Welcome to Iceland
On arrival at Reykjavik International Airport you will be met by our local representative and you will be transferred to the hotel by shuttle bus.
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 glass dome offer sweeping views of the sea and nearby hills. Exemplifying the island’s volcanic activity is the geothermal Blue Lagoon spa, near the village of Grindavik.
Overnight in Reykjavik.
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning join a small group on the seat in coach tour to famous Golden Circle which is a popular tourist route in southern Iceland, covering about 300 kilometres looping from Reykjavík into the southern uplands of Iceland and back. It is the area that contains most tours and travel-related activities in Iceland.
The Golden Circle tour allows you to visit some of Iceland‘s most stunning sights; Geysir geothermal area, the waterfall Gullfoss, and the UNESCO site Þingvellir National Park as well as to learn about growing vegetables in a country which doesn’t get much daylight for most of the year.
Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation centre is one of Iceland’s biggest greenhouses. We will learn about the magic behind growing delicious, pesticide-free tomatoes with the aid of geothermal heat which Iceland has in abundance. Friðheimar uses pure Icelandic cold water for irrigation and gets help from about 600 bumblebees to pollinate the tomatoes.
Overnight in Reykjavik
Breakfast at hotel. Today morning, @ 07:30 you will explore the South Shore - Jokulsarlon glacier - Diamond beach on this 14:00 hour seat in coach journey. This is a scenic tour along the south coast of Iceland
During the tour we will stop on the following scenic attractions:
• Lava Centre, • Skógafoss, • Glacier lagoon, •Diamond beach, •Vík í Mýrdal, • Reynisdrangar, • Seljalandsfoss
•Plus additional comfort stops
Breakfast at hotel. Relax in the hotel and in the afternoon you will visit the capital city of Iceland on this 3:00 hour seat in coach tours.
This three-hour long tour takes you to the most important places of Reykjavík, including the famous Hallgrímskirkja church, named after the 17th-century poet and clergyman Hallgrímur Pétursson. It is the highest church in Iceland at 74,5 metres high (244 ft.) and it took 41 years to build. Construction began in 1945 and didn’t end until 1986. It additionally houses the largest church organ in Iceland; it has 5275 pipes, is 15 metres high and weighs 25 tons.
Other stops are, for example, Höfði, where the US President Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev President of the Soviet Union met to end the Cold War, and Bessastaðir, the official residence of the Icelandic president located at the beautiful Álftanes peninsula. Bessastaðir was first settled in the year 1000 and has since then been an important place in Iceland. Snorri Sturluson, the author of Snorra-Edda, lived there in the 13th century and later on it became a Royal Fortress and the residence of the Norse King’s highest ranking officers and officials living in Iceland.
The tour ends at the beautiful Harpa concert hall and conference centre in downtown Reykjavík, which was designed by the Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects in co-operation with Danish-Icelandic artist Ólafur Elíasson.
From 2100-00:00 midnight on a 3:00 hour seat in coach, the guide will be with you for the Northern Lights hunting tour.
The Northern Lights tour in Iceland takes you to see a spectacular natural phenomenon which happens during the winter months. The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, are caused by the interaction of particles from the sun with the upper atmosphere near the North Pole. Northern Lights in Iceland are visible during the winter months, from late August to April.
The locations visited during the Northern Lights tour vary from day to day depending on weather conditions. Because this tour is weather dependent, sightings are not guaranteed. However, if you don‘t see any Northern Lights during this tour, you are welcome to join the tour again, free of charge.
Breakfast at hotel. At 09:00 visit a unique and remote man-made ice cave in Langjökull, one of Iceland's largest and most spectacular glaciers.
From Reykjavik, we will drive to the lush Húsafell area with stops at Europe's most powerful hot spring Deildartunguhver and the beautiful Hraunfossar lava waterfalls. After a lunch break in Húsafell, we head on up to Langjökull, partly in a specially modified glacier vehicle. It will take us almost to the top of the glacier, where we enter the magnificent cave.
Going into the glacier is an unforgettable trip which takes place in one of the world's greatest wilderness.
Imagine standing on an ice cap reaching 200 metres below your feet!
Note: Approx. 2 – 2.5 hours Monster Truck ride on Langjökull glacier included
Breakfast at the hotel. Relax and unwind in the hotel or you can go for last minute shopping or an optional tour to Visit Blue Lagoon. Entrance to the Blue Lagoon, Silica mud mask, Use of the towel and 1st drink of your choice
In the evening at Viking Village restaurant, true Viking feast is offered with traditional meals served in old-fashioned Viking-style trays.
After breakfast. The day is free until checkout time. The driver will pick you up and drop you to the airport for your onward flight.
AED 5150/- Per person, Prices are based on twin sharing.
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights.
Destinations: Reykjavik & Northern lights.
The rates are subject to availability at the time of booking request. In the event if there are rate changes due to increase in Govt taxes, or hotel charges a surcharge, or BAR rates (Best available rates), we reserve the right to amend the rates without notice. The exchange rate is subject to change. Please ensure that you have secured the relevant visa / entry permits & valid passport. The best source of visa information is the embassy of the country itself.
