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Northern Lights in Iceland Special

Northern Lights in Iceland Special | Scandinavian American World Tours

Reykjavik | Akureyri | Lake Mývatn

Daily Departures: Oct 01 – Dec 15, 2018 &
Jan 02, 2019 – March 31, 2019

There are few areas better than Lake Mývatn for viewing the Northern Lights and discovering the wonders of the Icelandic winter. Just below the Arctic Circle, discover the beauty and unique attractions of Lake Mývatn on this special tour: the lake’s surroundings offer an incredible variety of landscapes as well as geological formations, and it’s an extremely active volcanic region.

Admire the forces of nature at work: immerse yourself in Iceland’s wilderness while the Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, may dance in the clear winter skies!


Day 01: Arrive Reykjavik

Overnight stay in Reykjavik at a centrally-located four star hotel. Transfer on own or we offer optional Flybus and private transfers.

Natura Icelandair Hotel or similar

Day 02: Reykjavik – Akureyri – Lake Mývatn

Taxi on own to Reykjavik Domestic Airport. Morning flight to Akureyri, the capital city of the North. From there, a transfer by coach to your four star hotel. After check in, a short sightseeing tour to see the most interesting places of the Lake Mývatn area, which is renowned for its natural beauty and geological wonders.

Enjoy dinner on own at the country-side hotel. When the sky is clear, the Northern Lights may dance around, so make sure to step outside before going to sleep.

Sel Hotel Mývatn

Day 03: Lake Mývatn

Today you can enjoy the leisure activities in the area, since there are multiple tours available. It is ideal to end the evening with a late night relaxation in the outdoor hot tub and enjoy the so often seen Northern Lights dancing around in striking colors across the Arctic sky.

Sel Hotel Mývatn

*Optional tours available locally! See below for idea.

Day 04: Akureyri – Reykjavik

Free morning to further explore the area or take optional tours. In the afternoon transfer back to Akureyri Airport. Return flight to Reykjavik and check in at your four star hotel.

Natura Icelandair Hotel or similar

Day 05: Reykjavik Departure

Transfer on own or we offer optional Flybus and private transfers.


Additional Information

Price includes:

  • Accommodation for 4 nights as per itinerary, with private facilities and breakfast
  • Round trip transfers from Akureyri to Lake Mývatn & short sightseeing tour of Lake Mývatn area
  • Return flights Reykjavik – Akureyri – Reykjavik (* excluding local departure tax – presently $29 and will be invoiced with package) NOTE: Prices do not include taxi transfers in Reykjavik to/from domestic airport, *local airport tax (presently $29 per person), or optional tours listed below.

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Departure Dates and Information
All departures are in USD. Departure is a land-only tour including internal flights mentioned in itinerary (no international flights). Tour space is not guaranteed until booked and confirmed.

Land Only


Daily Departures
October 01 - November 03, 2018 &
February 01 - March 31, 2019

$1720 p.p. twin


Daily Departures
November 04, 2018 - January 31, 2019

$1665 p.p. twin


2017-18 Optional Excursions ( 2018-19 information on request)

Below you’ll find a list of optional services and tours that can be booked locally at Lake Mývatn at extra cost. Availability of all optional excursions listed below depends on weather and road conditions, and are subject to change without prior notice.


An exciting and adventurous snowmobile tour out on the frozen Lake Mývatn.


Different tours available, but you will always get a combination of sightseeing and a super jeep adventure of the Mývatn region.

Sightseeing tours

Explore the surroundings of the lake, the volcanic and geothermal activity, the spectacular landscape and scenery.

Country Tour

Amongst other things, you will visit a hydroelectric power station, see time past at an old turf farm and folk museum, visit Húsavík, a small fishing village and the Whale Museum.

Evening Northern Lights Tour

If the Northern Lights will not show themselves, it is time to go on a hunt. It is unforgettable to stop in the middle of nowhere, step out of the car, inhale “the tranquility” and search for the Northern Lights.

Mývatn Nature Baths

A wonderful lagoon with warm and soothing waters that are beneficial to skin and spirit alike.

Cross Country Skiing

Different kinds of Cross Country Ski tours, including short tours for beginners to longer tours for the more experienced.

Tour Information

Tour Type:Independent Tour
Price: from $1665
Duration:5 days
Cities Visited:Reykjavik - Akureyri - Lake Mývatn
Departures: January - February - March - October - November - December

Tour Map

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