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$
205
/ Person
Destination:
Iceland
Join us on a tour to magical Lake Mývatn and the filming sites of the latest Game of Thrones series. Highlights: Filming locations from Beyond the Wall series of Game of Thrones... more
Goðafoss waterfall
Lake Mývatn
Volcanic craters and lava fields
Solfatara field with boiling mudpits and steam vents
Soak in the geothermal water of the Nature Baths
Let the “Game of Thrones” expert guide take you around the iconic sites where some of this popular HBO series was filmed. The Mývatn area was the location chosen for the 'Beyond the ... moreWall' scenes in the 3rd season. Filming took place in 2012. After Kit Harington (aka Jon Snow) broke his ankle in July, filming in Iceland did not begin until late November. This gave the crew a chance to experience the snow, frost and blizzards of an Icelandic winter and gave the actors a real sense of life Beyond the Wall.

Beyond the Wall is home to the Wildlings or Free Folk under the rule of their king Mance Rayder. Under his command the Wildlings are gathering an army. The White Walkers however are on the move, threatening both the Seven Kingdoms and the land of the Free Folk. Jon Snow must join the Wildling army to try to discover Mance Rayder’s plans.

Not only will you see where “Game of Thrones” was filmed, you also get to see where J.R. Tolkien got his inspiration for the magical world of Lord of the Rings and find out about his strong connections to Iceland.

The first stop on this tour is at Goðafoss waterfall, famed not only for its beauty, but also as the scene of historical events from the saga times.

Apart from visiting the “Game of Thrones” location sites this tour also stops at many other places of interest, such as Dimmuborgir (Dark castles), Grjotagja (caves with underground hot river), Hverir (bubbling mud pits and steam vents), ending the tour at the Mývatn Nature Baths geothermal lagoon.

“Beware the winter is coming!”

Departures: All year

Price per person (summer 2017 & winter 2017-18) : ISK 22.000,-
Minimum 2 persons

Included in the price:

Transportation and guidance

A surprise Icelandic souvenir

Entrance fee to the Mývatn Nature Baths

Lunch is not included in the tour price. However, a stop will be made at a local restaurant where lunch or refreshments can be purchased.
$
105
/ Person
$
50
/ Child
Destination:
Iceland
Humpbacks, minke whales, dolphins and porpoises are commonly spotted during these popular tours. To ensure that the animals are not disturbed by our presence, we sail at a constant ... morespeed towards the whales’ habitat. As a result, a variety of species, from humpback whales to tiny porpoises, often surface close to the boat.

Departing from Oddeyrarbót pier right in the heart of Akureyri town this 3-hour tour takes you out cruising through prime whale viewing areas.

The tour offers the full whale watching and wildlife experience with professional guides that help to enrich your knowledge and understanding of the fjord‘s ecosystem, geology, history and folklore.
Here is your chance to see the incredible Eyjafjord Humpbacks in their natural habitat. The warmth of the summer sun brings vibrant life and plentitude of food to the fjord and following ... moreit, in a feeding frenzy, come the larger-than-life Humpbacks.

Our specially trained whale watching guides are experts at spotting them and telling you all about their behaviour, any question you have, we promise you an answer. Our ship is the only high speed, specially modified, whale watching ship in Iceland. Capable of carrying 200 persons with spectacular views from our “cinema styled” viewing platforms. Its speed guarantees availability of whale watching tours from Akureyri, where ever the whales might be located in the deepest fjord in Iceland. With ample indoor and outdoor seating, bar and cafeteria, you can be sure that the ride is comfortable and pleasant even at speed.

Daily departures in 2017:
1st -12th May 2017
13:00
1st June - 11th August 2017:
09:00, 10:00, 13:00, 14:00, 17:00, 20:30

13th May - 31st May
12th August - 30 September 2017:
09:00, 13:00,17:00

October 2017
(after 14th October 2017)
09:00, 13:00
(only at 13:00)

Price per person: ISK 10.990
Children 7 -15 years: ISK 5.495
Children under 6 years: free

Tour fact sheet

Three hour whale watching tour

360° panorama from top deck

Commentary through on board sound system

Amole indoor cabin

Light snacks, sandwiches, coffee, beer & soft drinks available for purchase on board
$
810
/ Person
Destination:
Iceland
Aurora Borealis (or The Northern Lights) is one of the most spectacular phenomena on earth – and Iceland offers perfect landscapes to enjoy the winter night scenery. Our Northern Lights ... moreSpecial offers an incredible opportunity to combine hunting for the Northern Lights with a range of fantastic winter activities and excursions into the Icelandic nature.

