Exotic Iceland (Tour Code: (ATICE)

07 Nights / 08 Days

Itinerary

Welcome to Iceland. Enjoy the Blue Lagoon!

Group transfer from Keflavik airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik. Enroute enjoy local/Western/Continental lunch. Thereafter, you will proceed to the Blue Lagoon. After a long flight this is the ideal therapy to wash off all your fatigue and relax in the thermal waters of the Blue Lagoon. (included entrance + silica mud mask + rented towel + First drink of choice) Check into your hotel.

Enjoy an Indian Dinner.
Overnight in Reykjavik at Iceland air Hotel Natura or similar (LL,D)

Reykjavik, Hvammstangi, Akureyri.

Today, depart from Iceland air Hotel Natura. Travel west along the scenic Hvalfjörður fjord and the town of Borgarnes. In the afternoon visit a natural history & seal museum in the fishing village of Hvammstangi. Further north stop at the turf church of Víðimýri and then continue along scenic fjord landscape and over several mountain passes until we reach Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland. The overnight location at Akureyri allows you to walk around the town.

Overnight in Akureyri at Iceland air Hotel Akureyri or similar (B,LL,D)

The Capital of North Iceland, Lake Mývatn & Geothermal baths

In the morning we explore the town of Akureyri: visit the botanical garden, walk the streets and admire the panoramic view over the Eyjafjörðurfjord..Enjoy a pizza lunch.

Then we explore Lake Mývatn, famous for its strange lava formations at Kálfaströnd, its pseudocraters at Skútustaðir and its tephra cone Hverfjall. We end the afternoon relaxing in the Mývatn Nature Baths with a fantastic view over the whole area.(Entrance includes Bathing Lagoon and Steam Baths including the towels and access to changing rooms)

Overnight at Sel Hotel Mývatn or similar. (B,LL,LD)

Mývatn, North Iceland, East Iceland, Egilsstadir

In the morning we walk in the lava labyrinth at Dimmuborgir “the dark castles”, hoping to get a glimpse of the trolls who are said to live there. In the afternoon, we visit the hot spring area of Námaskarð with bubbling mud pools and steaming solfataras. We head through the uninhabited highlands and moon-like surrounding to East Iceland. From June to August the tour includes a detour to the powerful waterfall Dettifoss.

Overnight at hotel IcelandairHerad or similar (May-Sept). (B,LL,LD)

Egilsstadir, East Iceland, Höfn, South Iceland, Höfn, Vatnajökull, Höfn

It’s a day to admire the dramatic fjord landscape and its tiny fishing villages at the end of twisty roads in the East Fjords, and en route we visit Petra’s fascinating rock collection. A naturalist and a collector are two terms that have been used to describe Petra since she was a little girl. From the day she opened her eyes for the first time she perceived her surrounding differently from most of her compatriots, and it is almost as her parents knew when they named her. The word “Petra” simply means “stone” in Greek. Petra collected for nearly 80 years this unique treasure of rocks, crystals, zeolites, quartz and more, all from the nearby area in the Vatnajökull national park, glacial tongue. The rocks and stones are beautifully laid out in her home and garden. Her descendants proudly take good care of this unique exhibition. In the afternoon we see Vatnajökull, Europe’s biggest glacier that is visible all over Southeast Iceland. We overnight in the town of Höfn or Klaustur.

Overnight at Hotel EddaHöfn or similar. (B,LL,LD)

Vatnajökull Glacier, Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach & South Coast

We travel along the southern part of the glacier Vatnajökull and spend some time at Europe’s second largest national park, which has Iceland’s highest mountain, an alpine environment, and Europe’s largest glacier. We stop at Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs, and we explore the extraordinary site. If you look closely you might spot some seals swimming in the arctic waters. Depending on the season, optional boat trips are available. You can walk on the black sandy beach, where large icebergs often get stranded; called the Diamond beach.

