Wellbeing & Summer Dreams
This week combines wellbeing treatments with varied activities to discover Icelandic nature and get an intensive experience of it. The choices are vast: whale watching, elf tours, spa experiences in the Highlands, hiking with incredible panoramic views, horse riding or a visit to the volcanic and geothermal area of Mývatn.
This week is designed to give you an insight into the characteristics and the wide open spaces of our country and discover both the famous highlights and lesser-known wonders off the beaten path. Since the program is for small groups, we are able to tailor your experience for your individual interests - we keep the itinerary as flexible as possible for you.
Day 1: Arrival in AkureyriWe pick you up at the airport and bring you to your accommodation. To loose the stress of the journey, you get a first wellbeing treatment of your choice. Afterwards it´s time to rest or for a first visit to the "hot pots" in the pool of Akureyri. In the evening we meet for a cozy dinner to welcome you in the north of Iceland.
Day 2: Whales and elves
We drive along the fjord, surrounded on both sides by a beautiful mountain landscape in order to meet the whales in their natural habitat. Whether the whales like to jump - we do not know, but the near presence of whales is an impressive experience. We are on tour with an authentic and respectful provider.
On the way back we can stop in the beautiful pool of þelamörk and can look from the warm pool in the amazing mountains landscape. Later in the afternoon we explore the city under the leadership of Anna, a wonderful woman, who explains you the Elven, art, design and everyday life here in our pretty little town of Akureyri.
Day 3: Hot springs in the Highlands
Today's hot spa in the Highlands. Drive through the fertile valley of Eyjafjörður in the highland desert, with a fantastic view to the two largest glacier Vatnajökull and Hofsjökull. Then we reach the oasis Laugafell with beautiful natural pool. After the bath, we continue to Bárðardalur where we make several impressive waterfalls (the last Goðafoss) stop and walk along the river.
Day 4: Charming coast & Trolls
Today we drive along the west coast to the northern tip of Eyjafjörður. Stunning views accompany us across the fjord and into the impressive mountains of Tröllaskagi - the peninsula of the trolls. At the northern edge we take a panoramic hike in the Tröllaskagi. In the charming village of Siglufjördur we will have time to sit cosy at the harbor and drinking coffee.
Back in Akureyri you can recover from the physical effort and enjoy one of our Wellbeing treatments.
Alternative instead of hiking:
- horse riding or
- river rafting on a challenging river
Day 5: In the hot world of volcanoes
Today we head into one of the most exciting areas of the North: the active volcanic zone around the Lake Mývatn. Hardly any other area is more various: hot springs and steam, bubbling mud pools, colorful mountains, black ash crater, the idyllic lake and a rich bird life. We discover this fantastic landscapes on several short hikes - the colorful Námafjall, the pseudo crater of Skútustaðir, the mystical Dimmuborgir (Dark City), the geothermal Grjótagjá canyon and the Krafla volcano or young lavafields of Leirhnjúkur.
Pure enjoyment will be your bath in the lagoon of Nature Baths, the Blue lagoon of the North.
If the group feels even more adventurous, there is the possibility of a short hike to the huge black ash crater Hverfjall - with great panoramic views under midnight sun.
Day 6: Farewell with free choice
This day is at leisure. Optionally, you can benefit from our Wellbeing program, kayaking in the fjord (free), go for a horse ride or to try the paragliding (tandem flight).
Evening flight to Reykjavik or connecting travel from Akureyri.
Dates / Price
on request for groups from 4 persons
For your stay in Akureyri you have the choice between hotel, guest house our comfortable apartments Pearl of the North.
We pick you up at your accommodation.
We provide transportation for the whole week as described in the program, starting with the pickup at Akureyri airport.
- Welcome dinner
- Whale watching tour
- Elfes, Art & Design Tour
- Excursion to Lake Mývatn, entrance to Mývatn Nature Baths
- Highland tour with jeep to natural hot spring of Laugafell
- 2 treatments of your choice in our beautiful Spa
- All local transport, airport transfers in Akureyri
- River rafting
- Horse riding
After this eventful week, we like to offer you more options to extend your stay with us to discover Iceland even better:
- Self-Drive tours to the East and West Fjords
- Exciting tour packages of our program
- 4-day trekk from hut to hut in the lonely coasts and mountains northeast of Akureyri
Tell us your wishes!