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Arctic Powers

3 days
2 nights

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PER PERSON :

$ 920.00 (double occupancy)
$ 1,045.00 (single occupancy)
$ 905.00 (Triple*)

*Please note hotel rooms in Iceland are often smaller in size when compared to hotel rooms in countries such as the USA or Canada, and triple rooms will often be a double room with an extra bed with limited space in the room.

Children 6-11 years old travelling with 2 adults and sharing 1 DBL room: 25% discount (valid only per 1 child).
Children 12 years and older pay full price as adults.
It is not recommended that children 0-5 years old travel on scheduled tours.

 

Dates:

Oct 08, 2019 - Oct 10, 2019 
Nov 19, 2019 - Nov 21, 2019 
Feb 18, 2020 - Feb 20, 2020 
Mar 10, 2020 - Mar 12, 2020 
Mar 24, 2020 - Mar 26, 2020 

Hotels:

Day 1 - Icelandair Hotel Myvatn
Day 2 - Icelandair Hotel Akureyri

This tour stays in comfort hotels with private bathrooms, generally a mix of four- and three-star hotels. Most of the groups stay at the following hotels. Please note this is an advised hotel list and subject to change.

Included:

  • Accommodation 2 nights in a standard room with facilities in the countryside

  • Guided Coach Tour in North Iceland from day 1 to day 3

  • Expert local English-speaking guide from day 1 to day 3

  • Free Wi-Fi on board motor coach

  • Breakfast (except arrival day)

  • 1 two-course local-cuisine dinner in the countryside (day 1)

  • Northern Lights Wake-up at hotel in Myvatn area (day 1)

  • Admission to Myvatn Nature Baths and towel rental (day 1)

  • Admission to GeoSea Baths in Husavik and towel rental (day 2)

  • Entrance to the Herring Museum, including taste of herring and rye bread (day 3)

  • Visit to Kaldi Microbrewery and beer sampling (day 3)

  • Use of crampons/cleats (if needed) for walking on snow/ice covered surfaces

  • Great photo stops

  • Seat rotation during the tour

  • Customer care service during office hours

  • 24-hour Iceland Travel emergency line assistance while

Not Included:

  • Breakfast on arrival day
  • International airfare
  • Accommodation in Reykjavik (we can assist with arranging for you)
  • Flights to/from Akureyri
  • Baggage porterage at hotel
  • Personal travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers in Reykjavik
  • Swimsuit at Myvatn Nature Baths and GeoSea Baths (rentals available)
  • Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in itinerary
  • Guaranteed early check-in (check-in time for most hotels in Iceland starts between14:00 and 16:00 (2:00pm and 4:00pm)
  • Guaranteed late check-out
  • Any service not specifically listed under "included"

Highlights & Experience:

  • Enjoy an itinerary with less driving and more opportunities to enjoy area wonders
  • View the Mid-Atlantic ridge dividing Europe from North America in North Iceland
  • Experience the beauty and might of Godafoss Waterfall
  • Walk among the dark lava citadels of Dimmuborgir
  • View primordial bubbling mud pots and steam fields at colorful Namaskard Pass.
  • Relax in the hot spring waters of Myvatn Nature Baths and the new GeoSea Baths
  • Travel through a serene region of alpine mountains and stunning coastline
  • Visit the award-winning Herring Era historical museum in Siglufjordur
  • Tour a family-owned craft microbrewery, the first of its kind in Iceland

Itinerary:

This version of “Arctic Powers” gives you the flexibility to take advantage of new international flights flying directly into Akureyri Airport. Simply meet our guide and bus at Akureyri airport and you’re on your way!  The north has its own version of hidden powers enhanced by its mysterious Arctic location. Here you’ll discover some of the country’s most majestic wilderness and exotic natural wonders, including Lake Myvatn and Godafoss Falls. Enjoy bizarre volcanic landscapes, stunning fjords and snow-capped alpine mountains. Add in the charming town of Akureyri and hot springs bathing in Myvatn Nature Baths for the perfect visit to the Arctic North!  

Day 1  : Akureyri Airport - Lake Myvatn Nature Reserve

Meet your local guide and driver at Akureyri Airport and start on your North Iceland exploration! The day begins with a drive through beautiful alpine scenery and a look over Eyjafjordur, Iceland’s longest fjord. Your route takes you to the unforgettable Lake Myvatn area, a geological wonderland where the MidAtlantic ridge that divides North America from Europe is clearly visible.

