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Discover the wonders of North Iceland and search for the Northern Lights on the edge of the Arctic Circle with this exciting Icelandair holiday package.

This four-night package gives you the opportunity to combine a visit to Reykjavík and the charming town of Akureyri, located on a stunning fjord only a 45-minute flight from the capital. Akureyri provides an excellent base for winter recreational activities such as downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, horse trekking, Super Jeep excursions and ice skating. 

North Iceland is a land of amazing adventures, offering diverse options for those who want to combine relaxation with fun and excitement in a veritable paradise of nature. There are countless opportunities for outdoor activities to suit everyone's taste, including the Lake Mývatn area, by many considered the most beautiful place in Iceland. Highlights include the mystic Dimmuborgir (Dark Cities) full of lava-pillars and formations that are rich of mystic sagas and tales, Námaskarð pass with sulfurous mud pools and steam springs, Krafla volcano, pseudo-craters of Skútustaðir and of course Mývatn Nature Baths with its natural pool of geothermal water based in the middle of lava fields with a great view over Mývatn area.

Included

  • Return flights on Icelandair Economy Class 
  • All taxes, fees and fuel surcharges
  • Checked baggage 23kg and hand luggage 10kg
  • Return Air Iceland Connect flights from Reykjavík Domestic airport to Akureyri
  • 2 nights at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura in standard room (days 1 and 4)
  • 2 nights at Icelandair Hotel Akureyri in standard room (days 2 and 3)
  • Welcome drink at your hotel in Akureyri
  • Daily buffet breakfast (except arrival day) 
  • Entrance fee to the Akureyri swimming pool 
  • Northern Lights coach tour in Akureyri on the evening of day 2. The tour is 2-3 hours including guidance and pick up at hotel
  • 10% discount on dinner at Aurora Restaurant (food only) at Icelandair Hotel Akureyri 
  • Extra nights are booked at the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Natura at the end of the standard 4-night package. 

Conditions

  • Online offer only
  • Advertised lead price per person is based on lowest available airfare and two persons sharing a standard guest room, subject to availability. Lead price travel period October 2018 - April 2019 with limited availability on selected dates. Price and departure day can vary depending on your Icelandair gateway. 
  • Minimum/maximum stay: 4 nights/7 nights
  • Travel period: Departures September 1, 2018 – April 27, 2019
  • Blackout travel days: November 7-11, 2018; December 29, 2018 – January 2, 2019
  • Not included with this holiday package: Meals and services not mentioned in itinerary. Transfers to/from airports and hotels in Reykjavík and in Akureyri. Swimsuit and towel at Akureyri Swimming Pool. Porterage at airport/hotel. Any service not specifically listed under "included."
  • The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and their appearance cannot be guaranteed. No refunds will be offered for the tour portion of the package.
  • The tour operator has the right to substitute hotels in package based on availability and if conditions require it. Substitute hotels are of similar quality.
  • All general inquiries, including change or cancellation requests, should be submitted online.
  • The booking engine can only process one room type per booking.
  • Please note: Upon booking completion you will receive a confirmation of the package and e-tickets for your flights between the USA and Reykjavík (KEF). Please allow 3-4 working days for ground arrangements to be confirmed (including domestic flights) and emailed to you from Iceland Travel based in Reykjavík. Please read carefully and bring all confirmations along with you when traveling.
  • Terms and conditions, including changes and cancellations to your holiday, vary depending on your country of departure. Please refer to the applicable Icelandair Holidays terms and conditions.

Insurance

Personal travel insurance is not included and is highly recommended. 

Financial protection

Icelandair Holidays packages are ATOL protected. When you buy an ATOL protected air holiday package from Icelandair Holidays you will receive a package confirmation and flight e-tickets from us confirming your arrangements and your protection under our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence number 4560. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. For further information visit the ATOL website.

itinerary

Day1

Welcome to Iceland! Transfer on your own to Reykjavík (Flybus airport transfers are available to book with the package during the booking process) and check in to your hotel, Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Natura. The day and evening are yours to rest and enjoy at your leisure. Why not book access to the in-house Natura Spa with a swimming pool, sauna, hot tubs and relaxing area?

Day2

Grab a taxi for the 5-minute drive to Reykjavík domestic airport for your 45-minute flight to the capital of North Iceland, Akureyri. On arrival, take a taxi to Icelandair Hotel Akureyri and be sure to visit the bar for your complimentary welcome drink of a small draft beer or glass of house wine. You'll also receive 10% discount of food at Aurora Restaurant situated at the hotel.

Enjoy the afternoon in Akureyri. With your complimentary entry you can venture to the amazing geothermal pool located next to your hotel. Swimming pools are a staple of Icelandic daily life, so go native and enjoy a swim, a soak in the hot tubs or a steam!

The Northern Lights tour starts at 21:30 with pick-up from your hotel at 21:15 hours. Based on the weather conditions, your tour guide will choose the area in the countryside where you’re most likely to see the Aurora Borealis with its spectacular displays of colour, light and texture. Please Note: The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and cannot be guaranteed. You can re-book your Northern Lights tour the following night at no extra cost if the tour was operated but no sightings occurred.

Day3

Enjoy the day in Akureyri, a town of charming buildings cradled within the magnificent Eyjafjörður fjord. Though small in size, Akureyri is vibrant and lively, offering gourmet dining, galleries, outdoor cafes and pubs. The year-round botanical gardens are an interesting feature, as well as the splendid spa-like geothermal swimming pool. If you are into skiing, you can hit the magnificent slopes at the Hlíðarfjall ski area in town. Or you might want to book a day tour to the beautiful Mývatn area with volcanic craters, mud pots and lava fields. There is even scuba diving available. Just ask at the hotel for more details.

Day4

In the morning, self-transfer to the domestic airport in Akureyri for your flight back to Reykjavík and your final night stay at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Natura. Popular activities include horse riding in the nearby lava fields, a visit to the Blue Lagoon or whale watching from Reykjavík harbour. These and other tours and activities are available as add-ons to this package.

Day5

Transfer to Keflavík Airport for your flight home on Icelandair. Flybus airport transfers are available to book with the package during the booking process. 

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