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Mývatn: Myvatn Nature Baths Admission Ticket

Mývatn: Myvatn Nature Baths Admission Ticket

Explore Myvatn Nature Baths, a traditionally designed complex with an admission ticket. Relax in the warm waters of the geothermal pools, have a light meal, enjoy a drink in the swim-up bar, and soak in the views of the surroundings. You can take a relaxing bath in the waters of a geothermal area where the sulfur steam rises up through holes in the floor. Explore the water of the Myvatn Nature Baths, drawn from a borehole that goes 2,500 meters into the ground.  Before or after bathing you can enjoy a light meal and drinks at a cafe in a beautiful setting with views of the stunning natural surroundings. You can also make use of the swim-up bar in the baths and enjoy a beer, wine, cider, soda, or glass of sparkling wine in the water. Spend a soothing day in the water which has a high concentration of minerals, is basic in nature, and is well suited for bathing.

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: Mývatn Nature Baths and Goðafoss Waterfall Tour

Akureyri: Mývatn Nature Baths and Goðafoss Waterfall Tour

On this wonderful 6 hour tour from Akureyri, visit some of the highlight of North Iceland and enjoy the quintessential Icelandic experience, soaking outdoors in the natural heated waters of a geothermal hot-springs. Your tour begins at Akureyri´s cruise ship terminal. Our tour schedule is tailored to fit your docking times so you needn´t worry about being back late to the docks. We also provide packed lunches so that we can devote more time to sightseeing. You can choose between a chicken or vegan packed lunch. Just tell your guide at the start of the tour. The first stop of the day is to the picturesque surrounding of Góðdafoss waterfall. The waterfall is winder than it is high and curves in a crescent shape. Góðafoss is noteworthy for a symbolic role in Icelandic history, when a local chieftain threw his pagan statues into the falls, representing the moment Icelanders adopted christianity. We continue onto Lake Mývatn and view this unique landscape from a special viewing point. The Mývatn area and its strange landscape was heavily affected by volcanic forces, with ancient eruptions resulting in the pseudo craters that dot the lake and surrounding areas. The highlight of the day is arguably our visit to Mývatn Nature Baths, the blue lagoon of the north. The water here is naturally heated by geothermal forces below the surface and is said to have healing properties. Lounge and relax in the various pool areas and enjoy spectacular views of Mývatn. We return to Akureyri and our tour ends at your cruise ship.

From Akureyri: Diamond Circle Guided Day Trip with Lunch

From Akureyri: Diamond Circle Guided Day Trip with Lunch

Explore the top natural attractions along Iceland's Diamond Circle Route on a guided day trip from Akureyri. See the waterfalls at Dettifoss, visit the charming seaside village of Húsavík, and much more. Board a comfortable, air-conditioned bus at the cruise ship terminal in Akureyri and get ready for your full day of sightseeing. Your first stop, Goðafoss waterfall. Marvel at the powerful falls and watch as the water cascades down from a height of 12 meters. Make the most of the walking trails here, taking in a view of the falls from several different vantage points. Next, make your way to Ásbyrgi Canyon, a horse-shoe-shaped valley surrounded by vertical cliffs, before heading to Dettifoss waterfall, the second-largest waterfall in Iceland by volume. Take a break from Iceland's dramatic landscapes with a visit to the idyllic village of Húsavík and see the town church. Located in the heart of the village, this small wooden church is considered one of the most beautiful in the country. Hop back aboard your bus and head to the Tjörnes cliff viewpoint just north of Húsavík to take in fantastic panoramic views of the sea and Öxarfjörður fjord. From here, make your way to the Námaskarð hot-spring area to learn about the country's ancient volcanic eruptions and see the impact of ongoing geothermal activity firsthand. End your tour on a high note as you pass the iconic Lake Mývatn, famed for its beauty and strange surrounding landscape on your way back to the cruise ship terminal, where your Icelandic adventure comes to an end.

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.

