EXPLORE ICELAND

EXPLORE ICELAND
Price starting at 239999

Overview

Hitting headlines, topping bucket lists, wooing nature lovers and dazzling increasing numbers of visitors – there seems no end to the talents of this breathtaking northern destination. Reykjavik is approx. 13hrs flight from Delhi. An underpopulated island marooned near the top of the globe, Iceland is, literally, a country in the making. It's a vast volcanic laboratory where mighty forces shape the earth: geysers gush, mud pots gloop, ice-covered volcanoes rumble and glaciers cut great pathways through the mountains. Its supercharged splendor seems designed to remind visitors of their utter insignificance in the greater scheme of things. And it works a treat: some crisp clean air, an eyeful of the cinematic landscapes, and everyone is transfixed. So, come and explore Iceland with our “Explore Iceland” package.

Day 1

Arrive in Reykjavik – Transfer to the hotel

Welcome to Reykjavik, on the coast of Iceland, is the country's capital and largest city. It's home to the National and Saga Museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history. The striking concrete Hallgrimskirkja Church and rotating Perlan Museum's glass dome offer sweeping views of the sea and nearby hills. Upon arrival you are transferred by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavik Airport to a bus stop near your accommodation in Reykjavík where you spend the night. The Flybus departs from Keflavík Airport 35-40 minutes after each flight arrival. Busses are located right outside the terminal building. Upon arrival at the hotel check in and rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay at your hotel in Reykjavik. Meals: No Meal.

Day 2

Borgarnes- West Iceland- Reykjavik City Tour & Borgarfjordur Saga Valley- Northern Lights - Borgarnes

After breakfast, at 09:00 meet your tour guide who shows the group the highlights of Iceland's exciting capital. Then we head west. Borgarfjörður is known as the Saga Valley because of its many important historical events. We get a chance to climb the Grábrók volcano crater and visit Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring which produces 180 litres per second of water that is nearly boiling - 97° Celsius. Hraunfossar is a series of waterfalls pouring from beneath a wide lava field. Barnafoss – the Children’s falls, is nearby with its own tragic tale. We spend two nights in Borgarnes, West Iceland. The afternoon includes a lecture about Northern Lights. After dinner, we step into the hotel garden in search of the Northern Lights followed by a hot cup of chocolate or tea. Overnight stay at your hotel in Borgarnes- West Iceland. Meals: Breakfast.

Day 3

Borgarnes- West Iceland - Snæfellsnes Peninsula & Fjord Cruise

Today, after breakfast we go out to The Snæfellsnes Peninsula, “the peninsula of the snowy mountain “, just out from Iceland’s west coast, like a long arm with a clenched fist at its tip, and is in many ways a microcosm of the whole island. A rugged mountain chain runs its length. We travel to the charming fishing town of Stykkishólmur for a cruise in the Breiðafjörður fjord. After a light lunch a uniquely Icelandic “treat “awaits us at Bjarnarhöfn, where they make Hákarl - the fermented shark. Depending on road and weather conditions, we visit the fishing village of Grundarfjörður, a place with an impressive coastline and mountains, lakes and waterfalls behind the village. Jutting out into the bay rises one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland, Mt. Kirkjufell. On the way back to Borgarnes the guide gives you some practical tips on how to photograph the Auroras as part of the Northern Lights Academy program. Naturally, once darkness falls, we are out in the hotel garden to chase the Northern Lights and to soak in the hotel’s outdoor hot tubs. Overnight stay at the hotel in Borgarnes- West Iceland. Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

Day 4

South Iceland- Golden Circle, Geothermal Taste & Icelandic Horses (220 kms)

