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Akureyri Day Tour Packages

$
100
/ Person
$
40
/ 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 within a few feet of the boat.
Surround yourself in history and visit the old village of Hjalteyri, which has a population of 43 inhabitants. Step aboard our traditional oak boat, Knörrinn, North Sailing‘s first ... morewhale watching boat, for a quiet sailing in the calm seas of Eyjafjörður, a favourable habitat of marine life.

This tour gives you the unique opportunity to get in touch with the great wildlife of the North, including whales and seabirds, all under the guidance and expertise of our most qualified crew.

The old herring meal and oil processing factory in Hjalteyri was the largest of its kind in Iceland. The factory shut down in 1966 and now hosts various activities.

Enjoy the scenic surroundings of Hjalteyri and experience the aura of old times. Hjalteyri is a well kept secret in the heart of North Iceland.

Hot chocolate and cinnamon buns included. Warm overalls and raincoats are available if needed.
$
45
/ Person
Destination:
Iceland
Gentle climate, lush vegetation and a multitude of colourful historical houses and places to see and visit – welcome to Akureyri! You will get a good sense of this charming capital ... moreof the North by discovering it on foot.
Akureyri´s name originates from a cornfield that was thought to have existed in a sheltered area within one of the gullies formed by streams flowing through the present location of the old part of the town. Today it is a thriving place with various industries, museums, shops, restaurants and its own university. The old part of the town preserves the historical charm with its old-style mixture of architecture.

Highlights

Akureyri church
Northern-most botanical garden
Colourful old architecture
Panoramic views
Historical landmarks
During our walk we will visit the Akureyri church, which was consecrated in 1940 and is dedicated to the priest and poet Matthias Jochumsson who is best know as the author of the Icelandic ... moreNational Anthem and lived in a house on the hill just below the church. The church has beautiful stained-glass windows, part of one of them originating from the Coventry Cathedral in England.

We take a stroll towards the northern-most botanical garden. It has a noteworthy collection of specimen of Arctic flora as well as hundreds of plants from other parts of the world which are not found elsewhere in the country.
There are wonderful panoramic view over Akureyri as we walk towards the botanical garden and further down the hill to the old part of the town with colourful architecture from 19th and early 20th century.
$
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
$
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.
$
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
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.

Highlights

Volcanic landscape of Lake Myvatn

Mt Hverfjall

Ludentsborgir row crater

Walk across the ropey lava field

Lofthellir lava cave

Underground ice world

Snowshoe hike (in winter)
Cave Exploration Lofthellir tour takes you to the mystical world of darkness and ice in the Lofthellir Cave, a natural lava cave that boasts the greatest natural ice sculptures currently ... moreknown in Iceland.

We drive straight to Lake Mývatn from Akureyri and from there along a rugged track to the unique volcano Hverfell, through the crater row of Lúdentarborgir to the roots of Mt. Hvannfell. After a 20 minute walk across a lava field which is adorned by endless ropey lava, we reach the Lofthellir Lava Cave. At least one hour is spent inside the cave, observing this unbelievable natural phenomenon. We make a short stop in the village of Reykjahlíð by Lake Mývatn before returning to Akureyri.

Advance reservation is necessary.

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 May - 31 October 2017

Price per person for summer tour:
Departure from Akureyri: ISK 28.900
Departure from Mývatn: ISK 22.900
Child discount: 50% (age 8-12).
Minimum: 2 adults or minimum rate
Maximum: 14 participants
Tour duration: 7 -8 hours from AK. 4/5 hrs from Mývatn

Included:

Transportation and guidance in English

Cave exploration equipment (helmet, headlights, rubber boots)

Refreshments not included.
$
167
/ Person
$
85
/ Child
Destination:
Iceland
This tour to one of the loveliest spots in Iceland focuses on the most attractive features of the area with numerous volcanic phenomena. The drive along the coast of Eyjafjörður provides ... moreus with a splendid view of Akureyri and the moutains surrounding the fjord.

Highlights

Panoramic views of Akureyri and Eyjafjörður

Goðafoss waterfall

Pseudo-craters at Skútustaðir

Lava maze of Dimmuborgir

Grjótagjá fissure

Hverir solfataras at Námaskarð

Krafla volcano and Viti crater

Nature Baths geothermal lagoon
The tour heads off North along the East coast of Eyjafjörður which offers a panoramic view of Akureyri. We cross the Vikurskard-pass and along the valleys of Fnjóskadalur and Ljósavatnsskard, ... morewhere you can clearly see the influence of the ice age glaciers.
We make a half hour stop at the waterfall of Goðafoss, famed not only for its beauty, but also as the scene of historical events from the saga times.

