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.
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