North Iceland is an expansive, enchanting region, where you can find all of Iceland's attractive aspects. All around, something is offered to suit everyone, such as trips to other towns, out to islands, or into the highlands to view mountains, hot springs, waterfalls, glacial rivers, volcanic craters, extraordinary landscape and other geological features. Visit North Iceland
On this Highlights of the North tour, you will visit the many great places the area has to offer.
Full day tour.
Pickup at your hotel, guesthouse or Akureyri airport.
You head off at your own pace and take your time taking in the power and beauty of the North.
You start at Goðafoss, the waterfall of the Gods. You drive up Bárðardalur along the glacial river Skjálfandafljót and visit Aldeyjarfoss.
You drive over to the Lake Mývatn area and start at the Skútustaðir Pseudocraters and admire the beautiful landscape surrounding Lake Myvatn.
Dimmuborgir Lava Park where you see very unusual lava formations and pillars, caves, and fissures. Some believe that these rock formations are Trolls that turned to stone.
You go to lunch at a local restaurant or café.
You will visit famous locations where parts of the series “Game of Thrones” was filmed like Grjótagjá cave and Höfði cape.
You will visit the geothermal area of Hverir.
You drive into the large lava field of the 1875 eruption in Askja, Ódáðahraun. You admire the amazing scenery formed by both fire and the glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum, the landscape is out this world. There you will visit Europe´s most powerful waterfall Dettifoss.
On the way back you can have dinner at the Cowshed restaurant, a local restaurant which specializes in courses from farm to table.
What is included: Pickup and dropoff, super jeep, expert local guide/driver and bottled water.
What is not included: Lunch pack. Lunch at any local restaurant. Two-course dinner at the Cowshed restaurant.
What to bring: Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking, clothing and outerwear suitable for rainy or chilly weather. Sunglasses. 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.
Price: Please contact us for a quote.
We love to do something out of the ordinary so if you have any requests for itinerary changes please contact us.
Highlights of the North tours are available all year, but in the winter we might have to change the itinerary according to weather and road conditions.
We accept most credit- and debit cards