Highlights:

Northern Lights evening tour

Reykjavík in winter

Gullfoss waterfall

Lake Þingvallavatn and the Thingvellir national park

Geyser Strokkur

Seljalandsfoss waterfall

Skógafoss waterfall

Reynisfjara

Views of glaciers
Day 1: Upon arrival to Keflavik international airport transfer to Reykjavik city by flybus shuttle. Check-in at the hotel where you stay for 3 nights. Free time until the evening.... more
At 21:00 be ready for your evening adventure: the Northern Lights tour! We drive out into the countryside to escape the city lights. The guides will decide the tour destination on the travel day, taking into account the aurora forecast as well as cloud cover to maximize the chances of spotting the magical northern lights. Depending on best option our destination may be Þingvellir national park at Lake Þingvallavatn, Reykjanes peninsula with its lava fields or Borgarfjörður area.
We recommend that you bring along warm clothes and sturdy shoes. A camera on tripod is also a good idea for this tour.

Day 2:
South Shore Adventure day tour.
We drive along the south coast of Iceland which has much to offer. The diverse landscapes range from vast farmlands, active volcanoes, glaciers and glacial rivers, waterfalls, black sandy beaches and bazalt rock rock formations. We stop at Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, both of them are amazingly beautiful and receive their water directly from Eyjafjallajökull glacier that covers the top of the infamous volcano of the same name which disrupted the air traffic in Europe in 2010. We visiti the Reynisfjara black sandy beach where you will also discover impressive basalt rock formations (columnar basalt).
Vik village is a good place to enjoy lunch break. There, you can also visit the local wool factory before starting our drive back to Reykjavik. On the way we stop at Sólheimajökull glacier, an outlet originating from Mýrdalsjokull, Iceland's fourth largest glacier. There we take a short walk towards the glacier. This is one of the best examples about how fast glaciers melt due to the global warming (climate change). There is possibility to add a glacier hike or snowmobile ride to the tour (surcharge, needs to be pre-booked).

Day 3:
The Golden Circle day tour.
On this full day tour we visit the sights of great historical and geological interest:
Þingvellir (Thingvellir) national park - the site of the first parliament where many important events took place, among them are introduction of Christianity in year 1000 and declaration of Iceland's independence from the Danish kingdom in 1944.
At Þingvellir is also one of the best places where we can observe the plate tectonics at work and learn about the continental drift at the boundaries of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.
The tour continues to the geysers where we take time to see the geyser Strokkur spout a coloum of superheated water high into the air (every 5-10 min.).
After lunch break we continue to another highlight of the day before we return to Reykjavik: Gullfoss waterfall (the Golden Waterfall) which drops in two cacades deep into the narrow gorge on the glacial Hvitá river.

Day 4:
Flybus transfer to Keflavik airport in time for your flight departure. If you flight is late afternoon it is possible to add a visit to the Blue Lagoon as part of your airport transfer (surcharge, needs to be pre-booked).

Package includes:
* Flybus transfers from/to Keflavik airport
* 3 nights accommodation in Reykjavik, sharing double/twin room with private facilities, including breakfast
* 1 Northern Lights evening guided tour from Reykjavik
* The Golden Circle day tour (with small groups)
* South Shore Adventure day tour (with small groups)

The tour can be combined with the North Iceland programme. Extra nights in Reykjavik can easily be added to the itinerary.

The itinerary may need to be adapted or changed depending upon prevailing weather/road conditions.

For the Northern lights forecast, please check this site for daily reports: http://en.vedur.is/weather/forecasts/aurora.

Please note: Aurora Borealis is a natural phenomenon dependent on weather and sightings cannot be guaranteed every night. Complimentary retry another evening if the northern lights are not seen on the tour on day 1.
Destination:
Iceland
Taking a break in Reykjavik City offers so many different possibilities: You can relax and observe the city life while enjoying excellent cuisine and vibrant nightlife, you can use ... morethe capital as a base from which you can explore some of the many highlights of the South and West Iceland which are easily within your reach. Join optional tours to visit waterfalls, geysers, volcanoes and glaciers; go whale watching, horseback riding or take part in various other activities.
ITINERARY Day 1 - Tuesday: ARRIVAL – KEFLAVIK – REYKJAVIK Arrival in Iceland. Transfer under own arrangement from Keflavik international airport to Reykjavik and your accommodation ... more(tranfers can be booked through Nonni Travel).

Day 2 – Wednesday: REYKJAVIK CITY TOUR - SUGGESTED OPTIONAL TOUR: BLUE LAGOON OR WHALE WATCHING
Breakfast at the hotel and a short coach sightseeing tour of Reykjavik. We get to know the old and the new part of the city, passing colourful houses, the harbour, the iconic Hallgrimskirkja church, Arbaer outdoor museum and more. The rest of the day is free to explore the city on your own.
Optional tours are also available, such as visiting the Blue Lagoon where we get the chance to relax in the pleasantly warm geothermal waters; or join a whale watching boat tour to search for some of the largest mammals on earth.
In the evening you can join an optional »Viking dinner« in the »Viking village«.
Overnight in Reykjavik.

