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North Iceland Odyssey

6-day tailor-made journey


Short description

Discover the best of Iceland's spectacular north

In Brief

  • 1 Night Reykjavík
  • 2 Nights Siglufjörður
  • 1 Night Akureyri
  • 1 Night Reykjavík


Recommended for:
Activity adventure | City | Natural world | Wildlife

Venturing across Iceland's rugged north, you'll discover quaint fishing villages and charming harbour towns, all framed by the dramatic volcanic scenery for which Iceland is renowned. This tailor-made journey offers the chance to experience a number of the country's highlights from whale watching tours and sailing adventures to sampling delicious cuisine amid the vibrant streets of the capital, Reykjavik. And, when the adventure's over, there's still time for a relaxing soak in the mineral-rich waters of the famous blue lagoon. 

Day by day itinerary

Day 1

After arrival into Iceland's Keflavik airport, transfer to your hotel in Reykjavik. This journey includes the perfect point to stop off at the world-famous Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa sunk deep in a lava field, if you so wish. After a soak in its milky blue waters, continue to Reykjavik, where the rest of the day is at your leisure. Spend the day absorbing the coffee culture of the worlds most northerly city, visit art galleries, bars and museums, before your tour begins tomorrow.

Stay: Hotel Reykjavik Centrum (Superior)

Day 2

Collect your rental car and make the journey to historic Siglufjörður- Iceland's northernmost town, located 4.5 hours from Reykjavik. The journey from Reykjavik to Siglufjordur offers fantastic photo opportunities with breathtaking scenery, driving through moutain passes and across lava fields. Situated in the heart of a narrow fjord, beneath sweeping mountains, Siglufjörður is often considered one of Iceland's most beautiful towns. 

Transfer to your hotel for the night, Hotel Siglo. The hotel commands beautiful views of the surrounding mountains marina, with three restaurants, and outdoor spa and sauna. If you are looking for the Northern Lights, located 24 nautical miles from the hotel is a prime spot for the lights in the winter, with breath-taking scenery and wildlife viewing opportunities year round.

Stay: Siglo Hotel, Sigufjordur (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 3

After a filling breakfast, drive to the best whale watching location in Iceland – Husavik. Here, board a sailing tour that combines the wildlife of Husavik upon a traditional oak sailing ship. Visit Ludney, the Puffin Island, as well as traditional whale watching areas.

Spend a relaxing evening soaking up beautiful views and sampling local cuisine at one of Hotel Siglo's restaurants.

Stay: Siglo Hotel, Sigufjordur (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 4

After breakfast, head to Akureyri; voted the 'best place in Europe' by Lonely Planet in 2015. Famed for its sheltered location at the head of a fjord and its reliable sunshine, Akureyri is one of the greenest places in Iceland, with tree-lined streets and a location within easy reach of Lake Mývatn and Húsavík.

Stay: IcelandAir Hotel Akureyri (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 5

Head back to Reykjavik after breakfast, but before arriving back at the vibrant city, make a stop at the Thingvellir national park.The site where the first Icelandic parliament was founded over 1,000 years ago, it is now a UNSECO World Heritage Site,  popular for scuba diving, diving, photography and the Northern Lights, known as a shrine of Iceland. 

Spend the evening as you wish, enjoying some of Reykjavik's best restaurants, including Fishmarket (Fiskmarkaðurinn). After which, perhaps continue to the theatre or experience the friendly bars and nightlife of this lively city.

Stay: Hotel Reykjavik Centrum (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 6
Reykjavik /UK

After breakfast Drive to Keflavik Airport, drop off your hire car and catch your flight home.

Meals: B


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