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Highlights

  • Soak In The Glory Of The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) Almost Every Night From Ivalo – Inari, Rovaniemi, Tromso, Kiruna…Places Above The Arctic Circle (Depends On Weather & Situation)
  • Entries To The Amazing Aurora Visitor Centre & Volcano Centre
  • Explore The Amazing Golden Triangle : “Thingvellir National Park” With Geological Wonders, Natural “Geyser” Of Iceland & The Gigantic “Gullfoss” Waterfall
  • Reynisfjara Black Beach Off The Atlantic Ocean At The South Most Tip Of Iceland – Vik
  • Spectacular Europe’s Largest Ice Cap Glacier Lagoon Jökulsarlon With Icebergs
  • A Lifetime Journey By Double Decker Santa Claus Scenic Train To Rovaniemi
  • A Dream Destination – Tromso Island For 2 Awesome Nights, Situated At 70 Digree… Above The Arctic Circle With Spectacular 360 Digree Scenic Texture
  • Explore The One & Only Santa Village – The Home Of Santa Claus In Rovaniemi
  • A Heavenly Journey From Rovaniemi To Kiruna & Then To Kiruna To Tromso
  • Explore Untammed Scenic Paradises…Beyond Arctic: Ivalo, Tromso, Kiruna, Narvik
  • Explore The Scandic City-Hub With Guide In: Helsinki
  • Good & Comfortable Heated Accommodation In All The Places
  • Our Experienced, Caring & Pleasant Tour Leader Throughout The Tour From India
  • Overseas Medical Insurance Premium Till 69 Years Old Aged Traveller Of U$ 50,000 Value
  • Get Extra Inclusion: A Night Stay At The Glass – Top Igloo…Off Arctic Circle

Itinerary

HIGHLIGHTS: Delhi to Keflavik – Reykjavik

Welcome to the world of avianaholidays – the leisure unit of IATA accredited Aviana Travels Pvt Ltd, approaching “27th Year of Service Excellence” in the space of Travel & Tourism industry. Our experienced and pleasant Tour-Director, who will be with you throughout, will meet & greet you at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport 3 hours before journey. She / He will assist you with immigration & custom formalities before boarding flight scheduled to leave Delhi for Keflavik. You will be connected the onward flight at Helsinki which will arrive the international airport of Keflavik at around 6 pm. Your luggage will need to be tagged directly to Keflavik from Delhi itself.

Welcome to the World of Ice & Fire – Iceland. After you finish all the formalities, we drive to the hotel for Dinner at the restaurant followed by check in hotel. If luck favours, you can see the magical Northern Lights on the very first night from your hotel vicinity. Stay in the hotel which is close to the Reykjavik area.

[MEAL ON BOARD, DINNER]

HIGHLIGHTS: Golden Triangle on Arctic: Thingvellir National Park – Geysir – Gullfoss

This morning after breakfast, check out from hotel and we will drive to Thingvellir National Park where the ancient parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland’s largest lake. After a walking tour, continue through the farmlands to the thermal area of the great Geyser Strokkur spouting hot springs.

Then we visit Gullfoss, known as the ‘’Golden Waterfall’’ and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland. The water plummets down 32 meters in two stages into a rugged canyon which walls reach up to 70 meters in height. On a sunny day shimmering rainbow can be seen over the falls. Later drive to the hotel for check-in and enjoy Dinner at the hotel restaurant. We will make an attempt to explore the Northern Lights tonight, followed by overnight stay in the hotel at Hvolsvollur or Hella area.

[BREAKFAST, DINNER]

HIGHLIGHTS: Reynisfjara Black Beach by Atlantic Ocean – Vik Jökulsarlon Glacial

Lagoon besides the Atlantic Ocean – Diamond Beach

After enjoying a hot breakfast, you will have a spectacular driving along the south shore of Atlantic. We will make a stop at the spectacular waterfall Skogafoss. Only a few kilometers away from the south shores of Iceland, lays the village of Skógar along the Southern Ring Road. It is a popular center surrounded by unusual scenic beauty. The breath-taking view of Skogáfoss waterfall and scenic surroundings and the snow-capped heights of two towering glaciers are Skógar’s major attractions.

