Best of Iceland with Scenic Scandinavia 13 Nights/14 Days

Best of Iceland with Scenic Scandinavia 13 Nights/14 Days

Package Dates

April: 12, 21 May: 12 June: 09 July: 12 August: 11 September: 15

Iceland

Iceland is a Nordic island country located in the North Atlantic Ocean and usually considered part of Europe.

INR 1,85,000/- + 9% GST per person

INR 3,70,000/- 2 People

HIGHLIGHTS
FINLAND
• Helsinki: Guided city tour.
Visit the Lutheran Tempelliauki Church or ‘Rocky Church Helsinki’ and visit Senate Square.
See the famous Sibelius Park.
• Rovaniemi: Orientation tour of Rovaniemi
Visit Arktikum Musem
Visit to Santa Clause Village
Visit to Reindeer Farm
Husky Ride (only in April) / Rauna Zoo (May onwards)
SWEDEN
• Stockholm: Guided city tour.
Visit the Vasa Ship Museum housing the 17th century ship Vasa.
Visit the city hall.
NORWAY
• Oslo: Guided city tour.
Visit the Vigeland Sculpture Park.
Visit the Viking Ship Museum.
Visit the Holmenkollen Ski Jump area.
‘Norway in a Nutshell’ tour: A unique tour from Oslo to Bergen,
• Bergen: Guided city tour.
Enjoy a scenic funicular train ride.
DENMARK
• Copenhagen: Guided city tour.
Visit one of the most famous Danish beer brands – Carlsberg Brewery.
Entrance to Tivoli Gardens
Iceland
• Reykjavik: Guided City Tour of Reykjavik
Golden Circle Tour
Chance to visit Blue Lagoon Tour (Optional)
Chance to visit the langjokull Glacier (Opt

Iceland is a Nordic island country located in the North Atlantic Ocean and usually considered part of Europe. It has a population of 332,529 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe.The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains and glaciers, while many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence still keeps summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a tundra climate.

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INCLUDED AND NOT

  • MealsYES
  • Air fare, Visas and Medical InsuranceYES
  • Medical InsuranceYES
  • Visa RequirementsYES
  • Cost of Basic Travel Quota equivalent to USD 10,000.NO
  • Any increase in the airfare charged by the airline on your air ticket (presently calculated as of 15th September, 2016 rates).NO
  • The tour cost does not include POE charges and passport charges.NO
  • No porterage included. NO
  • Taxes as applicable.NO
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as porterage, laundry expenses, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us, minibar, and telephone calls etc.NO
  • 3 euros per person per day driver tips.NO
  • Meals other than that what is mentioned in your itinerary.NO
  • Cost of excursions, city sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides availed of by the passengers, other than that mentioned in ‘What your tour price includes’.NO
  • Kindly note, the deviation will be actioned only 30 days prior to departure date.NO
  • If you wish to travel in advance i.e., before the published departure date as mentioned in the brochure or like to come back on a later date after the tour ends, there will be an additional charge that will be applicable (subject to availability of seats for the given dates & ticket validity) which will be advised to you by your sales staff / travel agent.NO
  • Surcharges applicable during Peak and Event periods

PACKAGE DETAILS

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Day 01

Welcome to Helsinki.
Today, you embark on a spectacular tour of Scandinavia with Iceland as you board your flight to the Finnish Capital, Helsinki. On arrival into Helsinki you will be greeted by your friendly Thomas Cook Tour Manager or a local representative outside the baggage hall who will transfer you to your hotel. Check-in and relax in the comforts of your hotel. Tonight, Welcome dinner at an Indian restaurant.
Overnight at Hotel Scandic or similar in Helsinki.

Day 2

Fly to Rovaniemi – Hometown of Santa Claus – orientation tour of Rovaniemi – Guided tour of Arktikum Museum.
After Scandinavian breakfast, proceed to airport to take a flight to Rovaniemi known for being the official home town of Santa Clause. On Arrival proceed to the hotel and check in. Today Lunch is on your own. Later we proceed for the orientation tour of Rovaniemi and the guided tour of Arktikum Museum, a museum and science center exploring the Arctic region and the history of Finnish Lapland. Later we have dinner at an Indian restaurant and proceed to the hotel.
Overnight at Santa Claus Hotel or similar in Rovaniemi.