If you are interested in going ahead with this booking, we would require deposits or payments as follows either in the form of cash or cheque:
Please ensure that the names given to us for reservations match the names in your passport, as hotels, sightseeing tour companies are very particular about name changes. Mismatched names may result in heavy amendment penalties. We strongly recommend travel insurance as part of your package – we have excellent rates with the world’s best companies – please let us know if you wish us to add this to your package.
Economy class airfare from Dubai / Reykjavik / Dubai .
6 nights accommodation in Reykjavik based on double room occupancy.
Golden Circle tour and Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation centre, Reykjavik city tour.
Northern Lights hunting tour, Langjokull Ice Cave Experience (SIC, 9 hours, Monster Truck ride on Langjökull).
Arrival and departure shuttle bus service.
Daily breakfast & Special Viking Dinner in the Viking Village.
Complimentary travel insurance.
All airline and hotel taxes.
Iceland- a Nordic island nation, is defined by its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields. Massive glaciers are protected in Vatnajökull and Snæfellsjökull national parks. Most of the population lives in the capital, Reykjavik, which runs on geothermal power and is home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history.
Trip Planning: The planning stage of your trip can be instrumental in its success and an enjoyable part of the experience itself. You have a world of options...and plenty to consider.
Entry and Exit formalities: Visitors must hold a passport valid for at least six months & beyond at the time of entering the country. Some nationalities can obtain visa on arrival and for nationalities who requires visa please refer to the VFS global Dubai website: www.vfsglobal.com. Iceland is part of the 26 Schengen State Countries.
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Things do & see:
Iceland-It’s a land of sheep, the northern lights, volcanoes with unpronounceable names (try saying Eyjafjallajökull), majestic waterfalls, craggy mountains, and otherworldly landscapes. One of the most beautiful places on earth. How can such a tiny island have such a diverse and beautiful terrain? It changes every few feet — from verdant fields, snowy mountains, and brilliant glaciers to looking like Mars. It never ceases to amaze the traveler.
Reykjavík-This hip capital is awash in thriving cafes, high-energy clubs, friendly pubs, and a brightly colored old town with rows of wooden houses clustered together. It’s more like a giant small town than a city. Though it’s super small, it’s worth a few extra days to really get a feel for the art and café culture of the city. From reading in cafés to wandering the coastline to enjoying drinks with friends.
The Westfjord-is a large peninsula in northwestern Iceland with tons mountains and a coastline heavily indented by fjords. It’s one of the most raw parts of Iceland and my favorite region.
The Golden Circle-is a popular tourist route in southern Iceland, covering about 300 kilometres looping from Reykjavík into the southern uplands of Iceland and back. It is the area that contains most tours and travel-related activities in Iceland is the popular tourist route that includes Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir, and Thingvellir National Park.
Gullfoss-Fed by Langjökull, Iceland’s second biggest glacier, this is one of the most photographed waterfalls in the country. While not the biggest or most majestic, its V shape is unique and powerful to watch. Iceland’s most famous waterfall tumbles 105 feet into a steep-sided canyon, kicking up a wall of spray. On sunny days, the spray creates shimmering rainbows over the gorge. This is a truly amazing spectacle and a rewarding scene after a nice hike.
Geysir-A famous hot spring in Haukadalur Valley. Geysir itself seldom erupts anymore, but nearby Strokkur spouts 15-20 meters of water about every 10 minutes. There are also numerous strikingly colored hot pools in the area along the path. If you want to hike up the mountains nearby (takes 20 minutes to get to the top), you’ll be rewarded with picturesque views of farmland.
Thingvellir-This place is full of hiking trails and stunning camping grounds, but its big draw is that it’s the only place in the world where you can see two major tectonic plates drifting apart above sea level. Walking through the park takes a good 1-2 hours, but the landscape is so gorgeous (and it’s not a difficult walk).
Ice Floe-Located in the southeast of Iceland, this ice floe is only a couple of decades old and now one of the most popular attractions in the area country. An ice floe or ice float is a large pack of floating ice often defined as a flat piece at least 20 m across at its widest point, and up to more than 10 km across. Drift ice is a floating field of sea ice composed of several ice floes.
Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier-retreated very quickly from 1920 to 1965, leaving this breathtaking lagoon behind, which is up to 190 meters deep. Icebergs float in the lagoon all year. I enjoy just sitting and listening to the ice blocks crash into each other on their way out to sea. You can also take boat trips around the lagoon.
Jökulsárlón (The Jökulsár Lagoon)-is on the edge of the National Highway 1 so very accessible if you stop on the side of the road. It’s free to visit.
Glacial Trek-During the winter months, the glaciers get a bit sturdier, and groups of tourists are led across them. There’s no better way to see the glaciers than to walk on them, releasing your inner Arctic explorer.
Vatnajökull-is one of the most popular glaciers to hike, though there are others around the country, as well. Some tour companies that offer glacial expeditions are Extreme Iceland, Icelandic Mountain Guides, Trek Iceland.