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Explore Reykjavik and the geological wonders of northern Iceland under the Northern Lights

» 7 day tailor-made escorted tour & stay

» Price from: £2,030 pp incl. flights

This tailor-made holiday couples a small-group tour of Iceland’s wild north with a sophisticated city stay in Reykjavik. It’s also excellent value, with transfers, cosy accommodation and exclusive guided tours all included. Expect soaks in Lake Myvatn’s bright-blue thermal waters, walks over unearthly lava fields and a 4WD trip through stunning mountain scenery. And, amid all the waterfalls, there’s even a caving expedition among naturally forming ice sculptures. Of course, you’ll also search for the aurora borealis; northern Iceland is the driest part of the country, meaning fewer clouds and a better chance of spotting the lights.

Day by day itinerary

  • Day 1 » UK/Akureyri

    Flying from the UK, you'll hop on from Reykjavik’s Keflavík Airport to continue on to Akureyri and Iceland's remote north. Here, your arrival transfer will be waiting to whisk you on to your accommodation. Once checked in, you’ll quickly find that Akureyri’s second-city status belies its small-town charms, with a collection of hip cafés and art galleries vying for your attention. This evening, you’ll also enjoy your first included excursion; your friendly guide will bring you out, away from the light pollution, in search of the Northern Lights. Depending on forecasts, you’ll be among countryside or high mountains as you gaze skyward for this magic phenomenon.

    Stay: Akureyri accommodation

  • Day 2 » Lake Myvatn

    Following the first of your daily included breakfasts, you’ll set off to explore the remotes of northern Iceland. It all begins with the spectacular Goðafoss Waterfall, whose four-storey-high cascades are said to be the final resting place of 10th-century Norse-god statues. Then, between visits to the steaming Hverir Mud Pools, cragged rift canyons and the otherworldly Dimmuborgir Lava Fields, you’ll arrive at the day’s main event – Lake Mývatn. With entrance included, you’ll be able to take a soak in its cerulean-blue waters, making the most of its geothermal warmth. It’s the perfect, quieter alternative to the Blue Lagoon.

    Stay: Lake Myvatn accommodation

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 3 » Lofthellir Ice Cave

    Today, you’ll be treated to a trip-exclusive as you explore Lofthellir, a natural lava cave that hosts what are often termed “the greatest natural ice sculptures in Iceland”. You’ll begin with a drive along a rugged trail to the Hverfell Volcano, skirting through a crater row to arrive at Mt. Hvannfell. Here, you’ll be greeted by a half-hour walk through a horizon-beating lava field to reach the cave itself. In the event of winter snowfall, you might even have to don a pair of snowshoes. However, either way, you’ll have plenty of time to marvel at the cave’s formations, with its icy stalagmites glowing ethereally blue under torchlight.

    Stay: Lake Myvatn accommodation

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 4 » Free time by Lake Myvatn

    After a busy few days, you’ll have some time to relax by Lake Mývatn and take in its quiet beauty at your own pace. It’s a land rich in geothermal features, birdlife and Nordic saga, making it the perfect setting for a long walk. However, if you want to keep active, we’ve got a range of optional tours to choose from. Highlights include a “Fat Bikes” excursion, their oversized wheels making easy work of the snowy hills and frozen lakes. Alternatively, take a trip in an aptly named Superjeep. Choose between an evening’s search for the aurora borealis or a day out in the wild, visiting landscapes chosen by NASA to train their Apollo astronauts on.

    Stay: Lake Myvatn accommodation

  • Day 5 » Dettifoss Waterfall to Akureyri

    On your way back to Akureyri, you’ll stop off at a glacial river known as Jökulsá á Fjöllum. It’s a mouthful of water, mud and sand that rolls down from Vatnajökull Glacier to form what is perhaps Iceland’s most impressive canyon. You’ll then enjoy a trip in a 4WD truck to Dettifoss; at 100m wide and 44m high, it’s Europe’s most powerful waterfall. Again, if it’s been snowing, snowshoes will make the short walk to the falls that bit more fun. You’ll then end the day back in Akureyri with some free time to perhaps test out its lauded restaurant scene.

    Stay: Akureyri accommodation

  • Day 6 » Reykjavik

    On your penultimate day, an included transfer will see you to Akureyri’s airport and your flight to the Icelandic capital. Flying into the domestic airport, it’s a short distance to your central hotel – perfectly located for taking in Reykjavik’s many delights. What’s more, its 18th-century shell hides a delightfully chic interior. But, you’ll want to head out and explore, taking in the city’s historic districts, famous bar life and contemporary art galleries. Otherwise, on Reykjavik’s doorstep, there’s the opportunity to explore the Golden Circle’s trifecta of sights. There are mighty waterfalls, ancient geysers and rift-valley national park, home to a millennium-old history. 

    Stay: Hotel Reykjavík Centrum, Iceland

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 7 » Depart for UK

    After a final breakfast, your last included transfer will see you to the airport for your flight home.

    Meals: Breakfast

To book call us on:

020 7664 2236

Make an enquiry

At a glance…

Explore Reykjavik and the geological wonders of northern Iceland under the Northern Lights

» 7 day tailor-made escorted tour & stay

» Price from: £2,030 pp incl. flights

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