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Trip to Iceland Assignment of MIS Sahil Middha 10/3/2010

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  • Trip to Iceland Assignment of MISSahil Middha10/3/2010
    Iceland is a Europeanisland countrylocated in theNorth Atlantic Oceanon theMid-Atlantic Ridge. It has a population of about 320,000 and a total area of 103,000km2(39,769 sqmi).The capital and largest city isReykjavk, with the surrounding areas in the southwestern region of the country being home to some two-thirds of the national population. Iceland is theworld's 18th largest island, and Europe's second largest island following Great Britain.
    About Rekyjavik city
    Reykjavk is thecapitaland largest city ofIceland. Itslatitudeat 6408' N makes itthe world's northernmostcapitalof a sovereign state. It is located in southwestern Iceland, on the southern shore ofFaxafliBay. With a population of around 120,000 (and over 200,000 in theGreater Reykjavk Area) it is the heart of Iceland's economicandgovernmentalactivity. Reykjavk is located in southwestIceland. The Reykjavk area coastline is characterized by peninsulas, coves, straits, and islands.
    Transport from Ludhiana to Delhi on 3rd october
    Train No.Train NameOriginDep.TimeDestinationArr.TimeTravel TimeTotal FareDays Of RunMTWTFSS
    AirportTerminalCountryAirlineOperated by
    Chart of booking of air ticket ( Both from delhi and Rekyjavik city)
    Departure00:50 Mon, 4 OctDelhi - Indira Gandhi Intl(DEL)3IndiaKLMKLMArrival05:50 Mon, 4 OctAmsterdam - Schiphol (AMS)NetherlandsEconomyConnection - Change planeCheck with airline for boarding time and gate!Stop-over duration: 8 hours 10 minutesDeparture14:00 Mon, 4 OctAmsterdam - Schiphol(AMS)NetherlandsIcelandairIcelandairArrival15:10 Mon, 4 OctReykjavik - Keflavik (KEF)IcelandEconomyINBOUND:Duration:33: 35 hDeparture07:45 Sun, 10 OctReykjavik - Keflavik(KEF)IcelandIcelandairIcelandairArrival12:45 Sun, 10 OctCopenhagen - Copenhagen International Airport (CPH)3DenmarkEconomyConnection - Change plane and terminalCheck with airline for boarding time and gate!Stop-over duration: 6 hours 45 minutesDeparture19:30 Sun, 10 OctCopenhagen - Copenhagen International Airport(CPH)2DenmarkKLMKLMArrival20:55 Sun, 10 OctAmsterdam - Schiphol (AMS)NetherlandsEconomyConnection - Change planeCheck with airline for boarding time and gate!Stop-over duration: 14 hours 25 minutesDeparture11:20 Mon, 11 OctAmsterdam - Schiphol(AMS)NetherlandsKLMKLMArrival22:50 Mon, 11 OctDelhi - Indira Gandhi Intl (DEL)3IndiaEconomy
    Number of passengers: 1
    Price and taxes per passenger: AU$ 1,882.76 (RS. 81488)
    EDreams discount: AU$ 6.93 (RS. 299.9) = (81488-299.9= 81188.1)
    On 4th October plane KLM (KL 82) run by KLM
    Then icelandair airlines (FI 503) from Amsterdam run by icelandair
    Icelandair airlines (FI 454) from Keflavik run by icelandair
    KLM airlines (KL 2750) from Copenhagen run by VLM vlaamse
    KLM airlines (KL 871) from Amsterdam run by KLM
    Reservation of Hotel in rekyjavik city
    Radisson BLU Saga Hotel
    This hotel is 200 yards from the University of Iceland and a 10-minute walk from the center of Reykjavik. Guests enjoy free gym and spa admission, Wi-Fi access and city views.
    Some guest rooms at Radisson Blu Saga Hotel include Nespresso coffee machines and free premium movies. All rooms have satellite TV, tea/coffee facilities and views of Reykjavik.Radisson Blu Sagas rooftop restaurant also offers panoramic city views.
    Guests are welcome to use Sagas jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and gym for free. Spa access also includes a towel, bathrobe and slippers.
