Itinerary

Journey to Iceland September 2018
Date:
August 29, 2018 - September 08, 2018
Meeting point:
Quebec City, Canada
Length:
11 days / 10 nights
Mileage:
3,515 NM
Day 1 - Wednesday, August 29 Quebec City, Canada

Fly to Quebec City and enjoy this lovely town full of history and culture.

Air Journey staff will greet you at the beautiful Chateau Frontenac.

In the late afternoon, there will be a briefing on the Journey including the first leg which will take us over Quebec to Schefferville.

At the end of the day we’ll meet for a welcome cocktail before dinner.

Hotel : Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
Welcome cocktail and Dinner included
Day 2 - Thursday, August 30: Quebec City, Canada → Kuujjuaq, Canada (690nm) → Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (725nm)

Fly over the immense forests and numerous lakes of Canada on our way to Kuujjuaq for a technical stop.

Then continue over southern Greenland's beautiful scenery before landing at Kangerlussuaq in western Greenland. The airport's Kangerlussuaq Museum illustrates the town's past as a U.S. airbase during WWII.

Hotel : Hotel Kangerlussuaq
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 3 - Friday, August 31: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland → Ilulissat (135nm)

Today we will fly to Ilulissat.

Located about 150 miles north of the Arctic Circle, Ilulissat is the most accessible place to see both massive icebergs and the polar icecap. The town has a beautiful location at the mouth of the 35 mile long ice fjord that is filled with enormous icebergs from the most productive glacier in the northern hemisphere, Sermeq Kujalleq. The Ice Fjord surrounds Ilulissat with gigantic formations of icebergs, calving glaciers, and isolated settlements. It offers breathtaking Arctic experiences all year round.

Hotel : Hotel Arctic
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 4 - Saturday, September 1: Ilulissat

We’ll enjoy a Glacier & Iceberg Cruise sailing past a fascinating variety of floes and icebergs.

On a clear day, the landscape is truly surreal. Hundreds of icebergs surround Ilulissat. They vary in shape from flat-topped hunks to jagged mountain peaks and in size from small doghouses to mega-cruise ships and larger. And that's just the part above the surface!

The Ice Fjord, which is close to Hotel Arctic, was included on UNESCO's World Heritage List at the 28th of The World Heritage Committee in the summer of 2004.

The Ice Fjord contains one of the biggest and most active glaciers in the world. Its 3,000 square kilometer area advances at a rate of 20 meters per day. The glacier "calves" about 10 % of the inland ice that is pressed out into the sea from Greenland and there is nothing in the whole world that resembles it.

Hotel : Hotel Arctic
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 5 - Sunday, September 2: Ilulissat

Today is at leisure to explore on your own. Your journey director will be available to help plan your day.

Hotel : Hotel Arctic
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 6 - Monday, September 3: Ilulissat → Reykjavik, Iceland (730nm)

Optional: For anyone that flew commercial from Kangerlussuaq to Ilulissat, they will take a morning commercial flight (not included) to Kangerlussuaq to retrieve their plane and then fly to Reykjavik (730nm).
 
Fly to Reykjavik where we will transfer to the Hotel Borg. Enjoy luxury accommodations in the very center of Reykjavik. The Hotel Borg overlooks the beautiful square of Austurvöllur and is situated across from Althingi, the Icelandic parliament and the cathedral.

Hotel : Hotel Borg
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 7 - Tuesday, September 4: Reykjavik, Iceland

This afternoon we will visit the Blue Lagoon, Iceland’s most unique and popular attraction. Communicating a world of healing power, wellness and beauty, the Blue Lagoon was founded on a unique source of geothermal seawater that originates in Iceland's extreme environment.

Hotel : Hotel Borg
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 8 - Wednesday, September 5: Reykjavik, Iceland to Selfoss, Iceland

Golden Circle and the Langjokull Glacier

Enjoy an incredible Super Jeep tour where you will witness Iceland’s most exciting natural attractions.

First we’ll visit Thingvellir National Park – a unique place of beauty with its interesting geology and history before heading eastbound on the mountain road to Lyngdalsheiði to view the lava fields on the hills above Laugarvatn.

At Haukadalur, you’ll see the famous Strokkur geyser erupting and spewing boiling water into the air. We’ll spend some time here observing the eruptions and exploring the hot springs before heading up to the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall cascading into the white Hvita River along with glacial water.

We will end our tour with our arrival at the Hotel Ion - perfectly located to enjoy all the activities and adventures South Iceland has to offer.

Hotel : Hotel Ion
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 9 - Thursday, September 6: Selfoss

For a truly unique experience, you'll get the opportunity of a lifetime to enjoy one of the world's greatest wilderness; Iceland's second largest glacier - from the inside!
 
Never before the Langjokull ice tunnels has anyone been able to see the beautiful blue ice at the heart of an ice cap glacier.
 
You'll get to drive in a specially modified snow truck on the glacier, explore the glacier environment, enjoy a view out of this world and go INTO the glacier to experience the glacier's beauty from the inside!

Hotel : Hotel Ion
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 10 - Friday, September 7: Selfoss to Reykjavik, Iceland → Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (730nm) → Iqaluit, Canada (435nm)

This morning we will transfer back to Reykjavik as we prepare for our flight to Iqaluit. There will be a technical stop in Kangerlussuaq.

Hotel : Discovery Lodge
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 11 - Saturday, September 8: Iqaluit → Home

After breakfast, we will transfer to the airport and gly our separate ways as we head home.

Breakfast included