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  • Covering Most Beautiful Country: Iceland  
  • Reykjavik: 1+2 Nights Stay covers City tour, Blue Lagoon, Lava Show & Flyover Iceland etc...  
  • Akuryeri: 2 Nights cover Diamond Circle, Lake Myvatn & Dettifoss waterfall...  
  • Reykholt : 1 Night stay covers Into the Glacier, Waterfall, Barnafoss...  
  • Hella Area : 3 Night stay covers Black sand Beach, Diamond Beach, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Skógafoss Waterfall and DC Wreck Plane Site, Vik area, Glacier Lagoon, Amphibian boat Tour, Diamond Beach  
  • Entrance include : DC Plane Wreck (shuttle), Blue Lagoon, Amphibian boat ride, Lava Show & Flyover Iceland...

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HOME TOWN – REYKJAVIK( DAY 1)
Arrive at Keflavik airport and after clearing customs and immigration we precede towards Reykjavik. Proceed for check in at Hotel. 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 at Reykjavik. (Meals: Dinner)
REYKJAVIK – AKUREYRI( DAY 2)
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and proceed to Akuryeri. Enroute visit Grabrok crater rises about 170 meters above the ground and is easily accessible via a footpath. It’s quite steep, so steps have been built on part of it to make the hike easier. Grabrok belongs to the volcanic system of Ljosufjoll. It reaches from Berserker lava field in the North of the Snaefellsnes peninsula, close to Stykkisholmur, over the actual Ljósufjöll and Hnappadalur all the way to the Grabrok craters. It extends over a distance of 90 km and is one of the longest in Iceland. The last eruption took place about thousand years ago at Hnappadalur. Arrive Akuryeri and check-in at the hotel. Our Location is far away from any light pollution, so if the weather conditions are right, there is a chance you could see northern lights* from hotel itself. Overnight at Akureyri. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
AKUREYRI – DIAMOND CIRCLE – AKUREYRI( DAY 3)
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Diamond Circle. Today we enjoy North Iceland's most famous Diamond Circle tour. We stop first on route at Godafoss waterfall, the waterfall of the pagan gods. Then we continue to the Lake Myvatn area where we spend some time exploring the wonders around the lake, which is one of Iceland's most interesting regions with fantastic volcanic formation, geothermal activity and lake itself, teeming with bird life, particularly ducks. Then we see Dimmuborgir lava formations, also Skutustadur pseudocrates. Later we visit the amazing boiling mud pools and steam vents of Namaskard, and then the Krafia area, where a series of volcanic eruptions tool place from 1975-1984. Later we visit Dettifoss (Subject to weather conditions) which is one of the biggest and most powerful waterfalls of Iceland. Evening proceed back to Akureyri. Evening return to the hotel. Overnight stay at Akureyri. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
AKUREYRI – INTO THE GLACIER – REYKHOLT( DAY 4)
Morning after breakfast, check-out from the hotel and proceed to Reykholt. Enroute visit the beautiful Hraunfossar Waterfalls - this waterfalls is formed by rivulets streaming over a distance of about 900 metres out of the Hallmundarhraun, a lava field which flowed from an eruption of one of the volcanoes lying under the glacier Langjökull. The waterfalls pour into the Hvítá river from ledges of less porous rock in the lava. Also visit Barnafoss – this is also known as Bjarnafoss, which was its previous name. Barnafoss is near Hraunfossar which burst out of Hallmundarhraun which is a great lava plain. Barnafoss is on the river Hvítá in Borgarfjörður. Further visit Into the Glacier (optional) - Into the Glacier is offering access to the largest man-made ice tunnel in the world. The ice tunnel and the caves are located high on Iceland‘s second largest glacier, Langjökull, where you will have an amazing opportunity to explore the glacier and see it from the inside. To journey inside one of Iceland’s frozen giants is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Further drive Reykholt. Arrive, check-in at the hotel and relax. Overnight in Reykholt. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
REYKHOLT – GOLDEN CIRCLE – HELLA AREA( DAY 5)
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and proceed to Today we go on Golden Circle route, where we will visit Thingvellir National Park. The park is a place of great beauty located on the biggest lake of Iceland (Silfra Lake). Where the Tectonic Plates of North America and Euro Asia continent drifts apart each year. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We continue our journey towards Geysir - home to the Littli Geysir & the great Strokkur Geyser which erupts about every 8 Minutes. Then we visit Gullfoss Waterfall, one of the most impressive waterfall in Europe that falls in two folds. At the end of the day proceed to Hella area. Overnight at Hella Area. ( Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
HELLA AREA – GLACIER LAGOON – DIAMOND BEACH – HELLA AREA( DAY 6)
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and proceed to visit Glacier Lagoon - It is known as the Water Glacier in English, is the largest and most voluminous ice cap in Iceland, and one of the largest in area in Europe. A glacier is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation over many years, often centuries. Enjoy Amphibian Boat ride - The excursion takes 30 – 40 minutes and includes an English speaking guide who explains to you the geology and facts of the lagoon. Further visit Diamond Beach, where you have opportunity to click lots of pictures. En route we pass by Skaftafell National Park we stop for a photostop. Evening return to the hotel. Overnight stay at Hella Area. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
– HELLA AREA – REYNISFJRA – BLACK SAND BEACH – DC PLANE WRECK – WATERFALL – HELLA AREA ( DAY 7)
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Reynisfjra. Visit Black sand beach & Basalt Stone. Reynisfjara is a world-famous black-sand beach found on the South Coast of Iceland, just beside the small fishing village of Vík í Mýrdal. With its enormous basalt stacks, roaring Atlantic waves and stunning panoramas, Reynisfjara is widely considered to be the most beautiful example of Iceland's black sand beaches. Further proceed to visit DC Plane Wreck You may have Watched the Move Dilwale by Now Anyway, there was this song ‘Gerua‘ stoot on this location, Later proceed towards Seljalandsfoss Waterfall & Skógafoss Waterfall. Further drive to Hella area. Arrive, check-in and relax. Overnight stay in Hella area. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
HELLA AREA – BLUE LAGOON – CITY TOUR – REYKJAVIK( DAY 8)
Morning after breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Reykjavik. Arrive and proceed to Blue Lagoon – this is a geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. The spa is located in a lava field in Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula; southwestern Iceland in a location favourable. Further proceed for Reykjavik Orientation City tour visiting Hveragerði, Hallgrímskirkja church, Perlan, Höfði house, the old town center & harbor, Harpa Music Hall. Later check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay in Reykjavik. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
REYKJAVIK( DAY 9)
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to enjoy Flyover Iceland - Experience All of Iceland's Wonderful Beauty From Your Seat. See the Best of Iceland. Unforgettable Experience. Feel Like You're Flying. Also enjoy Lava Show - the only place in the world where you can safely experience hot molten lava in close proximity. The show recreates a volcano eruption, similar to what Eyjafjallajökull and Katla volcano are famous for. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Reykjavik. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
REYKJAVIK – HOME TOWN( DAY 10)
After breakfast at the hotel, check-out and transfer to the airport. Board your flight to onward destination. Tour ends with Sweet Memories of Iceland with Gem Tours & Travels

