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ICELAND 8N/9D

highlights

  • Gem Tours & Travels is a 36 year’s old trusted Luxury travel company. 
  • Guaranteed Departures.  
  • Covering Most Beautiful Country: Iceland  
  • Entrance Include : Blue Lagoon , Flyover Iceland , Northern Lights, Icelandic horse world, Church tower Hallgrímskirkja, DC Wreck Plane Site, Amphibian boat ride.  
  • Reykjavik: 1+1 Nights Stay covers City tour, Waterfall, Blue Lagoon etc… 
  • Reykholt : 1 Night stay covers Into the Glacier, Waterfall, Barnafoss
  • Akuryeri: 1 Night cover Diamond Circle, Lake Myvatn & Dettifoss waterfall  
  • East Fjord : 1 night cover Glacier Lagoon , Diamond Beach, Skaftafell  
  • Vatnajokul : 1 night cover DC Wreck Plane Site , Black sand Beach, Balsalt Stone  
  • Hella Area : 2 Night stay covers Golden Circle, Amphibian boat Tour, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Skógafoss Waterfall and Vik area  
  • Enjoy the full Iceland Ring only with Gems

Itinerary

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KEFLAVÍK – REYKJAVÍK( 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. Overnight at Reykjavik.
REYKJAVIK – INTO THE GLACIER – REYKHOLT( DAY 2)
Morning after breakfast, check-out from the hotel and proceed to Reykholt. Enroute visit the beautiful Hraunfossar Waterfalls. 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 - Into the Glacier is offering access to the largest manmade ice tunnel in the world. The ice tunnel and the caves are located high on Iceland‘s second largest glacier, Langjökull. Further drive Reykholt. Arrive, check-in at the hotel and relax. Overnight in Reykholt.
REYKHOLT – HOT SPRING - AKUREYRI( DAY 3)
After breakfast proceed to experience Deildartunguhver hot spring. It is characterized by a very high flow rate for a hot spring and water emerges at 97 °C. It is the highest-flow hot spring in Europe. Further proceed for Whale watching (optional) - incredible experience of humpback whales in the longest and most beautiful glacier fjord in Iceland. Experience the stunning nature and wildlife of Akureyri and Eyjafjord. Overnight at Akureyri.
AKUREYRI – DIAMOND CIRCLE – EAST FJORD ( DAY 4)
After breakfast at the hotel, check-out and proceed to Diamond Circle. The Diamond Circle is a popular tourist route around Húsavík and Lake Mývatn in North Iceland.The four primary stops on the route are The town of Húsavík, Ásbyrgi Canyon, Lake Mývatn and Dettifoss Waterfall, the most powerful waterfall in Europe. Other stops include Vatnajökull National Park, Goðafoss Waterfall, Dark Castles, Eider Falls, The Whispering Cliffs and Laugar. The Diamond Circle covers an area rich in volcanic and geothermal features. The Diamond Circle Society is a nonprofit organization that works to promote and protect the Diamond Circle and surrounding areas in North Iceland. Further proceed to East Fjord. Arrive, check-in at the hotel and relax. Overnight stay at East Fjord.
– EAST FJORD – GLACIER LAGOON – DIAMOND BEACH – SKAFTAFALL – VATNAJÖKUL( DAY 5)
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. Further visit Diamond Beach, 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 drive to Vatnajökul. Arrive, check-in at the hotel and relax. Overnight stay at Vatnajökul.
– VATNAJÖKUL – REYNISFJRA – BLACK SAND BEACH - DC PLANE WRECK –WATERFALL – HELLA AREA( DAY 6)
After breakfast at the hotel, check-out and proceed to Reynisfjra. Visit Black sand beach & Basalt Stone. Reynisfjara is a world-famous blacksand 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.
HELLA AREA – GOLDEN CIRCLE – HELLA AREA( DAY 7)
After breakfast, 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 return to Hella area. Overnight at Hella Area.
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
HELLA AREA – GOLDEN CIRCLE – HELLA AREA( DAY 9)
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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Useful information:
Visa requirement:

  • 4 recent photographs ( 35mm*45 mm white background matt finishing; 80% face focus)
  • Original passport with minimum validity of six months. ( please provide all old passports if any) (Validity of Passport should be 10 year from the date of issue
  • Last three years income tax – Saral form (photocopies) Company & Personal. 
  • Recent 6 months personal bank statements of all the passengers travelling. (photocopies) Company & Personal.
  • 3 Letterheads individual / company.
  • Pan card copy
  • Insurance copy
  • Student id proof
  • Business Proof (Partnership Deed / MOU of Proprietor / MOU of shop & establishment)
  • If salaried person, we need leave letter on company’s letter head and 3 months’ salary slip

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.

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

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