Experience the Best of the North on this spectacular tour that will take you to Iceland’s spectacular Northern region, replete with a series of stunning landscapes. Visit Akureyri, Lake Myvatn, Godafoss, Dimmubrogir, Víti Crater and much more. From teeming geothermal fields to rugged volcanic plains and massive cascading waterfalls you will see some of the most beautiful places that the land of fire and ice has to offer. To top it off, we will go on a whale watching & sea angling adventure, visit a microbrewery to try local craft beer and an optional soak in the geothermal waters of Myvatn Nature Baths.
Travel in a small group with a professional adventure guide
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Pick-up: 9 a.m.
Group maximum: 18 participants
Available: All year
Age limit: 6 years
- Lake Myvatn
- Godafoss Waterfall
- Dimmuborgir Lava Field
- Small Group Experience
- Whale Watching - 99% sightings success
- Sea Angling
- Víti Crater
- Kaldi Microbrewery
- Craft Beer Tasting
- Dalvik Village
- Grabrok Crater
- Hvitserkur Rock Formations
- Skútustaðagigar Craters
- Namaskard Geothermal Area
- Myvatn Nature Baths (optional)
- Glaumbaer Turf Farm
- Mt. Hverfjall (view)
Included: Pick-up in Reykjavík, a guided tour in a minibus with a professional adventure guide, free WiFi on the minibus, whale watching tour, visit to a microbrewery & beer tasting, 2 nights at a country hotel with a private bathroom and breakfast at your hotel. The entrance to Myvatn Nature Baths is not included but can be added to your booking as an optional extra (highly recommended).
Not included: Breakfast on day 2 and 3 are the only meals included. We will stop at shops and restaurants along the way where you can purchase food, snack and drinks.
Bring with you: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. We recommend that you bring comfortable shoes.
The North of Iceland is a spectacular region crammed with some of the most beautiful and unique places in the entire country. It is reminiscent of the Arctic Circle, playing host to arctic foxes and vast mountains that tower over its snowy fields. While also having plenty of amazing geothermal paradises, ensuring that it is the absolute epitome of the land of fire and ice. It is also a great place to soak up some rural Icelandic life, with rustic villages, grass-roofed houses and antiquated churches it really does have it all. Activities include whale watching, sea angling, craft beer tasting, nature bathing and visiting the most incredible sites that the North has to offer.
When you travel from the south, it will feel like you have changed countries, entering a place of extremes that is sunnier in the summer and colder in the winter. This means that there is almost 4 hours more daylight in the summer and gorgeous black night skies in the winter, which are ideal for seeing the ethereal light show known as the Northern Lights.
It has its own unique culture, which is built around the sea, making it perfect for fishing and whale watching, which when combined with the opportunity to have a geothermal bath amidst some spectacular scenery, taste the delicious locally brewed craft beers or watch the mesmerising, flickering colours of the Northern Lights, makes for a truly glorious and enjoyable experience. We assure you that you will have an unforgettable adventure that will remain with you for the rest of your life!
Day 1: Grabrok Crater, Hvitserkur, Akureyri, Dalvík, & Craft Beer Tasting
Our adventure begins when we collect you from your Reykjavik accommodation (or nearby authorized location) and start the scenic one-and-a-half-hour drive to the fascinating Grabrok Crater. This vast volcanic relic towers over the surrounding Borgarfjordur Area, offering a majestic vista from its summit. It was carved into the landscape by a massive volcanic eruption that occurred around 3000 years ago and is the ideal way to see how Iceland’s volcanic past has helped to craft its modern landscape.
There are a couple of other craters situated nearby, giving a profound sense of just how powerful the geothermal activity in the country is. Our friendly guide will tell us everything that we need to know about it and the easy hike is the perfect way to start our Icelandic adventure.
Next up, Hvitserkur rock formations, a visit to a local microbrewery and Dalvik fishing village.
Day 2: Godafoss Waterfall, Lake Myvatn, Dimmuborgir, Myvatn Nature Baths & Akureyri
The second day of our adventure will take us to the historic Goðafoss Waterfall (Waterfall of the Gods), it gets its name from the moment that the Lawspeaker of the Icelandic Parliament converted to Christianity and cast his pagan idols into its frothy white waters. Our friendly guide will tell us all about this fascinating story and show us the best place to enjoy the falls themselves and their amazing surroundings. Its angry cascade tumbles 12 meters down in a semi-circular shape: the perfect place to snap a picture of a genuine natural wonder.
Following a short drive, we will find ourselves in the picturesque Lake Mývatn area: it is the fourth largest lake in Iceland and is populated by an array of small luscious islets. This along with the dramatic volcanic landscape and luscious vegetation that are found on its shores creates a gorgeous nature reserve that everyone is sure to appreciate. One of the caves that lies off it will be of particular interest to Game of Thrones fans, being the place that Jon Snow broke his vows with Ygritte.
Next up is Skútustaðagigar Caters, Lake Mývatn, Dimmuborgir, Víti Crater, Námakarð geothermal area, Mývatn Nature Baths and the capital of the north, Akureyri.
Day 3: Whale Watching, Glaumbaer Turf Farm & Reykjavik
The final day of our adventure will begin with a bucket list activity for almost everyone in the world when we board a whale-watching boat in Dalvik to go and see some of the largest marine species in the world. Dalvik is the whale-watching capital of Iceland and tours that depart from its shores have a 99% success rate, meaning that we are virtually guaranteed to see something.
Next up, more about the whale watching tour, sea angling and Glaumbaer Turf Farm...
We will arrive back in Reykjavik at around 8 in the evening after a three-day adventure filled with incredible wildlife, glorious scenery and an array of natural wonders.