Day 3 - Thursday: REYKJAVIK - SUGGESTED OPTIONAL TOUR: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
Breakfast at the hotel and free time.
A tour to this part of South Iceland is a must for every visitor – the Golden Circle: drive through the southern lowlands to one of the most majestic waterfalls in Iceland – Gullfoss waterfall (the Golden Falls), which drops down into a 32-m deep gorge. We visit the Geyser area, where one of them - Strokkur - spouts water every 5-10 minutes. Here we will also take our lunch break. We drive to the Thingvellir national park, the site of the first parliament, founded in 930. We return to Reykjavik.

Day 4 - Friday: REYKJAVIK - SUGGESTED OPTIONAL TOUR: SNAEFELLSNES PENINSULA
Breakfast at the hotel and free time.
The Snaefellsnes peninsula in West Iceland is almost a miniature version of the island. In addition to its characteristic Snaefellsjokull glacier, there are black sandy beaches, bird cliffs, spectacular mountains and volcanic craters. On this tour, we will, for example, stop at the small fishing village Arnarstapi, the ancient fishing village Hellnar, visit Djupalonssandur beach and the iconic Kirkjufell mountain.
The stunning landscape of the peninsula has captured the imagination of people all over the world, ever since Jules Verne wrote the famous science fiction novel "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" but the journey begins at Snaefellsjokull glacier.

Day 5 - Saturday: REYKJAVIK – KEFLAVIK – DEPARTURE
Breakfast and airport shuttle transfer to Keflavik airport - please pre-book at the hotel reception the evening before if you have not pre-booked with us. If your flight departs late afternoon, then you have the possibility to enjoy an additional optional half day tour in the morning or you can add in the Blue Lagoon tour with drop off at Keflavik international airport (surcharge).

Basic package price includes:

* 4 nights accommodation in room w/private facilities, including breakfast
* Reykjavík City sightseeing tour

Not included in the package: Transfer to and from Keflavik International airport, optional tours, admission fees and meals others than specified.
$
57
/ Person
$
30
/ Child
Destination:
Iceland
No words can describe the feeling of observing the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) - this is something that you have to experience yourself!
The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis can be visible on a clear winter night and will light up the sky with green colour, often with touches of pink around the edges and occasionally ... morea deep violet centre. This often dramatic display is caused by the collision of charged particles from the sun with the Earth's magnetic field.
We will drive into the countryside well away from the city lights in search of the Aurora Borealis. The route we take may depend on the weather and road conditions each time.

Bring with you: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm, waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.

In-Bus-Audio-Guide: We recommend that you bring your own headphones, simply because they will fit you best. It is also great for the environment. If you don’t have your headphones, with you or forgot to bring them, no worries we sell earphones on board.

Departures
15th August - 15th October at 22:00
16th October - 14th March 2018 at 21:00

Price per person: ISK 5.990,-
Teenagers 12-15 years: 2.995,-
Children 0-11 years: free

Included:

Free tour pick-up from your accommodation in Reykjavík

Knowledgeable Northern Lights & Stars guide

Free use of astronomy binoculars on every tour

Free star map to learn about the sky above you, at that specific time in the year.

Learn the basics of Northern Lights photography on our smart tablets.

Free use of camera tripods, every tour has tripods that fit almost any camera or phone

Northern Lights Guarantee – see the lights or come again for free!

Free Wi-Fi and USB charger for each seat

In-bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages

For the Northern lights forecast, please check this site for daily reports: http://en.vedur.is/weather/forecasts/aurora
$
105
/ Person
$
55
/ Child
Destination:
Iceland
Let's go searching for some of the largest sea mammals of the world! Highlights Whales and dolphins Old harbour of Reykjavik ... more

Sailing on the Atlantic

Puffins in summer time

Various sea birds

View of Reykjavik from the sea
The tour commences at our ticket office in the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik where you can exchange your pre-paid voucher for admission tickets. Merely steps away you will find ... moreour Visitor Centre, facilitated on board a converted fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier, which is where you will meet our crew for the day. Before (or after) the tour you can stroll through our souvenir shop, have a drink at the Whale Café or enjoy the onboard whale exhibition located in the hull of the boat. The show includes multimedia images and videos of whales as well as fun facts about the cetaceans and other marine animals we are likely to come across on the tour. From that point you will be show to our whale watching vessel where the tour takes place.

Once on board the tour boat you will find several outdoor viewing platforms, a large indoor saloon with an on board café where you can buy light refreshments, basic bathroom facilities and a cloak room where you can borrow one of our blankets or overalls on colder days. You can either stay outside in the fresh air but you are also welcome to stay inside the heated lounge and observe the views from within, through our large panoramic windows. One of our excellent guides will commentate on the sights and views at hand through the intercom system on board and will be available to you and happy to answer any questions you may have throughout the tour.

