Explore the cuisine and music of metropolitan Reykjavík, soak in Iceland’s thermal baths, and hike to its thunderous waterfalls. Travel to Greenland via charter air, and enjoy a stunning flight-see of the massive ice cap. In Greenland, embark ship to trace the ragged edge of the ice cap through fjords to archaeological sites while spotting whales along the way.

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Feel the extreme contrasts of fire and ice from the warmth of Reykjavík’s outdoor thermal baths to kayaking amid shimmering glacial ice

Opportunities to view the Northern Lights in both Iceland and Greenland

See the towering ice edge of Greenland up close and and sail among massive icebergs

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Hot Springs and Icebergs: Iceland to West Greenland

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Day 1

Reykjavík

Arrive in Reykjavík, the world’s northernmost capital. Fly overnight to Reykjavík, the world’s northernmost capital. 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 Centre. Check in to your hotel in Reykjavík for two nights. (L)

Day 2

Reykjavík

Today you may choose from several active options. 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: ride a ferry to scenic Viðey Island, where an exclusive dinner and musical performance awaits. (B,L,D)

Day 3

Reykjavík - Kangerlussuaq

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 4

Kangerlussuaq - 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 5

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 6

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 7

Kangerlussuaq - Reykjavík

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 8

Reykjavík

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 the airport for flights home. (B,L)

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