Day 3

Visit the Santa Clause Village – Enjoy a Husky Ride (only in April) or we visit the Rauna zoo (May onwards).
After Scandinavian breakfast, proceed to visit the Santa Clause Village here you have some free time to explore the village on your own. Later we drive to Reindeer farm. Lunch will be provided. Enjoy a Husky Ride (only in April) or we visit the Rauna zoo the northernmost zoo in the world (May onwards). In the evening we have dinner at Indian restaurant and drive to your hotel.
Overnight at Santa Claus Hotel or similar in Rovaniemi.

Day 4

Fly to Helsinki – Guided city tour – Board cruise to Stockholm.
After Scandinavian breakfast, check out and proceed to airport to take a flight to Helsinki. On arrival proceed on a tour of this city with an experienced English-speaking local guide. Enjoy the sights of this beautiful city that range from neoclassical to modern. See the Senate Square, the Lutheran Tempelliauki Church or ‘Rocky church of Helsinki’, which is quarried out of natural bedrock, the marvelous Sibelius Park, the Presidential Palace, Finland Hall, Opera House and many more interesting sights. This afternoon, enjoy an Indian lunch. Later, board the luxurious cruise for a fascinating voyage across the Baltic Sea and through the Swedish archipelago to Stockholm. Tonight, enjoy continental buffet dinner on board the cruise. After dinner, you can dance the night away in the nightclub, linger in the various shops, or enjoy the scenery, as we cruise to Stockholm in style.
Overnight on board Silja / Viking.

Day 5

Guided city tour of Stockholm – visit the famous Vasa Museum.
After Scandinavian breakfast on board the cruise, disembark at the picturesque city of Stockholm often called ‘Beauty on Water’, situated on an archipelago of 14 islands between Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea. Next, proceed for a tour of the Swedish capital accompanied by an experienced local English speaking guide. See the glamorous City Hall – an impressive building, both in terms of architecture and artistic embellishments where every year the Nobel Prize banquette takes place. Also see the Royal Palace and the Cathedral. Next visit the famous Vasa Museum, housing the majestic 17th century royal warship Vasa, which sank on her maiden voyage in 1628 and was salvaged in 1961. Today, Lunch is on your own. Later you have some free time to enjoy this beautiful city on your own. Later we have dinner at Indian restaurant.
Overnight at Hotel Scandic or similar in Stockholm.

Day 6

Drive to Oslo – visit the town of Karlstad.
After Scandinavian breakfast, sit back and relax in your coach, as we drive to Oslo – the Viking capital where fjords and mountains meet. Enroute, visit the town of Karlstad, situated between the cities of Stockholm and Oslo. Lying on the northern shores of Lake Vanern this town which is bisected by the Klaralven River. This afternoon, Indian lunch will be provided. On arrival into Oslo, check in and relax in the comforts of your hotel. Tonight, dinner at an Indian restaurant.
Overnight at Hotel Thon Oslo Fjord or similar in Oslo.

Day 7

Guided city tour of Oslo – visit Vigeland Sculpture Park – visit the Viking Ship Museum-visit the Hollmenkollen Ski Jump area.
After Scandinavian breakfast, proceed for a tour of this marvelous city with an experienced English speaking local guide. Visit the magnificent and unique Vigeland Sculpture Park, the highlight of your city tour. Later, we visit the Viking Ship Museum, where you can see remarkably preserved Viking Ships. This museum offers a wide collection of artefacts from the Viking Period. Norway is often called the ‘Cradle of Skiing’ which you will encounter when you visit the Hollmenkollen Ski Jump area, to admire the dizzying panorama. Enjoy these special sights and many more on your guided tour. This afternoon, enjoy an Indian lunch. Evening is free to explore the city of Oslo on your own. Later have dinner an Indian Restaurant.
Overnight at Hotel Thon Oslo Fjord or similar in Oslo.

