Classic Weekend

A varied trip that takes you to Iceland’s greatest and most classic sights and attractions. You spend the first night in cosy Reykjavík and on the second day you will get to experience some of the country’s incredible natural phenomena, such as the hot springs at Geysir and the mighty Gullfoss Waterfall. On the third day you will have some free time in the morning to explore before taking a revitalising dip in the warm and mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon. Over the following days you can choose between some of our exciting excursions or simply relax in Reykjavík on your own. You can find more detailed information about the trip in the itinerary further down this page.

This package includes

  • Flights to/from Iceland including tax and luggage.
  • 3, 4 or 5 nights in a hotel in Reykjavík.
  • Breakfast where so is specified.
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure home.
  • Entry to the Blue Lagoon.
  • Day trip to the Golden Circle.
  • Personal service from our knowledgably consultants.
  • Travel protection equivalent to ATOL, through Kammarkollegiet, the Swedish statutory travel protection.

Departures

All year, daily.

Direct flights from Belfast (BHD), Bristol (BRS), Edinburgh (EDI), London Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR), London Luton (LTN), Glasgow (GLA) and Manchester (MAN). Connecting flights from other airports in the UK also available.

Optional Add-Ons

• Optional activities (for example whale watching, glacier hiking, river rafting) can be added under day 3, 4 or 5.
• Cancellation insurance if illness occurs.


Price information

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a double room. We always give you the best available price for flights, hotels and excursions. Prices vary according to date and season, so it might be a good idea to search several different dates to get the best price.

Fr. 595 £ 3-5 nights
15 May-30 Sep fr. £ 842
01 Oct-31 Dec fr. £ 595

Description day by day

Arrival in Iceland and an evening in Reykjavík

Departure from Sweden in the morning or afternoon. Fight time to Iceland is three hours. Transfer will be waiting for you upon arrival to take you to Reykjavík, where you will have a free evening to explore at your leisure.

If the weather is good and you feel like a bit of fresh air after your travels, we recommend taking a walk or bike ride along the seafront. The Eidis route is a popular stretch that offers great views of the presidential residence Bessastadir and Mount Keilir with its characteristic tips. Another popular route goes along Saebraut, where you can enjoy great views of Mount Esja to the north and central Reykjavík to the south. If you’re lucky enough to be here on a clear winter’s night, then you may even catch a glimpse of the spectacular northern lights. They can be seen more clearly when you are a good bit away from the glow of the city.

After your walk, why not charge your batteries for tomorrow’s excursion, perhaps with a hearty meal in one of the city’s luxury restaurants? Ask us if you want any tips on the best places to eat!

Day 1

Highlights

  • Reykjavík

The Golden Circle

Explore some of the natural wonders Iceland has to offer. We travel to the mighty waterfall Gullfoss, by many described as the most beautiful in Iceland. Nearby we also get to enjoy the Strokkuk Geysir, which erupts every 5-8 minutes, throwing mighty cascades of water into the air. On our way back to Reykjavík we stop at Þingvellir national park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is where the first European parliament was formed in 930, as well as being the meeting point of the European and North American continental plates.

Day 2

Highlights

  • Hveragerði village
  • Gullfoss
  • Geysir and Strokkur
  • Þingvellir national park
The Blue Lagoon

Free time and the Blue Lagoon in the evening

On this day you will be free to do whatever you like in the morning and afternoon. Spend an entire day in Reykjavík exploring the city or go on an excursion in the local area. If you decide to stay in Reykjavík then a visit to Hallgrímskirkja Church is a must. From its high position in central Reykjavík, this unique church can be seen from all over the city and the surrounding areas. With its 70 metre tower, this church is the tallest building in Iceland.

Or if you prefer to get out into nature then there is no shortage of natural wonders to explore within day-trip distance. Check the bottom of this page for a list of optional activities and excursions that have been recommended especially for this trip.

