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Hideaway in Myvatn

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5 days / 4 nights From 1000 to 1450 Euros per person

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Title: Hideaway in Myvatn

Length : 5 days / 4 nights
From 1000 to 1450 Euros per person

No need to change location every day to have a fantastic holiday in Iceland! Choose to settle down in one of Iceland's most beautiful areas, Lake Myvatn. Besides the stunning setting, it is a great departure point for many magnificent walks, hikes and excursions, or for just relaxing in the natural geothermal hot springs of the local "Blue Lagoon!" With or without a rental car.
This trip is available from June to September

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Strengths:

- You will have plenty of time to explore the majestic Myvatn region.

- A paradise for ornithologists

- A totally tailor made trip. Your interests dictate your stay. There are more than enough excursion options: whale watching out of Husavik, the Dettifoss waterfall, and the Askja volcano's caldera. The list goes on ... And, that's not even mentioning Mývatn itself!

- You don't have to rent a car for this trip as it possible to get around by bus.


Summary:

Day 1: Flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri. Drive to Lake Myvatn stopping by the Godafoss falls.
Days 2 to 3: Stay in Myvatn while going on pre-reserved excursions or your own activities with an optional rental car.
Day 5: Drive back to Akureyri. Flight back to Reykjavik.
Note: it is possible to spend a night in Akuyeyri at the beginning or end of your stay.





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GUESTHOUSE
There are many people around Myvatn willing to share their lovely homes with visitors. Most people speak English and extend very warm welcomes. They provide simple comfort and local cuisine. This is evidently the best way to meet Icelanders, who will, as natives, be able to give you intimate local advice for your travels.

REYKJALID HOTEL
Situated on the north-eastern shore of the lake, the Reykjahlíd is a cosy hotel located on the lake shore close to the village of Reykjahlid. It is a family hotel that was built in 1947 making it the region's oldest. Most of its 9, very comfortable rooms, have magnificent views over the lake. On the top floor, a large glass panel is a wonderful place to observe some of the lake's many bird species. An excellent restaurant serves traditional meals of fish or lamb. The hotel also organizes many excursions to it's surrounding attractions: Askja, Dettifoss ... etc.

The region has other hotels of similar quality. For the months of July and August, it is necessary to book early...

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What's Included:

- The flights between Reykjavik and Akureyri on days 1 and 7
- Transfer between your Reykjavík accommodations and the Reykjavik airport on days 1 and 7
- Bus transfer between Akureyri and Mývatn on days 1 and 7
- 4 nights of accomodation in Mývatn with breakfast included
- A detailed trip folder


What's not Included:

- Lunches and dinners
- Excursions and activities
- Taxi rides during your stay
- Vehicle rental
- Nights in Reykjavik or Akureyri before and after your stay


Price:

Price per person in 2017
based on a 2 person trip in double rooms

In a guesthouse with a shared bathroom
5 days/ 4 nights: from 1000 to 1150 Euros/pers. depending on the season

In a three star hotel or a guesthouse with a private bathroom
5 days/ 4 nights: from 1100 to 1450 Euros/pers. depending on the season

Camping or dormitory in sleeping-bag accommodation
Price available upon request

Car rental supplement or discount for 2 persons with a regular car
- with a car from Reykjavík to Reykjavík but no domestic flight: about 100 Euros discount per person in low season (before June 20th and after august 19th); identical price per person in high season (between the 20h of June and the 19th of August)
Note: about 500km from Reykjavík to Mývatn, or a one day drive + 1 day return drive.

- with a car from Akureyri to Akureyri and with the domestic flight: about 175 Euros/pers. supplement in low season (before June 20th and after august 19th); about 250 Euros/pers. in high season (between the 20th of June and the 19th of August)

4WD rental supplement – based on a 2 person trip
- with a car from Reykjavík to Reykjavík but no domestic flight: about 150 Euros supplement per person in low season (before June 20th and after august 19th); about 375 Euros supplement per person in high season (between the 20h of June and the 19th of August)
Note: about 500km from Reykjavík to Mývatn, or a one day drive + 1 day return drive.

- with a car from Akureyri to Akureyri and with the domestic flight: about 175 Euros/pers. supplement in low season (before June 20th and after august 19th); about 250 Euros/pers. in high season (between the 20th of June and the 19th of August)
Note: about 500km from Reykjavík to Mývatn, or a one day drive + 1 day return drive.

- with a car from Akureyri to Akureyri and with the domestic flight: about 375 Euros/pers. supplement in low season (before June 20th and after august 19th); about 550 Euros/pers. in high season (between the 20th of June and the 19th of August)

Final price based on the number of people and the length of the stay




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Relax in geothermal baths
All travellers to Iceland would agree, Myvatn's geothermal baths are not something to be missed! The site offers a magnificent view over the lake and waiting there for the sunset is an unforgettable experience that is, if the sun ever sets! This is the perfect place to let go of all stress.

Hiking around Myvatn
Lake Myvatn's surroundings offer numerous options for beautiful walks. You'll find well-marked trails ranging from easy walks to active climbs pretty much everywhere around the lake. Here, geologic and geothermic manifestations are everywhere: Pseudocraters, explosion craters, recent lava flows and cauldrons of boiling mud. True hiking lovers can tackle the climb to the summit of the Krafla volcano that dominates the entire region.

Bird watching
There are more than enough spots around the lake to spend a day observing several dozen duck species, and different kinds of terns and loons, if you don't own a good pair of binoculars, then visit the excellent local ornithology museum.

Biking
The area around lake Myvatn is particularly good for biking. The terrain is smooth and it's not terribly difficult to bike all the way around the lake in one day (about 35 km of flat terrain). Rent a bicycle on site.

Excursion to the Askja volcano and the deserts of Ódadahraun
The Askja caldera majestically reigns over the lunar expanse of Odadahraun, "the desert of crimes," aptly named for its historical use as a haven for criminals escaping the law. You'll spend a day discovering a part Iceland's interior, with Herdubreid the "broad shouldered" mountain as a backdrop, and the Vatnajökull glacier across the southern horizon. Upon arrival at Viti lake, you'll bathe in its hot green waters.

From the end of June, in a 4WD rental car, by bus (from July 20th to August 31st), or in a super jeep with a driver.

Excursion to Dettifoss and Jökulsárgljúfur National Park
Discover Jökulsárgljúfur National Park. Stop at Dettifoss falls, the powerful in Europe; walk amidst surreal basalt rock formations at Hljódaklettar, "the echo cliffs"; discover Ásbyrgi's horseshoe shaped canyon.

In a rental car or by bus (from mid June to the end of August) or in a super jeep with a driver.


Whale watching from Husavik
Husavik, a little fishing town on the northern coast, is about 60 km from Myvatn. Whether it be in a rental car or by bus, visit this little town that houses what, some would say, is the prettiest church in Iceland. From here set out to sea on a 3 hour whale watching tour on a converted fishing boat. Stop on your way back at the « Husavik whale center » where you'll find an impressive exhibit on cetaceans.

Golfing
For golf enthusiasts, you'll find a delightful 9 hole course overlooking Lake Myvatn in the town of Reykjahlíd. There is also an 18 hole course in the city of Akureyri as well as a 9 hole course in the town of Húsavík.

Plane ride over the region
To see everything in the blink of an eye, all you have to do is get a bird's eye view! Whether it's just over the lake and its surroundings, or out over the mountain ranges of Askja and Kverkfjöll on the edge of the Vatnajökull glacier or taking flight above Iceland's volcanic rift is a magical experience.



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