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Akureyri and Lake Myvatn Adventure

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Type of tour:Short breaks
Season:All year
Duration:5 Days/4 Nights
Departure:All days
Language:English
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Experience Reykjavik, Akureyri and Lake Myvatn on a 4 night city break in Iceland.


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.

Highlights:

• 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

Important:

Daily departures, closed out dates 21 -24 & 29 Dec 2016 and 11-13, 16 Apr 2017. No domestic flights on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. 

Included

  • 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
 

Day 1: Arrival

Once you have landed at Keflavik Airport in Iceland, please pick up your luggage and head through customs. Transfer on own to Reykjavik and check-in at your hotel in Reykjavik city. The day is yours to rest and use at your own leisure.

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 (cabs plentiful). Take a short flight to Akureyri, the capital of the north, where your guide will meet you at Akureyri Airport. The town, which is located less than 50 kilometers (30 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  by 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 with in 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 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 was formed in 1724 in the 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 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.

 

Highlights:

Akureyri
 

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 

         
Summer 2017 Period Double Single Triple
Reykjavik Lights & Hotel Nordurland or similar  01.-15.May & 16. - 30.sept  780 945 745
Reykjavik Lights & Hotel Nordurland or similar

16.May - 15.Sept

985 1270 920
Icelandair Hotels Natura & Akureyri or similar 01.- 31.May 875 1055 n/a
Icelandair Hotels Natura & Akureyri or similar 01.June - 15.Sept 1040 1385 n/a
Icelandair Hotels Natura & Akureyri or similar 16.-30.Sept 890 1090 n/a

Airport taxes (estimated EUR 31 per person for return flight) will be added to above price

Daily departures

 

Winter 2016/2017 Period Double Single Triple
Reykjavik Lights & Hotel Nordurland or similar 01-31. Oct & 01.Mar-30.Apr  730 880 695
Reykjavik Lights & Hotel Nordurland or similar

01.Nov-27.Dec & 03.Jan-28Feb 

710 850 680
Reykjavik Lights & Hotel Nordurland or similar 28.Dec-02Jan 835 1,045 785
Icelandair Hotels Natura & Akureyri or similar 01.Oct - 30.Apr 765 885 n/a

Airport taxes (estimated EUR 25 per person for return flight) will be added to above price

 Daily departures except for 21-24 , 29 Dec 2016 & 11, 12, 13, 15 Apr 2017

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.br /> 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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