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From Akureyri: Myvatn Lake, Craters, & Waterfall Tour

From Akureyri: Myvatn Lake, Craters, & Waterfall Tour

On our Myvatn Lake, Craters & Waterfall Tour from Akureyri we will explore the highlights of this magical region and its and unique landscape. This region has experience intense volcanic activity over the millennia and this has shaped and influenced the landscape in fascinating ways. We enjoy a stop at Góðafoss water, where the water falls in a 30m wide semi circle. The contrast between the foaming angry falls and the black volcanic rock is really striking to behold. Góðafoss, or waterfalls of the gods, symbolises the switch from worshiping the pagan gods and following Christianity. We explore the remarkable pseudo craters that border lake Mývatn. These numerous grassy knolls are not as they may appear volcanic craters. No lava spewed or flowed for them. Rather they were formed when lava flowed into the wetlands bordering the of the lake. The meeting of boiling magma and the waters of the lake resulted in steam explosion in the ground here, giving them their crater shape. We enjoy a walk through Dimmuborgir lava fields and admire the distinct and strange formations of lava rock. It is common in Iceland for children to see troll-like shapes in lava rock. Námaskarð is a barren landscape scarred by boiling geothermal water with mud pools. Experience the strong smell of sulfur which hangs in the air here but be sure to stick to the marked walking paths. After this wonderful day exploring Mývatn, we return to Akureyri and drop you to the same place you started the tour in the morning. We are confident that you will have loved your day with us and will take great memories of Iceland onward with you.

Akureyri: Lake Mývatn and Godafoss Waterfall Tour

Akureyri: Lake Mývatn and Godafoss Waterfall Tour

Embark on a captivating roundtrip excursion from Akureyri Port to Iceland's enchanting Lake Mývatn area. Visit a kaleidoscope of natural wonders and cultural gems on a tour showcasing some of Iceland's most breathtaking landscapes and geological marvels, including Hverir, Dimmuborgir, and Godafoss. Your adventure begins with a scenic drive through the Icelandic countryside, offering panoramic vistas of snow-capped mountains, rolling hills, and sprawling meadows. As you approach your first highlight, the atmosphere brims with anticipation, and your eyes are drawn to the thunderous cascade of Godafoss Waterfall. Godafoss Waterfall, also known as the Waterfall of the Gods, boasts an awe-inspiring display of raw power as the Skjálfandafljót River plunges dramatically into a rugged gorge. The sheer force and pristine beauty of this natural wonder make it a must-see sight for nature enthusiasts and photographers alike. Next, travel to another world at the mesmerizing Dimmuborgir lava fields. This otherworldly landscape is a labyrinth of ancient lava formations. Feel as if you've stepped into a fantastical realm of mythical creatures and hidden secrets as you navigate through twisted lava pillars and arches. Continue to the captivating Hverir mud pools, located within the Krafla volcanic area. Witness the geothermal activity that characterizes Iceland. The bubbling mud pots and steaming fumaroles create a unique and otherworldly atmosphere. Throughout the trip, your guide will share stories and insights about the geological forces that have shaped this land and the mythical folklore that has flourished in its wake. Learn about the volcanic history of the region and the cultural significance of the landmarks you encounter. As you approach the end of your journey, take in views of Lake Mývatn, a serene oasis nestled amidst the stark Icelandic landscape. The tranquil waters and surrounding wetlands offer a sanctuary for diverse birdlife, making it a paradise for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts. At the end of the trip, retrace your steps back to Akureyri Port. From the thundering Godafoss Waterfall to the mystical Hverir Mud Pools, this journey through Iceland's natural wonders is an unforgettable experience that will leave you in awe of the Earth's beauty.