Summer season (1 April - 31 October) is great for whale watching, as the wildlife in the bay is at it's highest peak! This is the time when the Minke whales are at their most abundant, along with White-beaked dolphins, Harbour porpoises and the occasional Humpback whales, giving us the chance to enjoy and understand them in their natural environment. Winter season (1 November - 31 March) is a whole other experience and adventure compared to our summer tours. Each year continues to surprise us with the wildlife it offers. The winter low lying sun is also something not to be missed, as it casts a warm glow over the white-capped mountains surrounding the bay and to breathe in the winter's fresh and crisp air is just incredible.

The most common cetacean in the area are the Minke whales, White-beaked dolphins and Harbour porpoises. Occasionally we spot other species including Humpback whales, Killer whales/Orcas, Fin whales and Blue whales to name but a few.

The weather can change quite frequently in Iceland and therefore we reserve the right to alter routes and itineraries by sailing from other harbours in the nearby area where the weather or sightings are more favourable each time, which could result in a slightly longer tour. Please consult with our ticket sales staff if you are on a tight schedule.

Please be aware that the tours are run in wild nature and we can never guarantee sightings on a particular tour. The estimated duration of tours are standard times and can change according to conditions at sea. Although our success rate is high, the cetacean abundance is unpredictable and varies with the food availability of our shores.

Free access to the Elding-Whale Watching Centre
Café on board the boats.
Warm overalls/raincoats can be provided free of charge.
$
2,340
/ Person
Destination:
Iceland
In the kingdom of Volcanos and Glaciers – easy to moderate hiking through stunning volcanic scenery with breathtaking panoramic views over glaciers and spectacular mountain peaks. ... moreThe transport is in comfortable four-wheel drive vehicles. In the evening you may be lucky enough to enjoy the awe-inspiring northern lights in Autumn and the midnight sun in summer.
Day 1: Gullfoss – Geysir - Hotel Pickup from hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik from 08:30 in the morning. First on our program for the day is a visit to the Great Geysir geothermal ... morearea. There we will take a look at the areas namesake and its neighbor, Strokkur a feisty geyser which spouts every 5-10 minutes. Close by we find Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls; in two giant steps the water falls 32 meters into a deep gorge. We continue east through one of the largest agriculture areas. Passing by two very impressive glaciers, a huge sand desert and one of Iceland’s biggest lava fields we reach our hotel where we stay for the next 4 nights.
Driving: 6 hrs total Walking: 2-3 hrs total

Day 2: Vatnajökull National Park-Skaftafell
Vatnajökull National Park is Europe’s biggest National Park.The southeast part of this park is the area of Skaftafell which is composed of natural forest growing between glacial tongues, reaching down almost to sea level - a unique place to visit. We walk through a birch forest up to the Svartifoss waterfall, which is famous for its black basalt columns. On the way we will get fantastic views of Europe’s largest glacier Vatnajökull and Hvannadalshnúkur (2110m), its highest peak. In the afternoon a 2-3 hour inspiring walk on the glacier is optional. You will be provided with all the necessary gear (crampons and ice axes) to discover the amazing blue world of ice and explore its ridges and crevasses ! Return to the hotel.
Driving: 2 hrs total Walking: 4-5 hrs total

Day 3: Volcano Laki
Today we head for the craters of Laki. In 1783 a 25km long fissure opened and lava flew out of 130 craters, devastating huge pasture fields. Clouds of poisonous gases killed over 50% of the livestock on Iceland. This led to a great famine which soon killed about 20% of the population. This was the greatest eruption in Iceland since the original settlement and naturally had a deep impact on the Icelandic population. However, today these craters are mostly covered with green moss which makes a huge contrast to the black and red color of the underlying lava. In good weather we will climb to the top of the the Laki mountain. From there we have a splendid view over all the craters and the ice cap of Vatnajökull. Return to the same hotel.
Driving: 4-5 hrs total Walking: 3-4 hrs total

Day 4: Jökulsárlón – Slaga
Today we head east along the Öræfajökull glacier which covers one of the country’s greatest volcanoes and its highest summit. We then cross great flatlands in front of the huge Breiðamerkurjökull glacier before arriving to Jökulsárlón lagoon with its picturesque floating icebergs. This place has provided the backdrop for many Hollywood films - for example the James Bond movie “Die another Day”. We discover a great variety of icebergs of different forms and shapes and the wide range of blue and white colours in the ice. In the afternoon on our way back, we will take a walk at the foot of the Öræfajökull glacier, with fantastic views over the vast sand plains of the river Skeiðará. In 1996 the great glacier outflow from under the Vatnajökull icecap destroyed the longest bridge in Iceland. A huge mass of ice (3000 billion liters) melted and the water reached a flow rate of 55,000 cubic meters per second and covered these huge plains with water. Return to the same hotel.
Driving: 3-4 hrs total Walking: 4-5 hrs total

Day 5: Vík – Hot springs of Ölkelduháls – Reykjavik
On our return to Reykjavik we pass by the village of Vík (Vík í Mýrdal) where we can enjoy a walk on the black beach. The pinnacles of Reynisdrangar are to be seen just offshore. According to legend, the pinnacles were left standing there after two trolls tried to pull a three master ship past the headland, but were caught and petrified by the first rays of sunshine. North of the village Hveragerði, famous for its greenhouses, we enjoy our last walk over to the geothermal area of Reykjadalur where we can enjoy a relaxing bath in a warm stream before returning to the hectic life of Iceland’s capital.
Driving: 4 hrs total Walking: 3-4 hrs total

Group size: 6 to 16 participants.
Hiking each day: 2-5 hrs.

