Arctic Discovery– Iceland –5 days / 4 nights, Reykjavik - Husavik - Dettifoss - Lake Myvatn - ReykjavikDancing along the edge of the Arctic Circle, North Iceland showcases a diverse landscape of dramatic waterfalls, secluded fjords, geothermal wonders and an untamed wilderness that takes on a mysterious intensity under moody winter skies. Stay in the picturesque coastal town of Husavik, discover the secrets of wintry experiences of culture, food and steamy dips in astonishing natural surroundings made even more theatrical during Northern Lights Season.
|Operation||October 1, 2016 - April 30, 2017|
|Departure||Daily departures except Wednesdays and Fridays,
October 1, 2016 - April 30, 2017
|Price||from $845 per person in double room
from $1,045 single room
|Included||2 nights Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura, private facilities
2 nights countryside hotel Fosshotel Husavik or similar
Breakfast buffet daily
Round-trip flights Reykjavik - Husavik (excluding airport tax)
Meet and greet at Husavik airport
Round-trip transfers, from/to Husavik airport to/from hotel
Guided Husavik city orientation
|Not Included||International air fare
Arrival/departure Keflavik International Airport transfers
Arrival and departure transfer from/to Reykjavik domestic airport
(walking distance from Natura Hotel)
Meals, except breakfast
Any services not specifically listed under "included"
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||No passenger minimum required for this tour
Please note that no flights are on Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday
Closed out dates Dec 21 -24 & 29, 2016 and Apr 11-13, 16, 2017
|Tour Options||Add an extra day in Husavik or Reykjavik
Horseback riding tours
|More Information||Arctic Discovery map|
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Day 1 ARRIVAL KEFLAVIK AIRPORT Individual transfer from Keflavik Airport to your hotel in Reykjavik (not included). The day is yours to rest and use at your own leisure. Optional tours available upon request. Overnight stay at Hotel Reykjavik Natura.
Day 2 GODAFOSS - ANCIENT & MODERN DAY CULTURE (B) Flight to Husavik - Godafoss, waterfall of the Gods - Grenjadarstadir Folk Museum - Greenhouse and evening Northern Lights Hunt.
Morning free at leisure in Reykjavik.In the afternoon domestic flight with Eagle Air from Reykjavik to Husavik, 45 minutes flight. Iceland Travel staff member will meet the group in the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Natura lobby 1 hour before departure flight. Departure from Reykjavik at 13.30. Arrival at Husavik at 14.15.
Upon arrival in Husavik meet your English speaking guide and begin your journey of incredible North Iceland with an impressive visit to Godafoss (Waterfall of the Gods); where ice-blue glacial water flows over an elegant semi-circular arc to create blue-green swirling patterns in the water among the surrounding lava. Continuing onwards to the turf houses of Grenjadarstadir Folk Museum, we get a taste of the "old country" and learn how Icelanders in the 1900s survived the harsh northerly climate before visiting a modern-day greenhouse where geothermal heating is utilized to grow all varieties of fruits and vegetables just outside the Arctic Circle. Evening Northern Lights Hunt & Husavik Safnarhus Museum: The evening heats up with excitement as we stroll around this area just outside the Arctic Circle which is a prime location for viewing the elusive Northern Lights. We take a short break and visit Safnarhus Museum of Husavik featuring a polar bear and maritime exhibits.
Overnight at Fosshotel Husavik.
Day 3 MYVATN - DETTIFOSS - NATURE SPA (B) Lake Myvatn Geothermal Area of mud pools, lava formations and craters - Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall - Relax at the outdoor Mývatn Nature Baths.
Ahead is a fully packed day of wildly varying landscapes. We travel to the unforgettable Lake Myvatn area, a geological wonderland including the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir, the pseudo-craters at Skutustadir and Laxa Salmon River. Some of the most visually bizarre attractions in the region are the mud pits and vibrant colors of Hverarönd. The journey continues to Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall located in awe-inspiring Jökulsargljufur canyon.
With an amazing landscape where peaceful white snow accentuates black lava fields in magical artistry, the Myvatn region has become a favorite filming location for major motion pictures like 'Oblivion', starring Tom Cruise, 'Prometheus' directed by Ridley Scott and the popular 'Game of Thrones' fantasy series. Before returning to Husavik we visit the Myvatn Nature Baths and enjoy a relaxing time outdoors in a completely natural body of geothermal water nestled in an area of fragile beauty.
Overnight at Fosshotel Husavik.
Day 4 HUSAVIK - WHALE MUSEUM - ASBYRGI CANYON (B) Walking tour in the picturesque town of Husavik - visit the Whale Museum - Walk along Asbyrgi Nature Reserve with giant horseshoe shaped canyon.
Husavik is a cozy town on the edge of Arctic wilderness perfect for our handcrafted walking tour where we connect you to local ambiance, walk along the bustling harbor teeming with colorful trawlers and visit the superb Husavik Whale Museum exhibiting Iceland's whale and whaling history as well as a number of real whale skeletons on display.
In the afternoon we drive around the Tjörnes peninsula, and explore the remarkable horseshoe-shaped canyon at Asbyrgi National Park which Vikings believed to be a hoof-print left by Sleipnir, Odin's eight-legged flying horse from Norse mythology. Drive to Husavik Airport for an afternoon flight back to Reykjavik.
Departure from Husavik at 16.15. Arrival in Reykjavik at 17.00. Evening free at leisure.
Overnight at Icelandair Hotel Natura Reykjavik.
Day 5 DEPARTURE REYKJAVIK (B) After breakfast transfer to Keflavik International Airport (not included).
Optional: Departure via Blue Lagoon.
Enjoy relaxing in the geothermally heated waters of the Blue Lagoon where guests have access to a sauna with lagoon views, a cozy steam-bath carved into a lava cave, and a warm flowing waterfall which provides an energizing massage. Be on the lookout for white buckets located throughout the lagoon which contain the famous silica-mud, an essential part of the spa experience.