Welcome to North Iceland, one of the most diverse destinations in the world. Home to iconic TV series and movie set locations, geothermal hot springs, whale watching, the Northern Lights and now with direct flights from the UK to Akureyri in the north, your adventure awaits.
Iceland’s natural beauty is breath-taking which is why we would recommend taking a tour of the famous Diamond Circle. Be in awe as you visit Incredible waterfalls such as Godafoss and one of Europe’s most powerful - Detifoss, Picturesque Lake Mytvan – filming location for Game of Thrones and also home to one of the many geothermal nature baths. Travel north to the fishing village of Husavik, North Iceland’s whale watching capital and also filming location for the movie 'Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga'.
Sport enthusiasts will be enthralled by the abundance of options open to them. Travel by winter and explore the local area by snowmobile, take a tour snowshoeing across Lake Myvatn, or enjoy a day skiing close to Akureyri itself. By summer you can also visit Lofthellier Ice Cave, as well as hiking the Hverfjall Crater to view the sunrise.
Nature lovers will be in their element here, take this extraordinary opportunity to see puffins in their natural habitat, take a tour in the evening to spot the Northern Lights, go bird watching, or even visit the lava formations at Dimmuborgir, which in the winter is home to the Yule Lads (Mischievous Santas).
Akureyri is the second largest city in Iceland, but no matter where you need to get to, you are no more than 20 minutes away. A great selection of bars and restaurants occupy the area with some beautiful hotels. Whale watching is available from the fjord all year round, as well as having a local nature bath and an all year round Christmas House on it’s doorstep too.
What a great base for your North Icelandic adventure.