Akureyri Tours

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Eyjafjord Humpbacks | Whale Watching from Akureyri

Whale watch from the ‘capital of the North’, Akureyri, and witness the unbelievable wealth of marine life in Eyjafjörður (Island fjord). No one who loves nature and wildlife, planning to travel to Iceland’s North, should give this tour a miss!The excursion departs from Akureyri’s floating pier, which you can arrange a drop-off to, but walking is relatively easy due to closeness to town. Here, you will board your high-speed vessel, a sleek ship with a large indoor area, outdoor viewing platforms, a bar and a room of overalls you can borrow to keep warm in.As soon as the departure time arrives, you will set off into the fjord in search for wildlife. Watching the beautiful town of Akureyri shrink behind you, and the amazing mountains of Tröllaskagi (Troll peninsula) loom over you, is a lovely way to start the tour. You will continue sailing until you reach the feeding grounds of the whales.Humpback whales are the most common species sighted in the North of Iceland, especially during the summer months although they are also seen in winter. These gregarious acrobats are well-known surface performers, entertaining guests by breaching, fluke diving and feeding.You also have the chance to see white-beaked dolphins in abundance throughout the year, as well as harbour porpoises and even seals. Other species previously reported in the fjord are the Blue whale, Orcas and Fin whales, although they are not a permanent resident in the area and quite a rare sighting on our tours.If taking the tour in summer, you may get so lucky to see Puffins that reside in Iceland to breed during the summertime as well as countless other seabirds. While this species in particular is gone come winter, many others remain. The surroundings are as beautiful in either season, although the landscapes when covered in snow are particularly mesmerising.For three hours, you will sail into the longest glacial fjord in all of Iceland on our comfortable and specially modified catamaran, hopefully catching sighting after sighting. It would be very unusual not to see a single whale, dolphin or porpoise on your trip, as our sighting success over the past couple of summers is 100%, but if that is indeed the case, you will be able to join another tour free of charge.And of course, if the tour is cancelled due to weather, you’ll be able to get on the next trip that fits into your schedule.See the whales of North Iceland during an unforgettable experience. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
16 reviews
Duration:
3 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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8-Day Winter Package | South Coast, Eastfjords & Lake Myvatn

Witness the marvels of Iceland in winter without worrying about planning or driving yourself. This immersive eight-day package incorporates a six-day tour, in which you will be guided in a comfortable minibus to incredible locations such as the Golden Circle, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, the Eastfjords and Lake Mývatn.This package should appeal to anyone who is eager to see the beautiful sites and landscapes of Iceland, as well as those who seek to include some adventure on their holiday. In addition to sightseeing across the South, East and North of this amazing country, you have the chance to go horse riding or book glacier hiking and ice caving excursions to truly make the most of the opportunities that come with winter.Of course, as this tour is conducted in the winter you will also have plenty of chances to see the Northern Lights. You will be travelling in the dark hours to reach your destinations and often staying in rural hotels, giving you better odds of capturing the phenomenon than those who are just staying in the capital.Your accommodation in Iceland will all be sorted for you prior to arrival, as well as transfer to and from Keflavík International Airport. Also included in the price is a guided six-day tour, a flight from the northern town of Akureyri to Reykjavík, and admission to the Blue Lagoon. Do not miss this chance to see Iceland’s greatest sites in the winter. Check availability by choosing a date.
5
9 reviews
Duration:
8 days
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Lake Myvatn Sightseeing & Hot Springs Tour from Akureyri

Hop on this tour for a unique journey across the diverse landscape of Iceland. This tour is for those who love to explore Iceland’s volcanic marvels and any animal lovers who visits our shores!You'll be picked up at your accommodation in Akureyri and whizz across the land all the way to Lake Mývatn, stopping at various unforgettable points throughout the tour. Goðafoss is your first stop, a waterfall named “The Gods’ Waterfall.”It is said that in the year 1000 AD, law-speaker Þorgeir declared Christianity to be the law of the land because he believed that religious differences between the Christians and the pagans could tear the country apart. Thus united, Þorgeir returned home after the parliament meeting. On the way, he stopped at this fall and threw figurines of the Norse gods into the water, casting off his own pagan beliefs in the process.Next, you will visit Skútustaðagígar pseudo craters on the south shore of Lake Mývatn, formed when scorching lava flowed over the entire area, met up with the cool lake water, and exploded in the rapidly cooling temperatures. You'll continue on to Dimmuborgir, the “dark cities,” where lava formations and pillars are plenty and tell mysterious tales and sagas.Then, you go to the underground hot springs of Grjótagjá and the Námafjall geothermal area, where you'll see various sulphur pits, steaming fumaroles, and boiling mud pools. In the summertime, you’ll be able to proceed to the Krafla volcano site and pass by the geothermal steam energy plant, a route that is usually closed due to snow in the winter.For the next stop, you will get to enjoy the panoramic view of the Leirhnjúkur volcano, the Víti explosion crater that was formed during the Myvatnseldar eruption in 1724.And to cap off your Mývatn adventure, you'll relax in a two-hour nature bath in a geothermal pool surrounded by vast lava fields, while enjoying the view of the great lake Mývatn, a nature preserve for the thousands of birds winging through the skies overhead. The entry fee is not included in the tour price but is available as an extra.Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore the sensational north! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
20 reviews
Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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12 Day Winter Package | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Experience the wonders of Iceland on this 12-day winter package that takes you to all the classic sites as well as some of the most enigmatic hidden treasures off the beaten track. This tour package is perfect for travellers that want to fully experience Iceland in winter without having to worry about driving the icy roads of the countryside. Seeing the country couldn't be easier. Prior to your arrival, your accommodations and transport to and from Keflavík International Airport will be sorted for you. Also included in this package is an 8-day guided tour of Iceland and a soak in the mineral-rich healing waters of the Blue Lagoon. Allow your experienced and friendly guides to take you along to witness volcanic terrains, idyllic coastal towns, majestic glaciers and mighty waterfalls, as you explore everything from the highlights of the South Coast to the desolate and snow-covered fjords of the East, and the versatile wonders of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.After you've circumferred the countryside, there will be no need to leave the shores of Iceland right away, since this package includes two additional free days in Reykjavík City with accommodation. That means you can explore the Northernmost capital in the world to your heart's content. There are also plenty of possibilities to make your already action-packed trip even more adventurous, as you have the option of adding additional excursions during the booking process. These include visiting an authentic ice cave, venturing into a lava tube, embarking on a glacier hike, going horse riding and whale watching, just to name a few!While circling the Ring Road, each night will be spent at a countryside accommodation. Your guides will do their very best to hunt down possible sightings of the elusive and hypnotic Northern Lights, the winter-phenomena that tops the bucket list of so many people.So sit back and get ready to experience all the wonders of the ring road in the intimate setting of a fully-equipped minibus. Don’t hesitate and book your winter adventure now! Check availability by choosing a date.
5
17 reviews
Duration:
12 days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Northern Lights Hunt from Akureyri

