Highlights of the North

Duration12 hours
DifficultyVery Easy
Pickup OptionFree Pickup

If you are looking for an excellent private day tour of the highlights of North Iceland, this tour is for you.

What to expect?

We head of at our own pace and take our time taking in the power and beauty of the North. This is a full day tour with a pickup at your hotel, guesthouse or Akureyri airport.

We start at Goðafoss , the waterfall of the Gods and then drive up Bárðardalur along the glacial river Skjálfandafljót and visit Aldeyjarfoss. We drive over to the lake Mývatn area and start at the Skútustaðir Pseudocraters and admire the beautiful landscape surrounding Lake Myvatn.

Dimmuborgir Lava Park where we see very unusual lava formations and pillars, caves and fissures. Some believe that these rock formations are Trolls that turned to stone.

We go to lunch at a local restaurant or café.

We will visit famous locations where parts of the series “Game of Thrones” was filmed like Grjótagjá cave and Höfði cape. We will furthermore visit the geothermal area of Hverir.

We drive into the large lava field of the 1875 eruption in Askja, Ódáðahraun. We admire the amazing scenery formed by both fire and the glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum , the landscape is out this world. There we will visit Europe´s most powerful waterfall Dettifoss.

On the way back we can have dinner at the Cowshed restaurant , a local restaurant which specializes in courses from farm to table.

What is included?

  • Pickup and dropoff
  • Super jeep
  • Expert local guide/driver and bottled water.

What do I need to bring?

  • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking
  • Clothing and outerwear suitable for rainy or chilly weather
  • Sunglasses
  • Dont forget your camera!

Additional Details

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher for this experience to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy : Fee of 0.0% if cancelled 10 day(s) before event or less. Fee of 25.0% if cancelled 2 day(s) before event or less. Fee of 50.0% if cancelled 1 day(s) before event or less. Fee of 100.0% if cancelled 12 hour(s) before event or less
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade works with selected local partners we trust to provide the highest standard of quality service.

Meeting Point

  • This experience starts in Akureyri. Pickup from your hotel, guesthouse or Akureyri is included.
  • Akureyri is about 5 hour drive from Reykjavik or a 1 hour domestic flight.


The experience

Highlights of the North