    Radisson Blu Saga Hotel is situated close to galleries, shops and museums. Keflavik International Airport is just a 45-minute drive away. It is situated in city centre.
    Hotel Rooms: 209. Hotel Chain: Radisson BLU.
    RoomRateIN RS.Standard double roomPrice as per room for 6 nightsIncluded in room price 7%VatUS $594.9826925.87
    Buffet Breakfast included in it
    Most international flights depart from Keflavik International Airport (Code: KEF), about 50 km (30 miles) from Reykjavik. The best way is get to Keflavik is to take the Reykjavik Excursions bus, departing frequently from the BSI bus station in Reykjavik.Cost of the bus is ISK 1700 one-way (i.e. 680 Rs). From bus stand the total distance to hotel is 1.5 km.
    Reykjavik's Weather & Climate:
    Many think thatReykjavikis a constantly frozen winter-wonderland. This is a myth. Average mid-winter temperatures are no lower than those in Toronto, Canada or the U.S. East Coast. This is becauseIceland's coastal weather is moderated by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. The city's coastal location does make it prone to wind.Reykjavikis a very wet city, having an average of 213 rainy days every year.
    Average temperatures inReykjavikare:
    Jan - Mar: 35-40 F (2-4 C)
    Apr - Jun: 38-52 F (3-11 C)
    Jul - Sep: 47-60 F (9-14 C)
    Oct - Dec: 32-44 F (0-7 C)
    Different tourist places to visit
    Hallgrm's church
    Points of interest include the Museum of Natural History, the National Museum, which contains a collection of Icelandic antiquities; the National Gallery; the modern Hallgrm's Church; and a statue of the Icelandic navigator Leif Eriksson, presented in 1930 to Iceland by the United States to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of the founding of the Althing. It is located in city centre
    Square in Reykjavik
    It is the site of the University of Iceland (1911); the Reykjavk Conservatory of Music (1930); the Althing (parliament); the Lutheran cathedral; the National Library; the National Archives; and the National Theater.
    If youre an art lover, the beautifully designed Reykjavk Art Museum (Hafnarhs branch) is also in the city centre, close to the harbour.
    These are the places located in city centre.
    lefttop Reykjavik family park - Reykjavik Zoo
    In the other part of the Zoo is so called Family Park where families enjoy being outdoors together in the heart of Reykjavik. All year round, there is something on the program that will appeal to everyone in the family.Refreshments are available at a cafeteria that is open all year-round. During the summer a snack bar/shop is open too, where visitors can buy hot dogs to barbecue for themselves on a large grill. The Reykjavik Zoo started up in 1990 and is open all year.
    Children 0-5 yearsfreeChildren 6-12 years350 IskAdults>12450 Isk
    Open winter:24th August - 15th MayOpen daily10:00-17:00
    450 ISK = 178.2 Re (1 ISK = .396 INR)
    Coach tour
    Iceland - Gullfoss Geysir
    Location: Gullfoss - Geysir - Thingvellir
    Gullfoss Geysir Direct takes you to see the world-famous Geysir geothermal field and Gullfoss, the queen of Icelandic waterfalls. The Geysir geothermal field has spouting springs of various formations, bubbling hot water and exploding geysers while at Gullfoss you are given the opportunity to stand next to the amazing waterfall, watching its enormous quantities of water tumble violently into a deep, meandering gorge.
    Bus fare, guidance in English and entrance to Geysir museum, meal.
    Price 54 = 3298.2 INR ( 1 = 61.1 INR)
    Iceland From Below- Caving Tour & The Blue Lagoon
    See Iceland most famous sites in a different light
    Caving Tour
    Blue Lagoons
    A great combination of our toursAH15 Iceland from below - Caving tourandAH18 The Blue Lagoonfor those who want to make the most of their afternoon in Iceland.The tour takes you to unique sights of Icelands most spectacular lava tube caves and craters. These beautiful, natural phenomena reveal extraordinary scenery of lava formations and colors.There are no handrails, lights or any preinstalled tools in or around the caves. We rely entirely on the equipment we carry and that people respect our guidelines.