Onwards we will take you to Reynisfjara beach…which is called the Black Beach…viewing the extraordinary rock formations and thundering waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Afterwards, we will have a stop at Vik, the most southern tip of Iceland. The village of Vík in full is the southernmost village in Iceland, located on the main ring road around the island, around 180 km (110 mi) by road southeast of Reykjavík.

Continue travelling towards the east, Jökulsarlon Glacial Lagoon where you can enjoy a breathtaking sight of floating icebergs on the fantastic 180m deep glacial lagoon. This area is called one of Iceland’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty dominated by the Glacier Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest Ice Cap.

After enjoying this lifetime experience, we return to the hotel in Klaustur to have a hot dinner at the designated restaurant. This will be followed by another adventurous Northern Lights hunt on foot. Stay overnight in the hotel at Hvolsvollur / Klastur / Hella area.

[BREAKFAST, DINNER]

HIGHLIGHTS: Aurora Centre – Volcano House

After a relaxed breakfast and check out, we will have a long scenic avenue with a spectacular view throughout, till reaches at Reykjavik – the Capital of Iceland. Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland. It has the latitude of 64°08′ N, making it the world’s northernmost capital of a sovereign state, and is a popular tourist destination. It is located in southwestern Iceland, on the southern shore of Faxa Bay. With a population of around 123300 it is the heart of Iceland’s cultural, economic and governmental activity.

Reykjavik is called the cleanest, greenest and the safest city in the world.

Visit the fascinating Aurora educational and recreational center – the Northern Lights Centre, to gather exciting and informative facts on the Northern lights.

The Aurora Centre is divided into sections:

1) History of the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis
2) Interactive Displays
3) Legends & Stories from around the World
4) Introduction to Northern Lights Photography

After such an astonishing experience, we will visit to the Volcano House.

Come and learn about the captivating nature of Iceland’s mighty volcanoes and the country’s unique geological structure. Those fascinated by the powers underneath the Earth’s crust, should not let this show pass them by.
The exhibition features a highly regarded mineral collection and a display area of the most iconic eruptions in recent history, creating a setting which is equally aesthetic as it is informative.

The star attraction is our exclusive volcano show where Icelandic landscape, powerful stories and impressive cinematography come together. Learn how the locals battle the elements and witness riveting images that allow you to travel back in time and witness the destruction caused by these natural phenomena.

The show features two films about the country’s most famous eruptions, the Eyjafjallajökull 2010 and the West man Islands 1973 eruptions.

Later drive to Keflavik International Airport to board the flight for Helsinki. Have dinner on board. A late-night check-in at the hotel in Helsinki for overnight stay.

[BREAKFAST, DINNER ON BOARD]

HIGHLIGHTS: Unforgettable Double Decker Train Journey thru the Arctic Wilderness

A Lifetime Journey to the Wilderness of Arctic Land

Upon arrival at the Helsinki airport, you will be transferred by coach to the designated hotel in Helsinki at around 01.30 am very early in the morning. You need go bed till you are been woken up at 7.30 am.

This morning, after a relaxed breakfast you need to check-out at around 11 am. Get to know Helsinki with English speaking Guide who will show you the city’s hidden gems and also help you experience this popular destination like a real local.

See the main monuments & cultural landmarks of the Finnish Capital – Helsinki on foot and with an orientation coach tour. See the sights such as Olympic Stadium where the 1952 Summer Olympics held.

See the monument to the composer Jean Sibelius and explore the promenade of Esplanade Park. Go to Old Market Hall, and admire the largest Orthodox Church in Western Europe at the Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral.
After finishing the tour, it will be your leisure time…shops around on your own…till we will take you to the station to board train.

Later you will be transferred to the Helsinki Train Station to board train (called as Santa Claus Express) …which is one of the most modern scenic Trains in the world, overnight, for a dream journey to Rovaniemi…. scheduled
to leave in the evening.

