Akureyri and Lake Myvatn Highlights

Explore Akureyri, the charming “Capital of the North” is located just a few kilometers from the Arctic Circle. Also visit the famous and stunningly beautiful Lake Myvatn area.

Type of tour:Short breaks
Season:01 May - 30 September
Duration:3 Days/2 Nights
Departure:All days

Akureyri and Lake Myvatn Highlights

Discover what many consider to be the most beautiful area in Iceland!

Akureyri is set in a stunning fjord just a few kilometers from the Arctic Circle, with a wide range of cultural attractions and activities on offer.

As well as enjoying the many shops, cafés, restaurants, museums, and galleries in the city, you will have the choice of a variety of fascinating excursions. Whale watching, exploring lava caves and ice sculptures, or even a gourmet tour of local delicacies, are just a few examples.

You will experience an amazing journey into the breathtaking landscape of Lake Myvatn. Here you will discover lava pillars, rock formations, boiling mud pools, and incredible birdlife. The wonders of the area include Dimmuborgir lava fields, Godafoss waterfall, and the crater Viti.

You will also have the choice of visiting Europe's most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss, or relaxing in the natural geothermal waters of the Myvatn Nature Baths.

This short break is your chance to experience the special character of North Iceland and its incredible landscape.


  • 2 nights at selected hotel in Akureyri, including breakfast
  • Return flight Reykjavík-Akureyri (excluding airport tax)
  • Guided coach tour to Lake Mývatn
  • Entrance fee to the Mývatn Nature Baths




Day 1: Flight to Akureyri

Iceland's Second Largest City

In the morning self-transfer to Reykjavik domestic airport (10 minutes taxi drive from most hotels) and check-in for your 45 minute flight to Akureyri.

Akureyri boasts numerous restaurants, cafés, shops, galleries, and museums for you to explore and enjoy city life.

Overnight stay in Akureyri for the next 2 nights.



Reykjavik  |Akureyri

Day 2: Lake Myvatn Tour

Bizarre Lava Formations – Geothermal & Volcanic Activity – Rich Birdlife – "Waterfall Of the Gods"

Enjoy an amazing journey through an area of extreme contrasts with birdlife, flora, geothermal activity, geology, lava pillars, rock formations, history and myths. The Lake Myvatn area is considered by many to be the most beautiful area in Iceland, and the most catastrophic. Enjoy all the classic sights, such as Godafoss waterfall, the pseudo-craters at Skutustadir, Dimmuborgir, Grjotagja rift, the boiling mud pools of Hverir, and the explosion crater Viti. The last stop will be at the Myvatn Nature Baths, a completely natural pool of geothermal water located in the middle of the lava fields where you can relax before heading back to Akureyri.



Dimmuborgir  |Myvatn  |Godafoss

Day 3: Flight to Reykjavik

Today your short break to Akureyri will end with a flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik.

If your flight leaves in the afternoon/evening you might want to book some optional tours or activities from Akureyri. Should you wish to extend your stay, we would be happy to book additional nights and tours for you. Please take a look at our wide selection of day tour options and book ahead.


Prices per person summer 2016

Hotel Nordurland 1 - 15 May 520 580 505
Hotel Norðurland 1 June - 15 Sept 620 745 595
Hotel Norðurland 16 - 31 May & 16 - 30 Sept 545 620 530
Icelandair Hotel Akureyri 1 - 15 May 590 685 415
Icelandair Hotel Akureyri 16 May - 15 Sept 660 825 415
Icelandair Hotel Akureyri 16 - 30 Sept 600 700 415
Hotel Kea Akureyri 1 - 15 May 550 630 535
Hotel Kea Akureyri 1 June - 15 Sept 670 820 635
Hotel Kea Akureyri 16 - 31 May & 16 - 30 Sept 585 685 560

Children rate

  • Infants 0-1 years are free of charge.
  • Children 2-11 years sharing a room and/or travelling with a guardian will receive 50% discount from the listed price.

Prices may change without prior notice. If an incorrect price has been listed, we reserve the right to refuse, cancel or limit any order placed at the incorrect price.


Budget self-drive holiday

By selecting a budget self-drive holiday you'll lower your costs considerably as you'll be staying in accommodation with shared facilities.
These are a combination of basic hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. All rooms have made-up beds and some rooms have washbasins. Showers and WC are shared facilities. The first night in all budget self-drives with Iceland Travel include a accommodation with private facilities in the town of Hveragerdi.

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Economy self-drive holiday

Our economy self-drives offer you the chance to travel around Iceland in a worry free spirit, staying in accommodation with private facilities without stretching your budget. Throughout your stay you'll be residing in a combination of standard hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. Your final night will be in a 3 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Comfort self-drive holiday

Our comfort self-drive holidays allow you to spend your days exploring rural Iceland, knowing your nights will be spent in the most comfortable accommodation each area has to offer. Throughout the tour you'll stay in quality hotels and guesthouses where all rooms have private facilities. Your final night will be in a 4 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Superior self-drive holiday

Upgrade your comfort car rental holiday to the best possible accommodation with premium amenities, either for the full duration of your stay or only selected nights. The upgrade can either be to a superior room in a comfort hotel, or a standard room in an upscale hotel.
The cost for a superior upgrade is 84 EUR per room per night (on prices in comfort category).
This upgrade is only available upon request. Let us know during the booking process just how superior you want your holiday to be, and we'll customize your trip!

Late Arrival Supplement

Late Arrival Supplement for passengers arriving late evening/night. Stay at Airport Hotel Smari at Keflavik International Airport for your pre night instead of Hveragerdi Area. Supplement per room per night is 48 EUR in Category Comfort and 63 EUR on prices in Economy and Budget.