Lake Myvatn is one of the best places in the world to view the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). It is also an area of outstanding natural beauty where you can discover the wonders of the Icelandic winter landscape.
During this break you can relax and watch some of the natural wonders or spend a few days enjoying activities such as snowmobiling, super jeep safaris, cross-country skiing and sightseeing.
This tour is a combination of a couple of days spent in the capital Reykjavik and 2 days by Lake Myvatn. You will also visit Iceland's second city, Akureyri. For those interested in trying out activities there are plenty to choose from such as activities on the frozen lake - such as bowling, cricket, skating and mini golf. There are also sightseeing tours on offer - you can choose to visit an Icelandic farm, a power station or museums.
PRICES & DATES
Price is based on 2 people sharing a room and includes return economy class flights with Icelandair, all airport taxes, return airport transfers by bus (shared), 2 nights at Hotel Reykjavik Natura (4 star) or similar, including breakfast, 2 nights at Sel Hotel Mývatn or similar, including breakfast, 2 dinners in the countryside, return flight Reykjavik-Akureyri-Reykjavik, return transfer Akureyri-Lake Mývatn-Akureyri, sightseeing tour of the area and full use of a special Northern Lights shelter at Sel Hotel.
Departures from London daily 1 October-20 December 2012 and 27 December 2012-31 March 2013.
Departures from Glasgow and Manchester may require extra nights.
Scheduled Icelandair flight from the UK to Keflavik and transfer to your central hotel in Reykjavik.
After breakfast you fly from Reykjavik (domestic airport which is located in central Reykjavik) to Akureyri where you will get picked up and transferred to Lake Myvatn. Sightseeing around the area which is famous for its natural beauty and geological wonders. After the tour there will be an introduction of optional activities available. Enjoy dinner at the country-side hotel and a cosy evening. When the sky is clear, the Northern Lights will dance around, so make sure to step outside before going to sleep.
Today you can enjoy the leisure activities in the area, since there are multiple tours available. Dinner will be served at the hotel. It is ideal to end the evening with a late night relaxation in the outdoor hot tub and enjoy the so often seen Northern Lights dancing around in striking colours across the Arctic sky.
In the morning, you visit the town of Akureyri, the trade and cultural centre of North Iceland, beautifully resting in a scenic fjord. Enjoy sightseeing of the town and its beautiful sights before your flight back to Reykjavik. Self transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.
If you are returning to the UK on the afternoon flight then you will have time to take a stroll around Reykjavik, do some shopping or why not visit the famous Blue Lagoon en route to the airport? Transfer back to the airport and direct flight back to Heathrow or Manchester