Akureyri Port: Lake Mývatn & Goðafoss Waterfall Day Trip

Akureyri Port: Lake Mývatn & Goðafoss Waterfall Day Trip

Explore the natural beauty of Iceland during a day tour of Goðafoss Waterfall and Lake Mývatn. The tour starts with a drive and photo stops along the scenic coast of Eyjafjordur, one of the longest fjords in the country. The first stop will be at Goðafoss, a breathtaking 39-foot-tall waterfall, located in the Skjálfandafljót River. From Goðafoss Waterfall the tour continues to Lake Mývatn driving around the lake stopping at Pseudo Craters, Lavafields, Geothermal mud pools and the Divergent Plate Tectonics. A lunch stop at a local restaurant before continuing the sightseeing around the Lake Depending on the Cruise Ship's departure time from Akureyri Port an additional option can be to stop at the Myvatn Nature Baths for a relaxing soak in the geothermal pool.

Reykjahlid: Snowmobile Adventure by Lake Mývatn

Reykjahlid: Snowmobile Adventure by Lake Mývatn

Snowmobiling In Mývatn, snowmobiling is our favourite way of traveling in the rough arctic conditions. Our guides grew up riding snowmobile on they’re farms. For us, Snowmobiling is a part of our lifestyle, we love to share our passion for snowmobiling and allow our guests to experience the incredible freedom that a snowmobile provides Itinerary: You meet your guide, who will help you find helmets and overalls fitting your size. We go over all safety features you need to keep in mind and show you all the tricks about driving and operating a snowmobile. Just before we go, your guide will go over the route and how we drive in a single formation at a safe speed. Your guide will then take you on a one-hour snowmobile tour with a few stops to admire the landscape. Driving a snowmobile through a vast landscape of volcanoes and the contrast between the black lava and white snow is an experience of a lifetime. Good to know: All drivers need to present a valid driver’s license and please note that operation period is dependent on season. Pre booking is required. Keep in mind that steering the snowmobile is significantly harder with a passenger on the back so we recommend single rides for beginners. A signed liability waiver is required prior to all tour departures. Your safety is our first priority so itinerary might be altered due to bad weather or road conditions, we might have to cancel or reschedule the tour if weather or other conditions are not in our favor. All cancelled tours, on our behalf, are 100% refunded.

Mývatn: Lake Mývatn ATV Guided Safari Experience

Mývatn: Lake Mývatn ATV Guided Safari Experience

Experience the Wilderness just around the corner. Join us for an exploration of Lake Mývatn's surroundings in a Side by side ATV ( Buggy ) The aim of this tour is to be both an exploration of interesting, natural and historical locations as well as an adventurous way to explore, off the beaten track. We start the tour at our Farm basecamp at "hella Farm" https://goo.gl/maps/MYhNpYQqsoHPAgeg7 There you will receive a Helmet and an overall( if weather is cold) along with instructions how to drive. From the Farm, we head out for an exploration, We drive in a formation both on normal roads as well as offroad ( expect up to 10min drive on paved roads) The location of the tours depend on weather and conditions as we have learned that every day is different in Iceland. We promise that whichever track we take, it will be interesting, it will be beautiful and it will be FUN :) There are so many things to do in North Iceland, Why take An ATV tour ? - Every farmer located around Mývatn nature reserve has an ATV and for a good reason! There are numerous places, forests, lakes, historical ruins, craters, volcanoes, deserts and more, Just around the corner from Lake Mývatn. However most of those locations are only accessible by an Offroad vehicle in summer, and a Snowmobile in Winter. - Our side by side ATV's or Buggies are perfect for the job, very easy to drive, comfortable and safe.

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What people are saying about Mývatn

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4.6
(744 reviews)

This was an excellent full day tour of various dramatic northern Iceland landscapes and natural features. Our guide, Unnur, was really informative, bringing the places and Icelandic life alive for us. She also handled a delay caused by a bus issue professionally and fairly, maintaining the full itinerary for our enjoyment.

Excellent! Arno our guide was so knowledgeable , geologists himself he was touching very interesting subjects. Local from generations he was really good host ! He showed us much more than we expected. Great tour and rounded up with geothermal bath. Simply epic!

Liked the o wall steam bath and pool area. Renting and towels service etc was easy. Wish the slight sulfur vapor smell similar to Hevrir area was not there. Area is expanding and they are a timely working to make it better.

Excellent experience. We very much appreciate that you provided shampoo, soap, air dryer and locker at no extra cost. The facilities were extremely clean.

Very chilled atmosphere. Really professional and friendly staff.