iceland tour: Lake Myvatn & Akureyri

Independent Touring, Northern Lights & Winter Fun
Unique Lake Myvatn, North Iceland
5 days
Oct - Mar
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Just below the Arctic Circle, discover the beauty and unique attractions of Lake Myvatn in Winter. The lake's surroundings offer an incredible variety of landscapes and geological formations. Immerse yourself in nature while the Aurora Borealis dances in the clear winter skies. North Iceland boasts an exotic beauty, and is famous for moonlike volcanic craters, ash cones, lava fields and boiling mud pits and in the evenings, this area just south of the Arctic Circle is a prime location for hunting for the Northern Lights.

Day 1: Arrive in Reykjavik
From Keflavik Airport transfer by coach to your hotel in Reykjavik city. Perhaps visit one of Reykjavik’s 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. The city centre is a small area characterised by eclectic and colourful houses, good shopping, dining and drinking. Reykjavík has recently established itself as a haven for food lovers, with numerous restaurants taking advantage of the abundance of local seafood, meat and game.Overnight in Reykjavik  at Icelandair Natura Hotel or similar.

Day 2: Reykjavik - Akureyri - Lake Myvatn
This morning make your own way to the Reykjavik Domestic Airport for the morning flight to Akureyri, the Capital of the North. On arrival in Akureyri, transfer to your hotel near Lake Myvatn -  on the way enjoy a short sightseeing tour of the Lake Myvatn area, renowned for its beauty and geological wonders. The Northern Lights might dance around tonight, so be sure to take a walk before going to sleep!  2 overnights with dinners in the Lake Myvatn area, at Sel Hotel Myvatn or similar. Tonight ask the hotel Reception staff about optional activities which may be offered tomorrorw.

Day 3: Lake Myvatn Day at Leisure
Today relax and explore on foot or enjoy one of the various optional leisure activities in the area such as  cross country skiing, snowmobiling, winter tours to Dettifoss Waterfall and even winter horseback riding.  Or visit the nearby Myvatn Nature Baths, to bathe in the warm, therapeutic waters. You can also visit the baths in the evening, for a late night relaxation in the lagoon, whilst searching for the Northern Lights. 

Day 4: Akureyri - Reykjavik
Today transfer from your hotel into Akureyri, with time to explore the city. North Iceland's trade and cultural centre, Akureyri sits on a scenic fjord and is easily explored. In the afternoon, it's time for the flight back to Reykjavik. On arrival in Reykjavik, make your own way to your hotel. Overnight in Reykjavik at Icelandair Natura Hotel or similar.

Day 5: Reykjavik Departure
Arrangements end with your transfer by coach back to Keflavik Airport. 

Departures: Daily October - March (except 21 - 25 December, 29 December, 31 December 2108, 01 January, Good Friday and Easter Sunday 2019)

Includes: coach transfer Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik hotel Day 1; 2 nights in Reykjavik at Icelandair Hotel Natura or siimilar; 2 nights at Sel Hotel Myvatn or similar; breakfast daily; flights Reykjavik-Akureyri-Reykjavik, transfers Akureyri -Lake Myvatn hotel - Akureyri; short sightseeing tour of the Lake Myvatn area, coach transfer Reykjavik hotel to Keflavik Airport Day 5. 

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2274.00
Single AUD$ 2841.00

Prices shown are for Oct 2018 & Feb - Mar 2019.

Includes: coach transfer Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik hotel Day 1; 2 nights in Reykjavik at Icelandair Hotel Natura or siimilar; 2 nights at Sel Hotel Myvatn or similar; breakfast daily; flights Reykjavik-Akureyri-Reykjavik, transfers Akureyri -Lake Myvatn hotel - Akureyri; short sightseeing tour of the Lake Myvatn area, coach transfer Reykjavik hotel to Keflavik Airport Day 5. 

Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.

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