Hunt for the Northern Lights in their prime location, North Iceland, on this winter tour from Akureyri. If you're staying in this part of the country and wish to have a guided experience enjoying the mystic appeal of the Aurora, this is the tour for you.You’ll be picked up at your accommodation in Akureyri and taken outside town limits to the beautiful countryside in the fullness of night. This is to provide you with the best possible conditions to view the Northern Lights, which is darkness and clear skies.Akureyri is in the far north of Iceland, making the winters there darker and longer than in the capital region of South Iceland. Akureyri is also a much smaller city, so you won't need to drive as far out into the night to escape the town's light pollution.For centuries, viewers of these magical lights have tried to explain what they were, before realised as particles from solar winds reacting with gases in the atmosphere. Some cultures believed that they were messages from the dearly departed or the godly fires of the creator up in the sky.Winters in the North are often heavy with snow and ice, so you might not want to drive out yourself in search of the Aurora Borealis. You can let your experienced local driver and guide do that for you, guaranteeing you a safe and pleasant journey. It may be best, as well, to bring your camera for a keepsake of this unforgettable experience, and a thermos of something warm to ward off the chill as you search the night skies, for veils of glimmering light flashing between the stars.Don't miss your chance to be a part of an unbelievable display of colour, light and texture on a cold, dark night, like something out of a fairytale, and join this popular winter adventure of hunting for the Aurora. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.2
9 reviews
Duration:
3 hours
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
Difficulty:
Easy
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8 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle Of Iceland Camping Trip

Book this tour for an incredible camping trip all around Iceland. If you have always dreamed of completing the ring road, love to immerse yourself in nature, and are on a bit of a budget, then this is the perfect tour for you.You'll circle Iceland and explore the whole country. As the driver, you can go where you like and ignore a set schedule, without worrying about tour guides or other group members.Quality camping facilities with plenty of amenities are all around, and you'll be surrounded by spectacular nature no matter where you pitch up your tent. Along the way, you can explore popular spots like the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, Skaftafell Nature Reserve, the Lake Mývatn Area and the waterfalls of the West. To guarantee that you have a selection of the most popular locations with some more private areas to enjoy, Guide to Iceland has chosen a few unique attractions to guide you to. These sites are listed in a personal itinerary you will receive after you book, allowing you to revel in the natural landscapes Iceland is famous for without the crowds. The itinerary also sends you to as many geothermal hot springs as possible, to ease the tension built from full days of adventuring.This tour can be added to with various activities along the way. Snorkelling, snowmobiling, glacier hiking, ice caving, whale-watching and a boat tour on the glacier lagoon are all options you can choose to make this holiday everything you could want it to be.Reserve this camping trip now for an affordable self-drive tour to see the best attractions in Iceland! Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
5
1 review
Duration:
8 days
Difficulty:
Easy
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10 Day Summer Package | Reykjavik, Akureyri & Icelandic Nature

Join this exciting 10-day summer vacation package and discover for yourself the sheer wealth of scenery, attractions and activities around Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík and the northern town of Akureyri.Throughout your journey, you will be privy to an unimaginable level of beauty. From mountain tops to creeping glaciers to cascading waterfalls, Icelandic nature will reveal itself to you in all its glory as you explore in-depth the South Coast, with its glacier lagoon and Diamond Beach, and Iceland's northern landscapes including Lake Mývatn and Dettifoss Waterfall.This is a great tour opportunity for those guests looking to abandon the holiday planning stage and instead, leave it to the professionals; all you need to do is choose what you’d like to do, then follow the itinerary. Transportation and accommodation will be arranged for you beforehand, leaving you free to relax as you make your way from one beautiful site to another.With this 10-day package, you will spend two days travelling the beautiful South Coast where you can opt to participate in a glacier hike and sail among ancient icebergs. You will then cut down on travelling time and fly across the country to the town of Akureyri where you'll discover everything the great North has to offer. If you'd like spice up your already exciting vacation package, you can choose to add extra activities to your days like horse riding, snowmobiling, whale watching, snorkelling, or relaxing in the Blue Lagoon, providing you with the perfect custom holiday.Hurry now, and you too can experience the many joys of this 10-day summer vacation package, exploring the landscapes and attractions around Reykjavík and Akureyri. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
10 days
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Highland Day Tour | Departure from Akureyri

Immerse yourself in the wild Icelandic nature on this hiking tour of the rhyolitic mountains of Kerlingarfjöll in the highlands. Hike through the otherworldly landscapes, through geothermal valleys and up kaleidoscopic hills, and take a dip in a natural, warm hot spring.Those travelling to the northern town of Akureyri and want to spice up their holiday should not let this opportunity pass them by.On the morning of your tour, you’ll meet your guide in Akureyri and board a large 4x4 jeep. You will then be driven out of town and into the barren Icelandic highlands where a day of adventures and stunning natural beauty awaits you. You’ll drive the rough road Kjölur that leads from Akureyri into the highlands. The 600-700 metre high mountain pass will take you past rivers, lakes and mountains, providing a bare and desolate scenery, reminiscent of a post-apocalyptic movie. Your destinations, Hveravellir and Kerlingarfjöll, are located between the glaciers Langjökull in the west and Hofsjökull in the east. The geothermal area of Hveravellir is like an oasis situated between barren sands and mountains. It is dotted with colourful sinters, smoking fumaroles and a hot pool with warm sky-blue water. You’ll get a chance to bathe in the warm, geothermal waters of the pool in Hveravellir. Both hot and cold water flow in the pool, creating the perfect bathing temperature. The experience is only heightened by the beautiful views of Kjalhraun lava field and Langjökull glacier. On this tour, you will also get to visit the hidden gem of Kerlingarfjöll geothermal area, located in the centre of the highlands. You’ll hike through the untouched wilderness of the region, past hot springs and still pools, while colourful mountains of rhyolite rocks tower over you.Get to know the unique Icelandic nature on this exciting jeep tour. Check availability by choosing a date. 
Duration:
12 hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Grand lux Lake Myvatn Tour | Nature Baths & Lunch

This tour will connect amazing nature, fantastic local farm cuisine and a relaxing time at the geothermal hot spring of Mývatn Nature Baths. You'll get a luxury experience at an affordable price as you'll travel in a small group in an SUV to some of Iceland's most beautiful sites accompanied by a professional guide.The tour starts in the morning when you are picked you up from your accommodation in Akureyri or the local airport. You'll then drive away from the town, on the east side of Eyjafjörður fjord, to the first stop of the day, the beautiful Goðafoss waterfall. From there you will be driven to Lake Mývatn where you will find numerous sightseeing spots like Dimmuborgir lava fields, Grjótagjá hot spring, and Námaskarð geothermal area. The landscapes around the lake itself are also spectacular.Lake Mývatn is steeped in both history and folklore, from space explorations and Game of Thrones to trolls and yule lads. Your local guide will tell you all about the stories and legends of the place as you traverse the area.Near the lake, you'll find the beautiful cowshed farm resort and restaurant. You'll get to enjoy a delicious 2-course lunch at the restaurant of either lamb or char from the lake, as well as get a fantastic view of Hverafjall mountain as you enjoy the food. After lunch, you'll get to relax at the geothermal hot springs at Mývatn Nature Baths. The warm water will soothe any aching muscles as you soak in the blue water, surrounded by lava, lake and volcanoes. After towelling off, it is time to drive back to Akureyri where you can enjoy the relaxing and cosy atmosphere that the 'Capital of the North' has to offer.
Duration:
8 hours
Available:
May. - Nov.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Godafoss Waterfall and the Myvatn Admision to the Nature Baths | Luxurious Day Tour from Akureyri