After a day of adventures, you can spend a relaxing evening in the fabled Blue Lagoon – an oasis in the middle of a lava field just 50 minutes away from Reykjavík. The Blue Lagoon is an outdoor pool with water that comes directly from geothermal sources as deep as 2000 metres and which maintains a constant and comfortable temperature of 36–39° all year round. The site also boasts an indoor lagoon and a geothermal sauna. If you want, you can book a short massage treatment to really round things off perfectly before returning to your hotel feeling totally reinvigorated both inside and out.

Day 3

Own activites/departure

Depending on how many days you book, you can fill these last days with exploration and excursions of your choosing. Check the bottom of this page for a list of optional activities and excursions that have been recommended especially for this trip.

Day 4-6

Classic Weekend

Fr. 595 £ 3-5 nights

Possible addons

Activity
Period
Departures
Length (h)
Price

Blue Ice

(G04)

Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing

Grab the chance to experience a glacier up close and personal! This excursion takes you to the tongue of the glacier Solheimajökull. The raw ice and ragged surface of the glacier is forever changing, and exploring the secrets of a crevasse and the spectacular ice formations is an experience you will never forget. You will be able to try your hand at ice climbing and also pass the beautiful waterfall Skógafoss. An excursion like this remains a dream for many, but can be made reality in Iceland.

Price 2019 |  £ 161


Included: Glacier equipment. Guiding in English. Pick/up from hotel in Reykjavík.
Difficulty rating: 2 out of 5.
Duration: 11 Hours (of which 3 hours hiking/ice climbing).
Period: All year, daily.
Age limit: 14  (smallest European shoe size 35).
Other info: Bring warm and robust clothing, waterproof jacket and trouser, trekking boots, hat and gloves.


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All Year
Daily
11 hours
161

Hot Spring Hunt

(G08)

Hiking with Hot Spring Bath

This hiking trip starts at Hveragerði, a village full of flowers and hot springs located in the beautiful Reykjadalur valley. The hot springs poor down the mountain from the Hellisheiði Mountain, making the warm natural streams ideal for bathing in. The valley has an array of different geothermic springs and you can see small gurgling puddles to large vibrating pools of hot water. After bathing we hike back down to Hveragerði.

This half-day trip is suitable for anyone wanting to experience the Icelandic landscape on foot. The weather is of little significance, the experience is even greater if it rains and the wind is blowing!

Price 2019 | £ 97


Included: Hiking for about 4 hours incl. bath. Guiding in English. Pick-up at accommodation in Reykjavík.
Period: All year, varying weekdays..
Duration: 6 hours.
Difficulty rating: 2 out of 5.
Age limit: 10.
Other info: No previous experience needed.


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All year
Varying weekdays
6 hours
97

Inside the Volcano

(L01)

Grab this unique opportunity to enter inside the crater of the Thrihnukagigu volcano.

This is the only place in the world where you can enter a volcano’s magma chamber. The sleeping volcano is a unique natural phenomenon and this experience will open your eyes to a whole new world. This journey is a fascinating one, as after 45-50 minutes (3 km) hike up to the top of the crater you are lowered down to the bottom of it in an open cable lift. The enormous crater has an astonishing array of colours to show you, and the circumference is equal to that of 3 basketball courts!

During the excursion knowledgeable and experienced guides are at your side to ensure your safety.

Price 2019 | £ 311


Includes: Guiding in English. Pick-up from you hotel in Reykjavik. Safety equipment. Traditional Icelandic meat soup (vegetarian alternative available), coffee/tea. Transfer back to Reykjavik.
Duration: 5-6 hours (approximately 40-45 minutes inside the volcano).
Period: 10 May - 31  October. Daily.
Difficulty rating: Moderate, 2-3 out of 5.
Previous experience needed: None. The hike is challenging and not advisable for unfit persons or people with reduced physical abilities.
Age limit: 12
Minimum: 2 people
Other info: Bring warm and comfortable clothing and hiking boots. Jeans and normal trainers are not advisable. Remember that the weather in the mountains can vary significantly form that in town.


