iceland tour: Arctic Powers

Escorted, Northern Lights
Explore the North's wonderful natural treasures.
5 Days
Oct, Nov, Feb, Mar, Apr
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The North of Iceland has its own mysterious Arctic atmosphere and treasures. This vast area of Iceland has some of the country’s most majestic wilderness regions and intriguing natural wonders. On this tour you will visit Akureyri, Godafoss Waterfall, and the beautiful Lake Myvatn Nature Reserve. Enjoy thundering glacial waterfalls, bizarre volcanic landscapes, snow-capped lava formations and more. And in the remote north there is plenty of opportunity for seeking the Northern lights!

Day 1 Reykjavik Arrival 
Transfer by aiport coach from Keflavík Airport to your hotel. The city centre is a small area characterised by eclectic and colourful houses, good shopping and dining, having been recently established as a haven for food lovers. Numerous restaurants take great advantage of the abundance of local seafood, meat and game. Reykjavik has many wonderful museums including the National Museum displaying artefacts from the first settlement to the modern age, giving an excellent overview of Iceland’s history and culture, the Reykjavik 871+2 Settlement Museum, an archaeological museum based around a 10th Century Viking longhouse unearthed in 2001, the Reykjavik Art Museum and the National Gallery. Overnight in Reykjavik. 

Day 2: Reykjavik - Akureyri, North Iceland
Morning transfer to the Reykjavík Domestic Airport for the early flight to Akureyri. If the skies are clear, you’ll get great views of Iceland’s interior wilderness on this flight. Then meet your local guide at Akureyri Airport and start your North Iceland exploration! We begin with  a drive through beautiful alpine scenery en route to Godafoss (Waterfall of the Gods). Here glacial water thunders around the surrounding lava, to create a beautiful half-circle shaped cascade. Then we travel to the unforgettable Lake Myvatn area, a geological wonderland that includes the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir, the pseudo-craters at Skutustadir and the Laxa Salmon River, as well the bizarre bubbling mud pits and vibrant colours of the Namaskard geothermal area.  Looming over the area is Krafla, the volcano that created this amazing area, and whose energy provides power and hot water to the region.  Lake Myvatn’ s fantastical landscapes have made it a filming location for the Game of Thrones series, as well as several Hollywood movies. End a fantastic day with a relaxing soak in the geothermal Nature Baths. Dinner and overnight in Lake Mývatn area - the hotel is in an ideal location to seek the fabled Northern Lights and if conditions are right tonight, your guide will take you on a brief walk near the hotel to catch a glimpse! 

Day 3 Lake Mývatn Nature Reserve - Eyjafjordur - Trollaskagi - Siglufjordur - Akureyri
Today we head along scenic roads to beautiful Eyjafjordur, Iceland’s longest fjord, and then onto the Trollaskagi or Troll Peninsula. Known as the 'Icelandic Alps', Trollaskagi offers some of the highest mountains in Iceland; the views of steep mountains plunging to the black-sand coastline are breathtaking and the surreal rock formations make it easy to see how the peninsula got its name. We drive through 3 mountain tunnels and pass through colourful fishing villages, with a stop at Siglufjordur town for beautifully-preserved historical buildings set in a scenic fjord. In the afternoon we visit the award-winning Herring-Era Maritime Museum. Many Icelandic historians believe it was Siglufjordur’s herring 'gold rush' of the early 20th Century that helped bring modernisation to Iceland, and at the museum, you will be introduced to the history of the herring fishing industry and invited to explore the museum’s exhibits, before sampling traditional rye bread, local herring and some Icelandic schnapps. Next, we take a closer look at Eyjafjordur Fjord and visit Kaldi, Iceland’s first microbrewery, where we learn how craft beer is made and taste some of the locally brewed beer.The day ends in Akureyri, the beautiful northern town, where we enjoy a brief city tour.  Maybe visit the local heated swimming pool, one of the best in Iceland, where the soothing variety of geothermal hot tubs and steam rooms - a perfect way to relax! Overnight in Akureyri.

Day 4: Akureyri – Reykjavik
Today enjoy Akureyri and surroundings. Though small in population the “capital of North Iceland” has a lively culture and outdoor recreation scene. Akureyri is less than 50  km from the Arctic Circle, and is a colourful city, easy to walk around, with a wide range of shops, restaurants, galleries and museums. Later today, transfer to the airport for your late afternoon/early evening flight back to Reykjavík Domestic Airport. On arrrival, transfer to your hotel in Reykjavík and time at leisure. Overnight in Reykjavik.

Day 5: Departure
End of arrangements after breakfast with your coach transfer to Keflavik Airport. 

Departures 2018: 08, 29 October; 19 November, 04 December

Departures 2019: 08 January05 February; 05 March

Includes: 2 nights at Reykjavík hotel with private facilities; 2 nights at countryside hotel with private facilities; daily breakfast; return transfers Reykjavik hotel and Reykjavik Domestic Airport Days 2 and 4; return flights between Reykjavik and Akureyri including taxes; guided coach tour Days 2-4; 2 course dinner Day 2; admission to Myvatn Nature Baths and towel rental Day 2; admission to Herring-Era Maritime Museum in Siglufjordur, including taste of herring and rye bread Day 3; visit to microbrewery and beer sampling Day 3; return Keflavik Airport - hotel transfers.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2286.00
Single AUD$ 2865.00

Includes: 2 nights at Reykjavík hotel with private facilities;  2 nights at countryside hotel with private facilities; daily breakfast; return transfers Reykjavik hotel and Reykjavik Domestic Airport Days 2 and 4; return flights between Reykjavik and Akureyri including taxes; guided coach tour Days 2-4; 2 course dinner Day 2; admission to Myvatn Nature Baths and towel rental Day 2; admission to Herring-Era Maritime Museum in Siglufjordur, including taste of herring and rye bread Day 3; visit to microbrewery and beer sampling Day 3; return Keflavik Airport - hotel transfers.

The prices shown here are for departures from November 2018 to April 2019 

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2101.00
Single AUD$ 2514.00

Includes: 2 nights at Reykjavík hotel with private facilities;  2 nights at countryside hotel with private facilities; daily breakfast; return transfers Reykjavik hotel and Reykjavik Domestic Airport Days 2 and 4; return flights between Reykjavik and Akureyri including taxes; guided coach tour Days 2-4; 2 course dinner Day 2; admission to Myvatn Nature Baths and towel rental Day 2; admission to Herring-Era Maritime Museum in Siglufjordur, including taste of herring and rye bread Day 3; visit to microbrewery and beer sampling Day 3; return Keflavik Airport - hotel transfers.

The prices shown here are for departures in  October 2018 

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