Experience the beauty of ‘the Waterfall of the Gods’, witness the Lake Mývatn area and bask in the healing geothermal waters of the Mývatn Nature Baths. This tour is perfect for anyone in north Iceland wishing to indulge in luxury without missing out on essential sightseeing.This tour begins as you are picked up from a predetermined location in Akureyri, ‘the Capital of the North’; the excursion is designed to be personal, thus you can be guaranteed a small group. Once you are all gathered, you will make your way east, towards Lake Mývatn.En route, however, you will stop at the mighty and iconic Goðafoss waterfall, a feature as renowned for its breathtaking beauty and power as it is for its history. Located in the glacier river Skjálfandafljót, it is twelve metres high and thirty metres wide.Its name, which translates to ‘Waterfall of the Gods’, comes not from its appearance though you would be forgiven for thinking so, but for its role in Iceland’s conversion to Christianity over a millennium ago, in 1000 AD. The lawspeaker of Iceland at the time, a man called Þorgeir, chose Christendom over the Old Norse Faith under the threat of invasion from Norway, and to symbolise it, tossed idols of the Old Gods into this waterfall.After marvelling over Goðafoss and learning about its history, you will continue your journey east, passing through the spectacular Lake Mývatn region. You can expect to see vast lava fields, serene waters with unusual rock formations cropping from them, and rows of craters as you travel. Your destination, however, is the Mývatn Nature Baths. Located by the tiny, quaint settlement of Reykjahlíð, which overlooks the lake, these geothermally heated pools are renowned for their healing waters, beautiful surrounding nature and steam baths. It is the perfect location to recharge, a lovely place to take a break in a busy holiday, and the admission is included in the price.Once you have fully enjoyed the lagoon and facilities for over two hours, it is time to return to Akureyri, back along the scenic route from which you came.Combine sightseeing and relaxation in Iceland’s North, with this excellent tour to Goðafoss and the Mývatn Nature Baths. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Circle of Iceland with Snaefellsnes Peninsula | 10-Day Winter Package

Circle the incredible country of Iceland in the depth of winter with this exciting package. Over ten days, you will take a guided circle tour of the highlights of Iceland, such as the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the Lake Mývatn area, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and the Golden Circle. None who want to see the incredible landscapes of Iceland should overlook this opportunity.The guided tour comes with a clear itinerary, meaning you barely need to organise a thing. It is also conducted in a comfortable minibus, making your journey as cosy and intimate as possible and taking away any fears of driving on Iceland’s icy roads.Other than the 8 full days of guided adventure, all transfers and accommodation will be sorted for you, including the return airport transfer and 2 nights of stay in the capital. There are no hidden costs upon arrival; all arrangements are included in the price, as is the entrance to the Blue Lagoon. Joining this tour could not, therefore, be any easier.You will head counter-clockwise around Iceland, seeing its South Coast, Eastfjords, dramatic northern territories, and the incredible West, including the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Not only will you get to see Iceland’s most famous sites, but this package will take you to hidden places very few know about, so you can experience the vastness of the empty nature in peace.Furthermore, you can add adventure to the trip, by opting to take excursions while booking; it is possible to glacier hiking, whale watching, horse riding, lava caving, and to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime exploration of an ice cave. All these excursions are available to you at a special discounted rate, should you elect to add them to your holiday upon booking. By using this great opportunity, you can not only make your holiday even more magical but save money at the same time.  Of course, as you are travelling in winter, when the days are short and nights are long, this tour presents many opportunities for you to see the Northern Lights. Due to the fact that you will spend time traversing very remote areas throughout the dark hours, with little light pollution, your chances are even greater.Immerse yourself in Iceland, by seeing as much of it as possible over ten days. Check availability by choosing a date.
5
12 reviews
Duration:
10 days
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Horse Riding, Cuisine & Hot Tubs | North Iceland Day Tour

Enjoy a fantastic afternoon horseback riding through the quintessential landscapes of North Iceland, with the added bonus of both a local special cuisine and a relaxing hot bath to end the day.Your tour begins with a picturesque 15-minute drive from Iceland's northern capital, Akureyri, to your destination for the day at the stables. Here, you will meet your friendly and certified horse riding guide who will proceed to provide you with a safety briefing, a rundown of the basic principles of horse riding and all of the necessary equipment. When you are ready, it's time to head out to the yard to have your designated horse chosen by the guides.Then it's out onto the trail! You will savour the breath-taking sights of North Iceland while your horse trots though sweeping meadows and canyons. Don't worry too much about getting lost—you'll be in convoy with other riders and, besides, your horse knows where it is going. You will be horseback riding for an hour and a half, even trotting along the seashore and up into the surrounding hills. After the horseback riding section of the tour, a two-course dinner awaits your arrival at an amazing countryside restaurant. Here, the menus are served with the local’s organic produce, ensuring a fresh, delicious and authentically Icelandic meal.  After you have grabbed some tasty grub, the night can be spent in one of two ways. You can enjoy a relaxing bath in a hot tub coupled with a panoramic view of the surroundings or, alternatively, take a leisurely stroll on the beach while enjoying the sea breeze.Don't delay any longer! Hurry now and you too can enjoy a horse ride in North Iceland with the promise of a warm meal and soak afterwards. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
3 hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Explore the unique cultural and natural attractions in and around Iceland's "Capital of the North.
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Eyjafjord Humpbacks | Whale Watching from Akureyri

Whale watch from the ‘capital of the North’, Akureyri, and witness the unbelievable wealth of marine life in Eyjafjörður (Island fjord). No one who loves nature and wildlife, planning to travel to Iceland’s North, should give this tour a miss!The excursion departs from Akureyri’s floating pier, which you can arrange a drop-off to, but walking is relatively easy due to closeness to town. Here, you will board your high-speed vessel, a sleek ship with a large indoor area, outdoor viewing platforms, a bar and a room of overalls you can borrow to keep warm in.As soon as the departure time arrives, you will set off into the fjord in search for wildlife. Watching the beautiful town of Akureyri shrink behind you, and the amazing mountains of Tröllaskagi (Troll peninsula) loom over you, is a lovely way to start the tour. You will continue sailing until you reach the feeding grounds of the whales.Humpback whales are the most common species sighted in the North of Iceland, especially during the summer months although they are also seen in winter. These gregarious acrobats are well-known surface performers, entertaining guests by breaching, fluke diving and feeding.You also have the chance to see white-beaked dolphins in abundance throughout the year, as well as harbour porpoises and even seals. Other species previously reported in the fjord are the Blue whale, Orcas and Fin whales, although they are not a permanent resident in the area and quite a rare sighting on our tours.If taking the tour in summer, you may get so lucky to see Puffins that reside in Iceland to breed during the summertime as well as countless other seabirds. While this species in particular is gone come winter, many others remain. The surroundings are as beautiful in either season, although the landscapes when covered in snow are particularly mesmerising.For three hours, you will sail into the longest glacial fjord in all of Iceland on our comfortable and specially modified catamaran, hopefully catching sighting after sighting. It would be very unusual not to see a single whale, dolphin or porpoise on your trip, as our sighting success over the past couple of summers is 100%, but if that is indeed the case, you will be able to join another tour free of charge.And of course, if the tour is cancelled due to weather, you’ll be able to get on the next trip that fits into your schedule.See the whales of North Iceland during an unforgettable experience. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
16 reviews
Duration:
3 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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8-Day Winter Package | South Coast, Eastfjords & Lake Myvatn

