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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: Lake Myvatn and Godafoss Guided Tour

From Akureyri: Lake Myvatn and Godafoss Guided Tour

Discover Northern Iceland on this guided tour with transportation between attractions. Stop off at all of the area’s must-see natural landmarks, including the Eyjafjordur fjord, the Godafoss waterfall, and Mount Námafjall. Then, take a dip in the Myvatn Nature Bath geothermal lagoon. Enjoy transportation from your hotel in Akureyri to the tour’s first location, the Godafoss waterfall, known locally as ‘The Waterfall of the Gods’. On the way, you’ll drive along Eyjafjordur, Iceland’s longest fjord. Next, explore the geological feats in the Lake Myvatn area, including Skútustaðagígar, a field of pseudocraters formed by lava flow, the Hverir mud pools, and Grjótagjá, an ancient lava cave. You’ll also see Höfði, the site of iconic filming locations including Game of Thrones and Star Wars.  At your next stop, take the opportunity to visit the Myvatn Nature Baths. Unwind in the milky blue waters of the geothermal lagoon, and enjoy a drink at the adjoining Kvika Restaurant. The tour will end with transportation back to Akureyri.

Iceland: Lake Myvatn and Godafoss 4x4 Tour by Bus

Iceland: Lake Myvatn and Godafoss 4x4 Tour by Bus

Gaze at the wonderful Eyjafjordur fjord as you drive to the rushing waters of the Godafoss Waterfall. See the bubbling mud pools of Hverir. Be amazed by natural steam vents at Námaskarð. Gaze at the lava pillars in Dimmuborgir. Visit the geothermal pools at Myvatn. Start your tour with a pickup at your hotel, airport, or port. Hop on board the bus and drive along Eyjafjordur, one of the longest fjords in Iceland. Take in the stunning display of mountains along the way. See the Godafoss Waterfall, which is 39 ft (12 meters) high and 98 ft (30 meters) wide. Arrive at Lake Myvatn, formed 2300 years ago by a basalt lava eruption. Visit the Skútustaðagígar, a pseudocrater area formed by lava flowing over wetland. Continue to Hverir Mud Pools, a geothermal spot famous for bubbling pools of mud. Take in the scenery at Námaskarð and Hverarönd, known for natural steam vents. Go to Grjótagjá Cave, a bathing cave with hot springs. Follow your guide to Mount Námafjall, a spectacular volcanic mountain. Discover the formations of lava pillars, known as the Dark Castles at Dimmuborgir Lava fields. Keep going to reach the geothermal pools at Myvatn Nature Baths, overlooking a beautiful blue lagoon. Bathe in the pools if you like, or eat in the restaurant. Witness filming locations for Game of Thrones, at Höfði, and Star Wars. End your tour and be dropped off in Akureyri or Lake Myvatn. Discover the magical wonderland of Lake Myvatn and Godafoss Waterfall with an experienced local tour guide. We set off from Akureryi with a stunning drive along Eyjafjord to Godafoss waterfall and then onto the famous Lake Myvatn. The tour stops at all the top attractions of Lake Myvatn and the Myvatn Nature Baths.

Self-Drive: Complete Iceland Circle (8 days)

Self-Drive: Complete Iceland Circle (8 days)

