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.
Day is free, for you to explore the city at your own pace.
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.
Start your morning early and get ready for a full day of highlights. This morning you will head to Þingvellir, a national park which has been nominated as a UNESCO world heritage site. Next, we will visit the great Geysir area with its spouting geysers and colourful hot springs. The tour will continue to Gullfoss, “The Golden Waterfall”, where we will see white water thrash and tumble down the two-tiers, falling metres below.
Then we continue our drive to the picturesque waterfalls along the south coast, with a stop at the fairytale-like Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can walk right behind the misty cascade. After some time enjoying Seljalandsfoss, your guide will drive you to the gorgeous 60-metre high Skógafoss waterfall just a short drive down the road, before reaching the black sand beach of Reynisfjara. You will continue to Kirkjubæjarklaustur where you will dine at the hotel.
Overnight in Kirkjubæjarklaustur.
Get to see some actual ice in Iceland! Today’s drive takes us to some of Iceland’s most photogenic attractions, including a visit to the beautiful Skaftafell area of Vatnajökull National Park, named for Iceland’s largest glacier. Here you‘ll have some time to explore the area before the tour heads to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where we will sail among the floating icebergs on a guided amphibian boat tour. Adjacent to the glacier lagoon, we will visit the Diamond Beach, where you will see chunks of sparkling ice dotting the shore like diamonds. The tour will make the way to your accommodation, and in the evening you will enjoy dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Breiðdalsvík.
The lovely east awaits! Today, we will drive along the east which is characterized by spectacular fjords, tranquil fishing villages and sweeping landscapes. This is an especially scenic stretch of Iceland. After reaching North Iceland, prepare to be amazed by the roaring Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall. There is a 1 km walk from the parking lot to the waterfall on a gravel road, definitely worth the trip.
The tour makes its way to the moon-like landscape of Lake Mývatn, where you will be spending the night. Dinner is on your own this evening either at the hotel restaurant or an eatery in town.
Overnight in Mývatn.
Today we will explore the volcanic landscape of Lake Mývatn where we will spend the first half of the day visiting sights such as Dimmuborgir, a magnificent lava landscape with extraordinary formations, columns, caves. Námaskarð is another sight you will visit. The area draws many visitors to its Martian-like terrain.
On the way to Skagafjörður, we will visit the mighty Goðafoss, (The Waterfall of the Gods), is among the most beautiful falls in the country. Though it is not very tall, the cascade is divided into two horseshoe-shaped falls, making it unique among Icelandic waterfalls. Not far above the falls the river Skjálfandafljót divides in two, forming the island Hrútey.
According to the Sagas, Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði threw his statues of pagan gods into the falls upon deciding that Iceland would officially convert to Christianity in the year 1000.
Heading our way to the charming town of Akureyri, where we will take a stroll through the town centre that is always full of life during the summer months.
Then we will head for our next destination in the tranquil farmlands of Skagafjörður, where you will enjoy a farewell dinner with the group.
Overnight in Skagafjörður.
Today we head back to Reykjavik. Notable sights along the way include the Grábrók volcanic crater, Deildartunguhver—the largest hot spring in Europe—and the beautiful twin waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss. We end the day by closing the circle around Iceland and heading back to Reykjavík, where you will have the afternoon at your leisure.
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 14,090/- Per person, Prices are based on twin sharing.
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights.
Destinations: Reykjavik & Ring Road-Highlights of the Ring Road.
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.
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Economy class, Dubai / Reykjavik / Dubai.
2 nights in Reykjavik based on twin sharing basis.
1 night in Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Breiðdalsvík, Mývatn, Skagafjörður based on twin sharing basis.
Boat tour-Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Skaftafell area of Vatnajökull National Park, “The Golden Waterfall”, Lake Mývatn, farmlands of Skagafjörður and visit Diamond Beach
Return airport transfer in Reykjavik on private car.
Daily breakfast & 3 dinners.
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.
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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.