Departure date: 19 Oct, 2018 (Fri) Coach
Arriving in Keflavik this evening, rest up to begin your tour of Iceland tomorrow!
Singapore – Frankfurt – Keflavik – Reykjavík
Hotel: Konsulate Hotel, Curio Collection By Hilton or similar
Spend your first day exploring the capital of Reykjavík, the largest city in Iceland. Visit some of the sights like Harpa, home of the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra which resembles an iceberg with its gleaming glass façade, and Hallgrímskirkja, a towering cathedral 74 metres in height that overlooks the city. The site of the first Viking settlement on the island, the city’s Historic Midtown and Harbour bustle with activity, while Nordic history and culture is expounded on in museums nearby. Admire the old-style wooden houses, topped with colourful corrugated iron and stroll around the main shopping areas.
Reykjavik – Golden Circle – Reykjavík
Hotel: Hotel Rangá or similar
Start today by going round Iceland’s golden circle! First up is Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site full of rugged nature and beautiful scenery. This massive park where the tectonic plates meet is home to rift walls and lava plains and was the setting for the Viking parliament. Following that is a visit to Geysir, a hot spring area where you can see geysers erupt every few minutes. Each of the steaming spring pools in the area has different characteristics, from mineral blue water to muddy, bubbling ponds, with the occasional bursts of hot water into the air. Next, the ever impressive Gullfoss is a two-tier waterfall set in a deep canyon along the Hvítá river, fed by Iceland’s second biggest glacier, Langjökull. With its stunning views and magnificent spray, it is no wonder that the roaring 32 metre falls is one of Iceland’s most visited sights. Later, take part in a Geothermal Bakery Experience using geothermal energy from the hot springs of Laugarvatn to bake bread. In the afternoon, you will get your chance to enjoy Iceland’s hot springs at Secret Lagoon! Relax in the oldest swimming pool in Iceland as you enjoy the natural surroundings.
This evening, we will try to catch the Northern Lights. A natural phenomenon created when gaseous particles in the atmosphere collide, the Aurora Borealis can only be seen in complete darkness and when the skies are clear. Away from the lights of the city, and weather permitting, we will attempt to catch sight of its wonderous beauty. As the appearance of the lights are subject to weather conditions, our hunt for the northern lights may be changed to another day.
Reykjavík – Hvolsvöllur – Kirkjubæjarklaustur
Hotel: Icelandair Hotel Klaustur or similar
Head along the south coast today and see a few of Iceland’s magnificent waterfalls. Walk behind the curtain of Seljalandsfoss, a waterfall in a beautiful meadow, for a breath-taking view from the other side. Get up close to the spray of the mighty Skógafoss and feel it’s power amid the roar of the water plunging 60 metres down. Continue your journey on to the Black Sand Beach of Reynisfjara, once ranked as one of the top 10 non-tropical beaches in the world. The volcanic beach, created by rapidly cooled lava, is surrounded by spectacular basalt cliffs, columns and caves. The violent, rolling waves that crash on this dark shore make the view all the more dramatic and impressive.
Visiting the LAVA Centre this afternoon, you can learn how Iceland was formed by volcanic eruptions and seismic activity over millions of years ago. The various interactive displays will show how nature’s forces formed the earth as we know it and Iceland’s monitoring systems to combat the natural disasters.
Kirkjubæjarklaustur – Vatnajökull – Höfn
Hotel: Hótel Höfn or similar
Today begins with a hike on one of the biggest glaciers in Europe, Vatnajökull. Hiding mountains, valleys, plateaus, caverns and even active volcanoes under the ice, learn about the secrets of the glacier on your hike and be awed at the wonders of nature. After a good walk, have a relaxing adventure sailing on Jökulsárlón, the “glacier lagoon”. Located on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park, Jökulsárlón is the deepest lake in Iceland and ever increasing in size as the glaciers melt. Sail through a maze of floating icebergs on the blue waters of the lagoon and keep an eye out for possible seal sightings!
Höfn – Stöðvarfjörður – Fáskrúðsfjörður
Hotel: Fosshotel Eastfjords or similar
Admire the stunning scenery and undulating coastline of the East Fjords today. Replete with quaint villages, lighthouses, rugged fjords and coastal roads along steep cliffs, the sweeping views here will take your breath away. Make a stop in the small town of Stöðvarfjörður to admire Petra’s Stone Collection, an assortment of rare stones and minerals collected from surrounding areas over local resident Petra’s lifetime.
Fáskrúðsfjörður – Mývatn
Hotel: Fosshotel Mývatn or similar
Heading north, you will pass by more stunning landscapes, including desert-like regions before arriving at Lake Mývatn, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful parts of Iceland. Created by volcanic activity around 2,300 years ago, the lake remains geothermally active and contains numerous geological formations that are home to a large number of birdlife.
In the evening, have a relaxing soak in the Mývatn Nature Baths. The mystical atmosphere created by clouds of steam rising from the warm bath and from fissures in the earth’s surface will make you feel like you are in another world as you swim in the mineral-rich water.
Mývatn – Akureyri – Reykjavík
Hotel: The Retreat at Blue Lagoon or similar
Exploring Mývatn, see the “dark castles” of Dimmuborgir, strange lava formations spread over a large area, and the pseudo craters of Skútustaðir, created by gas explosions. As you journey towards Akureyri afterwards, make a stop at Goðafoss, the waterfall of the gods” to see one of the most spectacular, and historically significant, falls in Iceland. Spend some free time in Akureyri, the capital of the North and Iceland’s second largest city, before taking a flight back to Reykjavík, where you will head to the Blue Lagoon.
Hotel: The Retreat at Blue Lagoon or similar
Spend today luxuriating at the famous Blue Lagoon, Iceland’s premier geothermal spa known for its bright blue waters. Created by superheated sea water collecting in lava cavities, the mineral-rich water is said to cure skin ailments. Soak in the geothermal pools and rejuvenate yourself, or pamper yourself further with a spa treatment or massage.
Reykjavík – Keflavik – Frankfurt – Singapore
Flight back to Singapore
COACH TOUR (SILVER)
Assemble date: 19 Oct, Fri (SO13020)
Flight schedule: (for suggestion only, not included in tour price)
19Oct LH 779 Singapore - Frankfurt
2340 / 0620
20Oct LH 856 Frankfurt - Keflavik
1140 / 1320
28Oct LH 857 Keflavik - Frankfurt
1445 / 1925
28Oct LH 778 Frankfurt - Singapore
2155 / 1710
Tour price per person (in SGD)
Group size: 15-19 pax
Adult twin/triple share $14,480; Adult single $15,380
Group size: 20 pax & above
Adult twin/triple share $13,480; Adult single $14,380
Tour price includes:
Hotel accommodation as stipulated in itinerary
Tours and Meals as stipulated in itinerary
Comprehensive travel insurance
Tour price excludes:
Air ticket (Lufthansa Airlines)
Airport taxes & fuel charges (Estimated, subject to change)
Visa application fee (if any)
Gratuities to guide & driver
Airfare Adult $900
Airport Taxes Adult $800
The prices are subject to change upon fluctuations of currency exchange rates.
Minimum group size to confirm tour is 10 adults.
Please refer to booking form for further terms and conditions.