By noon we arrive at Lake Mývatn, famous for its combination of natural beauty and unique ecology. We begin by driving to the farm of Skútustaðir, named after a saga hero. Today, however, Skútustaðir is better known for its unusually regular pseudo craters which are among the best known in the world.From here there is a good view of Lake Mývatn and, in clear weather, of some of the mountains in the central highlands. Here we make a midday break with the possibility of buying lunch at the restaurant.
From here we drive along the south side of the lake to Dimmuborgir (Dark Castles), a spectacular maze of strange lava structures, covered with surprisingly lush vegetation. Our next stop is at Grjótagjá, a fissure with underground warm water caves. They were a popular bathing place until the water became too hot as a result of the Krafla fires in the 1970s.

We proceed to the Hverir solfataras (boiling sulphur mudpits) at Námaskarð, these being some of the most spectacular in the country. We next drive up to the volcano Krafla and to the explosion crater Viti, formed in 1724 by an enormous explosion of steam. From the brim of Viti we can view the craters formed between 1975 and 1984.

A stop is also made at the outdoor Nature Baths near the lake and here you get enough time to soak in the warm, geothermal waters of the beautiful lagoon.
After the stop at Nature Baths we return to Akureyri.

Remember to bring along your swimsuit and towel (rental available at the spa) if you wish to relax at the Nature Baths (www.jardbodin.is)
$
180
/ Person
$
90
/ Child
Destination:
Iceland
This tours leads you along the Western coast of the impressive Eyjafjörður, the longest fjord in Iceland, travelling through fertile farming land and fishing villages to the charming ... moretown Siglufjörður, nestled in the midst of high mountains.

Highlights

Mountains of Tröllaskagi peninsula

view of Hrísey island

historic Mörðurvellir

Fishing villages of Eyjafjörður

Siglufjörður

Herring Era museum
After a short drive through the old part of Akureyri and through the very centre of this beautiful town we continue further north. As we enjoy the views of high mountains and ice-age ... moreglacial valleys we pass Möðruvellir. This is a place of great importance in Icelandic history, where we can see a typical countryside church from the 19th century.
Further along the fjord we spy the island of Hrísey, a birdwatchers paradise.

After driving through the amazing landscape framed by the mountains surrounding the Svarfaðardalur Valley we arrive at the small fishing village of Dalvík.The coastal road takes us further on to a one-lane tunnel to Ólafsfjörður, a small fishing village beautifully set between the fjord and the mountains of Tröllaskagi peninsula.
We continue through the next tunnel into the remote Héðinsfjörður which until 2010 had only been accessible from the sea or by hiking accross the mountains. On the short stretch between the mountains we make a short photo stop before we travel further through the third tunnel to Siglufjörður.

At the peak of the herring fishing period, Siglufjörður was the most important and lively fishing town in Iceland, and one of the largest during the herring season. By visting the award winning Herring Era museum of Siglufjörður we get a glimpse into these olden times and capture a sense of the atmosphere of days gone by.

Though returning to Akureyri via the same route, the scenery passed before will show itself from a completely different perspective.

Prices per person: ISK. 19.000
Including entrance fee to the Herring Era museum
$
105
-
$
150
/ Person
Destination:
Iceland
The Eyjafjörður area offers a variety of choices for horseback riding in different surroundings and is a perfect place for those who wish to enjoy either short or longer rides. A wonderful ... moreopportunity to learn about Icelandic horse under expert supervision.
Riding from Skjaldarvík : Skjaldarvík guesthouse from where the riding tours start is approx. 5 km north of Akureyri on the western side of Eyjafjörður. The approx. 2-hour tour includes ... more1½ hrs on horseback. You will follow trails along the seashore and then up to the hills surrounding Eyjafjorður. After your ride you can relax in the hot tub at the farm, overlooking the sea. Light refreshments are included in the price.
There is also a possibility for a "Ride and Dine" combo: after your riding tour enjoy a delicious evening meal at the guesthouse with fantastic views over Eyjafjörður.

Additional information

All saftey equipment is supplied at both stables.

Good shoes must be worn.

Horses are matched to the riders ability (beginner to experienced).

Pick up/drop off from Akureyri is included in the price.

If you have small children and would prefer a shorter riding time this too can be arranged.

