Winter Magic In North Iceland

Winter Scenes By Dettifoss Waterfall

Winter Scenes By Dettifoss Waterfall

Photo Credits: Adam Major

Take A Horse Trek Around The Icelandic Landscape

Take A Horse Trek Around The Icelandic Landscape

Photo Credits: J.Helgason

Northen Lights Dancing Over The Myvatn Area

Northen Lights Dancing Over The Myvatn Area

Photo Credits: Gail Johnson

Winter By The Waterfall Of The Gods

Winter By The Waterfall Of The Gods

Photo Credits: Kan Khampanya

Volcanic Landscape Around The Myvatn Area

Volcanic Landscape Around The Myvatn Area

Photo Credits: Pranodhm

Winter Magic In North Iceland

Enjoy a journey off the beaten track in North Iceland, a region of large contrasts and small distances. Natural adventures include hot springs, geothermal baths and amazing lava formations. Lying 300m above sea level, Mývatn enjoys auspicious conditions for the Northern Lights, which can illuminate the dark night sky, along with the distant red glow of Holuhraun lava field, and where winter brings its own set of pursuits.

DAY 1 Reykjavik

On arrival, transfer by shuttle bus to the Centrehotel Plaza for 2 nights. This evening is at your leisure.

DAY 2 Reykjavik 

Enjoy historic Reykjavik and dine at one of the many restaurants.Choose from a wide range of excursions. (Please see attached PDF for all pre-bookable safari excursions in Reykjavik)

DAY 3 Lake Mývatn

Guests are met at the airport in Akureyri after a 45-minute flight from Reykjavik and driven to Myvatn. A guided sightseeing tour of the Myvatn area will include places such as the Dimmuborgir (lava fields), Höfði(a community park) and the bubbling mud pools at Hverir. Check in at the Sel-Hotel Myvatn.

DAY 4 At leisure 

Head off on an action-packed optional excursion, our favourites are illustrated. Dine at the hotel. If the Northern Lights show, you can turn the street lamps off, intensifying your experience.

DAY 5 Myvatn Nature Baths

Today you will visit the Myvatn nature baths. The natural geothermal water relaxes the muscles and warms the body to the core. The rich combinations of natural minerals are sure to revitalize and rejuvenate.  In the evening you may want to take a stroll in search of the Northern Lights.

DAY 6 At leisure

Enjoy breakfast at your leisure and the rest of the day is free for your chosen activity. Dine at the hotel.

DAY 7 Reykjavik

After breakfast, return to Akureyri for the early afternoon flight back to Reykjavik. Self transfer to the Centrehotel Plaza  for a final evening in Iceland.

DAY 8 UK

Transfer back to Keflavik airport in time for your flight home.

Centerhotel Plaza
Centerhotel Plaza
This modern hotel is in a great location just minutes’ walk from all the major attractions and close to the National Gallery. Representing excellent value, the 180 rooms are furnished with simple contemporary oak furnishings and all have private WC/shower. Relax in the Plaza Bar with floor to ceiling windows. Buffet breakfast is served on site and there are a myriad of restaurants, bars & cafés within walking distance for dining later.
• City Centre • Lobby Bar • Breakfast Restaurant
Sel Hotel Myvatn
Sel Hotel Myvatn
The Sel Hotel Myvatn is an ideal base for exploring Lake Myvatn. The 58 rooms have recently refurbished and have great views over the surrounding landscape. The Skútustaðagígar pseudo-craters can be seen from the restaurant, which serves both a lunch and dinner buffet with delicious Icelandic specialties. Attached to the hotel is a northern lights viewing room and should they appear you can always pop outside and turn off the street lights for a more intense experience.
Recently refurbished ▪ Family run establishment ▪ convenient location for exploring Myvatn
Northern Lights Hunt
Lake Mývatn belongs to the highland of Iceland and is around 300 m above sea-level. This is why Lake Mývatn is a remarkable place to discover the Northern Lights. Set out by mini bus for an evening adventure in search of the Aurora. Cake and hot chocolate included.
Tour Available: September - May 
Tour Departs: Daily 21:30
Duration: 3 hours
£150 pp
Myvatn Nature Baths
Soak in the milky aquamarine waters of this natural geothermal pool.
Tour Available: September - May 
Tour Departs: Daily at 14:00
Duration: 2 hours
£39 pp
Horse Riding With The Horseman Of Alftagerdi
The horseman at Álftagerði takes you on a 1 hour gentle adventure into the beautiful surroundings of Lake Mývatn and through the frozen lakes.
Tour Available: October - April (weather permitting)
Tour Departs: Upon request 
Duration: 1 hour (45 minutes riding) 
£75 pp
Culture Tour
Visit the old turf farm and folk museum at Grenjaðarstaður before heading to Húsavik, a small fishing village where you will visit the Whale Museum. The tour gives you a great view on the Icelandic way of life, past and present.
Tour Available: September - May 
Tour Departs: Daily at 10:00
Duration: 5 hours
£192 pp
Myvatn Cross-Country Skiing
The Lake Myvatn area and the surrounding highlands are great for cross-country skiing. Master the art of cross-country skiing with this 1-hour introductory lesson. 
Tour Available: December - May 
Tour Departs: Upon Request 
Duration: 1 hour 
£70 pp