Itinerary

Journey to Iceland June 2018
Date:
June 20, 2018 - June 30, 2018
Meeting point:
Quebec City, Canada
Length:
11 days / 10 nights
Mileage:
3,515 NM
Day 1 - Wednesday, June 20: Quebec City, Canada

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

We will meet 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.

We'll meet in the hotel bar for a welcome cocktail before dinner.

Hotel : Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
Welcome cocktail and Dinner included
Day 2 - Thursday, June 21: 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.

Because we will be approaching the Arctic Circle and the "land of the midnight sun," we will have an astonishing 20 hours of daylight!

Hotel : Hotel Kangerlussuaq
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 3 - Friday, June 22: Iqaluit, Canada → Ilulissat, Greenland (530nm)

Today we will fly to Ilulissat. Note: The runway at Ilulissat is 2,800’. For aircraft needing a longer runway, you have the option to fly your plane to Kangerlussuaq (485NM) and take a commercial flight (airfare not included) 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.

Experience the Midnight Sun illuminating the ice until late into the night.

Hotel : Hotel Arctic
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 4 - Saturday, June 23: Ilulissat, Greenland

We’ll enjoy a Glacier & Iceberg Cruise sailing past a fascinating variety of floes and icebergs. The Ice Fjord, which is close to the Hotel Arctic, was included in UNESCO's World Heritage List at the 28th of The World Heritage Committee in the summer of 2004. On a clear day, the landscape is truly surreal. Hundreds of iceburgs surround Ilulissat. They vary in shape from flat-topped hunks to jagged mountain peaks and in size from small doghouses to mega-cruse ships and larger. And that's just the part above the surface!

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 tht is pressed out into the sea from Greenald and there is nothing in the whole world that resembles it.

Hotel : Hotel Arctic
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 5 - Sunday, June 24: Ilulissat, Greenland

Today is at leisure to explore on your own.
 

Hotel : Hotel Arctic
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 6 - Monday, June 25: Ilulissat, Greenland → Reykjavik, Iceland (750nm)

Optional: For anyone that flew commercial from Kangerlussuaq to Ilulissat, they will take a morning commercial flight to Kangerlussuaq to retrieve their plane and then fly to Reykjavik.
 
Fly to Reykjavik.

Hotel : Hotel Borg
Breakfast and Dinner included
Day 7 - Tuesday, June 26: 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, June 27: Reykjavik 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 Lyngdalsheioi 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, June 28: Selfoss, Iceland

Today we will visit Landmannnalaugar and Hekla volcano - one of Iceland’s most extraordinary geological wonders. The drive will take you across glittering crater walls, lava fields and colorful mountains where you will be able to  witness geothermal activity and a stunning nature.

Hotel : Hotel Ion
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Day 10 - Friday, June 29: Selfoss to Reykjavik, Iceland → Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (730nm) → Iqaluit, Canada (485nm)

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, June 30: Iqaluit, Canada → Home

After breakfast, we will transfer to the airport and fly back to our own hometown.

Breakfast included