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FAQ's and other information

FAQS: About the Country
1. What is the best time to visit? The best time to visit Iceland are summer months July and August. The climate is likely to be warmer than other seasons. February, March, September and October are typically the best time to visit Iceland for the Northern Lights. 2. How long is daylight received in Iceland?
There is 21 hours daylight in Iceland from mid-May to mid-August and the sun only sets for around 3 hours per day. In midwinter, there are around 4 - 5 hours of effective daylight. These long and short periods of daylight add drama to the atmosphere with lingering twilight.
3. What currency is used in Iceland?
The króna is the currency of Iceland. Iceland is the smallest country to have its own currency and monetary policy.Visa and MasterCard are accepted almost universally, and ATMs are generally not hard to find. Most people in Iceland pay for everything, even small items like chewing gum, with credit card. 
4. Which languages are spoken in Iceland? The country's written and spoken language is Icelandic. However, most Icelanders speak English.
5. Some items you should pack regardless of the time you are travelling?
Here’s a list of some items you need to carry to Iceland regardless of the time you are travelling:
  • Fleece jacket/lightweight wool sweater
  • Rainproof/windproof jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Sturdy walking shoes with a good tread/grip
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Hat (toque/beanie)
  • Swimsuit
  • Thermal underwear (specifically for highland travel/activities)
  • Waterproof hiking boots (specifically for highland travel/activities)
  • Warm socks (specifically for winter and highland travel/activities)
  • Quick-dry towel (for visiting pools and hot springs; towels are availablefor rent at swimming facilities)
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
6. What to wear on a trip to Iceland? Base layer – Jeans and long sleeve t-shirts. Warm sweater and water proof jackets. Sturdy hiking boots – water resistant boots with ankle support. 
7. Do I need insurance? Yes, you need insurance while travelling to Iceland.
8. Is tipping essential in Iceland? Tipping isn’t essential in Iceland as the restaurants include service charges. 9. What is the legal age for drinking in Iceland? The legal age for drinking in Iceland is 20 years.
10. What activities are done in Iceland? Some activities done in Iceland are glacier hiking, caving tours, snow mobile tours, snorkelling, river rafting, kayaking tours, whale watching and helicopter tours.

Sockets & plugs

Iceland uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

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