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Absorb the remoteness of our planet’s northernmost frontiers with a combined journey to Iceland and Greenland. Eleven days of pure hiking bliss are ahead of you, with the first portion reserved for the volcanically and geothermally active Iceland and the second for the 4-billion-year old Greenland, the largest island in the world. Starting with the world-renowned Laugavegur trek—named one of the most beautiful hikes in the world by National Geographic—you’ll cross moss-carpeted lava fields, black deserts, and rhyolite mountains. Continuing onto Greenland, you’ll explore its untamed East Coast: deep fjords, calving glaciers, granite peaks, turquoise lakes—just to name a few of them. Find out more about hiking the Laugavegur Trail by Saga Líf, a local Iceland Hiking Guide and exploring East Greenland by Albert Ojembarrena, AIMG Mountain and Glacier Guide.
A journey skirting along the edge of Arctic Circle
Discover the intrepid lifestyle of Icelanders & Greenlanders
Experience southwestern Iceland’s and eastern Greenland’s best-ofs
Just spent 11 days on the most amazing adventure with Icelandic Mountain Guides. Part one was the Laugavegur Trek, 5 days of hiking from hut to hut with our guide Greta. The scenery was so beautiful and Greta was an amazing guide, cooking and watching out for 15 of us. Her and her husband did an excellent job of making sure all of our food and necessities were transported between huts.Part two started with a flight to Kulusuk, Greenland. This is where the adventure part started to get real. As we walked away from the airport towards the small village, we were greeted by howling sled dogs and colorful houses. Here you start to realize you’re in a whole different culture. This part of the trip involved quite a bit of labor as your gear is transported between campsites by boat. Luckily the nine of us in our group were always ready to jump in and get things moved around so camp could be setup quickly and efficiently.
Our guide Thora was awesome. You could really see her passion for Greenland and that she loved every bit of her job. Greenland is very rugged and untouched, and Thora had no problems leading us over all the different types of terrain. The hiking was very challenging and also very rewarding at the end of the long days. You will not see another person for the entire time you are hiking and camping. We were also lucky to meet some other members of the Icelandic Mountain Guides team while in Greenland. This company is top notch and based on all my experiences, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them for adventure travel while in Iceland or Greenland.
We (15 of us from Miami University) visited Kulusuk with Icelandic Mountain guides (this is our 3rd tour with them, the first 2 were in Iceland). The trip was fabulous. The scenery was great and the location was remote. If you want to get away from the beaten tourist path this is the place to be. Our guide was Einar. He shared a wealth of information with us. He also connected well with the students and became part of our group. Thanks to Einar my students and I not only had a wonderful trip but learned a lot on the way through. I lead two study abroad trips a year and I’m going to make this trip part of my regular rotation. It was a truly awesome experience.
Walking in Greenland was wonderful. Icebergs, glaciers, whales, summer flowers, fabulous views and the local Thule culture. It was almost a wilderness experience as there are no paths and no grazing animals to damage the vegetation and soil. One of the best walking trips ever. We walked the Sun-gate to Icefjord route in late July, guided by Solvi from Icelandic Mountain Guides. Our camping equipment was transported by boat so we only had to carry a small backpack each day. We were extremely well supported, and all of the arrangements from our meeting point at Reykjavik domestic airport to departure from Kulusuk airport went well. Solvi is a great guide, highly competent, ever cheerful and great with people. Even though it’s a long way from Australia, my friends and I will be back!
What you get on this adventure:
What’s not included:
In order to join this hiking tour in Iceland in Greenland, you need to be in good shape. Some experience in basic travel in mountainous terrain is a big plus. This tour suits those that are physically active, as you’ll be walking between 4 and 7 hours a day, 11 days in a row.
If you’d like to go on a beginner-friendly tour in Greenland, we recommend this sailing and exploring adventure in Greenland. or a guided multisport tour in Greenland.
Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and prices:
Hiking in Iceland and Greenland can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
A 50% deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid 3 months (90 days) prior to departure. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies.
Icelandic Mountain Guides reserve the right to alter tours and itineraries due to weather or road conditions. All programs can be changed or canceled at any moment during the trip to assure the safety of the clients and staff.
Clients take full responsibility for meeting the physical fitness level requirement of the trip. Clients that are physically unfit or not equipped for their tour can be dismissed from the tour at their own expense.
No responsibility is accepted for losses or expenses due to delays, changes of flights or other services, as well as because of strikes, accidents, sickness, damage, negligence, weather, war, changes in schedules, or other similar causes. Icelandic Mountain Guides do not assume responsibility for accidents or death that can be traced to the participant´s negligence, acts of third parties or exterior circumstances, such as weather, natural occurrences, war or other similar causes.
To get to Reykjavík, the starting point of your adventure, most people fly into Reykjavík–Keflavík Airport. From there, you can take a bus or a taxi to the city.
You’ll meet your guide on day 1 of your tour at BSI Bus terminal at 7:15 am, meaning that you’ll have to fly in at least a day earlier. If you need any help with booking your accommodation before or after the tour, your guides will gladly help you.