Witness the marvels of Iceland in winter without worrying about planning or driving yourself. This immersive eight-day package incorporates a six-day tour, in which you will be guided in a comfortable minibus to incredible locations such as the Golden Circle, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, the Eastfjords and Lake Mývatn.This package should appeal to anyone who is eager to see the beautiful sites and landscapes of Iceland, as well as those who seek to include some adventure on their holiday. In addition to sightseeing across the South, East and North of this amazing country, you have the chance to go horse riding or book glacier hiking and ice caving excursions to truly make the most of the opportunities that come with winter.Of course, as this tour is conducted in the winter you will also have plenty of chances to see the Northern Lights. You will be travelling in the dark hours to reach your destinations and often staying in rural hotels, giving you better odds of capturing the phenomenon than those who are just staying in the capital.Your accommodation in Iceland will all be sorted for you prior to arrival, as well as transfer to and from Keflavík International Airport. Also included in the price is a guided six-day tour, a flight from the northern town of Akureyri to Reykjavík, and admission to the Blue Lagoon. Do not miss this chance to see Iceland’s greatest sites in the winter. Check availability by choosing a date.
5
9 reviews
Duration:
8 days
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Lake Myvatn Sightseeing & Hot Springs Tour from Akureyri

Hop on this tour for a unique journey across the diverse landscape of Iceland. This tour is for those who love to explore Iceland’s volcanic marvels and any animal lovers who visits our shores!You'll be picked up at your accommodation in Akureyri and whizz across the land all the way to Lake Mývatn, stopping at various unforgettable points throughout the tour. Goðafoss is your first stop, a waterfall named “The Gods’ Waterfall.”It is said that in the year 1000 AD, law-speaker Þorgeir declared Christianity to be the law of the land because he believed that religious differences between the Christians and the pagans could tear the country apart. Thus united, Þorgeir returned home after the parliament meeting. On the way, he stopped at this fall and threw figurines of the Norse gods into the water, casting off his own pagan beliefs in the process.Next, you will visit Skútustaðagígar pseudo craters on the south shore of Lake Mývatn, formed when scorching lava flowed over the entire area, met up with the cool lake water, and exploded in the rapidly cooling temperatures. You'll continue on to Dimmuborgir, the “dark cities,” where lava formations and pillars are plenty and tell mysterious tales and sagas.Then, you go to the underground hot springs of Grjótagjá and the Námafjall geothermal area, where you'll see various sulphur pits, steaming fumaroles, and boiling mud pools. In the summertime, you’ll be able to proceed to the Krafla volcano site and pass by the geothermal steam energy plant, a route that is usually closed due to snow in the winter.For the next stop, you will get to enjoy the panoramic view of the Leirhnjúkur volcano, the Víti explosion crater that was formed during the Myvatnseldar eruption in 1724.And to cap off your Mývatn adventure, you'll relax in a two-hour nature bath in a geothermal pool surrounded by vast lava fields, while enjoying the view of the great lake Mývatn, a nature preserve for the thousands of birds winging through the skies overhead. The entry fee is not included in the tour price but is available as an extra.Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore the sensational north! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
20 reviews
Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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12 Day Winter Package | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Experience the wonders of Iceland on this 12-day winter package that takes you to all the classic sites as well as some of the most enigmatic hidden treasures off the beaten track. This tour package is perfect for travellers that want to fully experience Iceland in winter without having to worry about driving the icy roads of the countryside. Seeing the country couldn't be easier. Prior to your arrival, your accommodations and transport to and from Keflavík International Airport will be sorted for you. Also included in this package is an 8-day guided tour of Iceland and a soak in the mineral-rich healing waters of the Blue Lagoon. Allow your experienced and friendly guides to take you along to witness volcanic terrains, idyllic coastal towns, majestic glaciers and mighty waterfalls, as you explore everything from the highlights of the South Coast to the desolate and snow-covered fjords of the East, and the versatile wonders of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.After you've circumferred the countryside, there will be no need to leave the shores of Iceland right away, since this package includes two additional free days in Reykjavík City with accommodation. That means you can explore the Northernmost capital in the world to your heart's content. There are also plenty of possibilities to make your already action-packed trip even more adventurous, as you have the option of adding additional excursions during the booking process. These include visiting an authentic ice cave, venturing into a lava tube, embarking on a glacier hike, going horse riding and whale watching, just to name a few!While circling the Ring Road, each night will be spent at a countryside accommodation. Your guides will do their very best to hunt down possible sightings of the elusive and hypnotic Northern Lights, the winter-phenomena that tops the bucket list of so many people.So sit back and get ready to experience all the wonders of the ring road in the intimate setting of a fully-equipped minibus. Don’t hesitate and book your winter adventure now! Check availability by choosing a date.
5
17 reviews
Duration:
12 days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Northern Lights Hunt from Akureyri

Hunt for the Northern Lights in their prime location, North Iceland, on this winter tour from Akureyri. If you're staying in this part of the country and wish to have a guided experience enjoying the mystic appeal of the Aurora, this is the tour for you.You’ll be picked up at your accommodation in Akureyri and taken outside town limits to the beautiful countryside in the fullness of night. This is to provide you with the best possible conditions to view the Northern Lights, which is darkness and clear skies.Akureyri is in the far north of Iceland, making the winters there darker and longer than in the capital region of South Iceland. Akureyri is also a much smaller city, so you won't need to drive as far out into the night to escape the town's light pollution.For centuries, viewers of these magical lights have tried to explain what they were, before realised as particles from solar winds reacting with gases in the atmosphere. Some cultures believed that they were messages from the dearly departed or the godly fires of the creator up in the sky.Winters in the North are often heavy with snow and ice, so you might not want to drive out yourself in search of the Aurora Borealis. You can let your experienced local driver and guide do that for you, guaranteeing you a safe and pleasant journey. It may be best, as well, to bring your camera for a keepsake of this unforgettable experience, and a thermos of something warm to ward off the chill as you search the night skies, for veils of glimmering light flashing between the stars.Don't miss your chance to be a part of an unbelievable display of colour, light and texture on a cold, dark night, like something out of a fairytale, and join this popular winter adventure of hunting for the Aurora. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.2
9 reviews
Duration:
3 hours
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
Difficulty:
Easy
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8 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle Of Iceland Camping Trip

Book this tour for an incredible camping trip all around Iceland. If you have always dreamed of completing the ring road, love to immerse yourself in nature, and are on a bit of a budget, then this is the perfect tour for you.You'll circle Iceland and explore the whole country. As the driver, you can go where you like and ignore a set schedule, without worrying about tour guides or other group members.Quality camping facilities with plenty of amenities are all around, and you'll be surrounded by spectacular nature no matter where you pitch up your tent. Along the way, you can explore popular spots like the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, Skaftafell Nature Reserve, the Lake Mývatn Area and the waterfalls of the West. To guarantee that you have a selection of the most popular locations with some more private areas to enjoy, Guide to Iceland has chosen a few unique attractions to guide you to. These sites are listed in a personal itinerary you will receive after you book, allowing you to revel in the natural landscapes Iceland is famous for without the crowds. The itinerary also sends you to as many geothermal hot springs as possible, to ease the tension built from full days of adventuring.This tour can be added to with various activities along the way. Snorkelling, snowmobiling, glacier hiking, ice caving, whale-watching and a boat tour on the glacier lagoon are all options you can choose to make this holiday everything you could want it to be.Reserve this camping trip now for an affordable self-drive tour to see the best attractions in Iceland! Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
5
1 review
Duration:
8 days
Difficulty:
Easy
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10 Day Summer Package | Reykjavik, Akureyri & Icelandic Nature

