The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) are one of the world’s most amazing natural phenomena. Prepare to be totally awe-struck by this beautiful and continually-changing light show of blues, greens and purples. Akureyri is known as the capital city of the North and is an excellent Northern Lights holiday destination. The city’s old town with its wooden houses is particularly quaint in the winter months when the rooftops are covered with sparkling white snow. Split into two parts, this holiday is about more than seeing the Aurora. The north of Iceland offers volcanoes, lakes, and cross-country skiing as well as Mt.Hlíðarfjall, which has the country’s best slopes for alpine skiing. Whilst a stopover in the incredible city of Reykajvik will give you a complete picture of Iceland. This will be a winter holiday to remember!
Iceland – Reykjavik
With great restaurants and bars Reykjavik the capital of Iceland is a fantastic city to explore and try some delicious food and great hospitality. With Iceland’s most famous sites such as the Blue Lagoon or Golden Circle Tour Reykjavik makes a great base from which to explore
Akureyri - Iceland
Iceland’s second largest city, Akureyri, sits on the south-western shores of the North Coast’s Eyjafjordur Fjord, one of the most stunning fjords in all of Iceland. The city is surrounded by farmland and mountains which are capped with snow year round, and in the winter they offer great skiing. At 66 degrees north, Akureyri is well-positioned for spotting the Aurora.
This package is available between September and April.
There is a range of accommodation available to choose, from stylish hotel rooms to luxury self catering cabins suitable for up to 8 people.
Ideally situated within central Reykjavik, Hotel Reykjavik Centrum offers you the best opportunity to see all the city has to offer. With single, double and suites available there is a good selection of rooms to meet your needs.
Central to Akureyri and also of a high standard these self-catering apartments and houses offer a great base for your trip. Modern, clean and fully equipped with, private hot tub, fully-equipped kitchenette, bathroom with shower, separate veranda with furniture, TV and free WiFi. After an exciting day of activities these apartments and houses will offer a comfortable home from home.
Hotel Icelandair Akureyri
Enjoy a stay in these comfortable and cosy rooms in this central 4 star hotel which is within walking distance to the cafés, restaurants and shops of the second biggest town of Iceland. Standard and deluxe rooms offer incredible views, comfortable beds and modern bathrooms. The Aurora restaurant serves local produce for breakfast, snacks and dinner.
Lækjargata 4 Historic House
If you are looking for comfort and seclusion in the centre of the beautiful capital of the north, Akureyri then look no further. Sympathetically renovated in a luxurious and typically Icelandic style this house with 150 years of history offers comfort and space and all mod-cons. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchen and 2 sitting rooms with TV and wifi. Perfect for families, groups or couples looking for self-catering accommodation in a wonderful location.
There are a wide range of activities on offer. Simply choose the ones you would like to include in your package.
Reykjavik – Golden Circle and Fontana Steam Baths
Ideal for those who want to combine history, natural phenomena and relaxation. Visit three of Iceland´s most famous places – Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot spring area and Þingvellir national park. Afterwards you are escorted down to the lakeside in order to enjoy the Fontana natural steam bath.
Reykjavik – South Shore Adventure
This tour is ideal for nature lovers of all kinds. You will have an opportunity to stand behind the plummeting Seljalandsfoss waterfall, walk up to the Skógafoss waterfall and gaze at the amazing rock formations.
Akureyri – Northern Lights Tour
Venture into the dark, frozen winter night and observe an unbelievable display of colour, light and texture. You will be picked up from accommodation and driven out to the countryside or up to the mountains, away from electric glow and city sounds.
Akureyri – Lake Mývatn Super Jeep
Spend the day exploring all that North Iceland has to offer including the Goðafoss waterfall, pseudo-craters of Skútustaðagígar, the mystic Dimmuborgir (Dark Cities) and the warm underground river in Grjótagjá rift to name but a few. You will finish the day at Mývatn Nature Baths relaxing in the natural pools of geothermal water based in the middle of lava fields and with great view over Lake Mývatn.
Akureyri – Lofthellir Lava Cave
Visit Lofthellir lava cave and the weird world of ice and darkness boasting the greatest natural ice sculptures currently known in an Icelandic lava cave.
Askja Super Jeep Tour
Experience the incredible barren interior of Iceland, the lunar-like landscape where NASA trained Apollo astronauts and where the Icelandic outlaws lived in the middle ages. This superjeep tour is very popular and it is easier to see why!
Enjoy a trip underground to a cave that boasts the greatest natural ice sculptures currently known in an Icelandic lava cave. This trip is suitable for people with good fitness levels.
Diamond Circle Tour
It is said that after seeing Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall, up close and personal you will never be the same. Dettifoss dominates its surroundings and possesses the huge power created by mother nature. This tour takes you to some of the most incredible areas in and around Northern Iceland.
Get to know the beautiful Icelandic horses on this half day tour around the beautiful countryside of Northern Iceland.
There is nothing like snowmobiling in Iceland with spectacular scenery and an unforgettable experience.
Akureyri – Local Food and Gourmet
An exclusive gourmet tour discovering the very best of North Icelandic local food. Visiting interesting destinations throughout the Akureyri area you will get the chance to meet enthusiastic local food producers, farmers, fishermen and brewers where they will share their gastronomic knowledge with you, and of course you will get the chance to taste the products too.
Flights to your chosen destination are not included in your package. However we will always include details of the most suitable flights in our opinion to match your tailor-made itinerary. We cooperate with Dial-A-Flight to assist you in making your flight bookings. However, flights can be booked independently and through your choice of carrier which increases flexibility and allows you to continue to travel with your preferred airlines.
There are a number extras that we can offer to compliment or extend your trip.
No1 Traveller Lounges
If your flying from selected airports why not start your holiday off in style with No1Traveller airport lounges. These award winning luxury airport lounges offer everything the discerning traveller needs from freshly prepared complimentary food and drink to wifi or even a spa! Contact us today to arrange your access and start your holiday in style.
Clothing and Footwear Package
The cost of buying the winter clothing recommended for your trip can easily add up. To help out Off the Map Travel has teamed up with Expedition Kit Hire to provide top of the range Northern Lights clothing and footwear rental package. Including all the recommend items this package is a great way to get everything needed at a fraction of the price it would cost to buy.
We do not sell off the shelf packages, all of our packages are tailor-made to your requirements. You can choose everything from when you go, how long you stay to what activities you would like to include. Simply Contact Us with your requirements and we will provide you with a tailor-made personal itinerary.
As an example, prices for a 6 night trip including a Northern Lights trip and Golden Circle trip start from £849 per person based on two sharing.
"Not only is Iceland very ‘incredible’ but we had the best time. Everything from our accommodation, to the people and the landscape are amazing and we were absolutely overwhelmed by our guide on our day tour with Saga Travel – he was the most knowledgeable, energetic and amenable host you could want and he far exceeded our expectations."
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