Lake Mývatn: The Elements & Man – The Trek

Lake Mývatn is located north of the Iceland at latitude 65°6, right on the active Mid-Atlantic Ridge from which the island was created. A trip to Lake Mývatn is an immersion in nature where the forces of the earth are at their strongest and where man has been able to develop and maintain traditions such as baking bread in the hot volcanic ground, the ice fishing… The Mývatn region offers an incredible diversity in a small area avoiding long road trips. The specified periods are out of season so it is quiet allowing the maximum enjoyment of tranquility, and especially because Mývatn offers a very different face at this time. Recharge at the end of the world with four seasons of Iceland: volcanic hot water baths, contemplation, hikes, together with culture and traditions, observation of birds and volcanoes.



From € 2,690.–

Length of holiday:

8 days (7 nights)

Departure dates:

17 to 24 September 2017

Features of the holiday

Destination: Europe, Iceland
Season: Autumn, Spring, Winter
Responsible travel: Economy, Environmentally-friendly transportation, Food, Local food, Micro-economy, Organic, Possible without flight, Transportation
Travel type: Mixed holidays
Traveller type: Couple, Family, Small group, Solo
Activities: Cross-country skiing, Sport, Thermal baths, Trekking
Accommodation: Guesthouse, Hotel
Natural environment: Island, Volcano
Culture: Artisans, Customs
Climate: Continental, Oceanic, Subarctic, Temperate
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Itinerary of the holiday

  • Day 1 : Flights from Geneva to Reykjavik. Internal flight Reykjavik – Akureyri. Welcome by your guide and drive to Mývatn. Evening meal and exercises befor turning in for the night.
  • Day 2 : Visit to Dimmuborgir & Hverkfell Volcano.
  • Day 3 : Namaskard Hills Solfataras (sulphur springs).
  • Day 4 : Krafla Caldera and the recent lava fields of Gjástyki.
  • Day 5 : The Kálfaströnd peaks and Höfdi Peninsula.
  • Day 6 : The Laxá Torrent.
  • Day 7 : The Godafoss Waterfall then transfer to Akureyri for flights to Reykjavik. Free afternoon in Reykjavik. Overnight in guesthouse in Reykjavik.
  • Day 8 : Return flight to Switzerland.


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Length of the holiday

8 days (7 nights)

Departure dates

17 to 24 September 2017


€ 2’690.– (6–12 pers.)

Included with the holiday

  • internal flight Reykjavik – Akureyri
  • transfers between Akureyri and Mývatn
  • English & French speaking from D1 to D7
  • twin/double room, no single supplement
  • full-board from dinner on D1 to breakfast on D7
  • accommodation in chalet or homestays
  • daily entry to the hot baths at Mývatn from D2 to D6
  • return flight Akureyri – Reykjavik
  • one night in a guesthouse in the centre of Reykjavik

Not included with the holiday

  • flights Geneva – Reykjavik
  • airport transfers except between Akureyri and Mývatn
  • evening meal in Reykjavik and lunch on D7 in Akureyri
  • small group supplement for groups of 4-5 at € 150 pp.
  • obligatory health/first aid & repatriation insurance

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