WINTER BREAK IN AKUREYRI

Day 1: Flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri and transfer to the city. We start a 4-hour tour of Akureyri and the surrounding area. During the tour we drive through the old centre with charming old houses that are surrounded by lush vegetation. The church of Akureyri towers over the downtown area. In clear weather we drive up to the hills above Akureyri from where we get a great view over the town and the fjord. Then we head on for one of the valleys in Eyjafjörður area where we also visit one of the typical Icelandic farms, enjoy light refreshment and get the chance to meet with the local  people.  
After the tour, check in at the hotel in Akureyri and the rest of the afternoon free to explore the town centre, visit the local swimming pool or possibility for skiing at Mt.Hlíðarfjall, weather and snow permitting.
In the evening possibility for optional Northern Lights tour if weather permits.

Day 2: Free day to explore Akureyri or possibility to visit the ski slopes at Mt.Hlíðarfjall – weather and snow permitting.
Please note that it is possible to rent all skiing gear, such as alpine skis, cross-country skis, snowboards, etc.
Or possibility for an optional excursion, such as jeep tour to Dettifoss waterfall or exploring the underground Lofthellir caves.
In the evening possibility for optional Northern Lights tour if weather permits.

Day 3: Check out of the hotel and get ready for a daytour to one of the most beautiful and exciting areas of North Iceland. Driving east and across Vikurskarð mountain pass we continue to Goðafoss waterfall. The waterfall, whether bound in ice or not, is definitely worth paying a visit. The volcanic area of Lake Myvatn with the lava fields and various types of volcanic craters is a magical place during winter time. Optionally, there may be a chance for you to try out the geothermal water of the Nature Baths in Myvatn.
The tour will end at Akureyri airport in time for your evening flight back to Reykjavík.    


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