Iceland's Northern Lights
• Reykjavik • Golden Circle • Search for the aurora borealis • Akureyri • Lake Myvatn
To see the aurora borealis in all its glory requires a great deal of patience and luck but the stunning light show is definitely worth the effort! One of the best chances you might have of catching the aurora is to travel to Northern Iceland which maximises your chances with longer hours of darkness. The winter equinox in Reykjavik allows about 20 hours of darkness and this increases to 22 in the north.
Day 1: Reykjavik Arrive Reykjavik and make your own way to your hotel.
Day 2: Reykjavik Today combine the famous Golden Circle route with stops at local farms for some traditional tastes. Visit a local spa and hopefully a chance to see the northern lights.
Day 3: Reykjavik Today enjoy a culinary walking tour in Reykjavik. The food walk is led by a fun and knowledgeable local guide who'll take you to everything from well-known 'must visit' restaurants to small family run businesses and secret local hangouts in Reykjavik. Taste Icelandic delicacies such as the best local cheese of the season, homemade ice cream from a secret family recipe, free-roaming Icelandic lamb and the city's famous hot dog stand.
Day 4: Reykjavik > Akureyri > Lake Myvatn On your own, transfer to Reykjavik's domestic airport for a morning flight to Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland. You'll be met and transferred to the Sel-Hotel in the Lake Myvatn area. During your drive to the hotel you'll get a short sightseeing tour of the Lake Myvatn area, renowned for its beauty and geological wonders.
Day 5: Lake Myvatn Today you can enjoy various optional leisure activities in the area. Myvatn is Iceland's fourth largest body of water, and is home to some incredible geological features as well as a wealth of flora and fauna. With luck, you might see the northern lights tonight.
Day 6: Lake Myvatn > Akureyri > Reykjavik You'll be transferred to Akureyri for your flight back to Reykjavik. Enjoy the landscapes as you drive back to Akureyri, as well as a short tour of the town before you are dropped off at the airport. Make your own way to your hotel in Reykjavik.
Day 7: Reykjavik Arrangements conclude after breakfast.
• Tailor-made journey • 6 nights' accommodation • Flights Reykjavik > Akureyri > Reykjavik • Sightseeing and transfers as listed • 6 breakfasts
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Departs Jan - Apr
Jan - Apr
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