4-day Northern Lights Special package in North Iceland

A 4 day package in Akureyri with day tours to the highlights of North Iceland and evening Northen lights hunt

Northern Lights in North Iceland

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The Northern Lights

Tour ID : INW14

Tour Duration /basic package: 4 days/3 nights

For those seeking to get away from the crowds hunting the Northern Lights, visiting Akureyri and surroundings has become a more popular option. Less people on the tours, great chances to see the Northern Lights and the amazing winter wonderland of the north offer a truly different experience.

This Northern Lights package offers an incredible opportunity to combine hunting for the Northern Lights with a range of fantastic winter activities and excursions into the beautiful nature of north Iceland.

Highlights:

  • Northern Lights evening tour
  • Akureyri
  • Panoramic views of Eyjafjordur
  • Godafoss waterfall
  • Lake Myvatn
  • Pseudocraters at Skutustadir
  • Dimmuborgir lava maze
  • Hverir solfatara field at Namaskard
  • Nature Baths

 

Our Terms & Conditions

Departures: October 2018 - mid-April 2019

Prices for this package:

Price per person in a 3* hotel ISK 63.990
Single supplement at 3* star hotel ISK 15.990
Extra night at a 3* hotel ISK  9.990

 

Price per person in a 4* hotel ISK 73.990
Single supplement in a 4* hotel ISK 20.990
Extra night at a 4* hotel ISK 13.990

 

Basic package includes:

  • Arrival/departure taxi transfers to and from the airport in Akureyri
  • 3 nights accommodation, sharing double/twin room
  • 1 Northern Lights evening guided tour from Akureyri
  • Lake Myvatn and Godafoss waterfall guided coach tour

Optional day tours for day 3:

Whale watching                     ISK 10.990
Horseback riding                    ISK 11.900
Siglufjordur day tour             ISK 19.990
Combo tour                             ISK 10.000
Northern lights tour              ISK  8.000

Day 1:

Arrival to Akureyri airport

Taxi transfer from Akureyri airport to your accommodation in Akureyri.

Optional tours depending upon your arrival time:

Whale watching (3 hours)
Horseback riding tour (3-4 hours)
Northern lights tour (2-3 hours)

3 nights hotel accommodation in Akureyri.

Standard rooms with private facilities including breakfast.

Day 2:

Lake Myvatn and Godafoss waterfall day tour

This 4th biggest lake in Iceland is surrounded by lava flows, craters, panoramic views and amazing bird life. This tour takes you to Dimmuborgir a unique area of lava sculptures and rock formations, Hverir where you can explore the steaming and bubbling mud pits, the underground caves at Grjotagja. Ending the day at the Myvatn Nature Baths where you can enjoy a relaxing soak in the geothermal waters. There is also an option to visit the bird museum. A day at Myvatn is a day to remember.

The tour departs from Akureyri. The first stop gives you the best views over Akureyri and Eyjafjordur. After a short photo stop, we drive on to Godafoss waterfall. One of Iceland“s most beautiful and uniquely shaped waterfalls. Here we tell you why the falls are important in Icelandic history and give you enough time to explore the area close up.   

The next stop is at Lake Myvatn. We stop at the pseudo craters for a short while before heading on to.

Dimmuborgir is a unique and very interesting area. Visitors are given time to walk among the unusual lava sculptures, pillars and caves. Our guides know everything about this area and will be happy to walk with you and explain how the area was created 2,500 years ago, as well as a few folktales about the local trolls.
After a lunch break overlooking Dimmuborgir, we visit the former nature baths located on the tectonic plates between Europe and America. The last volcanic eruption in Myvatn was in 1984 from the volcano Krafla.  

We proceed to Hverir solfataras which is an area of bubbling sulphur mud pits and steaming vents, watch your step as you explore this area! The Myvatn Nature Baths are our final stop. The geothermal waters are the perfect place to relax before driving back to Akureyri. During the winter months, the frost, low lying sun and even snow add something extra to this amazing tour to Myvatn.

21:30 Northern lights tour

We pick you up from your hotel in the evening and together we go in search of the Northern Lights in the sky. Named after the Roman goddess Aurora these colorful lights swirl around the sky in a dramatic dance, leave different patterns and shapes.

The Northern Lights have had a number of names throughout the history. The Greeks called this phenomenon the "Dance of the Spirits". In Europe, during the Middle Ages, these lights were commonly believed to be a sign from God. The old Icelandic folktales tell us about the angels dancing in heaven, their dresses were supposed to create these magnificent shapes of light in the sky.

Auroras seen near the magnetic pole may be high overhead, but from farther away, they illuminate the northern horizon as a greenish glow or sometimes a faint red, as if the sun were rising from an unusual direction. Discrete aurora often display magnetic field lines or curtain-like structures, and can change within seconds or glow unchanging for hours, most often in fluorescent green.

Make sure you understand that we cannot guarantee visibility of the lights, though we do our best on each and every tour. We can, however, promise you a fun and personal tour with hot drinks and refreshments to warm you. If we do not see the lights, there is a free retry next evening.

Accommodation in Akureyri.

Standard rooms with private facilities including breakfast.

Day 3:

Optional day tours:

Whale watching (3 hours)
Horseback riding (3-4 hours)
Siglufjöršur day tour (5 hours)
Combo tour, Gošafoss waterfall, Laufįs Turf house and Christmas house (4 hours)
Northern lights tour (2-3 hours)

Accommodation in Akureyri.

Standard rooms with private facilities including breakfast.

Day 4:

Transfer from your accommodation to Akureyri airport. 

The tour can be combined with the South Iceland Northern Lights Special programme. Extra nights in Akureyri can easily be added to the itinerary.

The itinerary may need to be adapted or changed depending upon prevailing weather/road conditions.

For the Northern lights forecast, please check this site for daily reports: http://en.vedur.is/weather/forecasts/aurora.

Akureyri has an excellent ski resort just 10-min. drive from the town centre. Ski slopes on Mt.Hlišarfjall offer good possibilities for alpine, cross-country skiing and snowboarding (late November/December-April). For further details on ski runs, opening times, and prices of rental and ski passes check out the offical website of the ski area: http://www.hlidarfjall.is/en.

 

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600 Akureyri, Iceland

Tel. +354 461 1841
nonni (at) nonnitravel.is

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