Departures:

June - September 2017
3 departures daily: 10:00 / 14:00 / 17:00

October 2017
2 departures daily: 10:00 / 14:00

Prices per person - 1½ hour tour: ISK 10.900
Including: transfer from/to Akureyri, horseback riding (1½ hour) and light refreshments
Minimum age: 12 years

Prices per person - Ride & Dine combo: ISK 15.900
Including: transfer from/to Akureyri, horseback riding (1½ hour) and a 2-course meal

Please contact us for further details.
Destination:
Iceland
In cooperation with Iceland Trout Adventures we offer guided fly fishing tours in Northern Iceland. Our guides grew up fishing in the amazing arctic waters and are eager to share their ... moreexpertise in the wide range of fly fishing techniques to land the trout, the arctic char and the salmon.

Our daily fishing tours in North Iceland take place on rivers in the surrounding area of Akureyri. Anglers will have the opportunity to fish for Arctic char, Brown Trout and Sea trout.
All our tours start in the town Akureyri, hotel pick up is available.
Half day fishing tour: You will be picked up at your hotel or guesthouse and transported to a river or lake that suits your skills and interests. The tour duration is up to 6 hours. ... more
Price includes: half day fishing tour with guide, transportation, fishing gear and fishing licence

Full day fishing tour:
After a pick up from your hotel or guesthouse we will take you on an unforgettable day of fishing on one of the lakes or rivers in the North of Iceland.
Price includes: full day fishing tour with guide, transportation, fishing gear and fishing licence

RIVERS

Arnarvatnsá and Helluvaðsá (A&H):
These two rivers are an excellent choices if you are looking for fishing in small streams and rivers, partly fed by the Laxá river in the Mývatn area and Lake Arnarvatn. A&H are fantastic for dry fly fishing and to fish upstream with nymphs.

Staðartorfa, Múlatorfa and Presthvammur:
The fishing beats are located below the dam on Laxá river about 1 hour's from Akureyri. The average trout weight is about 2 lbs. Fly only, one fish for the table.

Svartá in Bárðardalur:
The river is situated in the northern highlands, about 1½ hour drive from Akureyri and offers a gorgeous trout water. Svartá has a high percentage of Brown trout in the 3-6 lbs category. The river has the tradition of being fly only.

Eyjafjarðará:
The river runs north through the beautiful valley of Eyjafjörður and joins with the ocean just outside Akureyri. It is renowned for its big Arctic char but you can also expect to find Sea trout and the occasional salmon.

Horgá:
An char river in the Eyjafjörður district. The catch consists mainly of fine Arctic char, 1½–3 lbs, but few Sea trout and Brown trout are caught every year as well.

Ólafsfjarðará:
A char river divided into two fishing beats, each with two rods. The mainstay of the catch is Arctic char, but occasionally salmon is caught as well.

LAKES

Ljósavatn:
A popular lake in Þingeyjarsýsla district, about 30 min.drive to the east of Akureyri. The char is usually ½ -1½ lbs. but the trout can be bigger, or up to 5 lbs. Although the fish caught on a rod in this lake is usually quite small, it is well attended and very suitable for families.

Vestmannsvatn:
The lake is located in the Reykjadalur valley about 1 hour drive from Akureyri to the east. The catch consists mostly of Arctic char, but also of Brown trout.

Kringluvatn:
A lake located in Suður-Þingeyjarsýsla district, in North-eastern Iceland. Both Brown trout and Arctic char can be caught in the lake. The Brown trout has its origins in Laxá in Þingeyjarsýsla and can be quite big.

Hraunsvatn:
A nice char lake in Öxnadalur valley located in the with beautiful surroundings with the backdrop of the impressive Hraundrangi peak. The drive from Akureyri takes 30 min. to the farm where we park and requires about 40 min. walk to reach the lake.
$
799
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$
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.
$
2,892
/ Person
Destination:
Iceland
This tour is a showcase of the best that Iceland has to offer. We visit Snaefellsnes peninsula which is like Iceland in miniature. In the north we travel through landscapes shaped ... moreby ice-age glaciers and stay in Iceland´s most charming town—Akureyri. One of the main highlights is Lake Myvatn, teeming bird life in volcanic surroundings: craters, lava fields, solfataras and a geothermal lagoon. Travelling south we cross the highlands via Kjolur and end the tour visiting the geysers and waterfalls of South Iceland.
Day 1: ARRIVAL – KEFLAVIK – REYKJAVIK  Individual arrival to Iceland. Transfer , self organised, Keflavik international airport to Reykjavik and your accommodation (transfers can be ... morebooked through Nonni Travel). 