Day 8

Travel on one of Norway’s most popular trips ‘Norway in a nutshell’. A combination of spectacular train rides and impressive trips by boat and bus.
Today, after Scandinavian breakfast, check out & get ready to travel on one of Norway’s most popular trips ‘Norway in a nutshell’. A combination of spectacular train rides and
impressive trips by boat and bus. Be spellbound as you travel through some of the most magnificent scenery in Fjord Norway. Today Lunch is provided. You will be first transferred to the station to board your scenic train to Myrdal, where you change to the Flam railway line, a masterpiece of engineering set in wild and wonderful scenery to travel to Flam. Feast your eyes on the ever-changing panorama of huge mountains and thundering waterfalls as the train glides through tunnels and open stretches on its way down to wild Flam valley. Wander around the idyllic countryside, before embarking on an enchanting boat ride through the spectacular fjords. Be amazed with the splendid scenery as the boat takes you from Aurlandsfjord into the Naeroyfjord, one of the narrowest fjords in Europe, surrounded by mighty mountains of up to 1800 meters. On arrival at scenic Gudvangen, board your coach as you travel through the impressive Norwegian landscape to Bergen. Pass charming villages before arriving into Bergen, ‘the Gateway to the Fjords’. Later have dinner at Indian Restaurant.
Overnight at Hotel Scandic / Thon or similar in Bergen.

Day 9

Guided city tour of Bergen – ride on the Funicular train- fly to Copenhagen.
This morning, after Scandinavian breakfast, you will be accompanied by an experienced English-speaking local guide for your city tour of Bergen. Bergen is an international town with small-town charm and atmosphere, surrounded by seven rounded, lush mountains. The Hanseatic wharf Bryggen with its pastel-colour wooden houses, winding cobblestone streets, and Old Bergen are just a few of the many attractions that make Bergen a real place of enchantment. Next, take a fun filled ride on the Funicular train, to the top of the mountain and enjoy the panoramic and uninterrupted views of the city and its surroundings. Here, you will also have a chance to shop at the many exciting outlets. Today Lunch is on your own. Later, this afternoon proceed to the airport to catch your flight for Copenhagen. Arrive at Copenhagen and check–in to the hotel. Later have dinner at an Indian Restaurant.
Overnight at Hotel Scandic or similar in Copenhagen.

Day 10

Guided city tour of Copenhagen – visit Carlsberg Brewery-visit the famous Tivoli Gardens.
After Scandinavian breakfast, proceed with your English-speaking local guide for a tour of Scandinavia’s largest and liveliest metropolis. See the City Hall, the Parliament building, the Amalienborg Palace, which is the home of the royal family, the Stock Exchange, Gefion fountain, Little Mermaid and many other interesting sights. Later we will visit one of the most famous Danish beer brands – Carlsberg Brewery. Here you will learn about the brewing process, see the collection of over 21,000 beer bottles from all over the world. Enjoy Indian Lunch. Later visit the famous Tivoli Gardens. Here you will have an opportunity to enjoy the various rides on your own. Later, Dinner at an Indian restaurant.
Overnight at Hotel Scandic or similar in Copenhagen.

Day 11

Flight to Reykjavik – Guided City Tour of Reykjavik
After continental buffet breakfast proceed to airport for flight to Reykjavik. We shall then proceed to the hotel and check –in. Later proceed on a guided city tour of Reykjavik you will get the highlights of the history and culture of Iceland‘s capital. You will stop at Hallgrímskirkja church, Perlan with its fabulous viewing deck, Höfði house where Reagan and Gorbachev met in 1986 to begin the process of ending the Cold War and Harpa concert hall, an introduction to Iceland`s capital will help you understand its rich culture, history and natural environment. Free time at the harbor. After dinner at an Indian restaurant drive to the hotel.
Overnight in Hotel Grand Reykjavik or similar in Reykjavik.

Day 12

Golden Circle Experience – visit Geysir geothermal – visit Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall – visit Thingvellir National Park.
After continental buffet breakfast proceed on a day long excursion of the Golden Circle Experience, the Golden Circle tour allows you to visit some of Iceland’s most stunning sights, starting with the Geysir geothermal area where the Strokkur geyser shoots a column of water up to 30 meters (98 ft.) into the air every 4-8 minutes in a thrilling display of nature’s forces. The visit continues with Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall, created by the river Hvítá, which tumbles and plunges into a crevice some 32 m (105 ft.) deep. The Golden Circle tour also includes the historical and geological wonder that is Thingvellir National Park, where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart at a rate of a few centimeters per year. Additionally, the tour includes a visit to the idyllic Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation center, where you can learn about the magic behind growing delicious, pesticide-free tomatoes and cucumbers with the aid of the geothermal heat that Iceland has in abundance. After dinner at an Indian restaurant drive back to the hotel.
Overnight in Hotel Grand Reykjavik or similar in Reykjavik.

