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Day 1: Arrival:

Highlights: Reykjavik Hallgrimskirkja Perlan Laugardalur

Upon landing in Iceland, there is only the mysterious lava plain of the Reykjanes Peninsula standing between you and the buzz from the energetic capital city of Reykjavik. The ride across the barren lava takes little less than an hour and is thankfully devoid of any demons, making the start of your journey as safe as possible (airport transfer not included in package price).

The first settler of Iceland built his farm on the peninsula where Reykjavik stands today, and the city derives its name after the columns of steam that rose from the hot springs in the area (Reykjavik means “smoky bay”).

Only a few minutes’ drive away from your modern Reykjavik hotel, the city center awaits with abundance of restaurants, cafés, clubs, and cultural events. We recommend a northern lights hunt  (if visiting between mid-September and mid-April), whether by boat, bus, or jeep.
Overnight in Reykjavik.

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Day 2: Getting Closer:

Highlights: Akureyri Nonni House The Christmas Garden Akureyri Folk Museum

After a hearty breakfast, your journey takes you to the Reykjavik domestic airport where you’ll board a 60-minute flight to the beautiful town of Akureyri. Transfer to the airport on your own.

 

Often referred to as the “Capital of the North”, Akureyri is the largest town in the north of Iceland and is the second largest urban area in Iceland with a population of a little less than 20,000 residents

Located only 60 kilometers (19 miles) from the Arctic Circle, the mountains in the area are often capped with snow year-round, and in the winter they offer some of the best skiing in the country.

It would be perfect to add a Northern Lights tour  in the Akureyri area if you are visiting during winter months.

The rest of the day is open for your own activities.  Akureyri has great museums, one of Iceland’s best geothermal swimming pools, and a lively art, coffee house and dining scene.  If you enjoy outdoor activities we can suggest and help you book day tours with horseback riding, whale watching and snowmobiling.

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Day 3: Enter Free Folk's Territory:

Highlights: Godafoss Myvatn Dimmuborgir Hverfjall

Breakfast at your hotel.  Today you will be entering the otherworldly landscapes of Lake Myvatn where the scenes for “North of the Wall” were filmed.

As the majestic Waterfall of the Gods, Godafoss, greets you, you’ll quickly realize why the Game of Thrones production crew were drawn to this location. According to the Icelandic Sagas, the waterfall takes its name from the chieftain Thorgeir of Ljosavatn throwing his statues of the heathen gods into the falls when Iceland converted to Christianity in the year 1000.

Your next stop will be the magical places where several scenes for Game of Thrones were filmed. Here you can try to relive the action in the locations seen in the series.

Hopefully you won’t encounter any White Walkers, but Iceland’s rich folklore lets the storytelling guide boost your imagination with tales of trolls and Hidden People alongside curious facts from behind the scenes of Game of Thrones.

After a day of beautiful waterfalls, volcanoes, unusual lava rock formations, steaming hot springs, bubbling mud pools and mysterious landscapes, you’ll end the day with a splash at the Myvatn Nature Baths. While not a filming location for Game of Thrones, the calming waters will still relax you while you imagine being surrounded by other Free Folk.

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Day 4: Return to Reykjavik:

Highlights: Reykjavik Hofdi Reykjavik City Museum National Museum

Breakfast at your hotel.  On your own transfer to the Akureyri airport.  Morning flight to Reykjavik and return to your Reykjavik hotel (transfer is on your own.)

The afternoon is free for you to explore the city and its surroundings.

Overnight in Reykjavik.

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Day 5: Departure:

Highlights: Reykjavik The Blue Lagoon

Breakfast at your hotel. If your flight is in the afternoon you can spend the day at your leisure or experience Iceland further by going on a day tour. You can also add extra days to your stay and we will help you make arrangements.

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Can't get enough of Game of Thrones?:

Complete the experience by climbing the Wall

By adding a day in Reykjavik you get the chance to visit the glacial tongue of Solheimajokull which is a magnificent phenomenon; a rugged, raw and ever-changing hub of ancient frozen water. Amazing ice formations, sinkholes and jagged ridges will be explored and along the way you’ll find an ice wall on the glacier and try your hand at ice climbing. Crampons, ice axes and safety lines are provided. Contact us for details.

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