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 Super Jeep tour to Dettifoss Waterfall. Also included are domestic flight in Iceland and of course all accommodation.
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 finalizing 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.
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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← FAQ
Dettifall Waterfall Super Jeep is the perfect tour to fully experience the magic and power of the great Dettifoss Waterfall. We take our time to find the best sight for photographing depending on weather and other conditions during that particular day.
Overnight: Lake Mývatn Area← FAQ
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.
After seeing the magnificent cave we head back to Akureyri for a afternoon flight back to Reykjavík.
Overnight: Reykjavík← FAQ
Northern Lights ● Goðafoss Waterfall ● Dettifoss Waterfall ● Lofthellir Ice Cave ●Hverir Geothermal Area ● Mývatn Nature Baths ● Dimmuborgir ● Lake Mývatn Area ● Akureyri ● Reykjavík
5x Nights Accommodation
5x Breakfast (D2-D6)
Akureyri Airport Pick-up (D1)
Domestic round flight (D1 & D4)
Fully Guided Tours (D1, D2, D3 & D4)
Entrance fee for Mývatn Nature Baths
Transport (ca 10 minutes by taxi) between accommodation and Reykjavík Domestic Airport (D2 & D4)