Northern Lights in High Latitudes
Experience the northern lights in the stunning surroundings of Lake Mývatn.
In North Iceland, travelers visiting the Mývatn district, will find impressive lava shaped surroundings that provide an inimitable frame and vantage point for viewing the lovely aurora borealis on a clear and frosty winter evening. A detour to the powerful waterfall Dettifoss, with its great canyon walls, provides a roaring contrast to the quiet, rural surroundings in this sub-arctic region. At the end of a great day, the traveler may want to visit the Nature Baths of Lake Mývatn, where he can, weather conditions permitting, view the dazzling display of northern lights, while soaking in the steaming geothermal water.
For the traveler, there is also a touch of coastal culture, in the adjacent town of Húsavík, a popular whale watching center for summer visitors to the area.
Renowned for its natural beauty, the Mývatn area is one of Iceland‘s most treasured pearls of nature. Declared a protected area, by a special law in 1974, it is listed among internationally important wetlands according to the Ramsar Convention. You will explore the highlights of the area, including mystifying and occasionally even zoomorphic lava formations, geothermal areas and related geological wonders. You will also visit an informative exhibition about the lake, nature and culture, and last, but not least, the agenda includes a visit to the Mývatn Nature Baths. During the evening, you might even, weather permitting, have yet another chance to view the northern lights.
Open to suggestions on activities of your choice, cf. list here below. There are various options for daytime activities in the area and during the evening, if weather conditions are favourable, you might get to see the aurora borealis.
Examples of optional activities: (Not included in the price and can depends on seasons)
• Selection of Sightseeing Tours by Super-jeeps or Busses.
• Snowmobile Tours.
• Local Food and Traditions.
• A Visit to Mývatn Nature Baths
Transfer to Húsavík Airport and flight back to Reykjavík.
Availability: September - April
Departure from Reykjavík: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Note: Minimum 2 passengers.
Price: € 890 pr person
Included in the price are the following:
• Return flight to Húsavík
• All transportation and guided tour of Mývatn Wonders on day 1
• Two nights at a hotel in the Mývatn area
• Admission to Mývatn Nature Baths and other optional activities