Experience the ultimate Icelandic adventure with our eight-day self-drive tour, showcasing the best of Iceland's landscapes and cultural heritage. Travel along the stunning South Coast to explore iconic waterfalls, black sand beaches, Europe's largest glaciers and the spectacular Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Drive through the serene East Fjords and discover the unique geological formations and cultural history of the region. Explore the volcanic wonders around Lake Mývatn and the powerful Dettifoss waterfall. Experience Icelandic saga history in Borgarfjörður and delve into the epic landscapes of the Golden Circle, including Þingvellir National Park, the eruptive Geysir area, and the majestic Gullfoss waterfall. This self-drive tour offers freedom, adventure, and a deep dive into the natural beauty and history of Iceland. Day 1: Arrival Upon landing in Iceland, collect your rental car at the airport. Your first night will be spent in Reykjavík. Day 2: South Shore Driving along Iceland's south coast is an expedition through some of the most breathtaking scenery the island has to offer. Highlights are Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Skógafoss waterfall, Dyrhólaey promontory, Reynisfjara black sand beach, and the charming village of Vík. Day 3: Vatnajökull National Park Continue along the south coast and view the ice cap of Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier, Skaftafell area within Vatnajökull National Park, Svartifoss waterfall, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the nearby Diamond Beach. Overnight in Höfn. Day 4: East Fjords Travel through the East Fjords, a region famed for its landscapes, quaint fishing villages and hamlets, and roads that hug the coastline. Overnight stay in Egilsstaðir. Day 5: Lake Mývatn After driving through vast black desert of northeast Iceland you approach the Lake Mývatn area. Visit Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall, Námaskarð geothermal area, Mývatn Nature Baths, the volcanic crater of Hverfjall, Dimmuborgir lava formations, and Goðafoss, one of Iceland’s most spectacular waterfalls. Overnight stay in Akureyri. Day 6: Borgarfjörður Drive west to the valley of Skagafjörður, renowned for its horse breeding and significant role in Icelandic sagas. Visit the turf houses at Glaumbær and Reykholt, the home of Snorri Sturluson, a medieval historian, poet, and politician. Continue to Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring, and Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls. Day 7: Golden Circle Drive south towards Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Geysir geothermal area. A short drive from Geysir brings you to Gullfoss, one of Iceland's most stunning waterfalls. Day 8: Departure Depart from your lodging in Reykjavík and make your way to the airport. Accommodation Categories: Standard: Guesthouses and 3-star equivalent hotels. Comfort: 4-star hotels in Reykjavík, best hotels available in countryside. All rooms are standard.

Námafjall: Our most recommended tours and activities

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: Lake Myvatn and Godafoss Guided Tour

From Akureyri: Lake Myvatn and Godafoss Guided Tour

Discover Northern Iceland on this guided tour with transportation between attractions. Stop off at all of the area’s must-see natural landmarks, including the Eyjafjordur fjord, the Godafoss waterfall, and Mount Námafjall. Then, take a dip in the Myvatn Nature Bath geothermal lagoon. Enjoy transportation from your hotel in Akureyri to the tour’s first location, the Godafoss waterfall, known locally as ‘The Waterfall of the Gods’. On the way, you’ll drive along Eyjafjordur, Iceland’s longest fjord. Next, explore the geological feats in the Lake Myvatn area, including Skútustaðagígar, a field of pseudocraters formed by lava flow, the Hverir mud pools, and Grjótagjá, an ancient lava cave. You’ll also see Höfði, the site of iconic filming locations including Game of Thrones and Star Wars.  At your next stop, take the opportunity to visit the Myvatn Nature Baths. Unwind in the milky blue waters of the geothermal lagoon, and enjoy a drink at the adjoining Kvika Restaurant. The tour will end with transportation back to Akureyri.

Iceland: Lake Myvatn and Godafoss 4x4 Tour by Bus

Iceland: Lake Myvatn and Godafoss 4x4 Tour by Bus

Gaze at the wonderful Eyjafjordur fjord as you drive to the rushing waters of the Godafoss Waterfall. See the bubbling mud pools of Hverir. Be amazed by natural steam vents at Námaskarð. Gaze at the lava pillars in Dimmuborgir. Visit the geothermal pools at Myvatn. Start your tour with a pickup at your hotel, airport, or port. Hop on board the bus and drive along Eyjafjordur, one of the longest fjords in Iceland. Take in the stunning display of mountains along the way. See the Godafoss Waterfall, which is 39 ft (12 meters) high and 98 ft (30 meters) wide. Arrive at Lake Myvatn, formed 2300 years ago by a basalt lava eruption. Visit the Skútustaðagígar, a pseudocrater area formed by lava flowing over wetland. Continue to Hverir Mud Pools, a geothermal spot famous for bubbling pools of mud. Take in the scenery at Námaskarð and Hverarönd, known for natural steam vents. Go to Grjótagjá Cave, a bathing cave with hot springs. Follow your guide to Mount Námafjall, a spectacular volcanic mountain. Discover the formations of lava pillars, known as the Dark Castles at Dimmuborgir Lava fields. Keep going to reach the geothermal pools at Myvatn Nature Baths, overlooking a beautiful blue lagoon. Bathe in the pools if you like, or eat in the restaurant. Witness filming locations for Game of Thrones, at Höfði, and Star Wars. End your tour and be dropped off in Akureyri or Lake Myvatn. Discover the magical wonderland of Lake Myvatn and Godafoss Waterfall with an experienced local tour guide. We set off from Akureryi with a stunning drive along Eyjafjord to Godafoss waterfall and then onto the famous Lake Myvatn. The tour stops at all the top attractions of Lake Myvatn and the Myvatn Nature Baths.

