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DAY 01 — MUMBAI – REYKJAVIK

Arrive at Reykjavik.
Reykjavik is only a short drive from the airport and a good place to start your journey. You can use the first day to explore the best attractions of Reykjavik. The capital is hip, eclectic and trendy, with friendly pubs, clubs and cozy restaurants in the downtown area. The area is rich in historical landmarks and museums
Check in at the Hotel.
Rest of the day free at Leisure.
Enjoy hot dinner.
Overnight in Reykjavik
We may proceed for Northern Lights hunting outside city area (subject to weather condition)

 

 

DAY 02 — REYKJAVIK – SELJALANDAFOSS - SKOGAFOSS, BLACK SAND BEACH- VIK

Check out from the hotel and Proceed towards Southern Iceland, where we visit the main shooting locations of Gerua Song from Dilwale movie.
Start with Seljalandasfoss (chances to get wet as you walk behind the waterfall)
From the Ring Road you'll see the beautiful high falls at Seljalandsfoss, which tumble over a rocky scarp into a deep, green pool. A (slippery) path runs around the back of the waterfall
Proceed to Skogafoss - another magical wonder of waterfall in Iceland. The 62m-high waterfall, Skógafoss, topples over a rocky cliff at the western edge of Skógar in dramatic style. Climb the steep staircase alongside for giddy views, or walk to the foot of the falls, shrouded in sheets of mist and rainbows. Legend has it that a settler named Þrasi hid a chest of gold behind Skógafoss… There is a hiking trail with around 100 steps to reach on top of hill, It is a must do recommendation to get breathtaking view. Enjoy pack lunch.
Proceed next towards the Black sand beach (one of its only kind in the world)
Continue to the black-sand beach of Reynisfjara to see its basalt rock stacks that jut out of the sea; according to local legend, the sea stacks were mischievous trolls turned to rock by the rising sun.
Enjoy the breath taking view of the black sand beach first from a small hill. It is always extremely windy at the beach.
Visit the other side of the black sand beach and finally visit the main beach where the columns and caves are formed in rock.
You can proceed to abandoned airplane, a popular attraction, as it is so dramatic on the back sands around it. (optional)
Proceed to Vik And Check in at” HOTEL “
Enjoy Dinner.
Northern Lights hunting can be done right outside the hotel room. (subject to weather Condition)

 

 

DAY 03 — VIK -JOKULSARLON GLACIER LAGOON BOAT + SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK

Breakfast at the hotel
Proceed for 2 hours drive towards Hofn to enjoy a wonder of Iceland (190 Kms drive)
Hornafjörður is a blooming community close to the biggest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull in the south eastern part of Iceland. The district's most densely populated area is Höfn. In this region you are located at the base of Vatnajökull, and the scenery is breathtaking. Vatnajökull National Park, the largest national park in Europe, Enjoy a guided amphibian boat ride on Jokulsarlon Glacier lagoon (40 mins)
on this tour you will travel along South Iceland's coast on the narrow strip of lush farmland that cuts between mountains, glaciers and the vast Atlantic Ocean. The route is lined with natural treasures including the iconic Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, Skaftafell National Park and Vatnajökull glacier to name but a few.
Option to do a walking trail of 2 hours (6 kms) of the volcanic area & waterfalls Return back to the hotel.
Enjoy Dinner.
Northern Lights hunting can be done right outside the hotel room. . (subject to weather Condition)

 

 

DAY 04 — VIK -WINTER ICE CAVES ON VATNAJÖKULL

Breakfast at the hotel
We procced for Into the Glacier - Winter Ice Caves on Vatnajökull
Ice Caves are only found during the wintertime when the glacial rivers retract and the water freezes. New caves are formed in different locations each year. This tour is highly dependent on conditions (including temperature, safety of the cave and access to the cave).
This tour departs from the Glacier Guides booking house in Skaftafell. For those looking for a shorter but stunning guided glacier walk with a visit to a few ice caves along the way, this is a fantastic tour. The Falljökull glacier tongue is quite unique in that it offers everything glaciers are best known for without the need to travel over great distances. We will visit 1-2 ice caves during this tour, the caves are selected based on conditions, hiking route chosen, and safety each time. This tour is suitable for the whole family and everyone with a basic fitness level. Our buses leave from Skaftafell several times a day for the scenic 15 minute drive to Falljökull glacier.