Day 2: THINGVELLIR - KALDIDALUR - HRAUNFOSSAR - REYKHOLT
We drive to Thingvellir national park - the site of the first parliament, founded in 930. Thingvellir was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site for its cultural value. The Thingvellir Lake with its surroundings is a place of great geological interest. From there we continue via Kaldidalur highland route which takes us close to Langjokull glacier. We continue towards Borgarfjorður, stopping at the Hraunfossar waterfalls where cold springs of subterranean water seep through the lava and run as tiny waterfalls and rapids into the Hvita glacial river. We will also visit the old bishopric Reykholt as well as the geyser Deildartunguhver before ending the day at our accommodation in the Borgarfjordur area.

Day 3: SNAEFELLSNES PENINSULA 
From Borgarnes we drive to one of the most beautiful parts of Iceland, Snaefellsnes peninsula. We start along the southern shore of the peninsula where we observe most of the natural phenomena that can be found around Iceland – only on a much smaller scale: lava fields, volcanic craters, glacier, waterfalls, sandy beaches, charming fishing towns, bird cliffs and more. We drive around Snaefellsjokull glacier and and along the northern side of the peninsula all the way to the village of Stykkisholmur where we overnight.

Day 4: STYKKISHOLMUR - SIGLUFJORDUR - AKUREYRI
Continuing east along the northern coast we enjoy the views of the numerous islands in Breiðafjordur bay, crossing over into Hrutafjordur and back to the ring road no.1. We continue along the fjords and through green pastures and valleys towards Skagafjordur. Holar in Hjaltadalur with the old cathedral is one of the historical sights of interest along the way before we continue north around the Troll peninsula to Siglufjordur. In Siglufjordur we have the opportunity to visit the award winning Herring Era museum where we get a glimpse into the times when this charming little village was a thriving fishing town. Our route then continues through three tunnels and along the coastal road to our accommodation in Akureyri.

Day 5: GODAFOSS WATERFALL - LAKE MYVATN
Today we will see some of the most impressive sights in north Iceland. We drive east along Eyjafjordur towards Godafoss waterfall. Then continue to Laxa river and Lake Myvatn area where we spend the day exploring the natural volcanic wonders. We enter the Rift zone and along the way you will see clear signs of past activity, as recent as 1975-84. Among the highlights are pseudocraters at Skutustadir, Dimmuborgir (The Dark Castle) and the solfatara field at Namaskard with its boiling mud pits and steam vents.
In summer months the Lake is teeming with bird life as various bird and duck species come nesting in the surroundings of the lake. We return to our accommodation in Akureyri in the late afternoon.

Day 6: AKUREYRI - KJOLUR - GOLDEN CIRCLE
From Akureyri we take the ring road back west towards Varmahlid and continue south via the Kjolur highland road. We stop at Hveravellir hot spring area with a chance for a quick dip in the natural geothermal pool or a stroll around the boiling hot springs. The road further south goes in between the Langjokull and Hofsjokull glacier through desert land. Passing the glacial lake of Hvitarvatn we reach Gullfoss waterfall – the Golden Falls and visit the Geysir area where we wait for Strokkur geyser which spouts regurlary every 5-10 minutes! Accommodation in the area.

Day 7: SOUTH SHORE
We drive towards Selfoss then east along the ring road which will bring us to Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss – two of the most iconic waterfalls in Iceland. The drive continues at the foot of Eyjafjoll mountains where the infamous Eyjafjallajokull volcano rests under the glacier of the same name. We drive on to the village of Vik and also make a stop at Reynisfjara black sand beach with a view of Reynisdrangar cliffs in the sea and the Dyrholaey promontory. Then we head back west ending the day at our accommodation in Reykjavik.

Day 8: REYKJAVIK - KEFLAVIK - DEPARTURE
Breakfast. Airport shuttle transfer to Keflavik airport, self organised - please pre-book at the hotel reception the evening before if you have not pre-booked with Nonni Travel. If your flight departs late afternoon, then you have the possibility to add an optional whalewatching boat tour in the morning or visit the Blue Lagoon prior to your departure flight with drop off at Keflavik international airport (surcharge).

