We Love —
- 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 —
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.
- 41 rooms
- Snack Bar
- Luggage storage
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.