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

Visit Lonely Planet’s Best Place in Europe 2015! This 4 night short break to Reykjavik, Akureyri and Lake Myvatn is the perfect getaway. See and experience many superb attractions on the 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.

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

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)
  • 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

Important

Daily departures, closed out dates 21 -24 & 29 Dec 2018 and 17-19, 21 Apr 2019. 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 2018  – 2.Jan 2019.

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Day 1: Arrival

Highlights: Keflavik Reykjavik

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.

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Day 2: Wonders of North Iceland - Akureyri

Highlights: 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.

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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.

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Day 4: Day at leisure - Afternoon flight to Reykjavík

Highlights: Akureyri

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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Day 5: Departure

Highlights: Keflavik

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.

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