[BREAKFAST, DINNER]

HIGHLIGHTS: Northern lights hunt from GLASS-TOPPED IGLOO…en route spectacular Inari Lake

Enjoy breakfast on board on time. At around 11 in the morning we reach the station of Rovaniemi. A memorable train journey to be remembered.

Upon arrival at Rovaniemi Train Station…YES at 66.33 degree on Arctic Circle, we will drive you to a mesmerizing drive for 5+ hours to Ivalo. The scenic avenue leads to some unique spectacular views…both sides of the road…to reach Inari Lake. You can explore Lake Inari’s beauty from one corner to other on foot.

WELCOME TO INARI, CENTRE FOR SÁMI CULTURE & ARCTIC NATURE !

Inari offers unforgettable experiences in nature combined with a firsthand introduction to Sámi culture and traditions. Experience Lake Inari with a chance of Aurora and Lapland’s changing seasons with us.

On the edge of the wild and beautiful Lake Inari sits the small and lively village of Inari. Inari village is home to the Finnish Sámi Parliament, who is based out of Sajos, a striking building which also doubles up as the Sámi cultural center. For an insight into the history and culture of the Sámi people, the Sámi museum, Siida, is a great place to get started. It doubles up as the visitor center for the region. There are many enchanting places to visit in the natural environment surrounding the village, including Pielpajärvi Wilderness Church.

Ivalo is a village on the Ivalo River in Lapland, in northern Finland. To the southeast, Urho Kekkonen National Park is home to pine forests and reindeer. It has trails and seasonal views of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). Overlooking the park is the ear-shaped mountain Korvatunturi, which is also the folkloric home of Santa Claus.

Check in the hotel followed by dinner in restaurant. After dinner, we will make an attempt to explore the Northern Lights tonight, on foot within the boundary OR stay in your Aurora Cabin which is Glass Topped – A Unique Exposition of its kind.

“Millions of stars illuminate the night sky…if you get a favorable weather. No noise. No

traffic…only the wilderness and the Magic Sky by Night. This is Aurora Cabin – Glass Topped Igloo.…Hundreds of kilometers above the Arctic Circle, in Finnish Lapland…Right on the Aurora Zone.

[BREAKFAST, DINNER]

HIGHLIGHTS: Unforgettable Santa Claus Park: Hometown of Santa on Arctic Delight

If you are looking to discover the magic of Lapland, Rovaniemi is the place to explore. It is, after all, Santa Claus’ hometown. We will take you to visit at Santa Park…and will try to meet Santa Claus, or if peace and tranquility is more what you’re after, stroll on to the wilderness and just breathe in some fresh Arctic air.

Rovaniemi is a city and municipality of Finland. It is the administrative capital and commercial center of Finland’s northernmost province, Lapland. It is situated about 6 kilometers south of the Arctic Circle and is between the hills of Ounasvaara and Korkalovaara, at the confluence of the river Kemijoki and its tributary, the Ounasjoki.

There are many reasons to love Rovaniemi – spellbinding nature and phenomena, Lappish traditions and culture. We will visit this Santa Village. You will find themes and topics to inspire and prepare you for an unforgettable travel experience while we spend few hours over there.

After spending such few thrilled hours at the Santa Park, you will be transferred to the hotel for overnight stay. After dinner in a restaurant, we will take a chance on foot to hunt the Northern Lights…. away from the light pollution. Or you can explore on your own way.

[BREAKFAST, DINNER]

HIGHLIGHTS: A Memorable Unbelievable Scenic Tour through the Finnish & Swedish border

After finishing the breakfast, it’s time to check out and proceed for Swedish Paradise – Kiruna. The coach will drive through the continuous-picturesque beauties of the Arctic Circle. We will cross the border to Sweden and will have some photo stops in between to capture the landscapes in one’s memory.

We will have few spectacular photo-stops through the mesmerized landscapes. Upon arrival in Kiruna, check in to the hotel and the day is free. The surrounding area of Kiruna boasts awesome landscapes, ranging from mountains and crystal-clear lakes to ancient boreal forests and streaming rivers. Taiga is also known as the Boreal Forests as well as the world’s largest terrestrial biome.