The Golden Circle tour is a must-do day trip in Iceland. In an easy and efficient way, you can visit three most popular natural attractions in Iceland, which are the Geysir, Thingvellir National Park and Gullfoss waterfall, known as the Golden waterfall. Today we travel along the Hvalfjörður fjord. The first stop is at an Icelandic wool outlet store, just to see what they do with all those sheep! We continue inland to Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. We travel the Golden Circle route and see steam rising from the Geysir geothermal fields as we arrive. There is a variety of hot springs and bubbling pools. The original geyser is now dormant but has been replaced by Strokkur, "the Churn", which erupts at 5-10-minute intervals. The chef of the Restaurant Geysir invites you to taste freshly baked hot spring bread served with Icelandic butter, geothermally boiled eggs and herring. It is best served with a small glass of Geysir Schnapps, very cold – nearly freezing. On we travel to Gullfoss, a double waterfall that tumbles 34 meters into the Hvítá river and attracts tourists and travelers in summer and winter. In the afternoon, you learn about the Icelandic horse, its special qualities and history and visit a geothermal greenhouse, before we reach the accommodation in South Iceland. Tonight, step into the darkness and search for the elusive Northern Lights, while best enjoyed from a comfortable hot tub in the garden of the hotel, amidst the peace and stillness of rural Iceland. Overnight stay at a hotel close to Mt. Hekla in South Iceland. Meals: Breakfast.

Day 5

Kirkjubæjarklaustur -Vatnajökull National Park Region – Natural Wonders of South Iceland & Volcano Center (220 kms)

Vatnajökull, also known as the Water Glacier in English, is the largest and most voluminous ice cap in Iceland, and one of the largest in area in Europe. It is the second largest glacier in area after Austfonna on Svalbard in Norway but, nevertheless, larger by volume. Vatnajökull National Park is a protected wilderness area in south Iceland centered around Vatnajökull glacier. Defined by massive glaciers, ice caves, snowy mountain peaks, active geothermal areas and rivers. The region includes Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon with icebergs, and the Svartifoss and Dettifosis waterfalls. Skaftafell is the gateway to the park with a visitor center, campground and hiking trails. Today we travel along the South coast. At the Lava & Volcano Exhibition Center, we learn about geology and active volcanoes. Further east we visit one of Iceland's finest folk museums. This museum contains an outstanding collection of farm and domestic artefacts from Iceland's past and several turf-built houses. Nearby is Skógafoss waterfall which is 60 meters high and one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. In the afternoon we take a stroll on the black lava beach and along bird cliffs at Reynisfjara in South Iceland. We spend 2 nights near Kirkjubæjarklaustur in the Vatnajökull National Park region, located in darkness and ideal for Northern Lights search. Overnight stay at hotel in Vatnajökull Region. Meals: Breakfast.

Day 6

Kirkjubæjarklaustur -Vatnajökull National Park Region – Skaftafell National Park & Vatnajökull Glacier (280 kms)

Today’s program is all about glaciers, ice and icebergs. We travel to Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs, and we explore the extraordinary site and might see seals swimming in arctic waters. You can walk on the black sandy beach where large icebergs get stranded. In the afternoon we visit the tiny turf church at Hof and spend time at Europe’s largest national park, which has Iceland’s highest mountains, an alpine environment, and Europe's largest glacier. In the evening enjoy a film presentation about the Northern Lights as part of the Northern Lights Academy program. Be careful not to go to bed too soon in this remote and quiet location or you may just miss out one more chance of seeing the Northern Lights shimmering and dancing across the night sky. Overnight stay at hotel in Vatnajökull Region. Meals: Breakfast.

Day 7

South Shore -Reykjavik & Blue Lagoon (370 kms)

From Kirkjubæjarklaustur we head across the Eldhraun lava field to the village of Vík, where we make a photo stop. The black lava beach with high bird cliffs and pounding waves is very impressive. Further west we reach the high but narrow Seljalandsfoss waterfall which plunges from the mountain. In the afternoon we return to Reykjavik and have about 2 hours leisure time to explore Iceland's capital on your own, visit museums, do some shopping or simply rest after all this touring. In the evening, we get to soak in the famous Blue Lagoon. After an Icelandic farewell dinner at a local restaurant, we go on one last nocturnal tour to seek more Northern Lights. Around midnight we reach Reykjavík for one last night. Overnight stay at your hotel in Reykjavik. Meals: Breakfast and dinner.

