Highlights of the North

Following our 45-minute flight to Akureyri, the "capital " of the north and the largest town outside the southwest area, we board a bus and drive along the fjord of Eyjafjörður which provides us with a splendid view of this majestic town. On our way to Godafoss waterfall we travel through the valley of Fnjóskadalur with its lovely meandering river.


Godafoss waterfall is the first stop on our way to Lake Mývatn. Not only is Godafoss a  beautiful waterfall, but it has also played an important role in Icelandic history, particulary in connection with the indtroduction of Christianity. From this scenic waterfall the road takes us to Skútustaðir, which is the first site we visit in the district surrounding Lake Mývatn. Intriguing pseudo-craters abound in this area.


Towards noon we head for Reykjahlíð village where we change buses for transportation to Húsavík. This delightful fishing village is without a doubt the "whale watching capital" of Iceland and in recent years North Sailing has enjoyed an incredible 98,5% success rate for whale sightings.


Down at the harbour we board one of the boats, Knörrinn or Haukur, and take a course West across the bay. As the voyage begins, excitement soon grips both crew and passengers on the lookout for whales spouting or lifting their tails. "No two trips are ever the same," our captain informs us, which means there is always as much excitement and anticipation on every cruise.


Minke whales are seen on virtually every excursion and some spectacular sightings have been made over the past couple of years. Back on steady ground again we board our bus which transports us back to Akureyri in time to catch a flight back to Reykjavík.

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Quick Facts

Days of operation 2014:
Daily from June 18th until August 31st.
Price 2014 

50.219 ISK per person.


Children (2-11 years) pay 50% of prices before taxes and charges and infants pay 10% when accompanied by adults. Please keep in mind that prices and information may change without notice.

Flight RKV- AEY- RKV, bus and boat tour with guide, bus transfer Mývatn - Húsavík (no guide) Boat tour in Húsavík with guide, bus transfer Húsavík - Akureyri (no guide), airport taxes.

Not included:
Lunch or refreshments.

12 hours

How to book

We advice you to book this tour in advanced through tours@hostel.is due to limited spaces available.
It is also possible to book the tour upon arrival in our Reykjavík hostels

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