From Akureyri: Lake Mývatn and Godafoss Cruise Ship Day-Trip

From Akureyri: Lake Mývatn and Godafoss Cruise Ship Day-Trip

Discover the magical wonderland of Lake Myvatn and Godafoss Waterfall with an experienced local tour guide. We set off from Akureryi Port with a stunning drive along Eyjafjord to Godafoss waterfall and then onto the famous Lake Myvatn. The tour stops at top popular attractions in Lake Myvatn and the Myvatn Nature Baths. This great value tour includes: Small group tour with an experienced local tour guide and Transport (16 - 17 seater minibus) Pick up and drop off to Akureyri Port Drive along the stunning Eyjafjordur, the longest fjord in Iceland on the way to Godafoss waterfall, the famous 'The Waterfall of the Gods' Lake Myvatn Area including: Lake Myvatn: A lake formed 2300 years ago by a basalt lava eruption Hverir Mud Pools Hverarönd in Námaskarð natural steam vents Dimmuborgir Lava fields and formations with lava pillars known as the Dark Castles Myvatn Nature Baths A wonderful geothermal lagoon in lava fields. Enjoy the bath or relax in the Kvika Restaurant (please note food, drink and entrance fee are not included in the price). If you opt not to use the Nature Baths the guide can take you to visit the Grjótagjá rift and cave: Part of the rift between the Eurasian & American Continents and an old bathing cave while others in the group use the Nature Baths. IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR SHIP'S DOCKING TIMES PLEASE CONTACT THE ACTIVITY PROVIDER FOR CONFIRMATION THAT YOUR SHIP IS SUITABLE FOR THE TOUR.

From Akureyri: Hverir and Lake Myvatn Geothermal Baths Tour

From Akureyri: Hverir and Lake Myvatn Geothermal Baths Tour

Lake Myvatn Classic tour travels through some of the most spectacular and unique landscapes in Iceland. On this tour you will see waterfalls, lava sculptures, bubbling mud pits and steaming vents, underground caves, volcanoes, craters and end the day relaxing in the geothermal waters of the Nature baths. This 4th biggest lake in Iceland is surrounded by lava fields, craters, panoramic views and amazing bird life. This tour takes you to: Dimmuborgir a unique area of lava sculptures and rock formations, Hverir where you can explore the steaming and bubbling mud pits, the underground caves at Grjótagjá. Ending the day at the Myvatn Nature Baths where you can enjoy a relaxing soak in the geothermal waters. A day at Lake Myvatn is a day to remember. The tour departs from Akureyri. The first stop gives you the best views over Akureyri and Eyjafjörður. After a short photo stop we drive on to Goðafoss waterfall. One of Iceland´s most beautiful and uniquely shaped waterfalls. Here we tell you why the falls are important in Icelandic history and give you enough time to explore the area close up. Then we head on to Myvatn. We stop at the pseudo craters for a short while before continuing on to Dimmuborgir. Dimmuborgir is a unique and very interesting area. Visitors are given time to walk among the unusual lava sculptures, pillars and caves. Our guides know everything about this area and will be happy to walk with you and explain how the area was created 2,500 years ago, as well as tell you a few folktales about the local trolls. After a lunch break overlooking Dimmuborgir, we visit the former nature baths located on the tectonic plates between Europe and America. The last volcanic eruption in Myvatn was in 1984 from the volcano Krafla and lava from this eruption is visible everywhere you look. Hverir is an area of bubbling sulphur mud pits and steaming vents, watch your step as you explore this unique area! The Myvatn Nature Baths is our final stop and we recommend you enjoy this optional extra. The geothermal waters are the perfect place to relax before driving back to Akureyri. During the winter months the frost, low lying sun and often snow add something extra to this amazing tour of Myvatn.

From Akureyri: Lake Mývatn Guided Tour with Lunch

From Akureyri: Lake Mývatn Guided Tour with Lunch

Benefit from pick-up from your cruise ship in Akureyri Port, and then drive to Lake Mývatn and the surrounding wetlands area near Krafla volcano. Stop at Goðafoss waterfall and hear about its important role in the history of Iceland. Continue to the pseudo craters of Skútustaðagígar, formed when hot flowing lava met with ice-cold water from the lake. See the lava fields of Dimmuborgir, rich in mythical sagas and stunning to look at for the lava pillars and rock formations.   Stop at the boiling mud pools of Hverir and gaze in awe at the steaming fumaroles and sulfur pits. Discover the thermal waters of an underground river at Grjotagja, where you will stand on the continental rift between Europe and America. Stop for a quiet and relaxing lunch at Mývatn Heritage and Nature Museum away from the big bus crowds. A light soup lunch and admission to the museum is included in the tour. Return to Akureyri Port at least 1 hour before your ship’s departure for the end of the tour services.

