From £783

Combine a trip to Reykjavik and Akureyri with a visit to the Whale Watching Capital of Iceland, Husavik.

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While the waters around Reykjavik are great for whale watching, the town of Husavik in the northern part of the country is considered Iceland's whale watching capital. This package includes international and domestic flights, four nights accommodation (two in Reykjavik and two in Akureyri) and a Whale Watching day tour to Husavik. This lets you combine a visit to Reykjavik City and the charming town of Akureyri in the north of Iceland.

First and last night are spent at the newly renovated 4 star hotel Natura in the Reykjavik while nights 2 and 3 are spent at recently opened Icelandair Hotel in Akureyri. Both hotels offer a great base to explore surrounding areas.

  • Travel period: Package available 15May - 14Sep 2014 from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester or Glasgow.
  • Choose "Whale Watching in Akureyri" from the booking engine drop down menu.
Price per person from... Double/Twin Single
15.-31.May  £783 £904
June - Aug  £960 £1180
01st - 15th Sep £783 £904

Please note: Upon booking completion you will receive a confirmation of the package and e-tickets for your flights to and from London and Reykjavik (KEF). Please allow three  working days for ground arrangements to be confirmed (including domestic flights) and sent in a more detailed confirmation to you from Iceland Travel. Please read carefully and bring all confirmations along with you when traveling.


Advertised leading price based on travel period of September 2014 with limited availability on selected dates and gateways. Supplement for flights from London Heathrow may apply. Very limited availability during school holidays.

Day 1: Arrival
Overnight stay in Reykjavík.

Day 2: Akureyri Whale Watching Tour
Morning flight to Akureyri followed by a whale watching day trip to Husavik with Saga Travel. After a short stop by the majestic waterfall, Godafoss, continue to the coastal village of Husavik. There you will set out to sea on a whale watching tour with seasoned guides who maintain an incredible 98.5% success rate for sightings. Some of the more frequently spotted are Minke whales and Humpback whales. If you are lucky you may even spot a Fin whale or Blue whale, the world's largest animal. Overnight in Akureyri.

Day 3: Akureyri free day
Akureyri is Iceland's second largest city and is set in a stunning fjord. Enjoy either the charming town centre or head out to view some of Icelands most beautiful natural scenery, for example Myvatn, Dettifoss waterfall or Asbyrgi. Local tour specialists Saga Travel has several options on offer. Overnight in Akureyri.

Day 4: Flight to Reykjavik.
Morning, afternoon or evening flights to Reykjavik depending on preference. Spend the day either in Akureyri, Reykjavik or both. Overnight in Reykjavik.

Day 5: Departure
Departure from Keflavik Airport to the UK.

  • Return Economy Class flights to Reykjavik
  • 2 nights hotel stay in 4 star Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Natura, or similar (1st and 4th night) (map)
  • 2 nights hotel stay in Akureyri at 3 star Icelandair Hotel Akureyri (2nd and 3rd night) (map)
  • If you add extra nights to the package, you will automatically be booked in Reykjavik. It is however possible to request a longer stay in Akureyri instead by emailing us your package booking number.
  • Breakfast
  • Return Domestic Flights to Akureyri with Air Iceland
  • Transfer from Akureyri airport to Hotel Akureyri with Saga Travel.
  • A whole day guided excursion to Husavik with Saga Travel
  • Whale watching boat tour with Nordursigling
  • Entrance to Husavik whale watching centre

Transfers to and from hotels are not included, apart on arrival from Akureyri airport to Hotel Akureyri.

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Advertised leading price based on travel period of September 2014 with limited availability on selected dates and gateways. Supplement for flights from London Heathrow may apply. Very limited availability during school holidays.

This is an online offer only. Advertised prices are per person and are based on 2 people sharing a standard room subject to availability, terms and conditions. Please notice that package prices “from” are based on lowest available airfare. When the lowest airfare is sold out, package price changes according to next available airfare. The booking engine can only process one room type per booking. Please note that travel insurance is not included, we recommend cover. 

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