After dinner, we will walk down or will drive down (as per European Driving Law) to some exclusive place to haunt for the magical Northern Lights. Come back to your designated hotel for overnight stay…yes beyond the Arctic Circle. Just Unbelievable!!

[BREAKFAST, DINNER]

HIGHLIGHTS: Chance of Aurora on Torne River – A Lifetime Experience

After a relaxing breakfast, the day is free till afternoon. We will try to arrange any optional tours, per your choice…out of many choices. In the morning after having a relaxed breakfast, we will have a scenic Walking Tour of Kiruna, to see the Wooden Church in the shape of a Sami gothic, a tent cot and designed by architect Gustav Wickman. The church was completed in 1912 and donated by the LKAB Mining Company to the people of Kiruna. The altar painting is by Prince Eugene, and other artists involved in the decoration of the church. In 2001, the church was voted Sweden’s most beautiful building.

We will then cover the City Hall and neighbor surroundings on foot itself. Come back to hotel for a relax time at the hotel or stroll down in this small city beyond the Arctic Circle with its uncanny beauties…a place to be remembered throughout your life.

In the evening, you will be transferred to Torne River Valley in the late afternoon to explore an unforgettable experience of a Lifetime – A magical night with reindeer, silence and stories about the Northern lights – a well-known phenomenal in the Sami Mythology.

Safari Jeeps will pick you up from the designated place where the coach leaves us…to a small Sami village…Kurruvaara Camp… half an hour away from Kiruna on the road to Norway. You must enjoy the silence and darkness, far away from the city lights, hoping to spot the mysterious Aurora borealis. It has to be dark and relatively clear – and you also need some good luck!

During this tour you will hear many stories with regard to Sami mythology and history. In addition, you may also get a chance to encounter some reindeer in a corral and feed them with your own hands. They guide will serve you a warming soup with moose meat and bread…though a proper dinner will be served apart from this.
“you will enjoy the silence and the darkness of kurruvaara…on the bank of

torne, away from the city lights, hoping to spot the mysterious Aurora borealis.

We will come back after such an astonishing night under the sky of Kiruna. Stay overnight in the Swedish-Lappish city of Kiruna.

[BREAKFAST, DINNER BESIDE TORNE RIVER]

HIGHLIGHTS: A Memorable Unbelievable Scenic Drive through Narvik along with the Boreal

Forests, River, Lakes, Fjords & Abisko. Hunt to the Wilderness of the Northern Lights on foot

In the morning, after having a relaxed breakfast we’ll check out the hotel…as we will head through the mesmerizing journey to Tromso enroute Abisko and Narvik. The National Scenic Route through virgin beauty runs through some of the country’s most dramatic landscapes, and is exceptionally beautiful…beyond one’s imagination.

Upon arrival at Narvik, proceed for a short Tour of Narvik. The location of Narvik is perfect – It is located on the shores of the Ofotfjorden. The municipality is part of the traditional district of Ofoten inside the Arctic Circle. The town of Narvik is surrounded by astonishing mountains and fjords.

In this modern city in the Arctic, nature and culture go hand in hand. Tromsø has many activities on offer, from an aquarium to several quality museums. The city is also a popular place to observe the majestic phenomenon of the northern light.

Tromsø is located 350 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle and is the largest city in Northern Norway. From October-end to March many people come to Tromsø to see the northern lights.

You will be later drove down through the amazing scenic avenue to Tromso Island. After check in to the hotel, have dinner followed by aurora hunt on foot…avoiding the light pollution.

[BREAKFAST, DINNER]

HIGHLIGHTS: A Memorable Guided Tour of Tromso Island

Today after a relaxed breakfast, we proceed for the guided comfortable walking tour along the pier. We visit the unique Polarmuseet where your guide will use one hour to introduce you to the fascinating world of Roald Amundsen, Fridtjof Nansen, Wanny Volstad, and Henry Rudi. After a short break, the tour continues along Storgata (the pedestrian street), the Market Place, the Cathedral, and the Mack Brewery.