From Akureyri: Goðafoss, Mývatn, Dettifoss Super Jeep Tour

From Akureyri: Goðafoss, Mývatn, Dettifoss Super Jeep Tour

Join an unforgettable journey where we start by enjoying the amazing waterfall Goðafoss with its beauty and great history. Continue to the wonderful lake Mývatn with its rough volcanic environment, rich bird life, and flora. Stop at Dimmuborgir, Grjótagjá, and Hverir. Drive past Skútustaðagígar a cluster of very unique volcanic land formations (pseudo crater) that formed during an eruption in the area. Move on to Dimmuborgir (Dark castle) an unusually dark and rough lava field that contains many strange formations and lava caves such as Gatklettur the “Holly cliff”. Explore the small lava cave Grjótagjá, with a geothermal spring inside, which was used as a bathing location for a long time. Explore Hverir, which has countless boiling mud springs and steam vents in widely different colors. Leave Mývatn and continue to the great and powerful waterfall Dettifoss, which is located in the Vatnajökull National Park, and it’s reputed to be the most powerful waterfall in all of Europe. Admire Dettifoss, over 300 feet wide which drops nearly 150 feet down into the gorge Jökulsárgljúfur. Take a better look at Jökulsárgljúfur which is the largest gorge in all of Iceland with a span of up to 1600 feet and a depth of nearly 400 feet before heading back to Akureyri.

Port Akureyri: Godafoss Waterfall, Myvatn and Baths Tour

Port Akureyri: Godafoss Waterfall, Myvatn and Baths Tour

Join the Fox Adventure team on this tour and experience Lake Mývatn, considered one of the most beautiful places in Iceland. The area offers a diverse landscape every few kilometers, formed by a massive eruption of basaltic lava 2300 years ago, resulting in a landscape dominated by volcanic landforms. Because of its breathtaking beauty, the creators of Game of Thrones chose this location to film many scenes. Our journey takes us along Eyjafjörður, one of Iceland's longest fjords, to our first destination, the Goðafoss waterfall, which holds great significance in Iceland's history. If we are fortunate, we may witness a rainbow and our guide will provide guidance on capturing the best photos. Next, we will explore the beauty of Lake Mývatn, where we can appreciate stunning sights such as Skútustaðagígar, also known as pseudo craters. This unique phenomenon can only be found in a few places around the world, including Iceland, Hawaii, one in the Azores, and even on the planet Mars. Additionally, we will visit Dimmuborgir, an area of extraordinary lava formations. Finally, we will have the opportunity to visit the enchanting Grjótagjá cave to admire the hot blue river. The adventurous can even take a photo standing on two tectonic plates. We will visit the Hverir geothermal area, where many smoking fumaroles and boiling mud pots can be seen. The trip will end at the Nature Mývatn Baths, where you can relax in the steam baths and bathe in the geothermal water. If time allows, we will make a final stop at Eyjafjörður, where you can take a great photo looking across the fjord to Akureyri. We look forward to having you on board! This tour is also available as a private tour. Highlights Goðafoss Waterfall Skútustaðagígar Pseudo Craters Dimmuborgir Lava Formations The Rift Between the Eurasian and American Continents Grjótagjá cave Hverir - geothermal area Nature Mývatn Baths

Mývatn, Craters, Lava fields, Hot Springs, Goðafoss & Lunch

Mývatn, Craters, Lava fields, Hot Springs, Goðafoss & Lunch

Nature - Culture - History Highlights of the day - Myvatn Lake - Pseudo-craters at Skutustadir - Dimmuborgir Lava Fields - Geothermal area of Hverir at Namaskard - Godafoss Waterfall (The Waterfall of the Gods) Included: - Transportation from Akureyri Cruise Terminal - Bus and Guidance - Packed lunch (chicken sandwich, chocolate and juice) Lake Myvatn is one of the most scenic places in Iceland mostly because of the magical landscape created by the geothermal powers which created the island. Be prepared to enjoy a magical landscape filled with alluring craters and striking lava formations. When we arrive at the Lake Myvatn area, we stop at Skutustadir, known for its symmetrically formed pseudo craters, which are among the best known in the world. From Skutustadir there is a also good view of Lake Myvatn and the mountains around the lake. Next stop is at Dimmuborgir Lavafields, with strange lava formations, a surrealistic place. Then we head to the geothermal area of Hverir at Namaskard, one of the most spectacular places in the country, with it's solfataras (boiling sulphur mudpits) and widely different colors. A short break to have lunch before the next destination: the Waterfall Godafoss, famed not only for its beauty, but also as the scene of historical events from the saga times. It is one of the most spectacular and historic waterfalls in Iceland. The name means the "waterfall of the gods". Is is about 12 meters high (36 feet) and 30 meters wide (90 feet), and it forms a horseshoe shape that creates a stunning spectacle of water and mist. You will have about 45 minutes to explore the waterfall, take photos of this natural wonder and, if you like, grab a coffee at the Godafoss Coffee Shop. After admiring the waterfall, you will board the bus again and head back to Akureyri. Pick-up is at the harbour 1 hour after the arrival of the ship, and departure 30 minutes later. When you have booked the tour, please read the information regarding the pick-up time and place carefully. This tour is a great way to experience some of the best sights and sounds of northern Iceland in a short time. It is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Book your spot today and get ready for an unforgettable adventure!.