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May - Sep
Daily
5 hours
311

Snorkeling in Silfra

(G14)

Snorkelling in Silfra

It’s not every day you get the chance to swim between two continental plates, but on this trip, that is exactly what’s on offer. The World Heritage Þingvellir National Park is home to the water-filled Silfra Fissure, where crystal clear glacial water offers a magical snorkelling experience between the Eurasian and North American continental plates. From above, the Silfra Fissure looks like any other body of water, but under the surface you can discover strange rock formations on both sides, with many sections bearing rather descriptive names (how about swimming past the Silfra Cathedral, for example?). A knowledgeable guide will make sure you get a warm dry suit that will protect you against the cold water, and they will also give you a thorough run-through on how to dive before you hop in. If you have a waterproof camera then we recommend that you take it along – photo opportunities like this don’t come along all that often!

Note!
In order to participate on this excursion, you need to read through the snorkeling handbook below. The handbook contains some useful tips and information, and also lists medical requirements that you need to meet in order to go on the excursion. 
Snorkeling handbook: Snorkeling handbook 

Price 2019 | £ 136


Included: Snorkelling in the Thingvalla lake with intructor. Snorkelling equipment. Guiding in English. Pick-up in Reykjavik. Entrance to the Silfra area. Hot chocolate and cookies.

Period: All year, daily.
Duration: 5 hours (45 min snorkeling).
Difficulty rating: 3 out of 5.

Age limit: Min.12 years and Max. 65 years.

Prerequisites
- Medical Statement - to be read and signed by each participant.
- Be at least 150cm tall and not more than 200cm.
​- Weight at least 45kg and not more than 120 kg.
- Be comfortable in water and be able to swim.
- Be physically fit.
- Be ready to wear a sometimes tight & constricting dry suit.
​- Not be pregnant

Other info: This tour is also available as the Diving Silfra Day Tour. Snorkelers and divers can be on tour together. Bring swim wear and a towel, warm wool socks and a change of clothes. During the winter months it can get cold.

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All year
Daily
5 hours
136

Landmannalaugur and Hekla by Super Jeep

(F05)

We leave Reykjavík and drive east, through the lush farmland of Southern Iceland. The snow-clad top of Hekla, 1491 meters above sea level and Iceland’s most famous volcano, will appear as we drive. Hekla was thought to be the entrance to hell in the middle ages.

The rich vegetation and the lave surroundings create a spectacular and colourful frame for the volcano. Hekla has had outbursts approximately 20 times since Iceland was formed, and we drive up close to the ridge of the lava created by the latest outbreak in 2000. Weather permitting we also drive along the edge of the volcano at around 900 meters for a breathtaking view.

From the base of the volcano we drive along a rough mountain road, over lava fields and past craters. We travel on into Landmannalaugar, where our specially built super jeep takes us over little streams and rivers with ease. We also stop and take a relaxing dip in a warm spring/stream, or for those who don’t want to bath a short stroll in the beautiful surroundings is just as nice.

Leaving the highlands, we visit the explosion crater Ljótipollur, before we drive into the beautiful valley Thjórsárdalur. There is a break for coffee at the mountain hotel Hrauneyjar before we visit the waterfall Hjálparfoss. From there we return to Reykjavík.

Price 2019 | Jun - Sep £ 262


Duration: 9-10 hours.
Period: 12 june - 30 september, varying weekdays.
Optional extras: Bathing in the warm springs in Landmannalaugar.


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12 june - 30 september
Varying weekdays
9-10 hours
262

Puffin Express

(T04)

This tour is for you who wants to get a closer look at the famous puffin birds. We sail out from the old harbour in Reykjavik and it only takes us about 15 minutes to reach the puffin island, Akurey. On the journey out you will be able to view Reykjavik from the seaside [remember your camera] and the guide will also share information about the buildings & islands that can be spotted along the way. The islands we visit are covered with small hills and slopes and both are well known for their colorful birdlife. The island’s shores are rocky but our boat Old Skuli is specially designed to take us as close to the islands as possible due to its shallow draft. When we arrive to the islands we turn off the engine so our passengers can observe the birds and the beautiful surroundings. Our expert guide will tell you all the facts and fun stories about the cute puffins and other wildlife that might be seen on the tour.