View the pseudo-craters at Skutustadir and the lava formations that rise out of the lake itself. Take a walk among the fantastical basalt formations at Dimmuborgir, the “Dark Citadels.” Some of the most bizarre attractions in the region are the bubbling mud pits and vibrant colors of Namaskard geothermal area. As you walk along the paths in this area you might even feel like you are on another planet!

Looming over the area is Krafla, the volcano whose eruptions created this bizarre wonderland and whose energy provides power and hot water to the region. Myvatn’s fantastical landscapes have made it a filming location for the popular HBO Game of Thrones series, as well as several Hollywood movies. Top off your amazing Myvatn visit with a relaxing soak in the geothermal Nature Baths before overnighting at your hotel. The Nature Baths are a favorite among both locals and visitors. You can relax in the brilliant blue waters and enjoy the natural steam baths set above a natural hot spring.

Dinner and overnight in Lake Myvatn area. You can sign up for a free northern lights wake-up call so that you don’t miss out if the auroras decide to make an appearance this evening.

Options: Active Geothermal Area – Surreal Volcanic Landscapes– Basalt Citadels – Relaxing Hot Springs
Day 2  : Lake Myvatn Nature Reserve – Husavik – Godafoss – Akureyri

Breakfast at your hotel. Today you´ll get a chance to visit two fun and very different North Iceland communities. Head to the Arctic Coast and the charming town of Husavik. This bustling community has a pretty harbor area and is a very nice place to see life in a town near the Arctic Circle. Husavik is a favorite destination for its whale watching, but now it is becoming even better known thanks to the GeoSea Geothermal Sea Baths. GeoSea is a unique spa that uses the area’s unique geothermal sea water. The spa is constructed in a way that, as you relax, you can look directly out into the sea and the Arctic Circle.

After some time to recharge in this amazing setting, head to Godafoss (the Waterfall of the Gods). Here glacial water thunders around surrounding lava to create a beautiful half-circle shaped cascade.

Travel on to Akureyri, the beautiful northern town that has become internationally popular as a winter recreation destination. After a brief tour of the town, check into your hotel. The rest of the day is open to enjoy Akureyri. Though small in population the “capital of North Iceland” has a lively culture and outdoor recreation scene. You’ll find activities to suit all interests. Enjoy exploring the museums, galleries and cafes. If you like outdoor fun, visit the nearby Hlidarfjall ski resort, just minutes away by cab, or take a swim in the geothermal pool complex.

Dinner is on your own at one of Akureyri’ s many restaurants.

Overnight in Akureyri.

Options: Charming fishing town - Geothermal Seawater Spa with Ocean views – Waterfall of the Gods – the Capital of the North
Day 3  : Akureyri – Eyjafjordur Fjord – Trollaskagi Peninsula – Siglufjordur - Akureyri

Breakfast at your hotel. Wind along the roads of beautiful Eyjafjordur, Iceland’s longest fjord, and then onto the Trollaskagi (Troll Peninsula). Known as the “Icelandic Alps,” Trollaskagi offers some of the highest mountains in Iceland; the views of steep mountains plunging to the black-sand coastline are breath-taking. The surreal rock formations make it easy to see how the peninsula got its name.

Drive through three mountain tunnels and pass through colorful fishing villages. Visit Siglufjordur, a town with beautifully-preserved historical buildings set in a scenic fjord. After lunch (on your own), visit the award-winning Herring-Era Maritime Museum. Many Icelandic historians believe it was Siglufjordur’ s herring “gold rush” of the early 20th century that helped bring modernization to Iceland. At the museum, you will be introduced to the history of the herring fishing industry and be invited to explore the museum’s three buildings before sampling traditional rye bread, local herring and Icelandic schnapps.

Next, visit the tiny community of Arskogssandur (population 130), where you’ll visit Kaldi, Iceland’s first microbrewery. See how this craft beer is made and learn about the interesting history of the company. And, of course, you’ll also have a taste some of the locally brewed beer.

Afterwards you will drive to Akureyri Airport where the trip ends.

Want to stay longer in Akureyri? We’re happy to book extra nights for you!

Options: Mountain and Fjord Views – Historical Town – Award-Winning Museum – Icelandic Delicacies

Notes:

Hotel nights in Reykjavik are not included. We will be happy to assist you with booking hotel nights if you wish.
We can also assist you with additional nights in Akureyri if you wish.

Note: We reserve the right to alter routes without prior notice, due to road conditions

Minimum age: 6 years. We do not recommend escorted tours for children 5 years old and younger.

Maximum size: 36 participants

Minimum size: Guaranteed with 2 participants