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!
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.
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.
Day 3 Whale Watching Tour (only summer)
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.
Day 5 Departure
Domestic round flight
Airport Pick-up & Drop-off