 

Price 2019 | £ 51


Included:

• Guided boat tour.
• Binoculars provided on board.
• 100% sightings.
 

Tour details:

• Period: 1st of May - 20th of August, daily.
• Duration: 1 hour.
 

Optional:

• Pickup in Reykjavik.
 

Clothes and equipment:

We recommend warm clothes, good footwear, hats and gloves. Remember to bring a camera with good zoom!

Additional information:

The tour can be cancelled if the weather conditions are too rough. In case of cancellation you can choose to get a new ticket for another departure or a refund for the tour.


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May - August
Daily
1 hour
51

Reykjavík City Tour

(A02)

Get to know Reykjavík and its attractions and history. On foot and by coach you can soak up the town's charming and lively atmosphere. With your guide you get to know the heart of this city and delve back into its history and back again to the city of today. You will also visit the majestic Hallgrimskirkja, a church built in a futuristic style that rises above the city and is one of Reykjavik’s most talked about and valued attractions. 

Highlights: Höfði - Sólfarið - Harpa - Höfnin - Hallgrímskirkja - Bessastaðir - Hafnarfjörður​

 

Price 2019 | £ 40


Included: Guiding in English. Pick-up from your hotel in Reykjavík.
Duration: 3 hours.
Period: All year, daily.


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All year
Daily
3 hours
40

Riding - The Heritage Tour

(C11)

 

A ride taking you over meadows and lava fields. Several old farms on our way help us discover how farming has developed during the last century. The riding paths on this trip are perfect for trying out the Icelandic horse’s special skill of "tølt (ambling), a particular way of moving in between a walk and a trot. After the ride guests are invited into the farm (Eldhestar farm) for a cup of coffee or to try our Icelandic specialities or home baked goods. 

Price 2019 | May - Sep £ 70 | Oct - Dec £ 70


Included: 1,5 – 2 hours riding. Pick-up from your hotel in Reykjavík.

Duration: 4,5 – 5 hours.
Period: All year daily at 8.15 AM and 1 PM.
Age restrictions: 7 years old minimum
Other info: Lunch is not included
Note! Helmet and waterproofs are supplied as well as winter overall, rubber boots, socks and gloves in winter.


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All Year
Daily
4,5-5 hours
70

Riding - The Siggi Tour

(C13)

This trip gives you the best we have to offer every day. Depending on the weather, your wishes and your riding ability and experience, we will take a ride of approximately 1.5 – 2 hours in the areas around the Eldhestar farm.

Price 2019 | May - Sep £ 65 | Oct - Dec £ 65


Included: 1,5–2 hours riding. Guiding in English or Scandinavian. Pick-up from your hotel in Reykjavík.

Duration: 4.5 – 5 hours
Period: All year, daily at 8.15 AM and 1 PM
Age limit: Minimum 7 years old.
Other info: Lunch not included.


Note: Pick-up times are approximate times as guests stay at several different venues in Reykjavík. Helmet and waterproofs are supplied as well as winter overall, rubber boots, socks and gloves in winter.


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All Year
Daily
4,5-5 timer
65

Rafting Fun

(G07)

Rafting on River Hvítá

Hvíta is a beautiful and fun-filled river an hours drive outside Reykjavík. For over 20 years this trip has been the most popular adventure activity in Iceland. Hvítá (pronounced Kveetau) is a perfect combination of calm river valleys and gorges and adrenalin pumping white rapids. The rafting stretch is 7 km long, and participants will get an opportunity to do a jump from a cliff on the way.

Nobody should leave Iceland without experiencing the power of the Icelandic river, or without having seen the dramatic riverbed Brúarhlöð on the Hvítá. Lastly, swimming in the glacier rivers of Iceland is also un-missable!

