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7 Nights Glacial Exploration and Auroras
Tour Code: EU/RKV/7NGLAEXPLORE
Travel From 01 Oct 2016 to 30 Apr 2017
~ Car Rental - for 7 days with CDW, unlimited miledge, VAT, GPS system, theft protection and 2 authorized drivers.
* Group 4.1 (Intermediate 4wd station Automatic, Skoda Octavia or similar) for 4 adults
~ 2 nights accommodation at hotel in Reykjavik including breakfast (except arrival day)
~ 5 nights accommodation at country hotels, including breakfast
~ Car pick-up/drop-off at Keflavik international airport
~ Airport Service Charge
~ Iceland Travel Booklet - electronic version
~ Detailed road map (1:500 000)
~ Emergency phone line available 24 hours
~ One SIM card worth ISK 2000:50 minutes of local calls + 300MB of data (standard, Micro and Nana cards are available)
~ Activities as follows:-
* Bathing fee at Fontana Geothermal Steam baths
* Snowmobile tour on Myradalsjokull glacier (1 hour snowmobile (2 pax per vehicle) all equipment for snowmobiling
* Glacier walk from Skaftafell National Park (2 hour glacier walk, glacier gear and safety equipment)
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Itinerary *** SUGGESTED ITINERARY (ACTIVITIES ARE INDICATED AS A GUIDE ONLY; ADDITIONAL COST MIGHT APPLY) ***
DAY 1 - SINGAPORE - KEFLAVIK (OWN ARRANGEMENT)
DAY 2 - ARRIVAL (Approximate distance: 100 km / 62 miles)
Arrival in Iceland - The world’s northernmost capital city
Once you have landed at Keflavik Airport in Iceland, please pick up your luggage and head through customs. Collect your rental car at the airport and proceed to your hotel in Reykjavik. The rest of the day is yours to rest and use at your own leisure.
Activity: The Blue Lagoon Geothermal spa is an ideal stop on the way to Reykjavik. Enjoy peaceful relaxation at the Blue Lagoon, a unique natural pool of mineral rich geothermal water located in the middle of a lava field in the pure, beautiful Icelandic wilderness. The Blue Lagoon is known for its special properties and its beneficial effect on the skin and attracts visitors from all over the world in search of health, relaxation and an exotic experience. In addition to bathing in the lagoon, guests have access to a sauna with a view of the lagoon, a steam-bath with white walls that resemble silica-mud and a cosy steam-bath carved into a lava cave. Guests can also stand beneath a small waterfall for an energizing massage. A special luggage storage facility is available next to the main parking area: the price for each bag is approximately EUR 5/USD7/CAD8.
Please note that admission to the Blue Lagoon must be booked in advance in order to guarantee access.
Overnight in Reykjavik (Fosshotel Reykjavik or similar).
DAY 3 - REYKJAVIK TO REYKHOLT/HUSAFEL (Approximate distance: 101 km / 64 miles)
Whale Fjord-Europe’s Most Powerful Hotspring - Magical waterfalls
Today head to scenic Borgarfjordur via the scenic Hvalfjordur (Whale Fjord) and its intriguing undersea tunnel (tunnel toll not included in price). If you don’t want to take the tunnel, you can take the scenic coastal road instead (adds additional 17 km/10 miles to trip). Drive through Borgarnes town where you can learn about the first Viking settlers in the area at the popular Settlement Museum. Visit Deildartunguhver, Europe´s most powerful hot springs, as well as two beautiful waterfalls, Hraunfossar (the Lava Falls) and Barnafoss (the Children’s Falls).
Tonight you are well situated to catch a glimpse of the famous northern lights, if Mother Nature decides to cooperate.
DAY 4 - BORGARFJORDUR VALLEY AND LANGJOKULL GLACIER (Approximate distance: 50 km / 31 miles)
Langjokull Glacier and Icelandic Sagas
Today explore the Borgarfjordur valley region and nearby areas. Langjokull Glacier offers exciting adventures such as exploring Into the Glacier, a man-made tunnel built into the icy-blue heart of the glacier. The tunnel is reached by an adventerous ride up the glacier in a monstrous 18-wheeled vehicle. Once at the tunnel, you’ll view a glacier from the inside and learn how these icy wonders are formed. Another interesting area activity is a guided cave visit. If you’re interested in culture, visit nearby Reykholt, home of a medieval chieftain who penned some of Iceland’s greatest Sagas. Visit scenic Husafell and stroll on paths with colorful stone paintings created by a local artist.
Overnight at the Fosshotel Reykholt or similar
DAY 5 - THE GOLDEN CIRCLE - THINGVELLIR, GULLFOSS, GEYSIR (Approximate distance: 225 km / 140 miles)
National Park with Geological Wonders – The Golden Falls - Spouting Geysers
Today, visit the must-see sites in Iceland! Start with Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site), famous for its history and geological wonders. Onwards to the majestic Gullfoss waterfall, formed by the waters of a glacial river. Continue to Geysir hot spring area with its lively bubbling pools and spouting geyser. ). Late in the afternoon you might drive south to visit the Fakasel Icelandic Horse Park. This is a fun opportunity for you to meet friendly Icelandic horses. We recommend the charming 45-minute Legends of Sleipnir, a multimedia horse show about the importance of Icelandic horses to the country‘s history, mythology and folklore. Afterwards you can go onstage to meet the equine actors.
