9 Day Affordable Iceland with Akureyri & Northern Lights Pursuit

2 Fluoir, 3 Reykjavik & 2 Akureyri
Round trip airfare, first class accommodations, most transfers and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • Round trip flights New York-Reykjavik, Reykjavik-New York
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  • Intra-flights: Reykjavik-Akureyri-Reykjavik
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 7 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Flúðir
    • 3 nights Reykjavik
    • 2 nights Akureyri
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • Arrival transfer
  • 13 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Tour the Geothermal Energy Exhibition at the Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant
  • On the South Coast, view stunning scenery including volcanoes and spectacular waterfalls
  • Visit Gullfoss Waterfall and the Geysir Geothermal Area, home of the Strokkur Geysir
  • At the remarkable historic site of Þingvellir, visit the site of the world's oldest parliament
  • Enjoy the warm soothing waters of the world-famous geothermal Blue Lagoon
  • Tour Akureyri, the closest Icelandic town to the Arctic Circle, an ideal location for hunting the Northern Lights
  • Visit the Lake Mývatn area, known for its geothermal activity and stunning scenery
  • Search the skies for the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) from Reykajvik and Akureyri, among the most spectacular phenomena on earth

Northern Lights tours are subject to correct weather conditions and solar activity. Sightings cannot be guaranteed. If the tour is canceled locally, we will attempt to offer another Northern Lights tour on an alternate evening, conditions permitting. The Northern Lights tour departs in the late evening and may not return until after midnight

Day By Day Itinerary

This is an active itinerary which includes several walking tours on often uneven, icy terrain.