Price 2019 | £ 123


Included: Rafting for 7 km on the river Hvítá. Showers and a sauna are available at base camp. Guiding in English. Pick-up from you hotel in Reykjavík.
Period: 15 May - 15 September, daily at 8:00 AM (excluding Sundays) and 12 PM (daily).
Duration: 7-8 hours.
Difficulty: 2 out of 5.
Age limit: 11.
Optional: Post rafting lamb BBQ.
Other info: No prior experience needed. Bring warm clothing, a sweater that can get wet when rafting, swim wear and a towel.


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May - Sep
Daily
7-8 hours
123

The Northern Lights Tour

(A08)

The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, are a spectacular multi –coloured natural phenomenon that often dances across the Arctic sky.  On this trip we leave the lights of the city behind to go into the countryside to hunt for the Northern Lights. The destination for the trip varies according to weather conditions and the most favourable conditions for seeing the lights. Northern lights are caused by particles from the sun being flung out into the space, so called solar winds and clouds. These clouds assemble near the poles and when these clouds of electromagnetic particles collide with the gasses in the Earths atmosphere, the mystical lights of the Aurora Borealis are created. Particular weather conditions lend themselves to spotting Northern Lights more easily, usually on very clear, calm and cold evenings. The excursion will not run if the weather does not permit.

Price 2019 | £ 37


Included: Guiding in English. Pick-up from hotel in Reykjavík.
Duration: 3 hours.
Period:  28 Aug - 14 Apr. Daily.
Other info: The destination of the trip depends on the weather.


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28 aug - 15 apr
Daily
3 hours
37

U-drive South Coast & Glaciers

(K04)

Departure from Reykjavík. Drive through the countryside in the south and your first stop of the day is at Seljalandsfoss waterfall. From there you enter a mountain road and cross some un-bridged rivers on the way to visit Gígjökull outlet glacier from Eyjafjallajökull. Eyjafjallajökull got famous in 2010 when it erupted and caused serious flight delays all around the world. Gígjökull used to be a much bigger glacier outlet and boosted a glacier lagoon in front of it, but during the eruption the glacier changed dramatically and a flood down the glacier washed the lagoon away.

After visiting this former ice lagoon you drive along the South Coast. There you have the option of visiting many beautiful nature sites like Vík village, Reynisfjara beach, Dyrhólaey bird cliffs, Sólheimajökull glacier tongue, Mýrdalsjökull glacier, Skógafoss waterfall and the black beaches at Sólheimasandur. Arrive back to Reykjavík.

Price 2019 | Jun - Sep £ 877 | Oct - Dec £ 808 (package for up to 7 persons)


Included: Pick-up and drop-off, GPS coordinates with handpicked scenic routes, booklet with detailed itineraries and Super CDW, lowers self-risk to EUR 500.- per vehicle. Driving distance during the day is approx. 450 km

Not included: Fuel and instructor.

Period: 
Year around, daily.

Duration: 10-11 hours.
Difficulty rating: 2 out of 5.
Minimum: 2 people.
Vehicle: ISAK 4x4 modified Land Rover Defender with 38-inch tyres, air compressor, VHF long range radio, snorkel and all the extras to venture deep into Icelandic highlands. Fits 7 people without luggage or 5 people with luggage,

Note: Valid driver´s licence and minimum age 25 for driving/renting. 
Program can change due to unforeseen road - or weather changes. The distance driven on the tour and the time you spend on it is of course based on how much and for how long you stop during the day. We recommend that you start the tour early in the morning to use the day.

Other info: Bring warm clothing, water proof jacket and trousers, hat gloves and good trekking boots.


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All year
Daily
10-11 hours
808

UnderWorld

(G09)

Lava Caving Adventure

Delve into a hidden world under the lava on the surface near Bláfjöll; only 25 minutes drive from Reykjavík. To walk beneath the surface of the Earth in the lava caves and tunnels is an extraordinary experience. You will be able to see magical rock formations from the latest volcanic eruptions, and in the winter the caves are filled with sparkling icicles of all shapes and sizes. - An unforgettable sight. The experience involves some crawling to get underneath the surface, so bring suitable shoes/boots and gloves. This underworld journey is an adventure if you are not afraid of the dark and want to get a real insight into how Iceland was formed.