 

 

DAY 05 — VIK -FAKASEL HORSE BREEDING FARM - WHALE WATCHING CRUISE- REYKJAVIK

Check out from hotel - proceed towards Reykjavik. (2 HRS)
On the route stop for the horse breeding farm, where you can enjoy close and personal encounter with Icelandic horses.
Arrive at Blue Lagoon a unique geothermal spa situated in a lava field south of Reykjavík
Blue Lagoon entry with 1 drink, towel & face mask included.
The Blue Lagoon is a unique sight where guests enjoy relaxing in warm geothermal water surrounded by magical black lava fields. The Blue Lagoon’s warm water and natural active ingredients; mineral salts, silica and blue green algae, help you relax and escape the stress and strain of daily life
On site there is also a fantastic Blue Lagoon shop; selling skin care products based on the unique blend of Blue Lagoon geothermal seawater active ingredients: minerals, silica, and algae, as well as various Icelandic designer clothing and art.
Late Lunch at Reykjavik
Depart for 3 hrs Whale watching cruise. Dependent on sea conditions
A guide will meet you in the Whale Watching Centre, which is facilitated on board an old fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier. Before or after the tour you can enjoy the onboard multimedia show that includes images, videos and facts about the whales and marine life.
Check in at the Hotel
Enjoy the dinner.

 

 

DAY 06 — REYKJAVIK- IN TO THE GLACIER TOUR - REYKJAVIK

Today we proceed for Out of the World experience "Into The Glacier" Tour
On the way we make a halt at Reykholt (Church)
Reykholt is one of Iceland's most notable historical sites. It houses a cultural centre and a church.
We again make a stop at Hraunfossar - very small but most picturesque waterfall.
Reach Husafell.
From Husafell we drive off-road for 18 kms to reach the Klaki base camp.
Proceed for a guided "Into the Glacier" Cave tour.
Your Into The Glacier Adventure is truly a unique experience. You will get the opportunity of a life time to enjoy one of the world’s greatest wilderness; Iceland’s second largest glacier – from the inside! Never before the Langjokull ice tunnels, has anyone been able to see the beautiful blue ice at the heart of an ice cap glacier. You’ll get to drive in a specially modified snow truck on the glacier, explore the glacier environment, enjoy a view out of this world and go INTO the glacier to experience the glacier’s beauty from the inside!
An experienced guide will lead the way the whole time to make sure everyone is enjoying themselves to the fullest.
We proceed back to Husafell and further to the hotel.
Arrive at the hotel.
Enjoy the dinner.


 

 

DAY 07 — REYKJAVIK – GOLDEN CIRCLE TOUR – REYKJAVIK

Proceed for the most popular “Golden Circle tour”
The Golden Circle takes in three popular attractions all within 100km of the capital: Þingvellir, Geysir and Gullfoss. The Golden Circle offers the opportunity to see a meeting-point of the continental plates and site of the ancient Icelandic parliament (Þingvellir), a spouting hot spring (Geysir) and a roaring waterfall (Gullfoss), all in one doable-in-a-day loop.
Geysir - One of Iceland’s most famous tourist attractions, Geysir is the original hot-water spout after which all other geysers are named. Luckily for visitors, the very reliable geyser, Strokkur, sits alongside. You rarely have to wait more than five to 10 minutes for the hot spring to shoot an impressive 15m to 30m plume before vanishing down its enormous hole.
Enjoy pack lunch in the picnic area
Gullfoss- Iceland’s most famous waterfall, Gullfoss ('Golden Falls') is a spectacular double cascade dropping a dramatic 32m. As it descends, it kicks up magnificent walls of spray before thundering down a rocky ravine. On sunny days the mist creates shimmering rainbows, and in winter the falls glitter with ice. Although it's a popular sight, the remote location still makes you feel the ineffable forces of nature that have worked this landscape for millennia.
Drive back to the hotel.
Enjoy the dinner.

 

 

DAY 08 — REYKJAVIK-MUMBAI

Check out from the hotel and you will be transferred to airport
Board the flight from Reykjavik.