Explore North Iceland's famous sights on the Diamond Circle on this winter break. Hear the roaring Goðafoss and Dettifoss waterfalls, see black lava pillars and pseudo crater at Lake Mývatn and relax in the newest spa of North Iceland, Forest Lagoon.
With new direct flights from the UK to Akureyri - it has never been easier to explore the so-called capital of the north and its fascinating surroundings.
Fly on the new direct flight from Stansted to Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and check in for four nights. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the vibrant city of Akureyri.
Today embark on a full day coach tour of the Diamond Circle, a circular route taking in some of the region’s most spectacular natural wonders: Goðafoss waterfall, Lake Mývatn, Dettifoss waterfall and Asbyrgi gorge. This tour ends with a visit to the Nature Baths at Geosea geothermal baths at Húsavík before heading back to Akureyri. (B)
Experience North Iceland's newest geothermal spa - Forest Lagoon, located a few minutes drive from Akureyri in Vaðlaskógur forest. On site there are two infinity pools with swim-up bars, a sauna and cafe-bistro on site. Enjoy the relaxing geothermal waters surround by beautiful spruce trees.
The rest of the day is free for you to explore Akureyri at leisure or opt for an optional whale watching tour or a more adventurous tour by snowmobile. Ask an Iceland specialist for more details. (B)
Set off on a full day tour to the Arctic Coast Way passing by dramatic cliffs, black sand beaches, glacial river deltas, fjords and high mountains. Travel through 3 mountain tunnels to the town of Siglufjörður and visit the award-winning Herring Museum to learn more about local life during the early 20th century. (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)