Northern Iceland is the perfect travel destination for an unforgettable Arctic adventure…
Iceland’s population is around 330,000 making it the least populated country in Europe. As a result, its nature is often left untouched by the masses.
Northern Iceland offers a unique experience compared to other Arctic destinations by featuring volcanos, geothermal pools, mountains, lakes, historical waterfalls and much more.
The city of Akureyri, nicknamed the Capital of North Iceland, is surrounded by beautiful mountains with the tallest mountain ‘Kista’ measuring at 1,447 meters. Akureyri is a very important port and fishing centre with a thriving cultural scene with several bars and restaurants.
In Northern Iceland, you are able to take a tour and visit Lake Mývatn & Goðafoss waterfall, all within a day.
Lake Mývatn is famous for its natural beauty with the mountains in the background as well as the nearby caves, used as a filming location for the TV series Game of Thrones. Whilst in the area, why not visit the Mývatn Nature Baths, which features a naturally heated man-made lagoon?
Goðafoss, a popular waterfall in Northern Iceland, is over 12 meters tall and 30 metres wide and regarded as the scene of historical events from the saga times. The waterfall offers picture-perfect views of the surrounding mountains and scenery.
Northern Iceland features a beautiful arctic coastline with stunning seaside surroundings. Take a tour where you can travel by the Eyjafjörður coastline to Siglufjörður Fjord. You will stop at several locations, such as the black sand beach in Ólafsfjörður Village and the busy harbor area of Dalvík Village, one of the biggest ports in the Icelandic fishing industry. There will be several other stops along the way, but most notably a special visit to Kaldi Brewery, Iceland’s first micro-brewery, where you will get to taste their products and local cuisine.
Whales such as mink and humpback along with dolphins and porpoises are commonly spotted in Northern Iceland. If you want to see these animals up close, take a tour and set sail in a small boat to ensure that the animals are not disturbed. This makes for a truly unforgettable experience and a must-do whilst in Northern Iceland.
Aurora Borealis, commonly known as The Northern Lights, are a common sight in Northern Iceland. In the Akureyri area, you are often able to see the lights, making for a beautiful and unforgettable Arctic experience. Tours are also available where you will be driven out of the city to the countryside or up to the mountains, away from the electric glow and city sounds, where you can enjoy the beautiful night sky without interruption.
If you’re looking to visit Akureyri, Arctic Iceland and see all the unique and beautiful things Northern Iceland has to offer, we are proud to announce that we have recently released a Northern Lights Iceland package.
The package includes Flights + Hotel, a tour to Lake Mývatn and Goðafoss and a Northern Lights Tour starting from just £1049pp.
We offer an abundance of optional activities to pick and choose from for an additional cost, including Whale Watching, Arctic Coastline & Microbrewery and more.
If you would like to find out more you can visit: Northern Lights Iceland, alternatively you can contact us directly and a member of our team will be more than happy to help you plan your unforgettable stay in Northern Iceland.