Join this exciting 10-day summer vacation package and discover for yourself the sheer wealth of scenery, attractions and activities around Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík and the northern town of Akureyri.Throughout your journey, you will be privy to an unimaginable level of beauty. From mountain tops to creeping glaciers to cascading waterfalls, Icelandic nature will reveal itself to you in all its glory as you explore in-depth the South Coast, with its glacier lagoon and Diamond Beach, and Iceland's northern landscapes including Lake Mývatn and Dettifoss Waterfall.This is a great tour opportunity for those guests looking to abandon the holiday planning stage and instead, leave it to the professionals; all you need to do is choose what you’d like to do, then follow the itinerary. Transportation and accommodation will be arranged for you beforehand, leaving you free to relax as you make your way from one beautiful site to another.With this 10-day package, you will spend two days travelling the beautiful South Coast where you can opt to participate in a glacier hike and sail among ancient icebergs. You will then cut down on travelling time and fly across the country to the town of Akureyri where you'll discover everything the great North has to offer. If you'd like spice up your already exciting vacation package, you can choose to add extra activities to your days like horse riding, snowmobiling, whale watching, snorkelling, or relaxing in the Blue Lagoon, providing you with the perfect custom holiday.Hurry now, and you too can experience the many joys of this 10-day summer vacation package, exploring the landscapes and attractions around Reykjavík and Akureyri. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
10 days
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Highland Day Tour | Departure from Akureyri

Immerse yourself in the wild Icelandic nature on this hiking tour of the rhyolitic mountains of Kerlingarfjöll in the highlands. Hike through the otherworldly landscapes, through geothermal valleys and up kaleidoscopic hills, and take a dip in a natural, warm hot spring.Those travelling to the northern town of Akureyri and want to spice up their holiday should not let this opportunity pass them by.On the morning of your tour, you’ll meet your guide in Akureyri and board a large 4x4 jeep. You will then be driven out of town and into the barren Icelandic highlands where a day of adventures and stunning natural beauty awaits you. You’ll drive the rough road Kjölur that leads from Akureyri into the highlands. The 600-700 metre high mountain pass will take you past rivers, lakes and mountains, providing a bare and desolate scenery, reminiscent of a post-apocalyptic movie. Your destinations, Hveravellir and Kerlingarfjöll, are located between the glaciers Langjökull in the west and Hofsjökull in the east. The geothermal area of Hveravellir is like an oasis situated between barren sands and mountains. It is dotted with colourful sinters, smoking fumaroles and a hot pool with warm sky-blue water. You’ll get a chance to bathe in the warm, geothermal waters of the pool in Hveravellir. Both hot and cold water flow in the pool, creating the perfect bathing temperature. The experience is only heightened by the beautiful views of Kjalhraun lava field and Langjökull glacier. On this tour, you will also get to visit the hidden gem of Kerlingarfjöll geothermal area, located in the centre of the highlands. You’ll hike through the untouched wilderness of the region, past hot springs and still pools, while colourful mountains of rhyolite rocks tower over you.Get to know the unique Icelandic nature on this exciting jeep tour. Check availability by choosing a date. 
Duration:
12 hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Grand lux Lake Myvatn Tour | Nature Baths & Lunch

This tour will connect amazing nature, fantastic local farm cuisine and a relaxing time at the geothermal hot spring of Mývatn Nature Baths. You'll get a luxury experience at an affordable price as you'll travel in a small group in an SUV to some of Iceland's most beautiful sites accompanied by a professional guide.The tour starts in the morning when you are picked you up from your accommodation in Akureyri or the local airport. You'll then drive away from the town, on the east side of Eyjafjörður fjord, to the first stop of the day, the beautiful Goðafoss waterfall. From there you will be driven to Lake Mývatn where you will find numerous sightseeing spots like Dimmuborgir lava fields, Grjótagjá hot spring, and Námaskarð geothermal area. The landscapes around the lake itself are also spectacular.Lake Mývatn is steeped in both history and folklore, from space explorations and Game of Thrones to trolls and yule lads. Your local guide will tell you all about the stories and legends of the place as you traverse the area.Near the lake, you'll find the beautiful cowshed farm resort and restaurant. You'll get to enjoy a delicious 2-course lunch at the restaurant of either lamb or char from the lake, as well as get a fantastic view of Hverafjall mountain as you enjoy the food. After lunch, you'll get to relax at the geothermal hot springs at Mývatn Nature Baths. The warm water will soothe any aching muscles as you soak in the blue water, surrounded by lava, lake and volcanoes. After towelling off, it is time to drive back to Akureyri where you can enjoy the relaxing and cosy atmosphere that the 'Capital of the North' has to offer.
Duration:
8 hours
Available:
May. - Nov.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Godafoss Waterfall and the Myvatn Admision to the Nature Baths | Luxurious Day Tour from Akureyri

Experience the beauty of ‘the Waterfall of the Gods’, witness the Lake Mývatn area and bask in the healing geothermal waters of the Mývatn Nature Baths. This tour is perfect for anyone in north Iceland wishing to indulge in luxury without missing out on essential sightseeing.This tour begins as you are picked up from a predetermined location in Akureyri, ‘the Capital of the North’; the excursion is designed to be personal, thus you can be guaranteed a small group. Once you are all gathered, you will make your way east, towards Lake Mývatn.En route, however, you will stop at the mighty and iconic Goðafoss waterfall, a feature as renowned for its breathtaking beauty and power as it is for its history. Located in the glacier river Skjálfandafljót, it is twelve metres high and thirty metres wide.Its name, which translates to ‘Waterfall of the Gods’, comes not from its appearance though you would be forgiven for thinking so, but for its role in Iceland’s conversion to Christianity over a millennium ago, in 1000 AD. The lawspeaker of Iceland at the time, a man called Þorgeir, chose Christendom over the Old Norse Faith under the threat of invasion from Norway, and to symbolise it, tossed idols of the Old Gods into this waterfall.After marvelling over Goðafoss and learning about its history, you will continue your journey east, passing through the spectacular Lake Mývatn region. You can expect to see vast lava fields, serene waters with unusual rock formations cropping from them, and rows of craters as you travel. Your destination, however, is the Mývatn Nature Baths. Located by the tiny, quaint settlement of Reykjahlíð, which overlooks the lake, these geothermally heated pools are renowned for their healing waters, beautiful surrounding nature and steam baths. It is the perfect location to recharge, a lovely place to take a break in a busy holiday, and the admission is included in the price.Once you have fully enjoyed the lagoon and facilities for over two hours, it is time to return to Akureyri, back along the scenic route from which you came.Combine sightseeing and relaxation in Iceland’s North, with this excellent tour to Goðafoss and the Mývatn Nature Baths. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Circle of Iceland with Snaefellsnes Peninsula | 10-Day Winter Package