From Akureyri: Lake Mývatn and Goðafoss Shore Excursion

From Akureyri: Lake Mývatn and Goðafoss Shore Excursion

A great tour around the lake Mývatn area where we see how the power of nature has formed the country and how it's still working beneath our feet. We explore beautiful spots and enjoy the stunning scenery along the way. We start our tour in Akureyri and drive east towards the beautiful Goðafoss waterfall, where we'll make our first stop. The waterfall is a place of significant historic value connected with when Icelanders took Christianity. We continue east from Goðafoss; we'll pass through the valley of Reykjadalur and head to Skútustaðir, where we see the pseudocraters. Our next stop is the stunning lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Dimmuborgir were formed about 2300 years ago when a partly cooled lava lake drained out and left magnificent basalt pillars and sculptures. After a short walk in Dimmuborgir, we'll travel to Grjótagjá, which was a popular underground bathing cave until the volcanic eruptions at Krafla 1975-1984. Those eruptions heated the water in the cave, so now it's too hot to bathe there. We now continue through the Námaskarð pass and go to the Hverarönd fumarole fields, a spectacular area showing the earth's inner power. After this, we'll be heading back towards Akureyri; if time, weather and conditions allow, we'll find some good places to stop for pictures

From Reykjavik: 6-Day Small Group Tour of Iceland

From Reykjavik: 6-Day Small Group Tour of Iceland

Your Icelandic adventure begins with pickup from Reykjavik and heads out along the Golden Circle. Marvel at the natural landmarks of Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir and Þingvellir National Park, admire hot water spouting from the earth, and learn about the history of Iceland while you travel. Spend your first night at a cozy hotel on the South Coast. On day 2, visit the waterfalls of Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, where you can walk behind the cascades for a truly breathtaking experience. From here you'll embark on a hiking tour to a nearby ancient glacier before heading back to the black sand beach at Reynisfjara. Spend the night in the small village of Vík, and enjoy free time in the evening to explore the local area or mingle with your fellow travelers. On day 3, discover Skaftafell National Park, where glistening white sheets of ice contrast against the stark black sand. Afterward, take a tour of a stunning ice cave and see huge blocks of ice floating in the glacier lagoon of Jökulsárlón. Spend the evening looking for the world-famous Northern Lights, a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. Day 4 takes you on a wildlife exploration through the East Fjords in search of wild reindeer and other native animals. Next, learn about the culture and way of life of nearby local villages then pass by Lake Lagarfljót, where a monster is said to live! Marvel at the forests of Hallormsstaðaskógur before spending the night at a sleepy village. Explore the geothermal region of Lake Mývatn on day 5 and see the lava pillars of Dimmuborgir. Continue to the Námaskarð Pass to gaze at the earth boiling and bubbling before your eyes, then spend the night in Akureyri, the Capital of the North. Finally, on day 6, wander along the breathtaking fjord of Eyjafjörður and visit Kaffi Kú to get to meet local farmers. You'll stop by Hauganes for a whale watching tour, included in this adventurous getaway. At the end of a busy and exciting 6-day trip, travel back to Reykjavik where your adventure comes to an end.

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I was surprised when Graham, a lovely English gentleman and a Traveling Viking tour guide, turned up in a 16 person minibus to pick up...me! I had bought a ticket for two as that was the minimum required, albeit I was only travelling by myself...so paid 2xc.£175 for the trip and nobody else was on it! I was very pleased with my private tour, Graham went above and beyond with his knowledge and detail of the places we stopped at, adding a few more on the way given we were relatively efficient with time and he also very much felt he needed to give me my monies' worth! This ad hoc trip turned out to be one the most memorable trips I have ever done anywhere in the world - I highly recommend Traveling Viking and specifically Graham :)

One of the best excursions of our trip. Very good organization of the company and total punctuality. The stops are short but they are used. The guide was the best we have had on our trip. To put it mildly, the price is excessive for what is offered.

A great tour. Ritchie is an awesome guide, so much information and commentary about the main stops and things along the way, culture and hostory, etc. Super interesting tour!

The guide Rhune is very relevant, knows the culture, geology and is super welcoming

Your guide excellent!! I can’t pronounce his name . Sights amazing