A beautiful drive with many natural wonders awaits us in the afternoon as we head across the Eldhraun lava field, cross the sandy desert of the South Coast, overlooked by rugged cliffs, glaciers, and waterfalls. The world-famous Reynisfjara shore, near the village Vík, is widely regarded as the most impressive black sand and pebble beach in Iceland and features an amazing cliff of regular basalt columns resembling a rocky step pyramid. Out in the sea are the spectacularly shaped basalt sea stacks Reynisdrangar. Visit the Eldhraun Lava field and drive to the Lava Centre in Hvolsvolur and learn about active volcanoes

Overnight at Icelandair Hotel Flúðir or similar.(B,LL,LD)

Icelandic Horses & Golden Circle - Fludir, Reykjavik, Hella area, South Iceland, Reykjavik

We start the day by travelling the route of the Golden Circle sights. We stop at Friðheimar, where you learn about the Icelandic horse, its unique qualities and history, and visit a geothermal greenhouse. Later on, we see steam 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. We continue to Gullfoss, “the golden falls”, which is a double waterfall that tumbles 34 meters into the Hvítá river and attracts travellers all year round. We venture inland to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, and an area of exceptional geological and historical interest. The Þingvellir area is part of a fissure zone running through Iceland, situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The faults and fissures make evident the rifting of the earth’s crust. As we return to Reykjavík, we take you for a short city tour to show highlights of the world’s northernmost capital.A guided tour through the world’s northernmost capital city. During the tour you will visit the most famous landmarks of Reykjavik: Hallgrimskirkja church, “The Pearl” with its beautiful views over the city and the Höfði house famous for the 1986 summit of presidents Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbatsjov. You will also get to know the city center and the area around the old harbor with Harpa the impressive concert and conference house, which was opened in 2011.

Overnight in Reykjavik at Icelandair Hotel Natura or similar (B,LL,D)

Departure Home

After breakfast in your hotel, check out and transfer to the airport for your flight back home. (B)

Tour Cost & Date

Land Cost
Per Person on Twin Sharing US$3,550
Single Supplement US$775

NOTE

  • As a 3rd person in a triple room, most hotels use rollaway beds and room size may be the same as the double bed. There will be no reduction for triple sharing.
  • Single Room Supplement charges will be applicable in case of any one member sharing room with other cancel their reservations.

  • DEPARTURE DATES 2019
    June
    17
    July
    15
    August
    12
    September
    16

    NOTE

    • Tour starts in Reykjavik on the above mentioned dates. There could be a possibility of flight departure on the previous evening
    • On certain departure dates the itinerary may be operated in reverse order. However, all services and inclusions will remain the same.

    Tour info

    WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

    SIGHTSEEING TOURS AND EXCURSIONS
    Reykjavik & Surrounds
    • Guided city tour
    • Entrance to the Blue Lagoon
    Akureyri& Surrounds
    • Visit a natural history and seal museum in the village of Hvammstangi.
    • Visit the Icelandic Seal Centre
    • Visit the Viðimýri turf church
    • Visit the Botanical Garden and enjoy panoramic view over Eyjafjörður fjord.
    Lake Mývatn
    • Mývatn Nature Baths Entrance 
    • View the strange lava formations at Kálfaströnd
    • View the Psuedocraters at Skútustaðir
    East Coast
    • Visit the Namaskaro Hot Springs
    • Walk in the lava labyrinth at Dimmuborgir “the dark castles"
    • Visit Petra’s fascinating rock collection
    Vatnajokull
    • Visit Europe’s biggest glacier
    • Enjoy an Amphibian Boat Tour - Jökulsárlón-Glacier Lagoon
    South Island
    • Visit Eldhraun lava field
    • Stop to see Reynisfjara shore
    • Visit the Lava center in Hvolsvollur
    Golden Circle
    • Visit Icelandic Horse stables
    • Visit a Geothermal greenhouse
    • Visit the Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site

    Accomodation

    • in rooms with ensuite showers/toilets at hotels as listed below or similar
    • One overnight in Reykjavik at Iceland air Hotel Natura or similar
    • One overnight Akureyri at Iceland air Hotel Akureyri or similar
    • One overnight in Lake Mývatn at Sel Hotel Mývatn or similar
    • One overnight in Egilsstaðir at hotel IcelandairHerad or similar (May-Sept)
    • One overnight in Höfn at Hotel EddaHöfn or similar
    • One overnight in Fludir (South Island) Iceland air Hotel Flúðir or similar
    • One overnight in Reykjavik at Iceland air Hotel Natura or similar