Circle the incredible country of Iceland in the depth of winter with this exciting package. Over ten days, you will take a guided circle tour of the highlights of Iceland, such as the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the Lake Mývatn area, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and the Golden Circle. None who want to see the incredible landscapes of Iceland should overlook this opportunity.The guided tour comes with a clear itinerary, meaning you barely need to organise a thing. It is also conducted in a comfortable minibus, making your journey as cosy and intimate as possible and taking away any fears of driving on Iceland’s icy roads.Other than the 8 full days of guided adventure, all transfers and accommodation will be sorted for you, including the return airport transfer and 2 nights of stay in the capital. There are no hidden costs upon arrival; all arrangements are included in the price, as is the entrance to the Blue Lagoon. Joining this tour could not, therefore, be any easier.You will head counter-clockwise around Iceland, seeing its South Coast, Eastfjords, dramatic northern territories, and the incredible West, including the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Not only will you get to see Iceland’s most famous sites, but this package will take you to hidden places very few know about, so you can experience the vastness of the empty nature in peace.Furthermore, you can add adventure to the trip, by opting to take excursions while booking; it is possible to glacier hiking, whale watching, horse riding, lava caving, and to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime exploration of an ice cave. All these excursions are available to you at a special discounted rate, should you elect to add them to your holiday upon booking. By using this great opportunity, you can not only make your holiday even more magical but save money at the same time.  Of course, as you are travelling in winter, when the days are short and nights are long, this tour presents many opportunities for you to see the Northern Lights. Due to the fact that you will spend time traversing very remote areas throughout the dark hours, with little light pollution, your chances are even greater.Immerse yourself in Iceland, by seeing as much of it as possible over ten days. Check availability by choosing a date.
5
12 reviews
Duration:
10 days
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Horse Riding, Cuisine & Hot Tubs | North Iceland Day Tour

Enjoy a fantastic afternoon horseback riding through the quintessential landscapes of North Iceland, with the added bonus of both a local special cuisine and a relaxing hot bath to end the day.Your tour begins with a picturesque 15-minute drive from Iceland's northern capital, Akureyri, to your destination for the day at the stables. Here, you will meet your friendly and certified horse riding guide who will proceed to provide you with a safety briefing, a rundown of the basic principles of horse riding and all of the necessary equipment. When you are ready, it's time to head out to the yard to have your designated horse chosen by the guides.Then it's out onto the trail! You will savour the breath-taking sights of North Iceland while your horse trots though sweeping meadows and canyons. Don't worry too much about getting lost—you'll be in convoy with other riders and, besides, your horse knows where it is going. You will be horseback riding for an hour and a half, even trotting along the seashore and up into the surrounding hills. After the horseback riding section of the tour, a two-course dinner awaits your arrival at an amazing countryside restaurant. Here, the menus are served with the local’s organic produce, ensuring a fresh, delicious and authentically Icelandic meal.  After you have grabbed some tasty grub, the night can be spent in one of two ways. You can enjoy a relaxing bath in a hot tub coupled with a panoramic view of the surroundings or, alternatively, take a leisurely stroll on the beach while enjoying the sea breeze.Don't delay any longer! Hurry now and you too can enjoy a horse ride in North Iceland with the promise of a warm meal and soak afterwards. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
3 hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Eyjafjord Humpbacks | Whale Watching from Akureyri

Whale watch from the ‘capital of the North’, Akureyri, and witness the unbelievable wealth of marine life in Eyjafjörður (Island fjord). No one who loves nature and wildlife, planning to travel to Iceland’s North, should give this tour a miss!The excursion departs from Akureyri’s floating pier, which you can arrange a drop-off to, but walking is relatively easy due to closeness to town. Here, you will board your high-speed vessel, a sleek ship with a large indoor area, outdoor viewing platforms, a bar and a room of overalls you can borrow to keep warm in.As soon as the departure time arrives, you will set off into the fjord in search for wildlife. Watching the beautiful town of Akureyri shrink behind you, and the amazing mountains of Tröllaskagi (Troll peninsula) loom over you, is a lovely way to start the tour. You will continue sailing until you reach the feeding grounds of the whales.Humpback whales are the most common species sighted in the North of Iceland, especially during the summer months although they are also seen in winter. These gregarious acrobats are well-known surface performers, entertaining guests by breaching, fluke diving and feeding.You also have the chance to see white-beaked dolphins in abundance throughout the year, as well as harbour porpoises and even seals. Other species previously reported in the fjord are the Blue whale, Orcas and Fin whales, although they are not a permanent resident in the area and quite a rare sighting on our tours.If taking the tour in summer, you may get so lucky to see Puffins that reside in Iceland to breed during the summertime as well as countless other seabirds. While this species in particular is gone come winter, many others remain. The surroundings are as beautiful in either season, although the landscapes when covered in snow are particularly mesmerising.For three hours, you will sail into the longest glacial fjord in all of Iceland on our comfortable and specially modified catamaran, hopefully catching sighting after sighting. It would be very unusual not to see a single whale, dolphin or porpoise on your trip, as our sighting success over the past couple of summers is 100%, but if that is indeed the case, you will be able to join another tour free of charge.And of course, if the tour is cancelled due to weather, you’ll be able to get on the next trip that fits into your schedule.See the whales of North Iceland during an unforgettable experience. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
16 reviews
Duration:
3 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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8-Day Winter Package | South Coast, Eastfjords & Lake Myvatn

Witness the marvels of Iceland in winter without worrying about planning or driving yourself. This immersive eight-day package incorporates a six-day tour, in which you will be guided in a comfortable minibus to incredible locations such as the Golden Circle, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, the Eastfjords and Lake Mývatn.This package should appeal to anyone who is eager to see the beautiful sites and landscapes of Iceland, as well as those who seek to include some adventure on their holiday. In addition to sightseeing across the South, East and North of this amazing country, you have the chance to go horse riding or book glacier hiking and ice caving excursions to truly make the most of the opportunities that come with winter.Of course, as this tour is conducted in the winter you will also have plenty of chances to see the Northern Lights. You will be travelling in the dark hours to reach your destinations and often staying in rural hotels, giving you better odds of capturing the phenomenon than those who are just staying in the capital.Your accommodation in Iceland will all be sorted for you prior to arrival, as well as transfer to and from Keflavík International Airport. Also included in the price is a guided six-day tour, a flight from the northern town of Akureyri to Reykjavík, and admission to the Blue Lagoon. Do not miss this chance to see Iceland’s greatest sites in the winter. Check availability by choosing a date.
5
9 reviews
Duration:
8 days
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Lake Myvatn Sightseeing & Hot Springs Tour from Akureyri

