Travel with a professional guide through the breathtaking landscapes of North Iceland
Season: October - March Duration: 5 Days/4 Nights
Discover North Iceland's captivating nature
The edge of the Arctic Circle, North Iceland showcases a diverse landscape of dramaticwaterfalls, secluded fjords, geothermal wonders and an untamed wilderness. Experiences culture, food and steamy dips in astonishing natural surroundings.
Day 1: Arrival in Iceland
Day at leisure in Reykjavik. If your inbound flight is early in the day you have the chance of adding an interesting day tour or activity.
Overnight at Icelandair Hotel Natura Reykjavik.
Day 2: Godafoss Waterfall - Ancient & Modern Day Culture
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 from Reykjavík to Husavik.
Upon arrival in Husavik meet your English speaking guide and begin your journey of incredible North Iceland with an impressive visit toGodafoss (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 in Husavik.
Day 3: Myvatn Area - Dettifoss Waterfall - Outdoor Nature Spa
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 atSkutustadir and Laxa Salmon River.
Some of the most visually bizarre attractions in the region are the mud pits and vibrant colors of Hverarond. The journey continues toDettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall located in awe-inspiringJokulsargljufur canyon.
With an amazing landscape where peaceful white snow accentuatesblack 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 in Husavik.
Day 4: Husavik City Sightseeing – Whale Museum – Asbyrgi Canyon
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 Tjornes peninsula, and explore the remarkable horseshoe-shaped canyon at Asbyrgi National Parkwhich 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 and an evening at leisure.
Overnight at Icelandair Hotel Natura Reykjavík.
Day 5: Departure
We recommend a departure transfer with a stop at the Blue Lagoon,where you can relax in the geothermally heated waters before your flight. Be on the lookout for white buckets located throughout the lagoon which contain the famous silica-mud, an essential part of the spa experience.
Please note that your departure transfer needs to be added to the Edge of the Arctic tour.