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Iceland
Depart for Iceland

DAY 2, Thursday - Reykjavik City Tour, Village of Flúðir, Search for the Northern Lights
Arrive in Iceland and meet your Tour Manager. Your flights should arrive between 6 AM and 8 AM on Day 2. Transfer to Reykjavik, the world’s most northerly capital, surrounded by incredible landscapes and countless natural wonders. Your tour begins with a refreshing breakfast and orientation meeting at Harpa Concert Hall. Your discovery of this modern city begins with a drive past the Old Town Center, Parliament, the Cathedral and the bustling harbor area. See Hofdi House, site of the 1986 Iceland Summit where Reagan and Gorbachev met and view Hallgrímskirkja Church, whose striking steeple is a Reykjavik landmark. Then, stop at the Pearl vantage point for great views of the capital area and beyond. Depart from Reykjavik to visit the Hellisheiði Power Plant at the foot of Mt. Hengill Volcano, where the Earth's most brutal forces are harnessed and converted to clean energy for space heating. Afterward, continue to the peaceful village of Flúðir nestled amidst the stillness of rural Iceland. Your hotel is situated far from Reykjavik’s city lights, making it an ideal place to view the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) when the skies are clear. After dinner, if conditions are right, meet your Tour Manager to search the skies for the Northern Lights*
Overnight: Flúðir
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3, Friday - South Shore Adventure
Today as you travel along the South Shore, enjoy the gorgeous mountain views including snow shrouded Hekla, the country’s most active volcano, as well as the famous Eyjafjallajökull Volcano. Continue through the region where one of the best known of the Icelandic classical sagas, Njál’s Saga, is set. Stop at the spectacular Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, tumbling over high rock escarpments. Savor lunch at a local restaurant before passing through Vik, Iceland’s most southerly village. Make a stop at Dyrhólaey, a magnificent rocky headland with dramatic sheer cliffs with views of south Iceland’s black sand coastline. On the return trip to Hella, visit the Lava Centre in Hvolsvollur with its interactive exhibits and astonishing imagery. Dinner tonight at your hotel
Overnight: Flúðir
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Saturday - Gullfoss, Geysir, Þingvellir, Search for the Northern Lights
Explore today some of Iceland’s most renowned natural wonders. Begin at Gullfoss (The Golden Waterfall), one of the most impressive waterfalls in Europe with thousands of tons of icy water tumbling majestically into a deep gorge. Then, on to the Geysir area with its numerous hot springs, fumaroles and geysers, including the world-famous Strokkur Geysir – watch it erupt every few minutes spewing hot water high into the air. At the remarkable geological and historical area of Þingvellir, visit the site of the world's oldest democratic parliament founded in 930 AD, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the stunning canyon that runs through the park, stand on the dividing fault line between two of the earth’s tectonic plates. Lunch follows at the family-run Friðheimar Greenhouse, a unique cultivation center. You’ll be astounded by the magic behind growing delicious, pesticide-free tomatoes and cucumbers with the aid of geothermal heat. A short and informative talk is followed by a tomato tasting. Return to Reykjavik with time to relax before this evening’s private drive to the countryside to continue your quest for the Northern Lights*
Overnight: Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Sunday - The Blue Lagoon
A truly unique experience awaits you today at the spectacular Blue Lagoon, a natural pool of mineral rich geothermal water located in the middle of a lava field. The high levels of silica and minerals give the lagoon its vibrant rich blue color. After breakfast this morning, depart for the Blue Lagoon to enjoy a relaxing bath or swim in the pleasantly warm water reputed for its healing properties. The facilities include modern changing rooms and showers, an indoor geothermal pool, an on-site restaurant featuring local favorites and boutiques with seawater products to take back home. Return to Reykjavik in the afternoon. Tonight, you are free to catch up on shopping, or perhaps enjoy a dinner out at one of Reykjavik's fine restaurants
Overnight: Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Monday - Flight to Akureyri, Northern Lights Tour*
After breakfast, take a short flight to the town of Akureyri, cultural capital of the North, nestled at the head of Iceland's greatest fjord. An orientation tour familiarizes you with the town’s history as a trading center established in 1602. You can still see some of the finest timber buildings in the country, beautifully restored to their original glory. Return to your hotel with time to relax before this evening’s search for the Northern Lights*. Akureyri's proximity to the Arctic Circle means it is particularly well-situated for viewing the Aurora
*Please note that for the Dec 26 departure, the Northern Lights Tour scheduled for Dec 31 will be replaced with a New Year’s Eve Bonfire tour
Overnight: Akureyri
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Tuesday - Lake Mývatn, Godafoss Waterfall
Today, head to lovely Lake Mývatn in one of Iceland’s prettiest areas, known for its geothermal activity. Stop at the majestic two-tiered Goðafoss Waterfall, named the "Waterfall of the Gods" according to Icelandic sagas. In this paradise for nature enthusiasts, scenes were filmed for some of the Game of Thrones episodes. After a morning of traversing spectacular landscapes, see the pseudo craters at Skútustaði and the bizarre lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Tonight, join your Tour Manager and fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner at your hotel
Overnight: Akureyri
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Wednesday - Return to Reykjavik
A short flight brings you back to Reykjavik where you will have the rest of the day at leisure to relax at the hotel or venture out to explore all this city has to offer. Perhaps stroll through the shopping district, or go for a swim at one of the local thermal pools
Overnight: Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Thursday - Depart Iceland
Transfer to Keflavik Airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*Northern Lights tours are subject to correct weather conditions and solar activity. Sightings cannot be guaranteed. If the tour is canceled locally, we will attempt to offer another Northern Lights tour on an alternate evening, conditions permitting. The Reykjavik Northern Lights tour departs at approximately 8:30 PM from Oct 1 - Mar 14, and 9:30 PM from Sep 1 - Sep 30 & Mar 15 - Apr 15. The tour may not return until well after midnight.

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Notes :
  • Land only price does not include departure transfer, but does include the group arrival transfer that departs between 7 and 8:30 AM from Keflavik Airport on Day 2. Please contact a service agent to make arrangements to meet the group if your arrival flight does not arrive on Day 2 of the tour.
  • Passengers arriving to Reykjavik on Day 2 should select flights that arrive between 6 AM & 8 AM. The group transfer will depart approximately between 7 - 8:30 AM.
  • If booking a prenight stay, you should book a hotel in Reykjavik instead of Fludir in order to avoid expensive transfers and missing scheduled activities on Day 2 of the tour.
  • Northern Lights tours are subject to correct weather conditions and solar activity. Sightings cannot be guaranteed. If the tour is canceled locally, we will attempt to offer another Northern Lights tour on an alternate evening, conditions permitting. The Reykjavik Northern Lights tour departs at approximately 8:30 PM from Oct 1 - Mar 14, and 9:30 PM from Sep 10 - Sep 30 & Mar 15 - Apr 15. The tour may not return until well after midnight.
  • Triple rooms are not available for this package.
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. 
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. 
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Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.

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