Akureyri and Lake Myvatn Adventure

Visit Lonely Planet's Best Place in Europe 2015! Experience Reykjavik, Akureyri and Lake Myvatn on a 4 night city break in Iceland.

Type of tour:Short breaks
Season:All year
Duration:5 Days/4 Nights
Departure:All days

Akureyri and Lake Myvatn Adventure

Akureyri is perfectly located for those who want to spend a few days in a charming town, but still be able to experience a true Icelandic adventure. Based only a few hours’ drive from North Iceland’s highlights and attractions, it won't be long until you find yourself standing in front of the striking Godafoss waterfall or bathing in a natural hot spring at the Myvatn Nature Baths.

You’ll travel around the legendary Lake Myvatn with views of pseudo-craters and the lava pillars at Dimmuborgir. Experience the boiling mud pools, steaming fumaroles and sulphur pits at the geothermal area of Hverir and travel in comfort to craters and volcanoes.

Choose from a number of additional optional tours. You can search for the northern lights in winter, experience the midnight sun in summer, visit local farmers or sample fresh Icelandic cuisine.

We suggest: Supplement this tour with a Game of Thrones tour for the ultimate beyond the wall experience. 


• Stay in Reykjavík city and Akureyri, a town located just below the Arctic Circle
• Travel in comfort to craters and volcanoes on a day tour to legendary Lake Myvatn.
• Visit the pseudo-craters and the lava pillars at Dimmuborgir
• Experience the boiling mud pools, steaming fumaroles and sulphur pits at the geothermal area of Hverir
• Bathe in the relaxing geothermal waters of the Myvatn Nature Baths


Daily departures, closed out dates 21 -24 & 29 Dec 2017 and 11-13, 16 Apr 2017. No domestic flights on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. 

For all packages except Reykjavík - New Year's Celebration a supplement will be charged for the travel period 28.Dec 2017 - 2.Jan 2018. 


  • 2 nights at hotel in Reykjavik with private facilities, including breakfast (except arrival day)
  • 2 nights at hotel in Akureyri with private facilities, including breakfast
  • Round-trip flights Reykjavik-Akureyri (excluding airport tax)
  • Airport transfer from airport in Akureyri to hotel in Akureyri
  • Guided coach tour to Lake Myvatn
  • Admission to Myvatn Nature Baths

Not included:

  • International airfare
  • Domestic airport taxes
  • Round-trip transfers between Keflavik airport and Reykjavik and between Reykjavik hotel and Reykjavik domestic airport
  • Meals and drinks other than those indicated in itinerary
  • Porterage at airport and hotels
  • Airport transfer from airport in Akureyri to hotel in Akureyri
  • Guaranteed early check-in or late check-out
  • Optional tours and activities

Day 1: Arrival

If you arrive early, you might have time for a half-day or evening excursion, so browse our tour selection and book ahead. Check in at your hotel in Reykjavik and get comfortable for your four-night stay in Iceland.

Overnight in Reykjavik.


Day 2: Wonders of North Iceland - Akureyri

Flight to Akureyri - Day of leisure - Shops, restaurants, museums

Breakfast at your hotel. On your own, transfer to Reykjavik Domestic Airport (taxis are plentiful). Take a short flight to Akureyri, the capital of the north. The town, which is located less than 100 kilometres (62 miles) from the Arctic Circle, is a colourful, year-round walking city with a wide range of shops, restaurants, galleries and museums.

Northern Iceland is a land of adventure, offering diverse options for those who want to combine relaxation with fun and excitement in a veritable paradise of nature.

You will stay for two nights at an Akureyri hotel.

Winter Idea:  Between November and April, the ski slopes in Hlidarfjall close to Akureyri are open.  They are among the best in the country, featuring gradients and lifts that suit both children and adults. There are also excellent cross-country skiing trails. Skiing gear can be rented from Hlidarfjall. Skiing is also possible in the villages of Dalvik, Olafsfjordur and Siglufjordur, which are all located within an hour´s drive from Akureyri.




Day 3: Lake Mývatn Sightseeing by Coach

Guided coach tour - Godafoss waterfall - Lake Myvatn surroundings

Breakfast at your hotel. Start today with a fully- guided tour to visit all the highlights that Lake Myvatn has to offer. First visit Godafoss waterfall on the way to Lake Myvatn. Continue to the pseudo-craters of Skutustadagigar and, from there, to the mystic Dimmuborgir (Dark Castles), a series of lava pillars and strange formations. You´ll stop at the warm underground river in Grjotagja rift and a pay a visit to the geothermal area of Hverir with its boiling mud pools, steaming fumaroles and sulphur pits.

Next, at the Krafla volcano area, you'll drive past the power station that harnesses pollution-free geothermal steam for the region. Then you'll explore the explosion crater Viti that formed in the 1724 Myvatnseldar eruption and enjoy the view over Leirhnjukur volcano.

End the tour at the calming Myvatn Nature Baths, a relaxing visit to the completely natural pool of geothermal water situated in the middle of lava fields with a great view over Lake Myvatn. Return to Akureyri in the late afternoon.


Day 4: Day at leisure - Afternoon flight to Reykjavík

Flight to Reykjavik - Optional tours 

If your flight leaves in the afternoon/evening, you might want to book some optional tours or activities to enjoy in the Akureyri area.

Fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik and then transfer on your own to your hotel in Reykjavik.

Overnight in Reykjavik.




Day 5: Departure

Please be ready to leave your hotel approximately three hours before the departure of your flight (transfer to airport is not included in the package price).

Please note: The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings, therefore, cannot be guaranteed.


Prices per person in EUR Winter 2017-2018

Accommodation Period Duration Departures Double Single Triple
Reykjavík Lights and Hotel Norðurland  1 - 31.Oct 2017 5d / 4n Daily * 865 1.041 824
Reykjavík Lights and Hotel Norðurland  1.Nov - 27.Dec 2017 5d / 4n Daily * 843 1.004 805
Reykjavík Lights and Hotel Norðurland  28.Dec 2017 - 2.Jan 2018  5d / 4n Daily * 994 1.228 927
Reykjavík Lights and Hotel Norðurland  3.Jan - 28.Feb 2018 5d / 4n Daily * 856 1.017 818
Reykjavík Lights and Hotel Norðurland  1.Mar - 30.Apr 2018 5d / 4n Daily * 878 1.054 837
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura and Icelandair Hotel Akureyri  1 - 31.Oct 2017 & 29.Dec 2017 - 1.Jan 2018  5d / 4n Daily * 953 1.143 n/a
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura and Icelandair Hotel Akureyri  1.Nov  - 28.Dec 2017 5d / 4n Daily * 913 1.064 n/a
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura and Icelandair Hotel Akureyri  2.Jan - 30.Apr 2018 5d / 4n Daily * 926 1.077 n/a

* Daily departures, no domestic flights on 25.Dec, 1.Jan and Easter Sunday

Children rate

Infants 0-1 years: Free of charge.

Children 2-11 years old sharing a room with 2 adults: 25% discount.

Discount does not apply to airport taxes.


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.


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