From  £950
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Fly direct from London Gatwick to Akureyri
  • Relax at the new Forest Lagoon
  • See the mighty Goðafoss & Dettifoss waterfalls
  • Visit the fishing town of Húsavík and see volcanic landscapes at Lake Mývatn
  • Explore the ‘capital of North Iceland’ Akureyri
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North Iceland Winter Fly-drive

5 Day Tour, from £950 per person

***Direct Easyjet flights available from London Gatwick to Akureyri***

This winter fly to Akureyri by direct Easyjet flights from London Gatwick and embark on an exciting fly-drive at the discovery of North Iceland. Begin your journey in Akureyri, the northern capital, and traverse the scenic Skagafjörður and Tröllaskagi peninsula, where breathtaking landscapes await. Marvel at the thunderous cascades of Goðafoss and Dettifoss, and be captivated by the natural wonders of Lake Mývatn. Immerse yourself in the enchanting fishing village of Húsavík, renowned for its charm, and unwind in the recently opened Forest Lagoon.

Tour Itinerary

Akureyri - Iceland

Fly directly from London Gatwick to Akureyri, a charming town nestled in northern Iceland, known for its picturesque landscapes, vibrant cultural scene and friendly atmosphere. Collect the rental car and drive through the farmlands of north west Iceland to the Skagafjörður area, which is often referred to as the 'horse country of Iceland'. The farmers of Skagafjörður pride themselves on owning more horses than they can count and the area is perfect for those who wish to go riding. Overnight in Skagafjörður area. (120 Km)

Goðafoss waterfall in winter - Iceland

Today drive around Tröllaskagi peninsula passing through Siglufjörður - a town which bloomed in the 1950‘s when herring fishing was the main industry and the town played a key role in the export of herring. Continue via Akureyri and stop at the magnificent Goðafoss waterfall, "the waterfall of the gods', to admire its powerful cascades plunging into a serene basin. In the late afternoon, reach Lake Mývatn area and check in at your hotel. (B) (245 Km)

Dettifoss waterfall in winter - Iceland

Explore the area around Lake Mývatn, a panoramic patchwork of black lava fields, blue lakes and green hillsides, before reaching Dettifoss waterfall, Europe's most powerful waterfall. Visit the fishing town of Húsavík and continue travelling back to Akureyri along the north coast. Overnight in Akureyri for the next two nights. (B) (250 km)

Forest Lagoon - Iceland

Spend the day exploring Akureyri under your own steam. Akureyri, often tagged with labels such as ‘capital of North Iceland’, lies at the base of Eyjafjörður and clings to one hillside before spilling on to a small stretch of land that seems to float upon the shimmering water – hence the name ‘Akur-eyri, or ‘the field upon the shoreline’. Today also experience North Iceland's newest geothermal spa - Forest Lagoon, located a few minutes drive from Akureyri in Vaðlaskógur forest. Soak in its geothermal waters surrounded by beautiful spruce trees and relax in its infinity pools with swim-up bars. (B) (5 Km)

Lake Mývatn in winter - Iceland

Return the rental car to the airport in Akureyri and take your direct flight back to the UK. (B) (5 Km)

Pricing Information

5 day tour, from £950 per person

Price Includes

  • Return international direct Easyjet flights from London Gatwick to Akureyri 
  • All airport taxes and security charge
  • 4 nights accommodation in various hotels and country guesthouses
  • Car hire in P-class (4WD Dacia Duster /Suzuki Vitara or similar), including pick-up at Akureyri  Airport and drop-off at Akureyri Airport, unlimited mileage, airport service charge, CDW/TP insurance and tax*
  • Personalised travel documents including suggested activities, natural wonders and places to eat complete with GPS coordinates
  • 24 hour emergency support number
  • Excursion - Entrance to the Forest Lagoon
  • Meals as specified by BLD (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)

* Please call us on 020 7666 1290 for full details and conditions of car hire

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any excursions/entrance fees 

Price Includes

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Price Notes

  • Price per adult is based on two people sharing on stays between 1 Nov - 18 Dec 2023 & 3 Jan - 31 Mar 2024 in standard accommodation and there may be supplements for travel in peak season or flight fare fluctuations. 
  • Please note that distances in Km displayed on the itinerary are purely indicative and may vary.
  • International flights from the UK are based on direct Easyjet flights from London Gatwick to Akureyri.

Tour Route Map

  1. Iceland, Akureyri
  2. Iceland, Skagafjordur
  3. Iceland, Siglufjordur
  4. Iceland, Godafoss
  5. Iceland, Lake Myvatn
  6. Iceland, Dettifoss
  7. Iceland, Husavik
  8. Iceland, Akureyri

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