This North Iceland fly-drive begins in Akureyri, Iceland's capital of the north, and travels along the coast where the island’s best whale watching opportunities can be found. Discover rare species of duck at Lake Myvatn, visit Europe's most powerful waterfall, spend time in the fishing village of Husavik and venture to the very edge of the Arctic Circle. This incredible journey may be short on time but is sure to be rich in the memories it provides.
Fly to Akureyri, the largest town outside the capital Reykjavik. Collect the rental car and drive to your accommodation in Siglufjordur area for an overnight stay. Akureyri lies at the base of Eyjafjordur, surrounded on either side by a sloping wall of snow-capped mountains. (75Km)
Travel through the farmlands of north west Iceland to the Skagafjordur area, which is often referred to as the 'horse country of Iceland'. The farmers of Skagafjordur pride themselves in owning more horses than they can count and the area is perfect for those who wish to go riding. (B) (105Km)
Drive via the town of Akureyri to Godafoss waterfall and onwards to Lake Myvatn. Lake Myvatn was formed 2,300 years ago in an eruption of one of the Krafla fissures. Often mistaken for a crater, Lake Myvatn is actually a very flat lava field that was dammed in around the edges by subsequent flows. The eruption disrupted the flow of the Laxa River and the basin was filled with underground spring water. Overnight in Lake Myvatn area. (B) (170Km)
Today reach Dettifoss waterfall, Europe's most powerful waterfall, and visit the fishing town of Husavik before travelling back to Akureyri along the north coast. Overnight in Akureyri. (B) (240Km)
Return the rental car to the airport in Akureyri and fly to Keflavik airport to connect with the flight back to the UK. (B) (0Km)