    MEALS

    • 7x hotel breakfasts
    • 7x Local/Western/Continental lunches – veg and non veg
    • 2x Indian Dinners in Reykjavik – veg and non veg
    • 5x Local/Western/Continental Dinners – veg and non veg

    TIPS, PORATGE & WATER

    • Tips to driver and guide
    • 2 bottles of mineral water (500 ml each) per person per day
    • Porterage of one bag (20 kgs) per person at hotels only

    TRANSPORTATION

    • By a deluxe air-conditioned coach

    TOUR MANAGER

    • Services of a professional and expert Tour Manager to accompany the group

    VISAS REQUIRED TO TRAVEL ON YOUR TOUR

    USA Citizens No Visa Required
    Green Card Holders Multiple Entry Schengen Visa
    Indian Nationals Multiple Entry Schengen Visa
    Cost of above mentioned Visas is NOT INCLUDED in your tour Price.

    WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

    • Cost of deviation - In case you wish to deviate from the group departure dates mentioned in the brochure i.e. either travel before the departure date of your tour or would like to come back on a later date after the tour ends, there will be an additional charge that will be applicable which will be advised to you by our sales team. The same is subject to availability of seats & class for the given dates & ticket validity. Kindly also note, the deviation request is to be made at the time of booking.
    • Cost of Transfer- The individual arrival & departure transfer in case you have opted for deviation or purchase on separate ticket & not traveling under group ticketing.
    • Cost of visas to travel on this tour
    • Early Check in / Late Check out
    • Medical / Travel insurance.
    • Any expenses of personal nature such as porter age, laundry, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us, mini bar, telephone calls, pay channels etc.
    • Meals other than what is mentioned in your itinerary
    • Cost of excursions, city sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides availed of by the passengers, other than that mentioned in ‘What your tour price includes’
    • Group is operated subject to a minimum of 25 full paying guests travelling together.

    IMPORTANT

    • Updating of Mileage is subject to Airlines terms & conditions in group fare.
    • We request the airlines for preferred seats however this is as per their policy and at their discretion.
    • Keeping in view of Luggage compartment of coach & Internal Flight regulations, we strongly recommend you to carry only medium size Bag of 20kg and 1 carryon bag of 5 kg per person.
    • The dates and granting of Visas is at the sole discretion of the concerned consulate. Air Tours is not responsible for granting of visas and are only a facilitator in the visa application process.

    Points to be noted

    • Any damages caused to the hotel rooms / coach during your stay, shall be payable by the passengers. Air Tours will not be liable for the same.
    • Air Tours shall not accept any liability or responsibility for any damages, loss, injury, accident, death, delay, breakdown or irregularity which may occur in carrying out of the tour arrangement.
    • Air Tours Management reserves the right to claim any additional expenses due to delay or changes in train, plane, bus, ship or other services, weather conditions, strikes, war, quarantine and any other cause whatsoever and all such loss or expenses must be borne by the passengers.
    • We reserve the right to amend, alter, vary or withdraw any particular departure, excursion advertised or substitute a hotel of similar class if deemed advisable or necessary.
    • For the convenience of our passengers, Air Tours will sometimes amend the itinerary; however all the other services will remain the same.
    • Air Tours will not be liable in any loss of baggage by the Airline.
    • The Tour Cost is combination of all the arrangement and hence cannot be calculated on individual service basis. Tour cost is one component and not calculated on individually.
    • Single Room Supplement charges will be applicable in case any of the guest cancel the reservations sharing room together.
    • Please refer to the booking form for detailed ‘Terms and Conditions’.

    Points to be noted

      Please refer to our brochure for further details, terms & conditions.

    MEDICAL INSURANCE:

    • It’s very important to find out BEFORE you leave whether or not your medical insurance will cover you overseas. Your regular U.S. health insurance may not cover doctors’ and hospital visits in other countries. ALWAYS LOOK INTO THE ASPECTS OF COVERING YOUR TRIP FOR UNFORSEEN EVENTS.

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