Activity: Laugarvatn Fontana offers a relaxing environment of hot springs and steam baths. Hot, healing steam simmers directly from the ground through grids in the cabin floors of this wellness center, where nature meets tradition. An afternoon or evening visit to the open air baths at Laugarvatn Fontana will also give you the opportunity to experience the ever changing Icelandic weather, as the thermal baths can be enjoyed all year round.
Overnight at Fosshotel Hekla or similar
DAY 6 - WATERFALLS AND GLACIAL HORIZONS (Approximate distance: 287 km / 179 miles)
Thundering Waterfalls - Black sand beaches - Sea Cliffs & Stone Arches
Travel along the south coast, one of Iceland’s main farming areas. You’ll see many farms and shaggy herds of Icelandic horses as you head along the Ring Road. View the magnificent waterfall Skogarfoss, site of hidden treasure. Nearby is Skogar Folk Museum, well known throughout Iceland for being the best of its kind with a collection of mementos from this region’s past housed in beautifully-preserved old turf-roofed buildings. Make a stop in Vik village where you can admire stunning views of a black sand beach and the black basalt columns of Drangey. You‘ll also see glaciers from the road, including Myrdalsjokull and Europe‘s largest glacier, Vatnajokull.
Overnight at Fosshotel Nupur or Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon (2 nights).
DAY 7 - GLACIAL WONDERS (Approximate distance: 115 km / 72 miles)
Vatnajokull Glacier - Europe’s - Largest National Park - Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs
Your hotel is perfectly situated to make a full day of exploring glacial wonders in Vatnajokull National Park, Europe’s largest national park. Visit the park’s majestic Skaftafell area, which is located between two glaciers and offers many hiking possibilities. Continue to Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, where blue, white, turquoise and black-streaked icebergs shift and dance.The mystical lagoon is enormous and has been the backdrop for many major feature films and programs including Batman Begins and, most recently, Game of Thrones. It is a special place for photographers who enjoy the challenge of catching the icebergs in just the right light conditions. Don‘t forget to keep an eye out for seals resting amid the glaciers.
Overnight at Fosshotel Nupur or Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon
DAY 8 - SOUTH COAST - REYKJAVIK (Approximate distance: 344 km / 214 miles)
Seljalands Waterfall - Volcano Center - Geothermal Village
Drive along the scenic south coast back to the west. En route, visit Seljalandsfoss, a waterfall that you can walk behind. At the Thorvaldseyri Volcano Visitor Centre located beneath Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, you can experience both in pictures and film the 2010 eruption and its impact on the area and the whole world. (Note: closed in December and January and on weekends). The new Bobby Fischer Center in Selfoss is dedicated to the world-famous American chess master who defeated Russian Boris Spatsky in the 1972 Match of All Time in Iceland. Bobby Fischer lived his last years in Iceland and is buried in a nearby cemetery. During the winter, you can call in advance to make an appointment to visit the museum. Visit Hveragerdi, a hot spring village famous for its geothermal greenhouses where flowers and vegetables are grown year-round.
Return to Reykjavik in the late afternoon/early evening.
DAY 9 - KEFLAVIK TO SINGAPORE (OWN ARRANGEMENT)
Drive back to Keflavik International Airport and even stop at Blue Lagoon as it is on your way to the airport.*
Additional Information / Supplement
(Subject to change without prior notice)Optional activities
~ Please note that the age limit for Blue Lagoon is 2 years
~ Valid for travel to be completed by 30Apr’17.
~ Strict cancellation policy apply once booking is confirmed. Due to the time difference between Singapore and Iceland. Confirmation of tour may takes up to 72 hours from booking.
~ Cancellation Schedule (FIT):-
* More than 3 weeks (22+ days) prior to arrival date - S$75 admin fee per person
* 3 weeks (21 days) and more than 1 week (8 days) - 50% of the total tour cost per person
* 1 week (7 days) and more than 72hours - 75% of the total tour cost per person
* 72 hours notice and less - 100% of the total tour cost (no refund)
~ This is a LAND only package, airfares to/from Reykjavik are sold separately. Please check for details.
~ Minimum age for car rental is 21 years of age, young driver surcharge may applies for driver below 25 (payable direct)
~ The package price is based on 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on departure day, an additional supplement will be necessary.
~ Please note: Northern lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed
~ Price for child is valid when travel with adult sharing one room using existing bedding.
~ Payment may be made in Singapore Dollars by cash, NETS, cheques and credit cards.
~ Due to fluctuation on currency exchange and changes on airfare, prices are subject to change without prior notice.
Surcharges (Airlines / Hotels)Above prices quoted exclude the following surcharges which will be collected upon confirmation of package:
~ Car seat is require for young children, rental of child seat is available at additional cost (payable direct) as follows:-
* 0-13kg at EUR 27 per rental
* 9-24kg at EUR 11 per rental
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