Akureyri and the Arctic North - Reykjavik - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Akureyri is perfectly located for those who want to spend a few days in a charming town with a lively culture and nightlife, but still be able to experience a true Icelandic adventure
  • Since Akureyri is based only a few hours’ drive from North Iceland’s highlights and attractions, it won't be long until you find yourself standing in front of the striking Góðafoss waterfall or bathing in a natural hot spring at the Mývatn Nature Baths!
  • The town is located in Iceland‘s longest fjord - the surrounding mountain landscape is strikingly beautiful. Guests may also add an extra night!

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Your Destination

Recognised by Lonely Planet as Best in Europe 2015, Akureyri has become a favourite winter/spring fun getaway for travellers.  The Hlíðarfell Ski Area is located minutes away from town, providing a professional, family-friendly and affordable ski resort open through April. 

Though close to the Arctic Circle, winter temperatures are warmer than one would expect (around 0°C (32°F).  It is also possible to glimpse northern lights here through mid-April on clear, cold nights.

Your Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival. After your arrival at Keflavik airport, head through passport control and pick up your luggage.  The FlyBus transfer bus is outside the arrivals hall (follow the signs).  Please show your confirmation to the attendant on board and let him or her know that you will be going to Reykjavík Domestic Airport for taking a flight to Akureyri.  Check in for your evening Reykjavík to Akureyri flight with Air Iceland for your 45-50 minute flight.  Upon arrival at Akureyri Domestic Airport, you will be met at the airport by a local guide who will drive you to KEA Hótel Norðurland for check in.

The rest of the evening is open for your own activities.  Akureyri is a small town that has a very active cultural scene, including its own art gallery streets. It is easy to take a stroll around the town, enjoying shops, galleries, cafés, and pubs. 

Akureyri also has beautifully-resorted historic buildings that give the town an old-style Scandinavian charm.  Visitors enjoy a nice variety of restaurants and a friendly yet lively nightlife scene, especially on weekends.  The city’s swimming pool is one of the nicest in the country, featuring many types of hot tubs, lap and wading pools and a steam bath. 

You might even be interested in trying an evening northern lights hunt!
Day 2.   Visit to the Volcanic Wonders of Lake Mývatn. Breakfast at your hotel.  Please be in the lobby at 9am for departure on the Lake Mývatn Classic Tour.  Today you will experience an amazing journey through an area of extreme contrasts, geothermal activity, geology and Icelandic history.  The Lake Mývatn Nature Reserve has been affected by volcanic activity from nearby Mt. Krafla, created a surreal wonderland of lava, rock formations and steam vents.  The Mid-Atlantic Ridge dividing North America from Europe also carves its way through Mývatn. 

It is especially beautiful when winter‘s snow brings out the mysterious shapes in the rocks.  The area has become known as a winter filming location for Season Three of Game of Thrones.  The upcoming Fast and Furious 8 movie was also filmed here during February 2016. 
Begin the day by stopping at Góðafoss Waterfall en route to Lake Mývatn. Góðafoss, the 'Waterfall of the Gods' is a picturesque waterfall that has connections to the Old Viking pagan religion (Ásatru).  The first stop at Lake Mývatn is the pseudo-craters of Skútustaðagígar; though they look like craters, they were not formed by a volcanic explosion!
Visit the main highlights of the Mývatn area.  The surreal Hverir geothermal field has a multi-coloured landscape, bubbling mud pots and hissing steam vents.  Grjótagjá Rift looks into a deep hot spring where Icelanders once bathed (the water is now too hot).
Walking trails take you through an area of beautiful, strange basalt formations at Dimmuborgir.  The last stop is the Mývatn Nature Baths, a bright blue hot spring lake.  Enjoy a swim in this peaceful place with an amazing view over the surrounding lava fields.  Afterwards, head back to Akureyri for your overnight stay.

Day 3. Flight to Reykjavík. Breakfast at your hotel. Free time in Akureyri until your flight to Reykjavík (morning or afternoon flight based on availability).   You will be transferred to Akureyri Airport for your flight to Reykjavík.  On your own you will transfer to your overnight hotel in Reykjavík (4 star, examples:  Fosshótel Reykjavík, Grand Hótel Reykjavík or similar).  Taxis are plentiful.  The Reykjavík Bus System Strætó also has a stop at the Reykjavík Domestic Airport. Rest of the day is your own to spend as you like.  Overnight in Reykjavík.

