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4th April 2018
Combining Reykjavik with North Iceland offers both citylife and remarkable landscape constantly interacting with the forces of nature.
Lake Mývatn is a unique natural phenomenon, teeming with geological wonders on the northern fringe of the central highlands. It is also a very good place to see the Northern Lights.
After enjoying a night in Reykjavik you fly to North Iceland where you will experience the region’s renowned landscape and have the option to get involved in a range of activities including: horse riding, snowmobiling, Northern Lights hunting and Super-Jeep adventures. This region is of great geological importance with huge volcanic craters, lava fields and mud pools.
Fly from UK to Keflavik Airport and take the shuttle bus to your hotel in Reykjavik. The capital city has a diverse range of independent restaurants offering local and international cuisine for you to choose from. If you’re not ready for an early night, why not add a Northern Lights by Super-Jeep into your evening? This small-group special excursion benefits from more space and fewer people. £150 per person.
1 night REYKJAVIK - Fosshotel Reykjavik (4 star)
45 mins flight to Akureyri, the ‘capital of the North’ and met on arrival. En route to your hotel in the Lake Mývatn area (approx. 54 miles) renowned for its beauty and geological wonders. The landscape has been moulded by glacial and volcanic activity; since the end of the last Ice Age the whole area has undergone tremendous changes, which are still iin progress. A stop will be made at the horseshoe-shaped falls of Goðafoss, also known as the ‘waterfall of the Gods’.
After check-in there will be a guided sightseeing tour of the Mývatn area which will include such places as the Dimmuborgir (lava fields), Höfði (a community park) and the bubbling mud pools at Hverir. After the evening meal, we suggest taking a stroll around the area in case the Northern Lights make an appearance.
3 nights MÝVATN - Sel Hotel (3 star)
Today you can enjoy various optional leisure activities in the area (see Excursion tab). We suggest ending your evening with a tour to Mývatn Nature Baths for a late night relaxation in the lagoon. It’s safe to say you’ll sleep like a baby afterwards!
Another free day to choose from a variety of activities, or you may simply wish to relax around the beautiful landscape of Mývatn. Alternatively you have the option to explore the fishing village of Húsavik by mini-bus. On this 5-hour tour you will visit the Whale Museum and get an overview of Icelandic way of life, past and present £110 per person.
Flight back to Reykjavik and check in at your hotel. Enjoy the city’s atmosphere at night where you have a fabulous array of bars and restaurants to celebrate the final night your winter holiday in Iceland.
1 night REYKJAVIK - Fosshotel Reykjavik (4 star)
Transfer to the airport for your retun flight to the UK. Depending on flight time you might wish to soak in the Blue Lagoon en route.
By Air: Daily from London Heathrow, Manchester or Glasgow Airport
Departure Dates: October 2017 - March 2018
Duration: 5 nights
Price from: £1595 per person based on two people sharing a double/twin room throughout.
FOSSHOTEL REYKJAVIK (4 star) - Reykjavik
Fosshotel Reykjavík is located in the city centre, it's a large hotel that still offers personal touches in both appearance and service. Only a short walking distance from Laugavegur, the main shopping street, it's the ideal location for any visitor to Reykjavik.
The hotel has 16 floors with many rooms offering magnificent views of the city and the bay area. We recommend unwinding with Icelandic draught beer at the Bjórgarðurinn / Beer Garden or enjoy dining at their restaurant, Haust. All rooms are en suite and equipped with modern facilities including Wifi.
SEL HOTEL (3 star) - Mývatn
Sel Hotel Mývatn is the ideal base for experiencing the wonders of Mývatn and its surroundings. The hotel has 35 rooms which all have a bathroom, telephone, radio and TV. Each room can also be connected to the internet. All rooms are beautifully furnished with solid mahogany. The restaurant is in the south wing of the hotel and is open to serve dinner from 1900 to 2030 during the winter season with an a la carte menu; it is also from here that you have a marvellous view of the Skútustaðagígar pseudo-craters, which are just a couple of minutes' walk away. The hotel´s bar is open from 1800 until 2130 during the winter.
North Iceland & Lake Mývatn
The Blue Lagoon on Departure
What better way to end your holiday than bathing in the famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa to soothe and refresh body and soul?
N.B. Not open from 5 - 21 Jan 2016
Price: £55 per person
From Lake Mývatn
A snowmobiling tour (twin share) for those who want a little bit more from the lake. It will get you further out on the lake and give you a great view of the beautiful nature around Lake Mývatn.
Price: £75 per person for 30 mins, £110 per person for 1 hour
Mývatn Nature Bath
Transfer to the lagoon, a rich and unique combination of natural minerals, blue green algae and white silica mud, which give the lagoon its soft, milky, aquamarine color. The natural geothermal water is also very healthy for those who suffer from psoriasis and other skin ailments. A good dressing-room, natural steambath and a hot tub can also be found at the nature baths.
Price: £21 per person (entrance fee not included, approx. £17 per person), duration 2 - 3 hours
Mývatn Horse Riding
The horse at Álftagerði takes you on an adventure tour into the beautiful sites of Lake Mývatn and through the frozen lake. Icelandic horses are well known for their five gaits, especially the ‘tolt’, and did we mention how beautiful they are?
Price: £45 per person, duration 45 mins