    After the healthy exercise we head back to Reykjavik to join the last tourof the day to the Blue Lagoon, which leaves Reykjavik at 16:15. Once there (at around 17:15-17:30) you have many recreational options such as enjoying a meal in their la carte restaurant, walking in the Blue Lagoons spectacular surroundings or bathing in the milky blue-green seawater.
    Included: Bus, one hour tour, caving gear & English Guidance, meal
    Total Price76.00Online Discount -5%-3.80Tour Price incl. Discount72.20
    76= 4641 INR, 3.80 = 232.1 INR, (4641- 232.1 = 4408.9 INR)
    Icelandic Food
    There is a wide range of high quality restaurants in Iceland, serving specialities including freshly caught seafood, meat from naturally reared animals and prize game from the unspoilt countryside.Iceland offers a fine variety of all kinds of foods produced locally. The quality is excellent, in part because of a very clean environment. Perhaps the best is lamb meat, mostly because the sheep range freely in the mountains. Iceland has strict regulations relating to meat production and the use of hormones is strictly forbidden.There is a wide range cheeses and other dairy products made in Iceland. There are over 80 types of cheese made, some of which have won international awards.Skyr(which is something between yogurt and the German " quark" ) andmysa(whey) are specialities that have been made in farms through the centuries in Iceland.Icelandic fish, caught in the unpolluted waters of the North Atlantic, has established a reputation for its superb quality and delicious taste world-wide. Fish is the mainstay of the Icelandic diet, and fresh fish can be had all the year round. Icelanders eat mostly haddock, cod, plaice, halibut, herring and shrimp.Poultry farming is considerable in Iceland. The most common types of bird reared are chicken, duck and turkey. Certain species of wild birds are hunted, including geese.Even though Iceland is situated near the polar circle, many garden vegetables are grown outside, including cabbage and potatoes. Other vegetables, fruits and flowers aregrown in geothermally heated hot houses.Iceland has a range of traditional foods, called " thorramatur" , which are enjoyed especially in the period from January to March. These preserved foods include smoked and salted lamb, salted lamb, singed sheep heads, dried fish, smoked and pickled salmon, cured shark and various other delicacies. Breads includelaufabrau(deep-fried paper-thin bread),kleinur(similar to doughnuts) and rye pancakes.RecipesIcelandic Pancakes (or Crepes) with Whipped Cream.Batter: 3 cups flour, 4 eggs, 3 tbs. butter (melted), 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. vanilla essence, 2 -3 cups milk.Directions: Separate egg whites and beat until stiff. Mix together all other ingredients and add the egg whites last. Bake paper-thin on a hot cast-iron griddle (about 9 inches in diameter). Spread with preserves, jam or jelly, one tablespoon whipped cream. Fold into triangles. Serve with afternoon coffee or as dessert. (Traditional)Fried Crullers (Kleinur)Batter: 4 cups flour, 3 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. hartshorn (ammonium carbonate), 2 tsp. cardamom, 1/2 cup margarine, 4 1/2 tbs. sugar, 7 tbs. milk, 1 egg.Directions: Mix together the flour, baking powder, hartshorn and cardamom. Add the margarine, sugar, egg and the milk. Work into a dough. Roll out the dough to about 1/8 inch thick. Cut into strips about 3/4 inch wide and about 3 inches long in a slantwise direction, using a pastry wheel and ruler. Make a slit in the center of each cruller and pull one pointed end through. Lower the crullers, one at a time, into hot fat and fry them until golden brown (deep fat frying). Lift them out and let them drain on a paper towel. Serve hot or cold.
    The gallery shopThe shop's main objectives are promoting and selling art books, cards and posters published by the National Gallery. It showcases the finest in Icelandic arts and design.OPENING HOURS:Tuesdays - Sundays11am - 5 pm, closed Mondays
    Greater Reykjavik Area Sightseeing
    This tour includes the most significant places in Reykjavik and the surrounding towns.
    Total Price31.00Online Discount -5%-1.55Tour Price incl. Discount29.45
    31= 1893 INR, 1.55= 94.7 INR ( 1893- 94.7= 1798.3 INR)
    Total expenditure 100 + 81188.1 +26925.87 +680 +178.2 +3298.2 +4408.9 +1798.3 +680= Rs. 119257.57