Included: Unveil Tromsø by Cable Car… from the Top of Mountain !!

The Cable Car runs from Solliveien in Tromsdalen up to the mountain ledge Storsteinen (421 m above sea level). The two gondolas, known as Seal and Polar bear, each have a capacity of 28 passengers approx. From the viewing platform at the upper station, you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Tromsø and the surrounding islands, mountains and fjords. Enjoy dinner and spend your last night in spectacular small town beyond Arctic Circle at 69.65° N.

[BREAKFAST, DINNER]

HIGHLIGHTS: Flight to Helsinki & Onward connection

As soon as you finish your breakfast, we will be headed to the airport in Tromso to board flight to Helsinki, the Finnish Capital. On arrival in Helsinki at around 2.30 pm, you need to wait for your onward connection to Delhi…scheduled to leave at around 8 pm. Have dinner on board.

[BREAKFAST, MEAL ON BOARD]

HIGHLIGHTS: Home Sweet Home

Arrive in Delhi at around 7 am in the morning. You need to clear the immigration procedure and then take back your luggage.

Bid good bye to all your friends, met during the tour and also the Tour Coordinator of Aviana Holidays. Tour Ends here.

[MEAL ON BOARD]

Inclusion/Exclusion

Your trip includes

  • A Lifetime chance to Experience – Magical Aurora Borealis with Glittering Stars while staying in Glass-Topped Igloo
  • Return Economy Class Air Fare (Ex Delhi or Kolkata…depending on your choice & Price as mentioned in the Package Price)
  • Tourist Visa Expenses per Schengen Guideline
  • Overseas Medical Insurance Premium Till 69 Years Aged Traveler. The Policy-Value is for U$ 50,000 per person
  • Aurora Hunting mainly on foot at Ivalo – Inari, Tromso & Kiruna…places above the Arctic Circle (depending on the weather conditions)
  • Visit to have A Lifetime Experience at Kurravaara Sami Camp, besides the almost frozen Torne River
  • City Tour of Reykjavik – The Capital of Iceland With Aurora Visitor Centre & Volcano Centre
  • Explore The Amazing Golden Triangle: “Thingvellir National Park”, Geological Wonder of Natural “Geyser” & The Gigantic “Gullfoss” Waterfall
  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach off the Atlantic Ocean close to the Southern-most tip Of Iceland – Vik
  • Spectacular Europe’s Largest Ice Cap Glacier Lagoon Jökulsarlon with Icebergs
  • A Lifetime Journey by Double Decker Santa Claus Scenic Train to Rovaniemi, to reach beyond Arctic Circle
  • Experience & Explore The One & Only Santa Village – The Home Of Santa Claus In Rovaniemi
  • An Unforgettable Heavenly Journey from Rovaniemi to Kiruna and to Tromso within the Arctic circuit
  • Explore the Scandic City-Hub: Helsinki
  • Good & Comfortable Accommodation in All The Places
  • Our Experienced, Caring & Pleasant Tour Leader throughout the tour from India

Your trip excludes

  • B.T.Q. Granted by the Reserve Bank of India
  • Expenses and services of personal nature – telephone calls, drinking and/or mineral water, any meals not forming a part of the group itinerary menu, room services orders, mini bar & beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), snacks or refreshments or any other usage, laundry, personal entertainment expenses except for mentioned itinerary items, tips and porter charges, conveyance expenses, entrance charges except for mentioned itinerary items, any other incidental or medical expenses etc.
  • Optional excursions expenses as well as expenses for any service apart from those mentioned in the itinerary, porterage charges at airports & ports, hotels, trains, stations etc.
  • Any services not mentioned in the ‘TOUR PRICE INCLUDES’.
  • GST of 5% on the total tour cost (as of 15th January’2020) including the optional tour, if any.

