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6 Day Lake Mývatn Northern Lights Nature Adventure

Complete Winter Experience

6 Day Lake Mývatn Northern Lights Nature Adventure is based mostly from Lake Mývatn. The Lake Mývatn area is by many considered the most beautiful and diverse place in Iceland. This rural area is calmer and more easygoing than the larger towns, and you can be sure to find the comfort and tranquillity you need. It is also in the driest part of Iceland and therefore has the least cloud coverage which is a positive factor when searching for the Northern Lights. On this 6 Day winter short break we offer four fabulous day tours, including a exclusive caving tour to Lofthellir Ice Cave and a tour to Dettifoss Waterfall. 

Included in your Short Break

In this 6 Day Short Break you are joining in on our scheduled day tours, Lake Mývatn Classic including admission fee for the Mývatn Nature Baths, Lofthellir Ice Cave Tour, Dettifoss Waterfall Tour, Northern Lights Mini Bus Tour (during Northern Lights Season from September 1st to April 15th) and Whale Watching (from April 16th to August 31st). Also included are 5 nights accommodation with breakfast, according to the accommodation level of your choosing. You can easily add day tours, activities, extras, additional nights and more to this Short Break. Feel free to contact our sales office, or take a look at our Akureyri Day Tours and Lake Mývatn Day Tours.


In this package comfort accommodation is included. It is by standard a double/twin room in hotels and guesthouses with private facilities. All rooms come with made up beds and towels.
You can also book a single room with an applicable fee. Breakfast is included, unless otherwise stated.

Domestic round flight

You can add a domestic round flight between KEF International Airport or Reykjavík domestic airport and Akureyri when finalizing your booking. It is a scenic 45 minute domestic flight across Iceland. Simply add it as an extra when finalising your booking here below.

Airport Pick-up & Drop-off

If you would like to be picked up at the Akureyri airport upon your arrival we offer a pick-up that brings you directly to your drop-off location. We also offer a drop-off to the Airport at the end of your journey.

Private Pick-up

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.


6 Day Lake Mývatn Northern Lights Nature Adventure

Welcome to Akureyri! If you arrive early you have the whole day to explore this wonderful city located by Eyjafjörður Fjord. It offers a wide variety of activities, museums, restaurants and cafés. 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

Category: 6 Day Lake Mývatn Northern Lights Nature Adventure


Enjoy an amazing journey through the Lake Mývatn area, full 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.

Overnight: Lake Mývatn Area

Category: 6 Day Lake Mývatn Northern Lights Nature Adventure


Cave Exploration Lofthellir tour takes you to the mystical world of darkness and ice in the Lofthellir Cave, a natural lava cave that boasts the greatest natural ice sculptures currently known in Iceland. We drive along a rugged track to the unique volcano Hverfell, through the crater row of Lúdentarborgir to the roots of Mt. Hvannfell. After a 30 min walk across a lava field which is adorned by endless lava, we reach the Lofthellir Lava Cave. At least one hour is spent inside the cave, observing this unbelievable natural phenomenon. In winter we might have to use snowshoes to walk to the cave depending on snow layers.


Overnight: Lake Mývatn Area

Category: 6 Day Lake Mývatn Northern Lights Nature Adventure


Enjoy a free day by Lake Mývatn. You can also use the opportunity and add a day tour or activity to your break. See all our available tours in Lake Mývatn here.

Overnight: Lake Mývatn

Category: 6 Day Lake Mývatn Northern Lights Nature Adventure


A visit to Dettifoss Waterfall is a unique experience. We travel from Akureyri towards Lake Mývatn and then onwards to the Icelandic Highland where we arrive at Jökulsá á Fjöllum glacier river,  where a mass of water, mud and sand rumbles into Iceland’s most impressive canyon from Vatnajökull Glacier. Dettifoss is the most powerful waterfall in Europe, 100m wide and with fall of 44m. There is a short walk from the parking lot to the best viewpoints of the waterfall, and adjacent waterfalls of Hafragilsfoss and Selfoss.

From 16th June to 30th October we travel down the Jökulsárgljúfur canyon alongside a rural route, visiting iconic locations such as Dettifoss Waterfall, Hljóðaklettar Echo Cliffs, Ásbyrgi Canyon, the Arctic Coastline and Húsavík Village.

From 1st of November to 15th June we travel in a 4×4 Truck to Dettifoss and then back to Lake Mývatn. If the ground is covered in snow (which it is usually in winter), we use snowshoes to make the hike to Dettifoss more fun.

In the afternoon we head to Akureyri where you have the evening at your own leisure.

Overnight: Akureyri

Category: 6 Day Lake Mývatn Northern Lights Nature Adventure


We hope you have enjoyed your time here with us and that we see you again!

Category: 6 day Iceland Culinary, Nature & Northern Lights, 6 Day Lake Mývatn Northern Lights Nature Adventure


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Price from

159.000 ISK per person

Tour type

Short Break


Goðafoss Waterfall ● Dettifoss Waterfall ● Lofthellir Ice Cave ●Hverir Geothermal Area ● Mývatn Nature Baths ● Dimmuborgir ● Lake Mývatn Area ● Akureyri ● Northern lights (1st September – 15th April) ● Whale Watching (16th April – 31st August)


September 1st - April 14th


Mondays & Wednesdays

Departure time

Upon Arrival


6 days / 5 nights


icon v 5x Nights Accommodation

icon v 5x Breakfast (D2-D6)

icon v Lake Mývatn Classic Tour (D2)

icon v Lofhtellir Ice Cave Tour (D3)

icon v Dettifoss Waterfall Tour (D5)

icon v Entrance fee for Mývatn Nature Baths

icon v Northern Lights tour (Sept 1 – Apr 15)
or Whale Watching tour (Apr 16 – Aug 31)


  • The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and beyond our control. They are visible in Iceland from September through April but visibility is subject to Northern Lights activity and cloud coverage
  • We cannot guarantee sightings even if a tour is operated
  • In case of no sighting of the Northern Lights we offer our customers a complimentary second departure on Northern Lights Exploration Tour the following evening. Confirmed reservation is necessary for the complimentary tour
  • Due to weather and/or road conditions we might have to alter the itinerary, have longer journey time or cancel the tour
  • Reservation is necessary


We recommend you bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Good Shoes
  • Camera
  • Bathing suit

    6 Day Lake Mývatn Northern Lights Nature Adventure

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