Hop on this tour for a unique journey across the diverse landscape of Iceland. This tour is for those who love to explore Iceland’s volcanic marvels and any animal lovers who visits our shores!You'll be picked up at your accommodation in Akureyri and whizz across the land all the way to Lake Mývatn, stopping at various unforgettable points throughout the tour. Goðafoss is your first stop, a waterfall named “The Gods’ Waterfall.”It is said that in the year 1000 AD, law-speaker Þorgeir declared Christianity to be the law of the land because he believed that religious differences between the Christians and the pagans could tear the country apart. Thus united, Þorgeir returned home after the parliament meeting. On the way, he stopped at this fall and threw figurines of the Norse gods into the water, casting off his own pagan beliefs in the process.Next, you will visit Skútustaðagígar pseudo craters on the south shore of Lake Mývatn, formed when scorching lava flowed over the entire area, met up with the cool lake water, and exploded in the rapidly cooling temperatures. You'll continue on to Dimmuborgir, the “dark cities,” where lava formations and pillars are plenty and tell mysterious tales and sagas.Then, you go to the underground hot springs of Grjótagjá and the Námafjall geothermal area, where you'll see various sulphur pits, steaming fumaroles, and boiling mud pools. In the summertime, you’ll be able to proceed to the Krafla volcano site and pass by the geothermal steam energy plant, a route that is usually closed due to snow in the winter.For the next stop, you will get to enjoy the panoramic view of the Leirhnjúkur volcano, the Víti explosion crater that was formed during the Myvatnseldar eruption in 1724.And to cap off your Mývatn adventure, you'll relax in a two-hour nature bath in a geothermal pool surrounded by vast lava fields, while enjoying the view of the great lake Mývatn, a nature preserve for the thousands of birds winging through the skies overhead. The entry fee is not included in the tour price but is available as an extra.Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore the sensational north! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
20 reviews
Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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12 Day Winter Package | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Experience the wonders of Iceland on this 12-day winter package that takes you to all the classic sites as well as some of the most enigmatic hidden treasures off the beaten track. This tour package is perfect for travellers that want to fully experience Iceland in winter without having to worry about driving the icy roads of the countryside. Seeing the country couldn't be easier. Prior to your arrival, your accommodations and transport to and from Keflavík International Airport will be sorted for you. Also included in this package is an 8-day guided tour of Iceland and a soak in the mineral-rich healing waters of the Blue Lagoon. Allow your experienced and friendly guides to take you along to witness volcanic terrains, idyllic coastal towns, majestic glaciers and mighty waterfalls, as you explore everything from the highlights of the South Coast to the desolate and snow-covered fjords of the East, and the versatile wonders of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.After you've circumferred the countryside, there will be no need to leave the shores of Iceland right away, since this package includes two additional free days in Reykjavík City with accommodation. That means you can explore the Northernmost capital in the world to your heart's content. There are also plenty of possibilities to make your already action-packed trip even more adventurous, as you have the option of adding additional excursions during the booking process. These include visiting an authentic ice cave, venturing into a lava tube, embarking on a glacier hike, going horse riding and whale watching, just to name a few!While circling the Ring Road, each night will be spent at a countryside accommodation. Your guides will do their very best to hunt down possible sightings of the elusive and hypnotic Northern Lights, the winter-phenomena that tops the bucket list of so many people.So sit back and get ready to experience all the wonders of the ring road in the intimate setting of a fully-equipped minibus. Don’t hesitate and book your winter adventure now! Check availability by choosing a date.
5
17 reviews
Duration:
12 days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Northern Lights Hunt from Akureyri

Hunt for the Northern Lights in their prime location, North Iceland, on this winter tour from Akureyri. If you're staying in this part of the country and wish to have a guided experience enjoying the mystic appeal of the Aurora, this is the tour for you.You’ll be picked up at your accommodation in Akureyri and taken outside town limits to the beautiful countryside in the fullness of night. This is to provide you with the best possible conditions to view the Northern Lights, which is darkness and clear skies.Akureyri is in the far north of Iceland, making the winters there darker and longer than in the capital region of South Iceland. Akureyri is also a much smaller city, so you won't need to drive as far out into the night to escape the town's light pollution.For centuries, viewers of these magical lights have tried to explain what they were, before realised as particles from solar winds reacting with gases in the atmosphere. Some cultures believed that they were messages from the dearly departed or the godly fires of the creator up in the sky.Winters in the North are often heavy with snow and ice, so you might not want to drive out yourself in search of the Aurora Borealis. You can let your experienced local driver and guide do that for you, guaranteeing you a safe and pleasant journey. It may be best, as well, to bring your camera for a keepsake of this unforgettable experience, and a thermos of something warm to ward off the chill as you search the night skies, for veils of glimmering light flashing between the stars.Don't miss your chance to be a part of an unbelievable display of colour, light and texture on a cold, dark night, like something out of a fairytale, and join this popular winter adventure of hunting for the Aurora. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.2
9 reviews
Duration:
3 hours
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
Difficulty:
Easy
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8 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle Of Iceland Camping Trip

Book this tour for an incredible camping trip all around Iceland. If you have always dreamed of completing the ring road, love to immerse yourself in nature, and are on a bit of a budget, then this is the perfect tour for you.You'll circle Iceland and explore the whole country. As the driver, you can go where you like and ignore a set schedule, without worrying about tour guides or other group members.Quality camping facilities with plenty of amenities are all around, and you'll be surrounded by spectacular nature no matter where you pitch up your tent. Along the way, you can explore popular spots like the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, Skaftafell Nature Reserve, the Lake Mývatn Area and the waterfalls of the West. To guarantee that you have a selection of the most popular locations with some more private areas to enjoy, Guide to Iceland has chosen a few unique attractions to guide you to. These sites are listed in a personal itinerary you will receive after you book, allowing you to revel in the natural landscapes Iceland is famous for without the crowds. The itinerary also sends you to as many geothermal hot springs as possible, to ease the tension built from full days of adventuring.This tour can be added to with various activities along the way. Snorkelling, snowmobiling, glacier hiking, ice caving, whale-watching and a boat tour on the glacier lagoon are all options you can choose to make this holiday everything you could want it to be.Reserve this camping trip now for an affordable self-drive tour to see the best attractions in Iceland! Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
5
1 review
Duration:
8 days
Difficulty:
Easy
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10 Day Summer Package | Reykjavik, Akureyri & Icelandic Nature

Join this exciting 10-day summer vacation package and discover for yourself the sheer wealth of scenery, attractions and activities around Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík and the northern town of Akureyri.Throughout your journey, you will be privy to an unimaginable level of beauty. From mountain tops to creeping glaciers to cascading waterfalls, Icelandic nature will reveal itself to you in all its glory as you explore in-depth the South Coast, with its glacier lagoon and Diamond Beach, and Iceland's northern landscapes including Lake Mývatn and Dettifoss Waterfall.This is a great tour opportunity for those guests looking to abandon the holiday planning stage and instead, leave it to the professionals; all you need to do is choose what you’d like to do, then follow the itinerary. Transportation and accommodation will be arranged for you beforehand, leaving you free to relax as you make your way from one beautiful site to another.With this 10-day package, you will spend two days travelling the beautiful South Coast where you can opt to participate in a glacier hike and sail among ancient icebergs. You will then cut down on travelling time and fly across the country to the town of Akureyri where you'll discover everything the great North has to offer. If you'd like spice up your already exciting vacation package, you can choose to add extra activities to your days like horse riding, snowmobiling, whale watching, snorkelling, or relaxing in the Blue Lagoon, providing you with the perfect custom holiday.Hurry now, and you too can experience the many joys of this 10-day summer vacation package, exploring the landscapes and attractions around Reykjavík and Akureyri. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
10 days
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Highland Day Tour | Departure from Akureyri

