Djúpalónssandur; the basalt sea-stacks known as Lóndrangar; the charming villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar; and the most photographed mountain in Iceland, Kirkjufell.
You will return to the capital for the night.
On your third day, you will explore the far end of the South Coast. You will start the day by driving to two majestic waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Both fall from a height of 60 metres but are vastly different.
The former falls in a narrow stream over a small cave, which you can enter for a unique view of the cascade. The latter is wider and more powerful, producing so much mist that on sunny days, you can see a double rainbow.
Today, you opt for a glacier hiking tour on Sólheimajökull, an outlet glacier of the larger Mýrdalsjökull ice cap. Accompanied by a professional glacier guide, you'll ascend this ice giant, seeing blue ice streaked with black ash from past volcanic eruptions.
After that, you will have a better look at Reynisfjara black sand beach and watch the waves crash upon the shore. Make sure to look up at the cliffs, you might spot a puffin or two in their nests.
From here, you will continue east, until you reach Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Many consider this to be the most beautiful spot in Iceland, and as soon as you see the great pool filled with serene icebergs, you will be left in little wonder as to why. While here, you will have a chance to wander the Diamond Beach, where these icebergs run ashore after reaching the ocean.
You will spend the night in the south-east of Iceland.
On your fourth day, you will head back to Reykjavík along the South Coast, stopping at all the points you missed en route. But first, you'll take another look at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon in a new light.
Today, you can opt for a closer look at the icebergs by taking a boat tour. On an amphibious boat, you'll drive into the water from land, and sail between the massive bergs. The boat will travel at a calm pace, giving you plenty of time to take great photographs of the ice.
You will also visit the Diamond beach where icebergs from the lagoon wash up on shore. There, they sit on the black sand and glisten under the Midnight Sun, like precious stones on a velvet blanket.
You will spend your fourth night back in Reykjavík.
On your fifth day, you will rise early, and head to Reykjavík’s Domestic Airport for your trip to Greenland. You will land in Kulusuk after a short flight and have several hours to explore the wonderful settlement.
Nestled in a fjord surrounded by saw-toothed mountains, the beauty of the area is as notable as the culture. Other than just admiring the landscapes, you will have an opportunity to see the museum, the town’s church, and the local architecture. It is also often possible to see a native Inuit drum dance while you are here.
You will return to the airport after several hours exploring, to fly back to Iceland’s capital where you will spend the night.
Your final full day in Iceland will be spent seeing its three most well-known destinations: the three sites of the Golden Circle. The first of these is Þingvellir National Park. It was here that Icelanders formed an institution that would later be known as the original site of the world’s longest-running, ongoing democracy, making it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The geology of the park is also fascinating, as it is located directly between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.
Following Þingvellir, you will head to the Haukadalur Valley. This region is home to hot springs, fumaroles, and two geysers. The first, Geysir (which gave all others their name), is largely inactive, but Strokkur, which is right nearby, erupts every ten minutes or so to impressive heights. Less than ten minutes down the road, you will find the final site of the Golden Circle, the mighty and awe-inspiring waterfall Gullfoss.
You will have the choice of four adventures to add on to your final day. You could opt for a snorkelling tour in Þingvellir National Park; a snowmobiling trip on Langjökull glacier; or a riding tour on one of Iceland’s beautiful native horses.
Alternatively, you can choose to spend your evening visiting the spectacular Fagradalsfjall volcano, which is currently erupting on the Reykjanes Peninsula. This 5-hour-long hiking excursion will provide you with an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime perspective of this primordial phenomenon.
You will return to the capital for your final night.
Your final day will take you back to Keflavík for your flight home. If you have time, you can do some last minute shopping in Reykjavík, or perhaps visit the Blue Lagoon Spa if you didn’t on your first day.
Although it is summertime, the Icelandic weather can be very unpredictable. Please bring appropriate clothing. Please be aware that your itinerary may have to be rearranged to fit your arrival date and time better.
Please note that if you need a visa to travel to Iceland, a specific visa for the Schengen area is needed to visit Greenland.
For your convenience, it is recommended that you pack lightly for the Kulusuk tour and only bring carry-on luggage. Please also be prepared with a packed lunch for the Kulusuk trip as there are no cafés, bars or restaurants in the village. Note that the weather in Greenland is considerably colder than in Iceland, so please bring appropriate clothing and shoes.
If you book the extra activities alongside this tour, you will get them at a lower price.
See our accommodation levels below and our preferred accommodation partners under each day in the daily itinerary. Super budget level accommodations will be arranged in hostel dorm beds. For budget and comfort levels, bookings for one person will be arranged in single rooms, and bookings for two or more people will share a twin/double or triple room(s). For quality level, odd number groups will always be allocated a single room. If you are travelling in a group, but prefer a single room, please make separate bookings. Teenagers and children will be arranged in the same room with parents. If additional room(s) is needed, additional costs will incur. For multi-day guided tours, accommodation cannot be upgraded and the levels below do not apply. Guide to Iceland will provide you with the best available accommodation at the time of your booking from our preferred partners. If our preferred partners are fully booked at the time of your booking, we will find another suitable accommodation for you of similar level. We always do our best to accommodate special requests, which may incur additional costs. Press choose a date to find availability.
Dormitory beds with shared bathrooms in guesthouses or hostels, such as HI Hostels. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.
Private rooms with shared bathroom in guesthouses or hostels such as Capital Inn Guesthouse. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.
Rooms with a private bathroom at three-star hotels such as Hótel Klettur, or quality guesthouses. Located in the city center or in close vicinity. Breakfast is included.
Rooms at four-star design hotels in the city center with a private bathroom at the absolute best locations downtown such as Hotel Alda. Breakfast is included.
Are you looking to try some of the best dishes Iceland’s top restaurants have to offer? You can now add delicious meals to your booking without having to research where to find them. Select this option to include dinner every night as an extra, and we’ll provide you with vouchers as part of your booking confirmation. We’ll choose the top-rated restaurants that fit with your vacation itinerary and make your reservations for you. Your server will offer you a set menu of two to three courses at the restaurant, from which you can choose meat, fish, or vegetarian options. If you prefer to try a different dish, the meal voucher will act as a credit that you can redeem at the restaurant against menu items that are not part of the set menu. Save time and effort during your vacation, and let us take care of your meals for you. Choose the meal option today so you’ll be guaranteed to eat well on your forthcoming trip. Please notify the restaurant on arrival about any dietary requirements. Vouchers are non-refundable.