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Iceland With Northern Lights Exploration (Group)

08 NIGHTS / 09 DAYS
Rs. 2,18,999/ per person
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Day 01
WELCOME TO ICELAND – REYKJAVIK
 

Arrive Reykjavik, after immigration take transfer by Flybus shuttle from Keflavik International airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik where you spend the night.

Overnight stay at hotel. Dinner is on your own arrangements.

Day 02
REYKJAVIK CITY TOUR & BORGARFJORDUR SAGA VALLEY (BREAKFAST)
 

After breakfast, at 09:00 meet your tour guide who shows the group the highlights of Iceland’s exciting capital. Then we head west. Borgarfjordur is known as the Saga Valley because of its many important historical events. We get a chance to climb the Grabrok volcano crater and visit Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful hot spring. 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. 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 hotel. Dinner is on your own arrangements.

Day 03
SNAEFELLSNES PENINSULA & FJORD CRUISE (BREAKFAST & LUNCH)
 

After breakfast, we will proceed for The Snaefellsnes Peninsula, "the peninsula of the snowy mountain", juts 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 Stykkisholmur for a cruise in the Breidafjordur fjord. After a light lunch a uniquely Icelandic "treat" awaits us at Bjarnarhofn, where they make Hakarl – the fermented shark. Depending on road and weather conditions, we visit the fishing village of Grundarfjordur, 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 hotel. Dinner is on your own arrangements.

Day 04
GOLDEN CIRCLE, GEOTHERMAL TASTE & ICELANDIC HORSE (BREAKFAST)
 

After breakfast, today we travel along the Hvalfjörður fjord. The first stop is at an Icelandic wool outlet store, to see what they do with all those sheep! We continue inland to Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. We travel the Golden Circle route, see steam rising from the Geysir geothermal fields. The chef of the Restaurant Geysir invites you to taste freshly baked hot spring bread served with Icelandic butter, boiled eggs and herring. On we travel to double waterfall of Gullfoss. In the afternoon, you learn about the Icelandic horse, its unique 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 hotel. Dinner is on your own arrangements.

Day 05
NATURAL WONDERS OF SOUTH ICELAND & EYJAFJALLAJOKULL VOLCANO (BREAKFAST)
 

After breakfast, 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 Skogafoss 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 two nights near Kirkjubaejarklaustur in the Vatnajokull National Park region, located in darkness and ideal for Northern Lights search.

Overnight stay at hotel. Dinner is on your own arrangements.

Day 06
VATNAJOKULL NATIONAL PARK & GLACIER INCLUDING GLACIAL LAGOON AND DIAMOND BEACH (BREAKFAST)
 

After breakfast, today’s program is all about glaciers, ice and icebergs. We travel to Jokulsarlon, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs, and we explore the amazing site and might see seals swimming in arctic waters. You can walk on the black sandy beach, the so-called Diamond 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 miss out one more chance of seeing the Northern Lights shimmering and dancing across the night sky.

Optional Ice Cave Tour offered between November 15th and March 15th.
The tour takes about 2,5 hours in total – nearly 30-minute drive by 4×4 vehicle from the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and 5-15 minutes’ hike (one-way). You spend about one hour inside the ice cave. You need good hiking boots, warm clothing that keeps you dry from the dripping water in the ice cave. Minimum age is 10 years old. The ice cave tour can only be booked on day 2 of Northern Lights Exploration tour. You will have to fill in and sign an order form, once done a cancellation is not possible. Ice cave bookings have to be finalised with the guide by dinner time on day 2 of the tour. Bookings afterwards cannot be accommodated due to limited space. The price is ISK 23.000 (about EUR 210) per person; subject to change. Payment is due with the ice cave tour operator on day 6 in Icelandic Krona – cash only! The ice cave explorers meet their local guide at the glacier lagoon at 14:00 and will be brought back to the hotel after the ice cave tour, while the rest of the group continues the official tour program. The ice cave explorers will miss out on some of the official tour programs, as there is no time for everything, but the stop and visit at the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon are included for all group members.

Overnight stay at hotel. Dinner is on your own arrangements.

Day 07
SOUTH SHORE, REYKJAVIK & BLUE LAGOON (BREAKFAST & DINNER)
 

From Kirkjubaejarklaustur we head across the Eldhraun lava field to the village of Vik, where we make a photo stop. The black lava beach with high bird cliffs and pounding waves is awe-inspiring. 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 hour leisure time to explore Iceland’s capital on our 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 Reykjavik.

Overnight stay at hotel. Dinner is on your own arrangements.

