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TJD Iceland Series April 2020

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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An Icelandic Adventure

An experience of a lifetime where we explore with Hidden Iceland the south of Icelandic landscapes south and hike on the glacier to the west. The 7 day packed plan is for the adventurous souls who crave nature and  volcanoes! We even added a culinary walk in the city and some hopes to hunt for the northern lights!

Travel with TJD to ICELAND

Exploring The Remote Destinations 

Thursday, April  2nd – Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Curated by Michelle Karam

with  Dennis Stever 

6 Nights – 7 Days in Iceland 

558,775 ISK Per Person 

* Bookings are on first come first served basis 

* Payments are made in installment plans option  

What it Includes

Accommodation in Reykjavik ,Reykjavik Food Walk, 3 Course Welcome dinner in Reykjavik, South Coast tour with pick ups from hotel, Whale Safari Watching Tour, South Iceland Guesthouses accommodation with breakfast, Glacier hikes and Guided tour back along the south, Guided Golden Circle tour, Secret Lagoon, Farm lunch,  Guided tour through Snæfellsnes, lunch, Dinner at location, Northern Lights tour (if conditions are favorable), Photography assistance

What it Excludes

Airfare, airport transfer to hotel and back unless all travelers traveling together then transfers included, alcoholic beverages, some dinners and some lunches as stated above.

Itinerary in Brief

Thursday, April 2nd | Arrival day
Inclusions: 3 Course Welcome Dinner, 5* Accommodation and breakfast.
Exclusions: Airport Transfer, lunch and drinks
Staying at: Reykjavik Hotel 

Friday, April 3rd | Reykjavík Day 
Inclusions: Whale Safari Whale watching tour, Reykjavik Food Walk, accommodation 
Exclusions: Meals besides those provided on Reykjavík Food Walk.
Staying at: Reykjavik Hotel 

Saturday, April 4th | Day 1/2 of South Coast tour
Inclusions: Accommodation at Guesthouse with private bathrooms and breakfast, transportation in a comfortable vehicle, glacier and driver guides.
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Exclusions: Lunch & Dinner & drinks.

Sunday, April 5th | Day 2/2 of South Coast tour
Inclusions: Accommodation with private bathrooms and breakfast. Glacier hike with all safety equipment provided (harness, helmet, axe and crampons (spikes)), transportation in our comfortable mini bus & guide.

Accommodation: Reykjavik Hotel 
Exclusions: Lunch & Dinner & Drinks.

Monday, April 6th | Golden Circle Tour
Inclusions: Accommodation with private bathrooms and breakfast. Entrance to Secret Lagoon with towel hire, lunch (all inclusive aside from alcoholic drinks), transportation in our comfortable mini bus led by one of  glacier and driver guides
Accommodation: Reykjavik Hotel 
Exclusions: Dinner, drinks.

Tuesday, April 7th | Snæfellsnes Peninsula & Northern Lights
Inclusions: Accommodation with private bathrooms and breakfast. Lunch (all inclusive aside from alcoholic drinks), dinner (all inclusive aside from alcoholic drinks), transportation in our comfortable mini bus.
Accommodation: Reykjavik Hotel 
Exclusions: Drinks

Wednesday, April 8th | Departure day
Inclusions: Breakfast at Reykjavik Hotel 
Exclusions: Airport transfer

Photo by Norris Niman

Accommodation 

Travel Junkie Diary has partnered with the best guesthouses in remote destinations and in the city to give you an experience of Icelandic hospitality!

What makes this trip so special

Craving for constant adventure got me this far! Our Travel with TJD mini series, Launches Travel with TJD Iceland! An adventure of a lifetime exploring Iceland for 7 days! Almost everything throughout our journey will be based on sustainability travel, historical journeys, a true culinary arctic experience and an intense off the beaten path adventure! I will also be sharing a little bit of my story on how I turned my passion into a business and how I traveled to 90 countries and will also be available to help you with any questions you might have!

This trip is purely experiential and adventure and is open to all those who are ready to drop everything, for a chance to get out there and explore the polar journey!

Dennis Stever is a travel photographer and social media professional from Halifax, Canada. Residing in Dubai for the past 5 years, Dennis has traveled to over 40 countries, capturing colourful landscapes and culture from around the world. With 10 years of experience behind the lens, Dennis has worked with tourism boards, international hotel brands, and industry leading companies to create engaging photography campaigns. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced photographer, Dennis is excited to share his techniques and passion with you. 

You can follow him on Instagram 

A detailed itinerary is only available to those who register and book the trip

Flights/ Getting to Iceland

We will also help you on booking your flights if needed

Additional Information 

  • Welcome to Iceland! After landing at KEF Airport transfer in to Reykjavik and have this day as a free afternoon to self explore the city or relax after the transit to Iceland.
  • Welcome group dinner at one of our favourite restaurants in Reykjavik. Location: TBC

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Email [email protected] if you wish to learn more

We will help you plan your flight schedule and send you a list of packing material you need for the trip.

 To book, please fill in the form attached and we will contact you by phone or by email. 

Please make sure you add the subject TravelwithTJD ICELAND

SPACES ARE VERY LIMITED

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TESTIMONIALS

“A big thanks to you Michelle for assisting me and taking care of me during and before the trip. From hotel arrangements, to visas, to sailing gear and even the fun activities you have prepared for us. You are very professional and always available for all my questions regarding my trip. I had a lovely time in Norway and I would not have enjoyed this trip without your amazing support. Doing business with you is really hassle free and everything has been so smooth. I will recommend you to all my friends who are planning their vacation trips and I, for sure, will be be back again on your TJD trips”

Nihal, Egypt

“Overall it was an amazing experience! At first I was not sure about the two boats instead of one, but honestly, it really worked out for the best and I genuinely loved the catamaran experience and visiting the island and seeing the stars at sea the most. I could have definitely done it for a few more nights even!! I think, I’m discovering a new passion with the whole sailing, it was really great that I got to learn and assist with some of it, gave me such a buzz! I also loved the reindeer and learning about the Sami culture and the ‘YOIK’ “

Mona, London

“Thank you so much for having me and giving people new realities as you say! Living your dream! You see incredible in others because of who you are yourself, so we are so incredible, changing other people’s world, each one of us in our own special way! Thank you! Love you! “

Martina, Spain

“Lovely Michelle,
Never would I have thought I would go on a group trip. Nor, did I expect that this would be one of the best trips I have done so far. This trip has exceeded my expectations and was beyond unforgettable! Your enthusiasm, positive energy, efforts and care before within and even after the trip, have made a massive impact on everyone and have been an inspiration to me on a personal level. You really put your heart and soul in to what you do and have shown that you CAN make your dreams come true and that makes me chase mine! Also, not to forget the incredible selection of the guests. I made some amazing friends through this amazing little journey and we all shared an unforgettable experience. As you kept saying “It’s an experience” and I would recommend everyone to experience a TJD trip themselves! Keep shining! Much love “

Ahlam, Dubai

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2 comments

  1. ColoroftheSea says:

    Iceland is a beautiful island nation and temperature. for the summer its very dramatic place for everyone

  2. Luxury Group says:

    what is the easy way to get Iceland from uae

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