Day 13

Day is free – OR Langjokull Glacier and Blue Lagoon (Optional)
After continental buffet breakfast day is free OR you can join us on”Into the Glacier Adventure” a truly unique experience. You will get the opportunity of life time to enjoy one of the world’s greatest wilderness; Iceland’s second largest glacier – from the inside! Never before the Langjokull ice tunnels, has anyone been able to see the beautiful blue ice at the heart of an ice cap glacier. You’ll get to drive in a specially modified snow truck on the glacier, explore the glacier environment, enjoy a view out of this world and go into the glacier to experience the glacier’s beauty from the inside en route stop at the Deildartunguhver Thermal Hotsprings and Hraunfossar & Barnafoss Waterfalls OR join us on the Blue Lagoon Spa Experience – Blue Lagoon, a geo thermal spa and located in the lava fields it is one of the 25 wonders of the world, it’s a ultimate way to relax yourself. After dinner at an Indian restaurant drive back to the hotel.
Overnight in Hotel Grand Reykjavik or similar in Reykjavik.

Day 14

Fly back with pleasant memories
After buffet/boxed breakfast, we check out and proceed to the airport for your flight back home. Do spare a few minutes to share your feedback with your Tour Manager. Your valued suggestions will be most appreciated. Arrive home with pleasant memories of your European tour, which we are sure you will treasure for a lifetime.

POINTS TO BE NOTED
• Passengers joining this tour must travel to / from the hub city at their own expense. • The airfare is based on the fare structure existing as on 15th September 2016. Any further increase in the airfare due to an increase in the fuel price, change in Government regulations, taxes, etc., charged by the airline will have to be borne by the passengers. Thomas Cook will not be held responsible for the same. • Indian Lunches and Dinners are pre set and a-la carte is not possible. • Breakfast will be buffet which includes tea, coffee, cereal, juice, bread, butter • Any damages caused to the hotel rooms / Coach during your stay, shall be payable by the passengers. Thomas Cook will not be liable for the same. • The company shall not accept any liability or responsibility for any damages, loss, baggage loss, injury, accident, death, breakdown or irregularity, which may occur in carrying out the tour arrangement, weather conditions, strikes, war, quarantine and any other cause whatsoever and all such loss or expense must be borne by the passengers. Insurance policies must be
carried while on tour. • The management reserves the right to claim any additional expenses incurred due to delay or changes in schedules of train, aeroplane, bus, ship or other services. • Due to private coaches being forbidden inside the cities most of your sightseeing will be done by local buses and by foot. The tour manager and the driver will do their best to get you as close to the monuments as possible. • Due to major international events and trade fairs throughout Europe such as the Olympics games, Air Show, World Athletic Meet, the Motor Show, Ice Skating Championships etc, the hotels may be blocked out more than two years in advance. In view of this, you may have to stay in hotels further away from the cities and the itineraries may have to be altered / amended. • We also reserve the right to substitute a hotel of similar class if it is deemed advisable or necessary. • The Tour Manager reserves the right to amend the itinerary. • We reserve the right to amend, alter, vary or withdraw any particular departure, excursion advertised. • For the convenience of our passengers, we will sometimes amend the itinerary. However all the services will remain the same. • There are no refunds for any services i.e. meals, sightseeing etc. not utilized on your tour. • A local representative or a driver may only be there to assist you during your initial part of the tour. • In case you decide to change the date of your return reservation once confirmed the exact amount payable to the airline will be advised once the same is confirmed. • Taxes as applicable. • Tours operated are subject to RBI/GOI regulations. Part of the tour cost will be paid in EURO out of your BTQ at prevailing rate of exchange. • Please refer to the Booking Form for detailed ‘Terms and Conditions’

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