Greenland cannot be expressed in words. Iceland is much more earthly but our itinerary makes sure you get to experience a more remote Iceland of the West and the North. We could indeed have done this without Greenland, but then going so close to feeling heaven and not feeling it is not what we want to be a part of.
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Borgarnes (1n) | Laugarbakki (1n) | Akureyri (2n) | Reykjavik (2n)
Step 1 - Advance of INR 50000 + ISK 500 + 5% GST + 5% TCS together with a copy of your passport and Pan Card, at the time of booking.
Under any other circumstances other than government or flight restrictions, the following charges will be considered as a cancellation fee.
We will be transiting in Amsterdam which will include clearing immigration and re-checking for the flight to Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. On our arrival in Iceland, we will be met by our driver and will proceed to the hotel. Our night stay will be in Borgarnes, a charming town located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjord with a population of just 1,700 people.
Our day starts early as we drive on the scenic coast of West Iceland on Road 54. Our first stop this morning is going to be the town of Arnarstapi where you will get a firsthand experience of watching the Lava Formations and in them the Arctic Tern colony of birds. The highlight of the day comes up during lunch when we visit the Bay on which Stykkiholmur is located. The view of the innumerable islands from the bay is very scenic and the old houses in the town are charming. After some free time for lunch, we will proceed to our night stay in Laugerbakki, a small village, as we move from west Iceland to North Iceland.
The first stop on our scenic drive this morning is the amazing Vatnsnes Peninsula. Later observe the great views of Strandir across the sea from a black lava beach. The troll-like Hvitserkur rock formation and the fortress of Borgarvirki are also sights to marvel at. Blonduoss means the mouth of the river Blanda. It is an ideal place to enjoy a quiet lunch after which we will drive up north to the peninsula of Siglufjordur. This drive gets as remote as it can in Iceland and on a clear day, you can find icebergs, which have come floating all the way from East Greenland. We will arrive in Akureyri for dinner. Akureyri is the second biggest city in Iceland and the capital of the North of Iceland. Our hotel here has facilities which are in sharing.
Today is the day of waterfalls, lakes and nature baths. The town of Akureyri is very charming and on a fjord. We will start our morning leisurely with a drive on highway 1 which is also called the ring road. Our first stop is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland, Godafoss. Later we will drive on a gravel road to reach the beautiful Lake Myvatn, which is a volcanic lake created by a large basaltic lava eruption 2300 years ago. The Detifoss waterfall is reputed to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe and you will see why. Lunch will be enjoyed at the thermal baths of Lake Myvatn Geothermal Area where the water is at a temperature of 40 - 45 deg centigrade. Make sure to carry the costume and towels. After a relaxing dip in the thermal waters, we will return to Akureyri to spend some time in the city centre.
This morning we will board our flight to Reykjavik and on arrival enjoy the Golden Circle Tour. One of the most popular tours in Iceland has a mix of all its varied attractions. We will start with the Geyser Geothermal Area where the Strokkur geyser shoots a column of water up to 100 ft high every 5 - 10 minutes. The visit continues with the Gullfoss (Golden) Waterfall, which tumbles into a crevice 105 ft deep. We will also visit the Kerio Crater with its unique coloured Crater Lake. After lunch, we will continue our drive back to Reykjavik. Tonight we will pack our small bags for two following nights in Greenland.
We will board the Air Iceland flight from Reykjavik airport today to fly to Greenland. Illulisat at a latitude of 69.2 deg North is north of the Arctic circle and the sun today won't set. On arrival, we will be taken to our accommodation, which neighbours the Ilulissat ice fjord. The name of the town means - a town with 1000 floating icebergs. The people who live here are called Inuits and bear resemblance to their cousins in North Canada and Alaska. Later we proceed for city walk and in the evening be welcomed in a Greenlandic home. A local invites for coffee, tea, cake and a chat about life in a modern Greenlandic town. You are also welcome to join locals for a dog-feeding experience.
After breakfast, we will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Icefjord and walk on the wooden pathway laid out at the preserved glacier site to get a complete feel of a massive Glacier. We will return to Ilulissat in the evening and spend the last night enjoying midnight sun boat tour amongst the floating icebergs for a magical experience of this land of Greenland. The idea of coming to Greenland is to experience the Antarctica of the North with just one difference - Greenland has pockets of cultural communities.
We will fly back to Reykjavik by around midday. You will need to carry snacks on the flight back which takes around 3-4 hours as it stops for refuelling in between. On our arrival at the city centre airport, we will enjoy a 3-hour city tour and proceed to check in to our hotel.
After a leisurely breakfast, we will drive to the Keflavik International Airport from where we will board the flight to Amsterdam. We will check in to a hotel close to the airport for our night stay.
We will board the KLM Airways flight back to Mumbai today.
There are direct flights from Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, to Ilulissat in Greenland and a town which is not reachable from anywhere in EU. We experience the Ice and snow in Greenland as it is much more raw than in Iceland.
To the town of Ilulissat, only 50 people can fly per day. This makes the hotels and other services in this town very exclusively available and therefore expensive. The flight to and from Ilulissat is Eighty Thousand and more.
June - August is the best time to go here as the waterfalls of Iceland are free-flowing and the glacier arms of Greenland break up into icebergs and are seen floating in front of your hotel in Ilulissat.
This tour needs some amount of physical fitness. A daily walk of 1 - 2 km is expected. Most of the times however the walk is on an uneven path in beautiful locations.
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