Our Getaway Packages
We offer a variety of getaway packages with departures from Reykjavík and Akureyri in co-operation with hotels and guesthouses in the south of Iceland and the lake Mývatn area in the north of Iceland
These packages include accommodation, tours and activities.
Each package has a different theme and therefore different tours are included.
You are of course free to purchase more tours or activities operated by us during your stay or change to a different tour of same value.
If you book a getaway in Reykjavík you can combine it with a package from Akureyri as we can end our tours with a drop off at the domestic airport for your flight to Akureyri.
Reykjavík Winter Wonderland, Northern lights experience , Husky experience, Ice-cave experience, are all samples of themed winter getaway packages that we offer.
All of these packages offer a pickup and drop off service at your accommodation or airport.
Pick up and drop off from Reykjavík:
For packages starting in Reykjavík you will be picked up from tour hotel in Reykjavík or we can arrange to pick you up at the intl.airport in Keflavík.(KEF)
Pick up and drop off from Akureyri:
From Reykjavík domestic Airport (REK) there are frequent flights to Akureyri (AEY) where we will pick you up and drive you to your accommodation. This service is included in our tour packages in the north of Iceland , and on the way to your accommodation you will enjoy guided sightseeing from Akureyri to Lake Mývatn.
If you are planning to come to Iceland you most likely have a general idea about the country.
But throughout the years most of what people see and hear about from Iceland is from the Reykjavík area and the south coast..for example Geysir, Gullfoss, Thingvellir, Blue Lagoon etc.
Iceland has so much more to offer and each part has it´s unique quality and charm.
In the Mývatn area and vicinity you feel like you are on another planet, the landscape is so surreal and other worldly, you can find a lot of volcanic activity and geothermal heat. Here you have Volcanoes, geothermal areas, hot spas and lagoon, waterfalls, mountains, and of course good food and a variety of activities.
When you stay at lake Mývatn in winter there are a lot of things you can do with your time.
You can join tours or do activities.
List of tours*:
Northern lights safari.
Dettifoss waterfall the biggest waterfall in Europe in terms of water volume.
Lúdent crater and crater row a 2300 year old volcanic crater
Krafla, one of Iceland´s most famous volcanic areas and site of the new Star Wars movie filming.
Ice-cave Lofthellir a 3000 year old lava tube now a stunning Ice-cave.
Askja caldera, one of Iceland´s most famous sunken volcanoes.
Dimmuborgir Lava park unique lava formations that were believed to be Trolls.
Höfði & Kálfaströnd, and Grjótagjá cave. Sites of Game of Thrones filming.
Mývatn area sightseeing highlights overview
Húsavík whale watching
*This list is not a complete list of available tours, and some tours are seasonal.
List of activities available:
Adventure with the locals
The Mývatn area is on the tentative list of UNESCO world heritage sites, because of the importance of the lake biology, the unique geology of the area, the history and the natural beauty.
The lake is about 37 square kilometers in size situated 278 meters above sea level and contains more than 50 islands.
The landscape around the lake and in many of the islands is dominated by perfectly shaped pseudo craters, formed by steam explosions as hot lava flowed into the lake some 2300 years ago.
Mývatn and Laxá have one of the world’s richest populations of breeding aquatic birds.
Mývatn along with its immediate surroundings, is the only known breeding area for Barrow’s golden eye in Europe, and the harlequin duck.
The size of the lake, its extensive shallows, many islands, long shoreline, dry climate and varied landscape are among the factors contributing to the rich bird life.
Considering the latitude, the climate is favorable. The average temperature in January is -0.2°C and the warmest month, July, has an average temperature of 10.2°C. The area is also one of the sunniest in Iceland and has an annual precipitation of only 400 mm.The volcanic nature of the area is part of the rifting occurring along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which stretches as a zone of active volcanism through Iceland from coast to coast. An elongated zone of fissures and volcanic craters provides visible proof of the fracturing of the Earth’s crust as the American and Eurasian Plates move apart at a rate of 2 cm per year.
Traditionally the Mývatn area is a farming district, but farming activities are now on the decline. About 400 people live there, increasingly basing their livelihood on tourism. Mining activities in the lake, which started in 1967, were halted in 2004.
The Mývatn and Laxá area has been protected since 1973 by special legislation and is now protected under the terms of Act no. 97/2004. The naturalness of the area is high and has been enhanced by protection measures such as restoration of a drained wetland area within the site. The area and a part of the province Skútustaðahreppur (200 km²) has the status of a Ramsar Site.
Pseudo craters or rootless cones are extremely rare outside Iceland. They have only been found in Hawaii where lava has entered the ocean (littoral cones). Recently, similar formations have been identified on Mars where lava has flowed over frozen ground.
The bird life at Mývatn is unique. More species of ducks nest in the area than anywhere else in the world and the lake and river are among the richest bird haunts in the world. Some ducks, which are common in the Mývatn area, are extremely rare elsewhere in North-western Europe.