Our Exclusive North Iceland Arctic Experiences are about to enter their second season. Last year we transported nearly two thousand people to Akureyri in North Iceland where our guests had to chance to witness spectacular sights like the Northern Lights and the volcanic landscapes around Lake Myvatn. These are bucket list experiences to be certain but there are also lots more exciting adventures to be had in the Arctic North of Iceland. Read on to find out more…
As well as our Incredible Iceland package in Akureyri we have two brand new experiences for 2018/19 – Lake Myvatn Winter Wilderness and Iceland Luxury Escape.
Lake Myvatn Winter Wilderness
This small group tour will take you to one of North Iceland’s most picturesque locations, Lake Myvatn. You’ll get to see the stunning Goðafoss waterfall before hunting for the Northern Lights around Lake Myvatn – known as one of the best locations in Iceland to spot this incredible natural phenomenon. You’ll then get to explore the rest of this beautiful location including visits to the Dimmuborgir lava fields, Hverir mud pools and the “Blue Lagoon of the North”, Myvatn Nature Baths. Your guide will also take you to some of the area’s hidden gems including a visit to Sigurgeirs birding centre & cultural museum and you’ll also get a unique chance to taste traditional bread, baked in the volcanic earth.
Icelandic Luxury Escape
Staying at the luxurious Siglo Hotel on the shores of Siglufjord, this break includes a host of culinary and cultural experiences unlike any other in Iceland. Tour local breweries with tasting experiences, enjoy lunch at harbourside restaurants and visit the Icelandic Pottery Centre and Saga Fotografika Museum. This break also benefits from our small group guarantee meaning you’ll experience the best of North Iceland with a personal touch you won’t find anywhere else.
To book, simply choose your departure date online, select the number of rooms and passengers and click the ‘Search’ button, then just select your chosen accommodation and package from the options available.
Whale Watching Excursion
Quite simply one of the most breath-taking experiences anywhere on the planet, see the incredible Eyjafjörður humpbacks in their natural habitat. Due to its temperate waters and abundance of food, Eyjafjörður is home to large numbers of whales all year round. With a Whale Watching Excursion from Akureyri you’ll search for these magnificent creatures in stunning surroundings. While sightings are never guaranteed, the excursion’s success rate is 99%.
A really unusual experience and an absolute must during a trip to Akureyri. At the Bjórböðin Beer Spa, you can bathe in a big tub filled with beer, water, hops and yeast. The still-fermenting beer has a cleansing effect on your skin and you can help yourself to a few glasses of Kaldi beer while you’re in there! Afterwards you can enjoy dinner in the restaurant, take a tour of the brewery or relax in an outdoor hot tub where you may even get to see the Northern Lights. All in all, a truly once in a lifetime experience.
Myvatn Nature Baths Entry
As part of your Lake Myvatn Adventure – Land of Fire & Ice tour, which is included in all Incredible Iceland packages, don’t forget to add on entry to Myvatn Nature Baths – known as “The Blue Lagoon of the North”. Relax in the super-heated pool as the mineral-rich water cleanses your skin and, who knows, you may even get to witness the Northern Lights as you bathe!
Lake Myvatn Snowmobiling
If you’re feeling more adventurous, add a snowmobile ride to your Lake Myvatn Adventure excursion. Enjoy a two-hour experience as you explore the frozen Lake Myvatn or the Krafla volcanic region. See the best of this Icelandic winter wonderland including views of the mountains, spectacular snowscapes and fascinating geological features.
You can add any of these exciting experiences to your Incredible Iceland package in Akureyri. Simply click, “Add Optional Extras” on the “Booking Overview” screen, select your experience and click “Add Item”. Please note: unfortunately, there isn’t time to do both snowmobiling and nature baths experiences during the Lake Myvatn Adventure excursion.
If you haven’t secured your place on one of our exciting North Iceland breaks yet – what are you waiting for? Click here to book!