The Iceland Cruise Journey In The Land Of Ice & Fire | Akureyri to Reykjavik 2017
Saturday departure – 8 day cruises from Akureyri to Reykjavik 2017
Discover a fascinating country with amazing rugged landscapes, old legacies of the Vikings and the Norse. Visit Iceland in the summer months, the perfect season to sight humpback whales, orcas, and dolphins. Discover Heimaey Island, the Pompei of the North. The Myvatn Lake, the Namarskard a striking geothermal field, and the Godafoss Waterfall. The quaint fishing valley of Husavik, Siglufjordur or fishing town close to the Arctic Circle. Isasfjordur, and nearby Arnardalur Valley.
Day 1: Arrive meet and greet by our representative, transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: Transfer from the hotel to board the ship M/S CALLISTO and depart from Akureyri which is a small city in northern Iceland.
Day 3: Proceed on to Akureyri. It is Iceland’s second largest urban area and fourth largest municipality. Nicknamed the Capital of North Iceland. Akureyri is an important port and fishing centre.Akureyri nestles at the head of Iceland’s longest fjord, at the base of snowcapped peaks. In summer, flowerboxes, trees and well-tended gardens belie the location, lively winter festivals and some of Iceland’s best skiing provide plenty of low-season appeal.
Day 4: Explore Husavik, Iceland’s whale-watching capital, has become a firm favourite on traveler’s itineraries-and with its colourful houses, unique museums and stunning snowcapped peaks across the bay, it is easily the northeast’s prettiest fishing town.
Day 5: Travel to Isafjordur Iceland, located in the northwestern extreme of the European continent. It is by no means possible to argue that this Icelandic destination is situated along the touristic highroad. Those who choose to travel here are richly rewarded, though. The fjord-rich Vestfirdir (Westfjords) peninsula, where Isafjordur is located, is an Eldorado not only for those who enjoy the great outdoors, but also for “culture vultures”-and fans of swamy soccer.
Day 6: Explore Bildudalur – Isafjordur, Iceland. Bildudalur is nested by the fjord Arnarfjordur, a location which is not only beautiful but also responsible for Bildudalur’s reputation as the “good weather-capital of the Westfjords’. The main industries in this picturesque village are sea mineral processing and fish farming, while tourism has also been increasing. Music and culture have thrived there for decades. The villages host an annual folk music festival and do not forget to visit Melodies of the Past. An exhibition of Icelandic music memorabilia.
Day 7: Proceed from Heimaey Westmann Islands to Borgarnes, Iceland. Borgarnes lies in the middle of West Iceland about 75 km from Reykjavik City Centre. In Borgarnes you can create an unforgettable holiday: breakfast and a beautiful view at Geirabakari, relaxing in the Skallagrimsgardur public Park, visiting the bird and photography exhibition at the Borgarfjordur Museum, hiking in Einkunnir County Park or climbing the Harnarfjall Mountain. Shopping in the local stores, take a dive at the Borgarnes Swimming Pool; eat delicious meals made from local products in the restaurants.
Day 8: Proceed to Heimaey Westmann Islands, Iceland. Heimaey, Icelandic for ‘Home Island’, is the largest and most populated of the Westman Islands, a group of 15-18 islands and 30 skerries sand rock pillars. The Westman Islands are located in the Vestmannaeyhar Archipelago off the south coast of Iceland, and were formed by volcanic eruptions long fissure lying southwest-to-northeast. Most of the islands have steep sea cliffs, and are well vegetated. The main industry in Heimaey is fishing with tourism increasing rapidly in recent years. Heimaey’s spectacular natural beauty makes it a popular tourist destination for active, outdoor and nature enthusiasts alike.
Day 9 & Day 10: Reykjavik, Iceland. The capital of Iceland, Reykjavik or ‘Steamy Cove’ named after its geothermal location, is a vibrant city with a lively culture and fun filled nightlife, not to mention the oldest Parliament-the Althing-in the world. Reykjavik boasts panoramic views of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides. In the summer, you can sit by the harbour at midnight and watch the sun dip slightly below the horizon before it makes its way up again. The city is unique for its numerous wells that allow all the city’s residents to enjoy inexpensive central heating and a smoke-free city. After enjoying the above places & islands disembark at Reykjavik, Iceland and from there on transfer to the hotel, leisure for shopping and overnight at the hotel. Next day check out and proceed to the airport for the final destination.
The category cabins offer all have marble-appointed en suite bathrooms with showers. Cabins have individually controlled A/C and fitted with TV, telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, public address system and safe boxes.
- Cruise Departure from Akureyri To Reykjavik dates are:- June 2017 17 July 1,15,29 August 12,26 & Sept 9.
- The Cruise Cost Per Person Starting from: - Euros 2277 + 260 (Including Port Taxes).
- The Airfare fare (approximate) per person: - Rs: 66500 /- Bangalore – Paris – Reykjavik- Paris – Bangalore on Air France Airlines.
- The Visa Charges Rs. 7000/- per person.
- The Hotel Accommodation per person on room per night (Std Double Room – Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina Iceland) approximately Rs:11900/-
Note: The above airfare and hotels are subject to availabilities.
- Submitted On : 08 Sep 2016