Day 8

Depart Reykjavik

After breakfast, Individual transfer by Flybus airport shuttle from a bus stop near your accommodation in Reykjavík to Keflavík Airport to take your flight back to home. Hope you have enjoyed your trip. We wish to serve you again. Meals: Breakfast.

Inclusions

  • Return airfare with taxes (Delhi - Reykjavik – Delhi).
  • 2 nights stay at Reykjavik.
  • 2 nights stay at Borgarnes.
  • 1 night stay in South Iceland.
  • 2 nights stay in Vatnajökull.
  • Arrival & departure airport transfer by FLYBUS Plus shuttle (no guide).
  • Fully escorted 6-day bus tour with an English-speaking guide or driver-guide.
  • Fjord Cruise on Breiðafjörður fjord including light lunch (day 3).
  • Visit to traditional shark curing farm.
  • Hot Spring Tasting with geothermally cooked bread and eggs.
  • Visit to Icelandic horse stables & geothermal greenhouse.
  • Visit to multimedia presentation at the Lava & Volcano Exhibition Center.
  • Entrance fee to Skógar folk museum and turf houses.
  • Entrance with towel at Blue Lagoon.
  • Traditional Icelandic dinner at local restaurant (day 7).
  • Northern Lights Academy program during 6 evenings with a combination of lectures, presentations, film, guided Northern Lights searches and midnight refreshments.
  • Use of winter & Northern Lights Explorer equipment: simple non-slip snow & ice grippers spikes for shoes and a flashlight that is helpful when walking in the dark and operating your photo camera at night.
  • All transfers are on Seat-In-Coach basis.
  • All applicable taxes.

Exclusions

  • Iceland Visa.
  • Porterage.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Cost of meals unless mentioned under Inclusions.
  • Expenses of personal nature, mini bar in the room, laundry, telephone bills, tips, gratuities etc.
  • Surcharges* applicable during Christmas, New Year, Peak Season, Conventions, Special Events and Trade fairs which are not included in the above rates.
  • Early check-in and late check-out are on request basis only and subject to room availability.
  • Cost of any other services not specifically mentioned in inclusions.

Important Information

  • EXTRA COSTS FOR DINNERS TO BE PAID AT THE HOTELS: Fixed 2-course dinners with fish, meat or vegetarian main courses are available at the hotels starting at approx. ISK 7.200 (about EUR 63) per person per night. Note, that the country hotels do not offer a la carte meals and there are no other restaurants nearby. Paying for a 2-course dinner directly at the hotel is less expensive than to have it included in the tour package.

Date & Price

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Holiday Price

Room Type Total Price(INR) Validity
Adult on Twin/Double Sharing basis 239999.00 23 Oct 2019 - 31 Mar 2020

Accommodation

Center Hotel Plaza or similar | Reykjavik

Centrally located on Ingólfstorg Square in Reykjavik’s Old Town, CenterHotel Plaza offers a bright, cosy bar and a popular breakfast buffet. The National Gallery and other attractions are within a few minutes’ walk.

Icelandair Hotel Hamar or similar | Borgarnes

This hotel offers relaxing outdoor hot tubs, an 18-hole golf course and activities such as whale watching and snowmobile safaris. Reykjavik and Snæfellsnes National Park are a 1-hour drive away. Icelandair Hotel Hamar’s rooms feature minimalist modern design, heated floors and a private patio. All have private bathrooms with showers. The hotel restaurant serves traditional Icelandic food and international dishes made from fresh, locally produced ingredients. Guests can also enjoy views of the Borgarfjördur Fjord or have a drink on the patio.