Possible to add airport transfers and extra nights in Reykjavík before and after the tour to the package.
Please note: the tour operator reserves the right to change the itinerary depending in case of unfavourable weather conditions.

Includes:
* Guide for 5 days;
* Transportation for 5 days;
* Accommodation /4 nights in a comfortable country hotel in double/twin rooms;
* Half board (breakfast and dinner)

Not included:
* Lunches - can be added at extra cost
* optional 2-3 hour walk on the Svínafellsjökull glacier can be added for extra ISK 9.520 per person (all glacier and safety gear provided)

Min. age: 14 years

Departure dates: 2017
05 - 09 June (confirmed departure)
19 - 23 June (confirmed departure)
03 - 07 July (confirmed departure)
17 - 21 July (confirmed departure)
07 - 11 August (available)
21 - 25 August (available)
04 - 08 September (available)
18 - 22 September (available)
$
90
/ Person
$
45
/ Child
Destination:
Iceland
More than 40 km North of the mainland of Iceland lies Grímsey, the island of 5,3 sq.km, green and grassy on the top, but on the sides largely fortified with perpendicular rocks. Grímsey ... moreIsland is also the only point of Iceland crossed by the Arctic Circle.
The ferry to Grímsey island is operated from Dalvík, a fishing town about 45 km north of Akureyri at the western side of the Eyjafjörður. ... more
Board the ferry in Dalvik harbour, after a 3-hour sailing through the fjord and across the open ocean you will reach the destination. On the way you can enjoy the views of Hrísey Island and steep mountains on both sides of the fjord. Quite often whales can be spotted in the sea during the trip, however, the ferry does not stop for a closer look. After disembarking the ferry at the harbour of Grímsey you have about 3½-4 hours to explore the island on your own before returning to the harbour, boarding the ferry and sailing back to Dalvík.

An old legend tells that once upon a time the island was only inhabited by trolls and giants, until they were slain by a man called Grímur. However, he took the daughter of one of them for a wife and the islanders are said to be their descendants. Whether that be true or not, the islanders are known for their hardiness as fishermen - which is surely a requirement on this isolated arctic island mentioned in many old sources. In the past, Grimsey was renowned as an inexhaustible source of eggs and birds, and for rich fishing banks around the island.

People often visit this northernmost Icelandic settlement in order to set foot across the Arctic Circle. However, Grímsey has a number of other things to offer. Early in the summer, observing the midnight sun on the island can be an unforgettable experience. On the West coast there are beautiful coves, lined with basalt columns and skerries. The East coast boasts 100 m high sea cliffs, where egg-collecting from the cliffs is still practised. Conditions for bird-watching are unique, the cliffs during the summer months are covered in nesting sea birds such as puffins, razorbills, guillemots, fulmars and kittiwakes. On the grassy parts of the island, one must walk with care to avoid treading on the numerous tern's nests and young chicks.

The island has a church, swimming pool, small grocery store, local handicrafts shop, ATM and two guesthouses.

In good weather the travel to and from the island offers impressive views of the mountains on both sides of Eyjafjörður, whether you decide to take the sea or the air route from Akureyri.

Price per person: ISK 9.660
Children 12-15 years: Isk. 4.830
Children 0-11years: Free

Transfer to/from Dalvík is not included in the price.
$
275
-
$
360
/ Person
$
138
-
$
180
/ Child
Destination:
Iceland
An adventure of travelling through the rugged landscape of a lava field, first in a 4x4 vehicle and then on foot. We explore the wondrous world of unique ice sculptures inside the ... moreLofthellir lava cave.
Cave Exploration Lofthellir winter challenge tour takes you to Lofthellir Cave, a unique lave cave filled with ice formations, stalagmites and sculptures. The tour starts with a scenic ... moredrive from Akureyri to Lake Mývatn, which takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes. Upon arriving to Lake Mývatn we exit the main road and enter the wilderness. During the winter season the route to the cave can get rough, due to snow and ice, so we bring along the snowshoes along.

The track is usually around 40 minutes hike across a rugged lava field. Thus we combine the pristine untouched snow covered lava fields around the cave with an underground exploration. Once at the cave we spend at least one hour inside the cave, exploring the ice formations, darkness and strange atmosphere inside 3000 year old lava tunnel. On route to and from the cave we explore the lava fields and craters around Lake Mývatn, especially the crater row of Lúdentarborgir.

