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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 Akureyri: Lake Mývatn Day Trip with Local Guide

From Akureyri: Lake Mývatn Day Trip with Local Guide

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

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Overall rating

5.0
(4 reviews)

This excursion was well organised. We were picked up directly in the port from our cruiseship. We were total of 4 people (2 independ couples) on a 10 Seater Bus. We could avoid the crowds and waiting times until everybody is back in a big tour bus. This gave us more time to explore the different places like Goðafoss, Gígur, Mývatn útsýnisstaður, Dimmuborgir, Hverarönd . Jonas, the tourguide, explained the Geology of the region and answered many questions about Iceland. Mývatn means Lake of the flies. However we were lucky to have a very windy day and there were not many. Please take some repellant with you if there is no wind. We had lunch at the Fish and Chips Lake Mývatn, which was good. I would recommend this thour for individuals, who like to see more of the area in less time and still not rushed from one place to the other.

Great tour. We were just a little annoyed that it was a taxi. There were 4 on the tour and a bit cramped the back for 5.5 hours but in saying that the tour was fabulous. We went to places that probably the buses didn’t go so we were happy in the end. The guide was very knowledgeable of the area.

We both enjoyed our tour, so glad that we booked a private one with Sysli only 8 of us on the bus & our driver guide was very entertaining & knowledgeable.

The tour with Jonas was very informative and entertaining. Jonas is a very nice and friendly and safe driver.

Enjoyed it very much. Good driver/guide. Very helpful with wheelchairs.