Foss hotel Hekla or similar | South Iceland

This hotel is 30 minutes' drive from Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir. It features a restaurant and hot tub which both offer Mount Hekla views. Wi-Fi and parking are free. Cable TV, desks and private bathrooms with showers are standard at Hotel Hekla. Some rooms include a balcony with garden views. Tea/coffee facilities are found either in the rooms or in the hallway. Hekla’s restaurant serves traditional Icelandic cuisine based on ingredients from local farmers and fishermen. After-dinner drinks can be enjoyed in the cosy lounge, which has an open fireplace. Thingvellir National Park is within 45 minutes' drive. Selfoss town centre is a 15-minute drive from Hekla Hotel.

Fosshotel Núpar Kirkjubæjarklaustur or similar | Vatnajökull

Situated off the Route 1 highway, Fosshotel Nupar offers panoramic views of Vatnajokull’s lava fields, mountains and glaciers. Skaftafell National Park is 45 km away. Each heated guest room at Fosshotel Nupar has a work desk and private bathroom with shower. Some rooms include a seating area. Guests can enjoy Icelandic dishes at the in-house restaurant. The bar is ideal for a relaxing drink in the evening. Staff can help arrange guided area tours during summer. A supermarket, petrol station and geothermal outdoor pool are 25 km away, in Kirkjubæjarklaustur village.

Center Hotel Plaza or similar | Reykjavik

Centrally located on Ingólfstorg Square in Reykjavik’s Old Town, CenterHotel Plaza offers a bright, cosy bar and a popular breakfast buffet. The National Gallery and other attractions are within a few minutes’ walk.

Icelandair Hotel Hamar or similar | Borgarnes

This hotel offers relaxing outdoor hot tubs, an 18-hole golf course and activities such as whale watching and snowmobile safaris. Reykjavik and Snæfellsnes National Park are a 1-hour drive away. Icelandair Hotel Hamar’s rooms feature minimalist modern design, heated floors and a private patio. All have private bathrooms with showers. The hotel restaurant serves traditional Icelandic food and international dishes made from fresh, locally produced ingredients. Guests can also enjoy views of the Borgarfjördur Fjord or have a drink on the patio.

Foss hotel Hekla or similar | South Iceland

This hotel is 30 minutes' drive from Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir. It features a restaurant and hot tub which both offer Mount Hekla views. Wi-Fi and parking are free. Cable TV, desks and private bathrooms with showers are standard at Hotel Hekla. Some rooms include a balcony with garden views. Tea/coffee facilities are found either in the rooms or in the hallway. Hekla’s restaurant serves traditional Icelandic cuisine based on ingredients from local farmers and fishermen. After-dinner drinks can be enjoyed in the cosy lounge, which has an open fireplace. Thingvellir National Park is within 45 minutes' drive. Selfoss town centre is a 15-minute drive from Hekla Hotel.

Fosshotel Núpar Kirkjubæjarklaustur or similar | Vatnajökull

Situated off the Route 1 highway, Fosshotel Nupar offers panoramic views of Vatnajokull’s lava fields, mountains and glaciers. Skaftafell National Park is 45 km away. Each heated guest room at Fosshotel Nupar has a work desk and private bathroom with shower. Some rooms include a seating area. Guests can enjoy Icelandic dishes at the in-house restaurant. The bar is ideal for a relaxing drink in the evening. Staff can help arrange guided area tours during summer. A supermarket, petrol station and geothermal outdoor pool are 25 km away, in Kirkjubæjarklaustur village.

Note : Hotels are subject to change due to availability reasons, and may be substituted with others of similar category and star rating.

Terms & Conditions

  • Price mentioned is on per person basis for two persons travelling together and sharing same room.
  • Bookings are subject to availability of rooms with the hotels.
  • The above package rate is not valid during national holidays, festivals & long weekends. Surcharges applicable.
  • In case of unavailability in the listed hotels, alternate accommodation will be made in a hotel of similar standard.
  • Rates are valid for Indian Nationals only.

Cancellation Charges

No of days prior to departure Charges Applied On
0-7 Days 100 % Package price per person
8-14 Days 75 % Package price per person
15-29 Days 50 % Package price per person
30-45 Days 25 % Package price per person
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