On the way back to Akureyri we stop by Goðafoss Waterfall, a beautiful and powerful waterfall in Skjálfandafljót river.

Included:

Transportation and guidance in English

Cave exploration equipment (helmet, headlights, rubber boots)

Refreshments not included.

Tour conditions:

There is ice and water on the ground in the cave and the temperature inside the cave is around 0°C.

This tour is not suitable for young children, people with claustrophobia or people that are not in reasonable physical condition.

Tour may be dependent on weather or road conditions and the travel time may vary depending on snow conditions.

Longest walk is about 20-30 minutes (= 2x crossing the lava fields, rough ground but flat terrain).

We recommend you bring along:

Warm and waterproof clothes

Gloves

Thick socks

Water bottle

Departures: 1 November 2017 - 30 April 2018

Price per person for winter tour:

Departure from Akureyri: ISK 38.900
Departure from Mývatn: ISK 29.500
Child discount: 50% (age 8-12).
Minimum: 2 adults or minimum rate
Maximum: 14 participants
Tour duration: 8/9 hours from AK. 4/5 hrs from Mývatn
$
799
-
$
905
/ Person
Destination:
Iceland
Aurora Borealis (or The Northern Lights) is one of the most spectacular phenomena on earth – and Iceland offers perfect landscapes to enjoy the winter night scenery. Our Northern Lights ... moreSpecial offers an incredible opportunity to combine hunting for the Northern Lights with a range of fantastic winter activities and excursions into the Icelandic nature.

Highlights:

Northern Lights evening tour

Akureyri

Panoramic views of Eyjafjörður

Goðafoss waterfall

Lake Mývatn

Pseudocraters at Skútustaðir

Dimmuborgir lava maze

Hverir solfatara field at Námaskarð

Nature Baths
Day 1: Flight from Reykjavík to Akureyri. Local pick up from Akureyri airport and transfer to your choice of accommodation where you will stay for 2 nights. If you arrive in Akureyri ... moreon morning flight then you could fit in a short additional tour (needs to be pre-booked).
In the evening you join a 2/3-hour Northern Lights tour (starting at 21:30). During the tour we drive out into the countryside away from the city lights to hunt for the Northern Lights. There is nothing as impressive as a moonlit starry winter night with the Northern lights dancing in the sky. While observing this phenomenon we enjoy a light refreshment before returning to Akureyri.

Day 2: Lake Mývatn Winter Coach Tour, departing at 08:15. This winter tour to one of the most interesting spots in North Iceland focuses on the most attractive features of the Lake Mývatn area and its surroundings. The first stop is at Goðafoss waterfall, not only famous for its breathtaking beauty but also for its significant historic value related to the Christianisation of Iceland. From Goðafoss the tour continues through the valley of Reykjadalur to Skútustaðir in the Lake Mývatn district. Next stop is at Dimmuborgir, a lava labyrinth of magnificent basaltic pillars and lava sculptures. After a short walk in Dimmuborgir the tour continues through the lava field to Grjótagjá (road conditions permitting), which used to be a popular underground bathing cave among the locals before the Krafla Fires (1975-1984) when the water became too hot to bathe in. We continue east over the Námaskarð mountain pass to the Krafla caldera (road conditions permitting). Along the way we pass a 60- MW geothermal power station that partly supplies the town of Akureyri with electricity. Our destination is the explosion crater of Viti (Hell) but its formation marked the beginning of the great Myvatn Fires in 1724. From Viti there is a good view over the geothermal zone of Leirhnjukur and the lava field formed in the Krafla Fires. Next we explore the solfatara field of Hverir (Námaskarð) where ground water is heated by an underground magma intrusion. Sulphur deposits are brought to the surface and the area is characterized by a strong smell of sulphur. After a short walk around the fumaroles and mud pits we head for the final destination of the tour, the Mývatn Nature Baths, where visitors get the chance to bathe in the silky smooth geothermal water (entrance fee to the pool not included, to be paid on the spot). After the stop at the Nature Baths we drive back to Akureyri where estimated arrival time is around 17:00.

If you were unlucky and did not see the Northern Lights on your first evening, then you have a chance for another complimentary Northern Lights tour this evening (departure at 22:00).

Day 3: Transfer from your accommodation to Akureyri airport. If your flight departure is in the late afternoon or evening then you have a possibility for another optional tour (needs to be pre-booked).

Prices for basic package, per person, from:
Oct. 2017 - Apr. 2018

Option 1:
Hotel, double/twin room with private facilities, incl. breakfast
ISK 84.600

Option 2:
Studio Modern apt. for 2 persons, with private hot tub, self-catering
ISK 96.600

Option 3:
Studio Modern apt. for 2 persons, without hot tub, self-catering
ISK 84.400

Basic package includes:
* Flight Reykjavik-Akureyri-Reykjavik w/airport.taxes
* Arrival/departure transfers in Akureyri
* 2 nights accommodation, sharing double/twin room
* 1 Northern Lights evening guided tour from Akureyri
* Lake Mývatn guided coach tour

Info:
The tour can be combined with the South Iceland programme. Extra nights in Akureyri can easily be added to the itinerary.