Immerse yourself in the wild Icelandic nature on this hiking tour of the rhyolitic mountains of Kerlingarfjöll in the highlands. Hike through the otherworldly landscapes, through geothermal valleys and up kaleidoscopic hills, and take a dip in a natural, warm hot spring.Those travelling to the northern town of Akureyri and want to spice up their holiday should not let this opportunity pass them by.On the morning of your tour, you’ll meet your guide in Akureyri and board a large 4x4 jeep. You will then be driven out of town and into the barren Icelandic highlands where a day of adventures and stunning natural beauty awaits you. You’ll drive the rough road Kjölur that leads from Akureyri into the highlands. The 600-700 metre high mountain pass will take you past rivers, lakes and mountains, providing a bare and desolate scenery, reminiscent of a post-apocalyptic movie. Your destinations, Hveravellir and Kerlingarfjöll, are located between the glaciers Langjökull in the west and Hofsjökull in the east. The geothermal area of Hveravellir is like an oasis situated between barren sands and mountains. It is dotted with colourful sinters, smoking fumaroles and a hot pool with warm sky-blue water. You’ll get a chance to bathe in the warm, geothermal waters of the pool in Hveravellir. Both hot and cold water flow in the pool, creating the perfect bathing temperature. The experience is only heightened by the beautiful views of Kjalhraun lava field and Langjökull glacier. On this tour, you will also get to visit the hidden gem of Kerlingarfjöll geothermal area, located in the centre of the highlands. You’ll hike through the untouched wilderness of the region, past hot springs and still pools, while colourful mountains of rhyolite rocks tower over you.Get to know the unique Icelandic nature on this exciting jeep tour. Check availability by choosing a date. 
Duration:
12 hours
Available:
Jun. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Grand lux Lake Myvatn Tour | Nature Baths & Lunch

This tour will connect amazing nature, fantastic local farm cuisine and a relaxing time at the geothermal hot spring of Mývatn Nature Baths. You'll get a luxury experience at an affordable price as you'll travel in a small group in an SUV to some of Iceland's most beautiful sites accompanied by a professional guide.The tour starts in the morning when you are picked you up from your accommodation in Akureyri or the local airport. You'll then drive away from the town, on the east side of Eyjafjörður fjord, to the first stop of the day, the beautiful Goðafoss waterfall. From there you will be driven to Lake Mývatn where you will find numerous sightseeing spots like Dimmuborgir lava fields, Grjótagjá hot spring, and Námaskarð geothermal area. The landscapes around the lake itself are also spectacular.Lake Mývatn is steeped in both history and folklore, from space explorations and Game of Thrones to trolls and yule lads. Your local guide will tell you all about the stories and legends of the place as you traverse the area.Near the lake, you'll find the beautiful cowshed farm resort and restaurant. You'll get to enjoy a delicious 2-course lunch at the restaurant of either lamb or char from the lake, as well as get a fantastic view of Hverafjall mountain as you enjoy the food. After lunch, you'll get to relax at the geothermal hot springs at Mývatn Nature Baths. The warm water will soothe any aching muscles as you soak in the blue water, surrounded by lava, lake and volcanoes. After towelling off, it is time to drive back to Akureyri where you can enjoy the relaxing and cosy atmosphere that the 'Capital of the North' has to offer.
Duration:
8 hours
Available:
May. - Nov.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Godafoss Waterfall and the Myvatn Admision to the Nature Baths | Luxurious Day Tour from Akureyri

Experience the beauty of ‘the Waterfall of the Gods’, witness the Lake Mývatn area and bask in the healing geothermal waters of the Mývatn Nature Baths. This tour is perfect for anyone in north Iceland wishing to indulge in luxury without missing out on essential sightseeing.This tour begins as you are picked up from a predetermined location in Akureyri, ‘the Capital of the North’; the excursion is designed to be personal, thus you can be guaranteed a small group. Once you are all gathered, you will make your way east, towards Lake Mývatn.En route, however, you will stop at the mighty and iconic Goðafoss waterfall, a feature as renowned for its breathtaking beauty and power as it is for its history. Located in the glacier river Skjálfandafljót, it is twelve metres high and thirty metres wide.Its name, which translates to ‘Waterfall of the Gods’, comes not from its appearance though you would be forgiven for thinking so, but for its role in Iceland’s conversion to Christianity over a millennium ago, in 1000 AD. The lawspeaker of Iceland at the time, a man called Þorgeir, chose Christendom over the Old Norse Faith under the threat of invasion from Norway, and to symbolise it, tossed idols of the Old Gods into this waterfall.After marvelling over Goðafoss and learning about its history, you will continue your journey east, passing through the spectacular Lake Mývatn region. You can expect to see vast lava fields, serene waters with unusual rock formations cropping from them, and rows of craters as you travel. Your destination, however, is the Mývatn Nature Baths. Located by the tiny, quaint settlement of Reykjahlíð, which overlooks the lake, these geothermally heated pools are renowned for their healing waters, beautiful surrounding nature and steam baths. It is the perfect location to recharge, a lovely place to take a break in a busy holiday, and the admission is included in the price.Once you have fully enjoyed the lagoon and facilities for over two hours, it is time to return to Akureyri, back along the scenic route from which you came.Combine sightseeing and relaxation in Iceland’s North, with this excellent tour to Goðafoss and the Mývatn Nature Baths. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
Difficulty:
Easy
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Circle of Iceland with Snaefellsnes Peninsula | 10-Day Winter Package

Circle the incredible country of Iceland in the depth of winter with this exciting package. Over ten days, you will take a guided circle tour of the highlights of Iceland, such as the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the Lake Mývatn area, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and the Golden Circle. None who want to see the incredible landscapes of Iceland should overlook this opportunity.The guided tour comes with a clear itinerary, meaning you barely need to organise a thing. It is also conducted in a comfortable minibus, making your journey as cosy and intimate as possible and taking away any fears of driving on Iceland’s icy roads.Other than the 8 full days of guided adventure, all transfers and accommodation will be sorted for you, including the return airport transfer and 2 nights of stay in the capital. There are no hidden costs upon arrival; all arrangements are included in the price, as is the entrance to the Blue Lagoon. Joining this tour could not, therefore, be any easier.You will head counter-clockwise around Iceland, seeing its South Coast, Eastfjords, dramatic northern territories, and the incredible West, including the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Not only will you get to see Iceland’s most famous sites, but this package will take you to hidden places very few know about, so you can experience the vastness of the empty nature in peace.Furthermore, you can add adventure to the trip, by opting to take excursions while booking; it is possible to glacier hiking, whale watching, horse riding, lava caving, and to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime exploration of an ice cave. All these excursions are available to you at a special discounted rate, should you elect to add them to your holiday upon booking. By using this great opportunity, you can not only make your holiday even more magical but save money at the same time.  Of course, as you are travelling in winter, when the days are short and nights are long, this tour presents many opportunities for you to see the Northern Lights. Due to the fact that you will spend time traversing very remote areas throughout the dark hours, with little light pollution, your chances are even greater.Immerse yourself in Iceland, by seeing as much of it as possible over ten days. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Duration:
10 days
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
Difficulty:
Easy
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