Too edgy for Reykjavik? Head up north to Akureyri, where you’ll find the same cool cafés, top-notch restaurants, underground art scene and nightlife – but, with a population of just 18,000, far fewer crowds. This alone makes Iceland’s second city a must-visit, but getting there has always proved tricky – until now. Tour operator Super Break is launching new arctic experiences with exclusive flights direct from the UK to the northern Icelandic city. Go on a lava walk, visit a volcano, or, er, try a beer spa. From £699 per person for three nights and including flights.