The itinerary may need to be adapted or changed depending upon prevailing weather/road conditions.

For the Northern lights forecast, please check this site for daily reports: http://en.vedur.is/weather/forecasts/aurora.

Akureyri has an excellent ski resort just 10-min. drive from the town centre. Ski slopes on Mt.Hliðarfjall offer good possibilities for alpine, cross-country skiing and snowboarding (late November/December-April). For further details on ski runs, opening times, and prices of rental and ski passes check out the offical website of the ski area: http://www.hlidarfjall.is/en.
Destination:
Iceland
North Iceland has much to offer all year around. Winters can be really magical after the landscape gets covered by layers of snow. This tour offers 2 nights in Akureyri – the “capital ... moreof the North” and 2 nights at Lake Myvatn. Here there are no city lights to distract the clear winter nights. Sometimes, on a clear moonlit evening and with northern lights playing in the sky, drive through the night might almost feel like daytime as the light reflects on the surrounding moutains, and even more so when snow covers the land. It is like magic!

Highlights

Town of Akureyri

Rural area of Eyjafjörður

Chance to hunt for Northern lights

Goðafoss waterfall

Volcanic landscape of Lake Mývatn area

Nature Baths

Old turf farm and folk museum at Grenjaðarstaður

Fishing village of Húsavik

Whale Museum
Day 1, Tuesday: Flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri and transfer to the city. We start a 4-hour tour of Akureyri and the surrounding area. During the tour we drive through the old centre ... morewith charming old houses that are surrounded by lush vegetation. The church of Akureyri towers over the downtown area. In clear weather we drive up to the hills above Akureyri from where we get a great view over the town and the fjord. Then we head on for one of the valleys in Eyjafjörður area where we also visit one of the typical Icelandic farms, enjoy light refreshment and get the chance to meet with the local people.
After the tour, check in ath the hotel in Akureyri and the rest of the afternoon free to explore the town centre, visit the local swimming pool. In the evening possibility for optional Northern lights tour if weather permits (not included).

Day 2, Wednesday:
Daytour to Goðafoss waterfall and Lake Myvatn area. The next days you will stay overnight in Lake Myvatn area. Goðafoss waterfall whether bound in ice or not is definitely worth paying a visit. The volcanic area of Lake Myvatn with the lava fields and various types of volcanic craters is a magical place during winter time. During the sightseeing tour we stop at major sights of interest. After the tour drop off at the hotel close to the lake.
During the cold winter months large parts of the lake freezes over which offers possibilities for various activity on the ice. Weather permitting possibility for an optional Northern Lights tour in the evening (not included).

Day 3, Thursday:
Daytour to Husavik and the countryside (approx 5 hrs). Get to know Iceland of the past and present. We drive to the hydro electric power station on the beautiful Laxá river and visit the old turf farm and folk museum at Grenjaðarstaður. Continue to the fishing village of Húsavik which has become particularly known as a whale watching centre. Though winter months are not the right time to see whales in nature, a visit to the whale museum will be just as interesting.
After the tour free time or transfer to Nature Baths and relax in the pleasantly warm geothermal water of the lagoon and the steam bath. In the eveninig - weather permitting, you have a possibility for optional northern lights tour.

Day 4, Friday:
Morning free or possibility for an optional tour, e.g. by jeep to Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerfull waterfall which drops deep down into the canyon of Jökulsárgljúfur. The winter view of the waterfall is particularly majestic. In winter it may be necessary to walk through snow to get to the waterfall (duration ca. 4-5 hrs, not included).
When weather and ice conditions allow there are also possibilities for different optional activities on the lake and in the area.

After an optional morning tour, or a relaxing day near your hotel, you return to Akureyri by bus leaving Lake Mývatn area in the afternoon. Overnight in hotel in Akureyri.

Day 5, Saturday:
Transfer to Akureyri airport in time for your flight to Reykjavik. On Saturdays there are 4 flights a day during winter months, the earliest departing at 09:55, the last one at 18:55.

