Iceland, Greenland Arctic Challenge

Are you thirsty a once-in-a-lifetime challenge? Then this combination of polar training in Iceland and climbing the highest summit in Greenland might be what you are looking for.

      

Challenge yourself

Are you thirsty for a once-in-a-lifetime challenge? Then this combination of polar training in Iceland and climbing the highest summit in Greenland might be what you are looking for. We will arrange for top-level accommodation from a specialized arctic camp to an ultimate 5-star luxury hotel in Iceland. Let our team of expert guides take you through the process of preparation and eventually lead you to the highest summit of the Arctic.

  • Private Arrival and departure transfer
  • Heli transfer from south Iceland to Akureyri
  • Heli transfer from Akureyri to the Retreat at the Blue Lagoon
  • Flights with gear, camp manager and chef to/from Greenland
  • Flight transfer to/from Greenland
  • Option to add on heli transfers to/from hiking points in Iceland
  • All hikes and professional gear
  • Private meal set up in a cave on the south shore
  • 4 nights at a private villa on the south shore
  • 4 nights at a top level Arctic camp, incl. private chef and camp manager
  • 2 nights at The Retreat at The Blue Lagoon

Itinerary

Upon arrival in Iceland, your private driver-guide will meet you at Keflavik airport and escort you to your private vehicle. Immediate transfer to your luxury accommodation located in South Iceland. Here you can relax between upcoming polar trainings. Enjoy breakfast and chef prepared meals while here.

Today your team of local mountain guides will pick you up to get started on the polar training. Get to know the first glacier, Sólheimajokull in south Iceland. On a private glacier walk, explore the wonderland of ice sculptures, water cauldrons, ridges and crevasses. Try some ice climbing if you are up for it.

Head to the notorious strato-volcano Eyjafjallajokull. Enjoy a private glacial walk to the top, led by your excellent team of glacier guides. While exploring the features of the glacier and its spectacular surroundings, you will learn more about the behavior of glaciers and their impact on nature.

Proceed to your final day of polar training. Today´s training will take place in the rugged and stunningly beautiful Þórsmörk Valley. This valley is situated in the south of Iceland between the glaciers Tindfjallajökull and Eyjafjallajökull and is only accessible on 4WD vehicles. Explore mountains and canyons of stunning beauty and end the day with a special moment of dining, created for you in one of the caves on the south shore of Iceland.

Get prepared for your Greenland adventure. A private heli will pick you up and transfer you to Akureyri in north Iceland. In Akureyri you will board a private skiplain, bound for the Gunnbjorn base camp. The Skiplane will land on the east Greenland icecap where a top-level private camp has been pre-positioned. This camp will be your home for the next 4 nights. Camp chef will prepare all meals for you while you stay in the camp.

First acclimation and attempt to ascent to the highest mountain in the Arctic, Gunnbjorn Fjeld in East Greenland. In the afternoon return to camp and enjoy a relaxed evening in the excellent company of your mountain guides.

Second acclimation and attempt to ascent to the highest mountain in the Arctic Gunnbjorn Fjeld in East Greenland. In the afternoon return to camp and enjoy a relaxed evening.

Today will be the final attempt to ascent to the summit of Gunnbjorn Fjeld. Enjoy the day with your private mountain guides and then proceed to complete this once in a lifetime achievement. Once you reach the camp for the last time, enjoy your evening and prepare to head back to Iceland tomorrow.

Today you will be returning to Iceland, prepare to board a ski-plane for your direct flight back to Akureyri. In Akureyri, board a private helicopter and proceed to ultimate relaxation and luxury at the Retreat at the Blue Lagoon. We will take care of all luggage and gear transfer back to Iceland.

Leisure day at the Retreat. Join the complimentary morning yoga session and enjoy the stunning view from the yoga room. Early afternoon you can join a scheduled hike with other guests or if you prefer exploring on your own, get a hiking map from your host and head out yourself to explore the beautiful lava fields or nearby mountain. Afterwards, relax in the spa afterwards.

Private driver & vehicle for direct transfer from Reykjavik to Keflavik airport.

Are you interested?

We will help you customize a great journey with everything you need. 

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