Combine the capital cities of South and North Iceland Reykjavik and Akureyri on this 7-night package specially designed to encompass some of the country's most famous highlights.
During your stay in Reykjavik discover the natural wonders of the Golden Circle. Hear the roaring Gullfoss waterfall, see the exploding Strokkur geyser and watch continental plates drifting apart at Thingvellir National Park. Search for the elusive Northern Lights in winter and take a relaxing dip in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon.
Whilst staying in northern Iceland visit Akureyri, the vibrant capital of the north, and explore its surroundings. See the thundering Godafoss waterfall and uncover the beautiful lake region of Myvatn - Iceland's fourth largest body of water. From picturesque pseudo craters, to mystical lava pillars and steaming fumaroles this is a paradise for nature lovers.
Arrive Reykjavik, transfer to the hotel and check in for 4 nights.
Spend the morning exploring the shops, galleries and cafés of Reykjavik at leisure before an excursion to the famous Blue Lagoon. Relax in the healing geothermal waters and apply the rejuvenating white silica mud to face and body. After dark, head out on a Northern Lights coach tour to search for the aurora away from the bright lights of the city. (B)
Today why not embark on a whale watching excursion. This is an unforgettable and thrilling experience, getting up close and personal with some of nature’s most awesome mammals.
Speak to one of our Iceland specialists for recommendations. (B)
Today take a coach excursion to Iceland’s most popular trio of natural wonders. Discover Thingvellir National Park where the North American and Eurasian continental plates drift apart, get up close to Gullfoss waterfall and see Strokkur geyser erupt twenty metres into the air. Visit Fridheimar greenhouse cultivation centre, one of Iceland’s biggest greenhouses, before returning to Reykjavik. (B)
After breakfast, reach Reykjavik Domestic Airport by taxi on your own and fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri by plane in only 45 minutes. On arrival, transfer to the hotel in Akureyri and check in for 3 nights. Spend the rest of the day at leisure and, in the evening, drive out to the countryside away from the city lights on a guided hunt for the elusive Northern lights. (B)
Enjoy a guided tour to one of Iceland’s most fascinating and enchanting areas, Lake Myvatn. Visit Godafoss waterfall, Skutustadagigar pseudo-craters and the mystic Dimmuborgir (Dark Castles) - a series of lava pillars and strange formations. Stop at the warm underground river in Grjotagja rift and have a walk through the geothermal area of Hverir with its boiling mud pools, steaming fumaroles and sulphur pits. En route back to Akureyri stop at Myvatn Nature Baths* where you may opt for an optional soak in its relaxing geothermal waters. (B)
*Please note that Myvatn Nature Baths entrance is not included. Speak to one of our Iceland specialists for booking your tickets in advance.
Spend the day at leisure to explore Akureyri under your own steam or embark on an optional excursion*. Akureyri, often tagged with labels such as ‘capital of North Iceland’, lies at the base of Eyjafjordur, surrounded on either side by a sloping wall of snow-capped mountains. The town 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’. (B)
*Speak to one of our Iceland specialists for recommendations.
After breakfast, transfer to Akureyri Airport for your flight to Reykjavik Domestic Airport and following connecting flight to the UK. (B)