Included:
• Flight Reykjavík-Akureyri-Reykjavík incl.airport taxes
• Airport transfers in Akureyri
• 4 nights hotel accommodation in double room with private facilities, including breakfast
• Excursions:
- Akureyri & surroundings incl. farm visit and light refreshments
- Goðafoss/Lake Mývatn with drop off at Mývatn
- Húsavík & Countryside Tour
- Entrance to Nature Bath incl. transfer to/from hotel in Mývatn (1x)
• Schedule bus Mývatn-Akureyri

Not included: meals others than specified, optional tours

The tour can be combined with the South Iceland programme. Extra nights and optional tours can be added in Myvatn or Akureyri.
Ski slopes on Mt.Hliðarfjall offer good possibilities for alpine and cross-country skiing and are only a short distance from the town (late November-April)

Possibilities for additional tours and activities at Lake Mývatn (dependent on ice/weather conditions):
Dettifoss super jeep tour
Jeep Safari: Hverfjall, Ludent, Krafla
Northern Lights evening tour from Lake Mývatn or Akureyri
Cross-country skiing tour
Snowshoe hiking
Snowmobile tours
Horseback riding
Go-karting and other fun activities on ice (depending on ice/weather conditions)
Destination:
Iceland
North Iceland offers many major highlights worth visiting. Mountains, fjörds, glacial valleys, lava fields, volcanoes, geothermal springs and other wonders of nature can be observed ... morein this part of the country.

Highlights

Eyjafjörður, the longest fjord in Iceland

Akureyri, the capital of the north

Goðafoss waterfall

Lake Mývatn

Pseudocraters of Skútustaðir

Lava formations at Dimmuborgir

Volcano Krafla and the crater Viti

Hverir solfatara field at Námaskarð

Nature Baths

Húsavík - a fishing town and the "whale centre"

Whale watching
Akureyri is often referred to as the capital of the North. It is an educational and cultural centre, a charming town with numerous interesting museums, the northern-most botanical ... moregarden in the world and an 18-hole golf course. Located at the base of the longest Icelandic fjord which opens to the north, summer evenings offer a great display of colours in the sky as the sun sets on the horizon.

Itinerary

Day 1:
Check in for your flight to Akureyri (duration 45 min.). Meet and greet from our office upon arrival at Akureyri airport and transfer to your accommodation.
There are several flights a day between Reykjavik city and Akureyri. If you decide for an early flight then you have a possibility for another optional tour (needs to be pre-booked).

Day 2:
Lake Mývatn guided coach tour, departing at 08:15. This tour to one of the most interesting spots in North Iceland focuses on the most attractive features of the Lake Mývatn area and its surroundings. The first stop is at Goðafoss waterfall, not only famous for its breathtaking beauty but also for its significant historic value related to the Christianisation of Iceland.
From Goðafoss the tour continues through the valley of Reykjadalur to the Lake Mývatn district where we first stop at the pseudocraters of Skútustaðir. Next stop is at Dimmuborgir, a lava labyrinth of magnificent basaltic pillars and lava sculptures. After a short walk in Dimmuborgir the tour continues through the lava field to Grjótagjá, which used to be a popular underground bathing cave among the locals before the Krafla Fires (1975-1984) when the water became too hot to bathe in.
We continue east over the Námaskarð mountain pass to the Krafla caldera. Along the way we pass a 60-MW geothermal power station that partly supplies the town of Akureyri with electricity. Our destination is the explosion crater of Viti (Hell) but its formation marked the beginning of the great Myvatn Fires in 1724. From Viti there is a good view over the geothermal zone of Leirhnjukur and the lava field formed in the Krafla Fires. Next we explore the solfatara field of Hverir at Námaskarð where ground water is heated by an underground magma intrusion. After a short walk around the fumaroles and mud pits we head for the final destination of the tour, the Nature Baths, where visitors get the chance to bathe in the silky smooth geothermal water (entrance fee to the pool not included, to be paid on the spot). After the stop at the Nature Baths we drive back to Akureyri where estimated arrival time is around 17:30.

Day 3:
The town of Húsavík is known as the whale watching centre of Iceland. On this day you get the chance to spot some of the largest creatures on earth. Take the morning bus to Húsavík (approx. 1 hour drive). After arrival in Husavik you have time to explore the town on your own or visit any of the museums, such as the Whale Centre, The Municipal Museum or the beautiful wooden church on the harbour. At 13:30 the boat departs from Husavik harbour for a 3-hour whale watching tour, looking for whales in the Skjálfandaflói bay. Alternatively, you may take take morning sailing and have have free time after the boat tour. The schedule bus will bring you back to Akureyri just after 18:00..

Day 4: Transfer to Akureyri airport for the flight back to Reykjavík. If you choose a late afternoon or evening flight, then you have possibility for another optional tour.

Price per person from:
In double per person :

Single supplement:
Option 1: Hotel, double/twin room with private facilities, incl. breakfast
ISK 163.500
ISK 43.700
Option 2: Studio Modern Apt.for 2 persons, with private hot tub, self-catering
ISK 143.700
ISK 45.500
Option 3: Guesthouse, double/twin with shared facilities, incl. breakfast
ISK 128.800
ISK 15.500

Prices include:
- Flights Reykjavík-Akureyri-Reykjavík with airport taxes
- Arrival/departure transfers in Akureyri
- 3 nights accommodation, double/twin room/apartment
- Goðafoss/Mývatn guided coach tour
- Whale watching tour incl.bus transfer and guided boat tour