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3 Day Akureyri Local Highlights & Northern Lights

Winter Wonders Surrounded with Tranquility

You start your visit with a domestic flight to Akureyri, where you spend one night, and end with a night 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. 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:


Airport Pick-up and Drop-off

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.

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.


3 Day Akureyri Local Highlights & Northern Lights

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

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Lake Mývatn Classic tour

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. Our last stop by Lake Mývatn are the Mývatn Nature Baths based in the middle of lava fields with great view over the area. When back in Akureyri, your guide will take you to the Akureyri Airport for your short flight back to Reykjavík.

Overnight: Reykjavík

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Enjoy a free time in Reykjavík before your departure. You can book a direct transport to KEF INTL Airport in time of your flight. If you have time we recommend an earlier departure for the airport with a relaxing visit to the Blue Lagoon. Contact the Saga Travel sales team for further information and booking.

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106.000 ISK

Tour type

Short Break


Northern Lights ● Goðafoss Waterfall ● Dimmuborgir ● Mývatn Nature Baths ● Hverir Geothermal Area ● Lake Mývatn Area ● Akureyri ● Reykjavík


September 1st - April 14th


Tuesdays & Thursdays

Departure time

Upon Arrival


3 Days / 2 Nights


icon v 2x Nights Accommodation

icon v 2x Breakfast (D2-D3)

icon v Akureyri Airport Pick-up (D1)

icon v Akureyri Airport Drop-off (D2)

icon v Domestic round flight (D1 & D2)

icon v Fully Guided Tours (D1 & D2)

icon v Entrance fee for Mývatn Nature Baths

icon x Transport (ca 10 minutes by taxi) from Reykjavík Domestic Airport to Accommodation (D2)


  • 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. 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
  • Camera
  • Bathing suit

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