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Húsavík: Big Whales and Puffin Island Speedboat Tour

Húsavík: Big Whales and Puffin Island Speedboat Tour

Get your warm clothes and get ready for a real adventure! The tour begins with a sail to the beautiful Skjálfandi Bay. There are many whale species that are known to be accommodated in the area. For example, the Humpback whale, the Minke whale, White-beaked dolphins, porpoises… More than 10 different species visit Skjálfandi every year! The speedy RIB boats make it more likely to have a close encounter with the giants, being able to drive huge amounts of miles in the trip. Also, with only 12 passengers or fewer on board, the competition for the best view on board is certainly eliminated. Among the places, we will visit Lundey (Puffin Island)*, known for its great amount of the popular bird. Passengers will also see the Tjörnes peninsula, known for its fossil layers with the most ancient one being two million years old! An expert whale-watching guide, a captain on board, a warm water-resistant overall suit, and a life vest are included in this trip. Bring your hat and gloves with you – the bay can be pretty cold! So, when will you join us? *Puffin season is ca. 15th of April-20th August. Outside that time of the year, our tours are Big Whales exclusive!

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.

Self-drived audio guide Route North Iceland

Self-drived audio guide Route North Iceland

The route through Northern Iceland offers a captivating journey through diverse landscapes including deep fjords, vast lava fields, stunning waterfalls, and geothermal activity centers. This less-traveled region provides visitors with a more intimate experience of Icelandic nature and culture. Starting in Akureyri, often called the "Capital of the North," travelers can explore this charming town by the Eyjafjörður fjord. Akureyri is known for its lively cultural scene, beautiful botanical gardens, and the imposing Akureyrarkirkja church that overlooks the city. From Akureyri, one can continue to Myvatn, an extraordinary geothermal area that hosts Lake Mývatn, unique lava formations, fumarole fields, and natural thermal baths like the Myvatn Nature Baths, a quieter alternative to the Blue Lagoon. The Myvatn area is also a birdwatcher's paradise, especially during the summer months. Dettifoss, located near Myvatn, is another must-see stop. Known as the most powerful waterfall in Europe by volume, the thundering water is an awe-inspiring sight. Nearby, Ásbyrgi is a stunning horseshoe-shaped canyon, legend has it, formed by a Norse god's horse's hoof. Moving east along the coast brings you to Húsavík, famed as one of the best places in the world for whale watching. The town also hosts the interesting Húsavík Whale Museum. The Tjörnes Peninsula and Höfði area offer spectacular coastal views and opportunities to observe fossils, while Goðafoss, "the waterfall of the gods," is another natural wonder on the route not to be missed, noted for its beauty and historical significance in Iceland's conversion to Christianity. Finally, the Vatnsnes Peninsula and Tröllaskagi Peninsula offer dramatic landscapes, seal-watching opportunities, and a glimpse into rural Iceland, with small fishing communities and farms dotted along the coast. The northern route of Iceland is a journey through the country's stunning natural diversity and rich history. Each stop along the way reveals a new facet of Iceland's beauty, from its geothermal phenomena and wildlife to its legends and the hospitality of its towns. It's a region that invites exploration and offers a deep connection with nature.

Akureyri: Diamond Circle & Lunch (Dettifoss-Myvatn-Godafoss)

Akureyri: Diamond Circle & Lunch (Dettifoss-Myvatn-Godafoss)

Discover the Pearls of the North, the "Diamond Circle", on a guided day trip from Akureyri for cruise ships. Highlights - Dettifoss and Godafoss waterfalls - Lake Myvatn - Hverir (Namaskard) geothermal area - Ásbyrgi Canyon - Husavik fishing village Included: - Packed lunch with sandwich, juice, and chocolate bar This tour includes: - Pick up from Akureyri Port. - Husavik fishermen village famous for its small wooden church and the harbour. - Tjornes Peninsula. With some luck you will see puffins (May 20-August 20). - Asbyrgi Canyon, a horse-shoe-shaped canyon surrounded by cliffs. - Dettifoss waterfall, Europe's most powerful waterfall. - Hverir (Namaskard) geothermal hot springs and boiling mud pools. - Lake Myvatn famed for its beauty and strange surrounding landscape. - Godafoss waterfall, the famous 'Waterfall of the Gods'.

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