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At a glance…

From Akureyri’s second-city tranquillity, take in the geological exuberance of northern Iceland under the aurora borealis

» 4 day tailor-made holiday

» Price from: £1,035 pp incl. flights

This tailor-made getaway beats the crowds and swaps the bustle of Reykjavik for the small-town charms and geographic drama of Akureyri. Think bubbling mud pools, endless lava fields, great continental divides and the Northern Lights all showcased on in-depth included tours. And, as Iceland’s driest region, it’s one of the best places to spot the magical aurora. There's plenty of time to explore at your own pace too, with your chic hotel, perfectly positioned to take in the town’s art scene and surrounding fjord majesty. 

Day by day itinerary

  • Day 1 » UK/Akureyri

    Fly to Akureyri, the capital of north Iceland. It is then just a short taxi ride to your Nordic-chic hotel, where you have the evening to enjoy settling in. The hotel features gorgeous views of the surrounding fjord and mountains – best taken in from the outdoor fireplace – but it also is just a short wander into town. Here, Iceland’s “second city” delights with a small-town buzz of boutique cafés and art galleries. The ultra-modernist Lutheran church is a special highlight, as is the geothermal swimming pool next to your hotel.

    Stay: Berjaya Akureyri Hotel

  • Day 2 » Forest Lagoon and the Northern Lights

    Beginning your full-day adventure, you’ll head off on a small-group tour, crossing over the dramatic Eyjafjörður Fjord to arrive at Goðafoss. Spanning 30 metres, it’s one of Iceland’s most impressive waterfalls. Your next stops then range from wetland craters and steaming mud pools to mountain views and giant lava fields. There’s even Grjótagjá – the great continental rift. Cap it all off with a soak in the Forest Lagoon including its infinity pools, swim-up bars, a sauna, a cold tub, and a restaurant. Its waters, which come from a nearby mountain, have healing qualities that are good for the skin. Consider this a more relaxed alternative to Reykjavik’s Blue Lagoon. Lastly, come the evening, you’ll set off in search of the Northern Lights and photography tour combined, leaving the light pollution behind to experience one of the highlights of world travel. 

    Stay: Berjaya Akureyri Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 3 » Day at leisure/optional activities

    You’ll have today at leisure, perhaps to relax with your hotel’s fjord views or to spend some more time exploring. As Iceland’s most geographically diverse region, there’s plenty to choose from, whether it’s a simple hike or a thrilling snowmobile safari. For something a little different, look into a microbrewery tasting or a beer spa, where fine brews are paired with innovative treatments. Then, there’s such Icelandic favourites as whale watching, Superjeep 4WD tours and lava-cave trips, where naturally formed ice sculptures glitter under the glow of head-torches.

    Stay: Berjaya Akureyri Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 4 » Depart for UK

    Following your final included breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

    Meals: Breakfast

To book call us on:

020 7664 2236

Make an enquiry

At a glance…

From Akureyri’s second-city tranquillity, take in the geological exuberance of northern Iceland under the aurora borealis

» 4 day tailor-made holiday

» Price from: £1,035 pp incl. flights

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