Self-Drive: Complete Iceland Circle (8 days)

Self-Drive: Complete Iceland Circle (8 days)

Experience the ultimate Icelandic adventure with our eight-day self-drive tour, showcasing the best of Iceland's landscapes and cultural heritage. Travel along the stunning South Coast to explore iconic waterfalls, black sand beaches, Europe's largest glaciers and the spectacular Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Drive through the serene East Fjords and discover the unique geological formations and cultural history of the region. Explore the volcanic wonders around Lake Mývatn and the powerful Dettifoss waterfall. Experience Icelandic saga history in Borgarfjörður and delve into the epic landscapes of the Golden Circle, including Þingvellir National Park, the eruptive Geysir area, and the majestic Gullfoss waterfall. This self-drive tour offers freedom, adventure, and a deep dive into the natural beauty and history of Iceland. Day 1: Arrival Upon landing in Iceland, collect your rental car at the airport. Your first night will be spent in Reykjavík. Day 2: South Shore Driving along Iceland's south coast is an expedition through some of the most breathtaking scenery the island has to offer. Highlights are Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Skógafoss waterfall, Dyrhólaey promontory, Reynisfjara black sand beach, and the charming village of Vík. Day 3: Vatnajökull National Park Continue along the south coast and view the ice cap of Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier, Skaftafell area within Vatnajökull National Park, Svartifoss waterfall, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the nearby Diamond Beach. Overnight in Höfn. Day 4: East Fjords Travel through the East Fjords, a region famed for its landscapes, quaint fishing villages and hamlets, and roads that hug the coastline. Overnight stay in Egilsstaðir. Day 5: Lake Mývatn After driving through vast black desert of northeast Iceland you approach the Lake Mývatn area. Visit Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall, Námaskarð geothermal area, Mývatn Nature Baths, the volcanic crater of Hverfjall, Dimmuborgir lava formations, and Goðafoss, one of Iceland’s most spectacular waterfalls. Overnight stay in Akureyri. Day 6: Borgarfjörður Drive west to the valley of Skagafjörður, renowned for its horse breeding and significant role in Icelandic sagas. Visit the turf houses at Glaumbær and Reykholt, the home of Snorri Sturluson, a medieval historian, poet, and politician. Continue to Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring, and Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls. Day 7: Golden Circle Drive south towards Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Geysir geothermal area. A short drive from Geysir brings you to Gullfoss, one of Iceland's most stunning waterfalls. Day 8: Departure Depart from your lodging in Reykjavík and make your way to the airport. Accommodation Categories: Standard: Guesthouses and 3-star equivalent hotels. Comfort: 4-star hotels in Reykjavík, best hotels available in countryside. All rooms are standard.

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4.8
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This is THE trip to take while in Akureyri. Biggie was an exceptional and knowledgeable guide. Though he'd probably been at the stops a thousand times, his enthusiasm and pride throughout the tour was like he was experiencing each for the first time. Book this now...you won't regret it!

Excellent day out, Driver was absolutely brilliant.Would definitely recommend anyone to take the trip. Gets 10 stars from me.

Super informative trip with an extremely knowledgeable, friendly guide: everything was perfect. Thank you very much!

Tora was great! she had both the knowledge and personality to be engaging and informative.

The giude know the area very well Highly recommended