"Iceland’s mammoth and magnificent north is a geologist’s heaven. A wonderland of moonlike lava fields, belching mud pots, epic waterfalls, snowcapped peaks and whale-filled bays – this is Iceland at its best. The region’s top sights are variations on one theme: a grumbling, volcanically active earth." Lonely Planet
On this two to six days Winter Wonderland Tour you get to see and experience the Icelandic winter, the beauty of the frozen landscape, relax in a geothermal hot spring, taste great Icelandic cuisine, drive a snowmobile on a frozen lake, admire the northern lights, go on a dog sledding tour or just hang out and live life to the fullest.
During your stay we offer the following tours:
Example 3 nights Winter Wonderland itinerary:
Private transfer from the airport of Akureyri to your hotel or guesthouse at Lake Myvatn
Overnight at Lake Myvatn
You will be picked up by your private driver/guide at your hotel, guesthouse.
You head off at your own pace and take your time taking in the power and beauty of the Lake and its surroundings.
The Skútustaðir Pseudocraters are a great starting point and from there we admire the beautiful landscape surrounding Lake Myvatn.
Dimmuborgir Lava Park where you’ll see very unusual lava formations and pillars, caves, and fissures. Some believe that these rock formations are Trolls that turned to stone. In winter you either use crampons or snowshoes for your hike in there.
You go to lunch at a local restaurant or café.
You drive with your guide up to the explosion crater (tephra Cone Mountain) Hverfjall and drive into Lúdentaborgir, the ground Zero for Lake Myvatn lava, and learn about the amazing powers that made this beautiful landscape around the lake and drive on top of the Lúdent Crater, a 9000-year-old explosion crater.
You will visit famous locations where parts of the series “Game of Thrones” was filmed like Grjótagjá cave and Höfði cape. After all, you are North of the Wall!
You will visit the geothermal area of Hverir and from there you go to Krafla, the geothermal power station and the volcanoes surrounding it.
You take a relaxing dip in the famous Mývatn Nature baths before you go and have dinner at the Cowshed restaurant, a local restaurant which specializes in courses from farm to table in a relaxing atmosphere.
After dinner, you go Northern Lights Hunting, if conditions allow.
Drop off at your hotel or guesthouse.
Duration 12-16 hours.
Pickup at your hotel or guesthouse.
On this tour, you will travel at your own pace, stop whenever you want and enjoy yourselves for a day.
You start with the activity of the day, a snowmobile tour or you go on a dog sledding tour.
You have lunch before you head off to Iceland´s most catastrophic area, Ódáðahraun.
You go to Dettifoss, Europe´s most powerful waterfall and take in its pure power and beautiful surroundings of canyons and basalt rock formations.
Your guide will also stop at Selfoss and Hafragilsfoss, two nearby waterfalls which are amazing in their own way.
Northern Lights Hunt
Overnight at Lake Myvatn
Duration 12-14 hours.
Pick up and transfer to Akureyri Airport, a sightseeing tour around the town is available if time allows.
What is included: Pickup and drop off, super jeep, expert local guide/driver, admission to the Nature Baths (optional) and bottled water.
What is not included: Accommodation, meals. We can offer dog sled tours but due to popularity, they need to be booked well in advance. Snowmobile tour can be included with a discount if booked with us.
What to bring: Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking and warm socks, clothing, and outerwear suitable for the cold or chilly weather. Sunglasses. Snacks. Hats and mittens.
Don´t forget your camera!
Extras: Lunch pack. We offer really good and healthy lunch packs for our tours! We offer Light Lunch Pack, Full Lunch Pack and Luxury Lunch Pack.
Good to know: You will stop at a local restaurant or a café for refreshments if a lunch pack is not taken as extra. Your safety is our first priority so itinerary might be altered due to bad weather or road conditions, the duration of the tour might extend or we might have to cancel the tour if weather or other conditions are not in our favor. In December when the days are short, this itinerary is good for a 4 night trip to Lake Myvatn.
Please contact us for availability and price.