Note

Departure: 30th October 2020 From Delhi By Finnair

IMPORTANT: Though the chance of seeing the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) is maximum from October to early April – Still it is a Natural Phenomenon and also depends on the weather; the sightings cannot be guaranteed. Almost on every night, if weather permits, we will try for Aurora hunt mainly on foot.

1) The Package Price is applicable if the group consists of min 35 Adults at the time of final boarding.

2) The optional tour costs, if any, are applicable if the minimum confirmed booking is of 20 Adults.

1) Tour Itinerary as well as the Package Price is subject to change if there is any increase or decrease of cost per Airline, IATA rule, Visa & Rate of Exchange (ROE) at the time of final payment & departure of the tour. The package cost which includes all the services (as mentioned in the itinerary etc.) has been framed on 15th January’2020.

2) The Tour Itinerary is subject to change if any unforeseen and/or unavoidable circumstances occur before and/or during the tour period. Any refund / charges of such event will be the sole discretion of the Operator – Aviana Travels Pvt Ltd. (see the Terms & Conditions in the Registration Form/s)

3) Any flight / Cruise / Train tickets are Non-Refundable by whatsoever situation arises before or during the tour.

4) Payment equivalent to Foreign Currency Component (mentioned) has to be paid in Indian Currency with local cheque/at par cheque only, favoring Aviana Travels Pvt. Ltd, as per Forex (foreign exchange) Card Board Rate based on the rate of the day of Final Payment as schedule by Aviana Holidays. Indian Currency part can be paid in A/C Payee (for local), A/C Payee at Par (for outstation), Demand Draft or by Cash per RBI / IT guidelines.

5) The Child’s age needs to be calculated based on the inclusive day of her/his Return date of travel

1) Valid passport must not be older than 10 years also it must be valid for at least THREE MONTHS longer than the intended stay. The passport must also have at least TWO BLANK PAGES to affix the visa and should be along with all old passport booklets. Handwritten passports, Passports with observation and passports of 20-year validity are NOT acceptable.

2) Photocopy of Passport Biodata, last page and all used page.

3) 2 Recent Colored Photograph (Fresh ones i.e. NOT used earlier for any visa) should be: –

– 35mm x 45mm in dimension
– With White background
– With 80% face coverage, non-smiling [without glasses, a hat/cap or other head covering, unless the applicant wears such items because of their religious belief or ethnic background and not previously used in a visa

4) Covering letter (addressed to The Embassy of Finland) with mentioning duration of visit, purpose of visit, expenses clause. Details of all Applicants with name, passport number, If Applicable.

5) Mobile No. and Email ID are mandatory

6) Tour itinerary /Day to day Itinerary

7) Return Confirmed ticket, covering all the sectors (Itinerary)

8) Confirmed Hotel as per the ticket (with hotel Name, Address, Telephone no and Email. Id)

9) Travel Insurance as per Schengen specification, matching with ticket dates with risk coverage of Euro 30,000.

10) Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable).

11) Original Bank statement for last 6 months.

12) Income Tax Return for Last 3 years or Certificate of Income Tax deducted at the source of salary.

13) OCCUPATION PROOF –

– In case of Employee – Contract of employment, Leave approval letter or NOC and Pay slip of last 3 months.

In case applicant is the proprietor / owner of the company – Cover letter on company`s letter head, company`s Original 3 month`s bank statement (with bank seal and signature), proof of paid income tax (for 3 years), company memo, partnership deal, establishment license or proprietorship etc. are required.

For student– leave letter issued from School and ID is required.

If the applicant is sponsored – proof of sponsorship, Passport copy, Bank Statement 6 months, ITR etc.

If the applicant is retired- Proof of retirement, pension statements for the last three months.

Doctor Registration Certificate for Doctor / Bar Council Certificate for Lawyer.

14) If applicant is travelling for honeymoon then Marriage certificate or Marriage Card and Engagement /Marriage Photograph (Fresh ones i.e. NOT used earlier for any visa) are required.

15) If minor is accompanied by one parent/travelling alone shall provide a NOTARIZED NOC from other/both parents with their passport copy.

16) BIOMETRIC MANDATORY for all Applicants.

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