Available dates:

29 June - 6 July 2018
20 July - 27 July 2018
03 August – 10 August 2018

Other departures, with guaranteed accommodation, available for private groups and self-drive:

13 July - 20 July 2018
27 July - 3 August 2018
10 August - 17 August 2018
31 August - 7 September 2018
7 September - 14 September 2018
14 September - 21 September 2018

Included in the package price:
Coach with English speaking driver-guide as per itinerary (day 2 – day 7) 
7 nights accommodation in double/twin rooms with private facilities,breakfast included
4x dinners
$
1,630
/ Person
Destination:
Iceland
This tour is a quick introduction to south and west Iceland with a glimpse towards the north. We visit the pearls of south Iceland: geysers, waterfalls, black sandy beaches and then ... morecross the highlands to the north via Kjolur highland route with a stop at the Hveravellir hot springs with a possibility for a soak in a natural geothermal pool. We conclude this circle route of the south and west of Iceland by exploring the magical Snaefellsnes peninsula.

Highlights

The Golden Circle

The South Shore of Iceland

Hveravellir geothermal area

Snaefellsnes peninsula
ITINERARY Day 1 - Wednesday: ARRIVAL – KEFLAVIK–REYKJAVIK Individual arrival to Iceland. Self organised transfer - Keflavik international airport to Reykjavik to your accommodation ... more(transfers can be booked through Nonni Travel).

Day 2 - Thursday: REYKJAVIK–SOUTH SHORE
We drive east along the south coast of Iceland. We stop at the inspiring waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, where we also get the chance to visit the interesting Skogar regional museum. We take an easy hike at Reynisfjara beach , following on with a drive to the village of Vik with its black sandy beach stretching as far as the eye can see, with impressive views of the Reynisdrangar cliffs rising out of the ocean. Returning to Selfoss we make a detour through the charming coastal villages of Stokkseyri and Eyrarbakki along the south coast of Iceland.

Accommodation in country hotel in the area of Selfoss.

Day 3 - Friday: SELFOSS–THINGVELLIR-GEYSIR-GULLFOS-KJOLUR/HVERAVELLIR
The day starts with a drive along the southern shore of Lake Thingvallavatn with views of the steamy slopes of Mt Hengill. We visit the Thingvellir national park – the site of the old parliament and place of great geological interest. The route continues to the Geyser area, where the most active one named Strokkur spouts impressively every 5-10 minutes. We drive to breath-taking Gullfoss waterfall (the Golden Falls) and then head on north via the Kjolur highland route. This off road experience takes us between the Langjokull and Hofsjokull glaciers. Mid point we reach Hveravellir a geothermal area with a natural pool where we have the chance to take a dip in its geothermal waters or take a stroll around the hot springs in this desert oasis. We drive further north across the interior of Iceland and end the day in the area of Miðfjorður.

Accommodation in a country hotel.

Day 4 - Saturday: LAUGARBAKKI–SNAEFELLSNES– REYKJAVIK
Today we travel south again, this time along the ring road before turning off towards the Snaefellsnes peninsula which we can refer to as »Iceland in miniature«; practically all natural phenomena that exist all around Iceland can be found on the peninsula – only on a rather smaller scale! There are volcanic mountains and craters, lava fields, a glacier, waterfalls, sandy beaches, columnar basalt formations, bird cliffs, etc. Snaefellsnes peninsula is also the only area in Iceland where mineral water springs can be found. We circle around the peninsula, then drive through Borgarnes and finally arrive in Reykjavik where we stay overnight.

Day 5 - Sunday: REYKJAVIK–KEFLAVIK – DEPARTURE
Breakfast . Self organised airport transfer to Keflavik airport for check in time for international flights - please pre-book at the hotel reception the evening before if you have not pre-booked with Nonni Travel. If your flight departs late afternoon, then you have the possibility to add an optional whalewatching boat tour in the morning or a visit to the Blue Lagoon with a follow on transfer to Keflavik international airport (surcharge).

Departures: Wednesdays

Available dates:

27 June - 1 July 2018
11 July - 15 July 2018
25 July - 29 July 2018
01 August – 05 August 2018
08 August – 12 August 2018
22 August – 26 August 2018
29 August – 02 September 2018
05 September – 09 September 2018

Price per person:

In double/twin room
ISK 173.900
Supplement for single room
ISK 44.900

Included in the package price:

4 nights accommodation in room w/private facilities, including breakfast

Coach transportation as per itinerary – day 2 – 4

Local English speaking driver-guide – day 2 – 4

2x dinner

Admission fee to volcano exhibition at Thorvaldseyri

Not included in the package price:

Optional tours

Admission to museums

Meals others than specified above.

Other departures, with guaranteed accommodation, available for private groups and self-drive:
12 September - 16 September 2018

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