Akureyri & Highlights of the North

The best of north Iceland with Akureyri, Mývatn and some off the beaten track gems like Dettifoss Waterfall and Jökulsárgljúfur glacier river canyon.

Tour code: ISD2

North Iceland: Highlights and hidden gems

This tour covers the key highlights of the north as well as some hidden gems, off the beaten track. The landscapes are diverse: high mountains, valleys and fjords carved out by the ice age glaciers and moonlike volcanic scenery that are out of this world. No tour in Iceland is complete without waterfalls and this one includes one of the most beautiful (Goðafoss) and the most powerful (Dettifoss). By staying in both Akureyri and Myvatn you experience a balanced mix of urban and rural local living

Tour Overview

  • Difficulty



    Accessible to all people in good health. Some tours involve walking for total of 1-4 hrs, sometimes on uneven terrain. These tours are most often with out carrying any or very little weight.

  • Availability

    May - Sept

  • Duration

    5 days

  • Language

    Travel documents are in English

  • Accommodation

    Hotel or Guesthouse

  • Transport

    Rental car

  • Driving per day

    50 260 km

Tour Highlights






  • 4 nights accommodation in double/twin rooms with private facilities and breakfast
  • 5 days car rental (group B) with unlimited mileage
  • Insurance CDW, GP, TP, SCDW
  • Airport pick up / drop off fees at Akureyri airport
  • Detailed itinerary with multiple daily options

Not Included

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Optional tours, admissions and activities
  • Domestic flights

Optional Extras

  • Car upgrade to group N, FG, I or J
  • Single room (single travelers and groups with odd numbers must choose the single supplement option during the booking process)
  • Flight (Reykjavík - Akureyri / Akureyri - Reykjavík

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