Best of North Iceland
6 days Escorted Tour with many options for independent exploration from  Akureyri, Lake Myvatn, Siglufjordur, Husavik & Reykjavik 

Features and Inclusions

  • Transportation with modern motor-coach with WC

  • 5 nights in Akureyri

  • 5 breakfast

  • Bus and English and German speaking guide for 6 days and Entrance to Glaumbaer folk museum

  • Please note that afternoon program on day 2 and full day program on day 4 are optional and not included in the tour price

  • There is a possibility that some of the nature attractions around Iceland might charge an entrance fee during the trip. These entrance fees are not included in the tour price and need to be paid by all tour members on the spot.

  • Not Included: Arrival & Departure Transfers, Lunch & Dinner

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Preferred Hotels

*Standard Hotels*

Akureryri: 

Edda Hotel or similar

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Preferred Hotels

*Superior Hotels*

Akureryri: 

Hotel Kea Akureyri or similar

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Departures and Prices 2016

Starting Dates

Terminating Dates

June 13

June 18

June 27

July 2

July 11

July 16

July 25

July 30

August 8

August 13

In Standard Accommodation

Per Person In Twin

$ 1595.00

Single Room Supplement

$ 495.00

In Superior Accommodation 

Per Person In Twin

$ 1735.00

Single Room Supplement

$ 515.00

 

 

ITINERARY

Day 1, Monday: West Iceland

After leaving Reykjavík, we explore Hraunfossar, a series of waterfalls pouring from beneath a long row of lava fields into Hvítá River. Barnafoss “the Children’s fall” is nearby, with its own tragic tale. Then we visit Europe's most powerful hot spring and climb the Grábrók volcano crater in West Iceland. We see some of Iceland’s past with a visit to Glaumbær Turf Farm Museum, and travel along fjords and over mountains to Akureyri - the capital of North Iceland, our base for the next five nights.  (O)

 

Day 2, Tuesday: Akureyri and optional tour to Hrisey Island

Morning walk in Akureyri and a visit to the botanical garden. The rest of the day is free for leisure or an optional afternoon excursion by bus and ferry to Hrísey Island. (B,O)

 

Day 3, Wednesday: Lake Myvatn

We will explore Goðafoss, the waterfall of the Gods, and continue to Lake Mývatn, known for its rich bird life and extraordinary volcanic lava landscapes. Visit pseudo craters, walk in the lava field Dimmuborgir, climb up to the rim of the ash crater Hverfjall, see the hot springs and bubbling mud pools of Námaskarð, and travel to the Crater Lake Víti in the Krafla geothermal fields. (B,O)

 

Day 4, Thursday: Leisure Day of Option day tour to Siglufjordur

Explore Akureyri on your own or join our optional excursion to see some spectacular fjord landscapes while travelling to Siglufjörður, Iceland’s northern most town and known as the herring capital of the North Atlantic. Siglufjörður is located on the mountainous Tröllaskagi Peninsula and on the way we pass small fishing villages and stop at a deserted valley that even most Icelanders have not seen yet. Near to Siglufjörður is Hofsós, a small and friendly village on the eastern shores of the Skagafjörður Bay whose natural harbour makes it one of the oldest trading ports in Iceland dating back to the 16th century. The Western Emigration Center focuses on the mass emigration from Iceland to North America in the late 19th century and is interesting to locals and visitors alike. (B,O)

 

Day 5, Friday: Whales, Waterfalls & Europe's Largest National Park 

Húsavík is a picturesque small fishing town only an hour from Akureyri, where you can join an optional whale watching cruise or visit some of the many museums. Then we travel to the northern part of the Vatnajökull National Park, stop at bird cliffs where puffins may be seen, and visit the huge canyon of Ásbyrgi and Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall.  (B,O)

 

Day 6, Saturday: Kjolur Highland Road

We go through the heart of Iceland today – travelling on the Kjölur Trail, between the glaciers Langjökull and Hofsjökull. We will stop at the hot springs of Hveravellir, where you can soak in a natural hot pool. This region is shrouded in mystery, with folktales of ghosts, giants and outlaws. You’ll experience one of Europe's last wildernesses! The Best of North Iceland ends today, as travelers return to Reykjavík in the evening. (B)

 

NOTE:

•About 1-2 hours light walking each day, mainly several short walks from the bus to the different nature sights.
•It is an easy tour in which nearly everyone can take part.
•Total mileage is about 1600 km (992 miles) for the tour, and about 390 km (242 miles) for the optional tours. You spend about 4,5 hours per day on the bus, depending on road conditions, traffic and daily distances. On some days the driving might be longer than on some other days.

 


B=Breakfast; D=Dinner; O=Overnight                                       
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