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Activities & Transport

  • Hiking
  • Fixed Departure
  • Car with driver

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Nature & landscapes
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8-Day Tour Through the Natural Beauty of Northern Iceland

Northern lights - Relaxing time in Myvatn Baths - Snowshoeing - Volcanic sites
Unique about this tour:
  • Go snowshoeing in the serenity of Iceland's pristine nature
  • Discover the breadth and magnitude of Krafla Caldera
  • Take a soothing bath in stunning hot springs
  • Gaze in awe at the mesmerizing Northern Lights

The north of Iceland is an amazing playground for those who seek adventure and enjoy outdoor activities in winter.

You'll find yourself partly in the fjord of Eyjafjordur, the longest fjord in Iceland, surrounded by mountains and hills is the perfect spot for nice starting this trip and feel the vibe of Icelandic powerful landscape.

At nearby Lake Myvatn, where the rift is found, an incredible diversity offers some of the most beautiful and fascinating landscapes on earth. Imagination is constantly stimulated by the strange shapes of the landscape and by trolls, elves and other fairies living there…

Our program includes daily hikes (medium level), contemplation, bath in hot springs, among others. This short 8 day adventure is perfect for open, contemplative and active minds looking to take the time to discover, feel and share!

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Services

Included
  • 7 x nights in double/twin bedroom, with made up beds and shared/private bathroom (upgrade to individual bedroom for 400 €)
  • Roundtrip flight Reykjavik – Akureyri
  • French/English-speaking guide
  • Full-board except last dinner in Reykjavik
  • Snowshoe rental gear (walking sticks not included)
  • Two entrance fees to Myvatn Nature Baths
  • Transfers in private minibus 4x4 from day 1 to day 7- Akureyri to Akureyri
Excluded
  • International flight
  • Last dinner in Reykjavik
  • Taxi transfers in Reykjavik between the accommodation and domestic airport (usually around 10€)
  • Personal insurance
  • Transfers in Reykjavik

Fixed Departures

Trip Dates Days Min/Max Passengers Price (p.p.) Single Room Supplement   Status  
Mar 01, 2020 until Mar 08, 2020 8 6/12 $ 2,898 $ 3,344 G Bookable Request

Itinerary

Keflavik - Reykjavik - Akureyri  

Welcome to Iceland!

After landing at Keflavik airport you'll take a bus to the domestic airport and hop on a second flight to Akureyri.



In Akureyri, look out for the friendly face of  your guide there to welcome you and assist you with your luggage. You'll then be transferred to your accommodation on the pristine Icelandic coastline.



The Northern Lights are often visible there, the perfect thing to welcome you. Once you've checked in and settled, why not hop in the jacuzzi and start the trip with a hot bath under the stars.

Day 1
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Akureyri Guesthouse

Akureyri - Eyjafjordur  

Discover Eyjafjordur

Today you’ll discover the region of Eyjafjordur.



Eyjafjordur means fjord of the island, because of the island of Hrisey (“the north pearl”) located right in its middle.  This large fjord surrounded by mountains and hills is the perfect spot for nice starting this trip and feel the vibe of Icelandic powerful landscape.



Your guide will show you great spots in the forest and mountains nearby overlooking the fjord.



Once the tour is over, you'll return to the warmth and comfort of your accommodation where you can relax.

Day 2
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Akureyri Guesthouse

Mývatn  

Dive into the Baths at Myvatn

Today, we'll drive to Myvatn and check in to your accommodation for the next 4 nights.



Lake Myvatn, is located on the mid-Atlantic ridge emerging in Iceland. This ridge, or rift, spreads out and pushes away the American and European plates, at the speed of 2cm a year. This is why volcanic activity is so active in this region, changing its morphology permanently.



Just 2 kms from your hotel you'll hike between the rocky formations of Dimmuborgir - the lava castles.



During the snowshoeing hike you'll make several stops to discover lava caves and try to spot some trolls…



In the afternoon, go to the Myvatn Baths for a relaxing time.

Day 3
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Myvatn Guesthouse

Mývatn  

Climb Hverfell Crater

Have a hearty breakfast by the lake where you might be lucky enough to see some ducks enjoying the warmish waters before beginning your ascent of Hverfell crater.



For those who know Iceland during the summertime, with its chaos of black lava, winter is the opportunity to meet a new landscape, “uniformed” by the snow, from which only emerge the highest lava peaks and the main craters.



From atop the crater, enjoy a beautiful 360° panoramic view.



Then, we'll hike to the Grjotagja lava tunnel located on the rift. The place served as the shooting location of the Game of Thrones famous scene with Jon Snow.

Day 4
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Myvatn Guesthouse

Myvatn  

Discover the Krafla Caldera

Today, head towards the Krafla Caldera to discover this unique site, which last eruption happened in 1984.



Go snowshoeing on a wonderful ground struggle between ice and fire. Hikes are done walking or snowshoeing, depending on the day and snow status. The air is very pure in this time of the year and the magnificent skies often show the famous Glitský (the mother-of-pearl clouds) and the northern lights. Frost shines on trees and makes the landscape looking like a wonderland.



At the end of the day, you'll enjoy another warm and soothing bath.

Day 5
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Myvatn Guesthouse

Mývatn  

Walk in the Solfataras' Fields of Hverir

A visit to Myvatn is not complete without a walk in the solfataras’ fields of Hverir and a hike on the Namaskard Mountain.



Most often than not, we can spot a group of ptarmigans or an arctic fox. The nights of full moon often have a stronger light than the daylight because of the snow’s reflection, and can be the opportunity for unforgettable walks.



After this unique spot of fumaroles, boiling mud puddles and sulphur deposits, end the afternoon by going for a walk in the forest of Höfdi on the shores of the lake, where you'll be able to find some of the only trees existing in Myvatn.

Day 6

Godafoss - Akureyri - Reykjavik  

Make Your Way to Akureyri

This morning, you'll depart your hotel and head for Akureyri while making a stop at the cascading and . powerful waterfall of Godafoss, the Gods’ waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country.



You can have lunch in Akureyri before boarding your 45 minute flight to Reykjavik where your private transfer will then transport you to your accommodation in the heart of the city. 



Feel free to spend it at your own pace and leisure, enjoying everything that this quaint city has to offer. Take the time to hang out around the capital and enjoy its tranquil and charming streets.

Day 7
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Reykjavik Guesthouse

Keflavik Airport  

Farewell, Iceland!

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end but we hope you have enjoyed your time exploring the very best that the island of Iceland has to offer. The rich natural beauty history and the people that make the country what it is.



We hope you have had a memorable trip and wish you pleasant onward travels!

Day 8