This short break focuses on Akureyri Local Highlights & the Northern Lights. You start your trip with a domestic flight to Akureyri, where you spend two nights, and end with two nights in Reykjavík. The main focus is on the Northern part of Iceland with the town of Akureyri as base. The town is centrally located in North Iceland and therefore perfect for all day trips, especially if you want a part of your experience to be a search for the Northern Lights. It is situated in the driest area of Iceland and therefore has the least cloud coverage. You also go on a Golden Circle Classic tour from Reykjavík giving you the chance to see iconic landmarks such as Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area and Gullfoss Waterfall. We make sure that each day is an adventure that you will be able to share with friends for the rest of your life.
You can select between Budget, Comfort or Superior accommodation options when booking this break. More information on these options can be found here:
You can add pick-up from KEF INTL Airport upon arrival to Iceland for your Short Break. We also offer a drop-off to the Airport at the end of your journey. Simply add it as an extra when finalising your booking here below. We offer a comfortable minibus pick-up that brings you directly to your drop-off location.
Same as above but as a private pick-up, giving you time and space for a worry free commute at the start and end of your journey. Please contact Saga Travel sales team for further information and booking.
The short break starts with a scenic 45 minute domestic flight across Iceland to the beautiful town of Akureyri. Upon your arrival at Akureyri Domestic Airport a driver will be waiting for you to take you to your accommodation. Later in the evening your guide will pick you up and drive out to the countryside or up to the mountains, away from electric glow and city sounds. You will be able to enjoy the beautiful night sky at the best possible situation, of course depending on weather.
Overnight: Akureyri← FAQ
Lake Mývatn Classic tour takes you on an amazing journey through an area of extreme contrasts, bird life, flora, geothermal activity, geology and saga. We begin our day by stopping at Goðafoss Waterfall in Skjálfandafljót River. From there we go to Lake Mývatn area and visit all the highlights of the area, such as Hverir Mud Pools, Grjótagjá Rift, Dimmuborgir Lava Fields and many more. Our last stop by Lake Mývatn are the Mývatn Nature Baths based in the middle of lava fields with great view over the area.
Enjoy a free day in Akureyri. This lovely town, located by Eyjafjörður Fjord, offers a wide variety of activities, museums, restaurants and cafés. You can also use the opportunity and add a day tour to your break, for example a whale watching tour or a relaxing coastal tour to Siglufjörður Fjord. Today you have a flight back to Reykjavík City and you will have a transport to Akureyri Domestic Airport in time for your flight.
Waterfall Dettifoss Super Jeep (winter)
Diamond Circle Classic (summer)
Coastal Culture & Siglufjörður (winter)
Overnight: Reykjavík← FAQ
The Golden Circle is a popular destination for good reasons, it highlights Iceland’s main attractions, the saga, geothermal wonders and powerful nature. We visit historical location such as Þingvellir National Park in addition to beautiful sites such as Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir Hot Spring. Our local guides will share their knowledge and insights on the history and geology of the area, enhancing your experience and understanding of the area.
Overnight: Reykjavík← FAQ
Northern Lights ● Goðafoss Waterfall ● Dimmuborgir ● Mývatn Nature Baths ● Geysir Hot Spring ● Gullfoss Waterfall ● Þingvellir National Park ● Lake Mývatn Area ● Akureyri ● Reykjavík
4x Nights Accommodation
4x Breakfast (D2-D5)
Akureyri Airport Pick-up (D1)
Akureyri Airport Drop-off (D3)
Domestic round flight (D1 & D3)
3x Fully Guided Tours (D1, D2 & D4)
Entrance fee for Mývatn Nature Baths
Transport (ca 10 minutes by taxi) from Reykjavík Domestic Airport to Accommodation (D3)