Day 4. Departure. Breakfast at your hotel.  FlyBus airport transfer to Keflavik airport for your flight home.  Please be prepared to depart your hotel about 3 hours before your flight.

Optional: extra day in Akureyri (which may be added at the next stage of the booking process)
This area offers many things to do. Perhaps you´ll try a culture-themed  walking tour.  Enjoy a food and beer tour of North Iceland.  Visit the town of Siglufjörður, made famous by the BBC Icelandic thriller show Trapped. Try some horseback riding or enjoy skiing at the nearby Hlíðarfjall Ski Resort (easy to take a taxi here from town).

Your Hotel

This offer is based on a 2 night stay at Hotel Norðurland in Akureyri in a Standard Room with breakfast. You will also spend 1 night in a hotel in Reykjavik, which will be confirmed upon time of booking.

Hotel Nordurland is located in the centre of Akureyri town. Plenty of restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops are in the neighbourhood. The hotel has 41 rooms all equipped with private bathrooms, telephone, coffee and tea facilities, satellite TV and radio.

Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child

Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.

Standard Rooms are bright and comfortable. They warmly welcome guests and are equipped with modern amenities to ensure a pleasant stay. The room can be set as double or twin.

  • 41 rooms
  • Wi-fi
  • Snack Bar
  • Bar
  • Luggage storage
  • Heating

Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.

Please note that check-in for most hotels cannot be guaranteed before 2:00 PM (14:00).

Your Journey

Flights: The flights included are with a scheduled airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: shared transfers are included throughout as per itinerary.

Approximate time/distance from airport - hotel is 5 minutes/2.7km.

Weather

Jan
min : -2°C max : 1°C
Feb
min : -1°C max : 2°C
Mar
min : -1°C max : 2°C
Apr
min : 0°C max : 5°C
May
min : 3°C max : 8°C
Jun
min : 6°C max : 11°C
Jul
min : 8°C max : 12°C
Aug
min : 7°C max : 11°C
Sep
min : 5°C max : 10°C
Oct
min : 2°C max : 6°C
Nov
min : 0°C max : 3°C
Dec
min : -2°C max : 2°C

What's Included?

Round-trip Air Iceland flight between Reykajvík City Airport (KEF) and Akureyri Airport (AEY)
Round-trip FlyBus Plus transfers between KEF Airport and Reykjavik
Airport meet and jreet in AEY and transfer to KEA Hotel Norðurland
Two nights at Hotel Norðurland in Akureyri with breakfast
Lake Mývatn Classic Tour
Admission to Mývatn Nature Baths
Unguided transfer from Hotel Norðurland to AEY Airport
One night at hotel in Reykjavík (4 star, examples:  Fosshótel Reykjavík, Grand Hótel Reykjavík)
One way FlyBus Plus transfer REK-KEF

Not Included

Personal Travel insurance
Beverages, food, snacks other than those on itinerary
Transfer between RKV airport and hotel in Reykjavik (cabs available)
Guaranteed early check-in/check out
Porterage at airport or hotel
Swimsuit and towel at the Mývatn Nature Baths (rentals available)

Your Contract

Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Travel Documents

You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct. If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

The airline is ticketless and therefore, you will not receive any hard copy documents. You will however, receive an email from us detailing your flight information and reference number to enable you to manage your booking online via the airline website.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

If you have booked transfers, Meet & Greet, car hire or airport lounges, you will receive a separate voucher for each of these services. Please note that transfer vouchers are sent directly from the transfer supplier.

Please do make sure that you either add Voyage Privé to your Safe Senders list or check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents.

We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure.

If by any chance you have not received all the above by this time, please contact us at customer.relations@voyageprive.com

Important Information

Our price does not include an airport tax of €31 per person payable locally (Prices subject to change without prior notification.)

For further information on passport & visa requirements click here

Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

Please note: you may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel

There are no Air Iceland flights on Good Friday (14 Apr) or Easter Sunday (16 Apr).Air Iceland baggage policy:  20 kg. (44 lbs) luggage allowance and hand luggage up to 6 kg (13 lbs). 

No limits to number of checked in baggage, but total can never exceed 20 kg. These rules apply for both domestic and international flights.

Air Iceland EXCESS BAGGAGE fees are 400 ISK per kg.

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