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5-Day Akureyri & Local Highlights

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Your accommodation in Akureyri

Experience an adventure in the northern part of Iceland on this 5-day tour. The tour is centrally based at Akureyri and includes a visit to the top attraction sites and engaging activities in the region. Some of the outdoor adventures will include a viewing of the Northern Lights, whale watching expeditions, and the powerful Dettifoss Waterfall. It is a thrilling experience that you can't afford to miss!

What to expect?


Day 1 Northern Lights Tour (only winter)

  • The first day of your short break and arrival to Akureyri. Enjoy a comfortable check in at your accommodation in Akureyri and take the day off to get ready for your relaxing break.

  • During the Northern Lights season (September 1st – April 15th) you will join in on our scheduled Northern Lights Mini Bus Tour in the evening.

  • Overnight: Akureyri

Day 2 Lake Mývatn with Nature Baths

  • Enjoy an amazing journey through the Lake Mývatn area, full of extreme contrasts, bird life, flora, geothermal activity, geology, and sagas. We begin our day by stopping at Goðafoss Waterfall in the Skjálfandafljót River. From there we go to Lake Mývatn area and visit all the highlights of the area, such as Hverir Mud Pools, Grjótagjá Rift, Dimmuborgir Lava Fields and many more. Our last stop by Lake Mývatn is the Mývatn Nature Baths based in the middle of lava fields with a great view over the area.

  • Overnight: Akureyri

Day 3 Whale Watching Tour (only summer)

  • From April 16th to August 31st you will join a Whale Watching tour on this day. During the Northern Lights season, you will enjoy free time in the city. The city offers a variety of options, take a look at our selection of tours and activities on our Tour Finder.

Day 4 Dettifoss Waterfall

  • A visit to Dettifoss Waterfall is a unique experience. We travel from Akureyri towards Lake Mývatn and then onwards to the Icelandic Highland where we arrive at Jökulsá á Fjöllum glacier river, where a mass of water, mud and sand rumbles into Iceland’s most impressive canyon from Vatnajökull Glacier.

  • Dettifoss is the most powerful waterfall in Europe, 100m wide and with fall of 44m. There is a short walk from the parking lot to the best viewpoints of the waterfall, and adjacent waterfalls of Hafragilsfoss and Selfoss.

  • From 16th June to 30th October we travel down the Jökulsárgljúfur canyon alongside a rural route, visiting iconic locations such as Dettifoss Waterfall, Hljóðaklettar Echo Cliffs, Ásbyrgi Canyon, the Arctic Coastline and Húsavík Village.

  • From 1st of November to 15th June we travel in a 4×4 Truck to Dettifoss and then back to Lake Mývatn. If the ground is covered in snow (which it is usually in winter), we use snowshoes to make the hike to Dettifoss more fun.

  • Overnight: Akureyri

Day 5 Departure

  • We hope you have enjoyed your time and wish you a very pleasant rest of your stay in Iceland.

Domestic round flight

  • You can add a domestic round flight between KEF International Airport or Reykjavík domestic airport and Akureyri when finalizing your booking. It is a scenic 45-minute domestic flight across Iceland. Simply add it as an extra when finalizing your booking.

Airport Pick-up & Drop-off

  • If you would like to be picked up at the Akureyri airport upon your arrival we offer a pick-up that brings you directly to your drop-off location. We also offer a drop-off to the Airport at the end of your journey.

Private Pick-up

  • Same as above but as a private pick-up, giving you time and space for a worry-free commute at the start and end of your journey. Please contact Saga Travel sales team for further information and booking.

What is Included?

  • 4x nights' accommodation
  • 4x Breakfast (D2-D5)
  • Lake Mývatn Classic Tour (D2)
  • Dettifoss Waterfall Tour (D4)
  • Entrance fee for Mývatn Nature Baths
  • Northern Lights tour (Sept 1 – Apr 15) or Whale Watching tour (Apr 16 – Aug 31)

Is this experience for me?

  • Most people can participate

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves & a coat (dependant on weather)
  • Bathing suit & towel

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 1 week in advance of the start of the experience.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high-quality service.
  • Note: Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancel the tour

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