Let the Northern Lights and outdoor activities dazzle you in the mystical landscapes of North Iceland

NEW!  Lower prices for Winter 2018-  2019!

Admire the elusive Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, from Lake Myvatn, one of the most picturesque areas of North Iceland on the Northern Lights Special Short break.

On a 5 day winter short break, visit Lake Myvatn’s famous moonlike volcanic craters, ash cones, lava fields and boiling mud pits. The lake’s surroundings offer an incredible variety of landscapes and geological formations.

Opportunities for winter adventure abound in a host of optional activities to suit your mood.

The evenings heat up with excitement, as this area just south of the Arctic Circle is a prime location for hunting for the northern lights.

Highlights:

• Discover fantastic geological wonders in a surreal setting
• Stay in a scenic area with great options for outdoor fun and sightseeing
• Spend some time in Akureyri, the charming capital of the north
• Overnight in an area with good possibilities to see northern lights
• Upgrade to an outdoor adventure with optional winter activities on the frozen lake, cross-country skiing or snowmobiling
• Treat yourself with optional spa indulgences at the soothing Myvatn Nature Baths

Included

  • 2 nights at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik or similar, including breakfast (except arrival day)
  • 2 nights at Sel-Hotel Myvatn or similar, including breakfast
  • Round-trip flights Reykjavik-Akureyri-Reykjavik (excluding airport tax:  approximately EUR33 per person adult and EUR25 per person child 11 and under )
  • Round-trip transfer Akureyri-Lake Myvatn-Akureyri
  • Short sightseeing tour of the Lake Myvatn area

Important

  • Daily departures
  • Closed out dates 21 -24 & 29 Dec 2018. No domestic flights on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
  • Please note: The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings, therefore, cannot be guaranteed
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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.  Transfers are not included in your package, but we would be happy to arrange an arrival transfer for you, perhaps even with a stop at the popular Blue Lagoon.

The day is yours to rest and use at your own leisure.

Overnight in Reykjavik.

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Day 2: Wonders of Lake Myvatn area

Highlights: Myvatn Dimmuborgir

Reykjavik – Akureyri – Lake Myvatn

Breakfast at your hotel. On your own, transfer to Reykjavik Domestic Airport (cabs plentiful). Morning flight to Akureyri, the Capital of the North.

You´ll be met and transferred to your hotel in the Lake Myvatn area. During your drive to the hotel you’ll get a short sightseeing tour of the Lake Myvatn area, renowned for its beauty and geological wonders. The northern lights might dance around tonight, so be sure to take a walk before going to sleep!

Overnight at your hotel in the Lake Myvatn area

Included:
Short sightseeing tour of the Lake Myvatn area

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Day 3: Day at your leisure

Highlights: Myvatn

Lake Myvatn

Breakfast at your hotel.  Today you can enjoy various optional leisure activities in the area. The Myvatn area has been gaining a reputation for its winter fun, including the possibility to enjoy activities on the frozen lake.  Some tour ideas might include cross country skiing, snowmobiling, winter tours to Dettifoss Waterfall and even winter horseback riding.

It is ideal to end the evening with a tour to the Myvatn Nature Baths for late night relaxation in the geothermal lagoon.  And, with luck, the northern lights will make an appearance!

Overnight at hotel in Myvatn.

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Day 4: Akureyri, the Capital of the North

Highlights: Akureyri

Akureyri – Reykjavik

Breakfast at hotel. You´ll be transferred to Akureyri. Visit the town of Akureyri, North Iceland’s trade and cultural center, beautifully resting in a scenic fjord.

Flight back to Reykjavik. On your own, transfer to your hotel in Reykjavik. Overnight in Reykjavik.

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Day 5: Departure

If your departure flight is in the afternoon, you might want to visit one of the numerous museums or art galleries scattered around the city. Perhaps you´ll stroll along the seaside paths, breathing in the pristine North Atlantic air. We recommend departing your hotel no later than three hours before your light.

On your own, transfer to Keflavik airport for international flight. Transfer not included, but we would be happy to arrange it for you. We can also assist you with extending your trip with hotel nights and tour add-ons.

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

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