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Adventure in North Iceland

from £775 excluding flights

  • 4 nights
  • Year round
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Experience the dramatic scenery and wild coastline of north Iceland

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Discover pseudo-craters and mud pools at Lake Myvatn

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Enjoy a thrilling Superjeep safari to Askja (summer) or Dettifoss (winter)

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Visit the picturesque town of Siglufjordur

Why this trip...

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Fly direct to North Iceland

From Oct 2023, choose to fly direct to Akureyri from London Gatwick with Easyjet

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Explore at leisure

With the route, transport and accommodation sorted, each day offers the freedom to explore

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Tailor made

This itinerary can be tailor made to suit you and is intended to give you a guideline of what is possible in a given timeframe


With its extraordinary beauty and wealth of volcanic and geothermal features, North Iceland is the perfect option for those wanting to immerse themselves in a world of dramatic landscapes, wildlife encounters and endless opportunities for outdoor adventures. Included in this 5-day trip is a thrilling Superjeep safari, ideal for exploring wild and out of the way places.

Lake Myvatn

The stunning Lake Myvatn has a unique and special lure, offering an incredible array of volcanic features including craters, lava flows, mud pools and hot springs. Set against a backdrop of mountains and fringed by atmospheric lava formations, this shallow lake, which is often frozen in winter, will surprise and enchant.

Superjeep Safari

An inextricable part of Iceland’s modern culture, superjeeps can take you to places where conventional cars simply aren’t able to venture to. These modified four wheel drive vehicles have high ground clearance, massive studded tyres and the latest safety and navigation equipment to really get you “off the beaten track”. During the winter months, your Superjeep safari will take you on an excursion to three remote waterfalls, including the famous Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe. Over the summer, you will be taken out to the lava fields of Askja and Holuhraun, where you’ll be able to hike or simply sit by the stream and enjoy the peace of the Icelandic Highlands.


The small fishing town of Siglufjordur sits on a narrow fjord of the same name. Its heritage lies in the herring industry, but it has achieved more modern fame as the location for Iceland’s acclaimed TV series ‘Trapped’.

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Arrive in Akureyri and collect your rental vehicle, before venturing over to Myvatn where you’ll experience a variety of natural wonders at this spring-fed lake. From Hverir’s flatulent sulphur springs and Krafla’s steaming lava fields to the Hverfjall’s lunar crater and the atmospheric lava formations of Dimmuborgir, Myvatn will take your breath away!

You will have 2 nights at the Hotel Laxa to use as a base while you enjoy all that this area has to offer. From the hotel, you can delight in unique views of the lake and the river Laxa. On clearer nights between September and mid-April, remember to keep an eye out for northern lights in the sky.

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Hotel Laxa, Myvatn

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Hotel Laxa is a 3-star property located in a prime location south west of Lake Myvatn

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Today is another opportunity to further explore the Lake Myvatn area. The distinctive natural features here provide the backdrop for a range of activities and your trip includes a Superjeep safari to Dettifoss if you are travelling during the winter months, or to Askja and Holuhraun during the summer months.

Super Jeeps are specially modified four wheel drive vehicles that can drive almost anywhere and are an obsession for most Icelanders! The Dettifoss waterfall tour takes you on a tour of three spectacular waterfalls, including Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe. The Askja and Holuhraun tour takes you to the lava fields here, where you will be able to hike and enjoy the views with a local guide.

After a long day of adventure and activity, perhaps relax in the warm, milky waters of the Myvatn Nature Baths, the North’s answer to the Blue Lagoon (entrance payable locally).

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The scenic drive between Myvatn and Sigliufjordur holds countless opportunities for new experiences. Take a detour up to Husavik, where you can choose optional activities such as a whale watching or a snowmobile excursion. On the way there you can also visit Grenjadarstadur, a wonderful old turf parsonage and folk museum (open June to August) – nearby is the Laxa Power Station.

Continuing onto Siglufjordur after retracing your route back to Akureyri, you’ll be spending two nights in this small town, which is tucked into a spectacular fjord and hemmed in by mountains. Siglufjordur was originally established as a herring fishing port and the Herring Era Museum is well worth a visit.

Siglo Hotel, Siglufjordur

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Located on a sleepy waterfront in Siglufjordur, this hotel offers a chic and stylish base for exploring Iceland's north.

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Soak up the relaxed atmosphere of this picture-postcard village. Hotel Siglo has an outdoor hot tub and a wonderful restaurant overlooking the marina. Enjoy lunch at one of the excellent cafes dotted amongst Siglufjordur’s historic and colourful harbourside buildings and take time to watch the world go by.

If it takes your fancy, you can do an optional boat trip across the Arctic Circle from here or try your luck fishing on the Holsa River. Siglufjordur is a rewarding spot for hiking, with plenty of trails leading into the mountains and along the coast.

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Drive back to Akureyri and drop off your hire car at the airport before your flight home.

Accommodation Options

The properties mentioned in the itinerary have been included in the prices shown, however, with a choice of accommodation available in most locations, we can tailor make to suit your personal preference.

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Prices and Departures

Price from £775 excluding flights

Airfares vary widely and are quoted separately to the holiday price, starting from around £250pp return with Icelandair and British Airways, though may be lower with Play or EasyJet. We'll provide the best fare available at the time of enquiry, which tend to be cheaper the earlier you book.

UK Airports with flights direct to Iceland are Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, Bristol, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh. We can also arrange flights from non-UK destinations. Discover more »

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Daily breakfast
  • Car rental throughout with unlimited mileage
  • Superjeep Safari Excursion
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

From prices per person

Based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom, including car hire. Prices may vary depending on departure date. Please contact us for a detailed quote based on your preferred travel dates, vehicle category and style of accommodation, or to tailor this itinerary.

Departure Duration Car Category* Twin Price (pp)
Jan - Apr 4 nights D - Skoda Octavia £775
May 4 nights D - Skoda Octavia £844
Jun - Aug 4 nights D - Skoda Octavia £1,259
Sep 4 nights D - Skoda Octavia £1,134
Oct - Dec 4 nights D - Skoda Octavia £832

* Choice of Vehicles

We can offer a wide range of rental vehicles for this holiday – our team will be happy to talk you through the options and provide a quote for the most suitable category based on your individual requirements.

  • 4WD

    We would always recommend a 4WD for winter travel, but many clients also prefer the greater security and comfort that a larger vehicle provides year round – upgrade your vehicle from as little as £10 per person, per day.

  • Go electric

    With a selection of electric cars now available including the Kia Niro and Volkswagen ID.3, you can choose to upgrade from as little as £12 per person, per day. We recommend this option for summer only, due to the colder temperatures in winter affecting battery range.

Tailor made trips

As independent destination specialists, we are able to tailor make holidays to suit you, be that customising the itineraries shown on this website or creating something bespoke.


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