Day 08
RIYKJAVIK (BREAKFAST)
 

After breakfast, day will be leisure to explore the city by your own.

Overnight stay at hotel. Dinner is on your own arrangements.

Day 09
DEPARTURE (BREAKFAST)
 

After breakfast, take Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from your accommodation in Reykjavik to Keflavik International Airport.

!!! Tour ends with unforgettable memories !!!
PRICE PER PERSON ON DOUBLE/TRIPLE SHARING BASIS AS BELOW:
COST PER PERSON: INR 2,18,999/-
COST PER CHILD NO BED (8 - 11 years): INR 1,88,999/-
COST PER SINGLE OCCUPANCY: INR 2,49,999/-
 
PRICE BREAKUP EURO INR
ADULT 2154 51,000
 

Note: Tour Is Not Recommended For Children Younger Than Eight Years Of Age.

Booking is calculated as per exchange rate 1EUR=78.00INR. Any increase due to fluctuation of exchange rate shall be chargeable at the time of final payment. You may secure the transaction from fluctuation in currency rate by making 100% payment in advance.

Departure Date: 15 NOV & 10 JAN

FLIGHT SCHEDULES
FLIGHT NO DATE SECTOR DEPARTURE TIME ARRIVAL TIME
AY 122 15 NOV DELHI – HELSINKI 1005 1415
AY 993 15 NOV HELSINKI – REYKJAVIK 1610 1800
AY 992 23 NOV REYKJAVIK – HELSINKI 1020 1550
AY 121 23 NOV HELSINKI – DELHI 2020 0650 + 1
FLIGHT NO DATE SECTOR DEPARTURE TIME ARRIVAL TIME
AY 122 10 JAN DELHI – HELSINKI 1005 1415
AY 993 10 JAN HELSINKI – REYKJAVIK 1610 1800
AY 992 18 JAN REYKJAVIK – HELSINKI 1020 1550
AY 121 18 JAN HELSINKI – DELHI 2020 0650 + 1
ACCOMMODATION
City No of Nights Hotel Name
REYKJAVIK 1 HOTEL KLETTUR OR SIMILAR
BORGARNES 2 ICELANDAIR HOTEL HAMAR OR SIMILAR
HVERAGERDI 1 HOTEL ELDHESTAR OR SIMILAR
KIRKJUBAEJARKLAUSTUR 2 HOTEL KLAUSTUR OR SIMILAR
REYKJAVIK 2 HOTEL KLETTUR OR SIMILAR
  • 01 night Reykjavik
  • 02 nights Borgarnes
  • 01 night Hveragerdi
  • 02 nights Kirkjubaejarklaustur
  • 02 nights Reykjavik
  • Daily breakfast
  • 6 days escorted bus tour with English-speaking guide/driver-guide
  • Arrival & departure airport transfers by Flybus shuttle (no guide)
  • Fjords cruise on Breidafjordur fjord including light lunch (day 3)
  • Visit traditional shark curing farm
  • Hot spring Tasting with geothermal cooked bread & eggs
  • Visit Icelandic horse stable & geothermal greenhouse
  • Visit Lava Exhibition Center
  • Skogar folk museum & turf houses
  • Entrance with towel to Blue Lagoon
  • Traditional Icelandic dinner at a local restaurant (day 7)
  • Northern Lights program
  • Visa charges with Travel insurance (upto 59years)
  • Return economy class airfare on Finnair Airways
  • GST of 5%
  • Driver & Guide tips of 3 euro per person per day
  • Any meals other than that what is mentioned in your itinerary
  • Any optional tour
  • Any increase in the air fare, fuel surcharge and taxes charged by the airlines.
  • Any increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in all land arrangement which may come into effect prior to departure.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in ‘what your tour price includes’ box
  • High season surcharge if applicable
  • Porterage, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, all items of personal nature and food and drinks not forming part of your group menus.
  • On certain departure dates the itinerary may be operated in reverse order. However, all inclusions will remain the same.
  • In case passengers above 59 years of age will have to pay the actual difference of the insurance premium.
 
PLEASE NOTE
 
  • Quote is not valid if pax count is less than 16 pax
  • Normal check in time is 15:00 hrs
  • Breakfast at the hotels will be provided in the main hall or the group room separately but it will be totally hotel’s discretion.
  • Tea/Coffee Kettles in rooms will subject to availability from hotel to hotel. At the time of booking we can request hotels for these facilities – subject to availability but cannot be guaranteed.
  • No reservations have been made. Hotels subject to availability at the time of booking

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