Price 2019 | £ 68


Included: Helmet with head torch. Guiding in English. Pick up from hotel in Reykjavík.
Duration: 2–3 hours.
Period: Year round: daily, 1 PM.
Difficulty rating: Easy, 2 out of 5
Age limit: 10 years old.
Minimum: 2 persons.
Other info: Bring warm and robust clothing, waterproof jacket and trousers, hat, gloves and good trekking boots.


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All year
Tue/Fri/Sun
2-3 hours
68

Whale Watching

(T01)

Welcome aboard on one of the largest and fastest Whale Watching passenger boats in Iceland. The boats offer great comfort, a fantastic interior, large outside viewing decks and a safe family environment. The friendly guides, along with the captain and crew, point out where to spot the whales and give interesting information about the different kinds of whales and seabirds you can expect to see. The whales that we can spot on our tours on Faxaflói Bay are mainly 4 types – Minke Whales, White-Beaked Dolphins, Harbour Porpoises and Humpback Whales. We follow IceWhale’s code of conduct for responsible whale watching as we have great respect for the wildlife in the bay. We let the animals approach us and keep our distance so that we do not disturb their daily routine. On the boat you have access to Wi-fi, café, toilet and a souvenir shop.

 

Price 2019 | £ 75


Included:

• Guided boat tour.
• Warm floatable overalls for your comfort and safety.
• Free ticket to try again in case of no sightings!
 

Tour details:

• All year, daily.
• Duration: 3-3,5 hours.
 

Optional:

• Pickup in Reykjavik.
 

Clothes and equipment:

We recommend warm clothes and good footwear. Dont forget your camera!

Additional information:

The tour is dependent on weather and sightings cannot be guaranteed. In case of no sightings you will be offered a free ticket to try again.


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All year
Daily
3 hours
75

Selected hotels

Hótel Fron

A nice, bright apartment hotel with good facilities. The hotel is centrally located in Reykjavík along the main shopping street Laugarvegur.
Traveler rating 4,4 of 5
Hotel Rezidor Park Inn***

Hotel Island

Rezidor Park Inn Island is located is located in the new shopping area of Reykjavík which is walking distance from the centre of town. Near the hotel are many opportunities for recreation. Wireless Internet - connection available throughout the hotel.
Traveler rating 4,3 of 5

Hótel Plaza

A good 3 star hotel in Reykjavík, with a relaxed atmosphere, decent service and a very good central location.
Traveler rating 4,2 of 5

Hótel Arnarhvoll

A 3 star modern hotel, slightly dark, with a spectacular view over Reykjavik`s Northern coastline. The hotel has a buffet restaurant on the top floor, and also offers its own relax and sauna area.
Traveler rating 4,4 of 5

Hótel Reykjavik Marina

The hotel is located on Reykjavík`s waterfront a stones throw away from the town’s attractions, and offers friendly service. The hotel has 180 rooms and is decorated in a fresh, colourful and distinctive style.
Traveler rating 4,0 of 5

Hótel Reykjavik Natura

A classic and excellent hotel close to Reykjavík`s domestic airport, half way between the centre of town and its new quarter. The charming green Øskjuhlid is situated right by the hotel.
Traveler rating 4,3 of 5

Hótel Reykjavik Centrum

A charming and newly renovated hotel with heritage as far back as the 18th century. The hotel opened in 2005 and is situated along one of Reykjvík`s oldest street and is close to its most central attractions.
Traveler rating 4,5 of 5

Hótel Radisson SAS 1919

Hotel 1919 opened in 2005 in one of Raykjavík`s most beautiful old buildings. As well as accommodation, the hotel features a bar to relax with a drink in the evening, or you can enjoy modern international cuisine in its restaurant Salt.
Traveler rating 4,6 of 5

Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

High quality modern hotel, with a cosmopolitan atmosphere and good service. The hotel’s first floor is home to the exclusive spa and gym, where you can enjoy the hot tub, sauna and training facilities.
Traveler rating 4,6 of 5
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